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Arctic Cruise From Spitsbergen Via Greenland To Iceland
Spitsbergen & the Greenland Sea
Before heading west, we discover the Arctic nature and scenic wilderness of Spitsbergen, always on the search for walrus and the mighty polar bear. Possible areas to explore include Krossfjorden or Hornsund. We cross the Greenland Sea keeping a vigilant watch for wildlife, late summer icebergs and pack ice from the decks and observation lounge. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic.
The ship travels as far north as the ice allows before hugging the coastline towards Iceland. Every day is a new adventure as we explore this remote and spectacular national park with landings, trekking and Zodiac cruises. Inuit villages, unique wildlife and remote destinations are some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic. It is a rugged world with tundra, fjords, icebergs, waterfalls and glaciers, but the tenacity of mankind is seen in remnants of explorers' huts, Greenlandic (Inuit) settlements and the Danish Sled Dog Patrol.
Slowly moving south, explore along the eastern coast of Greenland. In this remote and untouched landscape we search for wildlife such as walruses, seals, narwhals, polar bears, musk oxen, wolves, Arctic foxes, ermine, Arctic hares, lemmings, and a variety of birds. We will board our Zodiac boats to get a closer look at some of the birdlife and to walk in the tundra. Our southward journey will culminate in
Scoresbysund which is one of the largest fjord systems in the world with imposing granite walls, mountain peaks, glaciers and icebergs beautifully carved by the glaciers. From here we cross the Denmark Straits to Iceland.
- Combine the contrasting landscapes of Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland
- Explore the immense grandeur and wilderness of remote eastern Greenland
- Discover the dramatic beauty of Scoresbysund Fjord, the largest fjord system in the world
- Search for the mighty polar bear - the King of the Arctic
- Cruise in the company of soaring fulmars, kittiwakes and guillemots on your way to the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland
2West Coast of Spitsbergen
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6West Coast of Spitsbergen
9East Greenland & Scoresby Sund
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13East Greenland & Scoresby Sund
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We have the following different versions of the Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland - Expedition trip available at present.
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Accommodation15 nights Premium Boat
Trip StaffExpedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
At a nimble 105 metres (345 ft) in length, with a capacity to hold 132 guests, the Expedition is an ideal vessel to ply polar waters. The ship is large enough to provide stability, speed, spacious cabins and ample public space. Yet she is small enough to manoeuvre in remote areas and get you close to the action. Ship stabilizers ensure a smooth ride in rough waters, allowing you to enjoy more of your time at sea. A fleet of ten Zodiacs allows passengers to get out and actively explore remote shores. The Expedition is a speedy vessel. A top speed of 16 knots means you'll spend less time getting from A to B, and more time exploring your surroundings.