Location: Spitsbergen (Arctic Norway)
Destination: Spitsbergen Cruises
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One cruise—three Arctic islands! Greenland, Iceland and Spitsbergen serve up a stunning array of Arctic wildlife and scenery as we travel aboard the Sea Spirit enjoying continuous daylight high above the Arctic Circle. See glaciers, volcanoes, icebergs and many of the species that are found in the Arctic including polar bears, musk oxen, walrus, whales, seals, seabirds, Arctic fox and more!Contact us about this trip Share
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Your voyage will embark in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.
Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here you'll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steepwalled fjords with walrus, polar bear and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and glaucous and ivory gulls. As an added bonus, when conditions are right, you could sail within 10° of the North Pole!
While sailing the historic Greenland Sea, you'll learn about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck you'll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Share photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a movie; there are many things to do during your time at sea.
During your tour of Greenland's remote eastern coast, you'll enjoy sea-level Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing musk oxen, as 40% of the world's population of this fascinating mammal lives here. Finally, sail you will sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs, and—some say—the most beautiful fjord system in the world.
At sea, the Denmark Strait is your pathway east, towards Iceland. Your onboard Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds that you'll inevitably see soaring above your ship.
We disembark in Akureyri. From here we fly to the domestic airport in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. We provide transfer to downtown Reykjavik.
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.