Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime, this unforgettable voyage begins above the Arctic Circle at Spitsbergen, the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” ventures to the spectacular, remote landscape of East Greenland, and ends in Iceland. In Spitsbergen, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts, steep-walled fjords and wind-swept tundra, where wildlife sightings include walrus, polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and thousands of birds. During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen—40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here. The towering cliffs, massive glaciers, rugged fjords and vast swaths of untouched tundra in these breathtaking environments will provide sights, sounds and scenes you’ve never experienced, permanently transforming your connection to the planet we call home. Explore the amazing Arctic, immerse yourself in the beauty and fragility of a wondrous region, and return with unique memories that will last a lifetime.

Itineraries

Arrive in Oslo, Norway

Day 1

Your Arctic adventure begins in Oslo, where you may arrive at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid capital city, known for its green spaces and museums, you will check into your included airport hotel.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 2

After breakfast, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, as part of the transfer package. As you embark this afternoon, you’ll enjoy great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this seaside town.

Exploring Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Days 3 to 6

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with austere beauty and opportunities to spot its abundant wildlife. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep-walled fjords, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, kittiwakes and ivory gulls. If conditions allow, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

At Sea

Days 7 and 8

While sailing south through the Greenland Sea, your Expedition Team will teach you about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck, you’ll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Take in a presentation, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a film—there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Exploring East Greenland

Days 9 to 12

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen—40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here. Finally, you will sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world. If conditions allow, you may also visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote community in East Greenland.

At Sea

Days 13 and 14

As we cruise south, the Denmark Strait is your pathway toward Iceland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds you’ll see soaring above your ship.

Depart Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 15

You’ll disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, we provide a transfer to a central downtown location.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Triple Triple (3 berths) $10,495 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Triple Share, Male (1 berth) $10,495 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Triple Share, Female (1 berth) $10,495 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Double (2 berths) $13,195 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Single (1 berth) $22,432 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Share, Male (1 berth) $13,195 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Lower Deck Twin Share, Female (1 berth) $13,195 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Porthole Single (1 berth) $24,982 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Porthole Double (2 berths) $14,695 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Porthole Share, Male (1 berth) $14,695 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Porthole Share, Female (1 berth) $14,695 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Window Double (2 berths) $16,295 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Window Single (1 berth) $27,702 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Window Share, Male (1 berth) $16,295 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Main Deck Twin Window Share, Female (1 berth) $16,295 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Superior Double (2 berths) $17,895 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Superior Single (1 berth) $35,790 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Deluxe Single (1 berth) $35,790 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Deluxe Double (2 berths) $17,895 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Suite Single (1 berth) $45,190 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Suite Double (2 berths) $22,595 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Owner's Suite Single (1 berth) $48,390 None $695
Ocean Adventurer August 26, 2022 Owner's Suite Double (2 berths) $24,195 None $695

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland

Day 1

Your Arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, renowned for its extraordinary architecture and intriguing mix of eastern and western influences. If you arrive early, explore the many museums, galleries and restaurants, relax at a Finnish sauna or wander the vibrant Design District before retiring at your included hotel.

Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 2

After breakfast, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, as part of the transfer package. As you embark this afternoon, you’ll enjoy great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this seaside town.

Exploring Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Days 3 to 6

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with austere beauty and opportunities to spot its abundant wildlife. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and tundra in full bloom, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, Brünnich’s guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes and ivory gulls. If conditions allow, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

At Sea

Days 7 and 8

While sailing south through the Greenland Sea, your Expedition Team will teach you about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck, you’ll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Take in a presentation, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a film—there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Exploring East Greenland

Days 9 to 12

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen—40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here. Finally, you will sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world. If conditions allow, you may also visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote community in East Greenland.

Cruising

Days 13 and 14

As we sail south, the Denmark Strait is your pathway toward Iceland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds you’ll see soaring above your ship.

Depart Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 15

You’ll disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, we provide a transfer to a central downtown location.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price

Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 1

Your Arctic expedition begins in Reykjavik. Arrive in the Icelandic capital in the morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own.

Embarkation Day

Day 2

This afternoon, you’ll board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Cruising

Days 3 and 4

While sailing north through the Denmark Strait, your Expedition Team will teach you about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. You’ll learn about the history of exploration in the Arctic, as well as polar politics, glaciology and climate science. You’ll also learn about the incredible sights, geology and ecology you will soon explore.

Exploring East Greenland

Days 5 to 8

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Explore the remains of ancient Thule settlements and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen — 40 percent of the world’s muskoxen population lives here. If conditions allow, you may also visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote community in East Greenland.

Cruising

Days 9 and 10

As we continue to sail north, the Greenland Sea is your pathway toward Svalbard. On deck, you’ll learn to identify seabirds “on the wing.” Take in a presentation, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a film— there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Exploring Spitsbergen, Norway

Days 11 to 14

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with austere beauty and opportunities to spot its abundant wildlife. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and and tundra in full bloom, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, and Brünnich’s guillemots. If conditions are right, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Disembark in Longyearbyen & Fly to Helsinki, Finland

Day 15

The time to say goodbye has come. Your adventure ends in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your return group charter flight to Helsinki, included in the transfer package.

Route Map

Trip Sailings

Ship Name Departs on Cabin Name Cabin Description Price Per Person Promo Price Per Person Mandatory Transfer Price