Natural Wonders of 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
Your expedition begins in the most Northerly town in the world, Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark our expedition vessel at the port of Longyearbyen. After an introduction from our expedition leader and a safety briefing from the Captain, we set sail out through the majestic Adventfjord. As Longyearbyen disappears astern, we wave goodbye to civilization for the next 9 days. As we sail out through the Isfjord we will spend time on deck watching for the whales that frequent the waters.
Days 2 – 3
78.3413° N, 11.7250° E
Prins Karls Foreland & Sea Ice
In the morning we approach Prins Karls Foreland, an uninhabited island of beautiful scenery off the west coast of Spitsbergen. We will drop anchor and launch the Zodiac landing craft to go ashore and visit an area where walruses haul out. In the afternoon we will do a wilderness hike. We frequently see Svalbard reindeer here. If the conditions allow we will sail up to the edge of the sea ice which extends all the way to the North Pole. In calm conditions, we will cruise the edge of the sea ice keeping a sharp lookout for wildlife including polar bears that hunt on the ice.
79.5223° N, 13.4638° E
Exploring the North-West Coast
Every voyage we undertake to Svalbard involves an element of exploration. A part of our Svalbard experience is to have a few days with no set itinerary. Under the guidance of our expedition leader, we will work with the weather and sea ice conditions to show you the best that the north-west coast has to offer. Over the next 3 days we will cruise around the coast with regular shore landings to visit different natural and historical sites including glaciers, do wilderness hikes and spend some time enjoying the raw nature of the Arctic.
78.5810° N, 11.3932° E
Lilliehook Fjord, Kongsfjorden and Ny-Alesund
As we sail back south we explore the area in and Kongsfjorden. Expect majestic glaciers, some of Svalbard’s most beautiful fjords and scenery from the decks. Here we encounter one of Svalbard’s most breathtaking sites, the Lilliehook glacier, one of Svalbard’s largest calving glacier fronts. We will spend time here witnessing nature’s beauty in its rawest form with the option of doing a wilderness hike to a neighboring fjord. The following day we will do a short sailing to the scientific community of Ny-Alesund, the most northerly settlement on earth. Here there are some interesting historical sites and a great museum.
78.2232° N, 15.6267° E
In the morning we arrive back at the port of Longyearbyen. After breakfast we say our goodbyes after making new friends and sharing a wonderful 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
- Expert Svalbard Expedition Leader
- Lectures on Svalbard
- Use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
- Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Bedding and towels
- Highly experienced Captain and Cook
Not Included in Your Expedition
- Flights and transfers
- Travel and cancellation insurance
- Any additional expenses such as museum entry
- Alcohol and spirits