Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen (13 or 14 days)

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen (13 or 14 days)

13 or 14 Days Longyearbyen, Norway to Reykjavik, Iceland

Price fromUSD$9,495

• Marvel at one of National Geographic Travelers' 50 Tours of a Lifetime • Experience the glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen • Explore a remote fjord-strewn coast of Greenland • Cruise in a Zodiac • Hike the tundra • Take advantage of optional kayak adventure opportunities

This award-winning and popular expedition cruise takes you from high above the Arctic Circle in Spitsbergen, Norway, to Scoresby Sund on the northeast coast of Greenland, ending in fascinating Iceland. Iconic arctic animals such as the polar bear, musk ox, reindeer and walrus are commonly seen. From active volcanoes to massive glaciers to the best sites for wildlife spotting, this adventure takes in varied destinations. If you want to experience the Arctic in all of its beauty, then you must venture to these Three Arctic Islands.

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen (13 or 14 days) map

Day 1: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway Your voyage will embark in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.

Days 2 to 5: Spitsbergen, Norway Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here, you'll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled fjords with walrus, polar bears and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and ivory gulls. When conditions are right, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Day 6 & 7: Greenland Sea While sailing south through the historic Greenland Sea, you'll learn about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck, you'll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Take in a lecture, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a movie"”there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Days 8 to 11: East Greenland During your tour of Greenland's remote eastern coast, you'll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen; 40% of the world's population lives here. Finally, you will sail through spectacular Scoresby Sund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Day 12: Denmark Strait At sea, the Denmark Strait is your pathway toward Iceland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds you'll inevitably see soaring above your ship.

Day 13: Depart Reykjavik You'll disembark in Akureyri, and transfer to your waiting charter flight to Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, we provide a transfer to a central downtown location.

Please note: 14 Day Itinerary has an extra day in Greenland Sea.

Important Reminder Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy"”and excitement"”of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you'll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guarantee.

Your Ships

Ocean Nova Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Nova was built in Denmark. This ship delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling with a reputation as a modern and comfortable ship in the Polar Regions. Ocean Nova's ice strengthened hull has enabled the ship to sail the ice-choked waters, carrying a maximum of 78 passengers. Quark Expeditions® is also pleased to offer certified CarbonNeutral® voyages on the Ocean Nova.

Ocean Adventurer (Formerly known as Sea Adventurer) The Ocean Adventurer is a comfortable vessel with spacious cabins, which all have private bathroom facilities and exterior views. Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Adventurer was built in 1976, and underwent extensive upgrades in 2017. This multi-million dollar investment included renovations to the interior of the ship, significant technical upgrades, and the addition of a new cabin category, the Owner's Suites. The refurbishment gave the ship new bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the Lounge, Dining Room, gym, and suites. Technical enhancements "“ including two new engines, generators, gear boxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers "“ resulted in increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.

• Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board • All shore landings per the daily programme • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily programme • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled • Photographic journal documenting the expedition • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings • Official Quark Expeditions parka to keep • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin • Comprehensive pre departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program • All luggage handling aboard the ship • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person • Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax • Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation day • Transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship on embarkation day • Charter flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik • Group transfer to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day

Pricing (per person) $USD

Type TWIN

2017

13 Days

Ocean Adventurer formerly known as Sea Adventurer

Aug 5

Lower Deck

Main Deck Porthole

Main Deck Window

Superior

Deluxe

Suite

14 Days

Ocean Nova

Upper/Lower

Upper Deck

Bridge Deck

-

-

-

-

$9,495

$10,495

$11,595

$12,795

$14,095

$15,595

-

-

$11,895

$12,495

$12,995

2018

Ocean Adventurer

Jul 27

Lower Deck

Main Deck - Porthole

Main Deck - Window

Superior

Deluxe

Suite

Owner's Suite

-

-

-

$9,995

$10,995

$12,095

$13,295

$14,595

$16,095

$17,695

Departs

2017 13 Day Itinerary
Aug 5 14 Day Itinerary
Aug 26 2018 13 Day Itinerary
Jul 27

Booking conditions

• Baggage allowance on charter flight is 44 lbs (20 kg) checked and 11 lbs (5 kg) carry-on. • Other categories of cabin available on request. • Single cabin prices available on request. Please note that if you are a solo traveller taking advantage of the 'Request Share' program, not all cabins apply. • Please contact World Journeys for the updated US exchange rate.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• International airfares • Passport and visa expenses • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance"”strongly recommended • Excess-baggage fees on international flights • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified • Phone and Internet charges • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew • Additional overnight accommodation • Optional kayaking activities • Pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Longyearbyen • Post-expedition hotel accommodation in Reykjavik

Gratuity

• Gratuities are voluntary and can be given at the end of your cruise. We recommend that you budget US$10 to US$15 per person per day, if you are pleased with the service on board