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Svalbard Cruises

Rugged Arctic beauty at the top of the world

Reasons to explore Svalbard with us

Sprawling glaciers, jagged mountain formations and scenic fjords – Svalbard showcases Arctic beauty in all its rugged, pristine splendour. As Svalbard travel experts, we’ll show you the must-see highlights but also the lesser-known gems. Find out about our itineraries, activities and offers.

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  • Explore Svalbard in 2025/2026 on our small, well-equipped expedition ships, where safety and sustainability come first. Sail in style and comfort so you’re relaxed, rested, and ready for adventure.

  • PLUS with our Price Promise, if you find the same cabin available for a lower price after you've booked, let us know and we'll give you back the difference.

Activities on Svalbard

  • Your cruise to Svalbard comes with included and optional activities to help you make the most out of your adventure in the archipelago.

  • Our Expedition Team will guide you through the in-depth history and science of what makes Svalbard such a fascinating place.   

Wildlife on Svalbard

  • Sailing on an expedition cruise in summer increases your chances of possibly spotting polar bears along the shores or across the ice.

Spectacular landscapes

Explore jagged mountains, labyrinthine fjords, national parks, total wilderness and calving glaciers.

Guest enjoying the view from the stern of MS Maud. Photo: Tom Woodstock/Ultrasharp

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Immersive activities

On a trip to Svalbard feel completely at one with nature as you hike in the Arctic tundra, kayak through deep fjords or collect samples for global Citizen Science projects.

Activities in Svalbard

Svalbard is one of Europe’s last great wildernesses, beckoning intrepid explorers for centuries. Your expedition cruise comes with included and optional activities to help you make the most out of your adventure in the archipelago. Here are several ways you can immerse yourself in Svalbard’s natural splendour.

Explore Torshavn (Walking Tour)

Explore the history and heritage of the Faroe Islands’ capital.

* Please note that these are optional activities; an additional cost may apply.

Majestic wildlife

See iconic Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat.

Svalbard wildlife

Svalbard is a unique habitat for birdlife and mammals, including Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, whales, and polar bears at the top of the food chain. Our Expedition Team will guide you on how you can safely observe the wildlife you might encounter with the least amount of impact on their fragile ecosystem.

Hardscrabble history

Follow the trail of Arctic pioneers from the Age of Discovery to the 20th century mining rush.

Expedition Team Svalbard

Featuring guest lecturers and scientists, your Expedition Team will enhance your knowledge with specialist lectures as part of your Svalbard expedition. Topics may include Svalbard’s flora and fauna, climate, cultural artefacts, geology and exploration history. Informal talks and impromptu guiding may also take place out on deck or ashore.

Expedition Ships

Our expedition ships are your stylish and comfortable havens at sea, bringing you safely on authentic adventures. These are the expedition ships taking you to and around Svalbard.

Helping nature and communities

Help us give back by supporting local businesses and join beach cleans and environmental research projects.

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

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