MV Togo - 12 Guests

Svalbard Pioneer Cruise

Join us on a truly unique in-depth 15-day Svalbard circumnavigation cruise. As the sea around Svalbard opens up from the ice during the summer months it gives us the opportunity to take you on our most detailed exploration of the archipelago. The focus on this trip is on exploring and we will be making daily shore landings with our expedition leader and guide to experience the raw beauty and majestic nature of Svalbard. Our aim is to circumnavigate Spitsbergen and to explore the Austonna Ice Cap depending on conditions.



HIGHLIGHTS

Our trips are aimed at anyone with a passion for exploring the Arctic with a small group of like minded individuals on a comfortable small ship cruise and include :

Amazing Wildlife
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.

Stunning Scenery
We will encounter mighty glaciers, cruise tranquil steep-sided fjords and spend time outside exploring the beautiful untouched wilderness. 

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.

Climate Compensated
Caring for the environment is what we do. For every trip we run we plant trees in Greenland to offset the emissions. We are a member of AECO and follow strict guidelines to ensure our trips don’t cause any disturbance to the wildlife or natural sites.

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateCabin D Single shared facilityCabin C Twin shared facilityCabin B TwinCabin A Dbl
Jul 11, 2022Jul 25, 202210,00013,00014,00014,000
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Cabin D Single shared facility
(Mid-range)
Cabin B Twin
(High-end)
Cabin A Dbl
Jul 11, 2022Jul 25, 202210,00014,00014,000


ITINERARY

Day 1  Depart Longyearbyen 
Day 2  Prins Karls Foreland
Day 3-4  Ny-Alesund and Kongsfjord
Day 5  Sea Ice
Day 6-9 Nordaustlandet and Hinlopen Strait
Day 10-12 South-East Spitsbergen
Day 13 Hornsund
Day 14  Isfjord
Day 15  Arrive Longyearbyen 

Days 1 and 2 : Longyearbyen and Prins Karls Foreland
Our Svalbard circumnavigation cruise departs from the port of Longyearbyen in the afternoon. The overall schedule is flexible to allow us to see as much as possible and will be led by our highly experienced leader. Taking advantage of the beautiful 24-hour sunlight we will sail out of the Isfjord and towards Prins Karls Foreland where we will do shore landings and visit a walrus colony on day 2. Our plan is to sail north and attempt a clockwise circumnavigation of Spitsbergen.

Days 3 to 5 : Ny-Alesund, Kongsfjord and Ice Edge
As we head north our first port of call is the scientific community of Ny-Alesund, the most northerly inhabited settlement on earth which is home to an interesting historical site and museum. We will explore the majestic Kongsfjord and the fjords that branch into it. We will sail close to an impressive calving glacier face and there will also be an opportunity for hikes ashore with our expedition leader. We will then sail north and if we have calm conditions attempt to reach the edge of the sea ice which extends all the way to the North Pole, a really impressive sight.

Days 6 to 8 : Nordaustlandet and Hinlopen Strait
We will sail along the north coast of Spitsbergen keeping a lookout for wildlife including polar bears that inhabit the area. Depending on the sea ice conditions, we aim to continue along the north coast to reach the island of Nordaustlandet and cruise along the Austfonna Ice Cap, a truly breathtaking sight. If the sea ice doesn’t allow us access then the other option is to head south through the Hinlopen Strait. We aim to make shore landings on a daily basis to explore the majestic wilderness of this area.

Days 9 – 14 : Southern Spitsbergen
We will follow the compass south and explore the region along the south coast of Spitsbergen. We will visit rarely visited landing sites and have lots of chances to take in the breathtaking nature, wildlife, and scenery. As we round the southern tip of Spitsbergen, we will enter the area around Hornsund where we will have a day to explore and do some wilderness hikes. We will then set sail north along the coast towards Longyearbyen.

Day 15 : Longyearbyen
Safely back in the port of Longyearbyen after our epic 15-day Svalbard circumnavigation cruise, we will enjoy a final breakfast together. We say our goodbyes and disembark in the morning after making new friends and sharing an incredible 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.

MV Togo (Expedition, 12-guests)

MV 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.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Expedition Leader and Photography Guide
  • Workshops and feedback sessions
  • 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

 

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