svalbard cruise

Introduction

Join us on a truly unique in-depth 15-day Svalbard circumnavigation cruise. As the sea around Svalbard opens up from the ice during the summer months it gives us the opportunity to take you on our most detailed exploration of the archipelago. The focus on this trip is on exploring and we will be making daily shore landings with our expedition leader and guide to experience the raw beauty and majestic nature of Svalbard. Our aim is to circumnavigate Spitsbergen and to explore the Austonna Ice Cap depending on conditions.

The Voyage

Day 1  Welcome aboard! Depart Longyearbyen pm

Day 2  Prins Karls Foreland

Day 3-4  Ny-Alesund and Kongsfjord

Day 5  Sea Ice

Day 6-9 Nordaustlandet and Hinlopen Strait

Day 10-12 South-East Spitsbergen

Day 13 Hornsund

Day 14  Isfjord

Day 15  Arrive Longyearbyen am

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Booking Promise

As we look forward to exploring with you again in 2021 we would like to reassure our customers with our risk-free booking promise.

 

Advanced Safety Measures

Find out about the advanced safety measures we will be taking on our future voyages to ensure your safety.

Day by Day

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Days 1 and 2

Longyearbyen and Prins Karls Foreland

Our Svalbard circumnavigation cruise departs from the port of Longyearbyen in the afternoon. The overall schedule is flexible to allow us to see as much as possible and will be led by our highly experienced leader. Taking advantage of the beautiful 24-hour sunlight we will sail out of the Isfjord and towards Prins Karls Foreland where we will do shore landings and visit a walrus colony on day 2. Our plan is to sail north and attempt a clockwise circumnavigation of Spitsbergen. 

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Days 3 to 5

Ny-Alesund, Kongsfjord and Ice Edge

As we head north our first port of call is the scientific community of Ny-Alesund, the most northerly inhabited settlement on earth which is home to an interesting historical site and museum. We will explore the majestic Kongsfjord and the fjords that branch into it. We will sail close to an impressive calving glacier face and there will also be an opportunity for hikes ashore with our expedition leader. We will then sail north and if we have calm conditions attempt to reach the edge of the sea ice which extends all the way to the North Pole, a really impressive sight.

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Days 6 to 8

Nordaustlandet and Hinlopen Strait

We will sail along the north coast of Spitsbergen keeping a lookout for wildlife including polar bears that inhabit the area. Depending on the sea ice conditions, we aim to continue along the north coast to reach the island of Nordaustlandet and cruise along the Austfonna Ice Cap, a truly breathtaking sight. If the sea ice doesn’t allow us access then the other option is to head south through the Hinlopen Strait. We aim to make shore landings on a daily basis to explore the majestic wilderness of this area. 

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Days 9 – 14

Southern Spitsbergen

We will follow the compass south and explore the region along the south coast of Spitsbergen. We will visit rarely visited landing sites and have lots of chances to take in the breathtaking nature, wildlife, and scenery. As we round the southern tip of Spitsbergen, we will enter the area around Hornsund where we will have a day to explore and do some wilderness hikes. We will then set sail north along the coast towards Longyearbyen.

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Day 15

Longyearbyen

Safely back in the port of Longyearbyen after our epic 15-day Svalbard circumnavigation cruise, we will enjoy a final breakfast together. We say our goodbyes and disembark in the morning after making new friends and sharing an incredible adventure together.

The above itinerary is a guide only. A part of any Arctic adventure is the flexibility to take advantage of the weather and ice conditions. Our expedition leader will make sure you see as much a possible. 

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Inside This Svalbard Circumnavigation Cruise

Our trips are aimed at anyone with a passion for exploring the Arctic with a small group of like minded individuals on a comfortable small ship cruise and include :

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Amazing Wildlife

We will visit areas where walruses haul out, encounter reindeer and Arctic foxes on land, observe whales and other marine life and explore coasts where polar bears are known to roam. 

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Stunning Scenery

We will encounter mighty glaciers, cruise tranquil steep-sided fjords and spend time outside exploring the beautiful untouched wilderness.  

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Expedition Vessel With 12 Guests

We believe the best way to experience an environmentally sensitive place such as the Arctic is with a small group of travellers. Newly launched expedition cruise ships now take up to 350 passengers, we believe smaller is better. 

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Expedition Leader and Guide

An aspect of our journeys is to learn about the place you are visiting. Our onboard guides are the core of what we do and will share their passion and knowledge of Svalbard throughout the trip. We offer the best guide to guest ratio available. 

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Zodiac landing craft for shore landings

Shore landings are the essence of every expedition and your guides will take you exploring on a daily basis. The vessel is equipped with landing craft that can be used to reach remote beaches so you can experience the wilderness firsthand. 

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Climate Compensated

Caring for the environment is what we do. For every trip we run we plant trees in Greenland to offset the emissions. We are a member of AECO and follow strict guidelines to ensure our trips don’t cause any disturbance to the wildlife or natural sites.

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Meet Our Expert


Andreas Umbreit

Svalbard Expedition Leader

Hi, I’m Andreas and I’m an expedition leader with over 35 years of experience exploring Svalbard. I look forward to welcoming you onboard this Svalbard circumnavigation cruise and sharing my passion and knowledge for the Arctic with you.

Your Vessel

Expedition Motor Vessel Togo

Step aboard M/V Togo a classic expedition vessel.

Togo is a 102ft /31m motor yacht, custom built in 1965 by legendary Dunston Shipyard and last refitted in 2018. Originally built as North Sea trawler she was converted into Lloyd’s safety vessel in 1980s, then into a Yacht with extensive refit 2012 and upgraded to expedition yacht in 2018.

Togo has a well-appointed galley and mess room, elegant and comfortable mahogany paneled salon with bar and kitchenette. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed sides. She is a sturdy vessel with elegant sheer, sails with abundant intimacy from the bygone era of tramp steamers.

  • Comfortable accommodation in twin cabins and double cabins with private shower and w/c (mostly en-suite)

  • Small group size of 12 guests ensures an intimate experience

  • Hot Showers

  • Equipped with 2 x zodiacs for shore landings
  • Large deck space for photography

  • Large saloon with bar.

  • Ice-strengthened hull for travel in the polar regions

  • Full safety gear

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Dates and Prices

Prices quoted are per person. Twin and double cabins are based on double occupancy.

2021
2022
2023
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
10th - 17th May 2021
8 Days
£7,000
£7,000
£6,300
£5,700
4th - 12th June 2021
9 Days
£7,700
£7,700
£6,900
£6,300
4th - 12th July 2021
9 Days
£7,200
£7,200
£6,400
£5,800
12th - 26th July 2021
15 Days
£11,200
£11,200
£10,400
£8,000
12th - 20th August 2021
9 Days
£7,200
£7,200
£6,400
£5,800
21st - 29th August 2021
9 Days
£7,700
£7,700
£6,900
£6,300
29th August - 12th September 2021
15 Days
£11,200
£11,200
£10,400
£8,000
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
10th - 17th May 2021
8 Days
€8,100
€8,100
€7,100
€6,500
4th - 12th June 2021
9 Days
€8,800
€8,800
€7,800
€7,200
4th - 12th July 2021
9 Days
€8,300
€8,300
€7,300
€6,700
12th - 26th July 2021
15 Days
€12,900
€12,900
€12,000
€9,000
12th - 20th August 2021
9 Days
€8,300
€8,300
€7,300
€6,700
21st - 29th August 2021
9 Days
€8,800
€8,800
€7,800
€7,200
29th August - 12th September 2021
15 Days
€12,900
€12,900
€12,000
€9,200
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
10th - 17th May 2021
8 Days
$8,700
$8,700
$7,700
$7,000
4th June - 12th June 2021
9 Days
$9,500
$9,500
$8,500
$7,800
4th - 12th July 2021
9 Days
$9,000
$9,000
$8,000
$7,300
12th - 26th July 2021
15 Days
$14,000
$14,000
$13,000
$10,000
12th - 20th August 2021
9 Days
$9,000
$9,000
$8,000
$7,300
21st - 29th August 2021
9 Days
$9,500
$9,500
$8,500
$7,800
29th August - 12th September 2021
9 Days
$14,000
$14,000
$13,000
$10,000

Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
24th April - 1st May 2022
8 Days
£7,000
£7,000
£6,600
£6,000
9th - 16th May 2022
9 Days
£8,200
£8,200
£7,400
£6,800
18th May - 26th May 2022
9 Days
£8,200
£8,200
£7,400
£6,800
3rd - 11th June 2022
9 Days
£7,700
£7,700
£6,900
£6,300
3rd - 11th July 2022
9 Days
£7,700
£7,700
£6,900
£6,300
11th - 25th July 2022
15 Days
£11,700
£11,700
£10,900
£8,500
27th July - 11th August 2022
15 Days
£11,700
£11,700
£10,900
£8,500
13th - 27th August 2022
15 Days
£11,700
£11,700
£10,900
£8,500
29th August - 12th September 2022
15 Days
£12,200
£12,200
£11,400
£9,000
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
24th April - 1st May 2022
8 Days
€8,100
€8,100
€7,600
€7,000
9th - 17th May 2022
9 Days
€9,300
€9,300
€8,300
€7,700
18th May - 26th May 2022
9 Days
€9,300
€9,300
€8,300
€7,700
3rd - 11th June 2022
9 Days
€8,800
€8,800
€7,800
€7,200
3rd - 11th July 2022
9 Days
€8,800
€8,800
€7,800
€7,200
11th - 25th July 2022
15 Days
€13,400
€13,400
€12,500
€9,700
27th July - 11th August 2022
15 Days
€13,400
€13,400
€12,500
€9,700
13th August - 27th August 2022
15 Days
€13,400
€13,400
€12,500
€9,700
29th August - 12th September 2022
15 Days
€13,900
€13,900
€13,000
€10,200
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
24th April - 1st May 2022
8 Days
$9,500
$9,500
$9,000
$8,500
9th - 17th May 2022
9 Days
$11,000
$11,000
$10,000
$9,000
18th May - 26th May 2022
9 Days
$11,000
$11,000
$10,000
$9,000
3rd - 11th June 2022
9 Days
$10,500
$10,500
$9,500
$8,500
3rd - 11th July 2022
9 Days
$10,500
$10,500
$9,500
$8,500
11th - 25th July 2022
15 Days
$15,900
$15,900
$14,900
$11,500
27th July- 11th August 2022
15 Days
$15,900
$15,900
$14,900
$11,500
13th - 27th August 2022
15 Days
$15,900
$15,900
$14,900
$11,500
29th August - 12th September 2022
15 Days
$16,400
$16,400
$15,400
$12,000

Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
23rd - 30th April 2023
8 Days
£7,000
£7,000
£6,600
£6,000
8th - 16th May 2023
9 Days
£8,200
£8,200
£7,400
£6,800
17th May - 25th May 2023
9 Days
£8,200
£8,200
£7,400
£6,800
2nd - 10th June 2023
9 Days
£7,700
£7,700
£6,900
£6,300
2nd - 10th July 2023
9 Days
£7,700
£7,700
£6,900
£6,300
10th - 24th July 2023
15 Days
£11,700
£11,700
£10,900
£8,500
26th July - 10th August 2023
15 Days
£11,700
£11,700
£10,900
£8,500
12th - 26th August 2023
15 Days
£11,700
£11,700
£10,900
£8,500
28th August - 11th September 2023
15 Days
£12,200
£12,200
£11,400
£9,000
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
23rd - 30th April 2023
8 Days
€8,100
€8,100
€7,600
€7,000
8th - 16th May 2023
9 Days
€9,300
€9,300
€8,300
€7,700
17th May - 25th May 2023
9 Days
€9,300
€9,300
€8,300
€7,700
2nd - 10th June 2023
9 Days
€8,800
€8,800
€7,800
€7,200
2nd - 10th July 2023
9 Days
€8,800
€8,800
€7,800
€7,200
10th - 24th July 2023
15 Days
€13,400
€13,400
€12,500
€9,700
26th July - 10th August 2023
15 Days
€13,400
€13,400
€12,500
€9,700
12th - 26th August 2023
15 Days
€13,400
€13,400
€12,500
€9,700
28th August - 11th September 2023
15 Days
€13,900
€13,900
€13,000
€10,200
Date
Trip Name
Duration
Cabin A
Cabin B
Cabin C
Cabin D
23rd - 30th April 2023
8 Days
$9,500
$9,500
$9,000
$8,500
8th - 16th May 2023
9 Days
$11,000
$11,000
$10,000
$9,000
17th May - 25th May 2023
9 Days
$11,000
$11,000
$10,000
$9,000
2nd - 10th June 2023
9 Days
$10,500
$10,500
$9,500
$8,500
2nd - 10th July 2023
9 Days
$10,500
$10,500
$9,500
$8,500
10th - 24th July 2023
15 Days
$15,900
$15,900
$14,900
$11,500
26th July - 10th August 2023
15 Days
$15,900
$15,900
$14,900
$11,500
12th - 26th August 2023
15 Days
$15,900
$15,900
$14,900
$11,500
26th July - 10th August 2023
15 Days
$16,400
$16,400
$13,400
$12,000

See Cabins

Cabin A – Double with Ensuite

A comfortable cabin that sleeps 2 in a double bed with an en-suite toilet and shower situated on the lower deck.

Cabin B – Twin with Ensuite

A comfortable cabin that sleeps 2 in 2 single beds with an en-suite toilet and shower situated on the lower deck.

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Cabin C – Twin with Shared 

A twin cabin that sleeps 2 in 2 single beds with a shared toilet and shower situated directly opposite the cabin on the upper deck.

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Cabin D – Single with Shared 

A single cabin on the lower deck with a shared toilet and shower accessed via a staircase on the deck above. 

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Peace Of Mind Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty with travel due to the coronavirus so we have added a peace of mind guarantee for all bookings made for 2021. If your trip is interrupted due to coronavirus travel restrictions you will be able to move your trip to a future booking free of charge. At this point, we believe that all our trips will be able to operate normally in 2021, and we have put this in place as an added reassurance so you can have full confidence when booking. You can read our full statement here.

Payment Options & Information

We offer payment via the following methods:

  • Credit card
  • Payment by bank transfer
  • Monthly installments to spread the cost of payments

Please let us know at the time of booking your preferred method.

A 30% deposit is taken at the time of booking with the final 70% payable 90 days prior to departure.

We highly recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking that also covers cancellation. 

Single Travelers

Single travellers are welcome on all our voyages. We often host single travellers, particularly on our photo voyages so the chances are you won’t be the only single traveller. We offer the following accommodation options for single travellers:

  • 2 x single cabins
  • Option to share a twin cabin with another traveller of the same sex.
  • Option to have your own cabin for an additional supplement. Please contact us for this option as the price varies depending on trip and availability.

Booking terms

This trip is operated by Secret Atlas and is subject to the Secret Atlas terms and conditions of travel. You can read the full booking terms here. 

Trip notes and what’s included / excluded

Departure Location Longyearbyen
Arrival Location Longyearbyen
Trip Style Exploration
Physical Rating Easy
Maximum Group Size 12
Accommodation 3 x Twins and 1 x Double with en-suite, 1 x Twin and 2 x Singles with shared bathroom
Duration 15 Days
Time of Year July
Included

Not Included

If you have any questions about this Svalbard circumnavigation cruise
please get in touch

 

Useful Information

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What Our Customers Say

On each journey we welcome customers from all corner of the globe, with a variety of different ages and backgrounds all united in their passion to experience what the Arctic has to offer

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Pan – Business Executive from Italy

 

‘This is the closest you can come to a real expedition. We saw glaciers seals, whales, walruses and polar bears’

From an early age Pan dreamed of visiting the Arctic. At the age of 42 he made that dream come true by joining Secret Atlas on a Svalbard circumnavigation cruise.

Annie – Interior Designer from the USA

‘The micro cruise experience felt like being on your own private boat. The crew were fantastic’

Annie had always wanted to go an expedition in Svalbard and joined us as a solo traveller.

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