Spring Expedition Cruise

Dover to Svalbard

Price from $11,180

Departure date
22 days

Witness spectacular fjords, pristine glaciers, and thrilling wildlife on an expedition cruise from Dover to Norway and the Svalbard archipelago.

Witness spectacular fjords, 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 and explore dramatic and enchanting fjords like Trollfjord, Hjørundfjord and Sognefjord. You’ll visit remote fishing villages in the Lofoten Islands, and the historic cities of Bergen and Tromsø to learn more about Norway, its history, people and culture. You’ll also marvel at the breathtaking mountains and glaciers which serve as the perfect backdrop along the way.

Wild and remote 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 be on the lookout for elusive polar bears at Hornsund. Isfjord boasts dramatic landscapes while Bellsund offers history and beauty in equal measure.

On this exciting expedition cruise, sea ice and weather conditions may make certain landings a challenge. That’s an authentic part of being on an adventure but rest assured that we’ll always take you to the best places available for the best experience possible.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 21-day 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 restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • Fine-dining in À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organizes and guides 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
  • 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)
  • Trekking poles, head lamps, and walking poles are available, if necessary
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help you 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

Route overview

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

The journey begins

Day 1

Norway bound

Day 2

Picturesque town of wooden houses 

Day 3

City of Seven Mountains

Day 4

Exceptional natural beauty

Day 5

Expedition day

Day 6

‘Black ice’

Day 7

Iconic Lofoten landscapes

Day 8

Gateway to the Arctic

Day 9

To the top of the world

Day 10

'Bear Island’ without the bears

Day 11

South Spitsbergen National Park

Day 12

Second-longest fjord in Svalbard

Day 13

Beauty and history in one

Day 14

Heading south again

Day 15

Norway in miniature

Day 16

Far out at sea

Day 17

Rest and relaxation

Day 18

The longest fjord of Norway

Day 19

Relax and unwind

Day 20–21

Return to England

Day 22

Ships on this expedition

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