The Svalbard Archipelago is one of the most beautifully hostile places on Earth. Two thirds of its surface is covered by glaciers and the soil is frozen to depths of up to 500m. Despite the unquestionably tough topography there are numerous reasons that make a visit to the region a must. The gorgeously bleak hinterlands for one, and the largest land based mammal for another.
The seven-day voyage set out below gives you the best chance to see the ‘King of the Arctic’ as well as a magnificent opportunity to visit one of the toughest places on the planet!
On this trip you should also expect to see huge glaciers, a plethora of Arctic animals, unexplored Arctic shelves, and even the Northern Lights. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime - to explore the unexplored!
• The best chance in the world to see Polar Bears!
• Enjoy lectures on the region from experts
• Visit magical glaciers and uninhabited islands
• Enjoy all of the above on board a comfortable ex-research vessel
Location Longyearbyen, Norway
• Voyage around breath taking Arctic surroundings
• Learn practical and theoretical skills about the region from experts
• Get your sea legs aboard a genuine research vessel
Transport Airport Pick-up from Longyearbyen
Accommodation Cabin/Hotels around the archipelago
Before you go
• Rubber boots and snow shoes!
• Pre-departure support
• Travel advice & documentation
• Kit advice
• Discounted medical kit
• Free Frontier T-shirt (UK Only)
• Airport pick up
• Local orientation & comprehensive project training
• 24 hour in-country support
• International HQ emergency support & back-up
A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.