along the Westfjords of Iceland that reveal the rare beauty of the part
of Iceland where mass tourism disappears, and nature takes over
breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs, and tiny fishing
villages embracing traditional ways of life
the tiny island of Grimsey that lies exactly on the Arctic Circle.
Grimsey is remarkable for majestic basalt rocks and bird colonies where
one can see the Atlantic puffins, known also as the "clowns of the sea"
Jan Mayen Island witness the landscapes of breathtaking beauty and the
northernmost subaerial active volcano on the planet – the
Spitsbergen, get ready to see Polar bears and other quintessential
Arctic wildlife which can be spotted anytime, anywhere in and around
every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife, discover incredible
scenery, and walk in the footsteps of the historic polar expeditions
that came before us
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Triple Classic||Main Deck Suite||Classic Suite||Superior Suite||Deluxe Suite||Premium Suite||Owner's Suite|
|Jun 23, 2022||Jul 04, 2022||5,395||7,495||7,995||8,195||9,195||9,995||12,895|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Jun 23, 2022||Jul 04, 2022||5,395||8,195||12,895|
1: Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and starting point of our
expedition. After arriving via scheduled commercial flight service, you
are free to explore this fascinating city. Reykjavík is home
to a wealth of cultural institutions including museums, galleries, and
the Hallgrímskirkja church. Leisure possibilities inside the
city include parks, gardens, and thermal baths. You can also take
advantage of Reykjavík’s wide range of shopping
possibilities, excellent dining options, and famous nightlife. Your
hotel for the night has been arranged by us and is included in the
price of the voyage.
2: Embarkation in Reykjavík
afternoon, we welcome you aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea
Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from
home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of
your Arctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail out of
3: Westfjords, Iceland
expedition day in the Westfjords area reveals the rare beauty of the
part of Iceland where mass tourism disappears — only about
10% of Iceland’s visitors ever see the region. Taking
advantage of every weather favorable condition, we choose the best
places to discover breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs, and
tiny fishing villages embracing traditional ways of life.
4: Grimsey Island, Iceland
island of Grimsey lies exactly on the Arctic Circle. Grimsey is
remarkable for majestic basalt rocks and bird colonies where one can
see the Atlantic puffins, known also as the "clowns of the sea".
5: Jan Mayen Island
hosts the landscapes of breathtaking beauty and northernmost subaerial
active volcano on the planet – the Beerenberg. The island is
wild and uninhabited not including members of Norwegian weather
station. The signboard at the entrance door says (translated from the
Norwegian): “Theory is when you understand everything but
nothing works. Practice is when everything works but nobody understands
why. On this station, we combine theory and practice in a way that
nothing works and nobody understands why”. Northern fulmars,
Kittiwakes, and Brünich’s guillemots breeding on
steep cliffs and slopes represent the birdlife of Jan Mayen.
6: At sea
lectures of our invited speakers prepare us for meeting with the unique
Arctic wildlife and awesome landscapes of Spitsbergen.
7-11: Exploring Spitsbergen
This is a
real expedition in a true High Arctic wilderness. As such, our route
and exploration opportunities here are heavily dependent on the weather
and sea ice conditions we encounter. Our experienced captain and
expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as
conditions and opportunities warrant. You can be sure that the best
possible advantage will be taken of the circumstances presented to us
by Nature in this wild and remote corner of the Arctic.
bears and other quintessential Arctic wildlife can be spotted anytime,
anywhere in and around Svalbard. We exploit every opportunity to
experience excellent wildlife viewing, to discover incredible scenery,
and to walk in the footsteps of the historic polar expeditions that
came before us.
anticipate exploring the spectacular fjords, coasts, and islands in the
western part of Svalbard. This area contains the
archipelago’s most impressive scenery and some of the
Arctic’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Deep fjords and
narrow channels are flanked by jagged snowy mountain peaks. Immense
tidewater glaciers calve icebergs into turquoise waters. Fields of
flowering tundra are home to grazing reindeer and playful Arctic fox.
Bountiful inshore and offshore waters are home to walrus and a wide
variety of whales. The whole area is alive with migratory birds,
including numerous rare species, taking advantage of summer’s
fecundity in 24-hour daylight.
complete the Arctic experience we also explore places rich with
history. Our area of exploration contains the historical remnants of
whaling camps, coal mining operations, trappers’ cabins,
staging areas for historic attempts to discover the North Pole, and
even an abandoned polar research station.
habitation in this area can be found only at Ny Ålesund, a
former mining town that is now home to an international community of
Arctic researchers. This is one of the world’s most northerly
settlements, complete with museum, gift shop, and post office.
days are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals,
presentations by our experts, and enough stunning scenery and wildlife
to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.
12: Disembarkation in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
breakfast we say farewell in the town of Longyearbyen, the
administrative capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. We
provide a transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to
spend more time here. In this case, be sure to see the excellent
Svalbard Museum and take advantage of quality shopping and dining
opportunities in this fascinating Arctic settlement.
Sea Spirit (Luxury Expedition, 114-guests)
The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010. Providing spacious suites for accommodation of maximum of 114 passengers (the smallest suite is 20 sq. meters) the Sea Spirit at the same time features maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships. All suites have private facilities and exterior views. Some of the suites feature private balconies for enjoying fantastic landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica.
(Click image to view Ship details)
DO NOT INCLUDE:
pre-voyage hotel night in Reykjavik;
transfer to the ship on day 2;
meals on board throughout the voyage;
and coffee station 24 hours daily;
scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions);
throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader &
Poseidon Expeditions parka;
boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
and Farewell cocktails;
transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation;
and passport fees (if applicable);
and trip cancellation insurance;
drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and
expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges;
for the local guides and drivers;
evacuation insurance to a minimum coverage of US$ 100,000 per person;