The North of Svalbard
Guarded by pack ice, explore the little-visited North
If you can venture this far north, you're very much in the high arctic. Closed to exploration for parts of the season due to the density of the pack ice, the northern areas of the Svalbard archipelago are some of the least visited.
Interesting facts about Northern Svalbard
Our expert guide says: "One of the reasons we always hope the Hinlopen Strait will open up early is that it gives us access to one of the most spectacular bird cliffs in the arctic, Alkefjellet. As well as stunning geology, they are home to thousands upon thousands of guillemots, little auks and kittiwakes. Often people's highlight of a Svalbard cruise, taking a Zodiac ride beow them is a must-do!"