Svalbard Explorer: M/S Sjøveien
We are thrilled to invite you to join this unique expedition to the top of the world. Svalbard is teeming with life for only a few months of the year, during the Arctic summer. Armed with our “secret weapon” M/S Sjøveien and 24 hours of daylight, just imagine – with a ship like this, we can go to places and see things that bigger ships will never do! Her compact size, shallow draft and only twelve guests on board, we will have the advantage of great flexibility, the perfect recipe for an amazing adventure
- Sail on board an intimate, charming expedition ship with just 12 fellow travellers
- See the spectacular mountains of Spitsbergen
- Sail through amazing fjords and see impressive glaciers
- Search for wildlife such as polar bears, walrus and whales
- Incredible birdlife including eiders, vast numbers of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots
Expedition Leader - Henrik Løvendahl
Henrik has worked as an expedition leader and guide in both the Arctic and Antarctic since 1998. He has lead numerous voyages to Northeast Greenland, Svalbard, the Antarctic Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, along the Norwegian Coast and Scotland. He has travelled extensively to far and remote corners of the world, scaled Andean peaks, trekked in the Himalayas and dived in many exotic locations; but his greatest passion is the Polar region. Henrik and Sue spent three months living and working on the remote Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia and ten months as dog-sled drivers on Svalbard during the Arctic winter. Most recently Henrik spent 6 month living in the mountains of Norway working as a dog-sled driver. He is truly at home in the world’s wild places.
Sue Werner - Naturalist & Guide
Sue graduated as a veterinary nurse before embarking on a more adventurous life as a professional outdoor guide mainly specialising in the Polar regions. Sue first ventured to the Arctic in 1997 on the Kapitan Klebnikov, completing the Northwest passage, High Canadian Arctic and was part of the first-ever circumnavigation of Baffin Island. Since then Sue has returned to the high Arctic latitudes every year and has spent a winter working in Svalbard as a dog handler and dog sled guide. Sue has a great passion for the Polar regions with a keen interest in the flora and fauna of the High Arctic. Sue will introduce you to some of the best places the Arctic has to offer.
A genuinely small vessel is the best way to explore Svalbard’s magical coastlines in search of wildlife.
OverviewWe are thrilled to invite you to join this unique expedition to the top of the world. Svalbard is teeming with life for only a few months of the year, during the Arctic summer. Armed with our “secret weapon” M/S Sjøveien and 24 hours of daylight, just imagine – with a ship like this, we can go to places and see things that bigger ships will never do! Her compact size, shallow draft and only twelve guests on board, we will have the advantage of great flexibility, the perfect recipe for an amazing adventure.
Expedition Vessel: M/S SjøveienBoard the M/S Sjøveien for a Svalbard journey of a lifetime. The M/S Sjøveien has been used as a hotel for the past few years and has now been completely renovated as a passenger ship, ready to set sail in the Svalbard archipelago. The key is in the detail of this stunning ship; with wooden decks and interiors, vintage elements and private bathrooms, one does not have to compromise on comfort while experiencing the icy waters of the Arctic. A more luxurious 12-passenger ship renovated with classic styling and necessary facilities for your Svalbard expedition. The M/S Sjøveien has been renovated with a range of accommodation options. Choose from twin and double rooms and upper and lower deck cabins with either windows or portholes. There is a large mess area, communal lounge and dining area where you will enjoy meals and lectures by your on-board guides. Dining aboard the M/S Sjøveien is an all-inclusive affair with breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea and coffee being served each day. The M/S Sjøveien is certified with an ice class of 1C which means she is ice-strengthened and can deal with ice up to 40cm thick.
- 10 nights on board the M/S Sjøveien
- all meals on board, tea and coffee
- Two experienced Expedition Leaders
- lectures and guiding on board and ashore
- all excursions by Zodiac
- The customary gratuity to the ship’s crew
- Comprehensive information material before the expedition
- Flight to and from Longyearbyen
- Pre and Post land arrangements
- travel and cancellation insurance
- Personal expenses such as bar and shop charges
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