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Travel to Norway
In Spitsbergen, an archipelago in the Norwegian Sea, the human population of 2,500 is roughly the same as its polar bear population. Covered by glaciers, Svalbard, as it is known in Norwegian, means "cold coast" – an ideal habitat for polar bear, and the best place to see these threatened creatures free and wild.
Deep in this great Arctic wilderness, one sees only a vast expanse of white. There are no roads, trails or signs, except for the large paw prints of the polar bear. Travelling to Spitsbergen in search of the polar bear is truly not for everyone, as there are many environmental challenges. Although temperatures are bitterly cold and winds fierce, the reward of viewing the magnificent polar bear is immeasurable.
Abercrombie & Kent takes great care to prepare you for the adverse weather conditions, and you travel with an expedition guide with years of experience around polar bears and in extreme environments. A polar bear trek is much more than an amazing wildlife encounter – it is a chance to test yourself in one of nature's harshest climes, and to experience one of its most beautiful environments.
A&K’s Recommended Journeys to Norway:
Limited to 18 guests
Days: 10 | From: $8,995
Journey across Scandinavia, experiencing three lively capital cities, tasting Norwegian dishes during a cooking class in Oslo, touring Sweden's oldest town and learning secrets of the Vikings and their mighty longships.
Limited to 199 guests
Days: 15 | From: $13,995 (was $15,495)
Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine and rarely seen Arctic islands, visiting the polar bear haven of Svalbard, glacier-covered Jan Mayen and an Inuit village on Scoresby Sound.
Luxury Tailor Made Travel offers the finest way to experience the world just the way you want, in private and at your own pace. Working with you or your travel professional, we fashion an itinerary to your specifications, built around only the things you want to see and do. We then match you with expert local guides who know your destination inside and out and help you get the most out of every day.