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Departure from Aberdeen


Outline itinerary

Day 1Aberdeen
Day 2Fair Isle
Day 3Crossing to Jan Mayen
Day 4At sea
Day 5Jan Mayen
Day 6Crossing to Spitsbergen
Day 7Pack ice at Spitsbergen
Day 8Northwest-Spitsbergen
Day 9Prince Karl Forland
Day 10Longyearbyen

Please note: Cruise from Aberdeen is 10 days. For those who embark in Vlissingen (Holland) the cruise is 12 days in total. Departure from Aberdeen is June 5th.

Included

Voyage and nights aboard the vessel, all meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea, All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac, local guides, lectures by experienced staff

Not included

Flight Longyearbyen - London/ elsewhere , drinks, tips and personal expenses

Extra

Please enquire for extra cost of a single room/ cabin

Price

Quadruple
EUR 2050,-

Triple
EUR 2550,-

Twin deluxe
EUR 3350,-

Twin Porthole
EUR 2800,-

Twin Window
EUR 3100,-

Superior
EUR 3750,-

Suite
EUR 5400,-

Tour leader

Nederlandstalige reisleider

Number of participants

maximum number of participants limited by availability.

Accommodation

Two- or four person cabin with private toilet and shower

Difficulty level of the tour

A good level of fitness is required regarding the boarding and disembarking of the zodiacs. Moderate hikes on land

Climate

When we enter the polar circle it doesn't get dark in the night. Weather circumstances are hard to predict, please prepare for cold weather and bring suitable clothing for temperatures just above freezing point and cold wind.

North Atlantic Cruise

Reisroute Noord Atlantische Cruise
Duration:12 days
Departure:03-06-2019
Price: from EUR 2050,-
Tour leader:Nederlandstalige reisleider
Code: C1920

 

Day 1: Embarkation in Aberdeen

We embark in Aberdeen, famed as the Granite City and many times a winner of the Britain in Bloom competition, and embark on our trip. As we reach the North Sea, we see the lighthouse on Girdle Ness to the south, designed by the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson. More passengers will board the ship in Aberdeen. The Scottish waters offer excellent possibilities to spot Minke Whale, White-beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Several other cetaceans, including Orca (Killer Whale), are also native to these waters.

Day 2: Fair Isle, haven for sea-birds
At Fair Isle, in the Shetlands, we are welcomed by the 70 or so inhabitants (famed for their knitwear, examples of which we will see) to be followed by a walk to the bird observatory. Fair Isle is a haven for sea-birds, which are very accessible. We may also see Grey Seals.

Day 3 – 4: Jan Mayen marine life
You sail north to the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen, 300 nautical miles northeast of Iceland. Your two days at sea do not pass idly, however. Keep a close lookout for any spouts of water from the surrounding seas, heralding the arrival of a minke, fin, orca, or blue whale.

 

Day 5: Snow-capped seaside volcano
Jan Mayen is a stark volcanic island crowned by the snow-capped summit of Mt. Beerenberg. From the slopes of this imposing 2,300-meter-high (7,545 feet) volcano, broken glaciers grasp out into the frigid sea. With permission from the Norwegian authorities, you can now visit the weather station. You can also walk to the remains of a 17th-century Dutch whaling station amid the thick moss beds of this stark volcanic landscape.

 

Day 6 – 8: Under the midnight sun
Basking in the midnight sun, you sail north along the edge of the sea ice in search of bowhead whales, harp seals, polar bears, and a variety of seabirds. You then change direction after about 79° north, cutting west to the rocky edges of the continental shelf of west Spitsbergen. Here you have a good chance of seeing fin whales and – near the glacial mouths of the gaping Spitsbergen fjords – surfacing minke whales.

 

Day 9: The Arctic island of Spitsbergen
Forlandsundet, between the main island of Spitsbergen and the narrow Prins Karls Forland, is a place of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. Walruses sometimes haul out here. Alternatively, you might sail into St. Johns Fjord or head south to the mouth of Isfjorden, landing at Alkhornet. Seabirds nest on these cliffs, Arctic foxes search below for fallen eggs and chicks, and reindeer graze the sparse vegetation.

 

Day 10: Journey’s end in Longyearbyen
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Longyearbyen, the administrative center of Spitsbergen, taking home memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.








 

 




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