Svalbard

Explore a dramatic and fascinating polar wilderness on cruise with Hurtigruten to Svalbard. Svalbard is a group of islands located between the Arctic, Barents, Greenland and Norwegian Seas, that together create the most northern section of Norway with a vast Arctic tundra of ice fields and glaciers.

Why Svalbard?

  • It is home to rich variety of wildlife – Seals, Arctic Foxes, Reindeer, thousands of migratory seabirds and the King of ArcticPolar Bear
  • It is land of the midnight sun through summer and the backdrop for the Northern Lights from autumn to spring.
  • In winter you can experience the eerie magic of 24 hour darkness of Polar Night and in summers the dreamy haze of 24-hour daylight
  • Its one of the rare places left on earth where polar bears outnumber humans

What more you ask? Longyearbyen, the largest settlement in Svalbard is a hive off activity all year around with a full calendar of festivals, concerts and sporting events. You can read the events that you can be part of when you take a trip with Hurtigruten’s unique itineraries to Svalbard

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Svalbard Cruises

Join one of our Svalbard cruises just north of the polar circle, a little south of the North Pole – and right in the middle of a great adventure.

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STARTING FROM AED 5,745 per person

Arctic Ski & Sail – Svalbard

Do you want to experience Svalbard’s most beautiful ski touring cruise in 2018? Join us for the ultimate ski and sail trip on Svalbard, including visits to Hornsund and Isfjorden. During 4 days of sailing and 3 days of skiing you will discover the extreme beauty of the High Arctic, on a ski cruise that takes you above and beyond. If we’re lucky we might even see polar bears.

Travel Period 14 May 2018

Duration 5 Days

☉Longyearbyen – Hornsund – Isfjorden – Longyearbyen

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STARTING FROM AED 6,325 per person

Spitsbergen and Polar Bears – An Arctic Adventure (Thursday – Tuesday)

This Arctic expedition is one of a kind! We will sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard. Enjoy excursions including hiking, kayaking and traversing a glacier. In the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe, there’s a good chance to see polar bears.

Travel Period May – September 2018

Duration 6 days

☉Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 6,325 per person

Spitesbergen & Polar Bears – An Arctic Adventure (Monday – Saturday)

This adventure voyage on MS Nordstjernen is the essential Spitsbergen experience. You spend one night on land and the rest at sea sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Explore the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers, fjords and magnificent Arctic Wildlife. If we are really lucky we might just see the King of the Arctic; the polar bear.

Travel Period May – September 2018

Duration 6 Days

☉Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 24,140 per person

Circumnavigating Svalbard – In the Realm of the Polar Bear

This adventure voyage on MS Nordstjernen is the essential Spitsbergen experience. You spend one night on land and the rest at sea sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Explore the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers, fjords and magnificent Arctic Wildlife. If we are really lucky we might just see the King of the Arctic; the polar bear.

Travel Period 

03.06.2019, 03.06.2019, 11.06.2019, 19.06.2019, 11.07.2019

Duration 10 Days

☉Longyearbyen, circumnavigating Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 27,950 per person

The Ultimate Svalbard Expedition

This epic voyage circumnavigates the large island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard. Explore glaciers, mountains and fjords in the west, and the barren High Arctic wilderness in the eastern part of Svalbard. Enjoy expedition landings, hikes, kayaking and other activities in the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe.

Travel Period 16 July (SOLD OUT) and 26 July 2018

Duration 12 Days

☉Longyearbyen, Circumnavigating Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 27,135 per person

The Complete Spitsbergen Expedition

This Arctic expedition is one of a kind! We will sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard. Enjoy excursions including hiking, kayaking and traversing a glacier. In the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe, there’s a good chance to see polar bears.

Travel Period June 2018

Duration 10 Days

☉Longyearbyen, circumnavigating Svalbard (flights from Oslo)

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STARTING FROM AED 6,320 per person

Spitsbergen – Polar Bears and Arctic Adventure (Monday – Saturday)

This adventure voyage on MS Nordstjernen is the essential Spitsbergen experience. Spend two nights on land and the rest at sea sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen on this exploration. Discover the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers, fjords and scan for magnificent Arctic wildlife. If we are really lucky, we might just see the King of the Arctic himself; the mighty polar bear.

Travel Period May – September 2019

Duration 6 Days

☉Longyearbyen – Hornsund – Isfjorden – Longyearbyen

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STARTING FROM AED 6,895 per person

Spitsbergen – Polar Bears and Arctic Adventure (Thursday – Tuesday)

This adventure voyage on MS Nordstjernen is the essential Spitsbergen experience. Spend one night on land and the rest at sea sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Explore the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers, fjords and scan for magnificent Arctic wildlife. If we are really lucky, we might get to see the King of the Arctic; the polar bear.

Travel Period May – September 2019

Duration 6 Days

☉Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen

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STARTING FROM AED 29,320 per person

Circumnavigating Svalbard – The Ultimate Expedition

This epic voyage circumnavigates the large island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard. Explore glaciers, mountains and fjords in the west, and the barren High Arctic wilderness in the east. Enjoy expedition landings, hikes, kayaking and more in the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe.

Travel Period 27 July & 06 August 2019

Duration 12 days

☉Longyearbyen, circumnavigating Svalbard

Svalbard and Norway Cruises

Discover the best of both worlds on a cruise from Norway to the remote islands of Svalbard.

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STARTING FROM AED 5,100 per person

Norwegian Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure

For explorers who want to get a taste of Norway’s beautiful northern coast and venture further north to Spitsbergen, high in the Arctic Circle, to experience the special sensation of the Polar Night, this voyage combines both.

Travel Period April 2017 – December 2018

Duration 8-9 Days

☉Spitsbergen – Norwegian Coast

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STARTING FROM AED 9,770 per person

Hurtigruten High Arctic Ski & Sail – Tromsø to Svalbard

Do you want to experience the most beautiful ski touring cruise in 2018? Join us for the ultimate ski and sail trip from Tromsø to Svalbard, including Bjørnøya. During eight days of sailing and six days of skiing you’ll discover the extreme beauty of Arctic Norway and Svalbard on a ski cruise that takes you above and beyond. If we’re lucky we might even see polar bears.

Travel Period 06 May 2018

Duration 9 days

☉Tromsø – Lyngen – Bjørnøya – Hornsund – Isfjorden – Billefjorden – Longyearbyen

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STARTING FROM AED 12,670 per person

The Historic Sportsman’s Route to Svalbard – Northbound

If you are thinking of a traditional summer holiday with packed beaches, this is not the voyage for you! An expedition to Svalbard takes you to extreme latitudes, where summer can feel almost like winter. But there will be sun, in fact 24 hours of it, and you can enjoy the Midnight Sun in a wintry landscape. This is a memorable experience that is completely out of the ordinary.

Travel Period 7 June 2018

Duration 9 Days

☉Tromsø, Norway – Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 12,800 per person

The Historic Sportsman’s Route to Svalbard – Southbound

If you are thinking of a traditional summer holiday with packed beaches, this is not the voyage for you! An expedition to Svalbard takes you to extreme latitudes, where summer can feel almost like winter. But there will be sun, in fact 24 hours of it, and you can enjoy the Midnight Sun in a wintry landscape. This is a memorable experience that is completely out of the ordinary.

Travel Period 30 May 2018

Duration 10 Days

☉Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Tromsø, Norway

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STARTING FROM AED 14,650 per person

Expedition across the Arctic Sea

This expedition takes you from the fjords of Norway to the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard. Learn about the fascinating history of explorers and whalers, and experience the thriving wildlife and untouched scenery. Visit isolated islands, settlements and charming fishing villages, some of which are only reachable by sea.

Travel Period 19 May 2018

Duration 12 days

☉Bergen, Norway – Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Oslo, Norway

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STARTING FROM AED 15,710 per person

Norway and Spitsbergen – Hurtigruten Sportsman’s Route Exploration – Southbound

Voyage from the heart of Arctic wilderness to the heart of Europe. Hurtigruten´s classic Sportsman´s Route has been modernised to offer unforgettable scenery in the fjords as well as a crossing of the Arctic Circle. We explore remote Bjørnøya and the realm of the polar bear under the magical Midnight Sun* on our High Arctic adventure before making our way along the Norwegian coast to vibrant Amsterdam.

Travel Period

02 August 2019, 26 August 2019, 19 September 2019

Duration 14 Days

☉Longyearbyen – Svalbard – Bjørnøya – Norway – Amsterdam

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STARTING FROM AED 15,732 per person

Norway and Spitsbergen – The Route of Polar Pioneers

This short Arctic expedition is full of excitement! Stand on the northernmost point of Europe, step ashore on wild Bjørnøya and spend two and a half days exploring the beautifully rugged coastline and narrow fjords in the west of Spitsbergen. Excursion opportunities include hiking, kayaking and visiting a science station, and don´t forget there will be chances to spot the mighty polar bear.

Travel Period 21 July 2019

Duration 7 Days

☉Tromsø – Skarsvåg (North Cape) – Bjørnøya – Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 18,150 per person

Norway and Spitsbergen – Hurtigruten Sportsman’s Route Exploration – Northbound

Voyage from the heart of Europe to the heart of Arctic wilderness. Hurtigruten´s classic Sportsman´s Route has been modernised to offer unforgettable scenery in the fjords as well as a crossing of the Arctic Circle. We explore remote Bjørnøya and the realm of the polar bear under the magical Midnight Sun* on our High Arctic adventure.

Travel Period

22 July 2019, 15 August 2019, 8 September 2019

Duration 13 days

☉Amsterdam – Norway – Bjørnøya – Svalbard – Longyearbyen

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STARTING FROM AED 28,740 per person

Svalbard and Norway – Circumnavigation and North Cape

This voyage circumnavigates the beautiful island wilderness of Spitsbergen, takes you ashore at Bjørnøya, crosses the Arctic Ocean to the northernmost point of the European mainland and concludes with a visit to pristine beauty at the Arctic paradise islands of Sommarøy outside of Tromsø, Norway.

Travel Period 16 August 2019

Duration 14 Days

☉Longyearbyen – circumnavigating Svalbard – Bjørnøya – Skarsvåg – Sommarøy

Svalbard and the Arctic Islands

Experience Svalbard and the other majestic islands of the great Arctic, Greenland, Jan Mayen and Iceland.

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STARTING FROM AED 20,120 per person

Iceland, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen – Arctic Islands Discovery (10 days)

Discover Arctic highlights! Iceland impresses with magical landscapes and teeming birdlife, remote Jan Mayen rises from the mid-Atlantic ridge and Svalbard’s high Arctic islands host powerful walrus and polar bear. Spectacular scenery, fantastic fjords and the Midnight Sun provide a stunning backdrop to this expedition.

Travel Period 26 May 2019

Duration 10 Days

☉Reykjavik, Iceland to Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 25,480 per person

Greenland and Iceland – The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition

This exploration begins in Spitsbergen and sails to Greenland and Iceland for an incomparable Arctic adventure. As we reach the least-visited national park in the world, we might sail for days without seeing another vessel. The chances of meeting a polar wolf or a polar bear are far greater than meeting another human being. Join us for a voyage far beyond the ordinary.

Travel Period 26 July 2019

Duration 12 Days

☉Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Greenland – Reykjavik, Iceland

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STARTING FROM AED 25,865 per person

Iceland, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen – Arctic Islands Discovery (12 days)

This voyage takes you to a rich variety of Atlantic islands. Iceland is the perfect destination for explorers searching for the unexpected, while volcanic Jan Mayen rises from the mid-Atlantic ridge, snow-capped and surrounded by oceans full of life, and Svalbard is home to the King of the Arctic: the polar bear. Join us to experience powerful nature, adventure and history.

Travel Period 01 July 2019

Duration 12 days

☉Iceland – Jan Mayen – Svalbard

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STARTING FROM AED 33,345 per person

Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Iceland – Arctic Islands Exploration

Welcome to true Arctic adventure. Island-hopping across the region, we sail above 80º N, to take you to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Svalbard. Next, we head to the remote outpost of Jan Mayen before exploring the volcanic home of the sagas: Iceland. Enjoy excursions such as hiking, kayaking and traversing a glacier on this active and exciting voyage.

Travel Period 27 June 2019

Duration 15 Days

☉Longyearbyen – Circumnavigating Svalbard – Jan Mayen – Reykjavik

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STARTING FROM AED 38,890 per person

Viking Journey through the North Atlantic

Explore Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland for an adventure that cannot be compared to anything else in this hemisphere. As we reach the least-visited national park in the world we might sail for days without seeing another vessel. The chances of meeting a polar wolf or a polar bear are far greater than meeting another human being.

Travel Period 5 August 2018

Duration 14 days

☉Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Greenland – Reykjavik, Iceland