Day 1: Longyearbyen - M/S Sjoveien
I spent my first morning exploring Longyearbyen. For the first half of the afternoon, I stopped at most of the coffee shops, then went on to visit the bars. In the afternoon, we boarded our boutique explorer ship, the M/S Sjoveien, and departed at 5pm.
Shortly after setting sail, we were taken on a tour of the ship and this gave me a chance to get to know my other explorers with a glass or 2 of champagne. Thomas, our chef for the trip, introduced himself with a bang - a 3 course chef dinner (which was amazing!).
After enjoying our delicious dinner, everyone headed off to bed in preparation for a bright and early start on our Svalbard adventure.