North Spitsbergen Voyages

Some of our most memorable voyages over the last decade or so have been early summer expedition cruises to North Spitsbergen, where Aqua-Firma guides and our marine scientist have had the privilege to encounter wildlife including polar bears and graceful blue whales. The mountainous landscapes of Spitsbergen are often still steeped in snow, the air carries a distinct chill and the first hints of Spring inspire a great deal of wildlife activity. There are more than 2000 polar bears resident in the Spitsbergen Archipelago and now mothers and their polar bear cubs begin searching for food in earnest on the ice after a long dark Winter.

Polar Bear with Cub - Joshua Harrison

Whilst sea ice will have released its complete Winter grip of Spitsbergen, there is still likely to be plenty of sea ice left to find, where ringed seals can be found and polar bears are out hunting them. This is also a period when we have been enjoying some good sightings of whales, which include blue whales, fin, minke, humpback and the all white beluga.

Arctic foxes and resident Ptarmigan birds begin to change from their white winter coats and feathers to darker mottled shades in an attempt to blend into the growing vista of tundra. Spitsbergen reindeer, which are smaller than their cousins in Scandinavia, amble by, inquisitive of new visitors. The emerging spring is stunning - still waters reflecting calving ice fronts and carrying interesting forms of floating ice.

In the north of Spitsbergen, your guides will be searching for bustling walrus colonies at haulout sites, as well as large long tusked individuals basking on ice floes. The sea bird cliffs are alive with thousands of migrant birds who have travelled here to feed on rich waters and breed. Guillemots, Arctic terns, eider ducks, glaucous gulls, skuas and little auks are amongst the many species you may observe.

Zodiac Cruising in Spitsbergen

These memorable natural history voyages are onboard small expedition cruise ships which provide an inspiring environment for small groups of likeminded people. Whilst some viewing will be from the deck of the ship, there will also be opportunities to step ashore for guided walks and enjoy cruising coasts and fjords in small rigid inflatable boats (RIBs or Zodiacs). On some departures your voyage may also include snow shoe trekking, kayaking or photographic workshops. Throughout the day you will be accompanied by expert guides, whilst in the evenings a programme of onboard natural history talks will bring to life all that you are seeing by day.

North Spitsbergen Voyages provide access to some outstanding glacial scenery. On some voyages such including the North Spitsbergen Polar Bear Special departures the aim will be to reach the Hinlopen Strait and the island of Nordaustlandet, the most northerly of the major Spitsbergen islands. Ringed by high mountains and shimmering glaciers, these northern bays and fjords offer outstanding and memorable Arctic scenery, as well as opportunities, we hope, to move through floating sea ice, watching out all the while for polar bears, seals, walruses and beluga whales. The furthest north you might reach is 81 degrees - just 540 miles south of the geographic North Pole.


Whilst all of these North Spitsbergen Voyages are Arctic wilderness adventures with a strong focus on natural history, geology, scenery and polar history, some come equipped with polar bear experts, specialist guidance and equipment to cater for more developed interests in activities such as sea kayaking, scuba diving, extended trekking, snow shoe walking, birdwatching and photography:

North Spitsbergen & Beyond – Special Polar Bear Voyage

Arctic Sailing Voyages - North Spitsbergen

If you have a particular interest in any of these areas then please call one of our polar experts and polar guides on +44 (0)1428 620012 or UK 0844 412 0848 (local rates) to discuss the ideal departure for you.


As an ATOL bonded travel company, Aqua-Firma Worldwide have the expertise to arrange international flights, hotels, extended stays in Oslo and additional day trips in Spitsbergen before or after your voyage. These include sea kayaking, trekking, learning to dog sled on wheels and fossil hunting.

Itinerary

8 Day Sample Itinerary

These 8 day North Spitsbergen voyages aim to explore the stunning West & North coast of Spitsbergen offering excellent chances for wildlife and marine life encounters. You will be accompanied by a team of experienced wildlife and natural history guides, who will offer a variety of zodiac cruises and shore landings throughout the trip.

Day 1: Embarkation in Longyearbyen

This is a sample only based upon an 8 day voyage. Please note that our polar itineraries are written to provide a flavour of each voyage. The actual route will be decided by the captain and expedition team in accordance with prevailing ice, weather and sea conditions and opportunities to see wildlife and wilderness scenery. The extent of sea ice is particularly unpredictable time in the early summer, which helps to make for an altogether more exploratory feel to a voyage.
Itineraries have been changed in the past on account of instances such as impassable pack ice and the discovery of a dead whale with numerous polar bears feeding on it. We aim to provide the highest quality trips, providing you with the most rewarding experience possible and as a result, our itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Participants will need to maintain a philosophy of allowing for alternatives and a substantial degree of on-trip flexibility. Remember that any changes in our itineraries are made with you in mind.

Arrive in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of the Spitsbergen. Before embarking there is the opportunity to wander into and explore this former mining town. We suggest you use the opportunity to visit the Svalbard Museum, which has an interesting collection on the history of Spitsbergen, the mining industry and polar exploration. In the early evening the ship will sail out of Isfjorden.

Day 2: Raudfjord

Sailing to Raudfjorden, on the north coast of Spitsbergen, you take in an expansive fjord spilling with glaciers – and maybe even visited by ringed and bearded seals. The cliffs and shoreline of this fjord also support thriving seabird colonies, rich vegetation, and the possibility of polar bears.

Day 3: Liefdefjorden & Monaco Glacier

Depending on the weather, you could sail into Liefdefjorden and cruise within sight of the 5-kilometer-long (3.1 miles) face of the precipitous Monaco Glacier. The waters in front of this glacier are a favorite feeding spot for thousands of kittiwakes, and the base of the ice is a popular polar bear hunting ground. If ice conditions prevent sailing here early in the season, an alternate route along the west coast of Spitsbergen can be implemented.

Day 4: Hinlopen Strait

Today you sail into Hinlopen Strait, home to bearded seals, ringed seals, and polar bears. At the entrance there is even the possibility to spot blue whales. After cruising among the ice floes of Lomfjordshalvøya in the Zodiacs, you can view the bird cliffs of Alkefjellet with their thousands of Brünnich’s guillemots. On the east side of Hinlopen Strait, you may attempt a landing on Nordaustlandet. Here reindeer, pink-footed geese, and walruses are likely sights. You can take an alternate route if ice prevents entry into Hinlopen.

Day 5: Seven Islands

The northernmost point of your voyage may be north of Nordaustlandet, in the Seven Islands. Here you reach 80° north, just 870 km (540 miles) from the geographic North Pole. Polar bears inhabit this region, so the ship may park for several hours among the pack ice before wheeling around west again.

Day 6: Sailing the Continental Shelf

While retracing your route west, keep watch for polar bears and elusive Greenland (bowhead) whales. About 40 nautical miles west of Spitsbergen, you sail the edge of the continental shelf. Here fin whales forage during the summer in the upwelling zones (where cold, nutrient-rich water wells up from below the sea’s surface) that run along the Spitsbergen banks. At the mouth of Kongsfjorden, you have a good chance of sighting minke whales.

Day 7: Fuglehuken & Alkhornet

Walruses sometimes haul out in Forlandsundet, your next stop. Alternatively, you might sail into St. Johns Fjord or south to the mouth of Isfjorden, landing at Alkhornet. Seabirds nest on these cliffs, Arctic foxes search below for fallen eggs and chicks, and reindeer graze the sparse vegetation. You arrive in Longyearbyen later at night.

Day 8: Disembark in Longyearbyen

Return to Longyearbyen and disembark for the transfer to the airport and the flight to Oslo then home.

Dates

Enquire / Book 20 - 29 May 2024 - from £ 6,690

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 22 May - 02 Jun 2024 - from £ 10,150

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 23 - 31 May 2024 - from US$ 5,640

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 51 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 23 - 31 May 2024 - from US$ 9,240

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 25 May - 03 Jun 2024 - from € 9,775

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (10 Days)
Boutique expedition yacht: 16 passengers
With expedition leader, Rinie van Meurs

Enquire / Book 28 May - 08 Jun 2024 - from £ 8,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 30 May - 07 Jun 2024 - from US$ 6,140

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 51 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 30 May - 07 Jun 2024 - from US$ 9,240

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 01 - 10 Jun 2024 - from £ 7,850

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 03 - 13 Jun 2024 - from € 10,375

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (11 Days)
Boutique expedition yacht: 16 passengers
With expedition leader, Rinie van Meurs

Enquire / Book 05 - 16 Jun 2024 - from US$ 8,645 US$ 4,350

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Special North Atlantic Expedition from Iceland to Spitsbergen
Reykjavik - Siglufjörður - Grimsey - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen - Oslo (12 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 169 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: one-way charter flight Longyearbyen-Oslo
Itinerary includes Iceland, Grimsey, Jan Mayen & West Spitsbergen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 06 - 14 Jun 2024 - from US$ 6,140

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 51 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 
German language departure

Enquire / Book 06 - 14 Jun 2024 - from US$ 9,240

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 06 - 14 Jun 2024 - from US$ 8,440

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 06 - 15 Jun 2024 - from £ 8,615

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 07 - 16 Jun 2024 - from £ 6,790 £ 5,265

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Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 09 - 18 Jun 2024 - from £ 6,785 £ 4,375

Last minute savings on remaining berths!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night, return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo & free Expedition Parka
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 09 - 20 Jun 2024 - from £ 10,150

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 13 - 21 Jun 2024 - from US$ 6,140

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 51 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 13 - 21 Jun 2024 - from US$ 9,240

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 13 - 21 Jun 2024 - from US$ 8,440

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 

Enquire / Book 13 - 22 Jun 2024 - from £ 7,895

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 14 - 23 Jun 2024 - from £ 8,795

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 15 - 26 Jun 2024 - from £ 8,450 £ 6,150

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Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 16 - 26 Jun 2024 - from US$ 8,840

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (11 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 169 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: charter flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo

Enquire / Book 17 - 26 Jun 2024 - from £ 6,785 £ 4,375

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Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night, return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo & free Expedition Parka
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 19 - 28 Jun 2024 - from £ 7,950 £ 5,795

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Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 19 - 30 Jun 2024 - from £ 10,445

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (12 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 132 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen, free Expedition Jacket

Enquire / Book 21 - 26 Jun 2024 - from US$ 4,890

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (6 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 169 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: charter flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo

Enquire / Book 21 - 30 Jun 2024 - from £ 7,730

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 22 Jun - 01 Jul 2024 - from £ 9,125 £ 7,580

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Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 24 Jun - 07 Jul 2024 - from £ 16,550

Reykjavik - Iceland - Jan Mayen - Svalbard - Longyearbyen (14 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
Itinerary includes Westfjords, Grímsey Island, Jan Mayen & Svalbard. Contact us for a detailed itinerary

Enquire / Book 25 Jun - 01 Jul 2024 - from £ 4,790 £ 3,825

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Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (7 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 25 Jun - 02 Jul 2024 - from € 3,590

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Lloyds 1A Ice Class Expedition Ship: 108 passengers
Includes: Kayaking, Hiking, Cleaning the Shores, Photo Workshops
North Spitsbergen Activity Voyage

Enquire / Book 25 Jun - 07 Jul 2024 - from £ 7,845

Special Photography Voyage with Rick Sammon
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (13 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night, return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo & free Expedition Parka
Special guest: award winning photographer Rick Sammon

Enquire / Book 25 Jun - 10 Jul 2024 - from € 6,250

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (16 Days)
Lloyds 1A Ice Class Expedition Ship: 108 passengers
Included Activities in North Spitsbergen: Kayaking, Hiking, Cleaning the Shores, Photo Workshops
Optional Activities in East Spitsbergen: Kayaking, Scuba Diving
Extended voyage including North Spitsbergen Activity Voyage & East Spitsbergen & Bear Island Voyage. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary

Enquire / Book 26 Jun - 03 Jul 2024 - from US$ 6,875

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (8 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 169 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: charter flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo

Enquire / Book 29 Jun - 08 Jul 2024 - from £ 8,795 £ 6,995

Last minute savings on remaining berths!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 30 Jun - 09 Jul 2024 - from £ 7,850 £ 6,490

Last minute savings on remaining berths!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 30 Jun - 11 Jul 2024 - from £ 8,750 £ 4,750

Save up to 50% on remaining cabins!
Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 03 - 10 Jul 2024 - from US$ 6,875

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (8 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 169 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: charter flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo

Enquire / Book 05 - 16 Jul 2024 - from £ 7,845

Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (12 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night, return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo & free Expedition Parka

Enquire / Book 07 - 14 Jul 2024 - from £ 9,650

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers

Enquire / Book 07 - 16 Jul 2024 - from £ 8,890 £ 7,035

Last minute savings on remaining berths!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 14 - 21 Jul 2024 - from £ 9,650 £ 4,250

Save 50% on remaining Balcony cabins!
Copenhagen - Longyearbyen - Copenhagen (8 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 152 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Copenhagen, return charter flights Copenhagen-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 15 - 24 Jul 2024 - from £ 9,020 £ 7,520

Last minute savings on remaining berths!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 22 - 31 Jul 2024 - from £ 6,790 £ 4,350

Save up to 40% on remaining cabins!
Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 28 Jul - 10 Aug 2024 - from £ 16,650

North Atlantic Expedition from Spitsbergen to Iceland
Longyearbyen - Svalbard - Jan Mayen - Iceland - Reykjavik (14 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
Itinerary includes Westfjords, Grímsey Island, Jan Mayen & Svalbard. Contact us for a detailed itinerary

Enquire / Book 30 Jul - 10 Aug 2024 - from £ 8,750 £ 5,545

Save up to 40% on remaining cabins!
Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 128 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen
Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 17 - 25 Aug 2024 - from € 4,140

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 170 passengers
Farthest North itinerary including Kvitøya
Please contact us for a detailed itinerary

Enquire / Book 17 Aug - 07 Sep 2024 - from € 8,400

Longyearbyen - Akureyri (22 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 170 passengers
Extended Voyage including Farthest North Voyage with Kvitøya & Spitsbergen & North East Greenland Voyage. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary

Enquire / Book 26 May - 07 Jun 2025 - from £ 6,275 £ 5,385

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
North Atlantic Expedition from Iceland to Spitsbergen
Reykjavik - West & North Iceland - Jan Mayen - North Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen - Oslo (14 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: one-way flight Longyearbyen-Oslo
Please contact us for a detailed itinerary
From price per person in a N2 Polar Outside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 31 May - 09 Jun 2025 - from £ 9,450

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 01 - 08 Jun 2025 - from £ 5,190 £ 4,610

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (8 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in an I2D Polar Inside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 01 - 09 Jun 2025 - from US$ 9,440 US$ 9,040

Save up to $400pp on new bookings!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 
Offer expires 31 May 2024

Enquire / Book 01 - 10 Jun 2025 - from £ 8,850

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 02 - 10 Jun 2025 - from US$ 6,480 US$ 6,080

Save up to $400pp on new bookings!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 53 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 
Offer expires 31 May 2024

Enquire / Book 06 - 13 Jun 2025 - from US$ 4,585

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 169 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
From price per person in a Triple Porthole cabin (Deck 3)
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Enquire / Book 06 - 15 Jun 2025 - from £ 7,915 £ 6,925

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Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in a N2 Polar Outside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 07 - 14 Jun 2025 - from £ 5,190 £ 4,610

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (8 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in an I2D Polar Inside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 07 - 16 Jun 2025 - from £ 6,185 £ 5,240

Save up to 15% on Standard and 20% on Premium cabins!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (10 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
New bookings only. Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 08 - 16 Jun 2025 - from US$ 9,440 US$ 9,040

Save up to $400pp on new bookings!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 
Offer expires 31 May 2024

Enquire / Book 08 - 16 Jun 2025 - from US$ 8,940 US$ 8,540

Save up to $400pp on new bookings!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Smallest expedition ship: 12 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Offer expires 31 May 2024

Enquire / Book 08 - 17 Jun 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 09 - 17 Jun 2025 - from US$ 6,480 US$ 6,080

Save up to $400pp on new bookings!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 53 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 
German language departure
Offer expires 31 May 2024

Enquire / Book 09 - 18 Jun 2025 - from £ 9,250

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 10 - 23 Jun 2025 - from £ 11,530

North Atlantic Expedition from Iceland to Spitsbergen
Reykjavik - Iceland - Jan Mayen - Svalbard - Longyearbyen (14 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
Itinerary includes Westfjords, Grímsey Island, Jan Mayen & Svalbard. Contact us for a detailed itinerary
From price per person in a Twin Window cabin (Deck 4)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Enquire / Book 12 - 19 Jun 2025 - from € 3,790

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Lloyds 1A Ice Class Expedition Ship: 108 passengers
Special voyage aiming to explore into the pack ice

Enquire / Book 13 - 22 Jun 2025 - from £ 6,850 £ 6,025

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in a I2D Polar Inside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 14 - 23 Jun 2025 - from £ 7,915 £ 6,925

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in a N2 Polar Outside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 15 - 26 Jun 2025 - from £ 7,345 £ 6,260

Save up to 15% on Standard and 20% on Premium cabins!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (12 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
New bookings only. Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 16 - 23 Jun 2025 - from £ 9,445 £ 7,525

Save up to 20% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (8 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 132 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo, return charter flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, free Expedition Jacket
From price per person in a Triple Porthole cabin (Deck 3)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Limited offer - contact us for details

Enquire / Book 16 - 24 Jun 2025 - from US$ 6,480 US$ 6,080

Save up to $400pp on new bookings!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (9 Days)
Small expedition ship: 53 passengers
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night 
Offer expires 31 May 2024

Enquire / Book 16 - 25 Jun 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 17 - 26 Jun 2025 - from £ 9,250

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern expedition ship: 199 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 19 - 26 Jun 2025 - from € 3,790

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Lloyds 1A Ice Class Expedition Ship: 108 passengers
Special voyage aiming to explore into the pack ice

Enquire / Book 21 - 30 Jun 2025 - from £ 6,850 £ 6,025

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in a I2D Polar Inside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 22 Jun - 01 Jul 2025 - from £ 7,915 £ 6,925

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 250 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in a N2 Polar Outside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 23 - 30 Jun 2025 - from £ 6,170

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
From price per person in a Twin Window cabin (Deck 4)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Enquire / Book 24 Jun - 03 Jul 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 25 Jun - 06 Jul 2025 - from £ 7,345 £ 6,260

Save up to 15% on Standard and 20% on Premium cabins!
Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (12 Days)
Elegant expedition ship: 114 passengers
Optional Activities: Kayaking
Included Activities: Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
New bookings only. Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 26 Jun - 03 Jul 2025 - from € 3,790

Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen (8 Days)
Lloyds 1A Ice Class Expedition Ship: 108 passengers
Includes: Kayaking, Hiking, Cleaning the Shores, Photo Workshops
Optional Activites: Scuba Diving
North Spitsbergen Activity Voyage

Enquire / Book 29 Jun - 08 Jul 2025 - from £ 6,850 £ 6,025

Save up to 25% on new bookings!
Oslo - Longyearbyen - Oslo (10 Days)
Comfortable expedition ship: 180 passengers
Includes: return flights Oslo-Longyearbyen-Oslo, 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Oslo
From price per person in a I2D Polar Inside Cabin (Double)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Offer expires 30 June 2024

Enquire / Book 30 Jun - 09 Jul 2025 - from £ 7,930

Longyearbyen - Svalbard - Bear Island - North Cape - Tromsø (10 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
Itinerary includes Svalbard, Bear Island & Northern Norway. Contact us for a detailed itinerary
From price per person in a Twin Window cabin (Deck 4)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Enquire / Book 02 - 11 Jul 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 09 - 18 Jul 2025 - from £ 7,930

Tromsø - North Cape - Bear Island - Svalbard - Longyearbyen (10 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
Itinerary includes Svalbard, Bear Island & Northern Norway. Contact us for a detailed itinerary
From price per person in a Twin Window cabin (Deck 4)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Enquire / Book 10 - 19 Jul 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 18 - 27 Jul 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 18 - 31 Jul 2025 - from £ 11,530

North Atlantic Expedition from Spitsbergen to Iceland
Longyearbyen - Svalbard - Jan Mayen - Iceland - Reykjavik (14 Days)
Luxury expedition ship: 153 passengers
Itinerary includes Westfjords, Grímsey Island, Jan Mayen & Svalbard. Contact us for a detailed itinerary
From price per person in a Twin Window cabin (Deck 4)
Contact Us for all cabin prices & availability

Enquire / Book 26 Jul - 04 Aug 2025 - from £ 10,050

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (10 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Enquire / Book 03 - 14 Aug 2025 - from £ 10,950

Helsinki - Longyearbyen - Helsinki (12 Days)
Modern x-bow expedition ship: 138 passengers
Includes: free Expedition Parka
Transfer Package (included): 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Helsinki and return charter flights Helsinki-Longyearbyen

Notes:

Please click Itinerary tab. Itinerary varies depending on the vessel. Please request for full details.

Our prices include:
- Voyage as indicated in draft itinerary
- All meals, snacks, coffee and tea
- All shore excursions and zodiac activities
- Group airport transfers to & from the vessel (when arriving/departing on
  recommended group flight)
- Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
  expedition staff
- All miscellaneous services taxes and port charges throughout the programme
- Comprehensive pre-departure material
- Use of wellington boots for your voyage (certain voyages provide a parka to
  keep)
- Aqua-Firma automatically offsets the Carbon Emissions of your polar voyage
  and flights booked through us in getting to and from your voyage

Prices exclude:
- International flights (please enquire)
- Fuel surcharge where applicable*
- Optional activities (e.g. kayaking, diving) unless stated
- Land based accommodation (please enquire)
- Pre and post land arrangements (please enquire)
- Travel insurance
- Passports and visas
- Arrival and departure tax
- Meals ashore
- Excess baggage on flights
- Items of a personal nature (alcohol unless otherwise stated, laundry etc)
- Tips

Activity Level: Low to Medium

Single supplement: There is no single supplement to pay if you are willing to share your cabin with someone of the same gender. For a cabin to yourself the supplement is between 1.5x to 2x the per person rate

*Fuel surcharge:
The cost of fuel is currently volatile, so a fuel surcharge may be applied by the ship without notice. We will let you know if this applies to your booking and send you an updated invoice.

 

 

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  • Brunnichs Guillemot
  • Seal in Spitsbergen - Mark Turner
  • Walrus Haul Out - Karen Czekalski
  • Polar Bear on Pack Ice - Sara Jenner
  • Svalbard Reindeer - Karen Czekalski
  • Walrus in Spitsbergen - Jordi Plana
  • Zodiac Cruising - Sandra Petrowitz
  • Spitsbergen in Summer - Karen Czekalski
  • Arctic Tern

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  • Spitsbergen in Summer - Dennis Imfeld
  • Iceberg in Spitsbergen
  • Snow Bunting - Chris Dobbs
  • Svalbard Reindeer
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