Spitsbergen, Iceland, Faroe Islands – Island Hopping in and around the Arctic (Southbound)

Price from $8,740

Departure Dates
September 22, 2022 and September 23, 2023
15 days

Three archipelagos, four countries, five islands

  • 15-day expedition cruise from Longyearbyen in Svalbard to Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland’s Shetland Islands before ending in Bergen, Norway.

  • Explore three fascinating Arctic archipelagos with stunning and varied landscapes, and different cultures.

  • Enjoy spotting birds of the Arctic. Look out for humpback, minke and even blue whales, and maybe even see polar bears in the wild.

Norway and Iceland

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

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 might see Red-throated Divers, Redshank, and Curlews.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Day 1

Explore cosmopolitan Oslo

Day 2

Longyearbyen adventures

Day 3-4

Scenic Spitsbergen

Day 5

A day at sea

Day 6

Volcanic Jan Mayen

Day 7

To Iceland's north coast

Day 8

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Stroll in Iceland´s oldest Norse settlement.

Day 9

Whale watching in Húsavik

Landscape in Bakkagerði Iceland

Day 10

Hike in Bakkagerði

Day 11

Enjoy a day at sea

Day 12

Peaceful, tiny Elduvík

Day 13

10th century Tórshavn

Day 14

The Shetland Isles

Day 15

Disembark in Bergen

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Program

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.