8+1 day Svalbard sailing expedition cruise
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    The prices shown are only indicative; the final price will be determined according to individual program design. The following factors, among others, may cause major price changes:

    • The displayed price is a starting price and may vary depending on the booking category as well as the cabin.

    SV Meander Sailing expedition Svalbard

    June - September

    Join us for an intensive 8-day sailing expedition in the everlasting light of the Arctic midnight sun of Spitsbergen. In summer, ice-free waters and permanent light allow exploration at any time of day. Spitsbergen blossoms with life in the short Arctic summer – a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers.

    The focus of this trip is on exploring the rugged and unique flora and fauna of Spitsbergen. Wind and weather permitting, we will take shore excursions into the wild nature every day. You will be accompanied by our guides and our expedition leader.

    Our aim is to explore the north-west of Spitsbergen and experience the archipelago with plenty of time for intensive nature experiences and detailed animal observations.

    Whenever wind and weather permit, the sails will also be hoisted. It is an indescribable experience to glide through the wild Arctic nature driven by the wind. You are also welcome to lend a hand while sailing. Under the expert guidance of the captain and his crew, one or the other can certainly not only get to know Spitsbergen intensively, but also enjoy a real sailing experience.

    Day 1

    Arrival in Longyearben, guided tour, museum and overnight in hotel.

    Welcome to Svalbard. After your arrival, a guide will greet you at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation in Longyearbyen.

    Already on the first day, you will get to know the diversity of the northernmost small town in the world on a detailed city tour. Feel the special atmosphere of the town and discover the treasures of the famous Svalbard Museum. There you will get your first impressions of the flora and fauna of Svalbard, which you will later experience up close on the expedition.

    The first night will be spent in one of the many accommodations in Longyearbyen.

    Day 2

    Embarkation day

    Day 3 - 8

    The shipping expedition

    Day 9


    Map showing the expedition area of the ship expedition with the SV Meander



    DZ: 5.600 € p.P.

    EZ: 10.000 € p.P.


    Tour length: 9 Days

    This tour can be done between the following months:

    • June - September

    Please contact us to arrange an exact time frame.


    You don't need any special skills to participate. However, it would be good if you are somewhat seaworthy or equipped for swell.

    Program activities are always weather dependent and the implementation of scheduled activities may be changed or cancelled due to safety concerns.

    Sailing with SV Meander

    The traditional rigging and the robust underwater hull make this two-master a particularly safe sailing vessel at sea and in the ice. Due to its shape and length, the Meander moves smoothly through the water. The easy handling of the sails and the good sailing characteristics also invite people without sailing experience to join in.

    In the deckhouse there is a cosy saloon with a separate kitchen and a view of the surroundings. A fridge for drinks is available. Cash should be brought along for this. Below deck are the double cabins, each with a washbasin. Two separate showers and three separate toilets are also installed. The two cabins in the forecastle have a private bathroom attached.

    There is good central heating on board for the cold days.

    Meals are served in the saloon. This is where you meet in the afternoon for a cup of coffee or tea and a freshly baked cake, or where the guides present exciting lectures in the evening hours. The wheelhouse is the heart of the ship. Here you will find all the equipment you need to sail safely across the oceans. It is also a wonderful place to hang out, steer or take part in the watch.

    Even without wind, the Meander makes good progress. A four-cylinder MAK M423 from 1960 powers the ship and is a reliable marine engine. It is really fun to watch and, above all, listen to this low-speed engine (265 rpm). The 300 hp make the Meander a powerful and economical ship that brings us safely to our destination even without wind.

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    This tour can be done between the following months:

    • June - September

    Please contact us to arrange an exact time frame.

    Private tour:

    For groups we are happy to offer private tours, which can be freely designed in terms of content. Together we can put together a program exactly according to your wishes and ideas. A private tour is somewhat more expensive, but offers many advantages and privileges both in the program design, as well as in the implementation of the trip here on Svalbard.

    Discover the Arctic privately with your friends!

    Included in the tour price

    • Accommodation on board in the booked cabin category
    • One night before the expedition in Longyearbyen (guest house)
    • All meals on board during the cruise
    • 24-hour tea and coffee station on board
    • All planned shore excursions, Zodiac rides, excursions according to program
    • Experienced Expeditions-Leader & Guide from Spitzbergen Reisen
    • Rubber Boots

    Not included in the tour price

    • Flights
    • Additional drinks (soft drinks & alcoholic beverages)
    • Additional tours and activities
    • Additional meals in Longyearbyen
    • Flight to and from Longyearbyen
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Health insurance with emergency evacuation (required)
    • Luggage and cancellation insurance (recommended)
    • Personal expenses and tips


    • It is recommended to get an additional travel insurance that includes Covid-19 and related measures (also a quarantine through no fault of your own e.g. or a travel warning of the Foreign Office).
    • Polar bears are protected on Svalbard and must not be searched for or disturbed. Sightings are never guaranteed and you must keep your distance from them for safety reasons.
    • Please note: The trips and programmes described here are for your orientation only. The final itinerary will be adjusted on site according to weather conditions, the current ice situation and animal sightings. The captain and expedition leader will determine the itinerary depending on the above mentioned factors and will inform you daily about the events. Flexibility and adaptability is of utmost importance on cruises with expedition character.
    • This tour is in German
    • A valid passport is mandatroy to travel to Svalbard
    • If the minimum number of participants is not reached one month before the start of the tour, we cannot carry out the tour according to the program and price. In this case we will discuss the details and possibilities with you personally.