The Svalbard Express – explore the realm of the Polar Bear

The iconic 'Sportsman Route' returns in 2023

The Svalbard Express reflects Hurtigruten’s love of bold exploration. Hurtigruten are the only operator of this iconic route, and remain as much of a lifeline as between 1968 and 1982, when it initially ran. Experience pristine Arctic wilderness that’s scarcely changed since the company first sailed this summer voyage to Svalbard 50 years ago.

The return of The Svalbard Express showcases the best of then and now. Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express’ ground-breaking spirit. Remote hamlets splashed with red rorbuer. Historic ports. Rarely visited islands. Pristine Arctic wilderness prowled by polar bears and sea eagles.

About as far north as you can go, Svalbard is an archipelago situated around 900 kilometres further north than the tip of mainland Norway. There are more polar bears than people here, and swathes of stunning endless white that leave visitors in no doubt that they are at the very top of the world.

Over 16 days the Svalbard Express will take in some of the Norwegian coast’s most epic destinations: the stunning Lofoten Islands, historic Vesterålen and the North Cape — before heading north to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost populated city.

Or choose a shorter 10-day Northbound or Southbound itinerary, and extend your clients’ stay in remote and adventurous Longyearbyen.

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