Arctic Discovery

21 DAYS from AU$15,800 per person

This voyage combines remote wilderness with remote urbanity giving you a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Kayak in small bays witnessing calving glaciers, marvel at sculpted icebergs, the world's largest fjord, volcanoes, polar bears, reindeer, musk ox and Inuit communities. This expedition will leave you with spectacular photos and a lifetime of stories to share.

Richard i'Anson

 

Canon Master, Richard I'Anson, will join us as a photography guide on Arctic Discovery (ARD001G), departing August 2020.

Expedition Highlights

  • Look out for polar bears hunting seals
  • Visit the world's largest fjord system, Scoresbysund
  • Zodiac cruise the intricate maze of Trollfjord, Norway
  • Explore picturesque Norway's Lofoten Islands
  • Visit remote and volcanic Jan Mayen island

Map & Itinerary

Days 1-3 – Spitsbergen

Enjoy a town tour of Longyearbyen before embarking the Greg Mortimer. Set sail for Spitsbergen’s north-west, where possible landings may include 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg and Hamiltonbukta.

Days 4-8 – East Greenland National Park

Push through pack ice as we cross the Greenland Sea towards East Greenland National Park. We make several landings a day, with possible landings including Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Kap Humboldt and King Oscar Fjord.

Days 9-11 – East Greenland

Sail south down Greenland’s eastern coastline, we enter Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world. Possible landings here include Rode Island, Ittoqqortoormiit and Hare Fjord.

Days 12-15 – Greenland & Jan Mayen

Enjoy some final landings in Greenland, possibly including Blosseville Coast and Romer Fjord before crossing the Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen. We attempt to land on this remote, mist-shrouded, and rarely-visited volcanic island - the northernmost island on the mid-Atlantic rift.

Days 16-20 – Norwegian Coastline

Marvel at Lofoten Islands’ towering mountain scenery during landings including Trollfjord before sailing south and crossing the Arctic Circle. Weather permitting, cruise around Runde Island, Norway’s largest bird sanctuary. Perhaps visit Sor-Gjaelingan, a beautifully preserved fishing village, and Lysefjord.

Day 21 – Bergen

Disembark in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, which was founded more than 900 years ago and has roots to the Viking Age.

Activities

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  • Sea Kayaking

    From AU$1,200 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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Inclusions

  • Group transfer from airport to ship in Longyearbyen
  • Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen (pre-voyage)
  • Group transfer from ship to Bergen airport
  • 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

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

Dates & Rates

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31 Aug '20 20 Sep '20 21 DAYS

Arctic Discovery

Trip code: ARD001G

31 Aug '20 20 Sep '20 - 21 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from airport to ship in Longyearbyen
  • Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen (pre-voyage)
  • Group transfer from ship to Bergen airport
  • 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
Private Bathroom
AU$15,800 (Please contact us for availability)
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Balcony Stateroom - C
Private Bathroom
AU$17,700 (Please contact us for availability)
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Balcony Stateroom - B
Private Bathroom
AU$18,000 (Please contact us for availability)
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Balcony Stateroom - A
Private Bathroom
AU$18,400 (Please contact us for availability)
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Balcony Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$22,200 (Please contact us for availability)
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Junior Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$26,100 (Please contact us for availability)
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Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$30,100 (Please contact us for availability)

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Prices quoted are per person and in Australian dollars, based on twin share. Single occupancy rates my apply for travellers wanting their own room. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your room. Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services. Please contact us to determine cabin availability.

Extension Tours

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