The king of the Arctic - the Polar BearAdam Rheborg
Svalbard offers stunning sceneriesAndreas Bergström
Close encounter with a bearded seal
The king of the Arctic - the Polar BearHenrik Haaning Nielsen
Svalbard offers many magnificent glaciersZet Freiburghaus
Purple saxifrage in mid JuneElke Lindner
The beautiful puffinEmma Nilsson
Svalbard Adventure with M/S Stockholm 2019
A trip on board our 12-passenger ship M/S Stockholm is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The atmosphere, the curiosity on board, the classic interior and the delicious food are elements that make the expeditions unique. The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are beautifully snow-covered. The ice still keeps the islands in its grip and we can admire the ever-changing ice formations. Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner. We spend one night in Longyearbyen and seven nights on board this charming ship.
- Only 12 passengers
- Unique expedition ship from 1953
- M/S Stockholm has salied in Svalbard since 1998
- 1 night in Longyearbyen
- 7 nights on board the ship
- 2 experienced guides
- Every trip is unique
- Climate compensated
Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
We arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to our hotel.
Day 2 - 8: Expedition
We start our adventure in Svalbard by exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark the expedition ship and sail out through Isfjorden. We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit:
Prins Karls Forland
This narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds and harbour seals.
Two of the most courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.
Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pinkfooted geese nest in the area and if lucky we could see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity. The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole.
North of Spitsbergen we might meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and we can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as we sail along the ice floes.
The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.
Day 9: Longyearbyen
Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
Please note: Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximise your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!
The ship M/S Stockholm
Adam Rheborg & Niklas Nilsson
The beautiful M/S StockholmUlrich Kühn
Henrik Haaning Nielsen
The service on board is outstandingUlrich Kühn
Cosy cabins with bunkbedsNiklas Nilsson
A VINTAGE EXPEDITION SHIP LOVED BY MANY
The M/S Stockholm is a classic ship built in 1953 for the Swedish National
Maritime Administration. In 1998 she was totally refitted and started her
career as a comfortable polar passenger ship. The M/S Stockholm carries
a maximum of 12 passengers in twin cabins with bunk beds. All cabins
have private facilities and small windows (portholes). M/S Stockholm is
a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and
wooden decks. It is no wonder she is loved by so many! After 20 years of
navigating the waters in Svalbard she has the experience and track record
of being able to access difficult to reach sites that are inaccessible to
On board you will enjoy delicious meals in the company of
likeminded travellers, who are all fascinated by the Arctic nature, wildlife
and history. The food on board is of high standard and all beverages
are included in the price. With such a small party on board, this is like
travelling on a private yacht. The crew on board M/S Stockholm are also
great enthusiasts of the unique wildlife and unspoiled nature. Their
genuine curiosity is a prerequisite for expedition cruises of this kind. A
trip on board M/S Stockholm in these northern waters, with its unique
wildlife and pristine nature, is an experience of a lifetime! There are two
Zodiacs and two guides on board M/S Stockholm.
Cabins & prices
|Cabin category||Price per person|
|Twin Cabin||bunk beds & private facilities||USD 8 990|
|Twin Cabin for single use||USD 17 090|
- 7 nights on board M/S Stockholm
- 1 night in a hotel in Longyearbyen
- Lunch day 2
- All meals on board
- All beverages
- 1 Expedition Leader and 1 guide
- Guiding ashore and talks on board
- All excursions and activities
- The customary gratuity to the ship’s crew
- Comprehensive information material before the expedition
- An illustrated post-expedition log
- The trip is climate compensated
- Flight to/from Longyearbyen
- Travel and cancellation insurance