Autumn Expedition Cruise to Svalbard from Dover

Price from £6,000

Departure Dates
September 15, 2022 and August 30, 2023
22 days

Discover the Norwegian coast and Svalbard Archipelago in autumn

Beautiful fjords and coastal communities

Starting from Dover, you'll explore the dramatic and enchanting fjords of the Norwegian coast, up close and in comfort aboard MS Maud. You'll visit remote villages, discover historic cities, and learn about Norwegian history and culture on this 22-day expedition cruise.

Polar bears and glaciers

We cruise from Norway across the Barents Sea to Bear Island and Spitsbergen, where you'll encounter Arctic birdlife and maybe polar bears. Around Isfjorden and Bellsund, you'll enjoy expedition activities on landings near glaciers and learn about local hunting traditions.

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

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

Day 1

Northern Exposure

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

Day 2-3

Norway Bound

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

Day 4

The longest fjord of Norway

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

Day 5

Exceptional natural beauty

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

Day 6

Expedition day

Svartisen glacier from above.

Day 7

‘Black ice’

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

Day 8

Iconic Lofoten landscapes

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

Day 9

The gateway to the Arctic

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

Day 10

To the top of the world

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

Day 11

'Bear Island’ without the bears

Mountains in Hornsund, Svalbard.

Day 12

South Spitsbergen National Park

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

Day 13

Second-longest fjord in Svalbard

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

Day 14

Beauty and history in one

Person with microphone having a lecture about AECO.

Day 15

Heading south again

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

Day 16

Norway in miniature

A sauna in an old boat house on Træna.

Day 17

Far out at sea

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

Day 18

Norway’s dried cod capital

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

Day 19

City of Seven Mountains

The charming old wooden houses of Egersund city, Norway.

Day 20

Picturesque town of wooden houses 

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

Day 21

Relax and unwind

The entrence to the Port of Dover by sunrise.

Day 22

Return to England

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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.