MS Spitsbergen, MS Fram
14 days

Faroe Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen – Island Hopping In and Around the Arctic (Northbound)

Price from
$ 7185
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Spitsbergen, MS Fram
14 days

Faroe Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen – Island Hopping In and Around the Arctic (Northbound)

Price from
$ 7185
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Visit five wild and beautiful islands in and around the Arctic across four countries
  • Destinations include Scotland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Svalbard
  • Sail in late spring to see lush green landscapes dotted with flowers in full bloom
  • Explore habitats with a range of wildlife and famous for bird and whale-watching

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

Faroe Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen – Island Hopping In and Around the Arctic (Northbound)
  • Day 1
    Bergen

    Your Expedition Begins

    Estimated time of departure is 6:00 PM

    Explore Bergen´s historic harbour area with its fish market and UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf of colourful wooden warehouses that date back to the 1300s. You can also board a funicular up nearby Mount Fløyen. There, you’ll enjoy views over Bergen, and maybe even spot your ship docked below.

    Day 1
    Bergen

    Your Expedition Begins

  • Day 2
    Lerwick

    Centre of Scotland’s Shetland Islands

    Built on the herring trade in the 17th century, Lerwick has grown in Scotland’s northernmost town and is home to a third of the Shetland Islands' population. Visit local boutique shops along Commercial Street, wander along the waterfront with its sandstone buildings, or visit the museum to learn more about the town’s Norse heritage.  

    Day 2
    Lerwick

    Centre of Scotland’s Shetland Islands

  • Day 3
    Torshavn, Faroe Islands

    The Oldest Capital in the World

    The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 isles that lie in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. Tórshavn is one of the smallest capitals in the world, with just 15,000 inhabitants. It was founded in the 10th century, and might very well be the oldest capital in northern Europe. Since the turn of the 20th century, Tórshavn has grown rapidly, and is today the economic, cultural and administrative centre of the Faroes. The town is a charming blend of old and new with small houses in nearly every colour.

    Day 3
    Torshavn, Faroe Islands

    The Oldest Capital in the World

  • Day 4
    Elduvík

    Charming Village of the Faroe Islands

    Located in the Funningsfjordur inlet in the Faroe Islands, the village of Elduvík lies by the shore at the end of a long, lush valley surrounded by stunning green mountains and with the river Stórá running through the middle. Just 23 people inhabit the village, complete with a school, church, dock, pier, and colourful houses.

    Day 4
    Elduvík

    Charming Village of the Faroe Islands

  • Day 5
    At sea

    Relaxing at Sea

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with onboard lectures from the Expedition Team while we set course towards Iceland.

    Day 5
    At sea

    Relaxing at Sea

  • Day 6
    Bakkagerði

    The Land of the Elves

    Bakkagerði is one of Iceland’s smallest hamlets, a quiet haven well off the tourist track. The place is so well-known for its fairy-tale-like natural beauty, the locals have come to call the region `The Land of the Elves´. Many puffin colonies also line the nearby fjord, making it a popular place for birdwatching.

    Day 6
    Bakkagerði

    The Land of the Elves

  • Day 7
    Húsavík

    Top Spot for Whale-Watching

    Húsavík is Iceland’s oldest Norse settlement and considered one of the best whale-watching spots in Europe. Up to 23 species of whale, including the blue whale, are known to visit nearby Skjálfandi Bay. The town also has many interesting museums and an outdoor thermal bath on the picturesque peninsula.

    Day 7
    Húsavík

    Top Spot for Whale-Watching

  • Day 8
    Akureyri

    Capital of Northern Iceland

    Welcome to Iceland’s largest community outside of Reykjavík. Expect comfy cafés, restaurants, and chic art galleries. There are also various museums of interest, distinct churches, and the botanical gardens which will be in full bloom at the time of your visit. Akureyri is also close to natural treasures, such as lake Mývatn and Goðafoss waterfall.

    Day 8
    Akureyri

    Capital of Northern Iceland

  • Day 9
    At sea

    Towards Jan Mayen

    Days at sea are an opportunity to wind down and watch the waves, or enjoy a lecture or two from the Expedition Team.

    Day 9
    At sea

    Towards Jan Mayen

  • Day 10
    Jan Mayen Island

    The Isolated Arctic Island with an Active Volcano

    The Norwegian island of Jan Mayen has two main areas. The north is dominated by ice-capped Beerenberg, the northernmost active volcano on earth. The south is flatter and unglaciated, and where 30 people live at a weather station. The island is a breeding site for large numbers of seabirds such as fulmars, auks, and guillemots. 

    Visits to Jan Mayen are extremely rare, and Hurtigruten are one of the few to attempt landings on this Arctic island.

    Day 10
    Jan Mayen Island

    The Isolated Arctic Island with an Active Volcano

  • Day 11
    At sea

    Enjoy a day at sea

    The day is at your leisure aboard the ship. Relax while gazing out at the view, learn more from the knowledgeable Expedition Team in our lecture series, or swap experiences of the expedition so far with your fellow explorers.

    Day 11
    At sea

    Enjoy a day at sea

  • Day 12-13
    Spitsbergen

    Exploring Spitsbergen

    Summertime in the Svalbard Archipelago is when polar bears trek along the coast’s drifting ice on the hunt for seals. With a bit of luck, we hope to spot one or more of these top predators in the national park.

    Depending on the movement and thickness of the sea ice, we might visit Kongsfjord´s mighty glaciers and catch sight of icebergs calving into the sea. There we plan to make some exciting landings and have scenic kayaking opportunities.

    Day 12-13
    Spitsbergen

    Exploring Spitsbergen

  • Day 14
    Longyearbyen/Oslo

    End of the Expedition

    Estimated time of arrival is 6:00 AM

    Your journey ends in lively Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard situated next to a fjord and surrounded by rugged mountains as far as the eye can see. It is a surprisingly modern and cosmopolitan settlement with a small and welcoming international community. Transfer from the ship to the airport for your flight to Oslo.

    Day 14
    Longyearbyen/Oslo

    End of the Expedition

Departures

  • 2022
  • Jul
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  • Sep
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  • Dec
25 May 2022
30 May 2022

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What's included

Included in your voyage

Transfers

  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Longyearbyen after the expedition cruise

Flights

  • Flights in economy class from Longyearbyen to Oslo after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests on MS Fram  
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities expected

Ships

A large ship in the water

MS Spitsbergen

Year built 2009
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
Passenger capacity 335
Beds 243
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 7,344
Length 100.54m
Beam 18m
Speed 14.5 knots

Our new ship, MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

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MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
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