An Arctic Adventure with MS Nordstjernen

6 days | 5 nights

This adventure voyage on MS Nordstjernen is the essential Spitsbergen experience. Explore the extraordinary Arctic landscape, glaciers and bird cliffs. Here above the Arctic Circle we will enjoy the Midnight Sun, with long days and light nights. If we are really lucky we might just see the king of the Arctic – the polar bear! In 2019, there will be two slightly different itineraries. Both voyages lasts six days, where one or two nights are spent on land and the remaining days are spent sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen.

from     1160 €

MONDAY DEPARTURES

Day 1LongyearbyenMore information
Day 2Longyearbyen and BarentsburgMore information
Day 3Woodfjord, Liefdefjord, Moffen and 80° NorthMore information
Day 4Kongsfjord and Ny-ÅlesundMore information
Day 5Isfjord and LongyearbyenMore information
Day 6 :LongyearbyenMore information

THURSDAY DEPARTURES

Day 1 :LongyearbyenMore information
Day 2 :Longyearbyen and BarentsburgMore information
Day 3 :Magdalenefjord and the North-West cornerMore information
Day 4 :Woodfjorden, Liefdefjorden, Moffen and 80° NorthMore information
Day 5 :Kongsfjord and Ny-ÅlesundMore information
Day 6 :LongyearbyenMore information

Included

Exploration cruise Longyearbyen-Longyearbyen

Full board on MS Nordstjernen

Monday departures: Two nights at the Spitsbergen Hotel or similar in Longyearbyen (One night with breakfast before the cruise and one night with light lunch, dinner and breakfast after the cruise)

Thursday departures: One night at the Spitsbergen Hotel or similar in Longyearbyen with breakfast and lunch before the cruise

Transfers in Longyearbyen

Sightseeing Tour of Longyearbyen

Folklore Show at Barentsburg

Landings in polar circle boat and other activities during the cruise

Optional

Exterior cabin at a variable supplement

Not included

Beverages

Flights to/from Longyearbyen

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English

Interior cabin, bunk beds, shared shower and WC, category E2 = 12156 Swedish kronor per person
Interior cabin, bunk beds, shared shower and WC, category D2 = 13896 Swedish kronor per person
Interior cabin, bunk beds, private shower and WC, category I2 = 16745 Swedish kronor per person
Exterior cabin, limited/bloced view, bunk beds, private shower and WC, category J2 = 18169 Swedish kronor per person
Exterior cabin, bunk beds, private shower and WC, category A2 = 18802 Swedish kronor per person
Exterior cabin, one bed and one sofa bed, private shower and WC, category N2 = 22679 Swedish kronor per person

One Swedish krona (SEK) = 0,095 euros (EUR), 0,109 US dollars (USD)

Price per person. Double occupancy.

Dynamic prices subject to availability.

Available departures in 2019

Monday

May: 20, 27

June: 3, 10, 17, 24

July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August: 5, 12, 19, 26

September: 2, 9

Thursday

May: 23, 30

June: 6, 13, 20, 27

July: 4, 11, 18, 25

August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September: 5

MONDAY DEPARTURES

6 days | 5 nights

Photo by Torbjørn Guldseth - Copyright Hurtigruten

DAY 1

Longyearbyen

On arrival you will be taken to a Spitsbergen hotel, where you will stay for the night.

DAY 2

Longyearbyen and Barentsburg

Enjoy a sightseeing trip in Longyearbyen, ending at the pier where you will join the MS Nordstjernen. Our first stop is the Russian settlement Barentsburg, where there will be opportunities to visit the Pomor Museum (optional) and enjoy a lively folklore show. In the afternoon we continue out of the Isfjord and head north along the Prins Karls Forland.

DAY 3

Woodfjord, Liefdefjord, Moffen and 80° North

The day will be spent cruising towards the Monaco Glacier, passing a number of small islets where eider ducks nest during the summer. If we are lucky, we may spot a polar bear searching for eggs. If the ice conditions are favorable, we will sail past 80° North and towards Moffen, an island often host to walrus.

DAY 4

Kongsfjord and Ny-Ålesund

Kongsfjorden is the largest fjord on the North West coast. We might also visit a large side fjord called Krossfjorden. The landscape varies from large tundra plains to alpine peaks with dramatic glaciers tumbling into the ocean. At the end of the fjord you will see the majestic Kongsbreen. Later we call on Ny-Ålesund. It was previously a coal mining community, now it is an advanced High Arctic research station.

Photo by Ester Kokmeijer - Copyright Hurtigruten

Photo by Nina Helland - Copyright Hurtigruten

DAY 5

Isfjord and Longyearbyen

Located in central Spitsbergen, the Isfjord is the most prominent fjord system on Svalbard. We will spend the morning sailing towards Longyearbyen. As we sail into the outer parts of the Isfjord, the landscape changes. Marvel at the large U-shaped valleys, carved out of the mountains by the giant glaciers that covered the area some ten thousand years ago. On arrival in Longyearbyen you have the rest of the day at your disposal. A farewell dinner will be served at the hotel.

DAY 6

Longyearbyen

An early morning transfer brings you to the airport for your flight home.

THURSDAY DEPARTURES

6 days | 5 nights

Photo by Torbjørn Guldseth - Copyright Hurtigruten

DAY 1

Longyearbyen

Enjoy an overnight stay at a Spitsbergen hotel.

DAY 2

Longyearbyen and Barentsburg

The morning starts with a guided sightseeing tour in Longyearbyen. After embarkation on MS Nordstjernen, we head for the Russian settlement Barentsburg, where you can visit the Pomor Museum (optional) and see a lively folklore show. In the afternoon we continue out of the Isfjord and head north along the Prins Karls Forland.

DAY 3

Magdalenefjord and the North-West Corner

We arrive in Magdalenefjord in the morning, and will make our first Polar circle boat landing. This area has a long history of exploration. Experience a very important cultural heritage; the remains of four blubber ovens or furnaces have been found on Gravneset, as well as a graveyard containing about 130 graves dating from the 17th to the late 18th century.

DAY 4

Woodfjord, Liefdefjord, Moffen and 80° North

As we cruise towards the Monaco Glacier, we will pass a number of small islets where eider ducks nest during the summer. This is a great place for spotting polar bears hunting for eggs. If we are lucky, the ice conditions make it possible to sail past 80° North and towards Moffen, a known haul-out for walrus.

Photo by Ester Kokmeijer - Copyright Hurtigruten

Photo by Torbjørn Guldseth - Copyright Hurtigruten

DAY 5

Kongsfjord and Ny-Ålesund

We sail into Kongsfjorden, an inlet that is 26 km long. From here, you can see the two glaciers Kronebreen and Kongsvegen. On its southern shore you find one of only four permanent settlements on Svalbard: the old coal-mining town of Ny-Ålesund – now the northernmost settlement in the world, a facility for permanent research institutes from ten countries.

DAY 6

Longyearbyen

With an early morning arrival in Longyearbyen, your Svalbard adventure is over and it is time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE WITH MS NORDSTJERNEN

6 days | 5 nights

from     1160 €