Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland

Please see price guide for upcoming departures. For rates, cabin availability, and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland

2021/22 Departures Available | Starting in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, and ending in Akureyri, Iceland, this 14-day expedition cruise will see you explore western Svalbard and the north-east coast of Greenland. Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning coastal scenery as you explore the fjords of Spitsbergen and Greenland’s famous Scoresby Sound.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Set sail from Longyearbyen

    Your cruise departs from Longyearbyen, the de facto capital of Spitsbergen. We can arrange for your flights to/from Longyearbyen, and accommodation in town prior to the cruise, if required.

  2. Day 2: Raudfjorden

    Today you sail around the north-western coast of Spitsbergen to Raudfjorden, passing fabulous coastal scenery of fjords and glaciers en route.

  3. Day 3-4: Crossing the Greenland Sea

    The next two days will be spent at sea, as you make the long crossing from Spitsbergen to Greenland along the Fram Strait.

  4. Day 5: East Greenland

    On reaching Greenland, you will sail into Foster Bay and, conditions allowing, land at Myggebugten.

  5. Day 6: The Islands of the Antarctic Sound

    At the end of the Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord you reach Devil’s Castle (Teufelschloss), an imposing peak that is immediately recognisable at a distance.

  6. Day 7: Alpefjord

    Today you sail into the Segelsällskapets Fjord, under the shadow of the dramatic Mount Berzelius. There will be time in the morning for a landing on the southern shore of the fjord, and to hike to one of the Arctic lakes.

  7. Day 8: Antarctic Haven

    This morning will be spent in Antarctic Haven, a broad and expansive valley containing the remains of a 1930s Norwegian hunting station.

  8. Day 9: Danmark Island

    Today you sail into the Scoresby Sound, a network of fjords on the eastern Greenland Coast defined by its stunning mountains and sheer cliffs.

  9. Day 10: Colours of the Cape

    This morning you’ll moor in Røde Fjord and travel out by Zodiac to get closer to Røde Ø, or Red Island, a setting beloved of photographers owing to the contrast between the pristine icebergs and the deep red hue of the land around them.

  10. Day 11: Hall Bredning

    Today you turn east through narrow fjords which gradually open into Hall Bredning, a broad bay populated with dramatic ice formations at the mouth of the Scoresby Sound.

  11. Day 12: Ittoqqortoormiit

    Continuing your exploration of the Scoresby Sound, this morning will see you visit Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet, on the mouth of the Sound. Here you will have impressive views of the fjords in one direction and the vast Greenland Sea in the other.

  12. Day 13: Under the Aurora Borealis

    Today is at sea en route to Iceland. With luck, you may spot minke and humpback whales in the waters north of Iceland, while the night time offers good prospects for viewing the aurora borealis.

  13. Day 14: Disembark at Akureyri

    You will disembark in Akureyri this morning, from where you transfer by bus (6 hours) to Reykjavik, where your tour ends.

Price guide

Please see chart below for upcoming departures. For more details, including rates for double and triple cabins and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.
Pricing

14 days from £5050pp

  • Date: 27/07/2021 - 14/08/2021

    Pricing: 19 days from £5,350pp

    Extended 19-day Cruise | Quoted price is per person in a triple cabin on-board the s/v Rembrandt van Rijn. Please contact us for twin cabin rates.

  • Date: 25/08/2021 - 07/09/2021

    Pricing: 14 days from £5,050pp

    Quoted price is per person in a quad cabin on-board the m/v Plancius. For triple and twin cabins, or for information on current offers, please contact us.

  • Date: 27/08/2021 - 09/09/2021

    Pricing: 14 days from £5,220pp

    Quoted price is per person in a quad cabin on-board the m/v Ortelius. For triple and twin cabins, or for information on current offers, please contact us.

  • Date: 31/08/2021 - 13/09/2021

    Pricing: 14 days from £5,050pp

    Quoted price is per person in a quad cabin on-board the m/v Ortelius. For triple and twin cabins, or for information on current offers, please contact us.

  • Date: 26/07/2022 - 13/08/2022

    Pricing: 19 days from £5,520pp

    Extended 19-day Cruise | Quoted price is per person in a triple cabin on-board the s/v Rembrandt van Rijn. Please contact us for twin cabin rates.

  • Date: 28/08/2022 - 10/09/2022

    Pricing: 14 days from £5,220pp

    Quoted price is per person in a quad cabin on-board the m/v Janssonius. For triple and twin cabins, or for information on current offers, please contact us.

  • Date: 29/08/2022 - 11/09/2022

    Pricing: 14 days from £5,520pp

    Quoted price is per person in a quad cabin on-board the m/v Plancius. For triple and twin cabins, or for information on current offers, please contact us.

  • Date: 30/08/2022 - 12/09/2022

    Pricing: 14 days from £5,220pp

    Quoted price is per person in a quad cabin on-board the m/v Hondius. For triple and twin cabins, or for information on current offers, please contact us.

Pricing

14 days from £5050pp

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