Svalbard — Longyearbyen to Tromso

Silver Wind luxury expedition cruise ship
Silver Wind
240 Passengers

With a team of dedicated experts on hand, this 11-day expedition is not only a phenomenal experience, but an educational one as well! Learn of the geology, flora, fauna and ornithology of the remote Svalbard region, keeping a lookout for polar bears, walrus and a multitude of seabirds along the way. And for those who really want to travel deeper and enjoy the icy Norwegian waters as never before, gear up and paddle a kayak through the Arctic silence.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Longyearbyen, Norway
Days 2 to 5 Svalbard Northern Region
Days 6 to 8 Svalbard Southern Region
Day 9 Cruise & explore Bear Island (Svalbard)
Day 10 Gjesvaerstappan Islands
Day 11 Tromso, Norway

Day 1 — Longyearbyen, Norway

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. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

Days 2 to 5 — 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.

Days 6 to 8 — 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. Northern places like Magdalenefjorden and Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

Day 9 — Cruise & explore Bear Island (Svalbard)

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. Bear Island received its name because of a polar bear encountered by early explorer Willem Barentsz. Today polar bears rarely visit the island and its only settlement is a meteorological station manned all-year round on the north side.

Day 10 — Gjesvaerstappan Islands

Gjesværstappan Islands is a group of steep-sided islands located near the northernmost point of Norway and includes three main islands: Stortstappen, Kjerkestappen and Bukkstapen. These three islands dramatically jut out of the ocean, covered in as much grass as they are occupied by birds. Extreme in its varied beauty and wildlife on land and sea, Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve (which makes up most of the Gjesværstappan Islands) is one of Europe’s most accessible and largest nesting areas for Atlantic seabirds. On Storstappen, the largest of the islands, some varieties of birds that can be found include European Shags, Common and Brünnich’s Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwakes, White-tailed Sea-eagles and Europe’s largest Atlantic Puffin colony.

Day 11 — Tromso, Norway

Tromsø surprised visitors in the 1800s: they thought it very sophisticated and cultured for being so close to the North Pole—hence its nickname, the Paris of the North. It looks the way a polar town should—with ice-capped mountain ridges and jagged architecture that is an echo of the peaks. The midnight sun shines from May 21 to July 21, and it is said that the northern lights decorate the night skies over Tromsø more than over any other city in Norway. Tromsø is home to only 69,000 people, but it's very spread out—the city's total area, 990 square miles, is the most expansive in Norway. The downtown area is on a small, hilly island connected to the mainland by a slender bridge. The 13,000 students at the world's northernmost university are one reason the nightlife here is uncommonly busy.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

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Owner's Suite
The Owner’s Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms by adjoining with a Vista Suite so you can enjoy your luxury cruise in style. The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.
Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with separate bath and shower; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
1 Bedroom: 587 Sq Ft / 55 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 827 Sq Ft / 77 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]

   Grand Suite
The Grand Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The Grand Suite is ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.
Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Plush robes and slippers • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
1 Bedroom: 1,019 Sq Ft / 95 m² [Including Veranda (145 Sq Ft / 14 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,314 Sq Ft / 122 m² [Including Veranda (194 Sq Ft/18.5 m²)]
  

Royal Suite
The Royal Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. Stately, commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. The Royal Suite lives up to its name. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living.
Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
1 Bedroom: 736 Sq Ft / 69 m² [Including Veranda (126 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,031 Sq Ft / 96 m² [Including Veranda (175 Sq Ft/16.5 m²)]

   Silver Suite
The Silver Suite is ideal for those wanting more space. Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms, larger verandas, and situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Two marble bathrooms: marble bathroom one with a full-sized bath and marble bathroom two with a walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Complimentary interactive mobile content • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
581 Sq Ft / 54 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites can accommodate three guests
   Medallion Suite
The Medallion Suite is a mark of distinction. Sumptuous and spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors (Suites 801–804 only) • Three large picture windows providing panoramic ocean views (Suite 741 only) • Living room with sitting area • Separate dining area (Suite 741 only) • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower (Suite 741 has a bath and a separate shower) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at Officer’s Table
Suites 801-804: 441 Sq Ft / 41 m² [Including Veranda (125 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
Suites 527, 627 723: 517 Sq Ft / 48 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Suite 741: 667 Sq Ft / 62 m² [No Veranda]
   Deluxe Veranda Suite
The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting Area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
   Classic Veranda Suite
The Classic Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Veranda suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
note: Some Veranda Suites can accommodate three guests
   Vista Suite
Vista Suites provide a quiet sanctuary to escape to on your cruise. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Vista Suites can accommodate three guests.
Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
240 Sq Ft / 22 m² (Suite 738: 325 Sq Ft / 30 m²)
note: Vista Suites can accommodate three guests

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• Plush bathrobe and slippers
• Personalised stationery
• Complimentary Wifi for all suites
• Direct-dial telephone(s)