Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen – Northbound

Spitsbergen Cruises

Starting from $9,995

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Explore three unique Arctic regions starting in Reykjavik, where you get a glimpse of this modern city steeped in Icelandic culture and history. Then cruise high above the Arctic Circle to the remote eastern coast of Greenland and then venture to the island of Spitsbergen, the “wildlife capital of the Arctic.” Surrounded by spectacularly diverse landscapes, from vast glaciers and soaring cliffs to dramatic fjords and colorful tundra, you’ll experience the Arctic in all its natural beauty.

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Save 30% on select cabin categories when you book by January 15, 2020!

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Starting from $9,995

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

Your arctic expedition begins in Reykjavik. Arrive in the Icelandic capital in the morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own.

Day 2: Embarkation Day in Reykjavik

This afternoon, you’ll board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Days 3-4: At Sea

While sailing north through the Denmark Strait, your Expedition Team will teach you about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. You’ll learn about the history of exploration in the Arctic, as well as polar politics, glaciology and climate science. You’ll also learn about the incredible sights, geology and ecology you will soon explore.

Days 5-8: Exploring East Greenland

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen—40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here. If conditions allow, you may also visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote community in East Greenland.

Days 9-10: At Sea

As we continue to cruise north, the Greenland Sea is your pathway toward Svalbard. On deck, you’ll learn to identify seabirds “on the wing.” Take in a presentation, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a movie—there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Days 11-14: Exploring Spitsbergen, Norway

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steepwalled fjords, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, and kittiwakes. When conditions are right, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Day 15: Disembark in Longyearbyen and Fly to Oslo

The time to say goodbye has come. Your adventure ends in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your return group charter flight to Oslo.

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Highlights

  • Marvel at the glaciers and abundant wildlife of Spitsbergen
  • Hike the tundra and explore a remote fjord-strewn coast of East Greenland
  • Experience Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore glaciers, icebergs and more
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures

Included

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Expedition parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Transfer from port to Longyearbyen town center on disembarkation day
  • Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax

MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE:

Package Cost: $595 per person

  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel night in Reykjavik
  • Group transfer from Reykjavik hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Departure transfer in Longyearbyen
  • Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking: $695
  • Paddling: $195
 

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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