Destination: Arctic Cruises
Starting at: $4,949
Visit three Arctic islands—Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen—on this 13-night cruise in the Far North. Experience all the wonder of the Arctic and see a variety of wildlife and pristine wilderness.Contact us about this trip Share
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Embark on the expedition ship in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.
Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard—one of the few places on the planet to offer such a plethora of natural and historical extravaganzas.
Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot Orca, Humpback and Minke whales as well as White-Beaked dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff. On Day 5 we sight land and begin an exploration of the coastline.
Head south along the eastern coast of Greenland. Sail through some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world. Explore rarely visited glaciers, bays and inlets in the world's largest National Park. Look for wildlife such as walruses, seals, narwhals, polar bears, muskoxen, wolves, foxes, ermine, Arctic hares, lemmings, and a variety of birds. Board Zodiac boats to get a closer look at some of the birdlife and to walk on the tundra.
Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavik. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.
Disembark in the morning. Free to depart on flights from the afternoon onwards.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.