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Itinerary Summary

Duration
15 Days
Price From
£5999
When
Aug 2022
Destination
Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland
Type
Small Group Safari
Duration Price From When Destination Type
15 Days £5999 Aug 2022 Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland Small Group Safari
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Longyearbyen to Reykjavik: Arctic Highlights

Sail into the unspoiled wilderness of Greenland and Spitsbergen, Arctic havens, and a part of the world where few have ever ventured. Go beyond the deck of the ship and explore the glacial paradise by Zodiac and your own two feet, thoroughly exploring the icy landscape around you. Discover some of the most exciting wildlife found in the northern hemisphere including giant walrus and
the majestic polar bear. Also, explore the world’s biggest national park, Northeast Greenland National Park,often considered as a true Arctic paradise.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Visit parts of the world where few venture
  • Discover some of the most exciting northern-hemisphere wildlife
  • Venture off-boat in Zodiacs
  • Explore a true Arctic Paradise

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A 15-day Arctic adventure - from $7,649 per person, excluding international flights.

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Longyearbyen - Embark M/S Expedition

Today your Arctic adventure begins! Having dropped your checked luggage off at the meeting point by 2pm the rest of the day is yours
to spend at leisure. Wander the streets of Longyearbyen and explore everything this town has to offer from the fascinating museums to the shops, bars and restaurants.
You will be given a specific time to meet back at the hotel where you will be transferred to the ship along with your travel companions for embarkation.

Overnight: M/S Expedition (D)

Days 2-5

Exploring 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.
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

Overnight: M/S Expedition (B, L, D)

Days 6-7

Greenland Sea

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. 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.

Overnight: M/S Expedition (B, L, D)

Days 8-12

Northeast Greenland National Park

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

Overnight: M/S Expedition (B, L, D)

Days 13-14

Denmark Strait/Reykiavik

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.

Overnight: M/S Expedition (B, L, D)

Day 15

Reykjavik

Shortly after breakfast, disembark at the Midbakki Pier - Port of Reykjavik, walking distance from downtown.
For guests departing on disembarkation day, there is a complimentary transfer at 0800 or at 1300 to Keflavik International Airport from the port. Guests who opt to take the 1300 transfer may explore the city in the morning and store their luggage at the port until 1230. If you are opting for the later transfer, please ensure you are back at the port by 1230 to claim your baggage.
For guests who are planning on staying in Reykjavik post trip, taxis will be available for hire at the pier to transfer them to their accommodations.
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Overnight: M/S Expedition (B)

Trip Details

This is a small group safari departing on set dates.

The price of this safari includes: 14 nights onboard the M/S Expedition, return transfers from the airport, meals as stated in the
itinerary, zodiac excursions with an expert expedition team, lectures, and educational programs, a visit to a local community in Greenland, waterproof boots supplied on loan (USA size 4-16) & expedition parka.

Trip date Duration Prices from
Aug 19 - Sep 02 2022 15 Days £5999
Polar bear close up, Svalbard

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