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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 the Administration until 1983, when she was sold and chartered out as a school ship. This is still her employment during the winter season. Many young sailors have got their maritime education on the M/S Origo throughout the years.

In the beginning of the 90´s the vessel was carefully refurbished and rebuilt to an expedition ship with space for 24 passengers. Since then she has been cruising in the Arctic waters around Svalbard every summer.
Hebrides’ and the Norwegian fjords are other favorite places. On Svalbard Origo carry only 12 passengers.

In 2022 she will celebrate her 30th year as an expedition ship in the Arctic.

M/S Origo is in spite of her old fashion charm, equipped with the latest navigation and security equipment. She is thoroughly maintained and in good condition. Every year she is going through all safety inspections with the Swedish Maritime Administration.

  • Length 40m
  • Breadth 8, 8 m
  • Depth 3, 5 m
  • Tonnage 368 GT
  • Electrical system 220v
  • Speed 9,5 knots
  • Ice strengthen according to
  • Lloyds highest ice class
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MS Origo


9, 10, 25, 26 and 30
Single cabins with private facilities(Upper and lower bunks)

Spacious double cabin with private facilities(Side by side berths)

Spacious double cabin(two upper and lower bunks + one extra separate bed. Shared facilities.

22, 23 and 24
Single cabins with shared facilities(Upper and lower bunks)

28 and 29 (Guide and crew cabins)

All single cabins can be used as double cabins for
couples and people traveling together

MS Origo

Upcoming tours with MS Origo