Greenland to Svalbard Expedition

Greenland to Svalbard Expedition– Greenland, Spitsbergen –13 days / 12 nights, Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq - Nuuk - Ivittuut - Qassiarsuk - Denmark Strait - Reykjavik - Stykkisholmur - Jan Mayen - Barents Sea - Longyearbyen - OsloGreenland to Svalbard Expedition, a 13-day voyage on the MS Fram. Enjoy a variety of islands in the Arctic, explore Greenland, the small and isolated Jan Mayen, stunning Iceland, and the Arctic crown of Norway, Spitsbergen. Sail under the midnight sun, see large fjord systems in Greenland and Spitsbergen as well as abundant Arctic wildlife. Explore isolated Jan Mayen, Iceland's urban capital Reykjavik, and the wild and barren beauty of Spitsbergen.

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PolarInside PolarOutside ArcticSuperior ExpeditionSuite
$7,269 8,539 $9,491 $11,718

Rates are per person in USD.

Operation June 22 - July 4, 2017
Departure June 22, 2017
Price from $7,269 per person in double, PolarInside cabin
Included Hurtigruten Expedition Voyage, 13 days
Cabin category of your choice
Full board basis (buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner)
Economy flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
Economy flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo
Transfer from airport to ship in Kangerlussuaq
Transfer from ship to airport in Longyearbyen
Wind- and water-resistant jacket
Landings and activities on board and ashore
Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures and
accompanies landings and activities
Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
Complimentary tea and coffee
Not Included International airfare
Luggage handling
Optional excursions
Personal items
Travel insurance
Gratuities
$25 Service fee
Please Note All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions. All itineraries are subject to change
Tour Options Shore excursions
More Information Greenland to Svalbard map
Practical information

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Day 1 DEPART COPENHAGEN This expedition starts with a flight from Copenhagen. Less than five hours later you reach the settlement of Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. This small airstrip is the main gateway to Greenland, and on arrival your transfer to MS Fram will be waiting for you.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 2 NUUK (B, L, D) Nuuk is the capital and the oldest town in Greenland. Old and new traditions meet here, from picturesque old buildings in 'Kolonihaven' to the modern buildings of the Greenland Home Rule. It is located on the tip of a large peninsula, at the mouth of one of the largest and most spectacular fjord systems in the world.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 3 IVITTUUT (B, L, D) The abandoned mining town of Ivittuut is a stronghold for musk oxen. Vikings settled the area more than a thousand years ago. Ivittuut was built on the ruins of the so-called Norse Middle Settlement. In summertime we might meet some hunters who return to inhabit the old houses by the sea.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 4 QASSIARSUK (B, L, D) A little over a thousand years ago (985 A.D.), a group of Norsemen left Iceland to settle in Greenland. Their leader, Erik the Red, named his chieftain's seat Brattahlid, meaning 'steep hill' in Old Norse. Soon afterward, the Norsemen established a flourishing community in the fjord.

Farming is still the main occupation in Qassiarsuk, and the sheep farmers in the area cultivate the same fields and let their animals graze on the same hillsides. Enjoy a guided walk through the village and see the reconstructions of Erik the Red's farm and the church he built for his wife, Tjodhilde's Church.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 5 AT SEA - NUNAP ISUA - DENMARK STRAIT (B, L, D) We will spend two days at sea, sailing around the southernmost point of Greenland called Nunap Isua (Cape Farewell) before traveling across the Denmark Strait on our way to Iceland.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 6 AT SEA (B, L, D) Continue your voyage at sea.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 7 REYKJAVIK (B, L, D) Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital city. Norwegian settlers named the place Reykjavik (meaning 'Smoky Bay') after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a profound impression. Its surrounding areas offer fantastic natural beauty with geysers, mountains, glaciers, and hot springs.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 8 STYKKISHOLMUR (B, L, D) As we reach the west region of Iceland, you will understand why this area is called 'The Sagaland'. Take your time to explore StykkishOlmur's diversity with lava and rock formations, glaciers, volcanic activity, and hot and cold springs. Participate in a range of exciting excursions such as kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 9 AT SEA - GREENLAND SEA (B, L, D) We will be sailing along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a tectonic plate that separates the Eurasian and North American continents. This mid-ocean ridge is a part of the longest underwater mountain range in the world.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 10 JAN MAYEN (B, L, D) Jan Mayen is the most isolated island in the Northern Hemisphere. It is home to the Beerenberg Volcano, the northernmost active volcano on earth. Tourists visiting and actually landing on the shores of Jan Mayen are extremely rare. We will do our best to make it possible to set foot on this exotic outpost.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 11 AT SEA - BARENTS SEA - ARCTIC OCEAN (B, L, D) Enjoy a day with lectures from the expedition team as we sail toward Spitsbergen and Longyearbyen.

Onboard M/S Fram

Day 12 ISFJORD - LONGYEARBYEN (B, L, D) The Isfjord is the most prominent fjord system on Svalbard, and we will sail through it on our way to Longyearbyen. We will arrive at this unique and exotic settlement during the night.

Onboard MS Fram

Day 13 LONGYEARBYEN - OSLO (B) As we have reached the end destination for this expedition, you will probably sense that time has passed faster than expected. Lingering is the subtle exhilaration of having spent time on top of the globe, just a few hundred miles from the Geographic North Pole. An early morning transfer takes you to the airport for your flight back to Oslo.

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