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Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings and experience the fascinating Celtic culture before you embark for an adventurous expedition crossing the dynamic North Sea and navigating along magnificent Denmark’s coastline into the magnificent Faroe Islands. The trip will continue to Spitsbergen where you will not only admire majestic landscapes but also encounter unspoilt wildlife such as walruses, reindeer, and a plethora of birdlife as well as iconic polar bears.


  • Zodiac cruise into grottos, narrow channels and beneath vertical cliffs.
  • Discover the rich history in Kirkwall including a visit to Skara Brae, a unique and well-preserved 5,000-year-old semi-subterranean village
  • Join a group of the rare few to visit remote Jan Mayen Island, home to Mount Beerenberg, the world’s northernmost active volcano
  • Photograph walrus and reindeer while keeping an eye out for the Arctic’s top predator, the beguiling polar bear, hunting for seals in the pack ice

Quick Itinerary

Faroe Islands, Denmark

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The expedition team welcomes you aboard the ship before sailing to the northern islands. The Orkney archipelago is a pristine location for wildlife and a treasure for archaeology and history. You will admire fascinating Neolithic sites, Viking relics and World War 2 era fortifications. The team invites you to further exploration in either Zodiacs or kayaks. Further north, the Shetland Islands are remarkable for their exceptional nature reserves and archaeological sites such as the complex Stone, Bronze and Iron Age settlement of Jarlshof.

Faroe Islands, Denmark
Sail towards Denmark and receive further talks about the surrounding wilderness and birdwatching. You will enter a formidable maze of islands where you can observe fascinating landscapes such as the majestic cliffs of Vestmanna.

When crossing the Barents Sea, you will arrive at Bear Island and perhaps encounter some of the polar bears arriving from the expanding pack ice in the winter. The island is a favourite nesting ground for fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots and gulls. You will then explore the pristine South Spitsbergen National Park before you enter the Hornsund’s fjord in search for the reindeer, ringed and bearded seal, the elusive beluga whale and, of course, the majestic polar bear.  
You disembark in Longyearbyen and bid farewell to the expedition team and the friends you shared this extraordinary voyage with.

Greg Mortimer


The Greg Mortimer is due for completion in 2019. It is named after the Australian polar explorer, mountaineer and Aurora founder, Greg Mortimer.

This new ship marks a new direction for Aurora, as it is their first purpose-built Polar Expedition ship. The vessel features a state-of-the-art 'x-bow design', which has a piercing effect on smaller waves, making for a much smoother voyage.

Greg Mortimer from 23rd June 2021 to 7th July 2021

Aurora Stateroom: £9,600.00
Balcony Stateroom: £10,700.00
Balcony Suite: £12,000.00
Junior Suite: £14,100.00
Captains Suite: £16,200.00

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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
  • 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.

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