Three Islands: Iceland, Greenland & Svalbard
Polar Bears, Wildlife, Fjords, Icebergs, Three varied aspects
of the Arctic
13 Days | Departures: 7/27/18
| From: $7,695
Trip Highlights: This trip takes you
to the wide open spaces at the edge of the world to small settlements
and then back to the world more as we know it. The wilderness
and Inuit cultures of Svalbard and Greenland above the Arctic
Circle ending up in Reykjavik, a modern European capital city
where you can extend your tour for a few more days if you wish.
Bilingual Departure: 2018 departure
is in English/French.
Rates: $7,695 - $17,695
Rate: 1.7 - 2 times the double occupancy rate, or can match
with other solo passengers to share a cabin
Sea Kayaking Option: $695 per person
Ship - Ocean Adventurer -
Three countries, three versions of the Arctic
- this is the expedition for travelers seeking contrasts of
landscapes and culture. An extraordinary expedition, it was
named one of National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours
of a Lifetime". The expedition encompasses the northeast coast
of Greenland, across Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle
in Svalbard, Norway. This is the Arctic of Viking legend and
lore - a world of icy fjords, fiery volcanoes and glittering,
ice-bound seas. Encounter the majestic ice bear and colossal
walrus, seabirds by the thousands in their towering cliff-side
rookeries, and breathtaking flower-dotted tundra plains.
Multiple Locations Cruises - See
varied aspects of the Arctic in a single cruise, options:
Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, High Canadian Arctic,
Eastern Canada, - 10 - 24 days - from $2,130
Contact our travel partners who will help you find the
best cruise for your requirements
Day 1: Longyearbyen, Norway
voyage by embarking in Longyearbyen, Norway.
Day 2 - 5: Spitsbergen, Norway
Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands,
a remote land of abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Visit
spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled fjords with walrus,
polar bear and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife
sightings. Birders delight in Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed
ducks, kittiwakes, glaucous and ivory gulls.
Day 6 - 7: Greenland Sea
the Greenland Sea, hear fascinating facts about Greenland's
wildlife and history. Learn to identify seabirds by their different
characteristics out on the boat's deck. Share photos, sip a
warming beverage in the bar or watch a movie - there are many
things to enjoy during your time at sea.
Day 8 - 11: Eastern Greenland
your tour of Greenland's remote eastern coast, enjoy Zodiac
excursions and shore visits to several locations. Visit the
remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for
grazing musk oxen, as 40% of the world's population of this
fascinating mammal lives here. Finally, sail through spectacular
Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs, and - some say
- the most beautiful fjord system in the world.
Day 12: Denmark Strait
At sea, the Denmark
Strait is your pathway east, towards Iceland. Onboard Expedition
Team members inform and entertain with presentations about the
Arctic's history of exploration as flocks of seabirds soar above
Day 13: Akureyri / Reykjavik, Iceland
Your adventure ends at the port of Akureyri. transfer
to your waiting charter flight to Reykjavik. If you have booked
post-expedition accommodation, a transfer is provided to downtown
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route
and program varies according to ice and weather conditions -
and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the
success of this expedition.
Due to the remoteness of the
areas in this itinerary, travelers are to carry a minimum of
$50,000 of emergency medical coverage. Proof of coverage is
required prior to embarkation. All guests are strongly recommended
to have comprehensive travel insurance coverage. The shipping
company will not be held responsible for delays due to force
majeure. Any additional costs accrued will be the responsibility
of the traveler. We strongly recommends that the travel insurance
policy covers trip cancellation insurance, trip delay (interruption
or after departure coverage), baggage and repatriation. We can
assist you with this.
Sea Kayaking Option:
Not included in cruise rate. See rate notes for pricing.
This is a pre-booked option for kayakers with some experience.
Places are strictly limited so please advise at time of booking.
Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen
airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior or day of
embarkation; on embarkation day transfer from hotel or Longyearbyen
airport to the ship; charter flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik;
group transfer to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day;
shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping; all meals on
board throughout your voyage; shore landings per the daily program;
Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program; photographic
journal documenting the voyage; a pair of waterproof expedition
boots on loan for shore landings; an expedition parka – yours
to keep; coffee, tea, cocoa available around the clock; hair
dryer and bathrobe in every cabin; miscellaneous service taxes
and port charges; luggage handling aboard ship; emergency evacuation
insurance to a maximum benefit of $500,000 per person*; Greenland
cruise passenger tax. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare except mentioned
as included; passport and visa expenses; government arrival
and departure taxes; any meals ashore; baggage, cancellation
and medical travel insurance; excess baggage charges; mandatory
waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising; laundry, bar, beverage
and other personal charges; phone and internet charges; the
customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for ship’s crew
and staff; additional overnight accommodation; optional kayaking;
fuel surcharge may apply.
*Emergency Evacuation Insurance:
evacuation coverage to a maximum benefit per paying passenger
of $100,000 is included in the cost of this expedition. Included
coverage is applicable only to travel between the first and
last day of the expedition purchased. Additional days of travel
prior to the expedition and/or after the expedition are not
covered by the included emergency evacuation insurance. We strongly
advise all passengers to purchase medical, cancellation and
baggage insurance, and additional emergency evacuation coverage.
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