Encounter a pristine landscape of glaciers and fjords, see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, and learn about the environmental challenges to the Arctic while cruising Norway’s Svalbard aboard the L'Austral. 

Starting at: $6,995 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Polar bears in Svalbard. Credit: Dominic Barrington  Polar bears in Norway's arctic landscape  Traffic sign in Svalbard. Credit: Tori Hogan  Travelers exploring Svalbard  Picturesque scenery around Norway's Svalbard  Colorful houses in Svalbard's Longyearbyen

An Arctic Cruise of Norway’s Svalbard

Home of the Polar Bear, "King of the Arctic"

11 days from $6,995

Encounter a pristine landscape of glaciers and fjords, see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, and learn about the environmental challenges to the Arctic while cruising Norway’s Svalbard aboard the L'Austral. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Jun 14 - 24, 2019 Departure
Patricia Hostiuck

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has roamed the globe as a naturalist for three decades, seeking out wildlife-rich niches, investigating breathtaking landscapes, and sharing her insights with thoughtful travelers.  Her academic background in Biology and Geography shape a perspective that spotlights the importance of place, the abiding interdependence of living things, and the critical influence of nature on human cultures.  She has served as a National Forest Ranger and National Park Ranger, worked extensively leading eco-travel and expedition trips from the tropics to both polar regions, and has led, on all 7 continents and on all 7 major oceans, over 100 Smithsonian Journeys from A to Z (literally, Antarctica to Zimbabwe).  A highly-praised leader with impressive field expertise, an astonishing breadth of knowledge and an avid following, Patty’s passion to untangle nature’s secrets comes across in her engaging presentations, informal commentary, and one-on-one chats.  Travelers will benefit from her encyclopedic knowledge, irresistible enthusiasm, spirit of adventure and sense of fun.