Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Trip Details:

Operator:   Quark Expeditions
Price From: 7,695 USD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 13 days

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About this program

Join an exciting expedition cruise that departs above the Arctic Circle in Norway. This award-winning trip takes you from Norway to Greenland and finishes in stunning Iceland!

This 2-week adventure provides several opportunities to explore each area thoroughly and offers many chances to discover the area by kayak, on hiking excursions, and by zodiac. In each place, watch for Arctic wildlife including walrus, reindeer, muskoxen and even the mystical Polar Bear. 

Witness active volcanoes, sprawling glaciers, and an abundance of wildlife in various regions. Travel through the most beautiful fjord system on the planet, sail past towering icebergs, you’ll feel as though you’re in a fairytale! 



Day 1: Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Start your voyage in Longyearbyen where you will board the ship and your home for the next 2 weeks. 

Days 2-5: Spitsbergen, Norway

You'll be amazed at the abundance of wildlife and awesome landscapes as you explore Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard Islands.

This exploration gives you the spectacular experience of visiting glacier fronts and majestic fjords, while seeing wildlife including walrus, polar bears, reindeer and more!

If you're a bird lover, you'll be graced by the presence of Arctic terns, skuas, long-tailed ducks, ivory gulls, and kittiwakes. Don't forget your camera!


Days 6 and 7: Greenland Sea

As you sail through the Greenland Sea, you'll have an opportunity to learn about the local wildlife and the vast history of Greenland, where you'll stop next.

Onboard, you'll learn to identify the different seabirds that frequently pass the ship! Enjoy a lecture, share your photos with other passengers, or enjoy a cocktail in the bar. While at sea, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. 

Days 8 to 11: East Greenland

Enjoy a tour of Greenland's eastern coast, which is very remote. You'll take zodiac cruises and trips to the shore to explore several locations.

Here you may visit the remnants of an ancient Thule settlement. Make sure you keep an eye out for muskoxen, who are often grazing in this area.

You'll sail through Scoresbysund, quite possibly the most beautiful fjord system in the world! 

Day 12: Denmark Strait

Enjoy today at sea, as you make your way through the Denmark Straight toward Iceland. Your expedition leaders will help to keep you informed and even entertained by their presentations. Learn about the history of Arctic Exploration, as well as the seabirds in the area.

Day 13: Depart Reykjavik

Disembark today in Akureyri where you'll board a charter flight to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Board your flight home, stay a few extra days, or head to you next destination! 

Country Fast Facts


Flag flag_of_norway
Official Language(s)Norweigan, Sami
Climate(s)Tundra, Subarctic, Subpolar
Major Airport(s):Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), Bergen Airport (BGO),
Economic Driver(s):Resources, Oil Fields,

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