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Svalbard tour operators vessels

As a Svalbard tour operators Arctic Wildlife Tours AS use several different expedition vessels. They are similar in many ways but some differences will be obvious. All the vessels are made for use in ice and can handle the amounts of ice we sometimes experience in Svalbard. Some of the vessels are more extreme than others. Some vessels will have more comfortable cabins and facilities, others will have the charm of an older ship and less comfort, but still for some customers be the best choice. No matter what, the main purpose with using any of our ships is to give the customer a great experience from the High Arctic around Svalbard. We are one of the most experienced Svalbard tour operators in this category.

MS origo

MS Origo

Svalbard expedition ship MS Origo M/S Origo is a traditional ship. She was built 1955 at Finnboda shipyard in Sweden for the Swedish Maritime administration as an ice-strengthen Pilot ship. She was on duty for…

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polar pioner expeditions

MV Polar Pioner

The M/V Polar Pioneer was built in Finland in 1982, and the ship was originally an ice-strengthened research vessel with ice class 1A Super, which is perfect for navigation in polar regions with heavy sea…

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MV Kinfish

  Svalbard expedition ship M/V Kinfish Built in 1958, the M/V Kinfish has recently been transformed from a Norwegian research vessel to a classic passenger ship, ready to explore the icy waters of the Spitsbergen…

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Svalbard expedition MS Freya

MS Freya

Svalbard expedition ship MS Freya MS Freya is a very suitable ship to use in the drifting ice. Its stronger engine with 1360 hp and ice strengthened hull she is one of the best ships to use…

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Malmö, Malmø, Svalbard

MS Malmø

Svalbard expedition ship MS Malmö This ship has a lovely patina and has been listed as a traditional ship of cultural value since 2004. During 2013/14 she was gently refurbished to retain her original charm. New…

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Our sail yacht Arctica II

Arctica II

The 62 feet long sail yacht Arctica II is well suited for the purpose of wildlife expeditions around Svalbard. The yacht is built out of steel and certified for use in Arctic areas. The owner…

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