Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

23/24/25 DAYS from AU$14,670 per person

This combination of our popular Arctic itineraries (Svalbard Odyssey and Jewels of the Arctic) will allow you to experience the best of the European Arctic over 24-days. Starting on Spitsbergen, you’ll explore its coastline of calving glaciers, towering bird cliffs and pack ice and spot walruses, reindeer and even polar bears! After crossing the Greenland Sea, our ship will follow East Greenland’s coastline filled with the largest fjord system in the world, calving icebergs, friendly native communities and untouched tundra-covered valleys, before reaching its finishing point, Iceland.

Michael Baynes

 

Michael Baynes will be our photography guide for Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland (ACC04), departing September 2019.

 

Number of passengers (ACC05G): 120 passengers (including 20 kayakers)

Number of passengers (ACC06G): 126 passengers (including 20 kayakers and 6 divers)

Please Note: Itinerary featured is ACC06G, ACC05G is a 23-day journey from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen.

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore Spitsbergen’s stunning northwest coast
  • Aim for 80° North alert for polar bears!
  • Zodiac cruise beneath buzzing seabird high cliffs
  • Explore North East Greenland National Park
  • Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system
  • Inuit communities share their Arctic lifestyle

In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due to ice and weather conditions.

Map & Itinerary

Departures on certain dates will have reversed itineraries
Day 1 – Embark Kirkenes

Arrive in Kirkenes, Norway and join a pre-arranged half day excursion or activity prior to boarding the Greg Mortimer late afternoon. Airport transfers will be included if arriving on preferred flights into Kirkenes. You’ll have time to settle into your cabin before our important briefings.

Days 2 to 3 – At Sea

Over the next two days at sea, enjoy informative and entertaining lectures from our expert expedition team including naturalists and historians before reaching Svalbard’s southeast coast.

Days 4 to 12 – Svalbard Archipelago

Cruise northwards along the west coast of Spitsbergen. As we sail along the north coast, we explore rarely visited places in search of the mighty polar bear.

From Zodiacs we enjoy magnificent views of sweeping glaciers winding their way into the sea. We may walk on smooth raised beach terraces to a superb viewpoint or hike in the mountains on the tundra where pretty-coloured wildflowers and lichen grow and where reindeer graze.

We may visit trapper huts of yesteryear where Russians would hunt and survive the cold harsh winters, all while remaining alert for wandering polar bears and their cubs. We might come face-to-face with the formidable pack ice of the Arctic Ocean, keeping our eyes peeled for walrus. We will listen to the cacophony of sea birds and see them feeding. If conditions allow, we may push north into the pack ice in hopes of finding polar bears ranging over the frozen landscape on the hunt for seals.

Day 13 – Longyearbyen

Stretch your legs and explore Longyearbyen, gateway to Svalbard. Often, a Svalbard voyage will start or end here, but on this unique voyage it is a midway point.

Days 14-16 – Greenland Sea

Relax while crossing the Greenland Sea to Greenland, photographing seabirds, searching for pack ice, polar bears and enjoying informative talks.

Days 17-23 – Greenland

We may visit Kaiser Franz Joseph, Kong Oscar Fjord and aim to reach Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord and birthplace of the famous big Greenland icebergs. We hope to visit the remote Inuit community of Ittoqqortoormiit. We will keep a sharp eye out for musk ox, arctic hare and seals and if we are extremely lucky, we may see polar bears or narwhals.

Day 24 – Denmark Strait

We continue on with our Arctic adventure and cruise across Denmark Strait on our way to Iceland. We take time to reflect on our various experiences, gaze at northern fulmars and black-backed gulls, and spot dolphins and whales from the ship’s bow.

Day 25 – Reykjavik, Iceland

Disembark the Greg Mortimer in the northern town of Akureyri, then enjoy a scenic transfer to downtown Reykjavik.

Please note: ACC05G will finish on Day 23 in Longyearbyen. Bid your fellow expeditioners a fond farewell before transferring to the airport.

Activities

The following activites are available on this expedition - register when booking. See all Activities
  • Sea Kayaking

    From AU$2,020 pp
    Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you'll glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife.
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  • All of our expeditions and itineraries offer fantastic photography experiences. However, on selected expeditions, a photography expert will offer lectures and presentations.
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  • Scuba Diving

    From AU$1,520 pp
    Go beyond the average adventure and delve deep into the waters of Antarctica and the Arctic exploring dive sites where no one has gone before. Available to experienced dry-suit divers only.
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  • Snorkelling

    From AU$780 pp
    No experience needed! This is your chance to don a dry-suit and take the ultimate plunge into the icy waters of Antarctica and the Arctic for an up-close underwater experience. Not for the faint-hearted!
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  • Rock Climbing in Greenland

    From AU$900 (Greenland Only) pp
    New to our 2019 Arctic program! Experienced climbers can explore the remote and rugged summits of East Greenland on a rock climbing adventure!
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  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    From AU$670 pp
    For the ideal vantage point to view wildlife in the world’s most beautiful places – just add a board and paddle.
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Inclusions

  • Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Access to our onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges

Dates & Rates

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9 Aug '20 31 Aug '20 23 DAYS

  • Special Offer: Save 10% on Arctic Summer 2020*
  • Trip code: ACC05G
  • Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Finish: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  • Ship: Greg Mortimer
  • Inclusions: View inclusions for this trip
  • Activities:

Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Trip code: ACC05G

9 Aug '20 31 Aug '20 - 23/24/25 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group from ship to Longyearbyen airport
  • Group transfer from downtown Reykjavik to ship
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Access to our onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of gumboots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.
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Aurora Stateroom Twin
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Balcony Stateroom - C
Private Bathroom
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Balcony Stateroom - B
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Balcony Stateroom - A
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Balcony Suite
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Junior Suite
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Captain's Suite
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18 Aug '21 11 Sep '21 25 Days

  • Special Offer: Save up to 15% on Arctic 2021 itineraries*
  • Trip code: ACC06G
  • Start: Kirkenes, Norway
  • Finish: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ship: Greg Mortimer
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  • Activities:

Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Trip code: ACC06G

18 Aug '21 11 Sep '21 - 23/24/25 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Half day tour or activity in Kirkenes on Day 1 prior to embarking Greg Mortimer
  • Sightseeing tour or activity in Longyearbyen on Day 13 (turnaround day)
  • Transfer from Akureyri pier to Reykjavik downtown or airport on Day 25
  • Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Access to our onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
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Suite
Aurora Stateroom Triple
Private Bathroom
AU$22,600 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Aurora Stateroom Twin
Private Bathroom
AU$25,100 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Stateroom - C
Private Bathroom
AU$28,000 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Stateroom - B
Private Bathroom
AU$28,700 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Stateroom - A
Private Bathroom
AU$29,100 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$31,500 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Junior Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$37,200 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$42,800 (Please contact us for availability)

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* For solo traveller pricing, please contact us. Normal booking terms and conditions apply. To confirm your booking, a completed booking form and non-refundable deposit of $2,500pp in the booking currency is required within 7 days of reserved berth/s. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Single occupancy rates may apply for solo travellers who want their own room. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your cabin. Please contact us to determine cabin availability. Prices quoted are per person and in AU dollars, based on twin share. Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services.

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