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The Norwegian Fjords, Bear Island, and Svalbard

Bergen - Longyearbyen - Example 17 Day Cruise aboard M/S Stockholm
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Join M/S Stockholm on a great adventure, exploring some of Norway’s most exciting and scenic locations, including the majestic Storfjord, the charming town of Alesund, and the picturesque fishing village of Nusfjord, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Continue towards the seldom-visited Bear Island, located in the middle of the Barents Sea and home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds. The adventure culminates in one of the world’s most magnificent wildernesses – Svalbard. This early in the season, Svalbard is characterized by wonderful purity, pastel-colored skies, and breathtaking scenery. Here, keep your eyes open for polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic animals, but above all, enjoy the stunning nature surrounding you – ice formations and snow-covered mountains, glistering glaciers, and fjord ice.
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  • Explore Norway's coastal towns and colorful fishing villages
  • Sail by Torghatten, a famous ice sheet formation
  • Visit the prestigious Polar Museum in Tromso
  • Cruise in a sturdy Zodiac and explore Bear Island
  • Venture to parts of Storfjorden in Svalbard and search for wildlife
  • View the majestic fjords of Hornsund and watch for polar bears
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Day 1: Bergen, Norway

The journey begins in Bergen, surrounded by high mountains and deep fjords. You will stay the night at a centrally located hotel.

Day 2-9: Embark in Bergen | Norwegian Coast

Embark the M/S Stockholm and head towards the beautiful passage of Alversund. During your adventure along the Norwegian coast, you can hope to visit some of the following places:

Upon reaching Alesund, explore this small town, built in an authentic Art Nouveau style, and enjoy its delightfully decorated facades, towers, and pinnacles.

Get to know the majestic Storfjorden and visit the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjorden, which is characterized by deep-blue water and lush mountain plains with beautiful waterfalls.

This deserted fishing village is now famous with summer guests. Its original and colorful wooden buildings are well preserved. Visit the beautiful church and pass the small, dramatically situated lighthouse.

On your way north, sail past famous natural attractions like the mountain peaks known as the Seven Sisters, followed by Torghatten – a rock with a big hole that the ice sheet once created, or according to the legend, the hole a giant created in despair from a broken heart.

Kjerringoy is a real gem on the Norwegian coast. Here, encounter a diverse landscape of mountains, white sandy beaches, and small farming communities, but the island is most famous for its old trading post. This is a unique heritage consisting of 15 well-preserved houses, which gives the visitor a great insight into what it was like to live in this northern trading town in the 1800s.

Visit the picturesque fishing village of Reine. This charming village with characteristic wooden houses overlooks Kirkefjor, which has high mountain tops in the background. It is not difficult to see why it was once voted Norway’s most beautiful place.

Nusfjord is a well-preserved and authentic fishing community focusing on cod fishing. The village is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list of unique wooden houses with a charming old-fashioned shop that is well worth a visit. Sail further along what is known as the Lofoten wall. In the evening, enter magical Trollfjorden and later set course towards Tromsø.

In Tromso, visit the prestigious Polar Museum and learn more about the first polar explorers, who went north to seek fame and fortune. The city is known as Paris of the North, derived from its vast cultural offerings.

Day 10: At Sea

We set sail towards the remote Bear Island, situated in the middle of the Barents Sea. (The exact day of the crossing can change and is depending on the weather.)

Day 11-16: Bear Island & Svalbard

Set sail towards the remote Bear Island in the middle of the Barents Sea. On the 400-meter-high cliffs, hundreds of thousands of seabirds are nesting – puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes among others. Along with a spectacular Zodiac cruise along the impressive bird cliffs, we aim to make a landing on this rarely visited island.

You will then continue the journey and sail overnight. Your next destination is Svalbard, one of the world’s most magnificent wildernesses. It is spring in the Arctic and a powerful experience to witness the archipelago spring to life. Enjoy the stunning nature surrounding you - sparkling ice formations, snow-covered mountains, and glistering glaciers. Start by exploring parts of Storfjorden and constantly keeping your eyes peeled for the Arctic wildlife. How far you will reach depends on the drift ice that often accumulates here this time of year. You will then continue towards majestic Hornsund, which consists of several fjords, and glaciers that calve out shimmering blue icebergs. It is also a favorite haunt for polar bears. If you reach Vårsolbukta in Bellsund, you will be able to see the little auks nest in tens of thousands.

Day 17: Longyearbyen | Disembark

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Disembark in Longyearbyen and begin your journey home.

 Please note: The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites you have the chance to visit during this unique trip. Your exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions, wildlife, and government regulations. We always strive to maximize your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition! 


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All six cabins are outside facing and feature twin beds with upper and lower berths. Cabins offer en-suite facilities.


  • 15 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • 16 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • 100% Climate Compensated
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  • All excursions and activities
  • 1 Expedition Leader and 1 guide
  • Guiding ashore and talks on board
  • Comprehensive information material before the expedition
  • One Pre-Voyage Hotel Night in Bergen 
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical travel insurance, including emergency medical attention and evacuation coverage with a minimum of $100,000 of evacuation coverage is required.



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