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The Svalbard Express - M/S Expedition
Starting in Longyearbyen, we leave civilisation behind. Our aim is to sail to the remote polar regions in order to experience the arctic wilderness, drift ice, flora and fauna. Our final itinerary is dependant on weather and ice conditions, which have to be assessed during the voyage.
Our specialist guides will ensure we get the most out of the experience, as well as recounting tales of Svalbard's exciting polar explorative heritage - traces of this rich history can be found on several excursions when we go ashore.
The Svalbard Express
An opportunity to venture into the Arctic even if you have limited time. Spend the day on deck searching for polar bears and whales, cruise through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers and experience the midnight sun. Learn more about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides, or simply enjoy the silence of the Arctic Wilderness….
- Search for polar bears - the King of the Arctic is often seen patrolling the ice in search of food
- See an intoxicating mix of wildlife - walruses, Arctic foxes, seals and sea birds
- Discover deep fjords, ice-blue glaciers & sculpted icebergs
- Travel with expert naturalist guides, who will explain all about the wonders of the Arctic
- Regular Zodiac landings to explore the rugged shorelines
Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.
We have the following different versions of the The Svalbard Express - M/S Expedition tour available at present.
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TransportZodiac, MS Expedition
Accommodation6 nights Comfortable Boat
Tour StaffExpedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
At a nimble 105 metres (345 ft) in length, with a capacity to hold 132 guests, the M/S Expedition is an ideal vessel to ply polar waters. The M/S Expedition is large enough to provide stability, speed, spacious cabins and ample public space. Yet she is small enough to manoeuvre in remote areas and get you close to the action. Ship stabilizers ensure a smooth ride in rough waters, such as the infamous Drake Passage, allowing you to enjoy more of your time at sea. A fleet of ten zodiacs allows passengers to get out and actively explore the remote shores of our destinations. The M/S Expedition is a speedy vessel. A top speed of 16 knots means you'll spend less time getting from A to B, and more time to explore your