trips are aimed at anyone with a passion for exploring the Arctic with
a small group of like minded individuals on a comfortable small ship
cruise and include :
will visit areas where walruses haul out, encounter reindeer and Arctic
foxes on land, observe whales and other marine life and explore coasts
where polar bears are known to roam.
will encounter mighty glaciers, cruise tranquil steep-sided fjords and
spend time outside exploring the beautiful untouched wilderness.
Vessel With 12 Guests
believe the best way to experience an environmentally sensitive place
such as the Arctic is with a small group of travellers. With the new
expedition cruise ships now taking over 300 passengers, we believe
smaller is better.
Leader and Guide
aspect of our journeys is to learn about the place you are visiting.
Our onboard guides are the core of what we do and will share their
passion and knowledge of Svalbard throughout the trip. We offer the
best guide to guest ratio available.
landing craft for shore landings
landings are the essence of every expedition and your guides will take
you exploring on a daily basis. The vessel is equipped with landing
craft that can be used to reach remote beaches so you can experience
the wilderness firsthand.
for the environment is what we do. For every trip, we run we plant
trees in Greenland to offset the emissions. As a member of AECO, we
follow strict guidelines to ensure we do not cause a disturbance to
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Cabin D Single shared facility||Cabin C Twin shared facility||Cabin B Twin||Cabin A Double|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
Cabin D Single shared facility
Cabin B Twin
Cabin A Double
1 : Tromso, Norway
voyage casts off from the city of Tromso, situated at the top of
mainland Norway above the Arctic circle. Tromso is served with good air
connections making it the perfect departure place for a cruise from
Norway to Svalbard. Depending on the weather we will either spend a day
exploring the fjords close to Tromso or if we have a favourable weather
window head straight north towards Bear Island.
2 : Crossing the Barents Sea
the compass pointing north, we will say goodbye to mainland Norway as
we head across the Barents Sea. Our expedition leader will do a lecture
on Bear Island so you learn about its history, wildlife, and some of
the places we plan to land. This is a good day to do some
relaxing for the adventure ahead. Spend some time out on the deck
watching out for wildlife or read a book in the comfortable saloon.
3 to 5 : Exploring Bear Island
a day at sea, we will make our first sighting of the seldom visited
Bear Island, first discovered in 1596 by Dutch explorers William
Barentz and Jacob van Heemskerck. We will have 3 full days to explore
the island and make landings at different sites including the remains
of a whaling station. The island is also home to an abundance of
birdlife and if conditions allow we will explore the bird cliffs by
Zodiac landing craft. We plan to do some hikes ashore. As it is early
in the season the shores will likely still be snow-covered and we will
supply snowshoes for walking.
6 – 9 : Exploring Southern Spitsbergen
spending another day at sea will reach the southern coast of
Spitsbergen, the largest of Svalbard’s Islands. We have a
full three days to explore the coast with the plan on doing shore
landings each day to experience the frozen wilderness of Svalbard as it
emerges from the winter months. We will visit the area around Hornsund
and use the opportunity for some short hikes ashore. As we sail towards
our final destination we will enter the Isfjord where we plan to visit
10 : Longyearbyen
an exciting Tromso to Svalbard cruise, we have our final breakfast
together before we say our goodbyes. We disembark in the morning at the
port of Longyearbyen after making new friends and sharing an exciting
adventure together. Longyearbyen is well served by domestic airlines
that connect to Oslo in Norway. Longyearbyen is also a great place to
spend a few additional days. Please see our Longyearbyen guide for some
suggestions of places to stay and things to do.
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Svalbard Expedition Leader
of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
Bear protection guides for shore landings
Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
experienced Captain and Cook