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2025 Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

Abercrombie Kent
USD $22,995

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Tour Itinerary

Explore the Arctic on an all-encompassingexpedition in search of the mighty polarbear. Travel alongside A&K’s unmatchedExpedition Team and engaging experts asyou seek out the sea bear in the SvalbardIslands, marvel at east Greenland's majesticfjords, and discover the starkly beautiful lavafields and waterfalls of Iceland’s Westfjords.Experience thrilling destinations and remotecommunities with exciting guided shorelandings and active excursions.

Countries Visited

Greenland , Iceland , Norway

Cities Visited

Husavik , Longyearbyen , Oslo , Reykjavik

  1. Day 1
    Oslo, Norway
    Arrive in Oslo, your gateway to the Arctic. Upon arrival, youare met and escorted to the conveniently located RadissonBlu Airport Hotel. This evening, gather for a welcomebriefing and dinner.Hotel: Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen  
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Board your charter flight to Longyearbyen, the capital ofSvalbard, also known as Spitsbergen, the sovereign ArcticArchipelago of Norway. It is one of the most remote groupsof islands on the planet, with nearly two-thirds of its surfacecovered in luminous glaciers. This afternoon, board yourluxury expedition cruiser.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Svalbard Islands
    Awake to your first morning aboard as your vessel cruisesup the Svalbard coast. Today'''s explorations may featureNy-Alesund, home to a polar research station and thenorthernmost post office in the world. Back aboard, enjoya welcome dinner hosted by the Captain.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Svalbard Islands
    Today, your vessel sets course for Monacobreen. Formerlyknown as Monaco Bay, this glacier reaches down intoSpitsbergen and is frequented by polar bears, harbor andbearded seals, walrus and a multitude of seabirds. You mayalso cruise through Liefdefjorden (The Love Fjord), anotherexcellent area for spotting polar bears.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Svalbard Islands
    Conditions permitting, you may set out on a Zodiacexcursion along steep cliffs harboring vast colonies of aukdiving birds. This afternoon, your Captain and Expedition Team may take advantage of sea conditions and arrange aninvigorating and scenic hike ashore.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Svalbard Islands
    Your expedition continues northward as you take inbreathtaking mountains, glaciers and icebergs and keepwatch for polar bears, Br''nnich's guillemots and numerousspecies of kittiwakes.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Svalbard Islands
    The day'''s explorations may take you to the most northerlyregion of the Svalbard Islands.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    At Sea
    Cruise south through the Greenland Sea as your ExpeditionTeam lectures on the wildlife, history and geology of theSvalbard Islands.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Jan Mayen
    The day'''s planned shore excursion is Jan Mayen, a ruggedisland dominated by the 7,500-foot Beerenberg Volcano,the world'''s northernmost active volcano. With specialpermission and conditions permitting, land on this rarelyvisited island to see its meteorological station and discovercolonies of northern fulma, little auk, thick-billed guillemotand black guillemot.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
    Today, ice conditions permitting, disembark for a visit to thesmall settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most isolatedvillages in Greenland.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Scoresby Sound
    Your Captain charts a course across the Greenland Sea,skirting the Arctic ice edge toward Greenland'''s rarely visitedeastern coast and Scoresby Sound, the largest and longestfjord system in the world. You may embark on Zodiacexcursions through the fjord'''s intricate network, taking in itsislands and icebergs while searching for Arctic fox and musk ox.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    At Sea
    Cruise the Denmark Strait as you relax or watch for seabirdsand whale from the deck between insightful lectures fromyour Expedition Team.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Husavik, Iceland
    Today, opt to visit picturesque Husavik and its fascinatingwhale museum. Supported by A&K Philanthropy, themuseum is one of the world'''s foremost whale researchcenters. Alternatively, choose to embark on a scenic whale-watchingtour, or perhaps set off for Godafoss Falls andgeothermal Lake Myvatn. Tonight, gather for a specialfarewell reception and dinner.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Icelands Westfjords
    Explore the Westfjords of Iceland, a remote region of smallsettlements interspersed amid spectacular mountains andcoves. Here, take in the stunning views as you enjoy aleisurely walk or embark on a more vigorous trek ashore.Hotel: Le Lyrial  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    This morning, disembark your expedition cruiser inReykjavik and transfer to the airport for your onwarddeparture or discover more of Iceland on the post-tourextension.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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