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Polar Routes has put together a very special offer for those who wish to participate in a once in a lifetime adventure in 3 different Arctic locations! This expedition begins in mythical Iceland where you can observe unspoilt nature and small, charming communities.  You will then venture to rarely-visited Jan Mayen, a stunning and extremely remote volcanic island.  Finally, you arrive in the realm of the polar bear, Svalbard.  Majestic glaciers, deep fjords and a diverse fauna will bring unforgettable memories.

 Highlights:

- Spot the majestic polar bear
- Discover thousands of birds nesting in world-renowned bird cliffs
- Opportunity to hike & kayak in majestic landscapes
- Visit Jan Mayen, a remote island where few have visited

Quick Itinerary:

Day 1: Arriving in Iceland
Day 2: “Sagaland
Day 3: Iceland’s best-kept secrets
Day 4: Amazing Westfjords
Day 5: Seabird habitats in Iceland
Day 6: Sailing to Jan Mayen island
Day 7: Remote beauty
Day 8: Sailing to Svalbard
Day 9-11: Rich history and amazing fjords
Day 12: End of trip

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Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 

Day 1: Arriving in Iceland
As you land into Iceland, you arrive into a completely different world.  The Keflavik airport is the first site you will see, and it is already impressive.  You can observe lava stones covered in moss at the airport and statues at the front. The “Jet Nest” is probably the most outstanding one.  Reykjavik is a modern city where you can find fine dining restaurants serving a wide variety of both foreign and Icelandic dishes inspired by ingredients found in nature. The city also has interesting museums and quirky little streets that should be unmissed.

Day 2: “Sagaland
Stykkishólmu is the next town of your trip. Most of the people living there make their living from fishing and tourism. You can explore the diversity of the region - stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife surrounding the area.
The remote Flatey Island is an adorable little place with its 2 km long and about 1 km wide. It has only a single road and you could spot puffin around the area.

Day 3: Iceland’s best-kept secrets
Continue sailing along the North-West coast of Iceland up to Bildudalur where you can see the Bjargtangar lighthouse, Europe’s westernmost point. The place is one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. In fact, the scenic beauty of the Westfjords area will suit your interest in this incredible journey with dramatic cliffs, abundant bird life, and deserted beaches.


Day 4: Amazing Westfjorfds
Ísafjörður is a town in the Westfjords region of northwest Iceland and is known for its dramatic landscapes. The location has a long history and Westfjord Heritage Museum is one of the places you must stop. It is amongst the town’s biggest tourist attractions and is one of four 18th century houses that have been renovated. The museum focuses mainly on maritime history and you can find all kind of fishing equipment there. The town is in the mouth of Ísafjarðardjúp, a large fjord which has fjords extended well into the land such as Skutulsfjörður, Álftafjörður or Seyðisfjörður. 

Day 5: Seabird habitats in Iceland
Hornbjarg is a majestic cliff also part of the Westfjords region and is at the top of Hornstrandir nature reserve. The cliff has green lush and seems that it has been suddenly cut off, with a height of 500 metres. From here, you can admire the untouched wilderness and beautiful wildlife such as Puffins, Whooper Swans, Red-Throated Diver.

Day 6: Sailing to Jan Mayen island
The next destination is the incredible Jan Mayen island. On the way, the expedition team will offer fascinating presentations, sharing their expert knowledge and experience to give you an insight into the days to come.

Day 7: Remote beauty
Jan Mayen is a Norwegian island and one of the most isolated one in the world. Visits to the island are extremely rare, even for tourists. Beerenberg, the northmost active volcano on earth is dominating the area, towering 7,500 feet high. The island was named after a Dutch whaling captain who supposedly discovered it in 1614.

Day 8: Sailing to Svalbard
The next destination is Svalbard. Get the day to relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the deck as we cross the sea.

Day 9-11: Rich history and amazing fjords
You are travelling to the North West Corner of Svalbard.   The Captain will evaluate local weather and ice conditions and will decide where to explore - our itineraries are unique and full of surprises! The priority is for everyone to be safe in this majestic environment. Amazing fjords such as Kingsford reveal dramatic calving glaciers and beautiful mountainous scenery.  We keep watching for Svalbard’s infamous predator, the polar bear.
On the island, the tundra shows its beauty and you can see Svalbard poppy growing and blooming. It is the symbolic flower of Svalbard. All of this will be organised with our experienced crew. Some of you will also take part in kayaking trips and get you close to the natural environment. 

Day 12: End of trip
The transfer vehicle takes you to the airport for your flight back to Oslo and is set to be early in the morning. 

MS Spitsbergen

Rating
3
Standard
Simple
Capacity
335

MS Spitsbergen is named after the Arctic crown of Norway, after a complete reconstruction in 2016, the ship spends part of the year sailing the Norwegian Coast and part of the year as part of the expedition programme, to destinations further afield. 

MS Spitsbergen from 1st July 2019 to 12th July 2019

Polar Inside: £3,949.00
Polar Outside: £4,369.00
Arctic Superior: £5,019.00
Expedition Suite: £7,727.00


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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
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  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.