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Visit Eastern Greenland, where remote villages nestle among icebergs
$7,995
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Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Cruise North Fly South

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • View expansive Greenland landscapes
  • Visit Greenland National Park
  • Hike, Zodiac cruise, and kayak
  • Visit a local Inuit community
Explore the expansive landscapes of Greenland on this 13-day cruise aboard the Ocean Nova. Visit a local Inuit settlement, Ittoqqortoormiit, where you can gain an appreciation of their way of life. View musk ox and whales, cruise in zodiacs, hike the tundra, and keep a watch out for the northern lights on this voyage to the untouched Arctic.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akureyri, Apelfjord, Blomster Bugt, Brogetdal, Constable Point, Ella Island, Ittoqqortoormiit, Reykjavik, Rodefjord, Sydkap
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Hike along Eastern Greenland's red earth hills to gaze down at the iceberg-filled seas.
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Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Cruise South

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Hike in Greenland National Park
  • Explore the fjords of Scoresbysund
  • View expansive landscapes
  • Catch sight of the Northern Lights
Fly north and cruise south on this 13-day Greenland tour, where hiking, Zodiac cruising, and kayaking adventure opportunities beckon the active traveler. Visit Greenland National Park, and explore the world's longest and largest fjord system, Scoresbysund. Sightings of whale, musk ox, and polar bears accompany this grand adventure!
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Akureyri, Apelfjord, Blomster Bugt, Brogetdal, Constable Point, Ella Island, Ittoqqortoormiit, Reykjavik, Rodefjord, Sydkap
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Contemplate the vasteness of nature from the top of the world
$5,995
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Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Enjoy stunning Greenland vistas
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord s
  • Hike in Greenland National Park
  • Visit Inuit communities
For those short on time, the benefits of this 10-day expedition are many. Witness the delights of the world’s largest fjord system of Scoresbysund, discover the fascinating Inuit settlements and people of Ittoqqortoormiit, and have the possibility of viewing some of the world’s most vivid displays of Northern Lights.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe, Apelfjord, Blomster Bugt, Brogetdal, Constable Point, Ella Island, Ittoqqortoormiit, Reykjavik, Sydkap
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Visit historical Arctic settlements on your voyage
$7,995
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Big Island, Big Adventure: Spitsbergen Circumnavigation

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Search for polar bears
  • Learn about Spitsbergen's history
  • View evidence of past whaling
  • Visit 14th of July Glacier
As you embark the Ocean Nova in Longyearbyen, prepare for a new adventure every day you are on board! Attempt to circumnavigate Spitsbergen, which is the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. Along your journey view Arctic wildlife, incredible geological formations, and visit some of our favorite landing sites!
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Alkefjellet, Hornsund, Kvitøya, Longyearbyen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier), Phippsoya, Smeerenburg
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Keep your eyes out for Polar Bears on your Arctic voyage!
$5,195
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Encounter something new each day
  • Take advantage of continuous daylig
  • Hike the tundra, cruise in a Zodiac
  • Visit a memorial to honor whalers
Cruise around the magical island of Spitsbergen on this 9-day polar bear safari. Explore western Spitsbergen as well as stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. Take advantage of continuous daylight to hike the tundra, cruise in a Zodiac, kayak, and encounter unique arctic wildlife. This voyage showcases all that Spitsbergen has to offer!
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Alkefjellet, Longyearbyen, Monacobreen (Monaco Glacier)
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Explore Alkhornet on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen
$6,495
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Spitsbergen Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Cruise stunning fjords and glaciers
  • Learn about history and geology
  • Walk or hike to explore further
  • Experience the Arctic via kayak
Explore Spitsbergen, the "wildlife capital of the Arctic", on this 11-day voyage aboard the Ocean Nova. Unique arctic wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and reindeer, can be spotted while Zodiac cruising, tundra hiking, snowshoeing, or kayaking. Take advantage of continuous daylight for your polar desert exploration.
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Longyearbyen
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Hike along the rugged Arctic hills.
$8,695
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Three Arctic Islands

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova (QU)
  • Join this award-winning tour
  • Explore Greenland's remote coast
  • Experience glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra &cruise in a zodiac
Experience the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen, the remote fjord-strewn coast of Greenland, and fascinating Iceland on this 14-day expedition aboard the Ocean Nova. This tour of a lifetime offers Zodiac cruising, tundra hiking, and optional kayaking adventure opportunities. Marvel at the incredible Arctic as you explore these three islands!
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Svalbard, Western Europe, Akureyri, Longyearbyen
Cruise Details
Passengers: 68
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The Ocean Nova (previously called Sarpik Ittuk) was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and significantly refurbished once again in 2006 to include a glass-enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck – and to offer travelers on an Antarctica cruise an even more comfortable retreat after days of exploring ashore. Delivering clean, crisp Scandivian styling, the Ocean Nova carries up to 78 guests and is classified to operate in ice-filled waters, the 73-meter vessel is guided by Danish officers with deep experience in polar navigation. With outside cabins only (all with private facilities) and a spacious dining room, the Ocean Nova is a perfect expedition ship for discovering Antarctica.

The Ocean Nova offers unreserved seating, buffet-style breakfast with table service, table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices from a changing daily menu, and afternoon cakes. The lounge and bar are open all day with a wide selection of wines and spirits. The Ocean Nova also features a library with a collection of polar-themed books and DVDs, an exercise room, and a clinic with an onboard licensed doctor.


Cabins and Amenities
* 38 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
* Flat-screen TVs and DVD players
* Chef-prepared means (all meals and daily snack included)
* Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
* Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
* Bar staffed by professional bartended, and 24-hour beverage service
* Polar Library with a large collection of polar books and DVDs
* Clinic with onboard licensed doctor.
* Exercise room
* Polar Boutique


Ship Specifications
Staff & Crew: 38
Passengers: 68
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines – 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
Registered: Bahamas
Quad Cabin
Quad
Equipped with 4 twin beds, private facilities, and exterior views.
Triple Cabin
Triple
Averaging 150 sq ft. Equipped with 3 twin beds. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin
Averaging 88 sq ft. Equipped with one twin bed. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Averaging 105 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Upper (Lower Berth) Cabin
Upper (Lower Berth) Deck Twin
Averaging 115 sq ft. Equipped with 2 twin beds. Located on Upper Deck with private facilities and exterior views.
Ocean Nova (QU) deck plan
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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