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Cruises visiting Bear Island & all Bear Island cruises for  2019-2020

View Bear Island 2019-2020 cruises for 3 ships listing 7 cruises from Bear Island with today's best deals!

Bear Island is an island in the Svalbard archipelago in the Barents Sea of Norway. It lies isolated midway between North Cape on the European mainland, and Longyearbyen. It was on this island that a polar bear was sighted – hence the island’s name – by Constantine Phipps, who first described polar bears in his voyage to Svalbard Archipelago. Apart from a few sandy beaches, the coast is steep, with high cliffs and erosion such as caverns and isolated rock pillars. Several streams flow into the sea, often as waterfalls in the steeper parts of the coast. There are no glaciers on Bear Island.

The northern part of the island forms an extensive shore platform formed by the combined actions of frost weathering and sea erosion. It comprises some two-thirds of the surface area of the island and is dotted by over 600 different lakes and ponds. The southern third of the island is home to the island’s five mountains, including the tallest peak of 536 m, with the fascinating name of Mount Misery. Old hunting cabins used by walrus hunters are still there while the radio meteorological station 20-building post set up in 1947 at Herwighamna is, these days, home to Bear Island’s nine permanent residents that change over twice each year.

These brave (and occasionally bored) souls inaugurated the Bear Island Naked Beach Club. The only way to enter the club and obtain your membership diploma is to ‘take it all off’ and brave a dip in the cold Arctic water in the presence of a member of the opposite gender. Amazingly the membership is currently well over 2,100 people. Despite the island’s remote location and barren nature, tourists appreciate visiting during the period of Midnight Sun from May 2 until August 11. Along with the adjacent waters, it was declared a nature reserve in 2002.

Cruises visiting Bear Island in 2019

Currently sailing Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

26

MAY

L'Austral cruises

9

NIGHTS

L'Austral cruises

$12,840

$1,427

15

JUN

Scenic Eclipse cruises

12

NIGHTS

Scenic Eclipse cruises

$17,395

$1,450

15

JUN

Scenic Eclipse cruises

22

NIGHTS

Scenic Eclipse cruises

$33,195

$1,509

17

JUL

Scenic Eclipse cruises

12

NIGHTS

Scenic Eclipse cruises

Sold out

N/A

17

JUL

Scenic Eclipse cruises

22

NIGHTS

Scenic Eclipse cruises

Sold out

N/A

7

SEP

Silver Explorer cruises

15

NIGHTS

Silver Explorer cruises

$24,600

$1,640

Cruises visiting Bear Island in 2020

Currently sailing Sold out Available OBC = Onboard credit
Date Route Cruise Ports From $/Day

25

MAY

L'Austral cruises

11

NIGHTS

L'Austral cruises

$9,780

$889

Bear Island cruises

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9 nights from
$12,840
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Bear Island cruises from Bear Island 2019-2020-2021
15 nights from
$24,600