This autumn expedition takes you across 5 different arctic islands, showing you the best of each. Late September also gives us the chance to sight the northern lights while we cruise the deep seas of the arctic ocean in the dark. Beginning in Oslo, we first explore Svalbard archipelago, continue to sail down south to Iceland, via the island of Jan Mayen, continuing to Faroe Islands, then on Scotland, ending back at Norway.
A wilderness of steep mountains, stark glaciers and eerily beautiful offshore islands. As we sail around under the midnight sun for 2 days, we'll attempt for several exciting landings in different parts of the archipelago
Visit vibrant ‘Northern Capital’ Akureyri. Head east to Husavik, dubbed Iceland’s ‘Whale Capital.’ Then head to Bakkagerdi, a tiny picturesque hamlet said to inhabit elves
This volcanic isle is about as remote as you can get. It’s an untouched wilderness with a surreal atmosphere and no permanent residents, making it an unforgettable part of your Arctic adventure
Experience the soothing peace of Elduvik, with just 23 inhabitants. Spend time wandering storybook - like, cobbled alleyways of Torhsavn, weaving between traditional Faroese turf-roofed homes & brightly coloured wooden houses
Famous for unique birdlife, visit Scotland’s northernmost town Lerwick. Sample their local delicacies, mingle with the Norse locals, walk to its highlights, and admire the beautiful waterfront
During the 2 days exploring Spitsbergen keep your eyes peeled for the ‘lord of the Arctic,’ the regal polar bear. Summertime is when polar bears often trek along the coast’s drifting ice hunting for seals.
Jan Mayen attract birds such as Northern Fulmar, Brünich’s Guillemot & Little Auk. Shetland Islands are famous for their unique birdlife, such as red-throated divers, redshank & curlew. Spot Faroese Starling or Eider Drake in Faroe Islands.
The coastal cliffs of Bakkagerdi are home to a wide variety of birds, including Fulmar and Kittiwake. If conditions allow, we'll try to visit Hafnarhólmi, a fishing harbour home to a large Puffin colony, and some of the best bird watching in Iceland.
Sight seals having a feast in the rich fishing grounds of Jan Mayen. Get the chance to see seals, Grey & Common poking their head above the water near the shore on Lerwick’s beaches
While Jan Mayen will offer sights of many, Akureyri attracts humpback, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, orcas, blue & fin whales. Husavik - whale capital of the world, enjoys regular visits from humpback, minke, white-beaked dolphin, harbour porpoise & the elusive blue whale.
Make landings at different sites, sometimes via small boats, to reach pockets of islands that are off the track. Explore small settlements, hike through wilderness, walk through towns, or enjoy ice cruising in Svalbard
The expedition team will lay out trails for you at remote places to explore the fauna & fauna, and also take you on guided walks across waterfalls, lava fields, green plains, town and more
Paddle in calm waters of sheltered fjords flanked by soaring mountains. Enjoy the feeling of gliding through Arctic waters in serene silence, admiring coastal scenery garnished in summer foliage
The towns of Faroe Islands and Shetlands are colourful & interesting with fascinating things to uncover on foot. Explore them on your, or join expedition team on guided walks
During our exploration of Spitsbergen, the Expedition Teams encourage guests to take part in cleaning up the waste they find at the beaches. Learn how world pollution effects the climate and pristine environment of this this part of the world.
During our stop in Akureyri, enjoy options to see Godafoss waterfalls, or Lake Mývatn. Post the expedition you can also extend your stay to enjoy Bergen with us!
This modern & environmentally progressive vessel, contains Scandinavian interior with colour palette derived from the sea. Complete with lounges, sauna, hot tub, gym, it will be your comfortable base camp at sea
With outdoor bars on two decks, the ship also offers a Panoramic lounge with floor to ceiling windows, making sure you don't miss any scene even while indoors
WIth a wide range of comfortable cabins and private facilities, you can choose to stay in twin bed cabins or even suites with private balconies. It can accommodate maximum 335 explorers
Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.