Departure dates in 2017
26 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017
06 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017
50% deposit required:
This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price
at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
This tour is subject to limited availability—we suggest booking well in advance.
This package can be customized to meet your needs including additional nights in Longyearbyen, Oslo, or Tromsø. We can also combine this tour with other packages in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, or Greenland;
Service & accommodation on board the MS Expedition
Experiencing the Arctic doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Even though the 105-metre long MS Expedition was constructed with polar exploration in mind, guests can expect delightful amenities such as an exercise room, sauna, sun deck, dining room, pub and more. The ship also boasts comfortable accommodation in twin/triple-shared cabins and suites, all with ensuite bathrooms and ocean-view portholes or windows.
Enjoy casual dining with a variety of gourmet international cuisines prepared by professional chefs. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice and vegetarians will find plenty of options. All meals are included in the price along with coffee, tea and water. All other beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, can be purchased separately in the dining room, pub or lounge.
Budget - Category 1 = Shared triple cabin
Simple - Category 2 = Twin
Comfort - Category 3 = Twin
Quality - Category 4 = Twin
Luxury - Category 5 = Double suite
Due to the nature of an expedition cruise in the Arctic region, travel can be unpredictable. Therefore, the crew of the M/S Expedition keeps the itinerary flexible to make any necessary or desirable changes to the routes and activities depending on local ice and weather conditions. Thus, any travel times listed are approximations only and are subject to local circumstances. Furthermore, any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
The M/S Expedition Team
All voyages are led by a team of carefully-selected and experienced professionals, including naturalists and other experts who provide information about each destination with stimulating lectures, day-to-day briefings, and informal discussions. All aspects of the voyage are covered, including ornithology, marine biology, geography, geology, history, the environment, and practical things like photography. This allows guests to sharpen their observation skills and get the most out of each destination.
Environmental protection and tourism in Svalbard:
“You are welcome to return to Svalbard when no one has noticed you’ve already been here.” Svalbard’s vegetation is very exposed, particularly due to the permafrost, and destruction of flora can leave a lasting scar on the landscape. All vegetation is therefore protected and all traces of human activity up to 1945 are regarded as cultural monuments. Svalbard’s Environmental Act strictly regulates travel on Svalbard, so if you are planning a trip alone outside of Administration Area 10 (central parts of Spitsbergen), you must inform the Ombudsman and show proof of insurance.
Polar bears and visitor safety in Svalbard:
The polar bear is probably the foremost symbol of Svalbard’s wildlife and it is a truly exhilarating experience to see them in their natural habitat. Keep in mind that Svalbard prohibits coaxing, pursuing, or disturbing polar bears in such a way that endangers humans or the bears themselves. Attacks on humans, though rare, can be lethal. Therefore, on all guided tours and activities, visitor safety is overseen by experienced guides who carry shotguns at all times and let off warning shots if needed. The authorities in Svalbard, together with the joint travel industry, encourage participation in organised, guided activities in order to protect both visitors and polar bears.
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.