Svalbard and Scoresby Sund to Reykjavik

Silver Wind luxury expedition cruise ship
Silver Wind
240 Passengers

Rough. Real. Remote – three words that can only begin to describe the Arctic. Rugged yet fragile, mild yet glacial, the region is a juxtaposition of element vs. emotion. The miracle of nature that is this secluded region teems with wildlife during the brief summer thaw, so why not continue your adventure in Greenland, another off the beaten track destination. Dig deep into yourself and voraciously consume every experience this voyage has to offer.

Includes international and internal flights and overnight hotel accommodation.

Brief Itinerary

Day 0 Home / Longyearbyen, Norway / Overnight
Day 1 Longyearbyen, Norway
Days 2 & 3 Svalbard Northern Region
Days 4 & 5 Svalbard Southern Region
Days 6 & 7 At Sea
Days 8 to 10 Scoresby Sund, Greenland
Day 11 Ittoqqortoormiit
Day 12 At Sea
Day 13 Reykjavik, Iceland / Home

Day 1 — Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

Days 2 & 3 — Svalbard Northern Region

Svalbard’s northern region is less influenced by the Norwegian Current coming through the Greenland Sea than the southern region and shows more ice. The northern part of the island of Spitsbergen shows quite a number of impressive fjords, bays and glaciers. The Nordaust Svalbard Nature Reserve includes Spitsbergen’s east coast, the Hinlopen Strait, Nordaustlandet and some islands further east like Kvitoya and Storoya. Several walrus haul-outs, spectacular glaciers, bird cliffs and bird islands, as well as surprising flora in Arctic deserts and the possibility to see polar bears and to visit historically important sites make this an area prone for exploration. Ice conditions will dictate which sites can be seen.

Days 4 & 5 — Svalbard Southern Region

Svalbard’s Southern Region and specifically Spitsbergen’s west coast is less ice-clogged than the rest of Svalbard due to the moderating influenced of the Gulf Stream. Several fjords cut into the western coast of Spitsbergen and have been used by trappers and hunters, as well as the different mining companies that tried to exploit the riches of the archipelago’s largest island of Spitsbergen. Remains of huts and mines, as well as active commercial and scientific settlements can be found and visited. Depending on the time of the season, glaciers can be visited on foot or by sea. Hornsund will reveal fascinating views of geological formations, craggy mountains, spectacular glaciers and a variety of seabirds and seals.

Days 6 & 7 — At Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching or catching up on your reading, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Days 8 to 10 — Scoresby Sund, Greenland

Scoresby Sund is the largest and longest fjord system in the world, and exhibits all the natural wonders Greenland has to offer. This labyrinth of islands, fjords and ice boggles the mind at every turn. Named in honor of William Scoresby, the English explorer who mapped the area in 1822, Scoresby Sund today hosts only the small town of Ittoqqortoormiit, although it has been inhabited by many Paleo-Eskimo cultures in the past. The area is incredibly rich in Arctic wildlife, hosting musk oxen, arctic foxes and a wealth of marine life including whales, belugas, narwhals, walrus and seals, as well as several species of sea birds, including King Eiders, Atlantic Puffins and several species of geese which migrate to the area during the fleeting Arctic Summer. It is also one of the best places in the world to see polar bears in their natural habitat, an experience that can never be forgotten. But the scenery is the true highlight of Scoresby Sund. The area is very sheltered, and the waters of the fjords are often glassy and calm, save the vast icebergs which calve off the vast glaciers which drain from the Greenland Ice Sheet into the fjord. Staggering geological variation means no two mountain views are the same, some black, layered and covered with permanent ice, while some are jagged, pinnacled cliffs sweeping out to the fjord to eye-watering heights, crowned with ice that never melts.

Day 11 — Ittoqqortoormiit

In the 1920s the sparsely settled coast of East Greenland had too many families living in Ammassalik (today’s Tasiilaq) for the hunting grounds available and in 1925 Scoresbysund was chosen to start a new settlement with some 70 Inuit from Ammassalik and four families from West Greenland. Less than 6 miles (10 km) from the entrance to the Scoresbysund system, Ittoqqortoormiit (“Big House Dwellers”) lies on the southern tip of Liverpool Land, a low and rounded area compared to the steeper mountains further south or into the fjord system. Some 460 inhabitants call Ittoqqortoormiit, one of Greenland’s most isolated settlements, their home. Not counting the military and civilian researchers at Daneborg, Northeast Greenland, their closest neighbors actually live in Iceland. Although Greenland’s hottest hot springs are located some 5 miles (8 km) south of Ittoqqortoormiit, the village is frozen in some nine months of the year and access to other parts of the country can only be done via the Nerlerit Inaat Airport at Constable Point some 24 mi (38 km) to the north with flights to Iceland and West Greenland. The former village’s shop serves as a small museum and features historic photographs and costumes and shows what a typical hunter’s home from the 1960s looked like. Today hunting narwhals, seals, polar bears and muskoxen is still an important part of the life, but tourism is gaining importance.

Day 13 — Reykjavik, Iceland

The capital of Iceland’s land of ice, fire and natural wonder, Reykjavik is a city like no other - blossoming among some of the world’s most vibrant and violent scenery. Home to two-thirds of Iceland’s population, Reykjavik is the island’s only real city, and a welcoming and walkable place - full of bicycles gliding along boulevards or battling the wind when it rears up. Fresh licks of paint brighten the streets, and an artistic and creative atmosphere embraces studios and galleries - as well as the kitchens where an exciting culinary scene is burgeoning. Plot your adventures in the city's hip bars and cosy cafes, or waste no time in venturing out to Iceland’s outdoor adventures. Reykjavik’s buildings stand together in a low huddle - below the whip of winter’s winds - but the magnificent Hallgrímskirkja church is a solid exception, with its bell tower rising resolutely over the city. Iceland’s largest church's design echoes the lava flows that have shaped this remote land and boasts a clean and elegant interior. The Harpa Concert Hall’s sheer glass facade helps it to assimilate into the landscape, mirroring back the city and harbor. Its LED lights shimmer in honor of Iceland’s greatest illuminated performance – the northern lights. Walk in the crusts between continents, feel the spray from bursts of geysers and witness the enduring power of Iceland’s massive waterfalls. Whether you want to sizzle away in the earth-heated geothermal pools, or hike to your heart’s content, you can do it all from Reykjavik - the colorful capital of this astonishing outdoor country.

When traveling in remote regions tide, wind, ice and weather conditions determine the details of our itinerary. While we will do our best to maintain all suggested activities, some of these may be subject to change. Come with an open mind and a great sense of adventure, together we can turn any voyage into a wonderful expedition.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Fares include Economy air or Reduced Business-Class air. In case promotional flights are not available or for guests not utilizing the promotional bundle offer, an air credit is available. One or two hotel nights/dayroom (pre- or post-cruise) may be included in the cruise price or come at special rates.

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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Owner's Suite
The Owner’s Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms by adjoining with a Vista Suite so you can enjoy your luxury cruise in style. The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board.
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 • Marble bathroom with separate bath and shower; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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)]

   Grand Suite
The Grand Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The Grand Suite is ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.
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 • Marble bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Plush robes and slippers • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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)]
  

Royal Suite
The Royal Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. Stately, commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. The Royal Suite lives up to its name. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living.
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 • Marble bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment • Complimentary interactive mobile content
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)]

   Silver Suite
The Silver Suite is ideal for those wanting more space. Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms, larger verandas, and situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites can 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 • Two marble bathrooms: marble bathroom one with a full-sized bath and marble bathroom two with a walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Bose® audio system • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Illy® Espresso machine • Direct-dial telephone(s) • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at officer’s table • Complimentary interactive mobile content • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
581 Sq Ft / 54 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites can accommodate three guests
   Medallion Suite
The Medallion Suite is a mark of distinction. Sumptuous and spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors (Suites 801–804 only) • Three large picture windows providing panoramic ocean views (Suite 741 only) • Living room with sitting area • Separate dining area (Suite 741 only) • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower (Suite 741 has a bath and a separate shower) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Premium Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content • Laundry service throughout the voyage • Special chocolate welcome • Afternoon canapés upon request • Dinner at Officer’s Table
Suites 801-804: 441 Sq Ft / 41 m² [Including Veranda (125 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
Suites 527, 627 723: 517 Sq Ft / 48 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
Suite 741: 667 Sq Ft / 62 m² [No Veranda]
   Deluxe Veranda Suite
The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting Area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
   Classic Veranda Suite
The Classic Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Veranda suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
note: Some Veranda Suites can accommodate three guests
   Vista Suite
Vista Suites provide a quiet sanctuary to escape to on your cruise. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Vista Suites can accommodate three guests.
Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Sitting area • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station • Direct-dial telephone • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows • Plush robes and slippers • Choice of European bath amenities • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) with personalized stationery • Unlimited Standard Wifi • Flat screen TV(s) • Complimentary interactive mobile content
240 Sq Ft / 22 m² (Suite 738: 325 Sq Ft / 30 m²)
note: Vista Suites can accommodate three guests

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• Plush bathrobe and slippers
• Personalised stationery
• Complimentary Wifi for all suites
• Direct-dial telephone(s)