EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Svalbard, Iceland, and Greenland's East Coast (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Oslo, Norway to Reykjavík, Iceland
Dates: 30 Jun 2019 - 16 Jul 2019

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DAY
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Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
30 Jun 2019
Air travel
DAY 2
01 Jul 2019
Air travel
Oslo, Norway

Fly overnight to Oslo. On arrival, check into the SAS Radisson Blu Airport Hotel. This afternoon explore this charming city. Stroll amid Oslo's famed Vigeland sculptures—hundreds of life-size human figures set in parkland. Visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian polar explorers Nansen and Amundsen. The evening is at leisure. (Day 2: B,D)

DAY 3
02 Jul 2019
Oslo, Norway
Air travel
Longyearbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen

Depart Oslo on a charter flight, and enjoy breathtaking vistas en route to Longyearbyen. Embark National Geographic Explorer. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
03 Jul 2019
Svalbard, Svalbard And Jan Mayen

Our day-by-day itinerary, in keeping with the nature of an expedition, will be a thoughtfully considered framework based on our long experience in this dynamic arctic region. We'll take full advantage of our 'human resources'—our experienced captain, expedition leader, and naturalists—as well as our technological resources. Armed with the latest satellite imagery, we'll chart where the ice is impenetrable, and where there are leads guiding us to exciting discoveries. We have an ice-strengthened hull and forward-searching sonar, plus agile Zodiacs and kayaks, allowing us to make forays among the icebergs. The undersea specialist will deploy the ROV, bringing back imagery few, if any, have ever seen. And with unforgettable days in the ice and two photographers onboard, you'll have assistance to get your best photos ever. We begin in Svalbard, Norway—a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive ice sheets. Nowhere can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its natural environment than here. Venture to the foot of vast tidewater glaciers, kayak among sparkling icebergs, hike the tundra, and explore fjords that split the coastline. Svalbard's wonders are a prelude to days ahead of discoveries on unknown shores, following the ice's edge. Our quest is to discover the Arctic's grand wilderness. Be on deck as our captain navigates between icebergs that drift from the calving glaciers. And if the ice yields, we'll aim for Scoresbysund, on the east coast of Greenland, still awakening from winter's long icy grip. If the ice is unrelenting, we'll head to Iceland. The finale of our journey is the west coast of Iceland: Ísafjörður, a picture postcard of Icelandic life; the immense Látrabjarg cliffs, home to a huge population of razorbills; and Flatey Island, a former trading post. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
04 Jul 2019
Svalbard, Svalbard And Jan Mayen
DAY 6
05 Jul 2019
Svalbard, Svalbard And Jan Mayen
DAY 7
06 Jul 2019
Svalbard, Svalbard And Jan Mayen
DAY 8
07 Jul 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 9
08 Jul 2019
East Coast of Greenland

Our day-by-day itinerary, in keeping with the nature of an expedition, will be a thoughtfully considered framework based on our long experience in this dynamic arctic region. We'll take full advantage of our 'human resources'—our experienced captain, expedition leader, and naturalists—as well as our technological resources. Armed with the latest satellite imagery, we'll chart where the ice is impenetrable, and where there are leads guiding us to exciting discoveries. We have an ice-strengthened hull and forward-searching sonar, plus agile Zodiacs and kayaks, allowing us to make forays among the icebergs. The undersea specialist will deploy the ROV, bringing back imagery few, if any, have ever seen. And with unforgettable days in the ice and two photographers onboard, you'll have assistance to get your best photos ever. We begin in Svalbard, Norway—a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive ice sheets. Nowhere can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its natural environment than here. Venture to the foot of vast tidewater glaciers, kayak among sparkling icebergs, hike the tundra, and explore fjords that split the coastline. Svalbard's wonders are a prelude to days ahead of discoveries on unknown shores, following the ice's edge. Our quest is to discover the Arctic's grand wilderness. Be on deck as our captain navigates between icebergs that drift from the calving glaciers. And if the ice yields, we'll aim for Scoresbysund, on the east coast of Greenland, still awakening from winter's long icy grip. If the ice is unrelenting, we'll head to Iceland. The finale of our journey is the west coast of Iceland: Ísafjörður, a picture postcard of Icelandic life; the immense Látrabjarg cliffs, home to a huge population of razorbills; and Flatey Island, a former trading post. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
09 Jul 2019
East Coast of Greenland
DAY 11
10 Jul 2019
East Coast of Greenland
DAY 12
11 Jul 2019
East Coast of Greenland
DAY 13
12 Jul 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
13 Jul 2019
Isafjördur, Iceland
DAY 15
14 Jul 2019
Látrabjarg, Iceland
DAY 16
15 Jul 2019
Flateyri, Iceland

Our day-by-day itinerary, in keeping with the nature of an expedition, will be a thoughtfully considered framework based on our long experience in this dynamic arctic region. We'll take full advantage of our 'human resources'—our experienced captain, expedition leader, and naturalists—as well as our technological resources. Armed with the latest satellite imagery, we'll chart where the ice is impenetrable, and where there are leads guiding us to exciting discoveries. We have an ice-strengthened hull and forward-searching sonar, plus agile Zodiacs and kayaks, allowing us to make forays among the icebergs. The undersea specialist will deploy the ROV, bringing back imagery few, if any, have ever seen. And with unforgettable days in the ice and two photographers onboard, you'll have assistance to get your best photos ever. We begin in Svalbard, Norway—a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive ice sheets. Nowhere can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its natural environment than here. Venture to the foot of vast tidewater glaciers, kayak among sparkling icebergs, hike the tundra, and explore fjords that split the coastline. Svalbard's wonders are a prelude to days ahead of discoveries on unknown shores, following the ice's edge. Our quest is to discover the Arctic's grand wilderness. Be on deck as our captain navigates between icebergs that drift from the calving glaciers. And if the ice yields, we'll aim for Scoresbysund, on the east coast of Greenland, still awakening from winter's long icy grip. If the ice is unrelenting, we'll head to Iceland. The finale of our journey is the west coast of Iceland: Ísafjörður, a picture postcard of Icelandic life; the immense Látrabjarg cliffs, home to a huge population of razorbills; and Flatey Island, a former trading post. (B,L,D)

DAY 17
16 Jul 2019
Reykjavík, Iceland

Our grand adventure takes us to Iceland's lively capital city, Reykjavík. Have a guided overview of the old town, and visit the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths, prior to our flight home. (B,L)

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Included

  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

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All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

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