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Arctic Discovery

Example 21 Day Cruise aboard Greg Mortimer
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This voyage combines remote wilderness with remote urbanity giving you a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Kayak in small bays witnessing calving glaciers, marvel at sculpted icebergs, the world's largest fjord, volcanoes, polar bears, reindeer, musk ox and Inuit communities. This expedition will leave you with spectacular photos and a lifetime of stories to share.

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-3 : Spitsbergen | Embark
Days 4-8 : East Greenland National Park
Days 9-11 : East Greenland
Days 12-15 : Greenland and Jan Mayen
Days 16-20 : Norwegian Coastline
Day 21 : Bergen | Disembark

Highlights

  • Look out for polar bears hunting seals
  • Zodiac cruise the intricate maze of Trollfjord, Norway
  • Visit remote and volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Tour the world's largest fjord system, Scoresbysund

Ship

Greg Mortimer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Walruses relaxing in the water Reindeer herd of the Arctic Native People Sea Kayaking. National Geographic Explorer. Polar Bear Old Village

Day 1-3 Spitsbergen | Embark

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Enjoy a town tour of Longyearbyen before embarking the Greg Mortimer. Set sail for Spitsbergen's north-west, where possible landings may include 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg and Hamiltonbukta.

Day 4-8 East Greenland National Park

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Push through pack ice as you cross the Greenland Sea towards East Greenland National Park. Make several landings a day, with possible landings including Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Kap Humboldt and King Oscar Fjord.

Day 9-11 East Greenland

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Sail south down Greenland's eastern coastline, enter Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world. Possible landings here include Rode Island, Ittoqqortoormiit and Hare Fjord.

Day 12-15 Greenland and Jan Mayen

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Enjoy some final landings in Greenland, possibly including Blosseville Coast and Romer Fjord before crossing the Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen. You will attempt to land on this remote, mist-shrouded, and rarely-visited volcanic island - the northernmost island on the mid-Atlantic rift.

Day 16-20 Norwegian Coastline

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Marvel at Lofoten Islands' towering mountain scenery during landings including Trollfjord before sailing south and crossing the Arctic Circle. Weather permitting, cruise around Runde Island, Norway's largest bird sanctuary. Perhaps visit Sor-Gjaelingan, a beautifully preserved fishing village, and Lysefjord.

Day 21 Bergen | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, which was founded more than 900 years ago and has roots to the Viking Age.

Greg Mortimer

Per person starting at
$11,900
Greg Mortimer-Aurora Stateroom
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Aurora Stateroom
Greg Mortimer features 15 porthole rooms, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that's close to the action. *6 of these cabins are available as triple cabins on select departures.
Balcony Stateroom C
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Balcony Stateroom C
14 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
Balcony Stateroom B
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Balcony Stateroom B
22 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
Greg Mortimer Balcony Suite
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Balcony Stateroom A
22 rooms available. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
Balcony Suite
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Balcony Suite
With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Greg Mortimer's two Balcony Suites are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Featuring private balconies, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area, these will sell out quickly!
Greg Mortimer- Junior Suite
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Junior Suite
The Greg Mortimer's four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7. When you aren't enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites' separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony.
Greg Mortimer- Captain's Suite
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Captain's Suite
The largest of all the rooms, the Greg Mortimer's singular Captain's Suite will take you to the polar regions in ultimate style and comfort. Complete with large lounge area, balcony, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite.

Notes

Voyage Inclusions
  • Group transfer from airport to ship in Longyearbyen
  • Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen (pre-voyage)
  • Group transfer from ship to Bergen airport
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Access to our onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of gumboots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
Voyage Exclusions
  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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