Norway and Spitsbergen Adventure Cruises Collection

Our adventure cruises take you along the coasts of Spitsbergen, the largest island in Svalbard, to 80 degrees North just 600 miles from the North Pole. Shore landings by polar cirkel or zodiac boats allow exploration of this diverse polar habitat, hopefully sighting polar bear, walrus and viewing the unique Arctic fauna and flora.

    • Hurtigruten Ship - Roald Amundsen
      Roald Amundsen
      • Explore three Arctic islands and North East Greenland National Park, the least-visited national park in the world, on this 11-night expedition, with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team

      • 2019 - Jul

    • Exclusive £100pp discount!

    • Hurtigruten Ship - Spitsbergen
      • Sail to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean while circumnavigating Spitsbergen on this unique 11-night expedition, including Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the expert Expedition Team

      • 2019 - Jul, Aug

    • Exclusive £100pp discount!

    • Hurtigruten Ship - Fram
      Choice of Ships
      • Explore remote Spitsbergen, Land of the Polar Bear, on this unique 9-night expedition, with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team

    • Exclusive £100pp discount!

Book now to take advantage of our exclusive £50pp discount on all Hurtigruten Spitsbergen voyages!

The remote and beautiful island of Spitsbergen is the jewel in Arctic Norway’s crown. Located on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, just 600 miles from the North Pole, this frozen land is a diverse natural habitat, home to reindeer, seals, walrus, arctic foxes, seabirds and plants. Ruling over this starkly spectacular kingdom is the majestic and fearless polar bear.

Our Hurtigruten adventure cruises explore the natural wonders of Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. A choice of 5-9 day cruise holidays discover the dramatic glaciers and craggy cliffs of the ‘Kingdom of the Polar Bear’, home to thousands of migrating seabirds for the rich summer feeding grounds.

Excursions by polar cirkel boats enable regular shore landings to discover the incredible Arctic wildlife, as well as the historical remains of the region’s early whaling era. Part of the Spitsbergen experience is a chance to visit fascinating communities like Longyearbyen, Barentsburg and Ny Alesund, whose culture and history reflect the isolation of these most northerly settlements.

The Hurtigruten ships, MS Fram and MS Nordstjernen are well equipped for life in the icy Arctic waters, providing a comfortable base from which to explore this exciting frozen land.

  • Polar Bear
  • MS Fram in Krossfjord
  • See arctic flowers in bloom
  • Ice glaciers at Spitsbergen
  • Polar bear family
  • Polar Star
  • Spitsbergen shore excursion
  • Polar bears crossing
  • Spitsbergen Glacier
  • Resting walrus

As an alternative to an expedition cruise, the Norway Classic Voyages operate all-year-round, offering 5,6 or 11 night coastal cruises. In the winter the special Northern Lights cruises go in search of the famous Aurora Borealis.