Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast - 16 Days

Onboard  National Geographic Resolution – 138 passengers

Discover the wonders of the Arctic on an epic expedition that combines the wildlife of Svalbard, the unique and remote outpost of Jan Mayen, 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 on a quest to discover the Arctic’s grand wilderness.

Hightlights

  • Venture into little-known parts of the Arctic, using satellite imagery and the ice-strengthened hull of our ship to explore the ice—including Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world
  • Focus on wildlife, with an itinerary driven by opportunities to observe walruses, whales, reindeer, and polar bears in their natural habitat
  • Glide between massive ice floes and encounter astonishing icebergs from water level while exploring by kayak and Zodiac
  • Go ashore with our naturalists to hike Svalbard’s vast tundra and explore remote Icelandic villages
  • Discover the unique geology and black sand beaches on rarely-visited Jan Mayen

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Oslo, Norway
Arrive in Oslo and transfer to our centrally located hotel. In the afternoon, our introduction to Norway begins with a tour of Oslo, including a visit to the Fram Museum, dedicated to the wooden ship sailed by Norwegian pole explorers such as Nansen and Amundsen. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner this evening. Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Fly to Longyearbyen & Embark Ship
Depart Oslo on a charter flight and enjoy breathtaking vistas over icy fjords and the Barents Sea, enroute to Longyearbyen. On arrival to this Arctic outpost, explore the world’s northernmost settlement that has morphed from a coal mining hub to a base for exploration and science in recent history. Witness daily life and delve into this history before embarking National Geographic Resolution, your base for the next six days. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-13: Exploring Svalbard and Greenland
Our day-by-day itinerary, in keeping with the nature of an expedition, is a thoughtfully considered framework based on our long experience in this dynamic arctic region. We take full advantage of our human resources—our experienced captain, expedition leader and naturalists—as well as our technological resources. Armed with the latest satellite imagery, we chart where the ice is impenetrable, and where there are leads guiding us to exciting discoveries. We have an ice-strengthened hull and forward-searching sonar, plus agile Zodiacs and kayaks, allowing us to make forays among the icebergs. The undersea specialist deploys the ROV, bringing back imagery few, if any, have ever seen. And with unforgettable days in the ice and two photographers on board, our guests have assistance to get their best photos ever.

We begin in Svalbard, Norway, a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive ice sheets. Svalbard is one of the best places on the planet to see polar bears in their natural habitat—the sea ice. 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. Our quest is to discover the Arctic’s grand wilderness. Be on deck as our captain navigates between icebergs that drift from the calving glaciers. With a course set west, Jan Mayen is on our itinerary—an isolated volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean. Here, we discover the island’s unique geology and black sand beaches, and we learn of the interesting history of Jan Mayen’s past inhabitants.

If the ice yields, we aim for Scoresbysund on the east coast of Greenland, the longest fjord system in the world. Using the unique capabilities of the National Geographic Resolution, we will explore the ice along the coast to keep an eye out for wildlife and striking ice formations as the ice drifts along the coast of Greenland from the North Pole to the Denmark Strait. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14-15: Westfjords of Iceland
The finale of our journey is the west coast of Iceland: Ísafjörður, a picture postcard of Icelandic life; Vigur Island, where we discover the largest eider farm in the world. Our final stop is in Grundarfjordur, known for Icelandic most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell, and it’s neighboring waterfall. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Disembarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland
Disembark in Reykjavík and take a morning excursion. After lunch, transfer to the airport for flights home. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Route Map

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Category 1
$21,269
Limited
Category 2
$21,920
 
Category 3
$26,685
 
Category 4
$29,429
 
Category 5
$32,766
 
Category 6
$37,716
Full
Category 7
$41,788
 
Category A Solo
$31,904
 
Category B Solo
$32,879
 
Charter Flights
$690
 

Charter flights are not included in the cabin pricing. See the neon green box in the pricing grid for the cost of the charter flights. 

Single Travelers

  • Can book a dedicated solo cabin in Category A Solo or Category B Solo at the prices listed above
  • Share cabins may be available in select cabin categories, please enquire for more details
  • If booking Cat 1 – 7 at solo occupancy, the rate is 2x the per person share price

Adventure Options

  • Paddling – included in the voyage cost. Guests may have the chance to paddle once, conditions permitting.

Charter flights between Santiago and Ushuaia are not included in the cabin pricing. See the neon green box in the pricing grid for the cost of the charter flights. 

Single Travelers

  • Can book a dedicated solo cabin in Category A Solo or Category B Solo at the prices listed above
  • Share cabins may be available in select cabin categories, please enquire for more details
  • If booking Cat 1 – 7 at solo occupancy, the rate is 2x the per person share price

Adventure Options

  • Paddling – included in the voyage cost. Guests may have the chance to paddle once, conditions permitting.

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

Category 7

These large balcony suites feature two balcony chairs, hammock, and table; two single beds that can convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk and chair; espresso maker; hammock; and a large walk-in closet with full length mirror. Expanded bathroom has a double vanity, bathtub, towel warmer, and rain shower. Guests receive a welcome amenity, complimentary laundry, priority access to one igloo reservation, and one spa appointment per departure.

Bridge Deck: #708-711, 716, 718, 719, 721

Category 6

Junior suite with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and table; two single beds that convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; coffee table; espresso maker; and a closet. Guests receive a welcome amenity, complimentary laundry, and priority access to one igloo reservation, and one spa appointment per departure.

Bridge Deck: #714

Category 5

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; two single beds that convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; and a closet.

Bridge Deck: #700-707, 712, 713, 715, 717

Category 4

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock and a table; two single beds that can convert to a queen; pull-out sofa; coffee table; writing desk with chair; two bedside tables; and a closet.

Lounge Deck: #608, 610, 612, 613-623

Category 3

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; two single beds that convert to a queen; convertible sleeper sofa; writing desk with a chair; two bedside tables; coffee table; and a closet.

Main Deck: #512-524

Category 2

Cabin with two large windows, two single beds that can convert to a queen, window sofa, two seat sofa, coffee table, writing desk with an office chair, two bedside tables, coffee table, and a closet.

Fore Deck: #410, 412, 414, 416-419, 421-427

Category 1

Cabin with two large windows, two singles that can convert to a queen, writing desk and chair, two bedside tables, window sofa, coffee table, and a closet.

Fore Deck: #406, 408, 411, 413, 415

Category A Solo

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; single bed; writing desk with an office chair; and a closet.

Main Deck: #504-510, 513

 

Category B Solo

Cabin with balcony that features two balcony chairs, hammock, and a table; single bed; writing desk with chair; hammock; and a closet.

Lounge Deck: #604-607, 609, 611

Deck Plan

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: 

  • All accommodations aboard ship or in hotels per itinerary
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary, both aboard and onshore
  • Beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits aboard the ship (except certain super premium brands which are available for purchase)
  • Hors d’oeuvres, 24-hour access to snacks, premium coffees and teas, non-alcoholic beverages, and filtered water
  • Excursions and airport transfers to and from recommended flights, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Crew gratuities
  • Exploration tools curated to destination, such as Zodiacs, kayaks, snowshoes and cross-country skis
  • Guidance and company of our leading expedition staff
  • Assistance by the National Geographic Photography Expert and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor
  • Access to the OM System Photo Gear Locker
  • Presentations by expedition staff and expert guest speakers.
  • Complimentary parka or jacket. 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Services of a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or paramedic
  • Morning stretch classes and 24-hour access to exercise equipment
  • 24-hour access to lounges, observation decks, library, and other shared spaces
  • Park and site entrance fees, special access permits, and port taxes. Unused services or items included in our programs are non-refundable
 

Exclusions: 

  • Airfare (except flights when indicated as included)
  • Pre- and post-expedition extensions
  • Additional hotel nights (except when indicated as included)
  • Private transfers
  • Laundry, spa treatments, Wi-Fi, and phone services (except when indicated as included)
  • Travel protection plans
  • Passport, visa, and immigration fees