High Arctic Adventurer

Greg Mortimer Luxury Expidition Cruise Ship
Greg Mortimer
120 Passengers
Adventure Options

Combine Svalbard Odyssey and Franz Josef Land Explorer, back-to-back, for a complete adventure exploring the High Arctic. Enjoy peak summer in Svalbard, with 24-hour daylight, long tundra walks, reindeer, spectacular bird cliffs, and polar bears. Dog sled or fish in Longyearbyen, then sail for wild Franz Josef Land. Be one of the few to experience its wildlife, mysterious landscapes and exploration history.

Highlights
• Paddle kayaks near Svalbard’s magnificent glacier fronts
• Photograph reindeer feeding on dwarf tundra plants
• Zodiac beneath sea cliffs alive with nesting seabirds
• Encounter polar bears on land and ice
• Explore rarely visited islands of Franz Josef Land
• Discover unique stone spheres in alien-looking landscapes

Day 1 — Embark Longyearbyen

Enjoy a guided group tour of colorful Longyearbyen. Late afternoon sees us warmly welcomed on board the Greg Mortimer.

Days 2 to 6 — North West Svalbard

Explore the northwest's glorious Magdalenefjorden, whaling history of Smerrenburg, guillemots and walrus in Hamiltonbukta and much more.

Days 7 to 10 — South East Svalbard

Sail north past Moffen Island, sight of impressive walrus haul outs, and then into pack ice where we may spot polar bears. Turn south down through Hinlopen Strait.

Day 11 — Longyearbyen

We arrive back in Longyearbyen, and say goodbye to some, while welcoming new friends on board. Today there's a choice of dog sledding, sustainable Arctic fishing or fossil hunting before we board the Greg Mortimer for the second half of our High Arctic adventure.

Days 12 & 13 — Barents Sea

Enjoy a series of entertaining and informative on board lectures as we cross the Barents Sea, cruising north towards Franz Josef Land.

Days 14 to 22 — Franz Josef Land

From mysterious Bell Island to majestic Champ Island, we explore the central-most of the 191 islands in the archipelago. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings including the elusive bowhead whale and the Arctic's top predator, the polar bear. We discover new landings as we make our way west to Prince George Land and Alexandra Land. Cliff around the islands host massive nesting colonies of seabirds such as guillemots, dovekies, and kittiwakes. 85% of the archipelago is dominated by gigantic tidewater glaciers and towering icebergs.

Days 23 & 24 — Barents Sea

After final landings in Franz Josef Land, we clear Russian customs and relax on your return crossing of Barents Sea to Svalbard. We may enjoy a possible landing or two as we round Svalbard's northwest coast and sail south looking out for walrus and various whales

Day 25 — Longyearbyen

Back in Longyearbyen, it's time to say goodbye to new friends and end our Arctic adventure. Transfer to the airport for homeward flights or onward journeys.

Itinerary and map are a guide only. Itinerary is subject to ice and weather conditions.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Photography, Kayak
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International Airfare Not Included. Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate in all cabin categories. Twin share, with no supplement, is available in Aurora Stateroom and Balcony Stateroom categories.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Optional Activities: Kayaking $840 ($1,000 for 'High Arctic Adventure' & 'Arctic Complete'), Photography Free, Climbing $840 ('Jewels of the Arctic' & 'Arctic Complete').

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance Required. All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Captain's Suite
500 Sq Ft / 46.3 m² including balcony
Deck 4
Twin or double bed • Private en-suite • Full size window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • Separate lounge area • 42" flat-screen TV
   Junior Suite
475 Sq Ft / 44.4 m² including balcony
Deck 7
Twin or double bed • Private en-suite • Full size window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV • Separate lounge area
   Balcony Suite
385 Sq Ft / 35.8 m² including balcony
Deck 4
Twin or double bed • Private en-suite • Full size window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV
   Balcony Stateroom
250-310 Sq Ft / 23.1-28.9 m² including balcony
Decks 4 & 6
Twin or double bed • Private En-suite • Floor to ceiling window • Desk area • Closet space • Private balcony • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV
   Aurora Stateroom
250 Sq Ft / 23.2 m²
Deck 3
Twin or double bed • Private En-suite • Porthole window • Desk area • Closet space • Sofa bed (can sleep 3rd passenger in select cabins) • Room-controlled thermostat • Safe for storing valuables • 42" flat-screen TV