Circumnavigating Svalbard | The Ultimate Expedition
9 Jul - 19 Jul
10 Nights
12 Ports
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Circumnavigating Svalbard | The Ultimate Expedition

9 July - 19 July 2024
From £13,914 pp

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

9 July

Setting sail from Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Don't miss

At the so called heart of the city, Huset has long been the centre for culture and community. Go there for great food and to sample one of the largest wine cellars in Europe!

10-17 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Krossfjorden, Raudfjord, Liefdefjord, Nordkappsundet Strait, Kvitoya, Bråsvellsbreen Glacier, Freemansundet, Hornsund, Bellsund

18 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Isfjorden

19 July

Arriving in Longyearbyen

Our tip

Don’t die here – it’s illegal. There have been no new burials for over 70 years, because the permafrost prevents bodies from decomposing.

The Ship

Your home from home

MS Fram in Antarctica with penguins
Hurtigruten - MS Fram - Arctic Superior Cabin
Hurtigruten - MS Fram - Main dining room

This purpose-built ice class expedition vessel is perfectly kitted out for polar exploration, with zodiacs and expert lecturers on board, and accommodates 318 guests in comfortable cabins.

What we love

Fram emerges in 2020 from an extensive refurbishment, with upgraded cabins, suites and public areas. Designed for polar cruising, she regularly visits the Arctic and Antarctic, with an ice-strengthened hull and a wealth of technological gizmos on board. Cabins are simple but comfortable, and the observation lounge and restaurant are designed to provide wonderful views of the ever-changing landscape outside. If you're feeling brave there are even outdoor Jacuzzis to keep you warm as the icebergs float past!

Capacity 250 Guests (200 in Antarctica)
Style A Hurtigruten voyage is all about the destination, with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere on board.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • House beer, wine and soft drinks with meals
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities

  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket

  • Selected excursions and activities
  • 'All-inclusive' on itineraries from October 2024, including alcoholic drinks throughout the day, onboard gratuities, professional photographs and more
More about MS Fram

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

Get your free Arctic guide

Our expedition cruising guide to the Arctic will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

ENQUIRE NOW

Circumnavigating Svalbard | The Ultimate Expedition

9 July - 19 July 2024
From £13,914 pp

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

Ship

MS Fram of HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Enquire Now

Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Adventures office, 48/49 Russell Square, London