MS Fram: In the realm of the polar bear From 5531 €
Map

MS Fram: In the realm of the polar bear

Join an epic expedition cruise on Hurtigruten that circumnavigates the largest island in Svalbard with chances of seeing polar bears.

The remote part of Svalbard

A cruise around Spitsbergen gives you ample opportunity to explore all the aspects of this fascinating arctic island. See the great eastern nature reserves and some of the most spectacular highlights of the Arctic. We aim at taking you well above the 80th parallel and placing you closer than 600 nautical miles from the Geographical North Pole. The eastern part of Svalbard is more barren and characteristically High Arctic than any other place we visit with MS Fram. Enjoy expedition landings, hikes, kayaking and other activities in the largest arctic wilderness in Europe.

Visiting the settlements on Spitsbergen

Longyearbyen is a prime destination for adventure travellers. This Norwegian settlement is a unique little town. The influence of the arctic environment is obvious and it is also a surprisingly cosmopolitan town. Russian settlement Barentsburg is a “company coal mining town”. Explore the exotic collection of old Russian artefacts and architecture, visit the Pomor Museum or soak up the real Russian atmosphere in the local pub. Ny-Ålesund is situated at 78º 55’ N, and is one of the world’s northernmost year-round communities. Previously a coal mining community, it is now an advanced High Arctic research station.

 

Fjords, glaciers and polar bears

During this voyage you will see some of the most spectacular fjords of Spitsbergen. The eastern part of Svalbard is mainly divided into two large nature reserves. Combined they represent one of the last large, mainly untouched wildernesses in Europe. Traversing the large fjord east of Spitsbergen will give you spectacular views of the island’s east coast with hundreds of glaciers and mountains. If we are lucky we’ll meet some of Svalbard’s marine mammals like seal and walrus, and wherever there is ice there is a great chance of spotting polar bears during this voyage!

Travel route

Print
Call +47 810 30 000 or book your trip
Price: From 5531 €
Facts
Price
From 5531 €
Departures

3 July 2017
11 July 2017
19 July 2017
27 July 2017

Duration

10 days

Booking

For booking and inquiry about cruises in Svalbard, please contact:

Hurtigruten
Tel.: +47 810 30 000
or by e-mail:
explorer@hurtigruten.com

Book

call us +47 79 02 61 00
Svalbard Cruise
Alternate text
Spitsbergen and polar bears - an Arctic adventure
This adventure on the nostalgic MS...
Alternate text
MS Nordstjernen: Hamburg to Spitsbergen
Norwegian Fjords and Spitsbergen - An...

HURTIGRUTEN SVALBARD AS, P.O. Box 548, N-9171 Longyearbyen
Telephone.: +47 79 02 61 00 | Org.nr 951 251 579
Mail: info@hurtigrutensvalbard.com