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Arctic Discovery


Paddle Svalbard, Greenland, Jan Mayen and Norway

21 day voyage 19 days kayaking

  • Greenland reflections

    Greenland reflections

  • Arctic polar bears

    Arctic polar bears

  • Arctic perfection

    Arctic perfection

  • Humpback whale

    Humpback whale

  • Iceberg paddling

    Iceberg paddling

  • Arctic Walrus

    Arctic Walrus

  • Norway fjords

    Norway fjords

  • Lofoten islands Norway

    Lofoten islands Norway

  • Paddling perfection in Greenland

    Paddling perfection in Greenland

This voyage combines remote wilderness with remote urbanity giving you a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Kayak in small bays witnessing calving glaciers, marvel at sculpted icebergs, the world's largest fjord, volcanoes, polar bears, reindeer, musk ox and Inuit communities. This expedition will leave you with spectacular photos and a lifetime of stories to share.




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Grade

Moderate

2020 Departure

31 August - 20 September

Cost

From AU $16,300

Includes

Transport from airport to/from ship. Group sightseeing tour on arrival in Longyearbyen. Accommodation and meals aboard ship, kayak guide, all paddling equipment including dry suit.

Excludes

All international and domestic airfares.

  • * Cost depends on cabin chosen
  • * All trip costs are listed in AU dollars

Itinerary

Meet at Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Day 1
Arrive Longyearbyen, Svalbard, join a town tour of Longyearbyen before emarking. Evening kayak briefing.
Day 2-3
Cruise to Spitzbergen's north-west, day paddles were possible.
Day 4-8
Cross Greenland Sea towards East Greenland National Park. Spectacular kayaking possible around Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Kap Humboldt and King Oscar Fjord.
Day 9-11
Continue crusining south down Greenland's eastern coastline. We enter Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world. Possible paddling include Rode Island, Ittoqqortoormiit and Hare Fjord.
Day 12-15
More paddling on the Greenland coast before crossing the the Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen.
Day 16 -20
Norwegian Coastline. Marvel at Lofoten Islands' towering mountain scenery during paddles including Trollfjord before sailing south and crossing the Arctic Circle. Weather permitting, cruise around Runde Island, Norway's largest bird sanctuary. Perhaps visit Sor-Gjaelingan, a beautifully preserved fishing village, and Lysefjord.
Day 21
Trip concludes Bergen

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