High Arctic with the expertsAs the pioneer of adventure travel in Svalbard, we use our knowledge to show you the best of this Arctic treasure.
Unforgettable wildernessGet close to glaciers, fjords and dramatic national parks to experience beauty unlike anywhere else on the planet.
Realm of the polar bearEncounter rich wildlife, from whales and Arctic foxes to amazing birdlife and the ruler of Svalbard, the polar bear.
Sustainable adventureOur expedition cruises are created with sustainability as a priority. Take part in beach clean-ups and get a deeper understanding of Svalbard’s ecosystem.
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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen In the Realm of the Polar BearThis Arctic expedition is one of a kind! We will sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard.10 daysMS Fram, MS Spitsbergen4 departures: Jun 3, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019MS Fram, MS SpitsbergenThis Arctic expedition is one of a kind! We will sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard.From $ 9,138
Circumnavigating Svalbard The Ultimate ExpeditionThis epic voyage circumnavigates the large island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard. Explore glaciers, mountains and fjords in the west, and the barren High Arctic wilderness in the east.12 daysMS Spitsbergen2 departures: Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 6, 2019MS SpitsbergenThis epic voyage circumnavigates the large island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard. Explore glaciers, mountains and fjords in the west, and the barren High Arctic wilderness in the east.From $ 9,278
Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland Arctic Islands ExplorationWelcome to true Arctic adventure. Island-hopping across the region, we sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard.15 daysMS FramJune 27, 2019MS FramWelcome to true Arctic adventure. Island-hopping across the region, we sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard.From $ 11,041
is a small and lively town perched on the edge of the vast Arctic tundra.
is a Russian settlement in Norwegian territory, with a mining heritage and the interesting Pomor Museum.
is now an international research centre that hosts a mix of old and new buildings.
is an island north of Wijdefjorden on the coast of Spitsbergen, and is the largest island of the Svalbard Archipelago.
Hurtigruten plans to sail above 80º N on a circumnavigation, bringing you closer than 600 nautical miles from the Geographical North Pole.
A voyage to Svalbard offers experiences close to nature’s most spectacular landscapes, genuine cultures, exceptional people and amazing wildlife. Preserving these resources in their natural, unspoiled condition is our priority - you will always experience the highest environmental awareness on board and ashore.
Hurtigruten is a full member of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators which is an international organization ensuring that tourism in the Arctic is carried out with the utmost consideration for the vulnerable natural environment, local cultures and cultural remains, as well as the challenging environment at sea and on land.
This organization provides Hurtigruten Svalbard as an operator and you as a visitor with guidelines we are committed to follow.
Register marine mammals
Hurtigruten is a participant in the Norwegian Polar Institute’s project to register marine mammals in the Arctic. Gathering this data improves insight of habitat use and seasonal migration patterns and is also used in The Environmental Monitoring of Svalbard.
Svalbard is the crown of Arctic Norway. Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, one might expect it to be unbearable cold. However, thanks to the Gulf Stream, Spitsbergen and the other islands in the Svalbard archipelago boast a surprisingly mild climate with distinctive seasons. Among a large variety of plants and wildlife are seals, thousands of seabirds coming in every summer, the Arctic fox, reindeer, and the top predator: The polar bear.
Part of the Svalbard experience is visiting the different fascinating settlements such as Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, and Ny-Ålesund. They all have different atmospheres but they share a certain ‘pioneer’ feeling, a ‘Klondike-like’ spirit – and they all display self-reliance in their isolation from the mainland.
Longyearbyen is a colorful modern town with first-class facilities, such as excellent hotels and restaurants, and regular flight connections to mainland Norway, as well as an impressive range of activities to suit every traveler.
With Hurtigruten, you can choose among a variety of expedition sailings on the MS Fram or MS Nordstjernen, or add a Spitsbergen adventure as an extension to your coastal Norway voyage with flights from Tromsø. Our expedition-style landings will take you close to the Arctic wildlife, ghost towns of the early whaling stations, remote mining towns, research communities, and spectacular fjords and icebergs.