RV Lance

RV Lance is a research and expedition vessel, used by the Norwegian Polar Institute and cooperating institutions. She operates primarily in the Arctic, but has also been used for Antarctic expeditions.

The home base is Tromsø, Norway. During the summer season she normally operates out of Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

RV Lance has onboard labs and other facilities to accommodate various research field needs, in particular marine biology and oceanography.

Lance is equipped with a helicopter