Svalbard / Spitsbergen – 2020 / 2021 / 2022

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:  Hurtigruten plans to restart expedition cruises from January 2021 with even stricter Covid-19 measures in place. This will include testing for all guests. Expedition cruises will only recommence where and when they believe it is safe. They will make decisions on each individual voyage, and update all booked guests on any changes. As of 03/08/2020, Hurtigruten has temporarily suspended all expedition sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice. In September it was decided to cancel all Antarctica departures in October, November & December 2020.

No single supplement on many 2020 Svalbard voyages booked by 30 Sep 2020

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE Offer: Book a NEW Hurtigruten voyage for travel in 2021 or 2022 to qualify. Cancel for ANY reason in the future and you'll get your deposit (less a small cancellation fee) back from Hurtigruten within 14 days. Book by 31 October 2020. (T&Cs apply)

Book your Expedition Cruise in 2021 - 2022 early and your flights from London will be included.  Book by 30 September. (T&Cs apply)

With Hurtigruten, you can choose among a variety of expedition sailings on MS Fram, MS Spitsbergen or the older, ‘classic’ style ship, MS Nordstjernen, in and around the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe. The expedition-style landings, including hikes, kayaking and other activities, will take you close to the Arctic wildlife, ghost towns of the early whaling stations, remote mining towns, research communities, and spectacular fjords and icebergs.

2020 Price from: €1214 per person sharing (plus flights & any hotel nights required en route)
2021 Price from: €5279 per person sharing (plus flights & any hotel nights required en route)
Activities: Included & some optional (pay locally)
Destinations: Svalbard, Arctic islands (Iceland, Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen Island, Shetland Islands)
Season: Summer
Types: Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers, Explorers

See Hurtigruten’s online brochures to discover more about their destinations, their ships and life on board during an Arctic Explorer voyage.

Please see specific section in Protocols relating to travel to Svalbard.

Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, is the crown of Arctic Norway. Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, one might expect it to be unbearably cold. However, thanks to the Gulf Stream, Spitsbergen and the other islands in the Svalbard archipelago boast a surprisingly mild climate with distinctive seasons. The average summer temperature is 6ºC, but it can reach double figures. From April 19th until August 23rd Longyearbyen has Midnight Sun (24 hours of daylight). The large variety of plants and wildlife includes seals, thousands of seabirds coming in every summer, the Arctic fox and reindeer and the top predator: the polar bear. This short video tells you what you can experience on a visit to Svalbard.

We have only listed voyages on the larger, more comfortable ships, MS Spitsbergen, MS Fram and the new hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen. If you are interested in a shorter 3 or 4-night voyage on the ‘1950s classic’ MS Nordstjernen along the west coast of Spitsbergen, which are available between May and September, please contact us for details.

Name
Features
Ship
Duration
Dates
Price pps from
(excl flights
& overnights)
Offer
(T&Cs apply)
An Arctic Adventure (Thur – Tue) Spitsbergen & Polar Bears MS Spitsbergen 6 days 16 Jul – 27 Aug 2020 (7 departures) €1266 no single supplement
An Arctic Adventure (Mon – Sat) Spitsbergen & Polar Bears MS Spitsbergen 6 days 20 Jul – 24 Aug 2020 (6 departures) €1213 no single supplement

Prices and offers correct at time of print (July 2020).  E&OE. Subject to availability at time of booking.

We have only listed voyages on the more comfortable ships, MS Spitsbergen, MS Fram and the new hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen. If you are interested in a shorter 3 or 4-night voyage on the ‘1950s classic’ MS Nordstjernen along the west coast of Spitsbergen, which are available between May and September, please contact us for details.

Name
Features
Ship
Duration
Dates
Price pps from
(excl flights
& overnights)
Offer
(T&Cs apply)
Island Hopping around the Arctic (itinerary #1) Bergen, Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Jany Mayen, Spitsbergen MS Spitsbergen 13 days 24 May 2021 €5279 early booking price
Arctic Islands Discovery (Eastbound) Iceland, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen MS Fram 13 days 25 May 2021 €5590 early booking price
In the Realm of the Polar Bear Circumnavigating Spitsbergen MS Spitsbergen 10 days 04 – 28 June 2021 (4 departures) €6190 early booking price
The Ultimate Expedition (itinerary #1) Circumnavigating Svalbard MS Fram 12 days 05 – 25 June 2021 (3 departures) €7288 early booking price

Prices and offers correct at time of print (July 2020).  E&OE. Subject to availability at time of booking.

We have only listed voyages on the more comfortable ships, MS Spitsbergen, MS Fram and the new hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen. If you are interested in a shorter 3 or 4-night voyage on the ‘1950s classic’ MS Nordstjernen along the west coast of Spitsbergen, which are available between May and September, please contact us for details.

Name
Features
Ship
Duration
Dates
Price pps from
(excl flights
& overnights)
Offer
(T&Cs apply)
Arctic Islands Discovery (Westbound) Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland MS Fram 14 days 05 July 2021 €6390 early booking price
In the Realm of the Polar Bear Circumnavigating Spitsbergen MS Spitsbergen 10 days 06 July 2021 €6190 early booking price
The Ultimate Expedition (itinerary #2) Circumnavigating Svalbard MS Fram 12 days 14 Jul – 12 Sep 2021 (7 departures) €5809 early booking price
Island Hopping Around the Arctic (itinerary #2) Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Bergen MS Spitsbergen 14 days 22 Sep 2021 €4778 early booking price

Prices and offers correct at time of print (July 2020).  E&OE. Subject to availability at time of booking.

  • Local flights (some itineraries only) to or from Svalbard/Norway at the start/end of your voyage
  • Transfers between Svalbard airport, hotel & ship
  • Hotel nights in Longyearbyen (if required), breakfast included, and lunch (as required)
  • Full board voyage in cabin category of your choice, including complimentary tea & coffee
  • Complimentary WiFi (where available, streaming not supported)
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore including in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • A range of included excursions and optional excursions (pay locally)
  • No gratuities expected

MS Fram & MS Roald Amundsen itineraries only: 

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Complimentary house wine, beer, sodas, mineral water (some longer itineraries only)
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to get hands on involvement with science program
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym, outdoor running track and fitness equipment (limited capacity)

 (Some items may vary / not be applicable depending on the ship/cruise. Please use the above lists are guides only.)

  • International flights and any overnights required to meet flight schedules from Dublin
  • Meals & beverages other than as stated
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Optional small group excursions and tours
  • Optional spa treatments (available only on MS Roald Amundsen)
  • Single supplement (unless stated)
  • Upgrade to a higher category cabin. Additional cost will apply.
  • If your cruise starts or ends in Longyearbyen you have the option to add extra nights and activities in Svalbard. Additional costs will apply.

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