Circumnavigating Svalbard The Ultimate Expedition

Operator: Hurtigruten Expeditions
Destination: Svalbard
Price From: £7000.00

Cruise Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we set sail to circumnavigate the entire Svalbard archipelago during the Arctic summer. Explore from an icy wonderland to a rugged land bursting with life, venturing above the 80th parallel. Sail through hidden channels and dramatic fjords, past rugged islands, sparkling glaciers, and soaring mountains.

Discover Northwest Spitsbergen National Park Keep an eye out for Arctic wildlife, including majestic whales, iconic reindeer, and the elusive polar bear. Going deeper into polar bear territory than any of our other Svalbard expeditions, our goal is to fully circumnavigate the Svalbard archipelago ice conditions permitting.

Wild Nature, Untamed Scenery Whether you experience the ever-changing icescape of early summer or the kaleidoscopic colors of later in the season, you’ll be immersed in incredible scenery and see iconic wildlife. Svalbard contains vast and pristine nature reserves where few humans ever set foot. Its the domain of seabirds, such as Brunnichs Guillemots and kittiwakes, as well as mammals like reindeer, walruses, and seals.

Land of Infinite Wonder As we sail, be on the lookout for marine animals in the waters around us, including graceful and mighty whales. Of course, well always be on the lookout for the King of the Arctic the elusive polar bear. Join us on this expedition to witness the untamed beauty of Svalbard and create unforgettable memories in this land of infinite wonder.


Experience the best of Svalbard with our carefully curated itinerary. From cosmopolitan Oslo to the astonishing Isfjord, embark on a journey of discovery and adventure.


Day 1: Explore cosmopolitan Oslo


Day 2: Longyearbyen adventures


Days 3-5: Expedition days


Days 6-8: Exploring the east


Days 9-10: Hornsund and Bellsund


Day 11: Astonishing Isfjord


Day 12: Return to Longyearbyen


Get ready for an unforgettable exploration of Svalbard’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife-rich regions. Check the day-to-day itinerary for detailed activities and highlights.


What’s Included

Prepare for an exceptional Arctic adventure with our comprehensive inclusions designed to enhance your experience and ensure comfort throughout your journey.


  • Economy class flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen are provided for your convenience.


  • All transfers in Longyearbyen, including an excursion and lunch before the expedition cruise, are included.


  • Enjoy an overnight stay in Oslo before your expedition cruise, including a light dinner and breakfast to start your journey refreshed.

Expedition Cruise:

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice aboard the expedition cruise ship.
  • Indulge in daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared with care by our onboard culinary team.
  • Wine, beer, and spirits are available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks).
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and soft drinks are at your disposal all day.
  • Suite guests can experience fine dining in restaurant Lindstrm.
  • Receive a complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home as a memento.
  • Equip yourself with a polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit for your adventure.
  • Capture memories with professional photos taken by our onboard photographer.
  • Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi (streaming not supported).
  • Enjoy access to the sauna, hot tubs, fitness room, lounges, and more for relaxation and recreation.
  • Gratuities are included, reflecting the exceptional service provided by our team.

Onboard Activities:

  • Engage in in-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team.
  • Explore the ships Science Centre for a deeper understanding of the Arctic environment.
  • Participate in the Citizen Science Programme and contribute to ongoing scientific research.
  • Learn photography tips and tricks from our professional onboard photographer.
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings and insights.

Landing Activities:

  • Embark on escorted landings with small expedition boats for a closer encounter with the Arctic landscape.
  • Utilize loaned boots, trekking poles, and all necessary equipment for activities.
  • Expedition photographers are available to assist you in capturing memorable moments.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions to ensure safety and enjoyment.
  • Excursions and activities may be subject to change for optimal expedition experiences.
  • Please ensure compliance with all entry and boarding requirements for seamless embarkation.
  • No gratuities are expected onboard, but if you wish to express additional appreciation, it is always welcome.
  • Depending on your individual flight times, an additional overnight stay in Oslo might be necessary (not included).

What’s Not Included

Enhance your Arctic adventure with optional experiences and ensure a seamless journey with the following exclusions:

  • International flights are not included in the package.
  • Additional overnight stays may be required due to international flight timings and are not covered.
  • Travel insurance is recommended for added peace of mind during your expedition.
  • Luggage handling services are not provided.
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners offer additional exploration opportunities.
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team provide specialized experiences tailored to your interests.