Circumnavigating Svalbard

The Ultimate Expedition

Price from $11,050
$8,817

Departure Dates
13 departures between Jul 2023 and Sep 2024
Duration
12 days

Cruise Overview

Elemental landscapes and unique wildlife

12-day expedition cruise from Oslo, beginning in Longyearbyen and attempting a full circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago

12-day expedition cruise from Oslo, beginning in Longyearbyen and attempting a full circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago

The edge of the world

Your adventure begins in Oslo with a flight to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town. An overnight stay gives you time to explore before we attempt to cross the 80th parallel north. Explore Svalbard’s stunning nature reserves where seabirds such as Brünnich’s guillemots and kittiwakes nest on the soaring cliffs.

Journey of discovery

On land, be sure to keep an eye out for reindeer and the elusive polar bear, and at sea, you’ll catch sight of whales and seals as we head for the fjords of Hornsund. Learn about the history of Arctic whalers and explorers as we continue to Isfjord before returning to Longyearbyen.

Itinerary

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

Explore cosmopolitan Oslo

Day 1

Longyearbyen adventures

Day 2

Expedition days

Day 3-5

Exploring the east

Day 6-8

Hornsund and Bellsund

Day 9-10

Astonishing Isfjord

Day 11

Return to Longyearbyen

Day 12

Attempt

Our circumnavigation attempts of the remote Svalbard Archipelago are expeditions where we, in true expedition style, challenge the elements and the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean—safely, of course. Several alternative routes combined with our deep knowledge of the area and flexibility are key factors to giving you the most amazing experiences. And if we really manage to circumnavigate Svalbard, it will be one for the books!

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 11-day expedition cruise.

Flights

  • Flights in economy class between Oslo and Longyearbyen

Hotel

  • Overnight in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise, including breakfast and lunch

Transfers

  • All transfers in Longyearbyen

Excursions

  • A complimentary excursion in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • The Lindstrøm À la carte restaurant is included for suite guests (MS Fram only)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna with a view, and a gym.
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programs

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