HIGH ARCTIC SVALBARD

AUGUST 25 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2025

Price from $6,499

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If you have had the High Arctic on your bucket list but haven’t pulled the trigger, now is the time. We have negotiated the price of a lifetime and can guarantee you’ll never see a price this low again.

“Enter the realm of the Polar Bear.”

Lina and David Stock in Svalbard

Join Divergent Travel Trips for our first group trip to the Arctic! We have been to the Arctic region five times, and we can’t wait to share its wonders with you.

Spend 10 days with us on an expedition in Svalbard, while we explore the most magical landscapes around the island of Spitsbergen.

Our expedition dates also align with PRIME polar bear and whale season! We’ll also have the opportunity to look for walrus, guillemots, rare ivory gulls, bearded seals, reindeer, and Arctic foxes.

Our trip will be operated in partnership with a top polar expedition company. This means we’ll have access to some amazing expedition guides.

We will spend expedition time around the largest island in Svalbard, Spitsbergen. Each touchpoint offers you different landscapes to explore, wildlife to observe, and activities.

Every single day in the Arctic you will get off the ship! We are not just sailing by. You’ll get to touch, smell, feel, and explore this stunning place.

Our expert expedition team will be off the ship with us, exploring and educating. Onboard, they will offer educational seminars so you can truly get to know this wild place.

Using the expedition ship, World Traveller, as our base, we’ll explore this extreme region of the world in comfort. You’ll be offered prime photography opportunities and assistance with your settings to ensure you get great photos if you desire.

Daily activities include zodiac cruises, landings, paddling excursions (extra), and wildlife spotting. Our days will be dictated by weather conditions and animal sightings.

Something to note: You do not need to be a photographer to join this trip. The focus of this trip is to provide a full immersion into the wildness of the Arctic. But, if you want to take photos, we’ll have amazing opportunities to do so.

If all you have is an iPhone, no worries! We can help you achieve the most with it.

If photography is of no interest to you at all, that’s ok too. Bring your binoculars and get ready for some incredible sightings.

If photography is of no interest to you at all, that’s ok too.

Trip Itinerary

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Below you will find an overview of the expedition.

Note: Other than the days we embark and disembark the ship, this is not a fixed itinerary, however, this will give you an idea of what to expect.

We can arrange both pre and post trip exploration in Oslo, Norway. Just ask!

August 25, 2025 – Arrive in Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Norway!

Arrive in Oslo, Norway. Self-transfer to included pre-night hotel. We will organize an optional meet and greet dinner for our group!

Overnight: Oslo, Norway hotel

August 26, 2025 – Fly to Longyearbyen and Embark World Traveller

After breakfast at your Oslo hotel, transfer to the airport for the included charter flight to Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The northernmost inhabited place on earth! Enjoy free time in town before a late afternoon embarkation on the World Traveller ship. Tonight we will begin our expedition.

Overnight: Expedition Ship (B-L-D)

August 27, 2025 – Ny-Alesund, Svalbard and Exploring Svalbard

In the morning, we will visit Ny-Ålesund, the northernmost settlement on Svalbard with a population of about 12 people. Here you can find an international scientific research station. Close to the village is a breeding ground for rare geese and arctic terns. Not far from here, we may cruise our way toward the Ossian Sars Nature Reserve, a preservation of mountains and surrounding vegetation that is a sight to behold.

In the afternoon, we begin our exploration in true expedition style with our expedition team selecting areas for zodiac cruising and landings.

Overnight: Expedition Ship (B-L-D)

August 28 – September 2, 2025 Exploring Svalbard & Crossing N80°

Even in one of the most isolated regions of the Arctic, there is still the captivating history of a pioneering past. Our expedition leaders, along with the captain and onboard pilot, will determine possible landings each day for all-out explorations. Wildlife abounds throughout the archipelago of Svalbard, such as puffins, reindeer, Arctic terns and foxes. An expert photographer will help you look out for the perfect photo opportunity of these animals, but especially for the elusive polar bear. As Zodiac cruises may bring you closer to glaciers, keep your eyes on the water for whale fins.

Crossing N80° Moffen – Captain’s Choice

Follow in the wake of great explorers like Francis Drake, Captain James Cook and Henry Hudson who attempted to cross the 80th parallel in search of a passageway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The N80° is the circle of latitude that is 80 degrees north of the Earth’s equatorial plane, in the Arctic, intersecting the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Asia, the Arctic Ocean and North America. Just north of 80° after the point of the crossing you will come to Moffen, a small, low island north of the mouth of Wijdefjorden, on the northern coast of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE — Our Captain will expertly navigate ice floes, icebergs and changing sea and weather conditions to ensure you experience the most from your expedition. Each day is a new adventure filled with a spontaneous sense of exploration as your Captain works with our expedition team to determine possible shore landings and Zodiac safaris. All itinerary routes serve as examples and are subject to change based on current conditions, prioritizing the safety and optimal expedition experience for all guests.

Overnight: Expedition Ship (B-L-D)

September 3, 2025 – Arrive at Longyearbyen at 12pm & Overnight

Longyearbyen is in a valley on the shores of the idyllic Adventfjord, surrounded by steep mountains and several glaciers. There are only around 25 miles of roads in this village, which is divided into several neighborhoods, including the town center and Nybyen (New Town), which consists of charming miners’ barracks constructed after the war, as well as guest houses, a restaurant and gallery, and not to mention beautiful views of the landmark mountain, Hiorthfjellet. Be sure to visit the Svalbard museum as a break between the plethora of activities like summer dogsledding or cruising to the abandoned Russian city of Pyramiden.

Overnight: Expedition Ship (B-L-D)

September 4, 2025 – Disembark in Longyearbyen, and Fly to Oslo

After breakfast, you will say goodbye to the World Traveller and the staff that has made your voyage to the top of the earth so special. You will transfer to the airport to take an included charter flight back up to Oslo.

The trip concludes upon arrival at the airport in Oslo, Norway.

Additional Trip Information

What’s Included:

  • 1 night pre-sailing hotel in Oslo
  • Roundtrip charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen to Oslo
  • Transfer to ship on embarkation day
  • 9 nights onboard the luxury World Traveller ship
  • All meals onboard the ship
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits, and beer
  • Open bars & lounges with 24-hour bar service
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Zodiac safaris
  • Expedition landings
  • Polar Plunge
  • Formal & informal educational presentations
  • Expedition guiding team
  • Rubber boots to use while in the Arctic
  • Branded Parka to keep
  • All port charges and service taxes
  • Trip Delay and Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • Special events for our group
  • Photography instruction
  • Welcome gift
  • Your hosts (us)!

What’s Not Included:

  • International airfare to/from Oslo, Norway
  • Arrival transfer to included hotel
  • Any passport or visa expenses (if required)
  • Travel Insurance (required)
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for zodiac landing & cruising
  • Any other gear not mentioned
  • Optional shore excursions in Longyearbyen
  • Laundry, spa services, or other personal charges
  • Phone & internet charges
  • Adventure options not listed in the included activities
  • Pre/Post-trip extensions
  • Single Supplement (if requested)

Trip Perks

If you’re looking for a trip to the Arctic at an insane value, this trip is for you.

This is a luxury ship with many amenities included that you won’t find on other ships. This includes an open bar, pre-paid gratuities, charter flights, and hotel pre-night.

Oslo Airport (OSL) is the largest international airport in Norway and most likely your port of arrival. Upon arrival you’ll need to clear immigration and customs, then take a transfer to our included trip hotel.

You will need to arrive in Oslo no later than 4 PM on August 25, 2025.

At the end of the trip, on September 4, 2025, your charter flight from Longyearbyen will arrive in Oslo around 5 PM. A minimum of 3 hours is required between the charter arrival and departing flights are required. Do not book outbound international travel before 8 PM and, if possible, not before 9 PM.

Norway is located in the European Union. Visa laws for the EU apply to this trip.

We will be visiting during the summer season. It will be during the warmest time for this part of the world. That said, temperatures will hover at or just above freezing for most of the visit.

The World Traveller is considered a luxury expedition ship. It can accommodate a maximum of 198 passengers.

Room sharing – if you are traveling solo and select the shared room option, we will do our best to pair you with someone of the same gender. We’ll do our best to pair you with someone we think you’ll click with based on your signup forms.

We cannot guarantee that you’ll mesh well with your assigned roommate. This is very rare, but it does sometimes happen.

Things to Consider – If you like your own space after a day of adventuring, are a light sleeper, or snore, sharing may not be a good fit for you.

In the event that you are incompatible with your assigned roommate and need to change rooms, your trip host will either swap shared rooming arrangements or work with the ship to get you a solo room. Please note that if you have to switch to a solo room, you will be subject to a solo supplement.

If you sign up for a shared room and we are unable to pair you with another solo shared traveler before the trip starts, your booking may become a solo booking. If this happens, we will notify you and the single supplement will apply.

If you do not want to share, it is possible to have your own room with the additional fee of a single supplement.

Note: this option is limited.

It is possible to have a solo private room but this option is limited. The cost to have a solo private room for the whole trip is calculated at x1.5 the listed rate for standard cabins and x2 the listed rate for suites.

This trip is rated Moderate. You will be walking on various types of ground and loading/unloading into moving zodiac boats throughout the trip.

Due to the nature of being in the Arctic, this entire itinerary is part of a supervised program. If you want to go on adventures, it has to be with our group. That said, if you want to forego any activities in favor of rest and relaxation on the ship, this is possible.

You will not have phone service once the ship leaves port in Longyearbyen. The ship does offer WIFI packages. They can be purchased onboard. Please note, that they are expensive and slow. We recommend that you plan to disconnect entirely and be present while in the Arctic. It’s a place of wonders you do not want to miss.

Once you embark on the ship in Longyearbyen your accommodation, activities, food, filtered water, and non-alcoholic drinks are included. You will need money to cover meals in Oslo, Longyearbyen, airport transfers, and souvenirs.

Diverge & Join This Adventure!

The dates of this group trip are August 25 – September 4, 2025.

We have negotiated EXCLUSIVE PRICING for our group on this unique itinerary. This is the cheapest price available for this expedition, anywhere.

The only way to get this pricing is to join our group.

A deposit of $1,000 is required to secure your cabin on the trip with the remainder due by April 25, 2025.

Trip Cost:

All prices are in USD and per person based on twin shares.

Traveling solo and willing to share a room to save? We match solo travelers with other solo travelers of the same gender who indicate they are willing to share. Both guests avoid the single supplement. Please note – if we are unable to match you with another solo traveler, the single supplement will apply.

Cabin Types AvailableCabin DescriptionsListed PricingDT Trips Pricing
AO – Oceanview StateroomQueen Bed with Panoramic Picture Window (183 sqft) Located on Deck 3$13,699$6,499
A2 – Horizon StateroomQueen Stateroom with Juliette Balcony (270 sqft)
Located on Deck 5 and 6
$13,899$6,849
A1 – Horizon StateroomQueen Stateroom with Juliette Balcony (270 sqft)
Located on Deck 5 and 6
$15,199$6,999
E1 – Horizon Deluxe StateroomQueen Stateroom with Juliette Balcony (300 sqft)
Located on Deck 6
$19,499$8,848
B2 Veranda StateroomQueen Stateroom with Private Balcony (270 sqft)
Located on Deck 5 and 6
$14,699$6,999
B1 – Veranda StateroomQueen Stateroom with Private Balcony (270 sqft)
Located on Deck 5 and 6
$14,399$7,099
E2 – Veranda Deluxe StateroomQueen Stateroom with private Balcony (300 sqft)
Located on Deck 6
$19,499$8,599
JS – Journey Suite1 Bedroom Suite with Oversized Private Balcony (382 sqft)
Includes private butler service and expanded room service.
Located on Deck 5 and 6
$22,449$10,849
DS – Discovery Suite1 Bedroom Suite with Oversized Private Balcony (445 sqft)
Includes private butler service and expanded room service.
Located on Deck 5
$23,449$11,249
NS – Navigator SuiteQueen Stateroom with Oversized Private Balcony (465 sqft)
Includes private butler service and expanded room service.
Located on Deck 6
$25,899$11,849

Cabin Type Cheat Sheet:

AO Oceanview Staterooms feature a Panoramic Picture Window. It does not open.

A1/A2/E1 Horizon Staterooms feature a Juliette Balcony. This is a single, floor-to-ceiling top-drop electric window.

B1/B2/E2 Veranda Staterooms feature a Private Balcony. This is a traditional walk-out balcony that you access from your room.

All staterooms and suites can be converted to two twin beds.

The Veranda Deluxe Stateroom, Journey Suite, and Navigator Suite can accommodate up to 3 guests per room. The third person booked to the room will receive a discounted rate. Please inquire if you are thinking of booking three people in one of these rooms.

You can view room layouts and additional cabin details here.

Single Supplement Information: If you wish to have a private room, we are able to offer a twin cabin for yourself, the cost is 1.5x the listed twin share price. If you wish to book a solo suite, the cost is 2x the list price for all suites.

We cannot stress enough how exclusive this deal is! You can’t touch this length of itinerary from any company for these prices, let alone with our partner.

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A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the remaining balance is due by April 25, 2025. Payment plans are also available upon receipt of your deposit.

Please do not book flights or other non-refundable travel until we confirm your booking.

If the trip is full, email [email protected] and we will add you to the waiting list — also follow Divergent Travel Trips on Instagram to be the first to know when future trips are announced.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We live in a fast and ever-changing world these days, which is one of the many reasons we require travel insurance for all of our trips. This also means that if you cancel your trip due to covered reasons with your policy, you’ll be able to file a claim and be reimbursed.

Your travel insurance will also cover trip interruption or cancellation, should something happen like a natural disaster or political unrest.

Beyond that, this is our cancellation policy.

We can offer a full refund less the non-refundable $500 deposit up to 90 days before the trip departure date if you choose to cancel for a personal reason.

If you need to cancel less than 90 days before the trip, we are unable to offer a refund of any amount.

Yes, the $500 deposit to secure your space is non-refundable and the remaining balance is due 90 days before departure. If the trip must be postponed or canceled due to events beyond our control, you will be offered a full refund.

World Nomads and Allianz Travel Insurance offer travel insurance, required for the duration of this trip, at affordable rates. Travel insurance will also reimburse you in the case of flight delays, medical issues, and more.

International flights are not included. Some of our trips do include internal flights and are noted within the itinerary.

We welcome anyone 18 years or older. Our groups are usually made up of both women and men. The ages typically range from mid 20s to mid 70s and everything in between.

We cannot predict the ages of those who sign up for each trip. That said, this range meshes surprisingly well and we’ve shared many great adventures!

If you are in good health, of reasonable fitness, have a good sense of humor, and a sense of adventure, you’re welcome to join!

There will be a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis in case spaces open up or we decide to offer an additional departure for each trip.

If the trip is full and you’re still interested, email us at [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

Absolutely not! While every trip we offer provides a photographic element, you do not need to be a photographer to join this trip. But, if you want to take photos, we’ll have amazing opportunities to do so.

If all you have is an iPhone, no worries! We can help you take great photos with it. If photography is of no interest to you at all, that’s ok too.

Still have questions?

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