Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Iceland

Arctic Islands Discovery

Price from
£5,435

Departure date
Duration
14 days

Cruise Overview

Experience stunning landscapes and wildlife on this Arctic cruise

  • 14-day Arctic expedition cruise, flying from Oslo to Longyearbyen, then cruising to Svalbard, Jan Mayen and Iceland.

  • See pristine North West Spitsbergen National Park, volcanic Jan Mayen and remote Icelandic villages before your expedition ends in Reykjavik.

  • Discover the spectacular wildlife, mountains, narrow fjords, majestic waterfalls and gigantic glaciers of the Arctic.

Urban Oslo, cosy Longyearbyen

Your Arctic adventure starts in Oslo, where you can explore before your flight to Svalbard. After an overnight stay in Longyearbyen, we'll set sail for the rugged fjords and towering mountains of the North West Spitsbergen National Park – land of polar bears.

Volcanic island highlights

From here, you'll cruise to the isolated island of Jan Mayen, where you'll visit an active volcano. Iceland's whale watching capital, Akureyri, is your next stop. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey, home to colonies of Atlantic Puffins. Enjoy more of Iceland's stunning scenery in beautiful Patreksfjörður before ending in lively Reykjavik.

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

The wilds of NW Spitsbergen

Day 3-6

A relaxing day at sea

Day 7

Volcanic Jan Mayen

Day 8

Science at sea

Day 9

Eyjafjörður to Akureyri

Day 10

Grímsey Island's puffins

Day 11

Beautiful Patreksfjörður

Day 12

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 13

Reykjavik and beyond

Day 14

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 13-day expedition cruise.

Flights

  •    Flight in economy classfrom Oslo to Longyearbyen. 

Hotel

  •      Overnight in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise, including breakfastand lunch

Transfers

  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before 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

  • 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

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition