Arctic Highlights - Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

Arctic, Svalbard & Greenland & Iceland, Polar, 16 days - from $5,330 (land only)

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You shall not pass!Arctic Highlights

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  • The best of the Arctic in one superb holiday cruise
  • Visit Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland in just two weeks
  • Rare wildlife; polar bear, reindeer, arctic fox, walrus and more.
  • Explore the stark beauty of the East Greenland fjords
  • Visit the unique isolated Inuit community of Ittoqqortoormiit

Search for polar bears on Svalbard, explore East Greenland's magnificent fjords and sail in to Iceland, 'The Land of Fire and Ice' on this superlative, two week, Arctic Cruise holiday. Throughout the holiday there will be daily briefings and fascinating lectures about the arctic region, its wildlife and geology, from our friendly team of onboard experts. Outfitted as a cruise ship, the MS Expedition provides an excellent base for polar exploration. With dining areas, presentation rooms, good sized cabins, and viewing decks, we will have plenty of space and entertainment whilst onboard. We begin our voyage in Spitsbergen, deep in the land of the midnight sun. Here we explore the edges of the ice floe on foot and by zodiac accompanied by expert guides, keeping our eyes peeled for wildlife at all times! Leaving Svalbard behind we sail on past the extraordinary fjords of East Greenland where we can walk on the colourful autumnal arctic tundra searching for rare birdlife. We will also have the rare opportunity to visit a local Inuit community in Ittoqqortoormiit. Finally we cross the Denmark Strait to Iceland and we should keep an eye out for a variety of whale species and dolphin as we cruise along. We complete our exploration of the region in the vibrant Icelandic city of Reykjavik; the perfect ending to a truly unforgettable and educational journey filled with unique wildlife and impressive scenery.

 

Explore InternationalExplore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience! 

Is this holiday for you?

This is principally a touring, sightseeing and wildlife viewing holiday, with minimal exertion required. If you choose to go ashore, you will need to make the transfers from the ship to a Zodiac and onto land. The short walks on land are optional and weather dependent. You should also consider that some of the classes of accommodation involve the use of bunk-beds. Whilst on deck or during excursions, you need to be prepared for cold temperatures. The itinerary remains flexible, according to the variability of the weather and sea conditions and the locations of wildlife.

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