The largest island in the Sjuoyane archipelago, Phippsoya boasts a spectacular selection of wildlife. Just 540 miles from the North Pole, its close proximity to the permanent Arctic ice makes seeing Polar Bears highly likely.
Map of Phippsoya
Trips that visit Phippsoya
This 11-day Svalbard voyage is a ‘classic’ providing ample time for near guaranteed polar bear sightings, alongside encounters with the region’s other plentiful wildlife and exploring its dramatic scenery. Phippsoya, 14th of July glacier and Hinlopen Strait are all popular…
Designed with photographers in mind, this extended 13 day voyage maximises photo opportunities. Travelling in early summer when ice is still prevalent, a fully flexible itinerary provides the best possible chances of capturing the white bear and other arctic wildlife…