Longyearbyen Cruises

Rib Boat Adventure to Glacier Front 
Hiking to/on Glacier 
Cruise Tours 

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The Svalbard Islands, an MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination, are a trio of isles in the Arctic Ocean, located halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole. From Mount Sarkofagen, enjoy views of scenic fjords and Longyearbyen, the northernmost urban centre in the world!

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• Rib Boat Adventure to Glacier Front 
• Hiking to/on Glacier 
• Cruise Tours 
Take an exciting MSC Cruises excursion across the majestic Isfjorden, where you’ll enjoy extraordinary views from the comfort of a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat). Look out for seals sunbathing on the ice, seabirds fishing in the Arctic waters, and majestic humpback whales! See the impressive glaciers close up before spending time exploring the fjord. Your guide will serve drinks and biscuits as you soak up the amazing atmosphere.
Hike the great Norwegian outdoors on an MSC Cruises excursion.  Reaching the peak of the Foxfonna glacier, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding icecaps. Take in the impressive landscapes around Mount Sarkofagen before venturing across the vast Longyear Glacier. Appreciate the views, breathe in the crisp Norwegian air, and take some stunning photographs.
Sail through Norway’s rugged Arctic landscapes on an MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the valleys and cliffs, and the natural seabird habitats. Discover the astonishing landscapes of the Esmark Glacier before exploring the renowned Sassenfjorden and Tempelfjorden. Keep your eyes peeled for a host of wildlife including seals, blue whales, and polar bears.

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    The magic of the northern lights
    The magic of the northern lights

    A holiday in Norway is a dream. A dream along a fjord, the most evocative and characteristic natural formation of this land.

    The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are listed as part of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites, but it's also worth mentioning the longest of all the Fjords, the 204 km long Sognefjordas well as the Hardangerfjord where cherry and apple blossoms can be seen on the cliff-side during spring.

    But a Northern Europe MSC cruise also means experiencing the spectacular beauty of the Northern lights; while those of you who travel in the summer can admire the spectacular midnight sun, once north of the Arctic Circle. A cruise to Norway also means discovering the culture of two ancient populations: the Vikings, not just pirates and warriors, but merchants, explorers and colonisers who, for over three hundred years until the 11th century governed Scandinavia and the northern Atlantic: and then, the Samis, the natives of these lands, dressed in multicoloured clothes with immense herds of reindeer, who have lived in the deep North for more than 10,000 years.

    Finally, watch out for the Trolls! Many of the places you will visit are named after these legendary creatures: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (with the spectacular Troll’s path), Trollhatten and Trollveggen.