Jewels of the Arctic

14 or 15 DAYS from AU$8,900 per person

Certainly one of our most-anticipated voyages each year, the Jewels of the Arctic will change you forever: while cruising the icy waters of the Greenland Sea between Iceland and Spitsbergen, keep an eye out for whales, sea ice and countless sea birds. Your days will be jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime moments: we Zodiac cruise amongst gigantic icebergs, revel in gorgeous tundra walks, spot Arctic foxes, musk ox, walrus and polar bears. Greenland’s breathtaking mountainous landscapes will leave you speechless as the voyage goes along, and Inuit communities will make you feel at home whilst we stop by their small settlement, Ittoqqortoormiit. These are the jewels of the Arctic!

Expedition Highlights

  • Get up-close with Spitsbergen’s dramatic fjords
  • Sail along East Greenland’s magnificent coastline
  • The world’s largest icebergs in Scoresby Sund
  • Musk ox, Arctic fox and reindeer on tundra walks
  • Friendly Inuit communities share their culture
  • Sail along ringed seals, walrus and polar bears

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Dates & Rates

Showing: All 2019 2020

4 Aug '19 17 Aug '19 14 DAYS

Jewels of the Arctic

Trip code: GRN34

4 Aug '19 17 Aug '19 - 14 or 15 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from airport to Polar Pioneer in Longyearbyen
  • Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen (pre-voyage)
  • Group transfer from Polar Pioneer to downtown Reykjavik or airport
  • Accommodation on the Polar Pioneer in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • All entry fees to historic landing sites
  • All port taxes and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • Air transport to and from the ship, unless specified
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in voyage itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the voyage itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
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Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
AU$9,100 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Twin Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
AU$10,900 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Twin Private Economy Cabin
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$14,600 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT

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17 Aug '19 30 Aug '19 14 DAYS

Jewels of the Arctic

Trip code: GRN35

17 Aug '19 30 Aug '19 - 14 or 15 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from downtown Reykjavik to Polar Pioneer (pre-voyage)
  • Group sightseeing tour upon disembarkation in Longyearbyen (post-voyage)
  • Group transfer from Polar Pioneer in airport in Longyearbyen (post-voyage)
  • Accommodation on the Polar Pioneer in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • All entry fees to historic landing sites
  • All port taxes and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • Air transport to and from the ship, unless specified
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in voyage itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the voyage itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×
Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
AU$9,100 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Twin Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
SOLD OUT
Suite
Twin Private Economy Cabin
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
SOLD OUT

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26 Jul '20 9 Aug '20 15 DAYS

Jewels of the Arctic

Trip code: GRN36G

26 Jul '20 9 Aug '20 - 14 or 15 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from Longyearbyen airport to ship
  • Group transfer from ship to downtown Reykjavik or airport
  • Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
  • Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
  • An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
  • An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
  • Complimentary use of gumboots
  • Complimentary use of fitness centre
  • Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • Personalised photo book (post voyage)
  • Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
  • Port, pilotage charges and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions

  • Flights to and from your voyage
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels or meals not included in voyage itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the voyage itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking or polar snorkelling
  • Any items of a personal nature including: Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks outside of meal times, gratuities, laundry
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Suite
Aurora Stateroom
Private Bathroom
AU$10,500 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Stateroom
Private Bathroom
AU$12,000 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Balcony Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$14,700 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Junior Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$17,300 (Please contact us for availability)
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
AU$20,000 (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 cabin. Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services. Please contact us to determine cabin availability.

Map & Itinerary

Departures on certain dates will have reversed itineraries
Day 1 – Spitsbergen
We board the ship in the late afternoon and sail down magnificent Isfjorden. Please note: GRN36G Arrive in Kirkenes, on the northern coast of Norway. Late afternoon sees us warmly welcomed on board the Greg Mortimer.
Days 2 to 3 – Spitsbergen
Spitsbergen’s northwest coast features calving icebergs, historic whaling stations and trappers’ camps. Brunnich’s guillemots, little auks and kittiwakes nest in their thousands. Reindeer roam tundra dotted with wildflowers like saxifrage, moss campion and bell-heather. Zodiac to gain fantastic views of ice cliffs, including Monacobreen, one of Spitsbergen’s largest glaciers. In the north, we look for walrus and possibly polar bears. Please note: GRN36G During the crossing of the Barents Sea, enjoy informative lectures from our team of experts. We arrive in Svalbard in the afternoon of Day 3 for our first activity in South West Nordauslandet.
Days 4 to 5 – Greenland Sea
Crossing the Greenland Sea, our expert naturalists and guest lecturers entertain us with fascinating talks on plants, animals and early explorers like Nansen, Andrée and Scoresby. We keep an eye out for fin whales, encroaching sea ice and seabirds. Relax and prepare for a landing, if conditions permit, on Greenland’s northeast coast, home to polar bear, Arctic hare and musk oxen.
Days 6 to 8 – Greenland
An ice cap covers 81 per cent of Greenland and pack ice, even in summer, may fill northern bays. Ashore, cosy trappers’ huts beckon from across the tundra, where musk ox, Arctic hare and eider ducks roam in Kejser Franz Josef Fjord. Lively cascades at Kap Humboldt provide a microclimate for spectacular hanging gardens. Kong Oskar Fjord offers spectacular glacier-carved mountains.
Days 9 to 11 – Greenland
In Scoresby Sund, the world's biggest fjord system, massive glaciers calve explosively, creating giant icebergs. Near Rode Island, our Zodiacs weave through a maze of grounded icebergs, some more than 30 metres high, sculpted with deep green tunnels and aquamarine lakes. Enjoy a warm Ittoqqortoormiit welcome from Inuit happy to share their culture. Our kayakers find ideal paddling conditions, winding their way through interconnected waterways, watching for polar bears and narwhals.
Day 12 – Greenland
Sail south along the Blosseville Coast, search for musk ox and narwhals and marvel at the mountain scenery that dominates the skyline. If weather permits, we head for Rømer Fjord, a deep waterway with stunning mountain views.
Day 13 – Denmark Strait
We sail across Denmark Strait, reflecting on our rich experiences and enjoying the antics of northern fulmars, black-backed gulls, dolphins, orcas and other whales.
Day 14 – Iceland
Arrive early morning in Reykjavik. After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow expeditioners before your coach transfer to downtown Reykjavik or the airport. Please note: GRN36G has an extra day scheduled. On Day 14 Cross Denmark Strait, watching northern fulmars, orcas and dolphins, reflecting on rich experiences and sharing final night celebrations.Day 15 Disembark the Greg Mortimer and transfer to downtown Reykjavik or to the airport.

Activities

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

    From AU$1,250 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.
    View Activity Details
  • All of our expeditions and itineraries offer fantastic photography experiences, however on selected expeditions we offer specialised photography workshops with our expert photography guides.
    View Activity Details
  • New to our 2019 Arctic program! Experienced climbers can explore the remote and rugged summits of East Greenland on a rock climbing adventure!
    View Activity Details

Extension Tours

Extend your holiday with these optional tours. See all Extension Tours in The Arctic

Related Expeditions

Showing: All 2019 2020
This was our second trip with Aurora and it was every bit as good as the first. We will be coming back for more!
Tony Austin - Jewels of the Arctic, 2016
I cannot rate Aurora, the staff, the expedition team, the hotel staff and chefs and the crew highly enough. And the ship....love Polar Pioneer in all its non-luxury glory!
Karen Hinchliffe - Jewels of the Arctic, 2015
The expedition staff and their knowledge were fantastic - from the lectures to the daily briefings all the relevant information to make the trip more enjoyable was provided.
Lindy Mace - Jewels of the Arctic, 2016

Trip: Jewels of the Arctic (GRN34)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from airport to Polar Pioneer in Longyearbyen
  • Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen (pre-voyage)
  • Group transfer from Polar Pioneer to downtown Reykjavik or airport
  • Accommodation on the Polar Pioneer in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • All entry fees to historic landing sites
  • All port taxes and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • Air transport to and from the ship, unless specified
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in voyage itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the voyage itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges

Trip: Jewels of the Arctic (GRN35)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from downtown Reykjavik to Polar Pioneer (pre-voyage)
  • Group sightseeing tour upon disembarkation in Longyearbyen (post-voyage)
  • Group transfer from Polar Pioneer in airport in Longyearbyen (post-voyage)
  • Accommodation on the Polar Pioneer in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on-board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • All entry fees to historic landing sites
  • All port taxes and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • Air transport to and from the ship, unless specified
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in voyage itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the voyage itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges

Trip: Jewels of the Arctic (GRN36G)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Group transfer from Longyearbyen airport to ship
  • Group transfer from ship to downtown Reykjavik or airport
  • Fully-serviced accommodation in your chosen stateroom
  • Daily shore excursions, guided walks, Zodiac cruises
  • An experienced team of destination specialists and activity leaders
  • An informative and entertaining lecture program by our team of experts
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Pre-dinner drinks including canapes and bar snacks
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
  • Complimentary use of gumboots
  • Complimentary use of fitness centre
  • Complimentary access to on board expedition doctor and medical clinic
  • Personalised photo book (post voyage)
  • Entry fees to historic or tourist sites
  • Port, pilotage charges and landing fees

Voyage Exclusions

  • Flights to and from your voyage
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels or meals not included in voyage itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the voyage itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking or polar snorkelling
  • Any items of a personal nature including: Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks outside of meal times, gratuities, laundry
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