Highlights
  • Explore the edges of an ice floe by zodiac
  • Walk on the tundra searching for birds
  • Keep an eye out for a variety of whale species
  • Learn about the arctic from lectures and on-site briefings
  • Sail through magnificent fjords and visit a local greenland community in ittoqqortoormiit

Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ice’s edge with an eye peeled to the horizon for wildlife. Navigating south, you'll explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice." An Inuit village, unique wildlife, and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.

Trip Description
Arctic Highlights
 
Destinations
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  • Only ground transport

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Itinerary

Day 1 Longyearbyen (1D)

Drop off your checked luggage by 2pm at the joining hotel's luggage storage room and there will be a late afternoon transfer. Depart Longyearbyen in the evening. Included Activities: Embarkation of the G Expedition Transport: Locate the G representative for your included arrival transfer. Private Vehicle

Days 2-5 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea

Over four full days, explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Spend these days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbard's unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp lookout for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer. Included Activities: Zodiac Excursion (Arctic) Transport: G Expedition

Days 6-7 Northeast Greenland National Park

Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Included Activities: Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition

Days 8-12 Ittoqqortoomiit/Denmark Strait

Sail through and land in some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world along down the coast of Greenland, while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays and inlets. This is the largest national park in the world, nearly impossible to reach except on expedition ships. Spectacular geology combined with glacial features create steep mountains raising directly from the sea. Look out for picturesque scenery, wildlife and other interesting landing sites in this unspoiled wilderness. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scoresbysund. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby. Included Activities: Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit Transport: G Expedition

Days 13-14 Denmark Strait/Reykjavik

Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavík. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills. Included Activities: Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Transport: G Expedition

Day 15 Reykjavik (1B)

For guests departing on disembarkation day, G Adventures will provide a complimentary transfer at 0800 or at 1300 to Keflavik International Airport from the port. Guests who opt to take the 1300 transfer may explore the city in the morning and store their luggage at the port until 1230. If you are opting for the later transfer, please ensure you are back at the port by 1230 to claim your baggage. For guests who are planning on staying in Reykjavik post trip, taxis will be available for hire at the pier to transfer them to their accommodations. All transfer arrangements will be confirmed while on board prior to departure, to ensure that all needs are met. Transport: Private Vehicle

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Details
Trip Includes
  • 14 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • Arrival transfer
  • Transfer from meeting point to ship (Longyearbyen)
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Visit to a local community (Greenland)
  • Departure transfer (Reykjavík
  • depending on flight)
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
  • Expedition parka
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportG Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, walking.
Local Flights There are no local flights included in the price of this trip. You are free to depart Reykjavik from the afternoon onward on Day 14. Do not book any morning flights out of Reykjavik.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 126
Max 134 aboard the G Expedition.

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 14 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.
Start City
Longyearbyen
End City
Reykjavik
Guides One Expedition team member per 10 guests.

Age Notes

Min. Age: Minimum age of 10 years for this trip.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

Please note: While it is our intention of adhere to the route described above , there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On the first day onboard, your expedition leader will give you an expedition overview. The G Expedition is an adventure Expedition ship and does not offer an elevator Please note: BOOTS FOR ZODIAC LANDINGS: - Complementary used waterproof boots will be supplied in the following sizes: - USA size 6 -16 - EURO size 36 - 49 Please be advised that there are limited numbers of the smallest and largest sizes. If you wish to bring your own boots, you should follow the guidelines below: Rubber, waterproof boots that are just below your knees (12-16” high or 30-41cm) with a strong, ridged non-skid sole are essential for wet landings via Zodiac. You usually have to step from the Zodiac into water, which can be up to 1 ft or 30 cm high on most landings. Do not bring heavy, cumbersome boots that make it difficult to walk. Do not bring boots with metal cleats as they cannot be used for the landings. Try out your boots before your voyage. The electricity onboard is 220AC electrical outlets, with European 2 pin round holes, as well as 110-volt shaving sockets in the bathroom for electric razors only. You may wish to bring an international adapter. A limited supply of electrical adapters are available to borrow free of charge at the Purser's Desk. KAYAKING EXCURSIONS For the more adventurous, our kayaking trips provide the opportunity to encounter the intimacy and power of the polar regions in ways very few people can lay claim to having experienced. For more details about this extra, including prep notes and full terms and conditions, please visit our Polar Excursions page.

Meals

Onboard our expedition ships you’ll find a diversity of gourmet international cuisines prepared and catered by professional chefs; all meals are included in the price of your expedition. Dining is casual, tables are unassigned and the dining room is capable of seating the entire passenger compliment at one time. There is always a selection of different meals available, and vegetarians will find plenty of options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice, please advise us at time of confirmation. Coffee, tea and water are all provided free of charge. All other beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic are not included and can be purchased in the dining room, pub, or in the lounge.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.

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