|25 Aug - 07 Sep|
Set sail on a once-in-a-lifetime arctic voyage on the M/S Sea Spirit, navigating iceberg-packed fjords under an endless summer sky as you journey from Svalbard to Greenland and then on to Iceland. Alight on land for hikes that will take you through pristine, untouched wilderness, and listen out for the call of the captain or the expedition leader when you’re on board, as they’re always seeking out exciting wildlife for you like whales, seals, and of course the famous polar bears.
Watch stunning scenery slip by as the M/S Sea Spirit cuts serenely through the arctic waters, and meet friendly local fishermen and Inuit when you disembark at small settlements along the shores. This is truly the ultimate arctic cruise experience.
Please note that itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.
Spend the morning at leisure and, in the afternoon, arrive ready to embark on the M/V Sea Spirit to start your journey. (B,D)
Discover the frozen landscapes of the north western part of the island of Spitsbergen. Scattered with islets, fjords and beaches, this area contains the archipelago’s most impressive scenery and some Arctic wildlife, such as reindeer and Arctic fox. (B,L,D)
Today visit Ny Alesund, one of the world’s northernmost year-round communities. Today it is an advanced High Arctic research station. This was also a staging area for historic attempts to discover the North Pole. (B,L,D)
Head south west across the Greenland Sea towards East Greenland. Whilst on the ship, enjoy lectures and presentations held by the expedition team, relax in the cosy lounge or warm up your muscles in the on-board gym. (B,L,D)
Continue sailing towards East Greenland, and keep an eagle eye out for marine animals. As you move slightly further south, the darker nights may offer northern lights viewing opportunities. (B,L,D)
Spend the next five days exploring East Greenland. Sail through Kaiser Franz Joseph and Kong Oscar fjord systems, which are part of Northeast Greenland National Park. Enjoy the most impressive scenery, see deep fjords and narrow channels flanked by ice-clad peaks up to 2000 metres high, and fields of multicoloured tundra on shore. Visit the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit, the only permanent settlement in the region. (B,L,D)
Today, cross the Denmark Strait toward Iceland, passing over the Arctic Circle on the way. Whilst on the ship, enjoy fascinating presentations and workshops from on-board experts. (B,L,D)
*transfer to the ship on day of embarkation and to airport on day of disembarkation
*Icelandair fly from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast. Other carriers fly from Luton, Stansted, Bristol and Edinburgh
2020 from prices per person:
25 Aug 2020
07 Sep 2020
The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.
Providing spacious suites for accommodation of maximum of 114 passengers (the smallest suite is 20 sq. meters) the Sea Spirit at the same time features maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships. All suites have private facilities and exterior views. Some of the suites feature private balconies for enjoying fantastic landscapes of the Arctic.