MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Spitsbergen archipelago. Hurtigruten has a long history of travelling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the `Sports Route´. MS Spitsbergen cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May, and becomes part of our global Explorer sailings during the rest of the year. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel´s fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive, and we plan further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.
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Remote Franz Josef Land has always been a magnet for hardy adventurers, and now you can set foot on the ice were Nansen and Johansen spent the winter, watch for polar bears wandering in their natural environment and feel the cool Arctic air gust down from the North Pole just a few miles away.
With more polar bears than people, Svalbard provides an excellent chance to see these magnificent predators.
An all-encompassing Arctic which explores the European Arctic's major highlights Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland. This voyage, travelling onboard the MS Spitsbergen provides a great insight into the Arctic diverse cultures, flora and fauna.