Luxury Expedition
Greg Mortimer - 120 Guests
Arctic Complete
Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

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.

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Save up to 20% on select departures and cabin categories when you book by March 31st, 2019

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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

DATES / RATES

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Start DateEnd DateStateroom TripleStateroom TwinBalcony Stateroom CBalcony Stateroom BBalcony Stateroom ABalcony SuiteJunior SuiteCaptains Suite
Rates are listed per person in USD
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Stateroom Triple
(Mid-range)
Balcony Stateroom A
(High-end)
Captains Suite


ITINERARY

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.

Greg Mortimer (Luxury Expedition, 120-guests)

Capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves, the Greg Mortimer is built to world-class polar standards. It is designed in close consultation with expedition specialists, taking advantage of Auroras more than 25 years of experience.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 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
  • Free access to our onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness. A standard fee of US $60.00 (reclaimable through your travel insurance provider) applies for medical consultations not related to sea-sickness
  • 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

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Photography: FREE
  • Kayaking: USD 1,830 per person
  • Climbing: USD 1,150 per person
  • Diving: USD 1,150 per person
  • Snorkelling: USD 590 per person
  • SUP: USD 500 per person

 
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