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Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in Iceland

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen - Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures
  • Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen and East Greenland
  • Hike the tundra and explore a remote fjord-strewn coast of East Greenland
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore diverse landscapes
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive in the Icelandic capital in the morning and make your way to your included hotel. Explore the city on your own before settling into your hotel. 

Day 2: Reykjavik | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
This afternoon, board World Explorer and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Day 3-4: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
While sailing north through the Denmark Strait, learn about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop.

Day 5-8: Exploring East Greenland

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Today, enjoy the Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen—40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here. Finally, sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Day 9-10: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As you continue to cruise north, the Greenland Sea is your pathway toward Svalbard. On deck, learn to identify seabirds “on the wing.” Take in a presentation, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a movie—there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Day 11-14: Exploring Spitsbergen

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Explore and enjoy the abundant wildlife and austere beauty found in the largest island in the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, Spitsbergen. Visit the spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled fjords, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. You will be thrilled to see to arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and ivory gulls and if conditions permit, sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Day 15: Longyearbyen | Disembark | Fly to Oslo

  • 1 Breakfast
The time to say goodbye has come. Your adventure ends in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, head to the airport for your return group charter flight to Oslo.

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Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland Exploring Greenland Icelandic horses Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in Iceland Admiring an ice cave in Skaftafell Glacier

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Buffet Dining Room, Ocean Adventurer
Bar at the Main Lounge, Ocean Adventurer

Reykjavik - Hotels

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Triple
Averaging 128 sq. ft. (12 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths and one upper berth. Located on the Main Deck, it has private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Lower Deck Twin
Averaging 133 sq. ft. (12 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Lower Deck, it has private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Main Deck Twin with Porthole
Averaging 118 sq. ft. (11 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Main Deck, it has private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Main Deck Twin with Window
Averaging 139 sq. ft. (13 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Main Deck, it has private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
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Superior
Averaging 142 sq. ft. (13 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Upper Deck, it has private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Deluxe
Averaging 160 sq. ft. (15 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Upper and Captain’s Decks, it has private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Suite
Averaging 215 sq. ft. (20 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Captain’s Deck, it has windows with exterior views and private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub; other Suites have shower stalls.
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Owner's Suite
Averaging 290 sq. ft. (27 sq. m) and equipped with two lower berths. Located on the Bridge Deck, it has private facilities, and windows with exterior views.

Notes

2020 Rates above for your Northbound Itinerary include the following:
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
  • Beer and wine during dinner
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Transfer from port to Longyearbyen town center on disembarkation day
  • Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax
2020 Rates above for your Northbound Itinerary do not include the following:
  • Mandatory Transfer Package*
  • International airfare
  • Arrival transfer in Reykjavik
  • Transfers in Oslo
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Optional kayaking activities
*2020 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE FOR NORTHBOUND ITINERARY INCLUDES
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel night in Reykjavik
  • Group transfer from Reykjavik hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Departure transfer in Longyearbyen
  • Charter flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

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