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Hike along Eastern Greenland's red earth hills to gaze down at the iceberg-filled seas.

Three Arctic Islands

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Sea Adventurer
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Venture to Three Arctic Islands - Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland, on this award-winning 13-day voyage aboard the Sea Adventurer. Iconic Arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. From active volcanoes to massive glaciers to the best sites for wildlife spotting, this adventure takes in varied destinations. Experience the Arctic in all of its beauty through hikes, zodiac cruises, and optional kayak excursions.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Longyearbyen, Norway
Days 2-5 : Spitsbergen, Norway
Days 6-7 : Greenland Sea
Days 8-11 : Eastern Greenland
Day 12 : Denmark Strait
Day 13 : Disembark in Akureyri, Iceland | Fly to Reykjavik

Highlights

  • Marvel at one of National Geographic Travelers’ 50 Tours of a Lifetime
  • Experience the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen
  • Explore a remote fjord-strewn coast of Greenland
  • Hike the tundra, cruise in a zodiac, and join optional kayaking adventures

Ship

Sea Adventurer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Hike along Eastern Greenland's red earth hills to gaze down at the iceberg-filled seas. Whale bones buried in the hills of Longyearbyen Longyearbyen is one of the largest Arctic communities Zodiac excursisons give you a whole new perspective on the vast Arctic landscape Discover Arctic history on your cruise to these far reaches.

Day 1 Embark in Longyearbyen, Norway

Arrive in Longyearbyen. Embark the Sea Adventurer. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2-5 Spitsbergen, Norway

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here, visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled fjords with walrus, polar bear and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings. Birders prepare to be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and glaucous and ivory gulls. As an added bonus, when conditions are right, you could sail within 10° of the North Pole!

Day 6-7 Greenland Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
While sailing the historic Greenland Sea, learn about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Share photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar, or watch a movie; there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Day 8-11 Eastern Greenland

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, enjoy sea-level Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing musk oxen, as 40% of the world’s population of this fascinating mammal lives here. Finally, sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs, and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Day 12 Denmark Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At sea, the Denmark Strait is your pathway east, towards Iceland. Your onboard Expedition Team keeps you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds that inevitably soar above your ship.

Day 13 Disembark in Akureyri, Iceland | Fly to Reykjavik

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Akureyri, and transfer to your waiting charter flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, a transfer is provided to a central downtown location.

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Upper deck and Captains deck, 2 lower berths, private facilities, windows
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Captains deck, 2 lower berths, windows, private facilities with shower. Tub in Suite 403.

Notes

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the double occupancy rate. The supplement for a suite is 2 times the shared rate.
- Emergency medical evacuation coverage for a minimum of US$100,000 per person required. Contact us for details on arranging travel insurance.

Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. The above is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

Included in your cruise fare:
  • Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax
  • Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation and have booked additional accommodation (not included)
  • Transfer from hotel or Longyearbyen airport to ship on embarkation day
  • Charter flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik
  • Group transfer from ship to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals on board
  • All shore landings per the daily program, weather permitting
  • Leadership throughout the expedition by your experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by your expedition team
  • Photographic journal, including photographs, daily expedition reports, maps, and more
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An Expedition parka to keep
  • Life jackets and immersion suits
  • Coffee, tea, and cocoa available around the clock
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person

Rates do not include:
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore, with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption, and (mandatory) medical travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Laundry, bar, beverage, and other personal charges
  • Phone and internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure options on ship expeditions (weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage

Included

  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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