Iceland to Spitsberg: Expedition North Atlantic
Arrive in the vibrant Icelandic capital Reykjavík, and embark Ocean Albatros for an expedition voyage like no other. This unique voyage plans to visit three of the Arctic’s most spectacular islands, on an odyssey through the North Atlantic to the high Arctic. Departing from the subpolar metropolis of Reykjavík, we will explore ‘Iceland in miniature’ on the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula – a region rich in authentic local culture and spectacular natural beauty. From here we will explore the breathtaking Westfjords region, sailing into the largest fjord, Ísafjarðardjúp. From here we will venture towards the tiny traditional village of Siglufjörður, and land on Grímsey, Iceland’s northernmost island, straddling the Arctic Circle.
Length of Travel: 12 days
Itinerary in Brief
From Iceland we venture into the unknown, heading for the enigmatic isle of Jan Mayen, Earth’s northernmost volcano and one of the most isolated and spectacular islands anywhere in the world. This island is home to vast numbers of seabirds, and is an excellent place to spot whales, which like us, are migrating northwards. From Jan Mayen, we will set a course for Svalbard, following the migrating birds which come to nest on this isolated high Arctic archipelago. This far north, the sun never sets, and life moves at a frenetic rhythm as wildlife feed and raise their young on summer’s brief bounty. Seabirds, seals, walrus and reindeer are just some of the wildlife we hope to find in this high Arctic paradise – maybe even a glimpse of the polar bear, King of the Arctic.
* Special Notes
Starts in Reykjavik
Ends in Longyearbyen
Upcoming Trips with this Itinerary:
$8,790.00 – $25,990.00