Spitsbergen to East Greenland

from £7199
excluding flights *
13–14, 22 nights Aug-Sep


Three Arctic Islands in one memorable voyage! Covering many miles of extraordinary coastline, encounter wildlife such as narwhal, arctic fox, polar bear and musk oxen as you visit Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland.


  • Encounter the majestic ice bear and colossal walrus
  • Observe seabirds by the thousands in towering cliff-side rookeries
  • Take in breathtaking flower-dotted tundra plains
  • Visit the largest fjord in the world
  • Witness glaciers, gigantic icebergs and rugged mountains
  • See remnants of Inuit settlements

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Shore landings & Zodiac cruises
  • Experienced Expedition Team
  • Presentations on board

Full description

This is the Arctic of Viking lore and legend - a world of icy fjords, fiery volcanoes and glittering, ice-bound seas. Commencing in Spitsbergen and ending in Iceland, this adventurous voyage focuses on the rugged and seldom visited northeast coast of Greenland.

Towards the end of the summer, as the surrounding pack ice breaks up, access to the most remote and very beautiful parts of East Greenland becomes possible. Even in today's age of receding last frontiers, this region sees few visitors. Though traces of former Inuit settlements are widespread, today just a handful of small hunting and fishing communities are found along the entire coast. In a place where man's impact has been so minimal, nature lies virtually undisturbed.

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Prices & Dates *


Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

2021 Departures - prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Price from (pp) Special Interest
07 Aug 2021 + 15 days Greg Mortimer £9,100
21 Aug 2021 ^ 23 days Greg Mortimer £13,600
25 Aug 2021 14 days M/V Plancius £7,455
25 Aug 2021 14 days Sea Spirit £9,695 Waitlist only!
31 Aug 2021 " 14 days M/V Ortelius £7,455
01 Sep 2021 * 15 days G Expedition £7,199 Waitlist only!
04 Sep 2021 = 15 days Ocean Adventurer £10,552
17 Sep 2021 ** 15 days Ocean Adventurer £10,552

+ Starts in Kirkenes and finishes in Reykjavik
^ Starts in Reykjavik and finishes in Longyearbyen
* Starts in Longyearbyen and finishes in Reykjavik
= Starts in Reykjavik and finishes in Oslo
** Starts in Oslo and finishes in Reykjavik
" Starts in Longyearbyen and finishes in Akureyri

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2022 Departures - prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Price from (pp)
19 Aug 2022 15 days G Expedition £7,199

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Vessels

Itinerary & Vessels

Day 1: Embarkation, Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen is the largest community in the Svalbard Islands, and well worth exploring before you board your ship this afternoon.

Days 2-3: Exploring Spitsbergen

Spend a couple of days exploring Spitsbergen’s northwest coast, which features calving icebergs, historic whaling stations and remote trappers’ camps. Brunnich’s guillemots, little auks and kittiwakes nest in their thousands. Reindeer roam tundra dotted with wildflowers like saxifrage, moss campion and bell-heather. Weather permitting you may board the Zodiacs for fantastic views of spectacular glaciers, and look out for walruses and polar bears as they walk and swim between the fractured pack ice.

Days 4-5: Greenland Sea

While sailing the historic Greenland Sea your expedition team will entertain you with fascinating presentations on the wildlife and history of the Arctic. Keep an eye out for fin whales, encroaching sea ice and seabirds as you go.

Days 6-12: Northeast Greenland & Scoresby Sund

An ice cap covers 81 per cent of Greenland and pack ice may fill the northern bays, even in summer. Ashore, cosy trappers’ huts beckon from across the tundra, where musk ox, Arctic hare and eider ducks roam. Lively cascades at Kap Humboldt provide a microclimate for spectacular hanging gardens whilst Kong Oskar Fjord offers spectacular glacier-carved mountains. In Scoresby Sund, the world's biggest fjord system, massive glaciers calve explosively, creating giant icebergs. Near Rode Island, the Zodiacs may be able to weave through a maze of grounded icebergs, some more than 30 metres high, sculpted with deep green tunnels and aquamarine lakes. There may also be time to enjoy a warm Inuit welcome at Ittoqqortoormiit.

Days 13-14: Denmark Strait to Reykjavik, Iceland

Sail across Denmark Strait from Greenland to Iceland, reflecting on your rich experiences and enjoying the antics of northern fulmars, black-backed gulls, dolphins, orcas and other whales.

Day 15: Disembarkation, Reykjavik

Shortly after breakfast, disembark in Reykjavik.


  • The above sample itinerary is based on the 15-day voyage on the G Expedition. Other departures may vary in duration and routing, please contact us for specific details.
  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only - embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!

Greg Mortimer


Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

Brand new for 2019, the Greg Mortimer is a custom-built expedition ship featuring cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

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Sea Spirit


Grade: Superior

Type: Expedition Ship

This all-suite vessel couples adventure with spacious accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.

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M/V Plancius


Grade: Simple

Type: Expedition Ship

The M/V Plancius is a traditional ex-research vessel, with proven experience in icy waters.

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M/V Ortelius


Grade: Simple

Type: Expedition Ship

A former scientific-research vessel, the Ortelius offers the classic small ship experience.

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G Expedition


Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

The ever-popular G Expedition offers spacious and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.

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Ocean Adventurer


Grade: Standard

Type: Expedition Ship

An attractive ice-strengthened vessel, the Ocean Adventurer features plenty of outside deck space making this a great choice for a polar adventure.

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