silver cloud spitsbergen and norway cruise

Svalbard & Norwegian Fjords

  • Overview
    From the pretty painted houses of Lonyearbyen to the spectacular beaches of Kristiansund, this is a journey of mighty mountains, rare fauna, deep fjords, picturesque glaciers and massive ice sheets. So much more than a sum of its parts, a flexible itinerary allows for unprecedented wildlife spotting opportunities in the mythic Fjords, which are to be enjoyed in the midnight sun.
    Duration: 13 days
    Passengers: 296 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
    Disembarkation Point: Kristiansund, Norway
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Longyearbyen, Svalbard;

      Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students.

    • Day 2/4 - Svalbard Northern Region

      There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility in the spectacular Northern Region of Svalbard.

    • Day 5/6 - Svalbard Southern Region

      Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea.

    • Day 7 - Cruise & Explore Bear Island

      Almost half way between Tromsø and Svalbard is isolated Bear Island – considered the southernmost island of the Svalbard Archipelago. The unglaciated island is an impressive Nature Reserve of steep, high cliffs that are frequented by seabirds, specifically at the southern tip. Brünnich’s Guillemots, Common Guillemots, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Little Auks, Northern Fulmars, Glaucous Gulls, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and even Atlantic Puffins and Northern Gannets nest along the cliffs south of Sørhamna. Because of the large numbers of birds and the isolated location, Bear Island has been recognized as an Important Bird Area. It was once a hotspot for whaling and walrus hunting, and at one stage even mining.

    • Day 8 - Harstad

      Norway's raw beauty and cultural curiosities attract a steady stream of eager visitors to Harstad, which is superbly positioned on the country's biggest island, and offers unrivalled access to some of Norway's most spectacular northerly scenery. Enjoy long, bright days of endless sunlight, or velvety dark winters of ethereal Northern Light shows, as you take a journey to this ethereal land of the north. With mountain hikes, and trips out to sea on the trail of whales and dolphins, Harstad is a natural playground with something for every taste. Rugged peaks, crisp mountain lakes, and stomach churning cliffs, which drop away to smooth ocean await, as you dive into the heart of the area's fjords and mountain scenery.

    • Day 9 - Tysjord

      The morning will be used to explore the area of Tysfjord by land or Zodiac. A long hike might lead to a gigantic waterfalls, while others might simply walk up to a beautiful cascade in this “alpine” area. This is the narrowest part of Norway and was formerly used by Sami reindeer herders of Sweden and Norway.

    • Day 10 - Norfjord & Melfjord

      You will be introduced to your Expedition Team and important members of the other departments. You will also have to attend a Zodiac briefing to be able to go out and explore the fjords and Svalbard.

      Enter the arctic circle in Nordfjord and Melfjord, which are part of the impressive and scenic county of Nordland. Here you will discover narrow fjords flanked by steep, beautiful mountains. This region is the home of the Saltfjellet-Svaristen National Park, named for the Saltfjellet mountain range and Svaristen, one of mainland Norway’s largest glaciers. The Svartisen National Park extends to the bottom of Nordfjorden, a branch of the Melfjord, and contains many Saami cultural landmarks.

    • Day 11 - Storfjord, Sunnylvsfjord & Geiranger

      Surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps, Storfjord inspires awe with its natural beauty. These fjords make up a region full of raw beauty of white-capped mountains, flowering fruit trees, impressive granite walls, mountain-ledge farms, and small bays that protect hidden, quaint villages. Storfjord cuts deep into the mountains of Sunnmøre where it divides into the smaller fjords, including Sunnylvsfjord (the innermost fjord) and finally the magnificent Geirangerfjord. Sunnylsvsfjord ranges from 600 to 2,000 meters (2,000 to 6,600 ft.) wide and the fjord reaches 452 meters (1,483 ft.) below sea level at its deepest point before it branches off to the west to Geirangerfjord.

      The Geirangerfjord, which made the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, is Norway's most spectacular and perhaps best-known fjord. The 16-km-long (10-mile-long), 960-foot-deep Geirangerfjord's most stunning attractions are its roaring waterfalls—the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil, and the Suitor. Perched on mountain ledges along the fjord, deserted farms at Skageflå and Knivsflå are being restored and maintained by local enthusiasts.The village of Geiranger, at the end of the fjord, is home to fewer than 300 year-round residents, but in spring and summer its population swells to 5,000 due to visitors traveling from Hellesylt to the east.

    • Day 12 - Kristiansund, Norway; Disembarkation

      The biggest inside joke in Kristiansund is the mighty waterfall on the city’s coat of arms. There’s nary one to be found among the four low-lying islands that make up the city. There is, however, a thriving community of 23,000 which prides itself on a strong cultural life, ecological purity, natural beauty, and excellent fish. Ever-increasing numbers of tourists are discovering this as well and are taking full advantage.

    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.

  • Highlights & Activities

    The Polar Bear

    To many people, the polar bear is the Arctic. The sight of such an impressive silky white bear wandering the frozen Arctic seas in search of seals symbolizes the cold, isolated nature of the Arctic so well. Polar bears are marine mammals because they spend so much of their lives away from land. In the high Arctic where there is always some sea ice to travel on, polar bears range over ice floes in the pack ice hunting seals all summer. In some areas (e.g. southern Hudson Bay, southern Svalbard) they are simply forced to come ashore. Polar bears rarely venture inland.

    Norway's coastline

    Norway’s profound natural beauty, is difficult to look past as one of the best coastlines in the world to explore from sea. Incredibly diverse geologically, Norway’s coastline is simply one of the most beautiful in the world, picture perfect coastal villages, incredible rock formations, a jagged coastline where fjords penetrate deeply into the country's interior, teeming wildlife and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in all their magnificence from late August. On top of Norway’s natural beauty is of course their primeval history.

  • Inclusions

    Dynamic Cabin Pricing

    Cabin prices on board this vessel are dynamic, that is the cabin pricing fluctuates with changes in bookings and exchange rates. Cabin prices below are not guaranteed and are subject to change and availability at the operators discretion. Please feel free to contact us for the most accurate pricing on this voyage.

    Expedition Gear

    Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, Haglöfs parka for polar expeditions

    Bar, Gratuities & a Butler

    Select alcoholic beverages are included in your package, with your own Butler service. There is also no need to worry about Gratuities as these are also covered for you.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - On board Gratuities
    - Free Wifi
    - Inclusive room service with beverages
    - Fine dining in the World’s most remote regions
    - Personalised service with a butler
    - Excursions and activities
    - All accommodation and meals on board
    - Highly qualified expedition team

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Visa & Passport fees
    - International airfare
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  • Vessel

    SILVER CLOUD

    Spacious yet intimate, designed to cross oceans and yet able to slip up rivers and into hidden harbours with ease, the yacht-like Silver Cloud carries just 248 guests in incomparable comfort and style. Combining spacious ocean-view suites and private verandas with stunning dining and entertainment options, our inaugural ship launched a new ocean standard and continues to epitomize the vessels vision of world-class cruise accommodations, service and amenities.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury Accommodation
    • Pool Deck
    • Panorama Lounge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Library.
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 6
    Guests #: 248
    Crew #: 208
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 18
    Refurbished: 2015
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 1994
    Length: 155m
    Width: 21
    Draft: 4
    Tonnage: 16927
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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Vista Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Large picture window, twin/qeen bed, sitting area and much more
AUD 14,550pp
AUD 14,550pp

Veranda Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Teak veranda, twin/queen bed, sitting area and much more
AUD 18,350pp
AUD 18,350pp

Deluxe Veranda Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Teak veranda, twin/queen bed, sitting area and much more
AUD 19,150pp
AUD 19,150pp

Medallion Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Teak veranda, twin/queen bed, sitting area and much more
AUD 32,150pp
AUD 32,150pp

Silver Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Large teak veranda, Living room, twin/queen bed and much more
AUD 35,850pp
AUD 35,850pp

Royal Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Large teak veranda, Living room, twin/queen bed and much more
AUD 47,750pp
AUD 47,750pp

Grand Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Large teak veranda, 1 or 2 bedroom Suite, marble bathroom and much more
AUD 49,750pp
AUD 49,750pp

Owner's Suite

24 Jun 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
Large teak veranda, 1 or 2 bedroom Suite, marble bathroom and much more
AUD 53,750pp
AUD 53,750pp