Three Arctic Islands Cruise

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Hike along Eastern Greenland's red earth hills to gaze down at the iceberg-filled seas.
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Whale bones buried in the hills of Longyearbyen
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Longyearbyen is one of the largest Arctic communities
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Zodiac excursisons give you a whole new perspective on the vast Arctic landscape
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Discover Arctic history on your cruise to these far reaches.
Sea Adventurer's piano lounge area.
Sun deck
This 13-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 Sea Adventuruer. 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 8-11

          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 12

            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 13

              Disembark in Akureyi, Iceland

              Disembark in Akureyri. From here transfer to airport to continue your travels home.
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              2015-Jul-26$6,995$7,795$8,695$10,495$11,495$12,495$13,495
              Kayaking Option: $595

              Places
              Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Longyearbyen, Akureyri
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              - 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.

              Deposit & Payment

              Initial deposit is 20% (minimum $1000), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

              Final payment is due 130 days prior to departure.

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              Days Prior to departureFee
              180 Days or more$1200 per person
              179-120 DaysEntire deposit
              119 Days or less100% total cost