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Spitzsbergen’s coastline is magnificent, located at the southernmost tip is Hornsund, where fourteen glaciers flow into the sea and seabirds and seals are numerous.

This remarkable archipelago (also known in Norwegian as Svalbard), offers exceptional opportunities to watch wildlife. From the impressive Monaco Glacier, a favourite feeding spot for thousands of kittiwakes, to spectacular cliffs that are home to more than 200,000 little auks. Opportunistic Arctic foxes patrol the cliffs in the hope of chicks falling from ledges, while bearded seals cruise the fjords.

Sighting narwhal or beluga whales is a possibility and there is always the chance of an unforgettable encounter with the mighty polar bear.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: beluga whale, narwahl

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Sailing amid an awe inspiring scenery of fjords and glaciers you pass by the world’s largest national park and see the birthplace of Greenland’s giant icebergs. Selected departures included Polar diving for trained divers.

  • When to go: Aug-Sep
  • Duration exc. flights: 14 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £3,895 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip
Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.


This comfortable ice-strengthened vessel is ideal for exploring remote destinations in the Arctic or Antarctica. Some itineraries include polar diving, as well as regular activities. All trips offer an adventure of a lifetime!