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Svalbard Adventure with M/S Stockholm 2022

Experience magificent Svalbard with our beautiful 12-passenger ship M/S Stockholm! We stay one night at a hotel in Longyearbyen and then spend seven night on board the expedition ship exploring this Arctic pearl that has fascinated explorers for centuries. We cruise along glistening glaciers, go ashore to enjoy the unique nature and keep a lookout for unique wildlife such as walruses, seals and polar bears.

In May, Svalbard is characterised by a wonderful purity and offers breathtaking sceneries. The fairytale winter landscape is dominated by sparkling ice formations, snow covered mountains, fjord ice and pastel coloured skies. In June, the midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are beautifully snow-covered. Maybe, the snow has started to melt and we can head out on longer walks. 

 

  • Only 12 passengers
  • Unique expedition ship from 1953
  • M/S Stockholm has sailed in Svalbard since 1998
  • 1 night in Longyearbyen
  • 7 nights on board the ship
  • 2 experienced guides
  • 100 % climate compensated
  • Offer: USD 300 Discount
Accommodation: Cabin on board M/S Stockholm, hotel. Transport: Expedition ship, Zodiac. Ship: M/S Stockholm. Passengers: 12 passengers. Languages: English & Swedish. Length: 9 days, 7 nights on ship. Price: From USD 9 190. Departures: 30 April 2022, 27 May 2022

Itinerary

Day 1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard

We arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to our hotel.

Day 2 - 8: Expedition cruising

We start our great Svalbard adventure by exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark the small expedition ship M/S Stockholm 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.

Virgohamna, Danskøya

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.

Fantastic fjords

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 Spitsbergen

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.

Southwest Spitsbergen

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!

Risk-free bookings until 10th January 2021!

For all Svalbard voyages departing in 2022, we offer a risk-free booking policy until 10th January 2021. For cancellations made before 10th January 2021 all to PolarQuest paid means are 100 % refundable. After 10th January 2021 our general terms and conditions apply.

The ship M/S Stockholm

  • The beautiful M/S Stockholm
    Ulrich Kühn
  • Henrik Haaning Nielsen
  • Lisa Ström
  • Johanna Vakkila
  • Lisa Ström
  • The service on board is outstanding
    Ulrich Kühn
  • Ulrich Kühn
  • Katharina Miller
  • Cosy cabins with bunkbeds
    Niklas Nilsson
  • Niklas Nilsson

A CLASSIC 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 other ships.

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

  • Book any Svalbard expedition with M/S Stockholm in 2022 by the 30th of April 2021 at the latest and get a USD 300 discount per person! Cannot be combined with any other offers.
Cabin category Price per person
Twin Cabin bunk beds & private facilities USD 9 190
Twin Cabin for single use USD 17 590

Risk-free bookings until 10th January 2021!
For all Svalbard voyages departing in 2022, we offer a risk-free booking policy until 10th January 2021. For cancellations made before 10th January 2021 all to PolarQuest paid means are 100 % refundable. After 10th January 2021 our general terms and conditions apply.

Price includes

  • 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
  • The trip is climate compensated

Not included

  • Flight to/from Longyearbyen
  • Travel and cancellation insurance

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Departure Return
30 April 2022 8 May 2022
27 May 2022 4 June 2022