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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Svalbard Greenland and Iceland Expedition

A fascinating expedition to the remote Svalbard Archipelago, rarely-visited Scoresby Sund in Greenland and the dramatic Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland on board luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer, with return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
15 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Polar Bear
  • Spitsbergen landscape
  • Whale in the Arctic
  • Svalbard Community

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Discover majestic icebergs, glacier-filled bays and an abundance of wildlife on this luxury expedition to the Svalbard Archipelago, Greenland and Iceland.

Join expedition ship Silver Explorer in Tromso and cruise to isolated Bear Island, home to thousands of sea birds. Explore the Svalbard Archipelago with its pristine mountains and large ice sheets. Keep an eye out for the king of the Arctic, the polar bear and watch seabirds playing in the skies above. Explore these rugged islands by Zodiac and learn about the wildlife from the expedition team onboard.

Scoresby Sund in Greenland is the longest fjord in the world. Learn about the bird life from the onboard ornithologist, then discover the remote village of Ittoqqortoormiit before crossing the Denmark Strait to Iceland.

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Svalbard Archipelago and Greenland Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Tromso (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Tromso and embark Silver Explorer. Meet your Expedition Team and fellow travellers.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Bear Island

Approaching isolated Bear Island we will see thousands of sea birds diving around the island's steep cliffs. Explore the rugged coastline by zodiac and weather permitting, make a landing. The Expedition Team will provide insights into the terrain and the wildlife which live in these extreme conditions. As we leave Bear Island, head out on deck to watch for whales that are known to frequent the area.

Days 4-8 - Svalbard Archipelago

Discover this Arctic Ocean archipelago situated between the North Pole and Norway. See pristine mountains, deep fjords and spectacular icebergs. Silver Explorer will follow the same routes as famous polar explorers. Discover mountain peaks and glacier-filled bays and look out for bearded seals, the beluga whale, walrus and polar bears. Search the shorelines for common eiders, Arctic terns and purple sandpipers. Weather permitting, explore this breathtaking landscape by zodiac.

Days 9-10 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Days 11-13 - Scoresby Sund (Greenland)

Scoresby Sund is named after the Arctic explorer and whaler William Scoresby who charted the region in 1822. Spend three full days exploring the longest fjord in the world. Each day will be filled with discoveries of icebergs and wildlife. The onboard ornithologist will point out a variety of bird species, including pink-footed geese, whooper swans and guillemot. Cruise by Zodiac along the coastline and see the remains of an Inuit settlement at Danmarkso (subject to change, weather permitting).

Day 14 - Ittoqqortoormiit

The little village of Ittoqqortoormiit is the most isolated settlement in Greenland. Weather permitting, walk around the village, learn about their dog sledding traditions, and visit the community’s little church.

Day 15 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 16 - Reykjavik (Iceland) - UK

After breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions.

Price Includes

  • 15-night cruise aboard Silver Explorer
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks served throughout the ship
  • Free Wi-Fi for all cabins (amount of time is dependent on cabin category)
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary parka
Map for Svalbard Greenland and Iceland Expedition