Circumnavigating Svalbard - The Ultimate Expedition (Itinerary 2) on MS Spitsbergen
Going further into the realm of the polar bear than any of our other Svalbard expeditions, this epic voyage will see us attempt to find a way through the Arctic’s ever-changing sea ice and venture above the 80th parallel north. Our goal is to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the entire Svalbard Archipelago, if the ice allows us.
Our new ship, MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.
MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of travelling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the 'Sports Route.' MS Spitsbergen cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May, and becomes part of our global Explorer sailings during the rest of the year.
After complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel´s fresh Scandinavian design reflects a color palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive, and we plan further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.
At Hurtigruten we give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. Building on our explorer heritage dating back to 1893, our explorations are grounded in the likings of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. We are world leader in sustainable explorer travels in Polar Regions. We offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.
Our unique heritage, combined with ...
|1||Oslo / Longyearbyen|
|3-5||North West Spitsbergen National Park|
|6-8||Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve|
|9-10||South Spitsbergen National Park and the area of Bellsund|
|12||Longyearbyen / Oslo|