Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ice's edge with an eye peeled to the horizon for wildlife. Navigating south, you'll explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice." An Inuit village, unique wildlife, and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.
14 nts aboard the G Expedition. Arrival transfer. Transfer from meeting point to ship (Longyearbyen). Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team. Lectures and educational programs. Visit to a local community (Greenland). Departure transfer (Reykjavak, depending on flight). Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16. Expedition parka.
Explore the edges of an ice floe by Zodiac, walk on the tundra searching for birds, keep an eye out for a variety of whale species, learn about the Arctic from lectures and on-site briefings, sail through magnificent fjords and visit a local Greenland community in Ittoqqortoormiit
G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, walking.
Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 14 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.
Day 1 Longyearbyen (1D)
Embark aboard the G Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the late afternoon. Arrival transfer included.
Days 2-5 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea
Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history.
Days 6-7 Northeast Greenland National Park
Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff.
Days 8-12 Ittoqqortoomiit/Denmark Strait
Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.
Days 13-14 Denmark Strait/Reykjavik
Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavak. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.
Day 15 Reykjavik (1B)
Shortly after breakfast, disembark at the Midbakki Pier - Port of Reykjavik, walking distance from downtown.
Day 2 Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen (1B, 1L, 1D)
After comprehensive safety briefings this morning, explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park.