Svalbard Adventure | M/S Quest | IExpedition

Svalbard Adventure with M/S Quest 2025

  • Overview

    Experience a remarkable Svalbard adventure on board the small and comfortable 50-passenger expedition ship M/S Quest!

    In June, the midnight sun reigns supreme, bird colonies teem with life, and the dramatic mountain ranges are beautifully snow-capped. The ice still keeps the islands in its grip and we can admire the ever-changing ice formations. Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner.

    Your journey begins with a night in a hotel in Longyearbyen, followed by seven nights on board the M/S Quest. As we navigate the magnificent Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, we will cruise along glittering glaciers and go ashore to take in the magnificent scenery. We also keep an eye out for the iconic wildlife, including walruses, seals, and polar bears.

    Expedition Highlights

    • A true Arctic adventure

    • 1 night in Longyearbyen

    • 7 nights on the small expedition ship M/S Quest

    • Magical midnight sun

    • 5-star wildlife and nature experiences

    • 5 experienced guides

    Duration: 9 days
    Passengers: 50 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Longyearbyen
    Disembarkation Point: Longyearbyen
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x - 3.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Longyearbyen, Svalbard

      We arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to our hotel.

    • Day 2/8 - Expedition cruising

      Explore Longyearbyen on your own before meeting up your fellow expedition members and guides for lunch. In the afternoon we board the expedition ship and sail out through Isfjorden - the Arctic expedition has begun! We are now in a part of the world where we are completely dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary will depend on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our aim is to head out on Zodiacs cruises every day and also to go ashore when the opportunity arises. Here are some examples of places we may visit:

      Prins Karls Forland
      This narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds and harbour seals.

      Virgohamna, Danskøya
      Danskøya was the starting point for two of the most daring attempts to reach the North Pole. The Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and the American journalist Wellman started with an airship. Interesting remnants of these Arctic expeditions can still be seen here.

      Fantastic fjords
      Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our cruise we will explore some of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-capped mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pink-footed geese nest in the area and if we are lucky we may see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden we enjoy in the beautifully sculpted front of the 14th of July Glacier and are greeted by the large numbers of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by magnificent glaciers. It is also a favourite spot of seals and the bird cliffs are abuzz with activity. Kongsfjorden is home to the scientific village of Ny-Ålesund. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile set out on their heroic expeditions to the North Pole.

      North of Spitsbergen
      North of Spitsbergen, we may come across the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and we can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. We keep an eye out for the iconic Arctic wildlife.

    • Day 9 - Longyearbyen

      In the morning we leave the ship in Longyearbyen and begin our journey home.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Adventure Activities
  • Inclusions
    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Lunch day 2
    - All excursions and activities
    - Guiding ashore and talks on board
    - Coffee and tea
    - An experienced Expedition Leader and knowledgeable guides
    - 1 night in a hotel in Longyearbyen
    - All meals on board

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Personal expenses such as bar and shop charges
    - Gratuity to the ship’s crew
    - Travel and cancellation insurance
    - Flight to/from Longyearbyen
  • Map
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  • Vessel

    M/S Quest was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland’s west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished into a comfortable expedition ship and in 2018 she underwent a renovation of the passenger areas.

    M/S Quest has spacious observation decks, where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for. You are welcomed by an international crew and the atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly. 

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating:
    Guests #: 50
    Crew #:
    Ice Class: 1D
    Speed: 11
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 49m
    Width: 11
    Elec Outlets:
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Triple cabin

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
upper/lower beds
USD$ 6,590pp
USD$ 6,590pp

Twin cabin

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
2 twin beds
USD$ 7,890pp
USD$ 7,890pp

Double cabin

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
double bed
USD$ 8,190pp
USD$ 8,190pp

Twin cabin Plus

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
2 twin beds
USD$ 8,190pp
USD$ 8,190pp

Double cabin Superior

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
large double bed
USD$ 9,390pp
USD$ 9,390pp

Owner’s cabin

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
large double bed
USD$ 10,190pp
USD$ 10,190pp

Twin cabin for single use

16 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025
2 twin beds
USD$ 12,590pp
USD$ 12,590pp