Frozen Svalbard – 12 guests!
We will visit areas where walruses haul out, encounter reindeer and Arctic foxes on land, observe whales and other marine life and explore coasts where polar bears are known to roam.
Expedition Vessel With 12 Guests
We believe the best way to experience an environmentally sensitive place such as the Arctic is with a small group of travellers. Newly launched expedition cruise ships now take up to 350 passengers, we believe smaller is better.
Expedition Leader and Guide
An aspect of our journeys is to learn about the place you are visiting. Our onboard guides are the core of what we do and will share their passion and knowledge of Svalbard throughout the trip. We offer the best guide to guest ratio available.
Zodiac landing craft for shore landings
Shore landings are the essence of every expedition and your guides will take you exploring on a daily basis. The vessel is equipped with landing craft that can be used to reach remote beaches so you can experience the wilderness firsthand.
- Day 1 Welcome aboard! Depart Longyearbyen
- Day 2 Isfjord
- Day 3 Prins Karls Foreland
- Day 4 Exploring North Coast
- Day 5 Kongsfjord
- Day 6 Ny-Alesund
- Day 7 Hornsund
- Day 8 Arrive Longyearbyen am
78.2232° N, 15.6267° E
The Svalbard expedition cruise departs from Longyearbyen, the most northerly town in the world. Embarkation is in the afternoon at the port of Longyearbyen a short walk from the town. After a welcome, our expedition leader will do an introduction outlining the plan for the voyage based on local sea ice conditions which vary year on year. As we cast off we will wave goodbye to civilisation as we head off into Svalbard’s frozen wilderness to spend the next 7 days exploring.
Days 2 and 3
78.3413° N, 11.7250° E
Isfjord & Prins Karls Foreland
Our first area of exploration is Isfjord which is home to some magnificent glaciers. Working with the sea ice conditions we plan to do a shore landing by Zodiac landing craft so you can enjoy the frozen scenery shore. If the conditions are good we may have the opportunity to do a short hike using snowshoes. As we sail out of Isfjord we will keep a lookout on deck for whales that are known to frequent this area. We then plan to land on Prins Karls Foreland at a walrus haul-out area with another opportunity to do some exploration ashore.
Days 4 to 5
78.5810° N, 11.3932° E
North-West Coast, Kongsfjord & Ny Alesund
We will sail north along the west coast of Spitsbergen keeping a lookout for wildlife including polar bears that inhabit the area. We will do regular shore landings with our expert guides to visit different places of interest including glaciers, and do short hikes ashore in the beautiful nature. The ice conditions will likely permit us to visit the scientific research settlement of Ny Alesund, the most northerly settlement on earth, and visit the museum. We will explore the area around Kongsfjord and sail as close as we can get to one of Svalbard’s largest glaciers on the Lillyhook fjord.
Days 6 and 7
76.9748° N, 15.615° E
On the final two days we will follow the compass south and explore the region along the southwest coast of Spitsbergen. If conditions allow we will sail as far south as Hornsund where we will spend some time doing shore landings and exploring the beautiful coast.
78.2232° N, 15.6267° E
After breakfast, we say our goodbyes and disembark at the port of Longyearbyen after making new friends and sharing an exciting adventure together.
The above itinerary is a guide only. A part of any Arctic adventure is the flexibility to take advantage of the weather and ice conditions. Our expedition leader will make sure you see as much a possible.
Step aboard M/V Togo a classic expedition vessel.
Togo is a 102ft /31m motor yacht, custom built in 1965 by legendary Dunston Shipyard and last refitted in 2018. Originally built as North Sea trawler she was converted into Lloyd’s safety vessel in 1980s, then into a Yacht with extensive refit 2012 and upgraded to expedition yacht in 2018. Togo has a well-appointed galley and mess room, elegant and comfortable mahogany paneled salon with bar and kitchenette. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed sides. She is a sturdy vessel with elegant sheer, sails with abundant intimacy from the bygone era of tramp steamers.
- Comfortable accommodation in twin cabins and double cabins with private shower and w/c (mostly en-suite)
- Small group size of 12 guests ensures an intimate experience
- Hot Showers
- Equipped with 2 x zodiacs for shore landings
- Large deck space for photography
- Large saloon with bar.
- Ice-strengthened hull for travel in the polar regions
- Full safety gear
Year of construction 1965
Yacht with extensive refit 2012
Upgraded to expedition yacht in 2018.
Guest capacity 12
Included in Your Expedition
- Voyage Longyearbyen – Longyearbyen
- Full board