MS Fram
14 days

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland – Arctic Islands Discovery (Westbound)

Price from £ 5649
£ 4995
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
14 days

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland – Arctic Islands Discovery (Westbound)

Price from £ 5649
£ 4995
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland – Arctic Islands Discovery (Westbound)
Departure
5 July 2021
  • Explore Svalbard’s national park before voyaging to Iceland via isolated Jan Mayen
  • Journey in summertime for green landscapes in bloom under the Midnight Sun
  • See towering mountains, fjords, majestic waterfalls, and gigantic glaciers
  • A chance to spot a range of wildlife, including whales, walrus, seals and polar bears

Current offers on this cruise:

  • Flight included

    Book your expedition cruise in 2021-2022 early and your flights from London will be included!
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Valid until 31/10/2020

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Itinerary

We start from Svalbard in the High Arctic, scanning the coasts of the national park for polar bears under the summer sun. Next is the isolated island of Jan Mayen dominated by the northernmost active volcano in the world. Finally, we explore various sites around beautiful Iceland, admiring its many green mountains, waterfalls, and variety of birdlife.
Day 1
Oslo / Longyearbyen
From 59º N to 78º N
Vigelandsparken in Oslo.
Vigelandsparken in Oslo.
Photo: Trine Syvertsen

Your trip starts with an evening flight from Oslo. If time allows, enjoy the museums, parks and trendy cafés of the Norwegian capital before your flight to Longyearbyen in the Svalbard Archipelago. Transfer to and overnight at your hotel.

Vigelandsparken in Oslo.
Vigelandsparken in Oslo.
Photo: Trine Syvertsen
The town on the edge of wilderness - Longyearbyen.
The town on the edge of wilderness - Longyearbyen.
Photo: Shutterstock
Discover the surprising cultural life on Svalbard.
Discover the surprising cultural life on Svalbard.
Photo: Lisa Dreistel
Svalbard´s mining heritage is on display.
Svalbard´s mining heritage is on display.
Photo: Genna Roland
Day 2
Longyearbyen
Lively Frontier Town in the High Arctic
Discover the surprising cultural life on Svalbard.
Discover the surprising cultural life on Svalbard.
Photo: Lisa Dreistel

Join an excursion after lunch to explore Svalbard’s capital, nestled next to the Isfjord and surrounded by rugged mountains. You’ll find it a surprisingly modern settlement with a small and welcoming international community running cafés, bars, restaurants, artisanal shops, and even a chocolatier and a micro-brewery. Board your ship in the afternoon.

The amazing power of glaciers.
Day 3-6
North West Spitsbergen National Park
On the Look-out for Polar Bears in Svalbard
Day 3-6
North West Spitsbergen National Park
On the Look-out for Polar Bears in Svalbard
The amazing power of glaciers.
The amazing power of glaciers.
Photo: Stefan Dall

Summertime in the Svalbard Archipelago is when polar bears trek along the coast’s drifting ice on the hunt for seals. With a bit of luck, we hope to spot one or more of these top predators in the national park.

Depending on the movement and thickness of the sea ice, we might visit Kongsfjord´s mighty glaciers and catch sight of icebergs calving into the sea. We may also call on Ny-Ålesund, a former mining town now transformed into an international science centre. Here, you’ll find 16 permanent research stations from 10 countries dedicated to the study of glaciology, wildlife, and climate change.

Explore the pure wilderness in the North Est Spitsbergen National Park.
Explore the pure wilderness in the North Est Spitsbergen National Park.
Photo: Stefan Dall
Ny-Ålesund – The last town before the North Pole.
Ny-Ålesund – The last town before the North Pole.
Photo: Genna Roland
Scan for wildlife from deck.
Scan for wildlife from deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Scan for marine life from deck.
Scan for marine life from deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 7
At sea
A Relaxing Day at Sea
Scan for wildlife from deck.
Scan for wildlife from deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with onboard lectures while we set course towards Jan Mayen. Our Expedition Team will hold talks and workshops to share their knowledge and experience to enhance the next days of our journey.

Come ashore with our expert Expedition Team.
Day 8
Jan Mayen Island
The Isolated Arctic Island with an Active Volcano
Day 8
Jan Mayen Island
The Isolated Arctic Island with an Active Volcano
Come ashore with our expert Expedition Team.
Come ashore with our expert Expedition Team.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

The Norwegian island of Jan Mayen has two main areas. The north is dominated by ice-capped Beerenberg, the northernmost active volcano on earth. The south is flatter and unglaciated, and where 30 people live at a weather station. The island is a breeding site for large numbers of seabirds such as fulmars, auks, and guillemots. 

Visits to Jan Mayen are extremely rare, and Hurtigruten are one of the few to attempt landings on this Arctic island.

Get close to raw Arctic beauty.
Get close to raw Arctic beauty.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Dramatic contrasts in remote Jan Mayen.
Dramatic contrasts in remote Jan Mayen.
Photo: Aah Yeahn CC
Stunning scenery throughout the voyage.
Stunning scenery throughout the voyage.
Photo: Michael Hall
Scout for rich avian life from deck.
Scout for rich avian life from deck.
Photo: Martin Johansen / Theme Media
Day 9
At sea
A Relaxing Day at Sea
Stunning scenery throughout the voyage.
Stunning scenery throughout the voyage.
Photo: Michael Hall

Days at sea are an opportunity to wind down and watch the waves or enjoy a lecture or two from the Expedition Team.

Day 10
Akureyri
Capital of Northern Iceland
Experience the power of Goðafoss waterfall.
Experience the power of Goðafoss waterfall.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Welcome to Iceland’s largest community outside of Reykjavík. Expect comfy cafés, restaurants, and chic art galleries. There are also various museums of interest, distinct churches, and the botanical gardens which will be in full bloom at the time of your visit. Akureyri is also close to natural treasures, such as lake Mývatn and Goðafoss waterfall.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Akureyri - Town Walk & Botanical Garden
    You will discover the past and present of Akureyri strolling at a leisurely pace around town.
  • Akureyri - Off the Beaten Track
    Dare to venture off the beaten track! This tour offers sights not seen by the usual tours. Our 4x4 Super Jeeps offer the chance for fun and excitement as we discover some of the best of the island.
  • Akureyri on Horseback
    Discover and enjoy Iceland’s beautiful nature on horseback.
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
    We visit the spectacular Godafoss falls before we take you to Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can enjoy a completely natural experience. Enjoy a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam and a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2,500 meters.
Experience the power of Goðafoss waterfall.
Experience the power of Goðafoss waterfall.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Flower in Akureyri, Iceland.
Flower in Akureyri, Iceland.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Arctic Circle sign in Grímsey.
Arctic Circle sign in Grímsey.
Photo: Shutterstock
Come ashore and step across the Arctic Circle.
Come ashore and step across the Arctic Circle.
Photo: Lisa Anderson
Day 11
Grímsey
Step Across the Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle sign in Grímsey.
Arctic Circle sign in Grímsey.
Photo: Shutterstock

The Arctic Circle currently runs through this green and grassy Icelandic island and you’ll have the chance to step across that geographic line. The North Atlantic Current brings warm water up here from the Gulf of Mexico, creating a mild climate on the island popular with nesting seabirds such as auks and Arctic terns.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Grimsey Island - Arctic circle crossing ceremony
    Just off the north coast of Iceland is the island of Grimsey – Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island. Covering an area of only 5,3 km², the island is small enough to easily be explored on foot.
Day 12
Patreksfjördur
West of the Westfjords
Enjoy a day of spectacular landscape and teeming bird life.
Enjoy a day of spectacular landscape and teeming bird life.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Patreksfjördur is a charming settlement on the west coast of Iceland with around 660 inhabitants. The picturesque fjord offers scenic hiking trails if the weather allows. Patreksfjördur is also close to the spectacular waterfall of Dynjandi and to Látrabjarg, a renowned site for birdwatching.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Patreksfjördur - Stroll through the most western village of Europe
    We will start by a stroll through the lively harbour of the fishing village Patreksfjörður, learn about the importance of the fisheries for the village and get to know some different kinds of fish.
  • Patreksfjordur - Splendid Combination
    Admire the beauty and culture of the Westfjords with a scenic drive and walking tour featuring the powerful Dynjandi waterfall.
  • Patreksfjordur - Latrabjarg Cliff
    Walk on Europe’s largest bird cliff, the stunning Látrabjarg, the western-most point of Europe. Enjoy the amazing world of bird life and incredible nature as well as a stop at a fascinating Folk Museum.
Enjoy a day of spectacular landscape and teeming bird life.
Enjoy a day of spectacular landscape and teeming bird life.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Patreksfjörður at night.
Patreksfjörður at night.
Photo: Shutterstock
Stykkishólmur´s dramatic setting.
Stykkishólmur´s dramatic setting.
Photo: Shutterstock
Explore rugged beauty with the Expedition Team.
Explore rugged beauty with the Expedition Team.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
The three museums in Stykkishólmur are all worth a visit.
The three museums in Stykkishólmur are all worth a visit.
Photo: Esther Kokmeijer
Day 13
Stykkishólmur
Welcome to Sagaland
Explore rugged beauty with the Expedition Team.
Explore rugged beauty with the Expedition Team.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

The friendly town of Stykkishólmur has beautiful and well-preserved old houses in the town centre and is surrounded by wonderful scenery. Enjoy exploring the town´s interesting museums or join optional excursions to see the iconic sites of Snæfellsnes Penninsula such as the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs or the black sandy beaches of Djúpalónssandur.

Optional excursions
  • Included
    Stykkishólmur - Walking tour & visit to the Eider center
    Explore the beautiful town of Stykkisholmur, the largest town on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
  • Hiking in the Berserk Lava field
    Join a guided hike through some of the most fascinating landscapes on Iceland. We visit the enormous Berserk Lava Field, formed by an ancient volcanic eruption about three to four thousand years ago.
  • Stykkishólmur: Caves, craters and coves
    Welcome to an adventurous tour to some of the area’s best loved coastal hiking trails, together with approximately 45 minutes of cave exploration - all under the watchful eye of the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier.
  • Stykkishólmur - Highlights of Snæfellsnes
    This tour visits many of the wonderful highlights on Snæfellsnes peninsula – an area rich in natural beauty, history and culture
Day 14
Reykjavik
The End of the Adventure
Discover the modern beauty of Reykjavik before sailing.
Discover the modern beauty of Reykjavik before sailing.
Photo: Ragnar Th Sigurdsson / Arctic-Images.com

Our voyage of discovery ends in Reykjavik. The name of Iceland’s capital means 'Smokey Bay', so called because of the columns of steam that rise from the many hot springs in the area. If you have the time, it is well worth booking a Post-Programme to explore the surrounding geysers, mountains, glaciers and geothermal baths.

Discover the modern beauty of Reykjavik before sailing.
Discover the modern beauty of Reykjavik before sailing.
Photo: Ragnar Th Sigurdsson / Arctic-Images.com
Wander the charming streets of the capital.
Wander the charming streets of the capital.
Photo: Genna Roland
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

Flights

  •   Flight in economy class from Oslo to Longyearbyen.

Hotel

  •    Overnight in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise, including breakfast and lunch

Transfers

  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch

Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Ship yard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A large building with a mountain in the background A large building with a mountain in the background

Akureyri - Town walk & Botanical Garden visit

Iceland

Duration

2h30

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-AKU1

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Magnificent Bárðardalur Valley Magnificent Bárðardalur Valley

Akureyri - Off the beaten tracks

Iceland

Duration

Approx. 7 hours 30 minutes

Price per person

From £ 247

Booking code

G-AKU4

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A group of sheep standing on top of a lush green field A group of sheep standing on top of a lush green field

Akureyri - Akureyri on Horseback

Iceland

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

From £ 82

Booking code

G-AKU7

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Lake Mývatn is one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures Lake Mývatn is one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures

Myvatn Nature Baths

Iceland

Duration

Approx. 5 hours 30 minutes

Price per person

From £ 123

Booking code

G-AKU3

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Included
A large body of water A large body of water

Grimsey Island - Arctic circle crossing ceremony

Iceland

Duration

2 hrs 30 min

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-GRY1

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Included
A close up of a hillside next to a body of water A close up of a hillside next to a body of water

Patreksfjördur - Stroll through town

Iceland

Duration

1 hr

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-PJF1

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The stunning Westfjords, Iceland The stunning Westfjords, Iceland

Patreksfjordur - Splendid Combination

Iceland

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From £ 170

Booking code

G-PJF1

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Látrabjarg, Iceland, Europe's largest bird cliff Látrabjarg, Iceland, Europe's largest bird cliff

Patreksfjordur - Latrabjarg Cliff

Iceland

Duration

5 hours 30 mins

Price per person

From £ 170

Booking code

G-PJF2

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Included
A large lawn in front of a house A large lawn in front of a house

Stykkishólmur - Walking tour & visit to the Eider centre

Iceland

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-STY1

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Hiking in the Berserk Lava field

Iceland

Duration

3 hrs

Price per person

From £ 164

Booking code

G-STY3

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A close up of a hillside next to a rock A close up of a hillside next to a rock

Caves, craters and coves

Iceland

Duration

7 hrs

Price per person

From £ 185

Booking code

G-STY7

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Church at Hellnar with Snaefellsjökull in the background Church at Hellnar with Snaefellsjökull in the background

Stykkishólmur - Highlights of Snæfellsnes

Iceland

Duration

5 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 144

Booking code

G-STY5

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