Explore Greenland and Spitsbergen: Fjords and Glaciers

Expedition Cruise Ship
Expedition
134 Passengers
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Sail into a part of the world few ever venture, as the nimble the Expedition gives you a glimpse into the unspoiled wilderness of Greenland and Spitsbergen. Your adventure goes beyond the deck of the ship, with Zodiacs and your own two feet taking you deeper into this glacial paradise. From exploring Northeast Greenland National Park to taking in frigid ocean horizons to a stop at the community of Ittoqqortoormiit, this journey shows you how those — whether person or polar bear — make the Arctic their home.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway
Days 2 to 8 At Sea/Northeast Greenland National Park
Day 9 Greenland Sea/Ittoqqortoomiit
Days 10 to 13 Greenland Sea/Spitsbergen
Day 14 Spitsbergen/Longyearbyen

Day 1 — Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway

Longyearbyen can be spotted from above as a colorful collection of buildings set against the dramatic landscape of Norway's northern reaches. This small coal-mining town turned gateway to Arctic exploration offers visitors a look into life beyond the Arctic Circle. Explore fascinating museums, get to know the locals, and gear up for your expedition. Transfer from Longyearbyen to the Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation.

Days 2 to 8 — At Sea/Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Take to Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colors. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora boreal when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout; bring your binoculars. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff.

Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars.

Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic.

Day 9 — Greenland Sea/Ittoqqortoomiit

After several days traversing the far reaches of Greenland's awe-inspiring wilderness, visit the community of Ittoqortoormiit. Although small and far from other inhabited towns, the vibrance of life here is evident in the brightly colored buildings, the eager Greenlandic husky puppies, the purr of the ATV engines racing along unpaved roads, and the warmth of the people who call Ittoqortoormiit home.

Days 10 to 13 — Greenland Sea/Spitsbergen

Take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both an awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. The Svalbard archipelago sits halfway between Norway and the North Pole, at the intersection of the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Fascinating flora and fauna populate the dramatic mountains and valleys of this island chain known by many early explorers as the last outpost en route to the North Pole.

Explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife.

Spend these days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbard's unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp lookout for Arctic foxes.

By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer.

Day 14 — Spitsbergen/Longyearbyen

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises.

Kayaking Excursion limited to 10 people at a rate of $749 and must be booked prior to departure. Restricted to participants 18 and older.

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

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Category 1A Quad
2 upper, 2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
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    Category 1 Triple
1 upper, 2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
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  Category 2 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Porthole view
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  Category 3 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Window view
Deck 3
  Category 4 Twin
2 lower berths › Full en suite bathroom › Large window views
Deck 4
  Category 5 Suite
Queen bed, lounge area › Full en suite bathroom › Large window views
Deck 4