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Arctic Highlights

16 Days, Longyearbyen to Reykjavik
Arctic Highlights

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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 read more...

IS THIS Marine TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to visit the world's greatest aquatic destinations aboard intimate and unique ships and yachts
    • Are eager to discover remote islands and isolated ports
    • Have experiences like communing with thousands of Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
    • Wish to foster meaningful connections with local people and culture
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 14 nights accommodation (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.).
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus.).
  • Transfer from meeting point to ship (Longyeaerbyen).
  • Departure transfer (Reykjavik, depending on flight).
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team.
  • Lectures and educational programs.
  • Visit to a local community (Greenland).
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA size 6 - 16.
  • Expedition parka.
  • One Expedition team member per 10 guests.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is Max 134 aboard the G Expedition.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Longyearbyen
Day 2 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea
Day 3 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea
Day 4 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea
Day 5 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea
Day 6 Greenland Sea/Scoresby Sund
Day 7 Greenland Sea/Scoresby Sund
Day 8 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait
Day 9 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait
Day 10 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait
Day 11 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait
Day 12 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait
Day 13 Denmark Strait/Reykjavik
Day 14 Denmark Strait/Reykjavik
Day 15 Depart Reykjavik
Departures
  • Sep
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Mon, 17 Sep '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • On Board The Cruise
  • On Board Your Cruise to On Board The Cruise Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Longyearbyen

    Embark aboard the G Expedition in the afternoon and depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

    Passenger transfer to the ship is at 4pm. But you will need to drop off your checked luggage by 2pm at the joining hotel's luggage storage room. Depart Longyearbyen in the evening.

    Embarkation of the G Expedition
    16:00 Afternoon
    In the afternoon, join your fellow passengers to take your group transfer and begin your journey on the G Expedition. Please refer to your welcome letter or the joining instructions posted in the lobby of the start hotel. Make sure you have your passport handy as you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. (Dinner)

  • DAY 2 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea

    Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. On day five, begin exploring the coastline.

    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 two days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbards unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp look out 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.

    G Expedition
    Spitsbergen - Greenland Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Excursion (Arctic)
    Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea

    Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. On day five, begin exploring the coastline.

    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 two days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbards unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp look out 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.

    G Expedition
    Spitsbergen - Greenland Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Excursion (Arctic)
    Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea

    Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. On day five, begin exploring the coastline.

    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 two days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbards unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp look out 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.

    G Expedition
    Spitsbergen - Greenland Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Excursion (Arctic)
    Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea

    Taking advantage of local ice and weather conditions, explore Svalbard, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. On day five, begin exploring the coastline.

    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 two days in search of the elusive polar bears as they hunt seals. Look out for Svalbards unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp look out 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.

    G Expedition
    Spitsbergen - Greenland Sea
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.

    Zodiac Excursion (Arctic)
    Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Greenland Sea/Scoresby Sund

    Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff.

    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 look out for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars.

    Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic.

    G Expedition
    Greenland Sea - Scoresby Sund
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 7 Greenland Sea/Scoresby Sund

    Keep an eye out for majestic whales, which are known to feed here in the summer months. Spot orca, humpback and minke whales, as well as dolphins. Enjoy lectures by expedition staff.

    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 look out for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars.

    Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic.

    G Expedition
    Greenland Sea - Scoresby Sund
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait

    Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.

    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 Scorsbysund. 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 muskox grazing nearby.

    Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
    Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live. This isolated town in Greenland is far from any other inhabited settlements and is only accessible by expedition ships three months of the year. The town's population of 450 rely on hunting and fishing as they only have one grocery store. Locals enjoy the warmer spring weather and sunshine by taking dog sled or snowmobile trips as well as camping.

    G Expedition
    Scoresby Sund - Denmark Strait
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait

    Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.

    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 Scorsbysund. 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 muskox grazing nearby.

    Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
    Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live. This isolated town in Greenland is far from any other inhabited settlements and is only accessible by expedition ships three months of the year. The town's population of 450 rely on hunting and fishing as they only have one grocery store. Locals enjoy the warmer spring weather and sunshine by taking dog sled or snowmobile trips as well as camping.

    G Expedition
    Scoresby Sund - Denmark Strait
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait

    Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.

    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 Scorsbysund. 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 muskox grazing nearby.

    Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
    Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live. This isolated town in Greenland is far from any other inhabited settlements and is only accessible by expedition ships three months of the year. The town's population of 450 rely on hunting and fishing as they only have one grocery store. Locals enjoy the warmer spring weather and sunshine by taking dog sled or snowmobile trips as well as camping.

    G Expedition
    Scoresby Sund - Denmark Strait
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait

    Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.

    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 Scorsbysund. 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 muskox grazing nearby.

    Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
    Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live. This isolated town in Greenland is far from any other inhabited settlements and is only accessible by expedition ships three months of the year. The town's population of 450 rely on hunting and fishing as they only have one grocery store. Locals enjoy the warmer spring weather and sunshine by taking dog sled or snowmobile trips as well as camping.

    G Expedition
    Scoresby Sund - Denmark Strait
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 12 Scoresby Sund/Denmark Strait

    Spend a few days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park, which includes portions of Scorsbysund. Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live.

    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 Scorsbysund. 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 muskox grazing nearby.

    Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
    Visit the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a look at how these most northerly people live. This isolated town in Greenland is far from any other inhabited settlements and is only accessible by expedition ships three months of the year. The town's population of 450 rely on hunting and fishing as they only have one grocery store. Locals enjoy the warmer spring weather and sunshine by taking dog sled or snowmobile trips as well as camping.

    G Expedition
    Scoresby Sund - Denmark Strait
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 13 Denmark Strait/Reykjavik

    Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavik. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.

    Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic.

    G Expedition
    Denmark Strait - Reykjavik
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 14 Denmark Strait/Reykjavik

    Enjoy the lecture series while watching the seas for whales. Head towards Iceland and the steaming hot springs of Reykjavik. The view is often complemented by soaring fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.

    Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs
    Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic.

    G Expedition
    Denmark Strait - Reykjavik
    Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Depart Reykjavik

    Shortly after breakfast, disembark in Reykjavik. Disembarkation is scheduled for 8am at Miobakki, which is within walking distance to downtown Reykjavik. Do not book any flights before 12:00 noon on disembarkation day.

    Transfers to the airport are available to all passengers who have flights booked on the disembarkation day. Immediately upon disembarkation there will be offered a transfer to the airport, that includes a stop en route at the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel. Passengers planning on staying in Reykjavik post trip, may take this transfer, or hire a taxi at the pier for transfer to their accommodations.

    For those with flights later in the day, we will offer a luggage storage area at the pier, until 2pm, (timings to be confirmed onboard), at which time a transfer will be provided to the airport for those passengers with early evening and evening flights. Passengers taking advantage of this opportunity, will be able to explore downtown Reykjavik in the morning, and early afternoon.

    All transfer arrangements will be confirmed while onboard prior to departure, to ensure that all needs are met.

    Private Vehicle
    Reykjavik - Keflavik International Airport
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    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.

  1. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is Max 134 aboard the G Expedition.

  2. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  3. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  4. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  5. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  6. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  7. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  8. 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.

  9. The G Expedition is an adventure Expedition ship and does not offer an elevator

  10. Please note:
    BOOTS FOR ZODIAC LANDINGS:
    Complementary used waterproof boots will be supplied in the followingsizes:
    USA size 6 -16
    EURO size 36 - 49
    Please be advised that there are limited numbers of the smallest and largest sizes.


  11. 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.



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