All-Inclusive Autumn Expedition Cruise to Svalbard from Dover

Price from A$12,852

Departure date
September 14, 2022
24 days

Discover the Norwegian coast and Svalbard Archipelago in autumn

Discover spectacular fjord landscapes, pristine glaciers, and thrilling wildlife on an expedition cruise from Dover to Norway and the Svalbard archipelago. 

Norway’s beautiful coast 

Sailing from Dover, you’ll head straight for the Norwegian coast where you’ll explore dramatic and enchanting fjords like Trollfjord, Hjørundfjord, Sognefjord and Lysefjord. Visit remote fishing villages such as Reine and the historic cities of Bergen and Tromsø to learn more about Norway, its history, people and culture. You’ll also marvel at breathtaking mountains and glaciers serving as perfect backdrops along the way.  

Once you cross the Arctic Circle, days grow shorter and nights longer, improving your chances of seeing the magical Northern Lights.  

The Svalbard Archipelago 

We have unmatched experience in Svalbard, dating back as far as 1896. You’ll see a range of Arctic birdlife on Bear Island and look out for polar bears at Hornsund. Isfjord boasts dramatic landscapes while Bellsund has fascinating hunting and trapping history.  

Sea ice and weather conditions may make certain landings a challenge, even on this early fall expedition cruise. That’s an authentic part of being on an expedition. But rest assured that we will always take you to the best places available, for the best adventure possible.

What's Included


Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Day 1

Depart from Australia or New Zealand

Ship in habour in Dover, sea to the left and white cliffs to the right.

Day 2

Northern Exposure

Man in red jacket and with binoculars standing on deck watching a bird.

Day 3-4

Norway Bound

Red wooden houses and some boats along the Fjærlandsfjord in Norway.

Day 5

The longest fjord of Norway

Four people in red jackets hiking in the mountains surrounding the Hjørundfjord.

Day 6

Exceptional natural beauty

Red and white houses and a church in the background on the Frøya islad, cliffs and sea in the front.

Day 7

Expedition day

Svartisen glacier from above.

Day 8

‘Black ice’

Reine, a small village with wooden houses next to the sea, surrounded by mountains and autumn colored trees.

Day 9

Iconic Lofoten landscapes

Tromsø in the dark with lighted houses and the church, northern lights in the sky.

Day 10

The gateway to the Arctic

Reindeers standing on the road, not far from the North Cape.

Day 11

To the top of the world

People in red jackets landing on a beach with a rib boat.

Day 12

'Bear Island’ without the bears

Mountains in Hornsund, Svalbard.

Day 13

South Spitsbergen National Park

Three people sitting in red and yellow kayaks in the Isfjord on Svalbard.

Day 14

Second-longest fjord in Svalbard

Polar bear walking in front of the Recherche glacier in Bellsund.

Day 15

Beauty and history in one

Person with microphone having a lecture about AECO.

Day 16

Heading south again

Two people in red jackets hiking on cliffs in front of the mountains on Senja.

Day 17

Norway in miniature

A sauna in an old boat house on Træna.

Day 18

Far out at sea

Person in red jacket sitting in a café next to the Sea in Kristiansund.

Day 19

Norway’s dried cod capital

Photo of the famous wooden houses at the UNESCO-listed Bryggen in Bergen.

Day 20

City of Seven Mountains

The charming old wooden houses of Egersund city, Norway.

Day 21

Picturesque town of wooden houses 

Two women in the Science Center, one of them looking into a microscope.

Day 22

Relax and unwind

The entrence to the Port of Dover by sunrise.

Day 23

Return to England

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

* Certain offers may not be combinable, up to two savings opportunities except where noted otherwise


All-Inclusive Autumn Expedition Cruise to Svalbard from Dover