Natural Wonders of Svalbard Cruise

Explore Northern Svalbard on an Expedition Micro Cruise with 12 Guests

Longyearbyen,

10 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Price From €8,900

The ultimate Svalbard cruise on a small, capable expedition vessel with just 12 guests. The focus on this adventure is to explore the beautiful natural wilderness of Svalbard during the summer months with 24 hours of daylight. We will encounter calving glaciers, witness an abundance of wildlife, visit historical places, and spend time exploring ashore. All this with 2 expert guides and just 12 guests.

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The Voyage

Day 1 Welcome aboard! Depart Longyearbyen pm

Day 2 Prins Karls Foreland

Day 3 Ice edge

Day 4 Exploring north west coast

Day 5 Exploring north west coast

Day 6 Exploring north west coast

Day 7 Exploring north west coast

Day 8 Ny-Alesund

Day 9 Isfjord

Day 10 Arrive Longyearbyen am

Svalbard Cruise Day by Day

Day 1

.2° N, .6° E

Longyearbyen

Your expedition begins in the most Northerly town in the world, Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark our expedition vessel at the port of Longyearbyen. After an introduction from our expedition leader and a safety briefing from the Captain, we set sail out through the majestic Adventfjord. As Longyearbyen disappears astern, we wave goodbye to civilisation for the next 9 days. As we sail out through the Isfjord we will spend time on deck watching for the whales that frequent the waters.

Days 2-3

.3° N, .7° E

Prins Karls Foreland & Sea Ice

In the morning we approach Prins Karls Foreland, an uninhabited island of beautiful scenery off the west coast of Spitsbergen. We will drop anchor and launch the Zodiac landing craft to go ashore and visit an area where walruses haul out. In the afternoon we will do a wilderness hike. We frequently see Svalbard reindeer here. If the conditions allow we will sail up to the edge of the sea ice which extends all the way to the North Pole. In calm conditions, we will cruise the edge of the sea ice keeping a sharp lookout for wildlife including polar bears that hunt on the ice.

Days 4-7

.5° N, .4° E

Exploring the North-West Coast

Every voyage we undertake to Svalbard involves an element of exploration. A part of our Svalbard experience is to have a few days with no set itinerary. Under the guidance of our expedition leader, we will work with the weather and sea ice conditions to show you the best that the north-west coast has to offer. Over the next 3 days we will cruise around the coast with regular shore landings to visit different natural and historical sites including glaciers, do wilderness hikes and spend some time enjoying the raw nature of the Arctic.

Days 8-9

.5° N, .3° E

Lilliehook Fjord, Kongsfjorden and Ny-Alesund

As we sail back south we explore the area in and Kongsfjorden. Expect majestic glaciers, some of Svalbard’s most beautiful fjords and scenery from the decks. Here we encounter one of Svalbard’s most breathtaking sites, the Lilliehook glacier, one of Svalbard’s largest calving glacier fronts. We will spend time here witnessing nature’s beauty in its rawest form with the option of doing a wilderness hike to a neighbouring fjord. The following day we will do a short sailing to the scientific community of Ny-Alesund, the most northerly settlement on earth. Here there are some interesting historical sites and a great museum.

Day 10

.2° N, .6° E

Longyearbyen

In the morning we arrive back at the port of Longyearbyen. After breakfast we say our goodbyes after making new friends and sharing a wonderful 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.

Inside This Svalbard 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 :

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.

Stunning Scenery

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

Climate Compensated

Caring for the environment is what we do. For Svalbard cruise we run we plant trees in Greenland to offset the emissions. As a member of AECO, we follow strict guidelines to ensure minimal disturbance to wildlife and natural sites.

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.

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.

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 travelers. New expedition cruise ships now take up to 350 passengers, we believe smaller is better.

Our Ships

MV Kinfish

A former Norwegian research vessel that has been tastefully converted into an expedition vessel ideal for exploring the Arctic.

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MV Origo in ice

MV Origo

A classic expedition vessel with the highest ice class hull and a charming interior. Explore Svalbard in comfort and nostalgia.

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MV Villa

MV Villa is an ice-strengthened expedition vessel that has been recently converted into a ship for 12 guests for an ultimate polar adventure.

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Svalbard Cruise Dates and Prices

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

Date

Trip Name

Duration

Vessel

Cabin A

Cabin B

Cabin C

Cabin D

Cabin E

 
18th - 25th April 2022Frozen Svalbard Photo Tour 8 DaysMV Villa € 8,300€ 7,800€ 7,300n/an/aBook
9th - 17th May 2022Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa € 9,300€ 8,800€ 8,300n/an/aBook
17th May - 25th May 2022Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa € 9,300€ 8,800€ 8,300n/an/aBook
31st May - 8th June 2022Natural Wonders Cruise9 DaysMV Villa € 8,900€ 8,500€ 8,100n/an/aBook
14th - 23rd July 2022Svalbard Explorer 10 DaysPolar Pioneer € 10,800€ 9,800€ 8,800€ 7,800€ 6,900Book
15th - 24th July 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Villa € 9,900€ 9,400€ 8,900n/an/aBook
2nd - 11th August 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Villa € 9,900€ 9,400€ 8,900n/an/aBook
20th - 29th August 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Kinfish€ 10,600€ 9,800n/an/an/aBook

Date

Trip Name

Duration

Vessel

Cabin A

Cabin B

Cabin C

Cabin D

Cabin E

 
18th - 25th April 2022Frozen Svalbard Photo Tour 8 DaysMV Villa $9,900$9,200$8,500n/an/aBook
9th - 17th May 2022Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa $10,900$10,300$9,500n/an/aBook
17th May - 25th May 2022Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa $10,900$10,300$9,500n/an/aBook
31st May - 8th June 2022Natural Wonders Cruise9 DaysMV Villa $10,500$9,800$9,300n/an/aBook
14th - 23rd July 2022Svalbard Explorer 10 DaysPolar Pioneer $12,600$11,500$10,300$9,200$8,000Book
15th - 24th July 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Villa $11,600$10,900$10,300n/an/aBook
2nd - 11th August 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Villa $11,600$10,900$10,300n/an/aBook
20th - 29th August 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Kinfish$11,700$10,800n/an/an/aBook

Date

Trip Name

Duration

Vessel

Cabin A

Cabin B

Cabin C

Cabin D

Cabin E

 
18th - 25th April 2022Frozen Svalbard Photo Tour 8 DaysMV Villa £7,200£6,700£6,200n/an/aBook
9th - 17th May 2022Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa £8,000£7,500£7,000n/an/aBook
17th May - 25th May 2022Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa £8,000£7,500£7,000n/an/aBook
31st May - 8th June 2022Natural Wonders Cruise9 DaysMV Villa £7,650£7,200£6,800n/an/aBook
14th - 23rd July 2022Svalbard Explorer 10 DaysPolar Pioneer £9,300£8,400£7,500£6,700£5,900Book
15th - 24th July 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Villa £8,500£8,000£7,500n/an/aBook
2nd - 11th August 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Villa £8,500£8,000£7,500n/an/aBook
20th - 29th August 2022Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Kinfish£8,900£8,300n/an/an/aBook

 

Date

Trip Name

Duration

Vessel

Cabin A

Cabin B

Cabin C

Cabin D

Cabin E

 
23rd - 30th April 2023Frozen Svalbard Photo Tour 8 DaysMV Villa € 8,800€ 8,300€ 7,800n/an/aBook
31st May - 8th June 2023Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa € 9,600€ 9,100€ 8,600n/an/aBook
2nd - 11th June 2023Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Origo€ 10,500€ 9,500€ 9,000n/an/aBook
28th July - 6th August 2023Svalbard Explorer10 DaysPolar Pioneer€ 11,300€10,300€ 9,300€ 8,300€ 7,400Book
5th - 18th August 2023Svalbard Pioneer14 DaysMV Origo€ 14,700€ 13,300€ 12,600n/an/aBook
16th - 25th August 2023Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Kinfish€ 12,000€ 10,800€ 10,000n/an/aBook

Date

Trip Name

Duration

Vessel

Cabin A

Cabin B

Cabin C

Cabin D

Cabin E

 
23rd - 30th April 2023Frozen Svalbard Photo Tour 8 DaysMV Villa $9,700$9,200$8,700n/an/aBook
31st May - 8th June 2023Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa $ 10,600$10,000$9,400n/an/aBook
2nd - 11th June 2023Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Origo$11,500 $10,500

$10,000

n/an/aBook
28th July - 6th August 2023Svalbard Explorer10 DaysPolar Pioneer$13,100$11,900
$10,800
$9,700$8,500Book
5th - 18th August 2023Svalbard Pioneer14 DaysMV Origo$ 16,100$ 14,700$14,000n/an/aBook
16th - 25th August 2023Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Kinfish$13,000$11,800$11,000n/an/aBook

Date

Trip Name

Duration

Vessel

Cabin A

Cabin B

Cabin C

Cabin D

Cabin E

 
23rd - 30th April 2023Frozen Svalbard Photo Tour 8 DaysMV Villa £7,500£7,100£6,700n/an/aBook
31st May - 8th June 2023Natural Wonders Photo Tour 9 DaysMV Villa £8,200£7,700£7,200n/an/aBook
2nd - 11th June 2023Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Origo£8,800£8,000£7,500n/an/aBook
28th July - 6th August 2023Svalbard Explorer10 DaysPolar Pioneer£9,800£8,900£7,900£7,100£6,400Book
5th - 18th August 2023Svalbard Pioneer14 DaysMV Origo£12,320£11,200£10,500n/an/aBook
16th - 25th August 2023Natural Wonders Cruise10 DaysMV Kinfish£10,000£9,000£8,400n/an/aBook

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

Useful Information

Longyearbyen Travel Guide

All the information you need to plan your trip including how to get to Longyearbyen, arrival information, places to stay, and activities to do before your cruise.

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New To Expedition Micro Cruises?

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50 interesting Svalbard facts to inspire your visit

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Svalbard Cruises FAQ

Trip notes and what’s included / excluded
Departure Location Longyearbyen
Arrival Location Longyearbyen
Trip StyleExploration
Physical RatingEasy
Maximum Group Size12
AccommodationTwin Cabins
Duration10 Days
Time of YearMay, June, July, August
Included
Not Included
Peace Of Mind Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

We would like to ensure our guests about our risk free booking policy.

As travel returns to normal we would like to ensure you we will do everything to make sure your trip goes ahead as planned.

If your trip is canceled by us you can rebook on another departure free of charge or receive a full refund with no questions asked.

If you can’t enter the departure country due to covid travel restrictions we will offer you a free rebooking on a future departure.

You can read our full policy here.

Payment Options & Information

We offer payment via the following methods:

  • Credit card
  • Payment by bank transfer

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.

Solo Travellers

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

  • Option to share a twin cabin with another traveller of the same gender.
  • 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.

What Our Customers Say

On each Svalbard cruise 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

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 an expedition micro cruise.

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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 traveler..

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