Cruises from Bear Island
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.