Svalbard on land & in the water

Join an extraordinary adventure in the magical wildernesses of Svalbard!

Our new 10-day Svalbard Expedition on board Polarfront offers you a unique and personal experience, unlike any other! With a small group of only 16 guests, we will not only explore Svalbard by sailing along the magnificent coastline, but through immersive activities on land and in the water.

We will bring you to places where we have the best chances of finding wildlife, away from where most other vessels are sailing. We expect to encounter a wide variety of polar animals including walrus, reindeer, arctic foxes, many species of birds and possibly whales and polar bears. Using our two zodiacs, all guests can join landings at once, maximizing your time ashore. A great advantage over larger ships!

In July, the midnight sun offers us plenty of time to explore the beautiful nature of Svalbard in a fun and active way. Weather and ice conditions permitting, we hope to offer you a chance for snorkeling in the cold Arctic waters, something only a handful of people have ever done! We will also plan zodiac cruises and hikes ashore, and you might even be able to take a ride on our special pedal boat. During lectures on board, you will learn all about the polar animals, their natural environment and the history of Svalbard.

  • A once-in-a-lifetime adventure
  • 9 nights on board expedition yacht MS Polarfront
  • Small group – great moments
  • 5-star nature experiences
  • 2 experienced guides
  • Sauna and hot tub on deck
  • Accommodation: Suite on board MS Polarfront
  • Transport: Expedition ship, Zodiac.
  • Ship: MS Polarfront
  • Passengers: 16 passengers.
  • Languages: English
  • Length: 10 days, 9 nights on ship.
  • Price: From € 10.400 pp
  • Bookings: with Waterproof Expeditions

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Arrival & boarding
Your Svalbard Expedition starts in Longyearbyen, where Polarfront will be ready to welcome you on board. Boarding takes place late in the afternoon. You will have some time to get comfortable and meet the crew and your fellow guests. Departing from Longyearbyen, the ship will sail through Isfjorden, the gateway to the west coast of Svalbard. Almost the full spectrum of Svalbard’s history, geology and biology can be found in this area. You will see wide coastal plains, steep glaciers and the characteristic plateau-shaped mountains that are so unique to Svalbard.


Day 2-9

Expedition cruising

There is no fixed route for our voyage. The ice conditions, weather and wildlife will determine our plans. Activities will be offered when the elements are in our favour. This is an expedition in the true sense of the word, we count on your realistic expectations and flexibility.

Your expedition guides will determine the course of this voyage, always on the lookout for polar animals. Some days might be spent watching wildlife from the ship, while other days you could go on zodiac cruises, shore landings and other off-ship activities.

The places we maybe visit, you can read in the Brochure you can download here



Day 10: Longyearbyen

Early morning we disembark our expedition ship and begin our journey back home.
You’ll disembark in Longyearbyen. This is the end of your Waterproof Expedition, and we wish you a pleasant journey home.

All itineraries are for guidance only. Our exact route will depend on 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!


MS Polarfront

A luxurious expedition vessel
The ship was nicely refurbished in 2018 and had another important upgrade in January 2024

C A P A C I T Y : 1 6 P A S S E N G E R S | C A B I N S : 8 | D E C K S : 3 | R E F U R B I S H E D : 2 0 1 8 | L E N G T H : 5 5 M

Polarfront offers a luxurious and high-end experience for its’ 16 passengers. All 8 twin suites are on the lower deck and have at least 2 porthole windows. The suites are very spacious and each has their own comfortable bathroom with shower. You’ll also find a hair dryer, bathrobes and amenities in your room.
Polarfront has a large outside deck space at the front of the ship as well as on the back, ideal for photography. On the aft deck you will also find a panoramic sauna and hottub to warm up after a long cold day out on the arctic seas, a great way to unwind and enjoy the scenery in a relaxing way. Inside, there’s a comfortable salon, dining area, library and fitness room. There are 2 zodiacs and a unique pedalboat for immersive excursions close to nature. Adding to this the warm atmosphere and service on board, Polarfront is an ideal expedition yacht for voyages to the high Arctic.

Executive Suite

€ 12.000 pp

  • Large suite with seating area
  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Large bathroom + separate toilet
  • 3 closets and open shelves
  • 4 porthole windows

Superior Suite

€ 10.900 pp

  • Spacious suite
  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Private bathroom
  • 2 or 3 porthole windows
  • At least 2 closets for storage


Deluxe Suite

€ 10.400 pp

  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Private bathroom
  • 2 or 3 porthole windows
  • At least 2 closets for storage
  • Situated in the front or middle the ship
  • Suites #1 and #3 can be connected as a family room

Price includes

  • 9 Nights accommodation on board
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    Starts with dinner on the first night, ends after breakfast on the last day
  • Coffee, tea & water throughout the day
  • All activities as mentioned in the programme
  • Warm zodiac suits and boots
  • Lectures by the experienced guides
  • All service taxes and port fees

Not included

  • Flights, transfers & hotels
  • All items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar drinks, meals ashore and phone charges
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance
    Travel Insurance with worldwide medical evacuation coverage is mandatory.

Svalbard on land & in the water