Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

World Explorer Luxury Expedition Cruise Ship
World Explorer
176 Passengers
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This popular, award-winning expedition cruise takes you from high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, to Scoresbysund on the northeast coast of Greenland, ending in fascinating Iceland. From massive glaciers to bird cliffs, to the best sites for polar bear, reindeer and walrus- spotting, this adventure delivers Arctic beauty in all its splendor. The towering cliffs, iconic wildlife, massive glaciers and swaths of untouched tundra of these three Arctic tours de force never cease to impress.

• Experience one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime
• Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen and East Greenland
• Hike the tundra and explore a remote fjord-strewn coast of East Greenland
• Cruise in a Zodiac to explore diverse landscapes
• Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Oslo, Norway
Day 2 Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Days 3 to 6 Exploring Spitsbergen
Days 7 & 8 At Sea
Days 9 to 12 Exploring East Greenland
Days 13 & 14 At Sea
Day 15 Depart Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 1 — Arrive in Oslo, Norway

Your Arctic adventure begins in Oslo, where you may arrive at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid capital city, known for its green spaces and museums, you will check into your included airport hotel.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

After breakfast, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement. As you embark this afternoon, you’ll enjoy great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this seaside town.

Days 3 to 6 — Exploring Spitsbergen

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled fjords, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and ivory gulls. If conditions allow, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Days 7 and 8 — At Sea

While sailing south through the Greenland Sea, your expedition team will teach you 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 9 to 12 — Exploring East Greenland

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen—40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population 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.

Days 13 and 14 — At Sea

As we cruise south, 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 see soaring above your ship.

Days 15 — Depart Reykjavik, Iceland

You’ll disembark in 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 supplement 1.7x twin rate for Infinity and Veranda & 2x twin rate for Superior, Deluxe and Owner's.

Drinks included. Soft drinks & juices all the time. House wine & non-premium beer at dinner.

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $695 (for those who want to kayak during entire voyage & have previous experience) OR paddling - $195 (for those w/o experience who want to kayak one time during the voyage). Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability.

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    Owner's Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these suites have one double or two single beds, and a 110 Sq. ft. (10 m²) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower, his & hers sinks, and bathtub is also featured in each cabin.
355 Sq.ft. (33 m²)
    Deluxe Suite
Located on Deck 5, these suites have one double or two single beds, and a 110 Sq. ft. (10 m²) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, his & hers closets, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower and his & hers sinks is also featured in each cabin.
334 Sq.ft. (31 m²)
  Superior Suite
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these suites have one double or two single beds, and a 110 Sq. ft. (10 m²) walk-out balcony with access from sitting room and bedroom. A separate sitting area with sofa, walk-in closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
278 Sq.ft. (26 m²)
  Veranda Cabin
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 Sq. ft. (5 m²) walk-out balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
215 Sq.ft. (20 m²)
  Infinity Cabin
Located on Decks 5 and 6, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a floor-to-ceiling glass Juliet balcony. A sitting area with sofa, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
270 Sq.ft. (25 m²)
  Triple Cabin
Located on Deck 6, these cabins have one double or two single beds, and a 55 Sq. ft. (5 m²) walk-out balcony. A separate combo sitting area/bedroom with a sofa bed and additional closet, refrigerator, TV, state of the art “infotainment” system, and private bathroom with shower is also featured in each cabin.
225 Sq.ft. (21 m²)