Bjornoya (aka Bear Island) was named by the Dutch navigator Willem Barents (1550-1597) in order to commemorate his first sighting of Far North's white polar bear. Bjornoya Island sits like a huge rock in the Arctic Ocean, located between mainland Norway and Spitsbergen Island (Svalbard). This destination radiates a mysterious atmosphere due to the perpetual fog hovering along the island's rocky shores. While approaching the southern coast, the cliff wall appears to be a moving wall of birds, with thousands of kittiwakes and murres jostling for position on the narrow ledges, as well as glaucous gulls breeding at the top.
Cruise passengers to Bear Island can visit the remains of an old whaling station. It was active between 1905-1908 and located in the abandoned mining settlement of Kvalrossbukta (Tunheim). Arctic and Great Skuas (seabirds) can be seen during a walk across the tundra. Zodiacs (inflatable boats) are used for observation of the colossal tunnels and caves at the foot of the cliffs.
Highlights: Bear Island, Murres and kittiwakes
Port Bear Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bear Island, Bjornoya, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|13 May, 2018|
|National Geographic Explorer||Svalbard, Arctic Norway|
|28 May, 2018|
|MS Spitsbergen||Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway|
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