Arctic Highlights

15 days from
Valid for sales to: 1 Sep 2021
Travel Period: 31 Aug 20 - 15 Sep 21

EARLY BIRD: Book by 29 Feb 2020 and save up to 15% off selected 2021/2022 departures.

Tour Description

Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ice’s edge with an eye peeled to the horizon for wildlife. Navigating south, you'll explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice." An Inuit village, unique wildlife, and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.

Tour Itinerary

From Longyearbyen to Reykjavík

Day 1

Embark aboard the MS Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the late afternoon.

Day 2-5
Spitsbergen Greenland Sea

Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history.

Day 6-7
Greenland Sea Ittoqqortoomiit

Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff.

Day 8-12
Ittoqqortoormiit Denmark Strait

Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.

Day 13-14
Denmark Strait 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.

Day 15

Shortly after breakfast, disembark in Reykjavík, walking distance from downtown.

What’s Included

  • Ship accommodation

  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Not included: Beverages

Fees & Services
  • Transfer from meeting point to ship (Longyearbyen)
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Visit to a local community (Greenland)
  • Departure transfer (Reykjavík, depending on flight)
  • Waterproof boots supplied
  • Expedition parka
  • Not included: Airfares
  • Not included: Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Not included: Travel insurance
  • Not included: Personal expenses such as laundry and on board communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail services)
  • Not included: Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
  • Not included:Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 150,000
  • Not included: Pre or post-cruise travel expenses
  • Not included: Staff gratuities

From Longyearbyen to Reykjavík
15 days from Twin

31 Aug 20 - 14 Sep 20; 01 Sep 21 - 15 Sep 21


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