Rating in Svalbard and Jan Mayen
$ 6304

Spitsbergen to East Greenland Cruise

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min $ 6304
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Destinations: Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen, Reykjavík, Greenland
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 6304
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Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation Longyearbyen At approx. 2,075 inhabitants, Longyearbyen is the largest community in the Svalbard Islands. Embarkation is in the early afternoon. Days 2-3: Exploring Spitsbergen Spitsbergen’s northwest coast features calving icebergs, historic whaling stations and trappers’ camps. Brunnich’s guillemots, little auks and kittiwakes nest in their thousands. Reindeer roam tundra dotted with wildflowers like saxifrage, moss campion and bell-heather. Board the Zodiacs to gain fantastic views of ice cliffs, including Monacobreen, one of Spitsbergen’s largest glaciers. In the north, look for walruses and polar bears as they walk and swim between the fractured pack ice. Days 4-5: Greenland Sea While sailing the historic Greenland Sea you'll learn about the Arctic's wildlife and history. On deck you'll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Share photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar and keep an eye out for the fins and tails of the local whales - there are many things to do at sea. Days 6-8: North-eastern Greenland An ice cap covers 81 per cent of Greenland and pack ice, even in summer, may fill the northern bays. Ashore, cosy trappers’ huts beckon from across the tundra, where musk ox, Arctic hare and eider ducks roam in Kejser Franz Josef Fjord. Lively cascades at Kap Humboldt provide a microclimate for spectacular hanging gardens. Kong Oskar Fjord offers spectacular glacier-carved mountains. Day 9-11: Scoresby Sund In Scoresby Sund, the world's biggest fjord system, massive glaciers calve explosively, creating giant icebergs. Near Rode Island, the Zodiacs weave through a maze of grounded icebergs, some more than 30 metres high, sculpted with deep green tunnels and aquamarine lakes. Enjoy a warm Ittoqqortoormiit welcome from Inuit happy to share their culture. The kayakers will often find ideal paddling conditions, winding their way through interconnected waterways, watching for polar bears and narwhals. Day 12: Blosseville Coast Sail south along the Blosseville Coast, search for musk ox and narwhals and marvel at the mountain scenery that dominates the skyline. If weather permits, head for Rømer Fjord, a deep waterway with stunning mountain views. Day 13: Denmark Strait Sail across Denmark Strait, reflecting on your rich experiences and enjoying the antics of northern fulmars, black-backed gulls, dolphins, orcas and other whales. Day 14: Disembark in Keflavik Arrive early morning in Keflavik. After breakfast, bid farewell to the crew before your coach transfer to Reykjavik. Notes

Itinerary Variations

2018 Season

Ocean (Sea) Adventurer

Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 2-5 Exploring Spitsbergen
Days 6-7 Greenland Sea
Days 8-11 Northeast Greenland & Scoresbysund Fjord
Day 12 Denmark Strait
Day 13 Disembarkation in Akureyri and fly to Reykjavik

Polar Pioneer - 24 days

Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 2-3 Exploring West Spitsbergen
Days 4-6 North Spitsbergen
Days 7-8 East Spitsbergen
Days 9-10 South Spitsbergen
Day 11 Return to Longyearbyen
Days 12 -13 Northwest coast of Spitsbergen
Days 14-15 Greenland Sea
Days 16-18 North-East Greenland
Days 19-21 Scoresby Sund
Days 22-23 Blosseville Coast and Denmark Strait
Day 24 Disembark in Reykjavik

Polar Pioneer - 19 Aug 2018

Day 1 Embarkation in Keflavik
Days 2 Denmark Strait
Days 3 Blosseville Coast
Days 4-6 Scoresbysund
Days 7-9 Northeast Greenland
Day 10-11 Greenland Sea
Days 12-13 Spitsbergen
Day 14 Disembark in Longyearbyen

Sea Spirit

Day 1 Overnight in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Day 3 Exploring Spitsbergen
Days 4-5 Greenland Sea
Days 6-11
East Greenland and Scoresby Sund
Day 12 Denmark Strait
Day 13 Iceland's Westfjords
Day 14 Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 15 Disembarkation in Reykjavik and transfer to airport

M/V Plancius

Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Day 2 Raudfjord
Days 3-4 Greenland Sea
Day 5-8 North-East Greenland
Day 9-12 Scoresby Sund
Day 13 Denmark Strait
Day 14 Disembarkation in Akureyri and drive to Reykjavik (approx 6 hours)

MS Expedition

Day 1 Embark Longyearbyen
Days 2-3 Exploring Spitsbergen
Days 4-5 Greenland Sea
Days 6-12 North-East Greenland & Scoresbysund Fjord
Days 13-14 Denmark Strait
Day 15 Disembark Reykjavik

2019 Season

Polar Pioneer - 25th July, 24 days

Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 2-3 Exploring West Spitsbergen
Days 4-6 North Spitsbergen
Days 7-8 East Spitsbergen
Days 9-10 South Spitsbergen
Day 11 Return to Longyearbyen
Days 12 -13 Northwest coast of Spitsbergen
Days 14-15 Greenland Sea
Days 16-18 North-East Greenland
Days 19-21 Scoresby Sund
Days 22-23 Blosseville Coast and Denmark Strait
Day 24 Disembark in Reykjavik

Ocean Adventurer - 4th Aug

Day 1 Embarkation in Longyearbyen
Days 2-5 Exploring Spitsbergen
Days 6-7 Greenland Sea
Days 8-11 Northeast Greenland & Scoresbysund Fjord
Day 12 Denmark Strait
Day 13 Disembarkation in Akureyri and fly to Reykjavik

Polar Pioneer - 17th Aug, 14 days

Day 1 Embarkation in Keflavik
Days 2 Denmark Strait
Days 3 Blosseville Coast
Days 4-6 Scoresbysund
Days 7-9 Northeast Greenland
Day 10-11 Greenland Sea
Days 12-13 Spitsbergen
Day 14 Disembark in Longyearbyen

Polar Pioneer - 17th Aug, 24 days

Day 1 Embarkation in Keflavik
Days 2 Denmark Strait
Days 3 Blosseville Coast
Days 4-6 Scoresbysund
Days 7-9 Northeast Greenland
Day 10-11 Greenland Sea
Days 12-13 Spitsbergen
Day 14 Longyearbyen
Days 15-23 Around Spitsbergen
Day 24 Disembark in Longyearbyen

All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Discover the World
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