Arctic Islands Discovery – Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland
28 Jul - 11 Aug
14 Nights
11 Ports
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Arctic Islands Discovery – Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

28 July - 11 August 2025
From £6,260 pp

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

28 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!

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.

29 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Magdalenefjord

29-31 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Smeerenburg (Amsterdam Island), Raudfjord, Krossfjorden

31 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Ny Ålesund

1 August

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Hornsund

2 August

At sea

3 August

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Jan Mayen

4-7 August

At sea

8 August

Greenland: Ittoqqortoormiit

9 August

At sea

10 August

Iceland: Grundarfjörður

11 August

Arriving in Reykjavik

Capital of Iceland and gateway to this extraordinary volcanic island, modern Reykjavik is home to an impressive collection of interesting attractions and places of historic significance. Visit the impressive Hallgrímskirkja church, relax in a thermal pool, potter around the old harbour, and with 24 hour daylight in the summer months, you can play golf at midnight, or choose the perfect place to view the midnight sun such as the lighthouse at Grotta or on the waterfront by Sólfar - the Sun Voyager sculpture. If you're like us, you will find travelling out of Reykjavik by land or sea to be unforgettable.

Don't miss

Take a boat tour from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales.

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.

101 Hotel, Reykjavik

Extend your stay in Reykjavik

Enjoy Icelandic design chic at the super cool 101 Hotel, with a perfect central location.

Aerial view of Reykjavik in winter

Private tours from Reykjavik

A helicopter tour is a must do here; the unforgettable spectacular day-tours will give you a completely different perspective.

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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Arctic Islands Discovery – Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

28 July - 11 August 2025
From £6,260 pp

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

11 Ports

Ship

MS Spitsbergen of HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

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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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