Rugged scenery and the remains of settlements create an explorer's dream throughout the High Arctic of Svalbard. You may spot beluga whales in the water if you listen and look closely for the breach of a white fluke. Amid the distinctive, sharp peaks and expansive glaciers, coves and cliffs give shelter to thousands of birds. With only the sounds of water lapping on shore and the calls of seabirds, it's easy to feel a sense of tranquility among the pristine scenes. Follow in the wake of great explorers who came before as you cross the 80th parallel at Moffen. Search the water for walruses that may be swimming nearby. As you and your new explorer friends traverse the icy fjords, you may come across the king of the Arctic, the elusive polar bear. Witnessing its majesty together with the expedition team, Captain and fellow adventurous spirits could be a life-changing moment.