Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Ocean Nova Cruise Ship
Ocean Nova
68 Passengers
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This award-winning and popular expedition cruise takes you from high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway, to Scoresby Sund on the northeast coast of Greenland, ending in fascinating Iceland. Iconic arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. From active volcanoes to massive glaciers to the best sites for wildlife spotting, this adventure takes in varied destinations. If you want to experience the Arctic in all of its beauty, then you must venture to these Three Arctic Islands.

Expedition in Brief
• Marvel at one of National Geographic Travelers’ 50 Tours of a Lifetime
• Experience the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen
• Explore a remote fjord-strewn coast of Greenland
• Cruise in a Zodiac
• Hike the tundra
• Take advantage of optional kayak adventure opportunities

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen
Days 2 to 5 Spitsbergen, Norway
Days 6 & 7 Greenland Sea
Days 8 to 12 Eastern Greenland
Day 13 Denmark Strait
Day 14 Disembarkation Day in Akureyri

 

Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen

Your voyage will embark in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.

Days 2 to 5 — Spitsbergen, Norway

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 steep-walled fjords with walrus, polar bears and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and ivory gulls. When conditions are right, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Days 6 & 7 — Greenland Sea

While sailing south through 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. 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.

Days 8 to 12 — Eastern Greenland

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen; 40% of the world’s population lives here. Finally, you will sail through spectacular Scoresby Sund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Day 13 — Denmark Strait

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

Day 14 — Disembarkation Day in Akureyri

You’ll disembark in Akureyri, and transfer to your waiting charter flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, we provide a transfer to a central downtown location.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.
 

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Single cabin prices are 1.7 times the cost of the appropriate twin-share prices listed above (excludes Quad and Triple).

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $695. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Kayaking is limited to 10. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Quad
Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 157 square feet
    Triple
Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 150 square feet
  Upper/Lower
Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 88 square feet
  Upper Deck
An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
  Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 105 square feet