Bear island

Bear Island, otherwise known as Bjornoya, is the southernmost island of the Svalbard archipeligo. Despite its remote location, Bear Island has seen a lucrative commercial past, supporting the coal mining, fishing and whaling industries. It is also home to Arctic mammals, like the Arctic fox, and numerous species of bird.

Map of Bear island

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Bear island

Svalbard, Jan Mayen & Iceland Luxury

Sailing on board the luxurious Silver Cloud you will explore Svalbard keeping your eyes peeled for polar bears before heading south to the beautiful Jan Mayen Islands. You’ll then have time exploring Iceland’s dramatic coast.…

  • 14 Days
  • $13,443
Svalbard in Luxury

Sail to Svalbard aboard a sleek, elegant and all-inclusive expedition vessel in serious comfort. Not to be confused with a cruise, this is definitely an expedition with daily landings and a serious emphasis on wildlife sightings and experiencing the real…

  • 10 Days
  • $10,675
Iceland and Svalbard in Luxury

Explore the mystical shores of Iceland spotting puffins as you go. Then you head north to Svalbard, the land of the ice bear, this trip even takes in Jan Mayen Island making it one serious…

  • 14 Days
  • $18,319