The Svalbard Express – Northbound Voyage from Bergen to Svalbard
10 Aug - 17 Aug
7 Nights
7 Ports
Hurtigruten

The Svalbard Express – Northbound Voyage from Bergen to Svalbard

10 August - 17 August 2024
From £3,517 pp

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

10 August

Setting sail from Bergen

Beautiful Bergen, Norway's former capital, is a perfect city to explore on foot. Bryggen - the old Hanseatic wharf, and a UNESCO World Heritage site - still has the old harbour timber buildings, whilst other attractions include the funicular up Mount Floyen, with stunning views when you reach the top, and the busy fish market.

11 August

Norway: Åndalsnes

12 August

Norway: Traena

13 August

Norway: Reine

14 August

Norway: Tromsø

15 August

Norway: Honningsvåg

16 August

At sea

17 August

Arriving in 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.

The Ship

Your home from home

Hurtigruten - MS Trollfjord
MS Trollfjord - Arctic Superior Cabin
MS Trollfjord - Sauna

MS Trollfjord will emerge from an extensive refurbishment in 2021, reborn as a biofuel-powered expedition ship.

What we love

Hurtigruten's commitment to sustainability is reflected in the fact that MS Trollfjord will run on biodiesel, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional marine diesel. The ship will be perfectly suited to exploring the rugged coast of Norway, and the inviting suites and public areas represent a significant evolution of the Hurtigruten onboard experience

Capacity 822 Guests
Crew 75 Staff
Style This freshly reimagined ship will offer a contemporary and relaxed ambience, acting as a comfortable 'base camp' at sea.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • House beer, wine and soft drinks with meals (from 2021)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee (from 2021)
  • Complimentary WiFi (from 2021)
  • Selected excursions and activities (from 2021)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities (from 2021)
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket (from 2021)
More about MS Trollfjord

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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The Svalbard Express – Northbound Voyage from Bergen to Svalbard

10 August - 17 August 2024
From £3,517 pp

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

Ship

MS Trollfjord of Hurtigruten

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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.

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