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Norway to Iceland

9 Day Sample Cruise aboard L'Austral
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Board the L'Austral on this 9-day polar journey to South-East Iceland. Created by numerous eruptions of the earth, Iceland deploys a remarkable rainbow of colors and landscapes. Explore its remote fjords, black sand beaches, petrified lava seas, geysers, and barely dormant volcanoes in the land of fire and ice.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Longyearbyen
Day 2 : Svalbard, North West National Park
Day 3 : Svalbard / Magdalena Bay
Day 4 : Svalbard - Ny Alesund / Krossfjorden
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Sailing Past Jan Mayen
Day 7 : Crossing Polar Circle - Grimsey
Day 8 : Isafjordur
Day 9 : Reykjavik

Ship

L'Austral

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the expansive National Parks of the Arctic Coastal village in the arctic Sail past bird colonies on your Arctic cruise Fishing village in the arctic Beautiful arctic landscape

Day 1 Longyearbyen

Board the L'Austral in the evening and settle into your stateroom while you prepare for your upcoming Arctic voyage.

Day 2 Svalbard, North West National Park

Navigate into the waters off North West National Park. The park contains warm springs, the remains of volcanoes in Bockfjorden, and a variety of birdlife. Board a zodiac excursion around the park for widlife spotting.

Day 3 Svalbard / Magdalena Bay

Arrive in Magdalena Bay and explore it's numerous fjords via zodiac.

Day 4 Svalbard - Ny Alesund / Krossfjorden

Sail into Krossfjorden, a 19 mile fjord on the west coast of Spitsbergen. Krossfjorden is the largest and only permanently populated island of Norway's Svalbard archipelago in Norway. To the north, the fjord branches into Lillehookfjorden, Möllerfjorden and Kollerfjorden.

Day 5 At Sea

Spend the day at sea and admire the magnificent ice formations while watching for whales.

Day 6 Sailing Past Jan Mayen

Port details pending.

Day 7 Crossing Polar Circle - Grimsey

Cross the legendary Polar Circle and set sail for Grimsey, a little island located approximately 25 miles north of mainland Iceland. Formed from volcanic rock which has generated majestic basalt pillars, the island is a delight for travelers and photographers. The island has been inhabited since the Vikings came to Iceland, and legend says that it takes its name from the colonial sailor Grimur, who sailed from the region of Sogn, Norway. The site is home to a fabulous variety of wildlife.

Day 8 Isafjordur

Arrive in Isafjordur, a small town in the northwest of Iceland. The town used to have one of the largest fisheries in Iceland, but after several fishing restrictions passed in the 1980's, many of the inhabitants left Isafjordur to search for work elsewhere. Despite its size, small population, and historical isolation from the rest of the country, the town features an urban atmosphere.

Day 9 Reykjavik

In the morning, arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, and disembark. Transfer to the airport for your continued flights.

L'Austral

Per person starting at
Superior Stateroom
Superior Stateroom
$0
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom
$0
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
$0
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
$0
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
$0
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
$0
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite - Deck 5
$0
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
Prestige Suite - Deck 6
$0
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
Owners Suite
$0
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Includes:
*All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
*Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
*Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
*Evening entertainment and events
*Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
*Room service 24h (special selection)
*English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by 'lecturer on board' logo
*Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team for all programs identified with 'Expedition' logo.

Does not include:
*Airport taxes (subject to modification)
*Port and safety taxes (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
*Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each 'Cruise & Flights' package and for which details are available upon request.
*Optional Open bar package (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada) to be booked exclusively prior departure
*Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
*Optional shore excursions
*Beverages other than the ones mentioned
*Laundry services, hair salon and a la carte Spa treatments
*Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
*Gratuities (included only in cruise package sold in US/Canada)
*Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
*Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable
It is essential not to forget to bring with you your binoculars for a good fauna observation.
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