the northwestern part of Spitsbergen, and some of the
Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities
deep fjords and narrow channels flanked by jagged snowy
mammals such as whales, seals, and the majestic polar bear
we head south, darker nights create a high possibility of seeing aurora
the world’s largest national park, the Franz
Josef Fjord and Kong Oscar Fjord systems, which are part of Northeast
Greenland National Park
Scoresby Sund, the largest and longest fjord system in the
famous Snæfellsjökull volcano and picturesque
Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland
DATES / RATES
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Rates are listed per person
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1: Longyearbyen, Svalbard (hotel night)
to Longyearbyen, the Arctic adventure capital of the Norwegian
territory of Svalbard and starting point of our expedition. After
arriving via scheduled commercial flight, you are free to explore this
small but fascinating settlement. Be sure to see the excellent Svalbard
Museum and enjoy the shops, cafes and restaurants in the town center.
Your hotel for the night has been arranged by us and is included in the
price of the voyage.
2: Embarkation in Longyearbyen
the afternoon we welcome you aboard the expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit;
transfers from the hotel are included. Explore the ship and get
comfortable in your home-away-from-home for the extraordinary adventure
to come. The long days of summer sunlight illuminate our surroundings
as we slip our moorings and sail into a true wilderness where wildlife
abounds. The scenery as we sail through Isfjorden on our first evening
is spectacular and there is already the possibility of marine mammal
3-4: Exploration of Svalbard
is a true High Arctic wilderness and this part of the voyage is a real
expedition. Our route and exploration opportunities here are heavily
dependent on the weather and sea ice conditions we encounter. Our
experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and
continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. You
can be sure that the best possible advantage will be taken of the
circumstances presented to us by Nature in this wild and remote corner
of the Arctic.
anticipate exploring in the northwestern part of the island of
Spitsbergen. This area contains the archipelago’s most
impressive scenery and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife
viewing opportunities. Deep fjords and narrow channels are flanked by
jagged snowy mountain peaks. Immense tidewater glaciers calve icebergs
into turquoise waters. Fields of flowering tundra are home to grazing
reindeer and playful Arctic fox. Bountiful inshore and offshore waters
are home to a wide variety of marine mammals. Polar Bears can be
spotted anytime, anywhere in and around Svalbard.
in this area is Ny Ålesund, a former mining town that is now
home to an international community of Arctic researchers, complete with
museum, gift shop, and post office. This was also a staging area for
historic attempts to discover the North Pole.
5-6: Across the Greenland Sea
Svalbard we head southwest across the Greenland Sea toward East
Greenland. In these far northern latitudes it is possible to encounter
sea ice any time of the year. All along the way we remain vigilant for
sightings of marine mammals such as whales, seals, and the majestic
polar bear. As we head south, darker nights create a high possibility
of seeing aurora borealis.
7-11: Exploration of East Greenland (The Sep 04, 2023 voyage spends
an extra day in East Greenland)
is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our itinerary and
exploration opportunities in East Greenland are dependent on weather
and sea ice conditions. Again you can be sure that our experienced
captain and expedition leader will take advantage of every opportunity
to experience excellent wildlife viewing, to discover incredible
scenery, and to go ashore wherever possible.
Franz Josef Fjord and Kong Oscar Fjord systems are part of Northeast
Greenland National Park, the world’s largest national park.
Scoresby Sund is the largest and longest fjord system in the world. We
anticipate exploring these fjord systems to the extent made possible by
ever-changing ice conditions.
whole area contains some of the Arctic’s most impressive
scenery. Deep fjords and narrow channels, flanked by ice-clad peaks up
to 2000 meters high, reach far into the mountainous heart of Greenland.
Tidewater glaciers create colossal icebergs that float with wind and
tide throughout the fjord system. On shore, fields of multicolored
tundra are home to musk oxen and Arctic hare. The
landscape—vast, open, and seemingly untouched since the
beginning of time—is a hikers’ paradise. Throughout
this area we also find ancient Thule archeological sites, historical
trappers’ huts, and modern Inuit hunters’ cabins.
Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit is the only permanent settlement in
the region. The community boasts an excellent museum, a gift shop, a
post office, an abundance of Greenlandic sled dogs, and of course the
opportunity to meet Inuit people.
days are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals,
presentations by our experts, and enough stunning scenery to fill your
camera and overwhelm your emotions. Each night brings new possibilities
for incredible displays of aurora borealis—the Northern
Lights. This is the perfect time and one of the world’s best
places to experience this otherworldly celestial phenomenon.
12: Across Denmark Strait
our amazing time in East Greenland we cross Denmark Strait toward
Iceland, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. Presentations and
workshops by our expert staff, as well as our range of onboard
recreation facilities, ensure that this day at sea is not idly spent.
Seabird viewing and whale sightings can be enjoyed from panoramic open
decks as well as exterior stateroom windows and balconies.
13: Westfjords, Iceland
last expedition day is spent in the beautiful Vestfirðir
(Westfjords) of Iceland. This remote and sparsely populated region of
crenulated coastlines, voluminous waterfalls and rugged mountains sees
only 10% of Iceland’s visitors. Deep fjords are home to
whales while estuaries abound with seals and birdlife.
14: Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland
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pre-voyage night on Day 1 in Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen in
transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
transfer to the ship for embarkation on Day 2
meals on board throughout the voyage
and coffee station 24 hours daily
scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader &
Poseidon Expeditions parka
boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
and Farewell cocktails
transfer to airport or central location right after disembarkation
from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the program
and passport fees (if applicable)
and trip cancellation insurance
drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and
expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per