Bergen – Longyearbyen

The Svalbard Line – North

Price from $2,966

$2,669

Departure Dates

9 departures between May 2025 and Sep 2025

Duration

8 days

Ship

Up to 10% off
Norway andalsnes HGR 164010 Espen Mills

The Svalbard Line – North

Price from $2,966

$2,669

Voyage overview

This is our historic voyage from 1968 to the top of the world, revived for the modern traveler. You’ll journey in comfort aboard beautiful MS Trollfjord, sailing along the scenic Norwegian coast north to Spitsbergen, the largest of Svalbard’s islands.  

  • Experience the 24-hour Midnight Sun as you travel the beautiful Norwegian coast high into the Arctic to the remote archipelago of Svalbard  

  • Spend an average of five hours in seven carefully chosen destinations, getting to know each of them and joining exciting optional excursions  

  • Enjoy exceptional all-inclusive food and drink, personalized service, and enhanced onboard activities  

Itinerary

The day-by-day program will give you some ideas about what you can see during your voyage, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary.

bergen_norway_hgr_139064_1920_photo_shutterstock

Day 1

Sailing The Svalbard Line

Bergen – gateway to the fjords

Sailing The Svalbard Line

Bergen – gateway to the fjords

Welcome to Bergen! Your voyage begins in this beautiful city on the west coast of Norway. What began as a small village was developed by King Olav Kyree in 1070 AD and is now Norway’s second largest city. The majestic peaks that famously surround the city give Bergen its nickname, ‘The City of Seven Mountains’.  

Nestled in Bergen’s center is Vågen Bay, the historic core of the city, and home to the UNESCO-listed Bryggen quarter made up of charming cobblestone streets and local boutique shops. Across from Bryggen, you’ll find the fish market, which cooks up fresh and delicious seafood dishes to feast on.  

Before you board MS Trollfjord, visit our comfortable guest lounge at the Bergen Terminal. Here, you can talk to staff about securing a spot on any optional excursions still available.  

Once we’ve welcomed you aboard, you’ll meet your ship’s Coastal Experience Team, who will be your hosts and guides to the Norwegian coastline and Svalbard. Get acquainted with your shipmates and take some time to get comfortable in your new home-away-from-home.  

Enjoy your first meal aboard the ship, and watch the row of colorful buildings on the seafront get smaller behind you as you sail into the Norwegian Sea.

andalsnes Norway HGR 148808 Shutterstock

Day 2

Alpine village by the fjord

Åndalsnes

Alpine village by the fjord

Åndalsnes

Located along the Isfjord, Åndalsnes is a picturesque coastal town, home to about 2,000 people.  

The literal highlights of Åndalsnes are the mountains that tower over the town. Experience the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv – a love of the outdoors – through a variety of activities, such as hiking to Rampestreken viewpoint.  

For an easier way to take in the sights, sit back for a relaxing ride on the Romsdal Gondola or travel the winding Trollstigen Pass by bus. Whichever activities you choose, this day will bring you the best views of the Isfjord, Romsdalsfjord, and surrounding peaks.  

An aerial view over the Norwegian village of Træna

Day 3

Norway’s oldest fishing community

Træna

Norway’s oldest fishing community

Træna

Træna is an archipelago that sits along the Helgeland coast at the edge of the Arctic Circle, 33 nautical miles northwest of the mainland. Made up of around 500 islands, islets and skerries, only four are inhabited year-round.   

Spend the afternoon in one of Norway’s oldest fishing communities. If weather permits, you might be able to enjoy such activities as hiking and biking, or even island hopping.  

With a large population of Sea Eagles, birdwatching is another activity you won’t want to miss. For a truly authentic experience, step into the age-old shoes of a Norwegian fisherman, and cast a line under the summer sun.  

When it’s time to leave in the evening, take some time to rest onboard and unwind. We’ll cross the Arctic Circle as we continue heading north, commemorating the moment with a little Norwegian ceremony.  

A wooden fishing hut in Reine, Lofoten. Photo b: Tobias Bjørkli/Pexels

Day 4

The Tip of Lofoten

Reine

The Tip of Lofoten

Reine

Today, we explore the famed Lofoten islands. Watch for the steep mountains rising from the sea as we approach from the south in the morning.  

We dock in Reine, an important – and picture-perfect – fishing village since 1743. This is one of the most photographed landscapes in all of Norway, where red-painted rorbuer cling to a string of islands beneath sharp mountain ranges reflected in the waters below.  

Not far to the south of Reine, at the western tip of the Lofoten archipelago, you’ll find Å, one of the best-preserved traditional fishing villages in Norway. You can visit it on an optional excursion.  

At the heart of this tiny village is the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, which covers the importance and development of fishing in Lofoten over the last 250 years.

The Arctic Cathedral in the city of Tromsø

Day 5

Gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø is northern Norway’s urban Arctic hotspot, boasting impressive architecture, hip restaurants, and the world’s northernmost university. 

Calling into Tromsø on the way to or from Svalbard follows in the footsteps of history. Most explorers and sailors on Arctic expeditions would embark from or return to the city. We aim to dock here in the morning, giving you a whole day to explore this historic Arctic city and its surroundings. 

Take your pick from a number of optional excursions. Learn more about the culture and polar history of Tromsø on a city walk, or take a scenic bus tour. You can also visit the striking Arctic Cathedral, which has an impressively large multi-colored stained-glass window. Or ride the Fjellheisen Cable Car up Storsteinen Mountain for exceptionally beautiful views of the city, mountains, and fjords.  

MS Trollfjord approaching Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Day 6

At the top of Europe

Honningsvåg – gateway to the North Cape

At the top of Europe

Honningsvåg – gateway to the North Cape

Around mid-morning, we arrive at Honningsvåg, the northernmost city in mainland Norway.  

You have several optional excursions to pick from here. These could include taking a bus or riding a quad to the North Cape, a hike with your Coastal Experience Team, or an introduction to what life is like at 71°N.  

Honningsvåg is also the gateway to the North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe. The plateau stands 307 metres above the sea, and is over 990 miles south of the geographical North Pole. Take a moment to gaze out across the sea from a top the soaring cliffs, watching the waves crash against the rocks below.  

Sailing away from Honningsvåg, we’ll enjoy dramatic views of the plateau from the sea. The ship will head further into the Barents Sea, leaving mainland Norway’s coast far behind us.

A Hurtigruten passenger looks out at Bjørnøya in Norway. Photo by: mcburneyphotography

Day 7

At sea around Bjørnøya

At sea around Bjørnøya

We spend the penultimate day of your voyage crossing the Barents Sea. In the afternoon, we’ll view Bjørnøya, the southernmost island of the Svalbard archipelago, from the ship. This inaccessible island sits just past the halfway point between mainland Norway and Spitsbergen. 

Upon seeing the island, you might notice the lack of trees, and even bushes. Very little grows here, with the land partly being covered only by a layer of moss and lichen. Whatever does grow here is fertilised by the abundant birdlife that nests on the sea cliffs. Get your camera ready to capture Little Auks, Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Northern Fulmars flying over dramatic cliff tops and steep slopes, alongside many other seabird species.  

Contrary to its name, which means ‘Bear Island’, the only native mammals are Arctic foxes. The island was named after a polar bear was spotted swimming in the waters nearby, but this is an unlikely sight this far south.  

longyearbyen_svalbard_hgr_156586_1920_photo_alamy_stock_photo

Day 8

Arrive at the edge of the world

Longyearbyen

Arrive at the edge of the world

Longyearbyen

On the last day of your voyage, we arrive at the Svalbard archipelago and make our way up to Spitsbergen, the largest of the three main islands. Magnificent brown and green mountains rise and ripple up from the High Arctic tundra while rivers of snow-melt trickle through the valley plains, glistening under the summer sun.    

Take a moment to just be here, now, in Svalbard. You’re at a latitude more than 78°N and under 1,500 kilometres from the North Pole itself. The air of this Arctic desert is fresh and pure, and temperatures in summer average between zero and eight degrees Celsius thanks to a warm northern branch of the Gulf Stream.   

In early afternoon, we find Longyearbyen nestled on the banks of Isfjord. It’s time to disembark the ship, but before you travel home, give yourself plenty of time to explore Longyearbyen. A former coal mining colony, it is the biggest settlement in Svalbard and a hub for adventure travelers, as well as scientists and engineers attached to local research projects, like the famous Global Seed Vault.   

You’ve traveled as part of this historic, iconic voyage to pieces of paradise along the Norwegian coast you won’t soon forget. We hope you’ll cherish each of the memories you’ve made on The Svalbard Line. Come sail with us again soon, on another iconic voyage of our spectacular home: the Norwegian coast. 

Bergen-Longyearbyen UK SVL

About your trip

What's included

Cabins guests

Enjoy an impressive range of included benefits when you choose from our selection of comfortable options: Polar Inside, Polar Outside, and Arctic Superior cabins.  

Accommodation on ship: Your home away from home

  • Choice of cabin type  

  • Comfortable cabin with ensuite bathroom  

Read more about the cabins on MS Trollfjord

Your culinary experience on board: Food & drink

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the ship’s main restaurant, Flora  

  • Daily lunch and dinner in Brasserie Árran 

  • Unlimited select drinks at Flora, Árran, and the 1893 Bar during restaurant and bar open hours except breakfast

  • Unlimited select tea and coffee  

  • Afternoon snack in the 1893 Bar

  • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings  

Read more about the restaurants on board

Life on board  

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship and in your cabin 

  • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team  

  • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts sessions  

  • Access to our fitness room and sauna facilities for your wellness needs

  • Library access with a selection of books and magazines

  • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities

Read more about your onboard experience

Enhance your journey with:

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in award-winning fine-dining restaurant, Røst  

  • Unlimited selected drinks in Røst during opening hours with an upgraded wine selection  

  • Unlimited handcrafted cocktails in the bar during opening hours  

  • Afternoon tea with sparkling wine 

  • Hurtigruten clothing package, including shell jacket, wool sweater, wool hat  

  • Camera equipment and binocular rentals to view and capture incredible moments

  • Wide range of optional seasonal excursions and guided hikes 

Suite guests

For the absolute best in onboard comfort, cuisine, service, and beautifully appointed rooms, choose our Signature voyages suite experience.  

Accommodation on ship: Your home away from home

  • Choice of suite type  

  • Priority check-in  

  • Stylish, spacious suite with ensuite bathroom  

  • Daily minibar refill  

  • King-size beds  

  • Daily turndown service   

Read more about the suites on MS Trollfjord

Your culinary experience on board: Food & drink

  • Choice of dining times during the main restaurant Flora opening hours

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the ship’s main restaurant, Flora 

  • Daily lunch and dinner in Brasserie Árran 

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in award-winning fine-dining restaurant, Røst  

  • Unlimited select drinks in Flora, Brasserie Árran, and 1893 Bar during opening hours  

  • Unlimited select drinks in Røst during opening hours  

  • Unlimited cocktails in the bar during opening hours  

  • Unlimited tea and coffee (select types offered) 

  • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings  

Read more about the restaurants on board

 Life on board  

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship and in your suite 

  • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team  

  • Access to our fitness room and sauna facilities for your wellness needs

  • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts sessions  

  • Music entertainment and library access  

  • Library access with a selection of books and magazines

  • Visit to the bridge when in port – at the Captain’s discretion

  • Complimentary use of binoculars  

Read more about your onboard experience

Enhance your journey with:

  • Camera equipment rental to capture incredible moments

  • Wide range of optional seasonal excursions and guided hikes

Know before you go

Optional Excursions

Explore your destination even further with our wide range of exciting excursions. The excursion program presented is an indication of some of the excursions that may be available during your voyage.