Vestland Explorer

Polar Tracks Expeditions

Vestland Explorer

small ship

About the Ship

Vestland Explorer was originally built in 1994 as an oceanographic research vessel and has been renovated to reduce its impact on the environment. Its redesigned interior is spacious and offers a comfortable and refined small ship cruising experience in the Arctic. Vestland Explorer’s 12 passengers are served by a crew of 8 people, among them a hotel manager and 2 experienced expeditions guides.

  • Passenger Capacity: 12
  • Two Mark V Zodiacs
  • Luxury bathrooms and modern interior
  • Multiple observation decks
  • Jacuzzi & sauna
  • Survey Lounge for presentations
  • Single & Twin Suites
  • Ice Class: 1B (Hull 1A)

Why We Like Vestland Explorer


    Her spacious forward & rear decks low to the water – ideal for getting closer to wildlife on the ice.


    Dedicated single suites are ideal for solo travellers desiring their own space, while still being a part of a small, intimate group of 12 passengers.


    A communal jacuzzi and sauna offer ample opportunity for socializing with your fellow shipmates and warming up from hours spent on deck!


    Her compact size means we can avoid the competing interest groups of the larger ships and operate with ultimate flexibility.

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