Three Arctic Islands Cruise

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Hike along the rugged Arctic hills.
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Colorful buildings bring charm to this inhospitable landscape
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Contemplate the vasteness of nature from the top of the world
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Explore the unique Arctic communities along your voyage.
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Zodiacs give a new perspective on this rugged terrain and bring you closer to the wildlife
The comfortable lounge
Triple Cabin
This 14-day expedition cruise takes you to Scorsbysund, on the northeast coast of Greenland, then to Iceland, and high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway. Iconic Arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. No other Arctic adventure takes in such varied destinations ranging from active volcanoes to massive glaciers. If you want to experience the Arctic in all of its beauty, then you must venture to these three Arctic islands.

Day 1

    Embark in Longyearbyen

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

    Days 2-5

      Spitsbergen, Norway

      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!

      Days 6-7

        Greenland Sea

        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.

        Days 8-12

          Eastern Greenland

          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 13

            Denmark Strait

            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 14

              Disembark in Akureyi, Iceland

              Disembark in Akureyri. From here transfer to airport to continue your travels home.
               QuadTripleUpper/LowerUpper Deck TwinBridge Deck Twin
              Kayaking excursion: $595 per person
              -Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy. Request the Twin or Triple Share Program where we match you with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if we are unable to find a cabin mate for you, no single supplement will be charged.

              -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.

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is 20% (minimum $1000), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.

              Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.

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              Cancellation Policy

              Days Prior to departureFee
              180 Days or more$1200 per person
              179-120 DaysEntire deposit
              119 Days or less100% total cost
              Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Longyearbyen, Akureyri
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