Arctic Highlights

 

Overview

Location: Arctic
Destination: Arctic Cruises
Starting at: $4,949

 

Description

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.

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Ship

M/S Expedition M/S Expedition
Expedition Ships
Capacity: 134

Cabin description & deck plan

 
 
 

Rates & Dates Prices are per person and shown in USD.

Category 1A - QUADCategory 1 - TRIPLECategory 2 - TWINCategory 3 - TWINCategory 4 - TWINCategory 5 - SUITES
Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 18, 2014$4,949
 
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Sep 2, 2015 - Sep 16, 2015$4,999
 
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Itinerary

*Please Note:  2014 Itinerary is 14 Days - 2015 Itinerary is 15 Days

Day 1 Longyearbyen

Embark on the expedition ship in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

Days 2–3 West Coast of Spitsbergen

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.

Days 4–5 Greenland Sea

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.

Days 6–11 North East Greenland National Park and Scorsbysund

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.

Days 12–13 Denmark Strait

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.

Day 14 Reykjavik

Disembark in the morning. Free to depart on flights from the afternoon onwards.

Included

  • 13 nights on board the M/S Expedition
     
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
     
  • Lecture and educational programs
     
  • Visit to a local community
     
  • Longyearbyen and Reykjavik airport transfers depending on your flight details
     
  • Complimentary expedition parka, yours to keep
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's USA sized 8–14 & women's USA sized 3–9
     
  • All meals included on board the ship
     

Highlights

  • Explore three spectacular Arctic islands—Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen
     
  • See a variety of Arctic wildlife on land and in the sea including polar bears, Minke, humpback and Orca whales, muskoxen, Arctic foxes, walrus and more
     
  • Go ashore with experienced and knowledgeable guides who help you interpret the wildlife and natural history of the region
     
  • Experience extended daylight as we travel north of the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun
     
  • Cruise through picturesque fjords, along scenic coast lines and to foot of glaciers
     

 

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.

 
 
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