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Ship Information M/S Stockholm

The M/S Stockholm was built in 1953 at the Helsingborg shipyard for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. In 1998 she started her career as a passenger ship and has been exploring the Arctic waters of Svalbard every summer since. The Swedish crew of seven is led by a Swedish Captain.

Overall length: 40.08 m
Beam: 8.80 m
Draft: 3.70 m
Gross Tonnage: 361 GRT
Passenger capacity: 12
Crew: 7
Zodiacs: 2



The small bar is located in the lounge and carries a selection of wine, spirits, beer and soft drinks. Coffee and tea are available around the clock. Beverages are included in the price.

There is an open bridge policy on board and passengers are welcome to visit the bridge at all times. We ask you to pay respect to the Captain’s orders, especially during difficult ice navigation and when mooring. The Captain can decide on a closed bridge in the event of, for example, bad weather.

There are six passenger cabins on board and the are all outside cabins with portholes (small round windows) and bunk beds. Each cabin has private WC and shower with soap. Hair dryer is available in each cabin. New towels are available upon request. Each cabin has a fitted wardrobe with hangers, a bunk bed, a mirror and a bookshelf.

The ship can be contacted on Satellite Phone. You will receive contact information for the ship together with your final information. Please note: There is no Internet access on board, and you will have no reception on your mobile phone during most parts of the expedition.

Since we are embarking on an expedition cruise, the dress code on board is informal. Please wear sturdy shoes with non-slip soles when moving around the ship.

All electrical outlets on board are 220 volts with Scandinavian two-prong plugs. We recommend that you bring an international adapter if you have devices that need to charge. There are outlets in all cabins. 

Gratuities are optional and at your discretion. For those who wish to express their appreciation for excellent service, you have the option to leave a tip in cash at the end of your trip (NOK/EUR/USD). Please note, at the time of writing, there is no ATM in Longyearbyen for cash withdrawal. 


The information on board will be in Swedish and English (unless otherwise agreed or marketed). The crew speaks Swedish and English.

There is no laundry service on board.

In the beautiful lounge we gather for a coffee or drink in the evening. This is also where briefings and lectures will be held.

The dining area seats all 12 passengers. Our chef will serve you three meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner will be served at the table. Please remember to inform us of any food allergies in your personal information form prior to the trip. 

There is no physician on board. The officers on the bridge have basic medical training. Basic medical supplies are available on board. Passengers under regular treatment or requiring medication shall bring quantities that last throughout the expedition. Please also bring a written description of your medication. The ship is always reachable by helicopter from Longyearbyen, where there is a smaller hospital.

There is an open door policy on board the M/S Stockholm and no keys are distributed for the cabins.

A non-smoking policy applies inside the ship. Smoking is only allowed out on the open decks. Please note that it is strictly forbidden to throw cigarettes over board. Please do not smoke during landings. 

The water on board is safe to drink.