National Geographic Traveller: The Best Of Scandinavia

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National Geographic traveller

Secret Atlas’s Expedition Micro Cruises to explore Svalbard feature as one of National Geographic Travellers 25 Ultimate Scandinavian Experiences in their June edition.

Scandinavian Experiences

National Geographic chose our Arctic experiences to show their readers a sustainable alternative to large ship expedition cruising in Svalbard.

National geographic traveller micro cruise


At 78 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, Svalbard is home to more polar bears than people. The North Pole is just 650 miles away across the pack ice, and you can feel it in your bones and see it in the brutal angles of the mountains, the ethereal blues and pinks of the sky, the glaciers and the icebergs and the undying light of summer.

From May to August, conservation-focused Secret Atlas runs 15-day, leave-no-trace expedition cruises that circumnavigate Spitsbergen. Crossing icy waters on vessels carrying just 12 passengers, you’ll get thrillingly close to Arctic wildlife —
the bears, yes, but also whales, bearded seals, walruses, Arctic foxes, reindeer and a plethora of birdlife.”

To find out more about our Svalbard expedition micro cruises please see here.

Join A Small Ship Cruise To Svalbard

Guest Stories

People are at the heart of everything we do here at Secret Atlas, and our guests' experience is top of our list.

We've put together a video for our guests to share their experiences with you, or you can read guests' stories below.