Monacobreen

Monacobreen Formerly known as Glacier de Monaco and Liefde Bay-bræ, Monacobreen is a glacier that reaches down into Liefdefjorden in Spitsbergen.

Antarctic Peninsula

Region: Arctic

Destinations: Svalbard

Monacobreen

Formerly known as Glacier de Monaco and Liefde Bay-bræ, Monacobreen is a glacier that reaches down into Liefdefjorden (The Love Ford) in Spitsbergen, Svalbard. If you’ve always wanted to get up close to the beauty of bergy bits, then an Arctic cruise to Monacobreen is just the thing for you.

Monacobreen icebergs

Icebergs are the children of glaciers. When icebergs break off, the calving makes for an impressive spectacle, the cracking of the ice echoing out for kilometres around like sharp thunder.

Some icebergs, especially those calved in Antarctica, can be the size of small cities, however the Monacobreen variety (bergy bits) tend to be more petite, the larger samples coming in at only the size of container ships.

The display is startling and beautiful – the pristine blue-white icebergs sail slowly past the white caps and black rocks of the surrounding hills and mountains.

Monacobreen history

Monacobreen was named in the honour of the first Prince Albert of Monaco, a famed explorer of the early 1900s. He became a pioneer of what would eventually become the science of oceanography.

The prince was a firm believer in the importance of the relationship between living beings and their environment, a fairly innovative stance to take at the time.

Monacobreen cruises

If you’d like to explore the region that so fascinated Prince Albert I then we invite you to join us aboard our Svalbard cruises. 

Love this article? Share your appreciation:

Related cruises

North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer

RVR22-17

The North Spitsbergen cruise sails to some of the remotest locations of northern Europe. The expedition gives you the opportunity to spot historic whaling remains, glaciers, a variety of Arctic birds including the Little Auk, and polar bears.

Cruise date:

27 Jun - 8 Jul, 2017

Price:

5020 USD

North Spitsbergen, Polar Bear Special

PLA08-17

Start your North Spitsbergen cruise with a trek around historic Longyearben, then join our expedition to the north of the island to take in the fantastically beautiful landscapes, the thousands of seabirds, and of course the star of the show, the polar bear.

Cruise date:

29 Jun - 6 Jul, 2017

Price:

5800 USD

Around Spitsbergen

PLA11-17

Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear.

Cruise date:

24 Jul - 2 Aug, 2017

Price:

4900 USD

Around Spitsbergen

OTL12-17

Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear.

Cruise date:

3 Aug - 12 Aug, 2017

Price:

4900 USD

Around Spitsbergen

PLA13-17

Take a cruise around Spitsbergen and explore the icy waters of the North Atlantic. This special expedition offers you the chance to catch site of whales, reindeer, Arctic foxes, walruses, seals, and the star attraction, the polar bear.

Cruise date:

11 Aug - 20 Aug, 2017

Price:

4900 USD