Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Iceland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard Expedition

From the lush green mosses and bustling bird cliffs of Iceland to the stark, sublime volcanic beauty of Jan Mayen and following the ice edge to the Arctic wonderland of Svalbard, you will delight in the breathtaking contrasts as you sail across the Arctic Circle to the High Arctic attempting to reach N80˚ latitude. 

Aboard the comfortable 132-guest Sylvia Earle, keep a close watch for tail flukes as whales prepare to dive or a pronounced blow as they surface for breath. Keep binoculars constantly focused on the pack ice looking for the majestic polar bears. Venture out in Zodiacs to explore glacier-filled fjords and walruses hauled out on ice floes. And stretch your legs on guided hike across arctic tundra.   

Travel between Reykjavik, Iceland, and Longyearbyen, Svalbard, on a direct route that includes Jan Mayen Island. This puts you among one of few people to attempt to land on the remote Jan Mayen, home to Mount Beerenberg, the northernmost active volcano in the world. Hike across the island on a three-hour trek if weather and will permit! Visit attractive towns such as Isafjordur, the famous Latrabjarg bird cliffs, waterfalls, and spectacular fjords where you can enjoy kayaking (added cost), hiking and birdwatching. 

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Svalbard cruises, Iceland cruises and other Arctic cruises and Arctic trips.