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MS Spitsbergen - 156 Guests

North Atlantic Odyssey - From Scotland Into The Arctic

26 Day Glasgow to Longyearbyen


Island adventures
Our adventure begins as we sail from Glasgow to Belfast and the Isle of Man. Follow the whisky trail in Islay before exploring the beautiful Outer Hebrides, Viking-influenced Orkneys, and remote Shetland Islands. After a day in Bergen, we’ll sail to the Faroe Islands, known for their soaring bird cliffs.

To the Arctic
The next leg of our journey takes us to some of Iceland’s northern coastal towns, including Húsavík, the country’s whale watching capital. We’ll attempt to land at Jan Mayen, site of the world’s northernmost volcano, before spending two days around Spitsbergen, and ending our expedition in Longyearbyen.

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HIGHLIGHTS


  • Discover the pristine natural beauty of the rugged Scottish Isles, the ’Land of Fire and Ice’, Iceland, and the frozen island of Spitsbergen.
  • Sample the unique malts of Islay’s distilleries, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and admire the untouched volcanic scenery of Jan Mayen.
  • Keep watch for whales and seabirds in Iceland, and look out for the elusive polar bear as we sail deep into the Arctic.

DATES / RATES

Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
May 20, 2024Jun 14, 202411,581 12,538
// Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
May 20, 2024Jun 14, 202411,581 12,538


ITINERARY


Day 1  Glasgow
Day 2  Belfast
Day 3  Peel
Day 4  Islay
Day 5  Scotland
Day 6  Iona
Day 7  Isles of Skye
Day 8  St Kilda
Day 9  Stornoway
Day 10  Kirkwall
Day 11  Fair Isle
Day 12  Lerwick
Day 13  Bergen
Day 14  Lerwick
Day 15  Tórshavn
Day 16  Elduvík
Day 17  At sea
Day 18  Bakkagerði
Day 19  Húsavík
Day 20  Akureyri and Goðafoss
Day 21  At sea
Day 22  Jan Mayen
Day 23  At sea
Day 24-25  Spitsbergen
Day 26  Longyearbyen

MS Spitsbergen (Expedition, 156-guests)

MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel's fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive, and further improvements have been planned that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship's maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • Flight 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 
  • At stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including in restaurant Aune* 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board*
  • 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
*House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
*Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported.

Onboard Activities
  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, small 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
Not Included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

 

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