About the Spitsbergen, Greenland, Jan Mayen & Norway Itinerary
This voyage combines remote wilderness with remote urbanity giving you a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Kayak in small bays witnessing calving glaciers, marvel at sculpted icebergs, world’s largest fjord, volcanoes, polar bears, reindeer, musk oxen and Inuit communities. This expedition will leave you with spectacular photos and a lifetime of stories to share. Highlights • Look out for polar bears hunting seals • Visit the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund • Kayak through brash ice near calving glaciers • Zodiac cruise intricate maze of Trollfjord, Norway • Explore picturesque Norway's Lofoten Islands • Visit remote and volcanic Jan Mayen island
Days 1 to 3: Spitsbergen
Enjoy a town tour of Longyearbyen. Embark the Greg Mortimer and explore Spitsbergen’s north-west. Possible landings include 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Hamiltonbukta.
Days 4 to 8: East Greenland
Greenland Sea crossing, pack ice, East Greenland National Park. Possible landings: Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Kap Humboldt, King Oscar Fjord.
Days 9 to 11: Southeast Greenland
East Greenland and Scoresbysund. Possible landings: Røde Island, Ittoqqortoormiit, Hare Fjord.
Days 12 to 15: Jan Mayen Island
Blosseville Coast, Rømer Fjord, cross Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen island where we attempt to land on this remote, mist-shrouded, and rarely visited volcanic island – the northernmost island on the mid-Atlantic rift.
Days 16 to 18: Lofoten Islands
Explore Lofoten Islands and Trollfjord. Marvel at the towering mountains in the Lofoten Islands and enjoy some of Norway’s finest scenery.
Days 19 & 20: East Coast of Norway
Sail south, crossing the Arctic Circle. Weather permitting, Zodiac cruise around Runde Island, Norway’s largest bird sanctuary. Perhaps visit Sør-Gjæslingan a beautifully preserved fishing village, and Lysefjord.
Day 21: Bergen, Norway
Disembark in Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, which was founded more than 900 years ago and has roots to the Viking Age.
Welcome Aboard the Greg Mortimer
At just 340 feet (104 meters) long, the Greg Mortimer carries a maximum of 120 expeditioners to the polar regions. As one of the smallest ships in the polar expedition cruising fleet, its size and modern ice-strengthened hull (Class 1A, one category below a full ice-breaker) give you the ability to explore those places that larger ships can’t reach.
Exclusively designed for expedition cruising, the Greg Mortimer provides an authentic, small-ship experience. Thanks to its unique, patented X-Bow®, it is capable of fast, comfortable transit speeds with less fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
Designed to the latest Polar Code for non-intrusive, low-impact voyages, the Greg Mortimer features:
• Fuel-efficient Ulstein X-Bow®
• Reduced air emissions and light pollution
• Virtual anchoring for protection of the sea floor
• Reduced onboard plastic use
• Onboard water production
• Strict, onboard waste management
Year built: to be completed in 2019
Breadth: 18.2 m
Cruising Speed: 12 Knots
Full Speed: 15.5 Knots
Gross tonnage: 7400
Cabins & Amenities
The Greg Mortimer offers eighty comfortable staterooms ranging from porthole to balcony categories, all with en suite bathrooms and plenty of storage space. All staterooms feature twin or king bedding configuration, 80% include a private balcony, and 60% can accommodate a third person.
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner including house wines, beer and soft drinks, afternoon tea and snacks
- Pre-dinner drinks including canapés and bar snacks
- 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea and snacks
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
- Large dining room/restaurant with family style dining
- Two bars/lounges
- Wellness Center (Gym, Massage Room, Sauna & Spa)
- Observation points: Indoor 180-degree lounge, Outdoor 360-degree open deck & 270-degree open sundeck
- Two hydraulic viewing platforms
- Open bridge policy
- Fleet of 15 zodiacs
- Spacious Lecture Room
- Flights included for Fly/Cruise itineraries
- All Antarctic voyages include one night’s pre-voyage accommodation and arrival airport transfer (on selected preferred flights)
- Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate in all cabin categories
- Please note that evacuation insurance is mandatory on all cruises.
- Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.
- Kayaking $1,080 (Antarctica) & $1,280 (South Georgia/Antarctica)
- Camping Free of Charge
- Photography Free of Charge
- Snowshoeing $280
- Ski Touring $1,800
- Climbing $1,800
- South Georgia Alpine Crossing $1,280 (by ski on Nov 29th & by foot on Mar 14th)
$13,200 – $25,100