Iceland, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen

Arctic Islands Discovery (Eastbound)

Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Discover incredible wildlife and the rugged beauty of remote Arctic islands

  • 13-day expedition cruise starting in Reykjavik, taking in rarely visited Arctic islands before sailing to Svalbard and finishing in Longyearbyen.

  • Explore Iceland's remote villages and towns before cruising to volcanic island Jan Mayen, and onto Spitsbergen’s North West National Park.

  • See fjords, waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and Arctic wildlife like reindeer, polar bears and puffins on one awe-inspiring cruise.

Land of ice and fire

Your Arctic Islands expedition cruise begins in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. First, you'll sail to beautiful Patreksfjörður, where you'll be captivated by Iceland's stunning scenery. Next, we'll explore Akureyri and its surrounding landscapes, before seeing Atlantic Puffins and crossing the Arctic Circle on Grímsey.

Arctic highlights

Your cruise continues to the isolated island of Jan Mayen island, home to an active volcano, marine wildlife and many thousands of birds. From here, we sail further north into the Arctic to Svalbard. Experience rugged fjords, towering mountains and possible polar bear sightings in North West Spitsbergen National Park, before your cruise ends in Longyearbyen.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Cosmopolitan Reykjavik

Day 1

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 2

Beautiful Patreksfjörður

Day 3

Eyjafjörður to Akureyri

Day 4

Grímsey Island's puffins

Day 5

A relaxing day at sea

Day 6

Volcanic Jan Mayen

Day 7

Sailing towards Svalbard

Day 8

The wilds of NW Spitsbergen

Day 9-12

Return to Longyearbyen

Day 13

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 12-day expedition cruise.


  • Flights in economy class from Longyearbyen to Oslo after the expedition cruise


  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Longyearbyen after the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to and streaming is not supported. When in Svalbard, there is no Wi-Fi or mobile coverage except in Longyearbyen or Barentsburg.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna, indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings

What's not included

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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