Svalbard: Where Is It And Why Is It Such A Popular Cruise Destination?

The Expedition. In this image at the Svalbard Archipelago (G Adventures)Cruising to bucket list destinations—like Antarctica and the Arctic—are popular itineraries for 2023. Travelers who put their vacations on hold during the pandemic are now coming back strong.

Stretching across the top of the globe and touching eight countries—Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and the United States—the Arctic is more accessible than Antarctica, and the best way to really explore it is on a cruise.

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