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Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis (14 Days)

Brought to you by the Sister Company of African Safaris and Travel, now expanding their horizons to incredible worldwide adventures!

Adventure Travel Vacations - Set your Compass toward a Lifetime of Adventures!

Brought to you by the Sister Company of African Safaris and Travel, now expanding their horizons to incredible worldwide adventures!

Polar Bears in the Artic Circle

The seal's dread, the whale's bane, all names for the majestic, awe-inspiring creature commonly known as the polar bear.

A New Addition to the Fleet of Oceanwide Expeditions - The MV Hondius!

Oceanwide’s newest vessel, meeting the highest demands for passenger vessels (Polar Class 6), fully in compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code.

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A New Addition to the Fleet of Oceanwide Expeditions - The MV Hondius!

Oceanwide’s newest vessel, meeting the highest demands for passenger vessels (Polar Class 6), fully in compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code.

Delfin III - The newest addition to the Delfin Amazon Cruises Fleet

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The Galapagos Islands - A Province of Ecuador

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing!

Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, renowned for its dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar.

White Water Rafting in Costa Rica!

Come and discover the amazing destinations of Costa Rica! Lots of excitement and stay in beautiful lodges!

Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.

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Louis van Tonder and Terri New - Your Hosts on Safari!

Louis and Terri at Vic Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe. The best location EVER to enjoy HIGH TEA!

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Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Set deep inside the Lower Zambezi National Park, Chiawa Camp enjoys the prime location in the Lower Zambezi. This area is still unspoilt as it is new to Tourism.

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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis (8 Days)

A classic three island voyage : Ice, Inuit and Remoteness

https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/the-arctic/cruises/pla16-18-spitsbergen-northeast-greenland 

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Average cruising speed for m/v Ortelius is 10,5 knots.

Code:-PLA16-18

 
Day 1: Largest Town on the Largest Island

You touch down in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Enjoy strolling around this former mining town, whose parish church and Svalbard Museum make for fascinating attractions. Though the countryside appears stark, more than a hundred species of plant have been recorded in it. In the early evening the ship sails out of Isfjorden, where you might spot the first minke whale of your voyage.

Day 2: Route to Raudfjorden

To Raudfjorden, on the north coast of West Spitsbergen, you take in an expansive fjord spilling with glaciers – and maybe even visited by ringed and bearded seals. The cliffs and shoreline of this fjord also support thriving seabird colonies, rich vegetation, and the possibility of polar bears. In the evening you sail by the island of Moffen, where you can find a large herd of walruses.

© Gérard Bodineau

Day 3 - 4: On to East Greenland

You may eventually see the jagged edge of the east Greenland sea ice flashing into sight ahead, depending on the conditions. Keep watch for whales and migrating seabirds here.

Day 5: Tundra, Mountains, and Icebergs

In your approach to Greenland, you may sail through the sea ice into Foster Bay and land at Myggebugten. Beyond the old hunters’ hut – in the first half of the 20th century, Norwegian trappers hunted here for polar bear and Arctic fox – there is a sprawling tundra populated by musk oxen, with geese floating the small lakes. From here you sail through Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, surrounded by towering mountains and bright interior icebergs. An alternative route is Sofia Sound, a narrower waterway.

Day 6: Antarctic Sound Islands

You arrive at Teufelschloss (Devil’s Castle), a mountain with layered geology. On the other side of the fjord is Blomsterbugt and the landing site. In the afternoon you head into Antarctic Sound, where you find the islands of Ruth, Maria, and Ella. Maria is the most likely spot for a landing.

Day 7: Alpefjord Peaks

In the morning you enter Segelsällskapets Fjord, with the streaked slopes of the Berzelius Mountains bordering the north side. You land on the south shore, where ancient sedimentary formations lie right at your feet. A hike takes you near a small lake with good chances to see musk oxen, Arctic hares, and ptarmigans. In the afternoon the ship ventures into Alpefjord, aptly named for the spire-like peaks that thrust up around it. You may then embark on a Zodiac cruise around Gully Glacier, which once blocked access to the interior of these waters. Continuing deep into the fjord, you experience a definitive Greenland adventure.

© Dietmar Denger

Day 8: Sights of Arctic Autumn

The first half of the day you spend in Antarcticahavn, an extensive valley where you can spot groups of musk oxen. At this time of year, the sparse vegetation is dressed in the fiery colors of autumn.

Day 9: Inuit Neighborhood of Yesteryear

Today you reach Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst. You may also enjoy a Zodiac cruise along one of the glacier fronts, along with a visit to the basalt columns and ice formations of Vikingebugt. In the afternoon the plan is to visit Danmark Island.

© Katja Snowmad

Day 10: Colors of the Cape

The goal is a Zodiac cruise near Røde Ø, one of the world’s most cherished iceberg attractions: The austere blue-white of the icebergs sets sharp against the brooding red backdrop of the sediment slopes. The afternoon plan is to sail through the northern parts of Røde Fjord, with the chance to see musk oxen and warm autumnal foliage.

Day 11: Enormous Bergs, Arctic Hares

In the morning you encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters (1,312 feet) deep. You then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot of seeing Arctic hares.

Day 12: Scoresbysund Settlement

Today you make a tundra landing on Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet. The afternoon stop is Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in Scoresbysund – about five hundred inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just stroll around to see the sled dogs and drying skins of seals and musk oxen. In the afternoon you sail south, passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.

© Katja Snowmad

Day 13: Sea Life on the Move

A day at sea grants you winning opportunities to spot whales and seabirds – and at night, the magical northern lights.

© Tobias Brehm-Oceanwide Expeditions

Day 14: Journey’s End at Akureyri

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Akureyri, where on request you can transfer by chartered bus – a six-hour drive that you must book in advance – to Radhus Reykjavikur / city hall in Vonarstraeti in Reykjavik. The memories made on this voyage will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Included in this voyage

Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
Transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to Longyearbyen.
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
AECO fees and governmental taxes.
Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Excluded from this voyage

Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
Pre- and post- land arrangements.
Passport and visa expenses.
Government arrival and departure taxes.
Meals ashore.
Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory).
Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
Transfer supplement for bus shuttle between Akureyri (ship) and Radhus Reykjavikur / city hall in Vonarstraeti (6 hours).
The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

 

  Price:- From $5,950 per person. Please contact us for departure dates and availability 

 

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