Arctic Highlights

From Longyearbyen to Reykjavík
  • All Arctic Cruises
  • Iceland and Greenland
  • Spitsbergen
  • Expedition
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

A great Arctic experience in 15 days, join this voyage from from Spitsbergen to Greenland, taking in some great highlights along the way.

Embark your small ship cruise in the far north, Longyearbyen, explore north west along the island of Spitsbergen, the land of the polar bear. Also home to other fabulous Arctic wildlife reindeer, Arctic fox and more, plus beautiful bays and groaning glaciers. There is always a sharp eye ready to spot orca, humpback or minke whales as we cruise the waters and head for Greenland. Explore the icy waters of Greenland, and its stunning polar landscapes, pack ice, iceburgs, seals, kittiwakes and fulmars.

You will enjoy zodiac adventures, and shore landings for walks or hikes along they way. Learn about the Arctic regions from your knowledgeable guides and expedition leaders, and also by visiting the remote settlement of  Ittoqqortoormiit to discover life  in the far north. Then journey to the land of fire and ice and get a taste of Iceland, another fabulous Arctic highlight.

 

 

Viva's Best Bits...

Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins....and of course keep your eyes out for polar bears!

Walk in the Arctic tundra searching for birds, wildlife and exploring the beautiful landscape

" Enjoy the chance to learn about local culture, visit Longyearbyen in Svalbard, and Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote village in Greenland" Tara, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Longyearbyen

This morning you will need to check-in at the meeting point between 9am - 12pm. Arrival into Longyearbyen a day before departure is recommended. (not included). Enjoy the morning to explore Longyearbyen at leisure before a group transfer to the port where your journey will begin.

Tonight Dinner is included

Day 2-5
Spitsbergen and Greenland Sea

Over four full days, 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.

All meals included

Day 6-7
Northeast Greenland National Park

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.

All meals included.

Day 8-12
Ittoqqortoomiit and Denmark Strait

Sail through and land in some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world along down the coast of Greenland, while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays and inlets.

This is the largest national park in the world, nearly impossible to reach except on expedition ships. Spectacular geology combined with glacial features create steep mountains raising directly from the sea. Look out for picturesque scenery, wildlife and other interesting landing sites in this unspoiled wilderness.

Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scoresbysund. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.

All meals included

Day 13-14
Denmark Strait to Reykjavík

Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavík. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.

All meals included

Day 15
Disembark Reykjavík

Shortly after breakfast, disembark in Reykjavík, walking distance from downtown.
Shared group transfers to Reykjavik Airport is included at set times

We recommend extending your stay to explore Reykjavik and Iceland in more depth. Please ask for details.

Breakfast is included today

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 14 nights onboard the G Expedition
  • Included Copy 31 Same sex cabin shares available ideal for solo travellers
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals, tea, coffee and water whilst onboard
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Group Transfer from Longyearbyen town to port on Day 1
  • Included Copy 20 Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Included Copy 20 Lectures and educational programs
  • Included Copy 20 Visit to a local community (Greenland)
  • Included Copy 20 Departure transfer to Reykjavík Airport on last day only (confirmed onboard)
  • Included Copy 20 Use of Insulated, waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
  • Included Copy 20 Expedition parka (yours to keep)
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, Gratuities, Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges
  • Included Copy 7 Mandatory insurance
Transportation
G Expedition | Antarctic & Arctic Cruise Ship

134 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Wildlife observation - polar bear, Arctic fox, reindeer, musk oxen...
  • Included Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.
  • Included Explore the edges of an ice floe by Zodiac
  • Included Visit to a local community (Greenland)
  • Included Sail through magnificent fjords
  • Included Lectures on all things Artic: history, geology and wildlife
  • Included Forward deck viewing platforms - observe wildlife and landscapes 24/7 in the midnight sun
  • Included Great for bird watching - fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills..
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Duration

15 days

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$7,399 USD

Per person, sharing

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