Faroe Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen

Island Hopping In and Around the Arctic (Northbound)

Price from $10,685

Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Island exploration on this late spring voyage

  • 14-day expedition cruise from Bergen in Norway to Scotland's Shetland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen and ending in Oslo.

  • Explore five beautiful islands across four countries and three Arctic archipelagos with stunningly wild landscapes.

  • Spot spectacular wildlife in this bird, polar bear and whale watching paradise as we sail deep into the Arctic and attempt to land at Jan Mayen Island.

Island adventures

Our springtime adventure starts in Bergen, Norway before sailing to Lerwick in Scotland’s Shetland Isles. From there, we travel to the green Faroe Islands, then cross to the north coast of Iceland. We finish our expedition cruise around Spitsbergen in the High Arctic.

Keep watch for polar bears

The pristine waters and stunning islands on this Arctic island hopping experience are home to all kinds of wildlife. We'll look out for birds, whales and more along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic polar bear as we sail around Spitsbergen.


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

Beginning in Bergen

Day 1

The Shetland Islands

Day 2

10th century Tórshavn

Day 3

Peaceful, tiny Elduvík

Day 4

A relaxing day at sea

Day 5

Hike in Bakkagerði

Day 6

Whale watching in Húsavík

Day 7

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 8

Learn and discover at sea

Day 9

Volcanic Jan Mayen

Day 10

Enjoy a day at sea

Day 11

Scenic Spitsbergen

Day 12-13

Return to Longyearbyen

Day 14

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 13-day expedition cruise.


  • Flight in economy class from Longyearbyen to Oslo after the expedition cruise


  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Longyearbyen after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in the cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • The Lindstrøm À la carte restaurant is included for suite guests on MS Fram.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Please note that Wi-Fi and phone reception are very limited in the remote areas where we travel and streaming is not supported. When in Svalbard, there is no Wi-Fi or cell coverage, except in Longyearbyen or Barentsburg.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna with a view, and an indoor gym
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

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 help configure your camera settings

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage 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