NWS client Christine travels to the Arctic on board the M/V Kinfish
We chose to stay for two nights in Longyearbyen prior to joining the M/V Kinfish, and that proved to be a great decision. It is a place like no other and the constant daylight was a remarkable experience. There is plenty to see and do in Longyearbyen along with some incredible restaurants, and the scenery is a great introduction to life in the Arctic.
The M/V Kinfish is a former research ship taking 12 passengers, which means that whilst you forego the luxury of a bigger cruise ship, the flexibility and size of the vessel mean that you really feel you are on an adventure with your fellow crew and passengers. The cabins are perfect, spotless and ideal for this type of holiday.
Living in close contact with 10 strangers, eating, hiking and relaxing together was not difficult, as everyone had a thirst for adventure, knowledge and a love of wildlife – and Svalbard did not disappoint.