Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ices 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.
|Duration: 15 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Hiking, Cruises, Canoeing, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, Photography, History, Kayaking (unspecified), Wildlife, Multisport, Trekking||Physical rating: Light|
|Accommodation standard: Moderate%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126993|
|Starts: Svalbard, Norway||Finishes: Reykjavik, Iceland|
Drop off your checked luggage by 2pm at the joining hotel's luggage storage room and there will be a late afternoon transfer. Depart Longyearbyen in the evening.
Embarkation of the G Expedition
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.
Zodiac Excursion (Arctic)
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.
Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
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 muskox grazing nearby.
Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
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.
Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
Transfers to the airport are available to all passengers who have flights booked on the disembarkation day. Immediately upon disembarkation there will be offered a transfer to the airport, that includes a stop en route at the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel. Passengers planning on staying in Reykjavík post trip, may take this transfer, or hire a taxi at the pier for transfer to their accommodations.
For those with flights later in the day, we will offer a luggage storage area at the pier, until 2pm, (timings to be confirmed onboard), at which time a transfer will be provided to the airport for those passengers with early evening and evening flights. Passengers taking advantage of this opportunity, will be able to explore downtown Reykjavík in the morning and early afternoon.
All transfer arrangements will be confirmed while on board prior to departure, to ensure that all needs are met.
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Trip Name: Arctic Highlights
Duration: 15 Days
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Trip Code: 126993
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