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Dates
  • Waitlist Aug 1-14, 2014
  • Waitlist Jul 26-Aug 7, 2015
  • Aug 14-27, 2015
  • Duration 14 days
    Group Size 114
    Land Cost $7,995-$18,995 Details
    Single Supplement $6,997-$10,497 Details
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Three Arctic Islands

    Iceland, Greenland, and Norway's Spitsbergen Islands

    Day 1      Embarkation: Longyearbyen

    Depending on your airline schedule, you may have some time to explore the town before embarkation.

    Meals: Dinner
    Lodging: aboard the Sea Spirit

    Arrive in Longyearbyen
    Day 2-5      Exploring Spitsbergen

    Largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, Spitsbergen is famed for its abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here you'll visit spectacular glacier fronts, steep-walled fjords, and the tiny international research community of Ny Alesund. Wildlife-viewing opportunities include walrus, polar bear, and the unique Spitsbergen reindeer. Birders will thrill to see Arctic Terns, skuas, Long-tailed Ducks, kittiwakes, and Glaucous Gulls. As an added bonus, when conditions are right, you could sail within 10° of the North Pole!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: aboard the Sea Spirit

    You'll see abundant wildlife on and around Spitsbergen
    Day 6-7      Greenland Sea

    While sailing the historic Greenland Sea, you'll learn about the wildlife and history of Spitsbergen, your next stop. On deck you'll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Share photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar -- watch a movie -- there are many things to do at sea.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: aboard the Sea Spirit

    Relax and enjoy the views on the Greenland Sea (photo by J. Strzelecki)
    Day 8-12      Scoresbysund, Eastern Greenland

    During your tour of Greenland's remote eastern coast, you'll enjoy sea-level Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Sail the ice edge searching for walrus and polar bear. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing musk oxen, because 40% of the world's population of this fascinating mammal lives on the east coast of Greenland. Finally, sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, birthplace of many icebergs, and -- some say -- the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: aboard the Sea Spirit

    You'll see herds of grazing musk oxen
    Day 13      At Sea in the Denmark Strait

    At sea, the Denmark Strait is your pathway east, towards Iceland. Your onboard Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history orf explorataion in the Arctic and the seabirds that you'll inevitably see soaring above your ship.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: aboard the Sea Spirit

    Sail with the midnight sun in the Denmark Strait
    Day 14      Disembarkation in Akureyri

    Your adventure ends at the port of Akureyri. From here we fly to the domestic airport of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.  Transfer to the city center, to explore a bit or visit the Blue Lagoon.  Transfer to the international airport for yoru homebound flight.

    Want to stay longer, or arrive earlier? Contact us for seamless, worry-free booking of all trip extensions.

    Meals: Breakfast



     
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