Adventure as never before, Elegant Resorts and The Adventure Boutique are now offering the incredible opportunity to experience the planet’s most intriguing environment and observe the fascinating behaviours of its beautiful inhabitants. An eight-day, ultra-exclusive guided tour of an Arctic archipelago to witness the majesty of the world’s largest land predator, the Polar Bear, is the latest addition to our adventure portfolio.
The Barents Sea population of Polar Bears rules the land and ice on the Svalbard Archipelago. So remote is their wilderness location, only Norwegian government-certified researchers are allowed to acquire permits to enter the bears’ kingdom.
As the premier specialist in the field of adventure travel, Elegant Resorts and The Adventure Boutique are able to offer an elite expedition experience that comprises experienced leadership and guides, fully comprehensive itineraries and the all the necessary equipment required to maximise your incredible Arctic adventure.
In order to ensure guests are given the paramount experience, this trip will be limited to a maximum of four participants. This guarantees optimum safety for guests, the animals and the environment. The exclusive nature of this trip also enhances the guide’s ability to give guests a truly authentic and memorable expedition to one of the world’s most remote and harshest climates. The tour party will be able to enjoy unrivalled views of the Arctic landscape, plentiful opportunity to observe these stunning creatures in their natural habitat and enjoy the incredible, pristine environment that so few have explored or experienced. This is a true one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and there is no better time than now to join this prodigious trip.
Day One The adventure begins. In Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Svalbard, your expert expedition leader, together with specialist local guides, will introduce you to your comprehensive equipment and help you acclimatise to your new surroundings. The extensive equipment is essential for safety and survival in the unfamiliar and extreme Arctic environment. Your specialist clothing, training and personal snowmobile will be supplied at this point and it is here the excitement will really set in. Nestled between the Arctic Ocean and the Greenland and Norwegian Seas, Spitzbergen is the largest island of the Norwegian archipelago, approximately halfway between Norway and the North Pole. This is the ideal starting point for your adventure as you can undergo your training and preparation in a similar climate and environment to that of the Arctic. You will leave Longyearbyen feeling confident and exhilarated for the trip ahead.
Day Two to Seven Days on the globe’s snowy crown start early; the abundance of bright sunlight in the waking hours gives optimal opportunity to observe the wildlife of this extraordinary region in all their glory. It is possible you will see families of the native Polar Bears, Arctic foxes, seals and reindeer on the icy plains whilst there is an abundance of birdlife to be found near the coast. If you’ve ever watched a wildlife documentary with wanderlust or wonder, this is the luxury holiday adventure for you! The expert guides have intimate knowledge and understanding of the habits and patterns within this unique environment and they will advise where best to spend time each day for an unrivalled and high-end Arctic adventure.
Day Eight Morning departure for return flights from Longyearbyen, complete with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Elegant Resorts are proud to feature such a spectacular luxury travel and adventure opportunity and our expert Travel Consultants can advise about the limited availability of this tailor-made and exclusive experience.