A complete voyage that visits Svalbard, Greenland, Jan Mayen & Norway.
This trip combines a remote desert with a remote urbanity that offers you a genuine vision of life in the Arctic. Practice kayaking in small bays to witness the formation of glaciers, marvel at the sculpted icebergs, the world's largest fjord, volcanoes, polar bears, reindeer, musk oxen and Inuit communities. This expedition will leave you with spectacular photos and a plenty of stories to share.
Duration: 20 nights
Disembarkation: Bergen, Norway
Language: English speaking voyage
Days 1-3 – Spitsbergen
Enjoy a town tour of Longyearbyen before embarking the Greg Mortimer. Set sail for Spitsbergen's north-west, where possible landings may inlcude 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg and Hamiltonbukta.
Days 4-8 – East Greenland National Park
Push through pack ice as we cross the Greenland Sea towards East Greenland National Park. We make several landings a day, with possible landings including Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Kap Humboldt and King Oscar Fjord.
Days 9-11 – East Greenland
Sail south down Greenland's eastern coastline, we enter Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world. Possible landings here include Rode Island, Ittoqqortoormiit and Hare Fjord.
Days 12-15 – Greenland & Jan Mayen
Enjoy some final landings in Greenland, possibly including Blosseville Coast and Romer Fjord before crossing the Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen. We attempt to land on this remote, mist-shrouded, and rarely-visited volcanic island - the northernmost island on the mid-Atlantic rift.
Days 16-20 – Norwegian Coastline
Marvel at Lofoten Islands' towering mountain scenery during landings including Trollfjord before sailing south and crossing the Arctic Circle. Weather permitting, cruise around Runde Island, Norway's largest bird sanctuary. Perhaps visit Sor-Gjaelingan, a beautifully preserved fishing village, and Lysefjord.
Day 21 – Bergen
Disembark in Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, which was founded more than 900 years ago and has roots to the Viking Age.
-Group transfer from airport to ship in Longyearbyen
-Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen (pre-voyage)
-Group transfer from ship to Bergen airport
-All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
-Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
-All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
-Educational lectures and guiding services from the expedition team
-Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
-A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
-Complimentary use of gumboots during the voyage
-Comprehensive pre-departure information
-A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
-Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
-International or domestic flights, unless specified
-Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
-Airport arrival or departure taxes
-Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
-Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
-Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
-Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
-Optional activity surcharges
-All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: 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.
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