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Arctic Highlights

13 nights from £4,599 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

Journeying from Spitsbergen to Greenland, this Arctic Highlights tour enables you to experience the beauty of this region first-hand. From the remote yet stunning landscapes to the unforgettable wildlife, this really is a once in a lifetime adventure. You’ll travel not just by ship but also via Zodiac and on foot, experiencing the contrasts and changes in the scenery as you travel through icy fjords and glaciers. You’ll finally end in the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ – Iceland. An Inuit village, unique wildlife and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.

Highlights:

  • Traverse the western coast with a visit to Spitsbergen
  • Go whale spotting in the Greenland Sea
  • Be awed by the scenery in the North East Greenland Park
  • Visit the local people in the settlement village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy some last minute sightseeing in Reykjavik before your departure

Details

Day 1

Longyearbyen

Begin your adventure in the afternoon when you will embark on the MS Expedition and depart from Longyearbyen in the evening.

(Dinner included)

Day 2-5

Spitsbergen

Explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen over the next three days, seeking out the wildlife and being inspired by the mountain scenery and glaciers. This is a really unique place with a compelling history and unbelievable landscapes – you’ll spend two days searching for polar bears hunting seals and you may also be able to see reindeer. There’ll also be time to visit some of the historic sites here. There’s no set itinerary so you can enjoy exploring freely and seeing the very best at Svalbard has to offer.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6-7

Greenland Sea

Journey through the icy waters of the Greenland Sea and keep an eye out for the whales which feed here in the summer months. See how many you can spot – from orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. There will also be time for lectures from the staff so you can learn more about the history and geography of this area.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8-11

Northeast Greenland National Park and Ittoqqortoormiit

These days will be spent exploring the fjord system of the Northeast Greenland National Park, including parts of Scorsbysund. Some of the best scenery in the world can be found here and there may be chance for you to see muskox grazing as you wander over the autumn tundra. There will be a visit to the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit where you’ll have the opportunity to see how the people here live.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 12-13

Denmark Strait

Enjoy a lecture series as you watch for whales in the icy waters, making your way back towards Iceland and the hot springs of Reykjavik. The birdlife along the way is fascinating, with a mix of guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes and fulmars among those which can be seen.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 14

Reykjavík

After breakfast, disembark in Reykjavik – disembarkation is set for 8am at Miðbakki, just a short walk from downtown Reykjavik. Please do not book any flights before 12 noon on disembarkation day. You will be offered a transfer to the airport to meet your scheduled flight.

(Breakfast included)

 

 

What's Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: MS Expedition; Zodiac; local buses
  • Aboard MS Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en-suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (13 nights). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing; Suites have one queen-size bed
  • All meals included aboard the MS Expedition; Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team; Lectures and educational programmes; Visit to a local community; Longyearbyen and Reykjavik airport transfers depending on your flight details; Waterproof boots supplied for men's sized 8-14 and women's sized 3-9; Expedition Parka
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests

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