Three Arctic Islands 13 daysAboard: Ocean Adventurer
This very special, award-winning expedition voyage takes in the three most iconic islands in the Arctic region. See polar bears, reindeer, walrus and spectacular scenery in Spitsbergen; sail Scoresby Sund, the world’s longest fjord and see wild musk oxen and ancient historical sites in Greenland; and explore the land of fire and ice that is Iceland. An unforgettable experience travelling from high above the Arctic Circle taking in the very best of the Arctic in all its majestic beauty.
- Spectacular wildlife viewing, including polar bears and whales
- Myriad birdlife
- Kayaking option
- Amazing scenery
- Explore three iconic Arctic islands in one voyage
- Group transfers to and from ship
- Full board accommodation on board ship
- Charter flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik at the end of the voyage
- Programme of expert lectures
- Guided Zodiac excursions
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
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Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.
Mike has more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry and continues to be inspired by the people, places and wildlife he discovers. His in-depth personal knowledge of a diverse range of destinations ensures your adventure itinerary will be a holiday like no other.
As Senior Travel Expert, Simon has an absolute wealth of experience in adventure travel in some of the most fascinating places in the world. With in-depth knowledge and fantastic organizational skills, Simon’s first-hand experience and genuine passion drive him to work to create your perfect itinerary.
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Your 3 Arctic Island expedition will begin in Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s largest settlement, as you board your ship and settle in to your comfortable surroundings. As we set sail you will get fantastic views of the mountainous background and dramatic landscapes of this remote seaside town. Your experienced expedition crew will brief you on what’s ahead as you embark on your Arctic adventure.
Spitsbergen is the largest of the islands in the Svalbard archipelago, teeming with abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery. You will cruise along the glaciers and fjords in search of sightings of polar bear, walrus, reindeer and various whales. Birding here is fantastic with likely sightings of Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes, little auks and the rare ivory gull. If conditions are favourable in this northern Arctic wilderness we may be able to sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!
These 2 days are spent sailing south through the historic Greenland Sea towards your next stop on this exciting itinerary. Take the time to relax and enjoy the comforts of your expedition ship, watch a movie, sip on a cocktail from the bar or take advantage of the free time and collate the many pictures you will have taken in Spitsbergen. You can join interesting presentations and talks about the wildlife and history of Greenland, whilst on deck the nature experts onboard can help you to identify the seabirds that follow the ship.
Sailing into spectacular Scoresby Sund, the birthplace of many icebergs and the longest fjord system in the world, you will experience the unique beauty of this remarkable area. Enjoying daily Zodiac excursions you will visit several locations on Greenland’s remote eastern coast. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen - 40% of the world’s muskoxen population lives here!
Time at sea on the Denmark Strait towards Iceland, the final stop on your journey. Spend the day spotting marine mammals and birds from the observation deck or join interesting presentations and lectures about the history of exploration in the Arctic.
Akureyri - Reykjavik
Arrival into Akureyri will signal the end of our Arctic expedition. You will transfer to the airport for your included charter flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. You may wish to extend your trip with a stay in this unique city and a transfer can be provided to a central downtown location.
A view from Above
Ocean Adventurer (previously known as Sea Adventurer) is a purpose built expedition ship with ice-strengthened hull and first class accommodation and facilities. All 61 cabins have outside views and private facilities, including some with exterior access and outside seating. Public areas include dining room, lounge and presentation room, library, 2 bars, gift shop, clinic and exercise room. Other facilities are satellite communication and massage therapist. There is a forward observation deck and other open deck areas.
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