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Ac­com­pany BBCWildlif­e on an ex­cit­ing cruise of a life­time to see wal­ruses and other amaz­ing Arc­tic species amidst stun­ning scenery.

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Blue Planet II Join our reader hol­i­day to en­counter wal­ruses

Join this thrilling trip to ex­pe­ri­ence the majesty of the Arc­tic, one of the last great wilder­nesses on Earth, where noth­ing can pre­pare you for a wal­rus en­counter, as seen in the epic BBC One se­ries, Blue Planet II.

We cruise with ex­pe­ri­enced wildlife travel com­pany Heather­lea to see po­lar bears – another key high­light of this un­for­get­table ad­ven­ture – Arc­tic foxes and many birds, and to en­joy the cul­ture and his­tory of this unique en­vi­ron­ment in the frozen far north.

Sail through the sea ice in sight of the spec­tac­u­lar cliffs of the largest is­land, Spits­ber­gen, only 800 miles from the North Pole. It’s a land where glaciers mir­ror the sun­set, seem­ingly set­ting fire to the moun­tain­tops, and wal­ruses haul them­selves out to doze, while count­less seabirds swoop down from an end­less sky and whales blow amongst the ice floes.

This is home to many ex­cit­ing mam­mals and birds, harp seals, bel­uga and minke whales and, of course, the undis­puted king of the Arc­tic – the po­lar bear. Our voy­age to this ar­chi­pel­ago gives us ex­cel­lent chances of see­ing them.

We visit in late spring, tak­ing ad­van­tage of long day­light hours when tem­per­a­tures are not se­vere. Our voy­age co­in­cides with the be­gin­ning of the breed­ing sea­son for most birds, and you will never for­get the won­der­ful wildlife of this harsh, beau­ti­ful land­scape.

Or­gan­ised by BBCWildlif­e Mag­a­zine in part­ner­ship with ex­pe­ri­enced wildlife hol­i­day com­pany Heather­lea, reg­u­lar provider of hol­i­days for BBCWildlif­e read­ers. Ex­act de­tails may be sub­ject to change.

En­joy amaz­ing en­coun­ters with wal­ruses.

En­counter the king of the Arc­tic on this po­lar ad­ven­ture.

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