Research and tourist vessels available for charter

There are a range of vessels that routinely operate in the waters around Svalbard and may be available for charter by researchers. This page gives an overview of some of the vessels for information. 

If you are the owner or operator of a vessel and you would like it to be included in this overview, please contact the SIOS access and logistics officer.

Larger vessels (10+ passengers)

The H2020 projects ARICE and EUROFLEETS+ maintain overviews of icebreakers and other large research vessels, respectively. Some of the vessels may be available for charter or transantional access. Refer to the overviews on the project websites for more information. Remote transnational access to research vessels is offered by EUROFLEETS - click here for more information.

Small vessels (up to 10 passengers)


Daytrips and transport to field sites

A number of tour companies in Longyearbyen offer regular trips between settlements and custom trips on request.