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 in the ice. MS Freya was refurbished this winter and has now 11 double spacious cabins. Freya has the highest ice class and certificates for unrestricted trade, MS Freya will be an excellent expedition ship.


Cabins9 double cabins
Length45,5 m
Breadth10,5 m
Depth3,70 m
Tonnage605 GT
Electrical system220 V
Speed10 - 11 knot
Engine1360 HP

Facilities on board

Iridium Satellite Phone: Ask for the number before the expedition


M/S Freya has the capacity for 18 passengers and 4 guides in nice single, twin and triple cabins. All cabins are outside cabins and have port holes. Six of the cabins have private shower and WC. In four of the cabins there is also a third pullman bed that can be folded down if necessary. 


There is no regular Internet access on board. Please note that you will have no reception on your mobile phone during the expedition. 


The electrical supply aboard the ship is 220 volts using Scandinavian two-prong plugs. We recommend that you bring an international adapter if needed. 

Bridge Visits

There is an open bridge policy on board and passengers are welcome to visit the bridge at all times. Please respect the Captain’s orders, especially during difficult ice navigation. 

Bar Service

The bar is located in the dining room on the upper deck and carries a selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Your bar bill will be payable at the end of the expedition. 


Please note that there are no laundry facilities on board. 


The dining room located on the upper deck seats all passengers in one single sitting. Our chef will serve you three meals a day. Breakfast is bu et style and lunch and dinner will be a com- bination of bu et style and waiter service. If you have special dietary needs, these must be clearly indicated prior to your departure. 

Coffee and tea is available around the clock in the ”Saloon”. 


There is not a doctor on board. Passengers under regular treatment or requiring special medication should bring sufficient quantities to last the duration of the expedition. The ship is always reachable by helicopter from Longyearbyen, where there is a smaller hospital. 

Money Matters

The standard currency on board the ship is the Norwegian Kroner (NOK), but we also accept EURO and US Dollar. A tab of your expenses in the bar and shop will be kept throughout the expedition. Your account will be payable at the end of the expedition by cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and AmEx). Debit cards are not accepted. 

Tipping is discretionary, although a rough guideline is $15 US Dollars per passenger per day. 


The shop offers a limited selection of clothes, postcards, books and souvenirs. 


A non-smoking policy applies inside the ship. Smoking is only allowed outside on the aft deck in the designated area due to safety reasons. Please note that it is strictly forbidden to throw cigarettes over board. 


The water on board is safe to drink. Be aware of limited amount of water. When showering please use as little as possible. We recommend not to have a shower more often than every second day keeping the duration to a minimum.

Svalbard expedition MS Freya
MS Freya in the drifting ice

MS Freya

MS Freya has the capacity of 22 passengers, usually we fill up only maximum 16 places and bring three guides. Sometimes we use Freya with only 12 paying passengers and we the offer 4 single cabins 4 double cabins. One superior cabin is available. All cabins are outside cabins and have port holes. Double beds in all cabins. private WC and showers.

When you book our expeditions we will try to place the people as practical as possible in the cabins according to your requests and gender.

MS Freya cabins

MS Freya interior pictures and scenes from the field.