Polar Expedition: Three Arctic Islands

12N 01 N - Longyearbyen , 04 N- Longyearbyen , 02 N - Greenland Sea , 04 N- Eastern Greenland , 01 N - Denmark Strait
from/per person  396,060

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Three Arctic Islands : Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Venture out on a campaign of a lifetime where you will get the opportunity to witness the best of Arctic and its one of a kind vegetation. This polar experience takes you to the three best Arctic islands specifically Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland where you will get the chance to see a portion of the best spots for untamed life, dynamic volcanoes, tremendous icy masses and the captivating Arctic monsters like the polar bear, reindeer, musk bull and walrus. This honor winning Arctic campaign will give you a chance to witness Arctic in all its wonderful magnificence.

PLACES TO BE COVERED: ICELAND , GREENLAND , SPITSBERGEN

HIGHLIGHTS

• Marvel at one of National Geographic Travellers’ ‘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

    • Embarkation from Longyearbyen, Norway

       Your Arctic expedition will begin with your ship in Longyearbyen,Spitsbergen
       Enjoy Stunning views of snow-clad mountains and icy waters as your ship sails from the island
       Overnight on the ship

    • Spitsbergen, Norway

       Today, you will explore Spitsbergen, the largest Norwegian-ruled Svalbard island, that is blessed with abundant wildlife and breath-taking beauty
       Here, you will visit stunning Glacier Fronts and steep- walled Fjords populated with polar bears, Spitsbergen reindeer and walrus among other possible animal sightings
       Bird watchers will be excited to see ivory gulls, arctic terns, long-tailed ducks, skuas and kittiwakes
       If the conditions allow, you will be able to sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole
       Overnights on the ship

    • Greenland Sea

       Today, while sailing south through the famous Greenland Sea, you will learn about the history and wildlife of Greenland.
       Visit the deck where you will be able to learn to identify seabirds on the wing through a lecture Alternatively, you can enjoy an cocktail in the bar or watch movie to spend your time at sea
       Overnights on the ship

    • Eastern Greenland

       While you are touring Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you will be taken on ZodiacCruises and shore visits to many locations
       You will visit the ruins of the ancient Thule Settlements and spot grazing muskoxen
       Finally, your ship will sail through the picturesque Scoresbysund, also called the birthplace of many icebergs and famous as the most stunning fjord system worldwide
       Overnights on the ship.

    • Denmark Strait

       Today, you will cross the Denmark Strait, the oceanic pathway towards Iceland
       On board, your Expedition Team will give you presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic.
       Overnight on the ship

    • Departure from Reykjavik

       Today, your Arctic expedition will come to an end
       You will disembark in Akureyri and board your waiting charter flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital.

    • Embarkation from Longyearbyen, Norway

    • Spitsbergen, Norway

    • Greenland Sea

    • Eastern Greenland

    • Denmark Strait

    • Departure from Reykjavik

Ship Details Ocean Nova

Your expedition ship Ocean Nova: Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel carrying just 78 passengers on our Arctic Voyages. Quark is also pleased to offer certified CarbonNeutral® voyages on the Ocean Nova.
• Only 78 guests.
• 38 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
• Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
• Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
• Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
• Zodiac Cruising (included)
• Hiking & snowshoeing (Special Interest Activity, included)

Ship Specifications
Staff and Crew 38
Guests 78
Lifeboats 4
Length 73 meters
Breadth 11 meters
Draft 43.7 meters
Propulsion 2,000 horsepower
Ice Class 41B (Casco 1A)
Cruising Speed 12 knots in open water
Registered Nassau, Bahamas

Cabins and amenities:

• 38 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
• Facilities en suite
• Flat-screen TVs and DVD players
• 220 voltage plugs
• Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
• Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
• Polar Library with a large collection of polar books and DVDs
• Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
• Bar staffed by a professional bartender
• 24 hour beverage service
• Polar Boutique
• Clinic with onboard licensed doctor
• Exercise Room

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Adventure Options
Booking an optional Adventure Option on your Sea Spirit expedition is a great way to enhance your Polar experience. These options are all subject to availability and fill up quickly, so be sure to book yours early.

Sea-Kayaking
Taken in small groups of 10-16 people, sea-kayaking adventures are only done during calm weather conditions. We recommend you have some prior sea-kayaking experience, including the capability to do a wet exit. Special headgear, gloves and socks are highly recommended for our sea-kayakers.

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Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
  • AC

Inclusions

• Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
• All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board
• All shore landings as per the daily program
• Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
• All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
• 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

Exclusions

• International airfare
• 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

FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED

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