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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland & Spitsbergen

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 9,995

An amazing two week cruise through the Arctic region to discover 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 exotic charm of the Arctic.


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Start your Arctic exploration flying to Spitsbergen to join your ship for a fascinating cruise journey through the Arctic region with its wild breathtaking beauty like no other place on earth. Moor at Longyearby, the island’s largest settlement. From here, sail around Spitsbergen to experience the abundant wildlife and to take in the austere beauty of the region. You will see glacier fronts, steep walled fjords as well as walrus, polar bears, Spitsbergen reindeer and much birdlife.

Eventually head to Eastern Greenland through the Greenland Sea. 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. Arrive at spectacular Scoresbysund, home of some of the world’s most beautiful fjord systems. Two days will be spent here getting to appreciate the sheer beauty of the area.

Finally head through the Denmark Strait to Iceland landing at Akureyri where you disembark and fly to Reykjavik.


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 9,995

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Day 1

Embarkation

Your voyage will embark in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.

Duration12 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 2

Spitsbergen

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Spitsbergen

Here you will visit spectacular glacier-fronts and steepwalled fjords with walrus, polar bears and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Spitsbergen

Birders will be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and ivory gulls.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Spitsbergen

When conditions are right, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Greenland Sea

While sailing south through the historic Greenland Sea, you will learn about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck you will learn to identify seabirds on the wing.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Greenland Sea

Take in a lecture, 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Eastern Greenland

During your tour of Greenland's remote eastern coast, you will enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several remote locations.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Eastern Greenland

Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Eastern Greenland

Keep an eye out for grazing musk ox. Forty percent of the world's population live here.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Eastern Greenland

Finally, you will sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12

Denmark Strait

At sea, the Denmark Strait is your southward pathway east towards Iceland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds that you will inevitably see soaring above your ship.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Disembark

Disembark in Akureyri. From here, fly to the domestic airport in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to downtown Reykjavik.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017:
Ocean Nova - 26 Aug. NOTE. This is a 14 day itinerary.

2018:
Ocean Adventurer – 27 Jul

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

OTHER INFORMATION:

Adventure options available are Camping – Kayaking – Mountaineering - Cross-country Skiing - Reverse Itinerary option.

Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

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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27 Jul 2018
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