Wife and I sailed 2 nights aboard MV Lofoten from Hammerfest to Bodo, then after train travels south picked up Spitsbergen from Molde to Bergen (1 night). The March winter scenery was spectacular. It included northern lights which are another story (the naked eye's cones don't pick up color in the dark... shhh! don't tell anyone). The ships were well kept and staffed but couldn't have been more different. Lofoten being a very small ship of yesteryear (tiny cabins), Spitsbergen a modern more 'cruise' like vessel with surprisingly large cabins. But pax go for the scenery and it doesn't disappoint, particularly the Lofotens.