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What’s included

  • 14 nights aboard the M/S Expedition in twin-share cabins (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole window). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing.
  • Prices based on Category 2 cabins
  • Zodiac excursions and shore visits with our expert Expedition team. Lectures and educational programs
  • Free high performance expedition parka jacket
  • Free Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • Use of on board sauna, gym and library
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel accommodation in Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's UK sized 7-13 & women's UK sized 3-7
  • All meals included on board the M/S Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotels
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.(the highest ratio amongst Polar ships 1:10)
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option

Arctic Highlights

Polar Cruising

Arctic | Polar Cruising

New for 2017
Arctic Highlights

Duration:  17 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £5,945,
Land only from £5,395

Book now or call 01453 844400

Sail from Spitsbergen to Greenland and south to Iceland, an unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.

Highlights

  • Expert guides, great food and spacious cabins on the M/S Expedition cruise ship
  • Daily Zodiac excursions to get up close to the abundant wildlife
  • The chance to spot polar bears, whales & Arctic foxes
  • A breathtaking landscape of spectacular icebergs, fjords and glaciers

Reviews          

in the Arctic from Spitsbergen to Greenland and finally Iceland. Travelling on a warm and comfortable ship, with excellent and plentiful food, you pass through the dramatic scenery with regular trips off the ship both by zodiac and on foot. There are plenty of lectures to fill your day when you are not on deck looking for whales, dolphins and the numerous sea birds. A truly amazing experience.
Liz Noakes, Mountain Kingdoms

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Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland to Iceland, this is a voyage of impressive highlights that reveals the contrast and change in the Arctic landscape.

We start our journey amidst the dramatic scenery of Northwest Spitsbergen National Park then travel south, following the ice’s edge along the coast of Greenland in search of the amazing wildlife of the Arctic region. Orca, humpback and minke whales are routinely spotted in the Arctic waters whilst polar bears roam the shoreline and unique reindeers graze on the summer vegetation alongside colonies of seabirds.

We sail through some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays and inlets on our regular Zodiac excursions and shore landings. And, we spend time at the tiny Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit to gain an insight into how these most northerly of people live.

On board, we relax and enjoy the good food and excellent facilities on the M/S Expedition and learn about the history, geology and wildlife of the Arctic from the expert expedition team. Our adventure ends in ‘the land of fire and ice’ when we reach Reykjavik.

Our ‘Land Only’ and ‘Flight Inclusive from’ prices are based on category 2 cabins, twin-share with porthole windows, and include 1 night in a hotel in Oslo and one night in a hotel in Longyearbyen before the start of the cruise, plus arrival and departure transfers.


At a glance

Duration:  17 days from the UK

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 1 clients

Maximum group size: 0

Land only joining city: Oslo

Accommodation types: Hotels, Expedition Ship

Hotels:

The M/S Expedition boasts spacious, en suite, cabins. Our prices are based on Category 2 twin cabins which have a porthole window and ample storage for all your kit.

Upgrades are available to the following cabin types: Category 3 twin cabins which are slightly roomier and have a picture book window; Category 4 twin share which are larger still with a bigger window; and Category 5 cabins that offer a junior double suite with separate living area as well as larger bedroom and bathroom.

        Safety Features:
• Designed to Ice Class 1B specifications for service in sea ice.
• Four totally covered lifeboats provide capacity for all passengers and crew, while six life-rafts boast a capacity of 150 persons.
• Full immersion cold weather survival suits for all passengers and crew

Facilities & Amenities:
The M/S Expedition offers stability at sea, comfortable cabins and ample communal areas. With a maximum of 140 guests you will be well catered for by expert guides, staff and crew.
• 360° top observation deck
• All cabins with private, en suite bathrooms and outside views
• Raised forward observation deck
• Large fleet of Zodiacs with four stroke engines
• Complimentary wellington boots for duration of your cruise
• Fine dining – international cuisine in one sitting
• Large aft deck with barbecue facilities
• Polar Bear Pub
• Gift shop
• Medical clinic
• Sauna
• Computer room with internet where available
• Gym
• Expert guides, 55 members of staff & crew

Meal arrangements: B&B at hotels, full board on cruise

Leader: Specialist Leaders, Polar cruises
Specialist Leaders, Polar cruises

On board are expert, English-speaking guides who have an intimate knowledge of the area and an infectious passion for nature. They are very hard-working, attentive and helpful. On your Expedition cruise, shore excursions, and on board, lectures will be provided by knowledgeable, expert members of the crew.


The M/S Expedition has one of the highest ratios of expedition team members to guests – with one expert for every 10 guests there is always someone on hand to answer your questions and provide greater insight and appreciation of the world at its extremes. The expedition team is comprised of professional and highly skilled historians, marine biologists, and naturalists who offer keen insight and a unique personal perspective to each and every adventure. Their goal is to provide an informed and balanced interpretation of the destination, accomplished through stimulating lectures, day-to-day briefings, and informal discussions. Your lecturers and Expedition Leader will cover all aspects of the voyage including ornithology, marine biology, geography, geology, history and the environment, as well as practical things like photography. The expedition staff work conscientiously with you on deck and in the field, improving your observational skills to allow you to experience all that the destination has to offer. Their strong sense of ethics and ecological knowledge make for stimulating and mindful conversation whether onshore or at the dinner table. The Expedition Staff will pilot the Zodiac landing craft used for shore landings and Zodiac cruises; they are experienced drivers who operate the Zodiacs in a responsible manner.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Oslo, overnight in an airport hotel, then fly onward to Longyearbyen and spend one night before the cruise departs
3
Embarkation day Longyearbyen
4-7
Spitsbergen & the Svalbard peninsula
8-9
Cross the Greenland Sea
10-14
Scoresby Sund & the Denmark Strait
15-16
Denmark Strait to Reykjavik
17
Disembark in Reykjavik and fly to London

2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Thu 31 Aug - Sat 16 Sep 2017RestrictedContact usContact us

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £235
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £148
No Surcharge Guarantee

No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • 14 nights aboard the M/S Expedition in twin-share cabins (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole window). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing.
  • Prices based on Category 2 cabins
  • Zodiac excursions and shore visits with our expert Expedition team. Lectures and educational programs
  • Free high performance expedition parka jacket
  • Free Mountain Kingdoms fleece
  • Use of on board sauna, gym and library
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • 2 nights in 4* hotel accommodation in Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Waterproof boots supplied for men's UK sized 7-13 & women's UK sized 3-7
  • All meals included on board the M/S Expedition. Breakfast included at the hotels
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.(the highest ratio amongst Polar ships 1:10)
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option

What’s not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Oslo and Longyearbyen
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

A truly amazing experience          

A cruise which heads south enabling you to witness the contrast and change in the Arctic from Spitsbergen to Greenland and finally Iceland. Travelling on a warm and comfortable ship, with excellent and plentiful food, you pass through the dramatic scenery with regular trips off the ship both by zodiac and on foot. There are plenty of lectures to fill your day when you are not on deck looking for whales, dolphins and the numerous sea birds.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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