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14 Days$10095USD

Activities
  • 12 days cruising plus optional kayaking and photography workshops
Accommodation
  • 12 Nights aboard Sea Spirit
  • 1 night hotel in Reykjavik
Meals
  • 12 Dinners
  • 11 Lunches
  • 13 Breakfasts
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Discovery and Cruising
 
 

Trip highlights


  • Look for polar bears along the coast of Spitsbergen
  • Visit the largest island in the world (Greenland), and world’s largest National Park (Northeast Greenland)
  • Take in historic sites and Inuit culture
  • Make the most of wildlife opportunities
  • Look for sea ice, active glaciers and icebergs

This voyage aboard the MV Sea Spirit offers access to the remarkable treasures of Spitsbergen and Greenland. Here you'll find abundant polar wildlife among some of Earth's most surreal and staggering landscapes: vast ice pack and blocky icebergs, rugged mountain ranges, glaciers, fjords and seemingly endless tundra. From Spitsbergen we cruise across the frigid waters of the Greenland Sea, admiring the stunning coastline and expansive ice sheet of Greenland's remote east coast. Taking as many opportunities as possible to use our zodiacs or sea kayaks to make landings, we'll keep watch for rich wildlife such as polar bears, seals, Arctic foxes, musk oxen, narwhals, walrus, whales and countless seabirds. With an itinerary full of highlights including visits to Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord and Scoresby Sund, we'll stop to encounter wildlife, visit small Inuit settlements and historic stations, explore fjords and walk across glaciers and tundra. Join us as we experience the jewels of the Arctic.

Trip Code: SUV

Welcome to Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital city! We’ve arranged a hotel accommodation where you can rest after your flight and get ready for our upcoming Arctic adventures. Still have some energy left? Then use this opportunity to explore the city, which offers various points of interest and attractions for visitors. Enjoy the panoramic city view from the Perlan observation deck, the futuristic Hallgrímskirkja church towering over the city, cozy houses with colorful tin roofs, narrow streets, historic relics of the Viking era and breathtaking landscapes surrounding Reykjavik. We bet you’ll fall in love at first sight! Walk along Laugavegur, Reykjavik’s main shopping street, or visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition and the National Museum. For dinner Reykjavík offers countless options to enjoy an authentic Icelandic meal.

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast at your hotel, the morning is yours to explore the city. Our expedition starts in the afternoon. You’ll be transferred to the pier where our expedition team will offer a warm welcome aboard our comfortable vessel M/V Sea Spirit. Get settled into your spacious cabins and explore the ship — It’ll be your home away from home during the extraordinary adventure to come. After departure, we’ll kick off our adventure with a full schedule of info briefings and introductions from the expedition staff. After a sumptuous dinner, step out onto the open decks to admire the spectacular views as we sail through Faxaflói. And keep your eyes open for whale encounters!

Meals:  B,D

Our first full expedition day is spent in the beautiful Vestfirðir (Westfjords) of Iceland. This remote and sparsely populated region of crenulated coastlines, voluminous waterfalls and rugged mountains sees only 10% of Iceland’s visitors. Deep fjords are home to whales while estuaries abound with seals and birdlife.

Meals:  B,L,D

From Iceland we head toward East Greenland, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. Presentations and workshops by our expert staff, as well as our range of onboard recreation facilities, ensure that this day at sea is not idly spent. Seabird viewing and whale sightings can be enjoyed from panoramic open decks as well as exterior stateroom windows and balconies.

Meals:  B,L,D

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our itinerary and exploration opportunities in East Greenland are dependent on weather and sea ice conditions. Again you can be sure that our experienced captain and expedition leader will take advantage of every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, to discover incredible scenery, and to go ashore wherever possible. The Franz Josef Fjord and Kong Oscar Fjord systems are part of Northeast Greenland National Park, the world’s largest national park. Scoresby Sund is the largest and longest fjord system in the world. We anticipate exploring these fjord systems to the extent made possible by ever-changing ice conditions. Deep fjords and narrow channels, flanked by ice-clad peaks up to 2000 meters high, reach far into the mountainous heart of Greenland. On shore, fields of multicolored tundra are home to musk oxen and Arctic hare. The landscape—vast, open, and seemingly untouched since the beginning of time—is a hikers’ paradise. Throughout this area we also find ancient Thule archeological sites, historical trappers’ huts, and modern Inuit hunters’ cabins. The Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit is the only permanent settlement in the region. The community boasts an excellent museum, a gift shop, a post office, an abundance of Greenlandic sled dogs, and of course the opportunity to meet Inuit people.

Meals:  B,L,D

After our amazing time in East Greenland we head toward Svalbard. All along the way we remain vigilant for sightings of marine mammals such as whales and seals.

Meals:  B,L,D

In Svalbard, the High Arctic wilderness comes alive, offering an authentic expedition experience. Our route and exploration opportunities depend on the ever-changing weather and sea ice conditions. With our skilled captain and expedition leader, we adapt the itinerary to seize the best opportunities presented by Nature in this remote and untamed corner of the Arctic. We anticipate exploring in the northwestern part of the island of Spitsbergen. This area contains the archipelago’s most impressive scenery and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Immense tidewater glaciers calve icebergs into turquoise waters. Fields of flowering tundra are home to grazing reindeer and playful Arctic fox. Bountiful inshore and offshore waters are home to a wide variety of marine mammals. Polar Bears can be spotted anytime, anywhere in and around Svalbard. Also in this area is Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now home to an international community of Arctic researchers, complete with museum, gift shop, and post office. This was also a staging area for historic attempts to discover the North Pole.

Meals:  B,L,D

After filling up with one last buffet breakfast on board, we bid you farewell in Longyearbyen and provide transfer to the airport or central location. By this time, you may already be making plans for your next amazing trip with us into the polar worlds! NB* Itinerary is a guide only. Itinerary is subject to ice and weather conditions.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Reykjavik on a triple or twin share basis (depending on ship berth configuration chosen)
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Comfortable cabin accommodation and use of all public areas on cruise
  • Specialist expedition staff
  • All shore excursions from the ship including the use of Zodiacs
  • Lectures, videos, slide and film shows and guide services
  • Medical services. There is a resident medical officer and infirmary on board (charges may apply)
  • Complimentary Polar Expedition Parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Pre-departure information
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport or hotel in Longyearbyen (directly after disembarkation).

  • Air transport and airport transfers before and after the cruises (other than group transfers to and from the ship)
  • Visa, passport and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes
  • Accommodation and meals or other services not included in the ship cruise itinerary
  • Laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges, wine and phone calls
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 200,000
  • Customary end of voyage tips

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Departure dates


Notes

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Photography workshops are free of charge on this voyage

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Priceper person from

$10095USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Main Deck SuiteUSD$13995
  • Classic SuiteUSD$14895
  • Superior SuiteUSD$15195
  • Deluxe SuiteUSD$17095
  • Premium SuiteUSD$18595
  • Owner's SuiteUSD$23895
  • Kayaking optionUSD$795
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Iceland, East Greenland & Spitsbergen Adventure trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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