Expedition Svalbard (Sjoveien)

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Highlights

• Discover Svalbard - this vast glaciated archipelago invites to midnight sun, pack ice and dramatic mountain chains. • One of the secrets behind a successful expedition cruise is the Zodiacs. With these safe and sturdy rubber boats we navigate among icebergs, cruise along glaciers and go ashore to get unique nature experiences. • Svalbard is also home to animals such as the charming walrus, the cute Arctic fox, the endemic Svalbard reindeer and last, but certainly not least, the king of the Arctic – the polar bear.

Capacity: 12

The Arctic summer arrives in late June. The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life and the purple saxifrage decorates the slopes. Whales are more frequently seen in the waters and more and more snow-free areas become accessible for longer walks. The autumn arrives in late August and offers beautiful colours, a warm light and spectacular sunsets. The ice in the eastern parts of the archipelago has usually retreated at this time, which offers good opportunities to explore the seldom visited eastern parts of the archipelago.

• Discover Svalbard - this vast glaciated archipelago invites to midnight sun, pack ice and dramatic mountain chains. • One of the secrets behind a successful expedition cruise is the Zodiacs. With these safe and sturdy rubber boats we navigate among icebergs, cruise along glaciers and go ashore to get unique nature experiences. • Svalbard is also home to animals such as the charming walrus, the cute Arctic fox, the endemic Svalbard reindeer and last, but certainly not least, the king of the Arctic – the polar bear.

20 August, 2020 to 30 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12127 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8273 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8765 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9257 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
30 August, 2020 to 09 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8765 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9257 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8273 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12127 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
02 July, 2021 to 12 July, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8355 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8847 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9339 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12209 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
22 July, 2021 to 01 August, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8355 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8847 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9339 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12209 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
01 August, 2021 to 11 August, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Double Cabin Superior
£ 9339 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12209 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8355 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8847 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
11 August, 2021 to 21 August, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8355 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8847 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9339 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12209 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
21 August, 2021 to 31 August, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8355 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8847 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9339 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12209 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
31 August, 2021 to 10 September, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Twin Cabin with Portholes
£ 8355 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Portholes
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes.
Double Cabin Superior
£ 9339 GBP pp
Double Cabin Superior
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there is one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. Another cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin Sole
£ 12209 GBP pp
Twin Cabin Sole
All cabins have private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows.
Twin Cabin with Windows
£ 8847 GBP pp
Twin Cabin with Windows
All cabins have private facilities. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows.
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Day 1: Longyearbyen

We arrive in Longyearbyen, embark our expedition ship in the afternoon and sail out through the spectacular Isfjorden.

Days 2 – 10: Svalbard

We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit: Northwest Spitsbergen The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole. Two other courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish balloonist Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site. Magnificent fjords Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals. Hinlopen Strait and Alkefjellet If the ice allows we enter Hinlopen Strait. Here is Alkefjellet, an impressive, basaltic cliff, which is the home to an estimated 200 000 Brünnich’s guillemots. We may also continue into the beautiful bay Palanderbukta on Nordaustlandet. Eastern Svalbard The island of Nordaustlandet is covered by an enormous ice cap and fascinates naturalists as well as historians. There are huge glacier fronts here, intersected by hundreds of waterfalls. Barentsøya and Edgeøya offer magnificent landscapes and vast tundra. Chances to encounter walruses, Arctic fox and Svalbard reindeer are good here. Southwest Spitsbergen The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain, Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.

Day 11: Longyearbyen

Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.

Please Note:

Our exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximize your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

Sjoveien

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 40.66 meters

Passenger Capacity: 12

Built/Refurbished : 1964/2016

M/S Sjøveien (meaning the Seaway) was built in Bergen in 1964 for the Norwegian Government and she worked for them in various capacities. From 1979 until 1995 she was used as a training ship for mariners. Since 1995 she has been in private ownership and during the many years since, worked for the Norwegian coast guard. After being a hotel ship for the past few years, she is now being refurbished into a classic and exclusive passenger ship and will set sail towards Svalbard in the early summer of 2017. She is a true beauty with wooden decks and vintage details. There is a lot of deck space on the main deck and there is also an excellent area on top of the bridge, from where you have wonderful views of the magical Svalbard scenery.

To accommodate a maximum of 12 passengers there are eight outside cabins, all with private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows. The dining area on the main deck is where you are served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here is also a lounge area where you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee and listen to interesting talks by the guides. There is an international crew on board who speak English and the bridge is open for visitors.

 

Cabin layout for Sjoveien

Includes

  • 10 nights on board M/S Sjøveien
  • All meals on board
  • Coffee and tea
  • 1 Expedition Leader and 1 guide
  • Guiding ashore and talks on board
  • All excursions and activities
  • Comprehensive information material before the expedition
  • The trip is climate compensated

Excludes

  • Flight to and from Longyearbyen
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • The customary gratuity to the ship’s crew
  • Personal expenses such as bar and shop charges
Overview
Highlights
Dates & Prices
Itinerary
Map
Ship
What's Included

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