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Sun bursts above rocky horizon at dawn, lighting a tall iceberg during the Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast cruise.
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Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland’s East Coast Cruise

On this 16- to 20-day Arctic voyage aboard National Geographic Endurance or Resolution, experience magnificent wildlife in three quintessential Arctic locations. Spend time discovering western Iceland and eastern Greenland, and combine them with either Svalbard or Norway. And add a visit to the seldom-seen Jan Mayen Isle.

On the main 16/17-day itinerary, encounter the wildlife of Svalbard, the ice-hewn east coast of Greenland, and the stunning fjords of western Iceland. Kayak among incandescent icebergs; visit some of the most remote settlements on Earth; and watch for polar bears, walruses, reindeer and whales. Along the way, enjoy supreme flexibility to take advantage of the weather and wildlife.

On the alternative 20-day itinerary, venture into the largest national park in the world—Northeast Greenland National Park—to spot polar bears, musk oxen, arctic hare and more. In this remote area where animals outnumber humans, hike vast tundra with naturalists, kayak through pristine fjords and take in dramatic mountain views. Possibly see the spectacular Northern Lights along Greenland and Iceland. Plus, explore with time to linger in Norway’s fjords of legendary beauty at Tysfjord and in the Lofoten Islands.

Explore aboard 126-guest sister ships National Geo Endurance and Nat Geo Resolution. These small expedition ships are technologically advanced, fully stabilized and equipped with a well-rounded set of exploration tools including an ROV and enough kayaks and Zodiacs to send all guests out exploring at the same time.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Arctic cruises, Arctic tripsIceland cruises and Spitsbergen & Svalbard cruises.



Itinerary

2023 Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast Itinerary

On this 17-day Svalbard to Reykjavik via Greenland itinerary, enjoy a flexible itinerary. Begin with a charter flight from Oslo to embark in Longyearbyen, explore Svalbard, cross the sea via the seldom-visited isle of Jan Mayen, visit eastern Greenland and take in Iceland’s less-visited Westfjords before disembarking in Reykjavik.

Route map of Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast cruise, from Oslo, Norway, to Reykjavik, Iceland, with visits to Svalbard, Jan Mayen & eastern Greenland.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Oslo, Norway

Fly overnight to Oslo. On arrival (Day 2), check into the group hotel. This afternoon explore the charming city of Oslo. Stroll amid the city’s famed Vigeland sculptures—hundreds of life-size human figures set in parkland. Visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian polar explorers Nansen and Amundsen. The evening is at leisure.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Oslo Hotel TBA (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); breakfast and dinner (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Longyearbyen & Embark

Depart Oslo on a charter flight and enjoy breathtaking vistas en route to Longyearbyen. Embark the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 16
Exploring Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

The day-by-day itinerary is flexible, taking into account the wisdom of the experienced captain, guides and onboard technology. Begin in Svalbard, Norway—a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains and massive ice sheets. Nowhere can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its natural environment than here. Venture to the foot of vast tidewater glaciers, kayak among sparkling icebergs, hike the tundra and explore fjords that split the coastline. Svalbard’s wonders are a prelude to days ahead of discoveries on unknown shores, following the ice’s edge. Discover the Arctic’s grand wilderness. Be on deck as the captain navigates between icebergs that drift from calving glaciers.

With a course set west, Jan Mayen is on the itinerary–an isolated volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean. Discover the island’s unique geology including black-sand beaches and learn of the interesting history of Jan Mayen’s storied past inhabitants. And if the ice yields, the ship will aim for Scoresbysund, on the east coast of Greenland, still awakening from winter’s long icy grip. If the ice is unrelenting, the ship will head to Iceland. The finale of this journey is the west coast of Iceland. Explore Isafjördur, a picture postcard of Icelandic life; Vigur Island, which hosts the largest eider farm in the world; and Flatey Island, a former trading post.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 17
Disembark Reykjavik, Iceland

The grand adventure ends with disembarkation in Iceland’s lively capital city, Reykjavík. Have a guided overview of the old town and visit the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths prior to the flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Expedition parka to keep; all accommodations (including one hotel night in Oslo); meals indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships.

Exclusions

One-way charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway ($380 per person in 2023, subject to change); passport; visa; immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing prior to January 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The 2023 Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland’s East Coast cruise begins in Oslo, Norway (OSL), and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Embarkation time may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland, is after breakfast on Day 17 of the outlined itinerary. Departure times on Day 17 may vary depending on group flights. Inquire with your Adventure Specialist upon booking for details. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

A group charter flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, is required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions. There is a strict luggage limit of 50 lbs checked luggage and 18 lbs cabin baggage on the flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, photography, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditionswildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

2024 Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast Itinerary

On this 16-day Svalbard to Reykjavik via Greenland itinerary, enjoy a flexible itinerary. Begin with a charter flight from Oslo to embark in Longyearbyen, explore Svalbard, cross the sea via the seldom-visited isle of Jan Mayen, visit eastern Greenland and take in Iceland’s less-visited Westfjords before disembarking in Reykjavik.

Route map of Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast cruise, from Oslo, Norway, to Reykjavik, Iceland, with visits to Svalbard, Jan Mayen & eastern Greenland.
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Day 1
Arrive Oslo, Norway

Arrive in Oslo and transfer to the group hotel. This afternoon explore the charming city of Oslo on a guided tour. Visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian polar explorers Nansen and Amundsen. The evening is at leisure.

Accommodations

Oslo Hotel TBA

Meals

lunch

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Day 2
Fly to Longyearbyen & Embark

Depart Oslo on a charter flight and enjoy breathtaking vistas en route to Longyearbyen. Embark the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 3 - 15
Exploring Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland

The day-by-day itinerary is flexible, taking into account the wisdom of the experienced captain, guides and onboard technology. Begin in Svalbard, Norway—a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains and massive ice sheets. Nowhere can the polar bear be seen more reliably in its natural environment than here. Venture to the foot of vast tidewater glaciers, kayak among sparkling icebergs, hike the tundra and explore fjords that split the coastline. Svalbard’s wonders are a prelude to days ahead of discoveries on unknown shores, following the ice’s edge. Discover the Arctic’s grand wilderness. Be on deck as the captain navigates between icebergs that drift from calving glaciers.

With a course set west, Jan Mayen is on the itinerary–an isolated volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean. Discover the island’s unique geology including black-sand beaches and learn of the interesting history of Jan Mayen’s storied past inhabitants. And if the ice yields, the ship will aim for Scoresbysund, on the east coast of Greenland, still awakening from winter’s long icy grip. If the ice is unrelenting, the ship will head to Iceland. The finale of this journey is the west coast of Iceland. Explore Isafjördur, a picture postcard of Icelandic life; Vigur Island, which hosts the largest eider farm in the world; and Flatey Island, a former trading post.

Accommodations

National Geographic Resolution

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 16
Disembark Reykjavik, Iceland

The grand adventure ends with disembarkation in Iceland’s lively capital city, Reykjavík. Have a guided overview of the old town and visit the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths prior to the flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Expedition parka to keep; all accommodations (including one hotel night in Oslo); meals indicated; beer, wine & full bar; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

One-way charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway ($380 per person in 2024, subject to change); air transportation; passport; visa; immigration fees; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing April 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more, inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking; the certificate does not expire.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The 2024 Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland’s East Coast cruise begins in Oslo, Norway (OSL), and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Embarkation time may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland, is after breakfast on Day 16 of the outlined itinerary. Departure times on Day 16 may vary depending on group flights. Inquire with your Adventure Specialist upon booking for details. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

A group charter flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, is required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions. There is a strict luggage limit of 50 lbs checked luggage and 18 lbs cabin baggage on the flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, photography, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditionswildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic Itinerary

On this 20-day Norway to Reykjavik via Greenland itinerary, cruise the Norwegian fjords, cross the sea via the seldom-visited isle of Jan Mayen, explore eastern Greenland and take in Iceland’s less-visited Westfjords before disembarking in Reykjavik.

Route map of East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic cruise from Oslo, Norway, to Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Oslo, Norway

Fly overnight to Oslo. Upon arrival, check into the Hotel Bristol. In the afternoon, explore this charming city. Stroll among the famed Vigeland sculptures—hundreds of life-size human figures set in terraced Frogner Park. Visit the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian explorers Nansen and Amundsen. The evening is at leisure.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Hotel Bristol (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch (day 2)

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Day 3
Fly to Tromso & Embark

Depart Oslo on a chartered flight to Tromsø and embark the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Tysfjorden

Explore the dramatic, glacier-carved Norwegian coastline of Tysfjorden, where the fjord’s almost vertical walls surround the ship. By Zodiac and kayak, get closer views of the birch forests, tumbling waterfalls and small villages on the rocky shore. Nearby, the U-shaped valley of Hellmobotn cuts nearly to Sweden and has a trail to hike almost to the border.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 6
Nordfjord & Svartisen

Svartisen National Park consists of a large ice field of the central Norwegian coast. Enter the park on a beautiful fjord called Nordfjord. As the ship crosses the park boundary, the sheer walls of the fjord tower above. The captain anchors the ship near the mouth of a glacier-fed river flowing down from a hanging glacier off the main ice field of Svartisen. The morning will be spent gasping at the scenery, taking walks ashore in the birch meadows, and possibly kayaking in the protected waters. Zodiac cruising along the shores is always popular to view the numerous waterfalls cascading down the rock walls. Be on deck while cruising into one of the most famous fjords in Norway, the compact yet dramatic Trollfjord, and search the cliffs for Norway’s mythical beings: trolls.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Lofoten Islands

Start the day on deck as the ship glides into Trollfjorden, one of Norway’s most dramatic fjords. The Lofoten archipelago boasts an enchanting landscape of picturesque villages framed by jagged, granite peaks that rise straight from the sea. Explore the many islets, and go ashore at Værøy to hike and kayak. Seek out Atlantic puffins, razorbills and guillemots on a Zodiac cruise.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 8 - 9
At Sea & Jan Mayen Isle, Norway

Spend the next day at sea, enjoying the ship’s amenities as she cruises toward Jan Mayen Island. Listen to talks given by the onboard naturalists, head to the bridge to watch for whales, or relax in the sauna or library. The following day, take the extremely rare opportunity to visit Jan Mayen, a remote Norwegian island with a small military and weather station that holds the settlement’s only residents. The seldom-visited isle is presided over by the ice-capped crater of Beerenberg, the world’s northernmost active above-ground volcano.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 12
East Greenland, Scoresbysund

With flexibility and exploration as the priorities, head just south of the national park to Scoresbysund, the largest fjord in the world, where one may see the elusive narwhal, Atlantic walrus and beluga whales. On the nearby shore sits the brightly colored Ittoqqortoormiit, the most isolated town in Greenland. The town is blocked by sea ice for most of the year, and its inhabitants—fewer than 500 of them—survive by hunting and fishing the surrounding waters. This is also the time of year where it is possible to view the Northern Lights and onboard staff will be available to help everyone photograph the experience.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 16
Exploring Northeast Greenland National Park

Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world, is a pristine swath of Arctic wilderness in the northeast corner of Greenland. Here, find towering mountains, glacial lagoons and tremendous wildlife—polar bears, musk oxen and walrus. With its advanced ice class, the ship makes it possible to navigate the region’s dense pack ice and explore up close the coastline and inlets of the park.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 17
Northwest Iceland

Explore the beautiful and peaceful Westfjords region of Iceland. Perhaps take a hike to a remote waterfall or a Zodiac cruise alongside stunning scenery. Enter Ísafjarðardjúp and land at Vigur Island to visit the Eider Farm and view the down cleaning process.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 18
Flatey Island

Explore Iceland’s western frontier. Visit Flatey Island, a trading post for many centuries, to walk around the charming little hamlet, and opportunities to see and photograph numerous species of birds. Zodiac cruise the coast and see where Erik the Red sailed from in the year 982 A.D., bound for Greenland.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 19
Westman Islands

The Westman Islands were formed by undersea volcanoes between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago and are among the youngest of the world’s archipelagos. In 1963, the world witnessed on film the birth of its newest island, Surtsey—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—which comes into view as the ship cruises past the coast. In 1973, Heimaey was threatened by lava flows that nearly closed off its harbor. Visit the crater, where the earth is still hot, and have amazing views of areas that had been engulfed by lava.

Accommodations

National Geographic Endurance

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 20
Disembark Reykjavik, Iceland

Disembark in Reykjavík with options to visit either the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths or hot springs, a geothermal power plant, and a horse farm, prior to the flight home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast, lunch

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Expedition parka to keep; all accommodations (including one hotel night in Oslo); meals indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships.

Exclusions

One-way charter flight from Oslo to Tromso, Norway ($980 per person in 2023, subject to change); passport; visa; immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For Expeditions departing prior to January 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
180 or more days – $750 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
179 to 120 days – 100% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 25% of total trip cost
89 to 60 days – 50% of total trip cost
59 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic cruise begins in Oslo, Norway (OSL), and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Embarkation time may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland, is after breakfast on Day 20 of the outlined itinerary. Departure times on Day 20 may vary depending on group flights. Inquire with your Adventure Specialist upon booking for details. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

A group charter flight between Oslo and Tromso, Norway, is required on this trip’s itinerary; see this trip’s Exclusions. There is a strict luggage limit of two checked bags weighing up to 57 lbs (25 kg) combined, and one carry-on bag weighing up to 17 lbs (8 kg) plus a personal item that can be stowed under the seat.

Activities

Activities included aboard this expedition include Zodiac cruises, hiking and kayaking. Other activities may include yoga and stretching, land treks, photography, glacier viewing and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditionswildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Arctic expedition.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change. Please contact AdventureSmith for the most up-to-date pricing.

Jun 17 - Jul 03, 2023
National Geographic Resolution • 17 days
From $21230USD
Per Person
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Sep 08 - Sep 27, 2023
National Geographic Endurance • 20 days
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Jun 20 - Jul 05, 2024
National Geographic Resolution • 16 days
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The 126-guest National Geographic Resolution is one of the newest additions to the National Geographic fleet. This expedition ship is specifically designed for stability, efficiency, scholarship and long-range exploration in the polar regions.

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Le Commandant Charcot North Pole to Iceland Expedition

The list of travelers who have reached the North Pole is short, and even shorter is the tally of those who've sailed from the North Pole to Iceland. Combine multiple iconic Arctic sights with the fun of disembarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland, on this one-of-a-kind expedition aboard the 245-guest, modern, hybrid-electric ship Le Commandant Charcot.

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From $47110USD
Aug Sep
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22 Day Cruise
Northwest Passage: Greenland to Alaska

Complete this epic 22-day voyage from Greenland, along Baffin Island and Canada's northern mainland coast, to Alaska. Board 126-guest National Geographic Resolution, to follow in the footsteps of intrepid Arctic explorers.

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From $36960USD
Jul Aug
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14 - 17 Day Cruise
Baffin Bay Cruise

Embark 264-guest L'Austral for an unforgettable 14- or 17-day journey in the heart of the most magnificent Arctic landscapes around Baffin Bay. Experience majestic icebergs, colorful villages, rugged mountains, hearty locals, various bird colonies and ancient Inuit remains, returning on board to a luxury ship with attentive staff.

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From $20930USD
Jul Aug
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12 - 19 Day Cruise
Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic Cruise

On this cruise to Iceland and Greenland, retrace Erik the Red's historic voyage and explore his family's settlements. From 148-guest Nat Geo Explorer or 126-guest Nat Geo Endurance, hike waterfalls; kayak beside icebergs and tidewater glaciers; and take in local culture through village visits, folk performances and tasting tours.

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From $13770USD
Jul Aug Sep Oct
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13 - 17 Day Cruise
Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands & Iceland

Follow the Viking trail on this expedition cruise from Norway to Iceland, visiting the Faroes & other far-flung North Atlantic islands. Include time in the Norwegian fjords or opt for more time in Iceland and Scotland.

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From $12739USD
Jun Jul Aug
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10 Day Land Tour
East Greenland: Arctic Safari

Discover Greenland like never before! The safari-style Base Camp Greenland offers an eye-level vantage point of Arctic icebergs, whales and seals in frigid waters. Kayak, hike and meet local Inuit who live in harmony with nature.

From $12995USD
Jul Aug Sep
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Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland’s East Coast Cruise

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