Dinner cruise under the Northern Lights - Hurtigruten Svalbard
Join us for a unique dinner experience with our hybrid electric catamaran out on the fjords of Svalbard. With some luck, you might spot the northern lights – far away from the city's light pollution.
Silent cruising in the twilight
After a long summer with midnight sun, the cozy twilight and dark season takes over the show. The days get shorter each day, and the evenings cast a mystical darkness over the vast wilderness on Svalbard. On this evening cruise, we sail out on Isfjorden and cruise along the never-ending mountain landscapes. In addition to enjoying a delicious dinner in majestic surroundings, there are good chances that you will spot the northern lights. Although there is never a guarantee for seeing them, the location out on the fjords are perfect. Far away from any artificial light pollution, you have the best view in case there would be any activity on the sky.
You will travel with the hybrid electric catamaran MS Bard. The engine and propellers are specially designed to minimize the noise and vibration. This not only takes you closer to nature; More importantly, any surrounding wildlife is less disturbed by our presence.
Enjoy a 3 course dinner
During the cruise you will get served a three-course dinner inside. Throughout the tour you are free to move on several outdoor decks as well, where you also can find comfortable seating areas.
• Carrot soup
• Svalbard cod with ratatouille and mashed potatoes
• Chocolate mousse with caramelized white chocolate
Drinks are available for purchase on board.
We offer vegetarian options on request.
About the boat
MS Bard is a new and groundbreaking catamaran for day cruises, specially built to leave the smallest footprint possible in the vulnerable Arctic nature. When we approach glaciers, wildlife or settlements, it runs silently on electric propulsion. At higher speeds we use a hybrid solution, where both an electric motor and diesel engine run at the same time. In that way, we get the speed up whilst reducing the diesel consumption.
The boat has a contemporary, Norwegian design that contributes to the serene experience on board. In addition to several in- and outdoor decks, you will find a café and bar with a diverse selection of snacks and drinks.
Last updated: 10/18/2023
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS