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 archipelago.

Starting at: $8,230 * 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 to Norway’s Svalbard

In Search of Polar Bears and the Midnight Sun Aboard the 200-guest Spitsbergen

13 days from $8,230

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 archipelago.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jun 12 - 24, 2018 Departure
Patricia Hostiuck

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has traveled the globe as a naturalist for nearly three decades, seeking out wildlife-rich niches, investigating fascinating landscapes, and sharing her insights with thoughtful travelers. Her academic background in biology and geography shapes 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 and has worked extensively in leading eco-travel and expedition trips from the tropics to both polar regions. She has led more than 100 Smithsonian Journeys across seven continents, from Antarctica to Alaska. Patty has an amazing breadth of knowledge and her passion to untangle nature’s secrets and share a sense of wonder about the natural world through her engaging presentations and informal commentary make her a favorite among Smithsonian travelers.