Hurtigruten's Historic Sportsman's Route to Svalbard - Northbound on MS Spitsbergen
Starting in May 2017, MS Spitsbergen will alternate between the Norwegian coast and polar expeditions.
Our newest ship, MS Spitsbergen, is named after the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, and Spitsbergen is the Arctic crown of Norway. Hurtigruten has a long history of traveling to this destination, starting back in 1896 with the 'Sports Route'. Joining the fleet in 2016, the MS Spitsbergen's maneuverability and optimal size make her especially suitable for exploring the coast of Norway and beyond, bringing Hurtigruten guests even closer to nature.
Elegant, Modern, and Environmentally Friendly
After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen features elegant, modern, comfortable public areas and cabins and the decor reflects the color palette of the Norwegian Sea. Tillberg Design of Sweden – the world’s leading company in maritime architecture and interior design – has created a fresh and clean feel in the interior. The ship is environmentally-friendly with technical improvements to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. It is equipped and adapted for sailings in polar waters throughout the Arctic region.
Hurtigruten’s unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enable us to offer you breathtaking nature-based experiences in remote corners of the world.
No matter what ship you choose to travel on, you will get the opportunity to connect with your inner explorer – that’s a promise. Furthermore, you will be doing so in the footsteps of the great explorers ...