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Landing in Ny-Ålesund, a former coal mining town and one of the best places to spot a polar bear, you come to the last town before reaching the North Pole. Here you may also find along the shores or on the nearby horizon walrus, king eiders, puffins, guillemots and many other spectacular wildlife. Entering Svalbard, you come across diverse landscapes that include snow-capped mountain peaks, expansive glaciers and sweeping Arctic deserts. Amid the deep and ranging fjords of Greenland, you'll find geological marvels, such as basalt mountains, that inspire a sense of awe. Possible landings in Greenland National Park, the largest in the world, bring you closer to narwhals, seals and other incredible animals. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Greenland with an immersion into Ittoqqortoormiit, opened exclusively for our expedition. You and your fellow explorers will enjoy demonstrations of the traditional handicraft of paaruli while a local guide donning a traditional East Greenlandic suit welcomes you to take photos.

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FREE Cultural Immersion

Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

September 6, 2024

9 Nights

World Voyager

SECOND GUEST
SAILS FREE

PLUS

FREE Cultural Immersion

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Sep 06 Longyearbyen (Svalbard), Norway Depart: 6:00 pm

Longyearbyen (Svalbard), Norway

Longyearbyen is in a valley on the shores of the idyllic Adventfjord, surrounded by steep mountains and several glaciers. There are only around 25 miles of roads in this village, which is divided into several neighborhoods, including the town center and Nybyen (New Town), which consists of charming miners’ barracks constructed after the war, as well as guest houses, a restaurant and gallery, and not to mention beautiful views of the landmark mountain, Hiorthfjellet. Be sure to visit the Svalbard museum as a break between the plethora of activities like summer dogsledding or cruising to the abandoned Russian city of Pyramiden

Sep 07 Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard), Norway Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard), Norway

Ny-Ålesund is the northernmost settlement on Svalbard with a population of about 12 people. Here you can find an international scientific research station. Close to the village is a breeding ground for rare geese and arctic terns. Not far from here you may cruise your way toward the Ossian Sars Nature Reserve, a preservation of mountains and surrounding vegetation that is a sight to behold.

Sep 08 Exploring Svalbard - Captain’s Choice

Exploring Svalbard - Captain’s Choice

Even in one of the most isolated regions of the Arctic, there is still the captivating history of a pioneering past. Our expedition leaders, along with the captain and onboard pilot, will determine possible landings each day for all-out explorations. Wildlife abounds throughout the archipelago of Svalbard, such as puffins, reindeer, Arctic terns and foxes. An expert photographer will help you look out for the perfect photo opportunity of these animals, but especially for the elusive polar bear. As Zodiac cruises may bring you closer to glaciers, keep your eyes on the water for whale fins.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Sep 09 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Sep 10 Exploring Greenland-Captain’s Choice

Exploring Greenland-Captain’s Choice

Making possible landings amid Greenland National Park, the largest in the world, you may find yourself within one of the country’s largest fjord systems. Plentiful with wildlife from belugas and narwhals to seals, walruses, caribou, musk oxen, and even possible polar bear sightings, it’s a wonderland of nature. Due to its size and limited accessibility, Greenland National Park’s only residents are personnel from meteorological stations and the Danish Armed Forces.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

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Sep 11 Fjords of Greenland - Captain’s Choice

Fjords of Greenland - Captain’s Choice

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure is yours to have on the largest island in the world, Greenland. At the very top of the world, it’s renowned for its vast tundra, immense glaciers and deep fjords. From an aerial view, the systems link together like the roots of a massive tree and stretching coastlines are dotted with small islands. Landscapes include enormous icebergs and glaciers. Depending on the time of year, you may see polar bears hunt on the ice.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Sep 12 Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland Arrive: 10:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

The name "Ittoqqortoormiit" means "Big-House Dwellers" in the Eastern Greenlandic dialect. Very few visitors make the trek here, as the winters are long, and the sea is frozen for nine months of the year. Ittoqqortoormiit is located at Scoresby Sound and with its side fjord is the largest fjord complex in the world, as well as the world’s longest fjord. Within its borders is the tallest mountain in the Arctic region, the two-mile-tall Gunnbjorn Mountain. During early spring, when the sea ice is still thick, yet the sun is high in the sky, many of the local people go out for a weekend on dog sledding trips.

Sep 13 Fjords of Greenland - Captain’s Choice

Fjords of Greenland - Captain’s Choice

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure is yours to have on the largest island in the world, Greenland. At the very top of the world, it’s renowned for its vast tundra, immense glaciers and deep fjords. From an aerial view, the systems link together like the roots of a massive tree and stretching coastlines are dotted with small islands. Landscapes include enormous icebergs and glaciers. Depending on the time of year, you may see polar bears hunt on the ice.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE - Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Sep 14 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Sep 15 Reykjavik, Iceland Arrive: 8:00 am

Reykjavik, Iceland

In the southwest of Iceland near Faxaflói Bay lies the capital of the country, Reykjavík, simultaneously cosmopolitan and charming. The colorful houses on the horizon create a quaint scene that will make you want to stay forever. Kaleidoscopic views await you at the Harpa Concert Hall, a glittering, glass structure that perfectly exemplifies Iceland’s modern design and will fascinate your inner architect. One of Iceland’s most prominent landmarks is Perlan, originally a group of hot water tanks that was converted to a building that now hosts an exhibition, planetarium, restaurant and observation deck, located atop Öskjuhlíð hill.

Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

September 6, 2024

9 Nights

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  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
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  • FREE afternoon and high tea
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  • FREE reusable water bottle
  • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites

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  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE private charter jet service*
  • FREE enrichment lectures and destination briefings
  • FREE shore landings led by expert field guides
  • FREE escorted sightseeing safaris by Zodiac
  • FREE polar plunge
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  • FREE Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7AFT Grill
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  • FREE events hosted by a Tastes & Traditions Expert on select expeditions
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