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Hurtigruten Group

Circumnavigating Svalbard

The Ultimate Expedition

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Departure Dates
3 departures between Aug 2024 and Sept 2024
Duration
12 days
Ships
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Elemental landscapes and unique wildlife

12-day expedition cruise from Oslo, beginning in Longyearbyen and attempting a full circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago

The world's edge 

Your adventure begins in Oslo with a flight to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town. An overnight stay gives you time to explore before we attempt to cross the 80th parallel north. Explore Svalbard's stunning nature reserves, where seabirds such as Brunnich’s Guillemots and kittiwakes nest on the soaring cliffs. 

Journey of discovery 

On land, you’ll be keeping an eye out for reindeer and the elusive polar bear, while in the seas, whales and seals can be observed as we head for the fjords of Hornsund. Learn about the history of Arctic whalers and explorers as we continue to Isfjord, before returning to Longyearbyen.

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Cabin 1
Adults
2
Children
(2-15 years)
0

Available Dates

2024
No available cabins

Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Explore cosmopolitan Oslo

Day 1

Longyearbyen adventures

Day 2

Expedition days

Day 3-5

Exploring the east

Day 6-8

Hornsund and Bellsund

Day 9-10

Astonishing Isfjord

Day 11

Return to Longyearbyen

Day 12

Attempt

- - - Attempted route, ice conditions dependent 

Our Attempts are voyages where we challenge the elements in true expedition style. As we explore these remote and captivating areas in a safe way, our adventure will ultimately be guided by nature. If weather, sea or ice conditions do not allow our planned navigation, our experienced crew will deliver an adapted itinerary. Flexibility and our deep knowledge of the area combine to give you an amazing exploration experience.

What's included

Flights

  • Return flights in economy class between Oslo and Longyearbyen 

Hotel

  • Overnight in Oslo before your expedition cruise, including dinner and breakfast

Transfers

  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune  
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests (MS Fram only) 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities expected 
  • Depending on your individual flight times, additional overnights might be necessary (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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