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Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & Greenland

Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 13,190

This two week cruise through the Arctic region takes you to see the austere and breathtaking beauty of a little known world full of natural wonders. Fjords, glaciers, ancient settlements, on board lectures – all these add to the incredible allure of the Arctic.


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Start your Arctic exploration with a day in Reykjavik, enjoying just enough time for a taste of Iceland's capital before you embark. Then set out for Eastern Greenland, across the Denmark Strait. While on board, you will have the opportunity to attend presentations on the history of Greenland and to learn more about its local wildlife.

You will explore the remote East Greenland coast including taking Zodiac cruises for shore visits. You will visit ancient Thule settlements, forefathers of the modern Inuit. It is here that 40% of the world’s musk oxen exist. If conditions permit, you might visit Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland's most remote commnity. In any case, you'll have the chance to enjoy what each new day brings in one of the few corners of the world that feel genuinely untouched.

 Sail on to Spitsbergen, across the Greenland Sea. Sail around this unique island to see the abundant wildlife and to take in the austere beauty of the region. You will see glacier fronts and steep walled fjords as well as walrus, polar bears, Spitsbergen reindeer, and much birdlife. Disembark in Longyearbyen for your flight to Oslo.


 

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 13,190

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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.

Duration1 Night
Day 2

Embarkation Day in Reykjavik

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

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration13 Nights
Accommodation

Ocean Adventurer

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    Ocean Adventurer


    The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years.

    The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years.

    Facilities

    • Activities Desk
    • Bar
    • Dining Room
    • Exercise Room
    • Internet Access
    • Library
    • Lounge

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Day 3

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

At Sea

Another day at Sea.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Exploring East Greenland

Another day to explore East Greenland.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Exploring East Greenland

Another day to explore East Greenland.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Exploring East Greenland

Another day to explore East Greenland.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

At Sea

As you 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 film - there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

At Sea

Another day at Sea.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Exploring Spitsbergen, Norway

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with austere beauty and opportunities to spot its abundant wildlife. Here, you'll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled 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. If conditions are right, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Exploring Spitsbergen, Norway

Another day exploring Spitsbergen.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Exploring Spitsbergen, Norway

Another day exploring Spitsbergen.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14

Exploring Spitsbergen, Norway

Another day exploring Spitsbergen.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 15

Disembark in Longyearbyen & 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2021:
Ocean Adventurer: Sep 4

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board throughout your voyage
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • A daily program of lectures by noted naturalists
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and Special Guests as scheduled
  • Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Expeditions parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard ship
  • Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation
  • On embarkation day transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship
  • On disembarkation day group transfer from the ship to airport or local designated drop-off location
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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4 Sep 2021
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