Svalbard to Iceland Via Jan Mayen

Svalbard to Iceland Via Jan Mayen 13 Days

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July Only | 12 nights

Up to 25% Discount!

Single Cabins Available

Svalbard to Iceland Via Jan Mayen 13 Days

Aboard: Ultramarine

Ideal for those exploring the Arctic for the first time and craving adventure, this impressive itinerary takes you from Svalbard, the “wildlife capital of the Arctic”, to the mysterious Jan Mayen Island and on to Iceland, showcasing three breathtaking destinations at the northernmost reaches of the world. This expedition offers a glimpse into the remarkable diversity of the Arctic, presenting adventurous travellers with encounters with wildlife, massive icebergs, majestic mountains, historical landmarks, vast tundra expanses, and beyond.

Your voyage commences in the secluded Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard’s largest island which is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife, including polar bears and walrus. Here you will enjoy 4 to 5 days of thrilling exploration along the island’s spectacular coastlines, before sailing southward across the Greenland Sea to the enigmatic volcanic island of Jan Mayen, a nature reserve so secluded that only a fortunate few have had the opportunity to discover this Arctic gem. Your itinerary will conclude with a voyage under the midnight sun to Reykjavik where there will be time to sample some of the renowned Icelandic culture in a city that never sleeps.

Various departures available. Please enquire for full dates and rates.

Highlights

  • Visit Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Iceland on one unforgettable Arctic adventure
  • Enjoy a thrilling exploration of the wonders of Spitsbergen, Svalbard’s largest island
  • Incredible scenery at every turn; from magnificent fjords to majestic glaciers and flowering tundra
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife including polar bears, reindeers, walrus and a myriad of birds
  • Experience the remote and rarely visited volcanic island of Jan Mayen
  • Conclude your voyage in Reykjavik, with time to explore
  • Enjoy exciting Zodiac cruises and hiking opportunities
  • Kayaking available (select departures, fees apply)

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board ship including all meals, snacks, soft and hot drinks, and select beer and wine during dinner
  • One night hotel stay in Helsinki pre-voyage
  • One night hotel stay in Reykjavik post-voyage
  • Charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen
  • Transfers in Longyearbyen
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Guided Zodiac excursions
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots

Up to 25% Discount!

Book select departures now and receive up to 25% off select cabins!

Offer applicable when booked before 1st June 2024

Applies to new bookings in select cabins on select departure dates and is subject to availability. Discounts will fluctuate depending on dates and cabins chosen. Can not be combined with any other offer. Full terms & conditions apply. / Available on selected dates/vessels.

Single Cabins Available

This vessel offers single occupancy cabins, which is a perfect option for solo travellers. Travelling alone is often the best way to see the world. No responsibilities, no difficult choices and no trying to please anyone else…just you, your itinerary and your adventurous spirit!

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Helsinki to Longyearbyen
1 - 2Days

Helsinki to Longyearbyen

Your Arctic expedition will begin in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki where after arriving independently you can make your way to your hotel for your overnight stay. You may wish to arrive a couple of days early to allow time to sample some of this city’s many delights.

On the morning of day 2 you will join the transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Svalbard. Upon arrival there will be some time to explore this unique Arctic town before 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 settlement. Your experienced expedition crew will brief you on what’s ahead as you embark on your Arctic adventure.

Exploring Spitsbergen
3 - 6Days

Exploring Spitsbergen

For the next 4 days you will immerse yourself in the beauty of this spectacular remote island, on a constant search for the wildlife that makes this part of the world so intriguing. Exploring western Spitsbergen and its stunning fjords and glacier fronts, you will embrace the very nature of expedition cruising as there will be no particular fixed itinerary for your cruise. However, there are a number of destinations that you can expect to visit, and your experienced expedition team will choose the best course for optimum wildlife viewing and the best places from which to get an insight into the history and geology of Spitsbergen.

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!

Greenland Sea & Jan Mayen
7 - 9Days

Greenland Sea & Jan Mayen

For the next couple of days, we will be 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 no doubt have taken in Spitsbergen. You can join interesting presentations and talks about the wildlife and history of the Arctic, whilst on deck the nature experts onboard can help you to identify the seabirds that follow the ship.

On day 9 we will have reached the location of our next adventure…the wild, mysterious and remote volcanic island of Jan Mayen. This impressive nature reserve deep in the North Atlantic Ocean is in fact so remote that very few people have ever been lucky enough to enjoy an exploration here. Weather permitting, we hope to spend the day here enjoying exciting Zodiac cruises for close-up views of the breathtaking Beerenberg volcano and a shore visit in search of the island’s abundant birdlife. The birding enthusiasts among us will be on the lookout for the glaucous gulls, Brünnich’s guillemots, kittiwakes, northern fulmars and little auks that are found in great numbers on this BirdLife International designated Important Bird Area.

Cruising the Denmark Strait
10 - 11Days

Cruising the Denmark Strait

These 2 days will spent at sea sailing under the Midnight Sun on the Denmark Strait towards Iceland, the final stop on your journey. Spend these days spotting marine mammals and birds from the observation deck or join interesting presentations and lectures about the history of exploration in the Arctic.

Reykjavik
12 - 13Days

Reykjavik

The morning of day 12 signals the end of your voyage and, after breakfast onboard, you will disembark in Reykjavik and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure, with time to explore some of this charming and unique capital city. The following morning, it will be time to check out as your itinerary comes to an end and join a transfer to the airport for your onward or homeward flight. Should you wish to spend some extra time in Reykjavik, please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with plenty of post-voyage options for extending your trip.

A view from Above

All Aboard

Ultramarine
First class vessel

Ultramarine

The stylish, brand-new (2021) Ultramarine Polar vessel redefines what is possible in polar expeditions, with two twin-engine helicopters allowing for the ship to offer an unrivalled portfolio of adventure activities and allowing guests to delve deeper into the Polar regions than on any other ship. Featuring sublime onboard comfort, more outdoor wildlife viewing vantage points than rival ships, cutting-edge technology and advanced safety systems, the Ultramarine is simply ahead of its game. An innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards and the most spacious suites in its category add even further to the reasons why this pristine vessel will be sure to delight intrepid Polar adventurers.

Allowing for more activities than any other vessel in its category, guests can immerse themselves in their unforgettable Polar surroundings on a huge range of optional adventures including helicopter flightseeing, camping on ice, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, alpine hiking, cross-country skiing and mountaineering to name just a few. Onboard, guests can enjoy 2 dining areas, 4 bars, a spa and fitness centre, ocean view sauna, a panorama lounge, walkaround deck, library and a lecture theatre.

7 categories of stylish cabins and suites are available, ranging from solo panorama cabins to exclusive suites with private balconies and luxurious fittings. Features of the cabins and suites include spa-inspired private bathrooms with heated floors, premium beds and linens, picture windows or private balconies and HD flatscreen TVs.

Please note: Helicopter flights are not permitted in Spitsbergen.

Too much to choose from? This is where we come in

Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Arctic adventure for you.

Sheena Ogley Travel Specialist

Sheena’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.

Simon Rowland Senior Travel Expert

With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.

Michael Gardiner Senior Travel Expert

Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.

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