Join Our Experienced Expedition Team On an Epic Journey to

Franz Josef Land

with Polar Explorer Liv Arnesen

August 12. – 25. 2021

We are now finally taking interest requests for our Franz Josef Land Expeditions in 2021.

Prices will be announced soon.

Liv Arnesen

A once in a lifetime opportunity for 10 guests only!

We are proud to have MS Villa’s Godmother, Polar Explorer, Educator, Lecturer, Author Liv Arnesen joining us for a Svalbard Adventure…

Liv (pronounced ‘leave’) Arnesen’s rich life experiences, both on and off the ice, have made her an internationally recognized leader and role model for women and girls. A self-proclaimed “keen” but not fanatical outdoors enthusiast, Arnesen is most interested in the development of adults and children. Through her diverse roles as a polar explorer, educator and motivational leader, Arnesen ignites passion in others to reach beyond their normal boundaries and achieve their dreams by sharing her own stories about exploring some of the most remote places on earth. Arnesen is a highly sought-after motivational speaker among corporations, schools and non-profit organizations.

She has been named among Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” (2001); selected for the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame’s “Trailblazer” award (2001); presented with the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce “Achievement Award” (2001); and recognized by the Russian Geographic Society with a “Diploma of Honor” (1999).


2001 — Arnesen and American polar explorer Ann Bancroft become the first women in history to sail and ski across Antarctica’s landmass — completing a 94-day, 1,717-mile (2,747 km) trek.

1996— Arnesen climbs the north side of Mount Everest, getting to within 6,200 ft (1,900 m) of the summit before altitude sickness forces her to descend.

1994 — Arnesen makes international headlines by becoming the first woman in the
world to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole — a 50-day expedition of 745 miles (1,200 km)

1992 — Arnesen leads the first unsupported women’s crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap.