Join the classic 12-passenger ship M/S Stockholm on a true Arctic adventure through Svalbard’s magnificent wilderness!

Discover the stunning beauty of Svalbard with our beautiful and intimate 12-passenger ship, M/S Stockholm! Your adventure begins with a comfortable night in a hotel in Longyearbyen, followed by seven nights on the M/S Stockholm, delving into the heart of this Arctic gem that has fascinated explorers for centuries.

The midnight sun reigns supreme, the bird colonies are teeming with life and the peaks of the dramatic mountain ranges are beautifully snow-capped. The ice still holds the islands in its grip, and we can admire the ever-changing ice formations. Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner. As we navigate the magnificent Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, we will cruise along glittering glaciers and go ashore to take in the magnificent scenery. We also keep an eye out for the iconic wildlife, including walruses, seals, and polar bears.

  • Only 12 passengers
  • Unique expedition ship from 1953
  • M/S Stockholm has sailed in Svalbard since 1998
  • 2 experienced guides
  • Every trip is unique
  • Intimate nature experiences
  • 100 % climate compensated

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Longyearbyen – Spitsbergen (Svalbard)

11 May 2025 – 19 May 2025

1 June 2025 – 9 June 2025

8 June 2025 – 16 June 2025  Fully booked

DURATION 9 days/8 nights
PRICES per person

US$9,590 Twin share upper & lower

US$18,190  Single cabin 

GROUP SIZE 12 Guests only
7 nights on board M/S Stockholm
1 night in a hotel in Longyearbyen
Lunch day 2, all meals on board, tea and coffee
1 Expedition Leader and 1 guide
Guiding ashore and talks on board
All excursions and activities
Comprehensive information material before the expedition
The trip is climate compensated
International air-tickets and taxes
Pre and Post land arrangements
Excess baggage on any flight
Vaccination costs
Passport or Visa fees
Travel Insurance
Personal drinks, laundry
Any other meals or sightseeing not specified in the detailed itinerary

Additional information


Day 1


We arrive in Longyearbyen and transfer to our hotel.


Days 2-8

Expedition cruising

We start our Svalbard tour by exploring Longyearbyen. In the afternoon we embark the expedition ship and sail out through Isfjorden – our Arctic adventure has started! We are now in a part of the world where we are totally dependent on the ice and weather conditions. Our exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife we encounter. Our ambition is to make landings or cruises every day with our Zodiacs. Here are some examples of places we may visit:

Prins Karls Forland

This narrow strip of land is covered by a magnificent and snow-covered mountain chain. The island is also home to many seabirds and harbour seals.

Virgohamna, Danskøya

Two of the most courageous attempts to reach the North Pole started on the island of Danskøya. Swedish explorer Andrée made an attempt with a hydrogen balloon and American journalist Wellman started with an airship. There are still interesting remnants from these expeditions left on this site.

Fantastic fjords

Svalbard offers the visitor countless spectacular fjords. During our journey we will explore a few of them such as: Liefdefjorden, meaning “The fjord of love”, is lined with snow-covered mountain peaks and here we hope to cruise along the face of the spectacular Monaco Glacier. Many common eiders and pink-footed geese nest in the area and if lucky we could see the rare king eider. In Krossfjorden we revel in the beautifully sculptured front of the 14th of July Glacier to the raucous greeting of the large number of kittiwakes and Brünnich’s guillemots nesting on the nearby cliffs. Raudfjorden is an area of immense natural beauty – dominated by beautiful glaciers. It is also a favourite spot for seals and the bird cliffs are bursting with activity. The scientific village of Ny-Ålesund is situated in Kongsfjorden. It was from here that Amundsen and Nobile started their heroic expeditions to the North Pole.

North Spitsbergen

North of Spitsbergen we might meet the edge of the pack ice. Not many ships venture here and we can marvel at the silence and grandeur of this icy landscape. Chances of meeting polar bears increase as we sail along the ice floes.

Southwest Spitsbergen

The grand fjords of Hornsund offer spectacular glaciers and a breathtaking landscape of towering mountain peaks, often reaching above the clouds. On a clear day we can see the summit of the highest mountain Hornsundtind, measuring 1431 meters. Hornsund is a favourite haunt for some of Svalbard’s polar bears and bearded seals are often seen resting on the fjord ice.


Day 9


We arrive in Longyearbyen, disembark, join our flights south to Oslo and thence home.


Please note: All itineraries are for guidance only. Our exact route will depend on the ice, weather conditions, wildlife and government regulations. The places mentioned are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. We always strive to maximise your experience. Please remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!

M/S Stockholm

A Classic Expedition Ship Loved by Many

The M/S Stockholm is a classic ship built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. In 1998 she was totally refitted and started her career as a comfortable polar passenger ship. The M/S Stockholm carries a maximum of 12 passengers in twin cabins with bunk beds. All cabins have private facilities and small windows (portholes). M/S Stockholm is a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and
wooden decks. It is no wonder she is loved by so many! After 20 years of navigating the waters in Svalbard she has the experience and track record of being able to access difficult to reach sites that are inaccessible to other ships.

On board you will enjoy delicious meals in the company of likeminded travellers, who are all fascinated by the Arctic nature, wildlife and history. The food on board is of high standard and all beverages are included in the price. With such a small party on board, this is like travelling on a private yacht. The crew on board are also great enthusiasts of the unique wildlife and unspoiled nature. Their genuine curiosity is a prerequisite for expedition cruises of this kind. A trip on board M/S Stockholm in these northern waters, with its unique wildlife and pristine nature, is an experience of a lifetime! There are two Zodiacs and two guides on board.



Ship Specifications

Year Built 1958  
Conversion 1999  
Flag Sweden  
Length 40m  
Width 8.8m  
Draft 3.5  
Main Engine 700hp  
Speed 10 knots  
Passengers 12  

Deck Plan

M/S Stockholm





previous arrow
next arrow
2 10 M²   2 PORTHOLES
There are 6 twin cabins which are located on the Lower Deck. With upper and lower bunk and en-suite


How to Book

To ensure your place on this exciting adventure, please contact us to reserve a place 02 6355 2022 or , then complete the Adventure Associates Booking Form and return to us with your USD per person deposit.

Deposit required per person: 25% in US$ per person
Balance due: 90 days prior to departure
If booking within 89 days of departure: Full payment must be made.

Reservations are established when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit and Booking Form. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at the time of booking.


Cancellations must be advised in writing to Adventure Associates. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations of airlines, coach and tour operators, hotels and other principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable charges will apply.

More than 90 days prior to departure 25% of the voyage cost per person
Between 89 and 0 days prior to departure 100% of the voyage cost per person

If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out Travel Insurance. Once the tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.

Svalbard Adventure with M/S Stockholm 2025

Tour Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Leave a Review