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Polarfront

Elegant & luxurious small expedition yacht

Redefine your definition of expedition cruising on board Polarfront, our luxurious small expedition ship. Large suites, hotel service, panoramic sauna, and a 360° view from the hottub on deck!

Polarfront was created to face rough seas and access destinations high up in the Arctic. The vessel was built in 1976 and served as a Norwegian weather station up to 2010. After her career as a weather ship, Polarfront started a second life as an arctic expedition cruise vessel. She was nicely refurbished in 2018, offering a high-end experience for it’s passengers. A highlight of comfort is the advanced stabilization system, unique on this type of vessel, which prevents rolling of the ship and ensures you have a comfortable voyage in almost any weather.

Polarfront Retrofit 2024

In an ongoing effort to limit the environmental impact, state of the art technologies will be retrofitted to replace the propulsion and power systems to reduce the ship’s fuel consumption, and to improve safety of navigation. Additional noise reductions will dramatically improve the comfort of guests on board. It will allow you to fully immerse yourself into the remote Arctic and take in all the views and sounds without the disturbance of engines and generators.

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Minimising the environmental impact

All improvements combined are estimated to reduce fuel consumption of Polarfront by 35%. The CO2 savings are expected to be equivalent to the absorption of 17,500 trees per year. Since our objective is to explore the polar regions in the most sustainable way possible, reducing the noise impact has become one of our main concerns. Not only for guests on board, but especially for wildlife. It has been proven that marine mammals are very sensitive to noises transmitted by ships in the water. After the retrofit, Polarfront will be outperforming other small expedition ships sailing in the Arctic, on many levels. Adding to this the warm atmosphere and service on board, Polarfront is an ideal expedition yacht for voyages to the high Arctic.

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Why we love Polarfront

  • Spacious cabins
  • Hot tub & panoramic sauna
  • Very stable
  • Comfortable & silent

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Accommodation

In total, there are 8 spacious twin suites on board, offering room for a maximum of 16 guests. Single travellers can book a shared cabin on request. The suites are situated on the lower deck and all have at least 2 porthole windows. The rooms are spacious and each has their own comfortable bathroom with shower. You’ll also find a hair dryer, bathrobes and bathroom products.

Executive Suite

  • Very large suite with seating area
  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Large bathroom + separate toilet

Executive Suite

  • Very large suite with seating area
  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Large bathroom + separate toilet
  • 3 closets and open shelves
  • 4 porthole windows

Superior Suite

  • Spacious suites
  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Private bathroom
  • 2 or 3 porthole windows

Superior Suite

  • Spacious suites
  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Private bathroom
  • 2 or 3 porthole windows
  • At least 2 closets for storage

Deluxe Suite

  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Private bathroom
  • 2 or 3 porthole windows
  • At least 2 closets ...

Deluxe Suite

  • Twin beds or double bed
  • Private bathroom
  • 2 or 3 porthole windows
  • At least 2 closets for storage
  • Situated in the front or middle the ship
  • Suites #1 and #3 can be connected as a family room

Facilities

Hot tub

One of our favorite features on board Polarfront is the hot tub out on deck. It is the perfect place to warm up after...

Hot tub

One of our favorite features on board Polarfront is the hot tub out on deck. It is the perfect place to warm up after a day of exploring the Arctic. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the northern lights!

Sauna

Step into the panoramic sauna on the aft dekc for a wellness experience unlike any other. While you’re heating ...

Sauna

Step into the panoramic sauna on the aft dekc for a wellness experience unlike any other. While you’re heating up, the large window gives you great views over the surrounding landscape.

Lounge

The lounge is our central meeting place on board Polarfront. This is where you’ll attend lectures, enjoy an aft...

Lounge

The lounge is our central meeting place on board Polarfront. This is where you’ll attend lectures, enjoy an afternoon snack, or catch up with your fellow expeditioners during the evening. Don’t hesitate to ask our crew if you’re looking for your favorite drink or cocktail.

Bridge

Polarfront has an open bridge policy, meaning you are almost always welcome to join the captain and guides up there. ...

Bridge

Polarfront has an open bridge policy, meaning you are almost always welcome to join the captain and guides up there. It’s a great place for spotting wildlife when it’s too cold to go outside.

Outside decks

Polarfront has large outside deck spaces at the front of the ship, as well as on the back where you will also find a ...

Outside decks

Polarfront has large outside deck spaces at the front of the ship, as well as on the back where you will also find a sauna and hottub. The outside decks offer plenty of space for photography and wildlife watching.

Dates & rates

Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
10 Jan - 16 Jan 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
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Svalbard On Land & In the Water

With Waterproof experts Johnny & Debbie
Dates and duration
22 Jul - 31 Jul 2025 10 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 10400 per person
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Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
26 Oct - 01 Nov 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
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Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
01 Nov - 07 Nov 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
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Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
07 Nov - 13 Nov 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
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Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
13 Nov - 19 Nov 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
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Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
19 Nov - 25 Nov 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
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Winter Whales of Norway

Winter Whales of Norway

Snorkeling with Orcas & Humpback Whales
Dates and duration
25 Nov - 01 Dec 2025 7 days
Polarfront 16 passengers

From € 4900 per person
More info