Spitsbergen, Iceland, Faroe Islands

Island Hopping in and around the Arctic (Southbound)

Price from £7,388
£6,100

Departure date
Duration
15 days
Ship

Cruise Overview

Three archipelagos, four countries, five islands

Discover the history and natural wonders of five wild, beautiful islands in and around the Arctic, across four countries.

15-day expedition cruise from Longyearbyen to Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Shetland Islands before ending in Bergen, Norway

Norway and Iceland 

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town, and join an expedition cruise to discover Spitsbergen’s landscapes which are home to polar bears. Experience Iceland's volcanic terrain and look out for white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, as well as humpback, minke and the elusive blue whale. 

Island communities 

Enjoy a taste of life on the Faroe Islands with visits to its capital, Tórshavn, and the tiny village of Elduvík. In the Shetland Islands, learn about Norse heritage and local customs, like the making of delicate Shetland lace shawls. Birdwatchers should keep an eye out for Red-throated Divers, redshanks, and curlews.

Itinerary

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

Explore cosmopolitan Oslo

Day 1

Longyearbyen adventures

Day 2

Scenic Spitsbergen

Day 3-4

A day at sea

Day 5

Volcanic Jan Mayen

Day 6

To Iceland's north coast

Day 7

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 8

Whale-Watching in Húsavik

Day 9

Hike in Bakkagerði

Day 10

Enjoy a day at sea

Day 11

Peaceful, tiny Elduvík

Day 12

10th century Tórshavn

Day 13

Shetland Isles

Day 14

Disembark in Bergen

Day 15

What's included

Flights

  • Flight in economy class from Oslo to Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise 

Hotel

  • Overnight in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise, including breakfast and lunch 

Transfers

  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the expedition cruise  

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune  
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

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 on hand to assist you 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • 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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