Join a 7, 9 or 13 day exploration of the coast of west Svalbard.

Join a custom-built expedition yacht to discover the less visited places along the coast of Svalbard. Get up close to the wildlife, come face to face with some of Svalbard’s mighty glaciers, visit hard to get to anchorages (inaccessible by the larger ships), and explore ashore with an expert guide.



  • A true explorer as a captain who is passionate about showing you the very best that Svalbard has to offer.
  • Get up close to glaciers and witness the ice calving off into the fjords below.

  • Encounter an abundance of wildlife with a good chance of seeing polar bears and walruses.

  • Explore the coastline by Zodiac (inflatable dinghy).

  • Enjoy hikes ashore in the untouched wilderness.

  • Warm and comfortable expedition yacht with enclosed panoramic observation area, private cabins with comfy beds, hot showers and a sauna.

Key Information

Departure Location Longyearbyen
Arrival Location Longyearbyen
Trip StyleArctic Coastal Exploration
Physical RatingEasy
Maximum Group Size8
AccommodationPrivate Twin or Double Cabin with Separate WC and Shower
Duration7, 9 or 13 Days
Time of YearSummer
Not Included

The Voyage & What To Expect

This journey is aimed at people that are interested in exploring the beauty of the Arctic with a small group of people. It’s perfect for photographers, nature lovers and those who have a passion for adventure and the outdoors.

The departure point is Longyearbyen in Svalbard which is connected by an international airport. From there we will set off into the wilderness to explore the coast of Svalbard. The plan (weather and ice depending) is to explore the Ijsfjorden and then head north up the west coast of Spitsbergen exploring the remote coastline. 7 – 9 day trips will explore the area closer to Longyearbyen whilst the 13 day trips allow us to travel further north.

The captain and professional guide will work with the weather and ice conditions to ensure you see as much as possible. Landing ashore will be made on a daily basis to visit different sites which can include humans settlements, wildlife spots, glaciers, and also some great hikes.

The focus of the trip is on exploring and you don’t require any previous experience, just a basic level of fitness.

The boat is comfortable and well-equiped meaning if you have never stepped foot on a yacht before you will feel right at home.

The expedition vessel is managed by a professional crew of 3 and you will be accompanied ashore by a professional guide trained in polar bear protection.

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The Vessel

A high latitude expedition sailing yacht is the perfect alternative to large cruise ships for the environmentally conscious traveller looking to get closer to nature.

Explore Svalbard on a 21 meter long luxury expedition sailing yacht built specially designed for exploring the polar wilderness.

  •  Small group size of 6-8 explorers ensures an intimate experience
  • Private cabins with either double or bunk beds

  • Sauna

  • 2 x Hot Showers

  • Stylish Interior

  • A Zodiac landing craft for shore landings
  • Covered observation area

  • Warm and comfortable living space

  • Aluminium hull built for travel in the polar regions

  • Retractable keel to allow her to reach shallow waters that are inaccessible to larger vessels

  • Life Jackets are provided

Find out why we prefer small expedition vessels to larger ships here

The Living Space

Observation Area

A covered observation area to enjoy the view whilst remaining warm and dry.


A warm, comfortable saloon and dining area for eating meals and relaxing. There is a large flatscreen TV on the wall for lectures, recaps and reviewing photography.

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Superior Cabin – Sleeps 2  

Can be configured as a double or as a twin with bunks. The cabin has a wash basin, desk, wardrobe and storage. There are 2 seperate shared showers and toilets onboard.

Cosy Cabin – Sleeps 2

This compact cabin has 2 bunk beds, a wash basin, desk, and wardrobe. There are 2 shared showers and toilets onboard.

Are you wondering if this trip is a good fit for you?

Please get in touch and we will use our expertise to recommend the right voyage for you dependent on your experience and comfort levels.


Dates & Availability

Select a date to start your journey

4th July - 15th July 2020 | 11 Nights
21st July - 28th July 2020 | 7 Nights
1st August - 11th August 2020 | Nights
15th August - 24th August 2020 | 9 Nights
2021 | Coming Soon


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Superior Cabin – Sleeps 2  

Can be configured as a double or as a twin with bunks. Price per person based on two sharing:

€4,400 – 11 nights

€3,600 – 9 nights

€2,800 – 7 nights

Cosy Cabin – Sleeps 2

Twin with bunks. Price per person based on two sharing:

€4,180 – 11 nights

€3,420 – 9 nights

€2,660 – 7 nights

This trip has been handpicked by us and is operated by a trusted Secret Atlas partner. We guarantee the best price for your journey at the time of booking.

Please ensure you have read our booking terms and conditions here. A full set of terms and conditions from our supplier will be sent to you at the time of booking.

It is a condition of booking that you have your own travel insurance to cover the activities listed. 

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