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Hurtigruten - Cruising Svalbard (4 cruise itineraries)

From $5445 Per Person

PROMOTION: Book on or before February 28 and save between 10-30 % on select departures in 2020 and 2021!

Cruise, 10-day to 12-day itineraries
Dates: Vary from May - August, 2020. 

Sail the gem of Arctic Norway on the M/S Spitsbergen where polar bears roam the wilderness, seals dive, and birds swoop. Just 840 miles from the North Pole, cruise up close to the natural wonders of the entire Svalbard archipelago and meander along the islands’ unique coastlines with the use of small explorer boats. Explore this unique area with Hurtigruten, who has been expertly sailing this area for over 120 years. 

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Select sailing dates: May - August, 2020 (see below for rates and dates for specific cruise departures).

The MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Spitsbergen archipelago. Hurtigruten has a long history of traveling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the 'Sports Route.'

After complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen rejoined 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.

MS Spitsbergen has its own onboard Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of “friluftsliv” (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in “friluftsliv” hikes and activities during the journey.

The dedicated Expedition Teams has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. 

4 different Journeys to choose from:


In the Realm of the Polar Bear (10 days/ 9 nights ) 

* Book on or before Feb 28th and save up to
    ~ up to 30% on all 2020 departures
    ~ up to 20% on all 2021 departures

Price from : 

$5445 per person 

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Longyearbyen departure (including round trip flights to/from Oslo); For 2020: May 5, 13, 21 & 29. For 2021: June 4, 12, 20 & 28.

On this expedition throughout Spitsbergen, Svalbard’s largest island, you’ll spend six full days exploring North West Spitsbergen National Park, known for its vast wilderness and populations of seabirds, reindeer, Arctic fox, walrus, and polar bears. We also plan to visit the Kongsfjord, where you may see glaciers calving into the sea, and the Magdalenafjord, where you’ll have the chance to swim in the Arctic.

To view itinerary in full click here: In the Realm of the Polar Bear Itinerary


Circumnavigating Spitsbergen – In the Realm of the Polar Bear (10 days/ 9 nights )

* Book on or before Feb 28 and save:
     ~ up to 20% on the Aug 17, 2020 departure
     ~ up to 10% on the Jun 6 & 22, 2020 departures

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$7305 per person

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Longyearbyen departure (including round trip flights to/from Oslo); June 6, 14, 22 & August 17, 2020

This Arctic expedition cruise is one of a kind! We plan to sail above 80º N, while circumnavigating Spitsbergen under the Midnight Sun. 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.

To view itinerary in full click here: Circumnavigating Spitsbergen Itinerary


Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago (12 days/ 11 nights)

* Book on or before Feb 28th and save
    ~up to 20% on Jul 28 and Aug 7, 2020 departures
    ~ up to 10% on Jun 30 and Jul 10, 2020 departures

Price from:

$8793 per person 

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Longyearbyen departure (including round trip flights to/from Oslo); June 30, July 10, July 28 & August 7, 2020

This expedition spends three full days in the Eastern Svalbard Nature Reserve, with the main goal to spot the ‘King of the Arctic’—the elusive polar bear. Other highlights include Ny-Alesund, a research town home to a permanent population of just 35; Edgeoya, the third-largest island in Svalbard; and Hornsund, a beautiful fjord in southern Spitsbergen.

To view itinerary in full click here: Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago Itinerary


Highlights of Spitsbergen and Norway’s North Cape (12 days/11 nights)

* Book on or before Feb 28th and save up to 30% on this 2020 departure.

Price from:

$6765 per person 

Single supplement: Please inquire.

Longyearbyen - Tromso: August 25, 2020 (including one way flight Oslo - Longyearbyen)

This expedition cruise is filled with history, wildlife, brilliant scenery and great adventure. We have sailed here since 1896, and now it's your turn to explore beautiful Spitsbergen! Scan for the mighty polar bear on Bjornoya and marvel at the North Cape before sailing into our final destination of Tromso.

To view itinerary in full click here: Highlights of Spitsbergen Itinerary


Included in the cruise packages above:


This package is priced LAND (CRUISE) ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your transatlantic airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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