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Operator: Quark Expeditions
Price From: 7,695 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 13 days
Join this award-winning expedition cruise departing above the Arctic Circle in Norway.Travel on to Greenland and finish in breathtaking Iceland.
Watch for iconic Arctic wildlife including reindeer, walrus, muskoxen and the mystical polar bear! Marvel at the power of active volcanoes, the expanse of enormous glaciers, and the abundance of wildlife. When traveling to the Arctic, it’s a must to visit the Arctic islands of Iceland, Greenland, and Spitsbergen!
Through your journey, enjoy informative lectures, opportunities to meet like-minded travelers, learn about the history of the various locations, and so much more. Enjoy excursions such as kayaking, hiking, zodiac cruising, while taking in the breathtaking beauty of this part of the world.
Start your voyage in Longyearbyen where you will board the ship and your home for the next 2 weeks.
You'll be amazed at the abundance of wildlife and awesome landscapes as you explore Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard Islands.
This exploration gives you the spectacular experience of visiting glacier fronts and majestic fjords, while seeing wildlife including walrus, polar bears, reindeer and more!
If you're a bird lover, you'll be graced by the presence of Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, ivory gulls, and kittiwakes. Don't forget your camera!
As you sail through the Greenland Sea, you'll have an opportunity to learn about the local wildlife and the vast history of Greenland, where you'll stop next.
Onboard, you'll learn to identify the different seabirds that frequently pass the ship! Enjoy a lecture, share your photos with other passengers, or enjoy a cocktail in the bar. While at sea, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
Enjoy a tour of Greenland's eastern coast, which is very remote. You'll take zodiac cruises and trips to the shore to explore several locations.
Here you may visit the remnants of an ancient Thule settlement. Make sure you keep an eye out for muskoxen, who are often grazing in this area.
You'll sail through Scoresbysund, quite possibly the most beautiful fjord system in the world!
Enjoy today at sea, as you make your way through the Denmark Straight toward Iceland. Your expedition leaders will help to keep you informed and even entertained by their presentations. Learn about the history of Arctic Exploration, as well as the seabirds in the area.
Disembark today in Akureyri where you'll board a charter flight to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Board your flight home, stay a few extra days, or head to you next destination!
|Official Language(s)||Norweigan, Sami|
|Climate(s)||Tundra, Subarctic, Subpolar|
|Major Airport(s):||Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), Bergen Airport (BGO),|
|Economic Driver(s):||Resources, Oil Fields,|