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M/S Nordstjernen

6 days / 5 nights, Longyearbyen - Icefjord - Barentsburg - Kongs Fjord -

Wood Fjord - Monaco Glacier - Moffen Island - Ny Ålesund - Longyearbyen


Departures: Sundays*, June 18, 25 / July 02**, 09**, 16**, 23, 30 / Aug 06, 13, 20

Wednesdays, June 14, 21,  28** / July 05**, 12**, 19**, 26 / Aug 02, 09, 16

Featuring Expedition Guides, Lecturers and Zodiac Landings

Experience Spitsbergen’s wild and beautiful north-westerly coast onboard the former coastal steamer M/S Nordstjernen. Take in the mighty summits and calving glaciers on our 6-day cruise on board the MS Nordstjernen. Cruise under the Midnight Sun exploring Spitsbergen's Arctic landscapes and abundant wildlife: massive glaciers covering 60% of the land, fjords lined with steep cliffs, rugged mountains, and polar bears, wild reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, whales, seals and many species of migratory birds. Our Spitsbergen programs feature naturalist guides, Zodiac landings,  accommodations in select cabin category, all shore excursions, taxes and port charges.


Towards the very top of the Northern Hemisphere lies the Svalbard Archipelago. It is the most accessible high Arctic area in the world, yet its vast expanses of pristine nature appear almost completely untouched by humans. Large parts of Svalbard are national parks and nature preserves outside the few human settlements. There are no roads connecting the settlements, making Svalbard one of the few remaining areas of unspoiled wilderness. Surprisingly rich in fauna and flora, that has adapted to the demanding arctic conditions, many places are green and lush, with beautiful flowers in many colors. Fascinating geology, ancient rock formations, rich deposits of coal, fossilized plants, several hundred million years old, are still commonly found. Svalbard provides a wealth of wildlife, and our expedition cruises will reward you with views of colonies of nesting sea birds, mammals, reindeer, arctic fox, and the king of Svalbard, the polar bear, with an estimated number of 2,500 bears in the Svalbard area.


Individual arrival in Longyearbyen. You will be met and transferred to the hotel (scheduled arrivals only). Spend your afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Spitsbergen Hotel.


After breakfast an information meeting will be held. Transfer from the hotel to the harbour and embark the M/S Nordstjernen for sailing at 13:00. Along the way we stop at Barentsburg, a Russian mining community, and the headquarters for Russian activities in Svalbard, where you'll enjoy a guided tour. There is time for an optional Folklore show or souvenir shopping. This evening we will sail out of the Icefjord, then northbound along the coast of the Prins Karls Forland passing the Kongsfjord and “The Seven Icebergs” before reaching Spitsbergen's northwest corner.

Depending on weather and ice conditions we sail to the Woodfjord area. In the Liefdefjord we can see the astonishing front of the Monaco glacier and cross the 80* parallel and sail up to the Moffen Island. In the late afternoon we sail pass the Raudfjord and south into the Smeerenburgfjord where we  will pass the well known Magdalenefjord and Wagonway glacier at night.

Today we cruise in the Krossfjord, where we spend the day doing zodiac landings. Visiting sites of cultural interest, bird cliffs and glacier fronts. Evening arrival in Ny-Ålesund. Enjoy a guided walk in town, with information about the history of coal mining and exploration. There is time at leisure for a museum visit and souvenir shopping. From Ny-Ålesund we cross the Kongsfjord to Blomstrand. Cruise southbound along the coast of Prins Karls Forland and return to the Icefjord.

Morning arrival in Longyearbyen, disembark and proceed directly on a sightseeing tour, visit the Svalbard Museum and Gallery Svalbard. Transfer to the Spitsbergen Hotel.  Lunch-snack.
Afternoon at leisure, for a walk in Longyearbyen or shopping…
Farewell dinner in the restaurant at Spitsbergen Hotel. Overnight at the Spitsbergen Hotel.

Transfer at night to the airport for your flight home (scheduled departures only).
*Optional morning check out and bus transfer (not included) to the airport.
03.30 Night transfer to the airport.
04.40 SK4497 to Oslo, direct flight, arrival 07.30.
05.05 SK4493/SK4445 to Oslo, via Tromsø (arr. 06.40, dep. 08.40), arrival Oslo 10.30.
11.00 Latest check-out for late departures.
14.55 SK4425 to Oslo, via Tromsø (arr. 16.30, dep. 17:15), arrival
19.05, airport shuttle NOK 40,- pr. person.

** Due to asphalt work at Svalbard Airport from July 1st to 24th, all night flights are changed into day flights. This also affects departure C05, C06, C07, C08, C09, C10 and C11 on Spitsbergen Adventure Cruise. Please find the detailed programs for this period here



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Departure Dates 2006

Sundays*, June 18, 25

July 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

Aug 06, 13, 20


Wednesdays, June 14, 21,  28

July 05, 12, 19, 26

Aug 02, 09, 16

* Two weekly departures, Sundays & Wednesdays

** Due to asphalt work at Svalbard Airport from July 1st to 24th, all night flights are changed into day flights. This also affects departure C05, C06, C07, C08, C09, C10 and C11 on Spitsbergen Adventure Cruise. Please find the detailed programs for this period here

Prices in US Dollars

 Spitsbergen Adventure Cruise, 6 days



 Cabin Description

Per person




2-berth cabin w/ bunks, shared facilities (B deck)




2-berth inside cabin w/ bunks, private facilities

(B-C deck)




2-berth inside cabin, private facilities (C deck)




2-berth outside cabin, w/ porthole &

private facilities (B-C deck)




2-berth outside cabin, w/ window & sofa,

private facilities (C deck)



Prices quoted in USD per passenger in cabin categories as described.

Subject to availability and change.

Due to continuous increase in the fuel costs, the shipping line had to increase the fuel surcharge on all cruise departures and expeditions including cruise transports.
The fuel charge will be imposed on all reservations made on/after November 15th.
The fuel surcharge will be:

USD$ 38.00 for the Adventure Cruise / Sunday departures, per passenger;

$ 44 for the Wednesday departures, per passenger.


  • Transfers to/from airport w/ transfer guide (scheduled flights only)

  • Transfers to/from quayside

  • Services of expedition guides

  • 2 nights Spitsbergen Hotel

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet

  • Accommodations onboard the MS Nordstjernen

  • Cabin category of choice

  • Three meals daily shipboard

  • Program as described

  • Shore excursions by zodiacs

  • English speaking Expedition guide

Not Included

  • Airfare & airport taxes

  • Pre- and post land arrangements

  • Personal items & equipment

  • Beer, wine, mineral water (sold on board)

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended)

  • $ 25 Service fee

Add-ons: Tour Options
  • Flight Tromsø - Longyearbyen

  • Flight Oslo - Longyearbyen

  • International flights available on SAS

  • Overnights in Oslo

Please note:

The tour program starts every Sunday and Wednesday from the middle of June to the end of August. Approximately 3 days are spent on board MS Nordstjernen. Two days are spent in Long­yearbyen and its surroundings, with accommodation in the comfortable Spitsbergen Hotel. Both weekly departures follow almost the same tour itinerary although there are some differ­ences with regard to the order of the activities and the timetable. As is the case with all tours in the arctic, the tour is subject to change due to weather and ice conditions.


How demanding is the tour:
This tour is suitable for most people. Our shore excursions are not long and exhausting, although the terrain is uneven and very stony. You will be assisted to board the vessel and make landings from the zodiacs, but you need to be fairly steady on your feet.

List of Hotels

Night 1

Spitsbergen Hotel

Longyearbyen / Svalbard

Night 2, 3, & 4

On board MS Nordstjernen

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