Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Epic Expedition Cruise to Four Arctic Islands

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Epic Expedition Cruise to Four Arctic Islands

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Expedition cruise to four Arctic islands

An epic expedition cruise combining the arctic islands of Spitsbergen , Jan Mayen , Greenland and Iceland . The many fantastic sites along the west coast of Svalbard, such as the former whaling village of Smeerenburg , are only accessible during the short summer due to the warm Gulf Stream. On your way to Greenland you will sail as close as possible to the pack ice, the kingdom of the polar bear! As the pack ice retreats in the summer, the polar bears ride the ice floes north, where their prey - the seals - reside. In this area of immense beauty you will also have the chance to admire walruses, whales, and millions of seabirds. Via the enigmatic Jan Mayen Island, the expedition ship sails to Scoresbysund 's Ittoqqortoormiit settlement and the deep fascinating fjord system beyond. Cross the Denmark Strait to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, before disembarking right in the city center.

Tips & Tops expedition cruise Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland:

  • Expedition cruise in small ships with an average of 132 passengers
  • Many excursion options: landings by Zodiac, kayaking or even diving
  • Experience the beauty and diversity of the Arctic landscape
  • For the birdwatcher it is fun with arctic bird species such as ivory gulls, guillemots and auks
  • Very high chance of seeing polar bears on land or on the pack ice
  • Keep an eye out for a variety of whale species such as minke whales, beluga whales and blue whales
  • Discover the largest fjord system in the world, the Scoresbysund
  • Visit the isolated and hardly visited volcanic island of Jan Mayen
  • There are lectures on board about arctic mammals, environment and/or culture
  • With a staff-to-passenger ratio of approximately 1:8, this means more one-on-one time with your expedition team
  • The expedition management consists of only specialists in various fields, who enthusiastically share their knowledge so that every moment on board is interesting and educational
  • Itineraries are flexible to give you the best chance of seeing animals and if the weather blocks the route there is a plan B, C and D

Your tailor-made trip

 

 

Daily overview

1 start Lonyearbyen
2 via Kongsfjord and Ny Ålesund to Lilliehöök Glacier
3 Smeerenburg and Ytre Norskøya
4 to the pack ice - polar bears
5-6 to Jan Mayen
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Route map expedition cruise Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland
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