The Sjoveien is a beautiful yet indomitable ship, providing you with the perfect sanctuary from the harsh wilderness beyond its sturdy walls, and the perfect platform from which to absorb the awe of the arctic as it passes you by.
Translating to ‘Sea way’ in English, the Sjoveien was built in 1964 in Bergen, originally for the Norwegian government, and has taken on many roles since. After being used as a training ship for mariners from 1979 to 1995, the ship was then used for the Norwegian Coast Guard before becoming a hotel ship. After a few years as a hotel ship, it was refurbished in 2017 as a cruise ship.
Its colourful history certainly provides guests with more character – such as the spacious vintage wooden decks – while still providing the best comforts and style found in any modern ship.
The ship can accommodate a maximum of 28 passengers in an array of different private cabins, such as outside-facing private cabins, lower deck twin cabins with portholes, larger twin cabins on the main deck and one superior cabin with a double bed. All cabins have private facilities and windows from which to admire the endless scenery.
A stay on the Sjoveien is all inclusive and you’ll dine on the main deck dining area or lounge area where you can relax with warm and enjoy educational talks by the guides.
You can also enjoy access to the viewing deck found on the ships bridge, which is the perfect place for spotting arctic marine life swim by, as well as offering wonderful views of the magical Svalbard landscape. Or for a truly unparalleled arctic experience, sail past icebergs as you relax in the wood-fired hot tub out on deck.