Svalbard in Spring – The Return of the Sun
27 May - 2 Jun
6 Nights
7 Ports
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Svalbard in Spring – The Return of the Sun

27 May - 2 June 2025
From £4,562 pp

Duration

6 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

27 May

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!

28 May

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Ny Ålesund

28 May

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Krossfjorden

29 May

At sea

30 May

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Raudfjord, Liefdefjord

31 May

At sea

1 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Isfjorden

2 June

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

Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen in Svalbard
Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen - Expedition Suite
Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen - Torget main dining room

MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016 after an extensive renovation, and operates both the classic Norwegian coastal route and expedition voyages to Svalbard.

What we love

Calling at regular coastal route towns, MS Spitsbergen spends more time in port than other Hurtigruten vessels, allowing a little more time ashore. The ship's manoeuvrability and small size allows guests to get even closer to the stunning scenery that this part of the world is famous for.

Capacity 335 Guests
Style MS Spitsbergen is relaxed and comfortable, accommodating a combination of tourists and Norwegians ferrying goods up and down the coast.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • 'All-inclusive' on itineraries from October 2024, including alcoholic drinks throughout the day, onboard gratuities, professional photographs and more
More about MS Spitsbergen

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.

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Svalbard in Spring – The Return of the Sun

27 May - 2 June 2025
From £4,562 pp

Duration

6 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

Ship

MS Spitsbergen of HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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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.

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