About This Trip

Explore the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe with optional excursions that include hiking, kayaking and traversing a glacier, all with a good chance of spotting the mighty polar bear.

Arctic spring is an ideal time to visit Spitsbergen. The light is beautiful and nature returns to life in all its glory. Explore Svalbard with the experts and discover the realm of the mighty polar bear on an expedition cruise that shows you the very best of this Arctic paradise under the Midnight Sun.

Dates & Prices

  • May 5 2020 to May 14 2020
  • May 13 2020 to May 22 2020
  • May 21 2020 to May 30 2020
  • May 29 2020 to Jun 7 2020
  • Polar Inside Cabin from $6,669 Per person based on double occupancy.
  • Polar Outside Cabin from $7,501 Per person based on double occupancy.
  • Arctic Superior from $8,138 Per person based on double occupancy.
  • Expeditions Suites from $10,096 Per person based on double occupancy.

Additional Dates Available. Contact Us For Details

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • Coach-class flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • One hotel night in Longyearbyen before the voyage including breakfast and lunch
  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the voyage
  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international, handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected

Disclaimer

All prices are per person based on double occupancy. For single or triple rates, please contact our office.

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR EXPEDITION:

• International airfare (Flights are available from Brekke Tours)
• Optional shore excursions with our local partners
• Optional small-group adventures with our expedition team such as kayaking (availability contingent on weather conditions and safety)
• Travel protection plan
• Luggage handling

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Oslo - Longyearbyan

Before your evening flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, spend the day in the museums, parks and cafés of Norway’s capital city. When you arrive in Svalbard, you’ll discover an entirely different world - a small town perched on the edge of vast Arctic tundra. Transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2 Longyearbyen - Embarkation

Join an exciting excursion after lunch to get to know this frontier town. The mighty Arctic wilderness dominates life here, but Longyearbyen maintains a lively cultural life, and is considered a prime destination for adventure travelers worldwide. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of this colorful outpost before boarding your ship, MS Spitsbergen.

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Days 3 - 8 Northwest Spitsbergen National Park

Spitsbergen´s northwestern corner is strewn with rugged islands, beautiful fjords and isolated beaches. It is also the site of spectacularly scenic Northwest-Spitsbergen National Park.

This is true wilderness, so the captain works with the elements to create the best itinerary for your expedition cruise.

We hope to visit Kongsfjorden, one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Spitsbergen, where mighty glaciers calve icebergs into the sea, framed by stunning mountains. Another possibility is Ny-Ålesund, an international research center hosting a picturesque mix of old and new buildings.

Wherever we explore, the expedition team will lead exciting optional ice-cruising and landing activities as we explore further north.

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Day 9 Isfjord

We sail into and explore Isfjord, the most prominent fjord system on Svalbard, to admire the immense valleys carved out of the mountains by giant glaciers that covered the area some 10,000 years ago. Watch for the region’s rich population of Svalbard reindeer.

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Day 10 Longyearbyen - Oslo

As we sail back into Longyearbyen, enjoy the magnificent surrounding scenery. A transfer vehicle will take you to the airport for your night flight. Arrival early in the morning in Oslo. End of services.

Pre-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Copenhagen - Oslo Extension

    This 4-day package between Copenhagen and Oslo features an overnight cruise between the two Scandinavian capitals. Add this to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Oslo to Copenhagen).

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Stockholm - Oslo Extension

    This 3-day package between Stockholm and Oslo is the perfect extension to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Oslo to Stockholm)

Post-Tour Extensions

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Oslo - Copenhagen Extension

    This 4-day package between Oslo and Copenhagen features an overnight cruise between the two Scandinavian capitals. Add this to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Copenhagen to Oslo).

  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions

    Oslo - Stockholm Extension

    This 3-day package between Oslo and Stockholm is the perfect extension to your Scandinavian escorted tour as a pre- or post-tour package.

    Itinerary can be reversed (Stockholm to Oslo).