Svalbard – Bergen

The Svalbard Line - South

Price from

€2,519

Departure Dates

9 departures between May 2025 and Sep 2025

Duration

8 days

Ship

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The Svalbard Line - South

Price from

€2,519

Voyage overview

This is our historic voyage from 1968, revived for the modern traveller. You’ll journey in comfort aboard beautiful MS Trollfjord, sailing south from the wild Svalbard archipelago at the top of the world, across the Barents Sea, and along the scenic Norwegian coast to Bergen.  

  • Experience the 24-hour Midnight Sun as you travel from the remote archipelago of Svalbard high in the Arctic down the Norwegian coast to Bergen  

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

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

Itinerary

The day-by-day programme 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.

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Day 1

At the edge of the world

Longyearbyen

At the edge of the world

Longyearbyen

Welcome to Svalbard! Here, 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.

Your voyage begins in the Svalbard archipelago’s largest settlement. Nestled on the banks of Isfjord, Longyearbyen is a former coal mining colony. Today, it’s better known as a hub for adventure travellers, as well as scientists and engineers attached to internationally vital research projects, like the famous Global Seed Vault.

Before you board MS Trollfjord, spend some time strolling around the town, admiring its collection of galleries, pubs, restaurants, a brewery, and the notable North Pole Expedition Museum.

Whatever you do, 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. Get settled into your cabin on MS Trollfjord and as afternoon turns to evening – with the sun still high in the sky – watch Longyearbyen fall into the horizon as you sail away into Isfjorden and head even farther north.

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Day 2

Science on the Arctic frontier

Ny-Ålesund

Science on the Arctic frontier

Ny-Ålesund

At the tip of Brøgger peninsula, on one of Kongsfjord’s shores, is Ny-Ålesund. Like Longyearbyen, it began as a coal mine but became host to scientific stations from the mid 20th century. During the summer, there are over a hundred researchers based in the town, representing 20 glaciology and climate institutes from more than 10 countries.

Wander around what is one of the northernmost settlements in the world, drop in at the local museum and souvenir shop, or send a far-flung postcard back to friends and family from the small post office.

If you weren’t up in time to enjoy the impressive views of Kongsfjord on the way to Ny-Ålesund, make sure you’re on deck as we leave. It’s one of the largest fjords in the area, with an entrance guarded by two colossal creaking glaciers that regularly deposit ice into the fjord.

This stretch is also a good place to look out for walrus basking on the shores and for many different species of migrating birds, including puffins, king eiders, pink-footed geese, and guillemots.

Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer can sometimes be spotted on land while the white beluga whale has been known to surface in the waters here too. If we’re very lucky, we might even see a polar bear prowling the coast for bearded and ringed seals.

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Day 3

Leaving Svalbard

North Sea crossing

Leaving Svalbard

North Sea crossing

It’s time for us to say farewell to Svalbard and to Spitsbergen and sail south to mainland Norway.

On board the ship, use the day to relax. If skies are clear, enjoy some summer sun out on deck and keep on the lookout for whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

For some fascinating insights into local history and wildlife, catch a lecture delivered by the Coastal Experience Team.

Enjoy the sumptuous food and drinks on board, courtesy of our Norway’s Coastal Kitchen concept that features the finest, most flavoursome, local Norwegian produce.

You can also curl up with a good book in the lounge or chat about your hopes for the voyage ahead with new-found friends in the bar.

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Day 4

Exploring ‘Little Norway’

Senja

Exploring ‘Little Norway’

Senja

After a day at sea, we arrive in mainland Norway.

Our first stop of the day is Tromsø, to drop off any cargo from Svalbard and pick up cargo bound for ports to the south, before we continue south to Senja. The island is one of the country’s largest, and northern Norway’s fast-rising star destination, as you’d expect for a place ranked among CNN’s top ten most beautiful islands in the world.

Often proudly described by locals as a ‘mini Norway’, Senja has a concentration of diverse landscapes that mirror different parts of the Norwegian coast, from the sandy beaches, turquoise waters and lofty mountains of its northern coast to the rocky coastline and pine forests of southern Senja and Ånderdalen National Park. You'll find rolling hills and birch forests to the east.

Disembark in the charming fishing village of Torsken and explore by bus, e-bike, on foot, or take to the fjords on a wildlife safari on one of the optional excursions.

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Day 5

Fall in love with Lofoten

Stokmarknes – the birthplace of Hurtigruten, Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten

Fall in love with Lofoten

Stokmarknes – the birthplace of Hurtigruten, Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten

Start the day with a few hours in Stokmarknes, an historic town with a special place in our hearts. It’s the birthplace of Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express.

It’s a fitting place for the Hurtigruten Museum, where you are immersed in the atmosphere of a different era on our retired 1956 ship, MS Finnmarken, proudly encased in glass on the waterfront.

After Stokmarknes, we’ll sail via Raftsundet and Trollfjord to Lofoten. The rest of the day is all about exploring this breathtaking archipelago. Hailed as one of the most spectacular areas in all of Norway, you’ll understand why as you see its jagged green cliffs rise dramatically out of the ocean, climbing high into the sky like giant teeth.

The beating heart of the archipelago is the town of Svolvær where your ship will be based. There are shops and restaurants to enjoy, and the hours can be spent exploring and getting to know the town yourself.

To experience the mountains, islands, and villages around Svolvær, choose from a variety of handpicked top Lofoten excursions. You can go fishing, kayaking, or sit back and enjoy the incredible scenery on foot or on a bus tour.

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Day 6

Highlights of the Helgeland Coast

Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

Highlights of the Helgeland Coast

Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

The ship continues south and reaches the midpoint of the Norwegian coast. This is the Helgeland Coast, a well-known stretch full of distinctive mountains that have inspired many a charming myth and local folklore.

We will base the ship in the town of Brønnøysund, which features a lovely marina and a Neo-Gothic stone church from 1870. Spend your time exploring the town or join optional excursions such as a RIB cruise.

Further along from Brønnøysund is the unique Torghatten Mountain. The first thing you’ll notice about Torghatten is the hole that pierces right through its centre. At an easy pace, it takes about an hour to reach the hole in Torghatten on an optional excursion. The panoramic view of the islands stretching out before you is well worth it.

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Day 7

Secret of the Sunnmøre Alps

Ålesund

Secret of the Sunnmøre Alps

Ålesund

The ship will make a brief stop in the town of Ålesund, known for its Art Nouveau architecture and picturesque position on a peninsula below Mount Aksla. If you’re joining the overland excursion to Hjørundfjord and Sæbo, this is where you disembark, or you can explore the town on foot. Near to Ålesund, cutting through the peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps, some 1,700 metres high, is magnificent Hjørundfjord. Its picture-perfect position embedded in the Sunnmøre Alps means it is the area’s hidden gem and a secret from most other ships.

On the banks of one of Hjørundfjord’s branches is the idyllic village of Sæbø. Tender ashore here and join an optional bus tour or hike excursion to explore Sæbo’s charming streets, fjord and mountain scenery, nearby villages, and local culture. If you left MS Trollfjord to go on an excursion at Ålesund, this is also where you’ll rejoin the ship.

We are fast approaching the last day of our voyage. What better way to celebrate our Svalbard Line experience than a farewell dinner on our last night.

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Day 8

Say goodbye in beautiful Bergen

Bergen – gateway to the fjords

Say goodbye in beautiful Bergen

Bergen – gateway to the fjords

We arrive back in Bergen in the morning. It’s time to disembark the ship, but not before saying fond farewells to your fellow passengers and to the crew of MS Trollfjord who made your Svalbard Line journey such a comfortable one.

You’ve travelled as part of this historic, iconic voyage to pieces of paradise along the Norwegian coast you won’t soon forget. We know you’ll take fond memories of Norway’s coast and the Svalbard archipelago home with you.

Longyearbyen-Bergen (SVL South 25/26)

About your trip

What's included

For guests in cabins  

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  

  • Choice of cabin type  

  • Accommodation in a comfortable cabin with ensuite bathroom  

Read more about the cabins on MS Trollfjord

Food and drink  

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

  • Daily lunch and dinner in Brasserie Árran 

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

  • Unlimited selected tea and coffee  

  • Afternoon snack in the 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 the fitness room and sauna  

  • Music entertainment and library access  

  • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities off ship 

Read more about your onboard experience

Upgrade your voyage 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 binoculars rental  

  • Wide range of optional seasonal excursions and guided hikes 

For guests in suites  

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

 Accommodation  

  • Choice of suite type  

  • Fast track, priority check-in  

  • Accommodation in a stylish, spacious suite with ensuite bathroom  

  • No charge on any items in your suite’s minibar 

  • Daily minibar refill  

  • King-size beds  

  • Daily turndown service   

Read more about the suites on MS Trollfjord

Food and drink  

  • Choice of dining times during restaurant 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  

  • Exclusive dinner with the ship’s officers  

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

  • Unlimited selected drinks in Røst during opening hours  

  • Unlimited cocktails in the bar during opening hours  

  • Unlimited tea and coffee (selected types offered) 

  • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings  

  • Occasional afternoon tea with cakes and sparkling wine 

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 the fitness room and sauna  

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

  • Music entertainment and library access  

  • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities off ship  

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

  • Complimentary use of binoculars  

Read more about your onboard experience

Upgrade your voyage with: 

  • Camera equipment rental  

Know before you go

Optional Excursions

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