Tromsø to Longyearbyen
5 Jul - 14 Jul
9 Nights
5 Ports
Silversea Expeditions

Tromsø to Longyearbyen

5 July - 14 July 2024
From £12,600 pp
Silversea's door-to-door all-inclusive fares include UK return chauffeur service from home to airport, flights and overseas transfers

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Norway

Ports

5 Ports

5 July

Setting sail from Tromsø

Tromsø is often referred to as the Gateway to the Arctic. Its beauty astonishes new visitors with its magnificent views over the Tromsø strait. Tromsø's location, well within the Arctic Circle, means the summer months are lit by the Midnight Sun, a compensation for some rather long, dark winters. It is a wonderful city to explore on foot, wandering along the streets with their multi-coloured wooden houses. A must see is the amazing architecture of the Arctic cathedral, or perhaps take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen (1382ft) for a fantastic view.

Our tip

Visit during June or July to see the Midnight Sun - take the cable car for a better view (we were impressed that it runs until past midnight, but do check).

6 July

Norway: Skarsvåg

7 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Bjørnøya

8-13 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Svalbard

14 July

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!

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!

The Ship

Your home from home

Silversea Expeditions - Silver Wind in Ullapool, Scotland
Silver Wind - Owners Suite
Silver Wind - Jacuzzi and pool

Silver Wind is a little ship with an intimate style and personal service, which has earned her a well deserved loyal and dedicated following.

What we love

Silver Wind is a lovely size; with just 274 guests, she's a cruise ship in miniature, and an ice-strengthened hull allows her to offer both expedition and classic voyages. You can expect all the facilities and space of a larger ship, with the intimacy of a small yacht. She's comfortable in the middle of a great ocean, but can also slip up rivers and into tiny harbours.

Capacity 274 Guests (240 guests in polar waters)
Crew 239 International Staff
Style The Italian verve and sparkle of Silversea makes for a social, welcoming ambience and cosmopolitan style. The international passenger mix creates a sophisticated and elegant environment.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All alcoholic drinks throughout the ship
  • Daytime activities and lecture programme
  • Evening entertainment and shows
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Gratuities
  • All excursions and zodiac rides on expedition itineraries
  • Silversea complimentary parka for polar itineraries
  • Voyage DVD on expedition itineraries
More about Silver Wind

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso, Norway

Our favourite hotel in Tromsø

The Scandic Ishavshotel has a great location on the quay so nearly all the rooms have magnificent views.

Coast around Tromso, Norway

Around Tromsø

Take a tour by RIB to see the beautiful islands and beaches of this remote region, lapped by Gulf Stream waters.

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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Tromsø to Longyearbyen

5 July - 14 July 2024
From £12,600 pp

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Norway

Ports

5 Ports

Ship

Silver Wind of Silversea Expeditions

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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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