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This voyage takes you to a rich variety of Atlantic islands. Iceland is the perfect destination for explorers searching for the unexpected, while volcanic Jan Mayen rises from the mid-Atlantic ridge, snow-capped and surrounded by oceans full of life, and Svalbard is home to the King of the Arctic: the polar bear. Join us to experience powerful nature, adventure and history.
- Explore mythical Iceland - the land of fire and ice
- Discover rarely-visited Jan Mayen
- A chance to spot the King of the Arctic, the polar bear, amongst the foating ice
- See the gigantic glaciers of Svalbard
- Hurtigruten Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
- Transfer ship to airport in Longyearbyen
- Economy flight Longyearbyen to Oslo
- Wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
- Professional English-speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
- Free tea and coffee
Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is a charming and vibrant modern city, offering top restaurants, interesting museums and quaint narrow streets.
Day 2: Stykkishólmur and Flatey
Experience Stykkishólmur’s storybook landscape of lava and rock formations, glaciers, volcanic activity and hot and cold springs.
Day 3: Bildudalur
One of Iceland’s best-kept secrets is the magical area of Westfjords. In the morning hours we sail around the tip of the Látrabjarg peninsula. If conditions are right, you can see the Bjargtangar lighthouse, Europe’s westernmost point, from the deck.
Day 4: Ísafjörður
Take a walk to see the local architecture, browse for local handicrafts and come across the oldest houses in Iceland, including the structure that houses the Maritime Museum. With our wide range of optional excursions, you can choose to follow in the footsteps of trolls or enjoy the beautiful scenery from horseback.
Day 5: Hornbjarg cliff and Reykjafjörður
The Hornbjarg cliff is one of the greatest sea bird habitats in Iceland. From deck, you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the wildlife. Reykjafjörður can only be reached on foot or by boat, and we plan to take a closer look at this stunning area as well.
Day 6: At Sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with on board lectures while we set course towards Jan Mayen. Our Expedition team will hold talks and workshops to share their knowledge and experience to enhance the next days of our journey.
Day 7: Jan Mayen Island
Visits to Jan Mayen are extremely rare, especially from tourists. As one of the few vessels operating in this area, MS Spitsbergen and her crew will attempt to make a landing on this most exotic Arctic island.
Day 8: At Sea
Time to relax with a refreshing drink, take an invigorating stroll or deck or enjoy the company of fellow adventurers.
Days 9-11: North West Spitsbergen National Park
The North West Corner is scattered with islands, fjords and beaches. The ocean here is full of drifting ice and the frozen landscape changes constantly. Due to strong winds and currents, the Captain monitors conditions closely before deciding where we can land or sail.
Day 12: Longyearbyen/Oslo
Every great explorer's voyage comes to an end. The transfer vehicle takes you early in the morning to the airport for your flight back to Oslo.
MS Spitsbergen has its own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily.
- Expedition Team
- Explorer bar
- Panoramic lounge – Explorer lounge
- Compass Service Centre
- Brygga bistro
- Torget main dining
- Fitness room
- Hot tub
- Guest launderette
- Panoramic deck 8
- Outside bar for events, decks 7 & 8
This voyage is departing on the following dates:
- 1st July 2019
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. Prices shown are based on a lead-in cabin type.
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