14-Nights Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (2018) - Luxury Expedition Cruises

Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland (2018)
Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine and rarely seen Arctic islands, visiting the polar bear haven of Svalbard, glacier-covered Jan Mayen and an Inuit village on Scoresby Sound.

  • Cruise for 13 nights through the Arctic's wild and culturally rich regions of Norway, Greenland and Iceland
  • Experience luxury, all-balcony expedition ship 'Le Boreal' on an exclusive A&K charter
  • Travel in the company of A&K's world-class Expedition Team, seasoned experts ranging from research scientists to field naturalists
  • Explore pristine Svalbard in search of Arctic wildlife
  • Visit remote Jan Mayen Island, home to an incredible birding sanctuary
  • Discover stunning Scoresby Sound in East Greenland, where you visit the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Hike through Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a spectacular wilderness at the edge of the Arctic Circle
  • Embark on a special excursion deep inside of Iceland's luminous Langjökull Glacier
  • Take advantage of a convenient A&K charter flight to Longyearbyen

14 nights from $15495 per person

Supplier: Abercrombie & Kent

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Featured Destinations

Oslo

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, is encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. The city displays a mixture of several architectural styles. A full range of activities includes art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Other points of interest include Royal Palace; Frogner Park, known for its famous Vigeland sculptures; Holmenkollen, where international skiing events take place; imposing Åkershus Castle; and Bygdøy Peninsula, home to some of Oslo’s most important museums. Many attractions can be explored on foot. Oslo's City Hall ranks as the most distinctive part of Oslo’s waterfront. The art portrays the country's different historical and domestic phases. Munch Museum, which is dedicated to the life work of Norway’s famous painter, contains more than 5,000 drawings and paintings. National Gallery has the nation’s largest collection of Norwegian art and some of Munch’s best-known works. Åkershus Fortress & Castle, transformed into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century, houses Norway’s Resistance Museum.

Reykjavik

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Greenland

Greenland remains a land of fantastical and semi-mythical proportions, with aurora borealis, the vast tundra, glittering columns of ice, monstrous glaciers that calve icebergs into the sea and the proverbially tight-lipped Inuit. Ever since 15th-century explorers returned from the distant north with wild and woolly tales of a remote region of brutish hairy pygmies, unicorns, mind-bending visions and citadels of ice, Ultima Thule has been the fantasy of all fantasies. Poets from Virgil and Pytheas to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow have celebrated it in verse; the Weimar Republic used it as a template for one of their mythic Nordic-Germanic societies; and big-haired '70s rock bands, with a penchant for heavy feedback and fuzzy guitar solos, have used it as a clarion call to youthful rebellion.

Longyearbyen

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Hornstrandir

Hornstandir is a stunning wilderness reserve in the Westfjords, Iceland. The coastline features towering sea cliffs populated by birds and an abundance of seals, while the interior is crawling with glaciers and ancient mountain passages. Arctic foxes, lush meadows covered with flowers, majestic cliffs, deep fjords and vast remote bays make Hornstrandir a real paradise for all hikers and nature lovers.

Jan Mayen Island

Jan Mayen Island is a volcanic island in an area partly covered by glacier, in Norway. For many years no one was allowed to visit the island, but recently the tiny island has become available to tourists. There are several large lakes on the islands, overshadowed by the Beerenberg volcano, which may be climbed with permission form the station commander on the island. Jan Mayen is home to many birds, from the albatross-like fulmar to the black-and-white puffin. Visitors will also see harper seals and various species of whale swimming in the chilly waters.

 

Svalbard

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Scoresby Sund

Scoresby Sund is the largest fjord system in the world. This destination is located on the eastern coast of Greenland. The name honors the English explorer William Scoresby, who mapped the fjord area in great detail in 1822. Some of the core activities in Scoresby Sund include whale watching, wildlife spotting as a variety or shore excursions.

Denmark Strait

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Akranes

Explore the tiny port of Akranes and travel to Langjokull, the thrilling glacier!

Valid Travel Dates

Number of Nights:
14
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Departure Dates:
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Until
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7/27/2018
8/10/2018
$15495
Remarks:
All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability and change without notice and does not include international or internal airfare. All prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars. Prices listed for each offer may pertain to specific departure dates. Single supplement applies. Other restrictions, blackout dates and holiday surcharges may apply. Advertised rate based on Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1. Additional stateroom categories may be available; please inquire at time of booking. Due to the nature of expedition cruising, the final itinerary is subject to change. Minimum age is 10 years. Limited to 199 guests. Please click here for a description of the travel style options provided by A&K.
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529 36th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091

 

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