Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Ocean Nova
Ocean Nova
68 Passengers
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This award-winning expedition cruise takes you to Scorsbysund, on the northeast coast of Greenland, Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway. Iconic Arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. No other Arctic adventure takes in such varied destinations ranging from active volcanoes to massive glaciers. If you want to experience the Arctic in all of its beauty, then you must venture to these three Arctic islands.

Expedition in Brief
- Named one of National Geographic Travelers’ 50 Tours of a Lifetime
- Glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen
- Remote coast of Greenland
- Zodiac cruising
- Tundra hiking
- Optional kayak adventure option on selected expeditions

Brief Itinerary

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

Days 6 & 7 — Greenland Sea

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.

Days 8 to 12 — Eastern Greenland

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, you will sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, 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 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.

Day 14 — Disembarkation Day in Akureyri

We disembark in Akureyri. From here we fly to the domestic airport in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. We provide transfer to downtown Reykjavik.

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. The above 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 except for superior and above which are 2x the price listed above. If you are a solo traveler requesting to share a cabin note that Superior and above can not be shared.

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $595. 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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