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svalbard to greenland expedition

cruise to the edge – and beyond

Explore the raw and remote Arctic wilderness of Svalbard and Greenland on our 14-day journey above the Arctic Circle. This voyage offers wonderful opportunities for tundra and sometimes glacier walking, exploring fjords by kayak, ship and Zodiac, viewing dramatic landscapes and encountering Arctic wildlife in near 24-hour daylight. 

Spitsbergen, where we begin our voyage, is the largest island within the Svalbard archipelago, located in the High Arctic, between northern Norway and the North Pole. Spitsbergen has a population of 3,500 residents, the primary centre being the port of Longyearbyen where we will board our ship. 

From Svalbard we head to spectacular East Greenland, home to the world’s largest fjord system, massive glaciers and enormous icebergs. We aim to reach Scoresby Sund, a favourite hunting ground of the local Inuit hunters who eke out a living in one of the harshest and most isolated environments on the planet. From Greenland we head for Iceland, the land of fire and ice and disembark the Polar Pioneer in Akuyeri.


Choose our base cruise option and explore at your own pace, with gentle strolls or active hikes led by our expert naturalists and historians. Take in the sights on a zodiac cruise or simply sit and admire the magnificent surroundings.

All zodiac cruises and regular shore excursions are included in the trip cost.

Cruise & Kayak

Guests who choose this package will use the ship as a comfortable floating base camp, paddling at every opportunity and returning to the comfort of meals and cosy cabins. We hope to paddle one to two times a day, with most outings ranging from two-and-a-half to four hours, including shore landings and walking opportunities.

The flexibility of kayaking with a small private group ensures a unique experience, with the quiet dip of your paddle perfectly suited to these awe-inspiring surroundings.


Easy – Moderate

This trip is suitable for active individuals with a thirst for adventure. The kayaking option suits paddlers with some kayak experience.


04-17 August


From USD $11,495.00 per person

*Prices above are exclusive of optional activity supplements.

*Final price will depend on cabin chosen.

*Enquire for current special offers.


One night’s hotel accommodation (twin share) in Longyearbyen, transfer from hotel to ship, transfer from ship to airport in Akureyri at the end of the trip, 12 nights ship accommodation – all public areas are open to passengers, all meals on board ship, a welcome toast and captain’s drinks, zodiac shore excursions from the ship, lectures, videos, slide and film shows, expedition guide services, port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities, medical services – there is a resident doctor and well-equipped clinic on board.


Any flights unless listed in the itinerary, single supplements, visa, passport and vaccination charges, airport departure taxes, hotels and meals not included in the voyage itinerary, optional excursions not included in voyage itinerary, laundry, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges and phone/email charges, tips on board for crew and service personnel, emergency evacuation charges, alcohol unless specified. The kayaking activity is an additional cost.


Overnight in group hotel, Longyearbyen.


Embark Polar Pioneer at 4pm.

06-16 AUGUST

Explore the Svalbard Archipelago and Greenland.


Disembark Polar Pioneer, Akureyri, northern Iceland.

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