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Three Arctic Islands

13 Days FROM AUD 10,700

Overview

This award-winning and popular expedition cruise takes you from high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway, to Scoresbysund on the northeast coast of Greenland, ending in fascinating Iceland. Iconic arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. From active volcanoes to massive glaciers to the best sites for wildlife spotting, this adventure takes in varied destinations. If you want to experience the Arctic in all of its beauty, then you must venture to these Three Arctic Islands.

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Trip Code: ACTSTAI

Location: Arctic

Ship: Ocean Adventurer

CRUISE ITINERARY

Your voyage will embark in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep- walled fjords with walrus, polar bears and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings.

Spitsbergen, Norway - Days 2 to 5

While sailing south through the historic Greenland Sea, you’ll learn 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.

Greenland Sea - Days 6 & 7

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

East Greenland - Days 8 to 11

At sea, 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 inevitably see soaring above your ship.

Denmark Strait

You’ll disembark in Akureyri, and transfer to your waiting charter flight to 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.

Depart Reykjavik
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Pricing & date

Three Arctic Islands from AUD 10,700
Departing Ending Duration
04 Aug 2019 16 Aug 2019 13
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Important Information

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
    All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
    All shore landings per the daily program
    Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
    All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
    Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
    Photographic journal documenting the expedition
    Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
    Official Expeditions parka to keep
    Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
    Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
    Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
    All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
    All luggage handling aboard the ship
    Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person
    Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax
    Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation day
    Transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship on embarkation day
    Charter flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik
    Group transfer to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day

     

    Exclusions
    International airfare
    Passport and visa expenses
    Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
    Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
    Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
    Excess-baggage fees on international flights
    Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
    Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
    Phone and Internet charges
    Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
    Additional overnight accommodation
    Optional kayaking activities
    Pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Longyearbyen
    Post-expedition hotel accommodation in Reykjavik

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

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  • Season and availability

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