To the Land of Fire and Ice

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
200 Passengers

Who has not dreamed of the land of the midnight sun? Travel to places seen by famous polar explorers such as Andrée, Nordenskjöld, Amundsen and Nobile for a journey like no other. Search the Spitsbergen pack ice for the elusive Polar Bear in Zodiacs, observe huge colonies of seabirds and enjoy the coastal culture, and perhaps a local beer, in the outstanding beauty of Iceland.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Tromsø, Norway
Day 2 Bear Island (Bjørnøya), Norway
Days 3 to 7 Cruise & Explore Svalbard
Day 8 Cruising the Greenland Sea
Day 9 Jan Mayen, Norway
Day 10 Grimsey, Iceland
Day 11 Akureyri, Iceland
Day 12 Isafjordur and Vigur Island, Iceland
Day 13 Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 1 — Tromsø, Norway

Embark Silver Cloud for your exciting 12-day expedition — "To the Land of Fire and Ice — where you will be introduced to your expedition team.

Tonight we invite you to familiarize yourself with the elegant Silver Cloud, meet some of your fellow travelers and enjoy the first of many memorable meals in one of the restaurants.

Day 2 — Bear Island (Bjørnøya), Norway

As we near the southern tip of this arctic island, now a nature reserve, we will see thousands of seabirds diving into and out of the island’s steep cliffs.

With our Zodiacs and favorable weather conditions, we will explore the rugged coastline. Close to 6 miles of cliffs are home to some of the largest bird colonies of the Northern Hemisphere. Common Guillemots, Brünnich’s Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmars, and Glaucous Gulls are all found along the cliff. Other species have been observed, including puffins and even gannets. Of the more than 120 species registered, slightly more than 30 actually breed on the island. The expedition team will provide insights into the environment, the terrain, and the wildlife that exist in these extreme conditions.

Leaving Bear Island head out on deck to watch for whales, white-beaked dolphins and minke whales are known to frequent the area.

Days 3 to 7 — Cruise & Explore Svalbard

We will travel along the same routes as famous polar explorers such as Andrée, Nordenskjöld, Amundsen and Nobile. We will visit walrus haul-outs, might see reindeer, and maybe even spot the Arctic fox or bearded seal. Northern Fulmars will be our constant companions. We might even encounter a few whales. Several species frequent the area, in particular Minke and beluga.

Our flexible itinerary allows us to take advantage of favorable ice and weather conditions. Whether cruising by Zodiac amongst ice floes and icebergs or heading ashore for a guided walk, our adventures will bring us up close to mystical settings. Each day our expedition leader and captain will determine our best course depending on changing weather, ice conditions and the wildlife we encounter.

Here are a few of the places we hope to visit:
Hornsund – This is the southernmost fjord on the rugged west coast of Spitsbergen Island. Jagged mountain peaks tower above glacier-filled bays. Amidst floating icebergs, we will watch for bearded seals, the beluga whale and the king of the Arctic – the polar bear. Sightings are fairly common as the polar bear’s favorite food, the ringed seal, breeds in the fjord. The surrounding bird cliffs are home to thousands of pairs of nesting Little Auks. We may visit the remains of whaling stations and trappers’ huts.

Fjortende Julibreen – The 14th of July Bay is located at the entrance of Krossfjorden. Here we will go ashore for a hike up to the 14th of July Glacier. Conditions permitting, we will climb onto the glacier, or, alternatively walk to the Hanging Gardens, a beautiful plant oasis underneath a bird cliff.

Ice Cruising – With the strengthened hull of the Silver Cloud, we have the perfect platform to search for walrus and polar bears as we devote at least one day to exploring the pack ice north of Spitsbergen. Conditions permitting, our expedition leader may choose to take us out in the Zodiacs for an even closer look.

Liefdefjorden – At the entrance to Liefdefjorden are several small island groups. On the Andøyane (Duck Islands) we may encounter polar bears looking for bird’s eggs. With our Zodiacs we might circumnavigate several of the islands, always on the lookout for active birdlife; when Arctic Terns circle specific areas it usually is a sign of polar bear presence on the islands.

Magdalenefjorden – Found on Spitsbergen’s northwest coast, Magdalenefjorden was already seen by Willem Barents in 1596. Walrus was hunted here in later days and a whaling station was set up. The remains of blubber ovens and a cemetery can still be seen. Silver Cloud will enter this scenic fjord in Northwest Spitsbergen National Park and we might land at Graveneset for a short walk.

Monacobreen – Cruising past majestic red Devonian sandstone mountains we will reach the end of Liefdefjorden for a Zodiac cruise along the front of two different glaciers: Monacobreen and Seligerbreen. Monacobreen has a 3-mile long front and is a good place to look for seals, Black-legged Kittiwakes and Ivory Gulls.

Day 8 — Cruising the Greenland Sea

Our expedition team members will recap our experiences in Svalbard in the lecture theatre and will prepare you for the island of Jan Mayen. Other onboard diversions include spa treatments, a workout in the fitness center, and, of course, exquisite dining experiences.

Day 9 — Jan Mayen, Norway

During the morning we intend to go ashore close to the Norwegian Meteorological Station. Apart from a nature walk leading up to the long black sandy beach on the eastern shore, we will enter the station in small groups and will hear about the work this remote outpost is conducting.

In the afternoon we continue sailing south. As we make our way toward Iceland, head out on deck to watch for seabirds and whales. When not attending an informative lecture, take some time to peruse the well-stocked Library, enjoy a fine cognac in the Connoisseur’s Corner or indulge in any of the other special amenities offered aboard ship.

Day 10 — Grimsey, Iceland

Just off the north coast of Iceland, and slightly above the Arctic Circle, is Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island. The island is small enough (only 2 sq. mi.) to be explored on foot and you are bound to meet one of the seventy hardy souls that make this island their home. The island’s sheer cliffs are home to huge seabird colonies, mainly Atlantic Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmars, Razorbills, and Common and Brünnich’s Guillemots. Still today the islanders abseil down the cliffs to collect bird eggs. You will have the opportunity to visit with islanders to get a first-hand impression of life on Grimsey.

Day 11 — Akureyri, Iceland

As we reach the mainland, we will get the choice of three different glimpses of Iceland: you can either focus on coastal culture, the beautiful seaside surroundings and visiting small fishing villages and the award-winning Siglufjordur Herring Museum, Iceland’s largest maritime museum, or you could instead look at the countryside culture, visiting small countryside churches, an Icelandic farm and seeing how life is when it is largely based on traditional livestock raising. The third choice would be to taste local delicacies on the mainland and on the small island of Hrisey. You will taste fresh and salted cod and get to see Iceland’s first micro-brewery – and of course can taste the local beer.

Day 12 — Isafjordur and Vigur Island, Iceland

Isafjordur has a well-preserved town center from the 19th century and you can accompany a local guide dressed in 19th century clothing to see and hear what makes this place so special. You could also drive to Sudavik and the largest fjord of the Westfjords. The Arctic Fox Center, a research center, museum and coffee shop in one, is located there and you will have Icelandic live music at Sudavik’s beautiful and history-charged church. For those interested in horse-back riding, a small number of Icelandic ponies will be there to take you through the Sandar Valley, a 40-minute drive from Isafjordur. If you would like to taste some local food, choose the Sudureyri Food Trail. You will visit the eco-conscious fishing village of Sudureyri and while walking the town you will meet the locals and will be offered local produce and delicacies (mainly fish) at various points of your walk; an intercultural experience you are unlikely to forget.

Silver Cloud will reposition during lunchtime and will reach the privately-owned Vigur Island. Here we will offer guided walks around the small island famous for its Eider Ducks and eider down harvesting, as well as the abundant number of puffins and terns that call the island their home. At the end of the walk you can enjoy the hospitality of the family of ten residing on Vigur and have a cup of coffee or tea and taste the cakes and cookies specially prepared for you.

In the evening you will have the opportunity to see the Voyage DVD which our onboard photographer/videographer has prepared, registering our adventures in the “Lands of Ice and Fire”.

Day 13 — Reykjavik, Iceland

Following breakfast, disembark Silver Cloud.

Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your expedition leader and captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Fares are cruise only. There is NO Twinshare rate available on this ship and single supplement is 2x the Twin Price listed above.

Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Single Occupancy and Third Guest Rates are available upon request.

Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Owner's Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite
1 Bedroom: 587 Sq Ft / 55 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 827 Sq Ft / 77 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; two bedroom has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; plus a powder room; two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Flat screen television(s) with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Illy Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access

   Grand Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 1,019 Sq Ft / 95 m² [Including Veranda (145 Sq Ft / 14 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,314 Sq Ft / 122 m² [Including Veranda (194 Sq Ft/18.5 m²)]

Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; two-bedroom has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Flat screen television(s) and satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Illy Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
  

Royal Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 736 Sq Ft / 69 m² [Including Veranda (126 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,031 Sq Ft / 96 m² [Including Veranda (175 Sq Ft/16.5 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; two-bedroom has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; two-bedroom has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Flat screen television(s) with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Illy Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access

   Silver Suite
541 Sq Ft / 46 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites accommodate three guests
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Direct-dial telephone • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
   Medallion Suite
437 Sq Ft / 40.6 m² [Including Veranda (81 Sq Ft / 7.6 m²)]
Offers preferred central location
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Bang & Olufsen audio system • Direct-dial telephone • Unlimited complimentary WiFi access
   Deluxe Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Deluxe Suites accommodate three guests. The Deluxe Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Direct-dial telephone • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day
   Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Direct-dial telephone • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day
   Vista Suite
240 Sq Ft / 22 m²
note: Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests

Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Flat screen television with satellite reception • Direct-dial telephone • One hour complimentary WiFi access per guest/per day

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• European bath amenities
• Pratesi® fine bed linens and down duvet covers
• Mattermoll® mattresses
• A choice of pillow
• Plush robes and slippers
• Personalised stationery
• Umbrella
• Complimentary WiFi Internet access
• Complimentary Interactive mobile content