Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear (2020)

Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine Arctic Islands, Visiting Norway's polar bear haven of Svalbard, an Inuit Village on Greenland's Scoresby Sound and Iceland's verdant West Fjords.

Journey Overview

Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine Arctic islands, visiting Norway's polar Bear haven of Svalbard, an Inuit village on Greenland's Scoresby Sound and Iceland's verdant West Fjords. 

Journey Highlights

  • Cruise for 13 nights on luxury ‘Le Boreal’ to Arctic Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, east Greenland and northwest Iceland 
  • Sail with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team, including a dedicated A&K photo coach, historian, geologist, ornithologist, botanist, marine biologist, field naturalists and Zodiac driver-guides
  • Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, laundry service, and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Discover Arctic habitats, including the polar bear haven of Svalbard, where A&K enjoys unrestricted access with our limited capacity of just 199 guests
  • Cruise to the remote east coast of Greenland, where you may visit Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, Scoresby Sound and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Experience a private, behind-the-scenes tour at Iceland’s renowned Husavik Whale Museum 
  • Explore Iceland’s West Fjords, visiting the village of Grundarfjordur and Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Jul 31 - Aug 1: Norway | Oslo to Longyearbyen

Arrive in Oslo, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. After an afternoon at leisure, join your fellow adventurers for a welcome cocktail reception and briefing. The next day, board a charter flight to glacial-covered Longyearbyen, capital of Svalbard and the sovereign Arctic archipelago of Norway. Tour the tiny town and its Arctic Museum, enjoy lunch, and then board your expedition cruiser.
Hotel Radisson Blu Gardermoen, Oslo / 'Le Boreal'  BLD (Aug 1)

Aug 2-5: Arctic Norway | The Svalbard Archipelago

Very few people have the opportunity to view the remote wilderness of the Svalbard Islands (also known as Spitsbergen). In the archipelago, polar bears, walruses, Svalbard reindeer and an incredibly rich variety of birds are abundant, as are cathedrals of ice, glaciers and craggy mountain peaks. An exquisite assortment of flora also peppers this barren landscape. Your Captain and Expedition Leader determine the day’s best sightseeing opportunities, which may include: Ny Alesund, home to a polar research station and the northernmost post office in the world; the towering Alkefjellet, also known as the “auk cliffs,” which drop directly into the sea and provide a home to vast colonies of auks; and Monaco Bay and Glacier, frequented by polar bears, walruses, harbor and bearded seals, and a multitude of seabirds. Throughout your voyage, our primary objective is to search for polar bears as they roam in their natural habitat. Two key advantages put us in the best possible position for success. First, cruising on A&K’s exclusive charter limited to just 199 guests affords unrestricted access to every navigable area within the Svalbard archipelago — something ships with larger capacities are not permitted to do — allowing us to visit any locale favoured by the bears. Combine this with the uncanny expertise of our Expedition Team, who know intuitively where and when we are most likely to see polar bears, which we observe from the safety and comfort of ‘Le Boreal.’ This same expert team also scouts every landing site in advance on your arrival, assuring your safety and maximizing your experience ashore.
'Le Boreal' | BLD

Aug 6-10: Greenland | Cruising to Scoresby Sound & Remote Ittoqqortoormiit Village

Cross the Greenland Sea and cruise along the Arctic ice edge, as your Expedition Team prepares you for the world’s largest island: Greenland. For the next three days, explore its rarely visited east coast and Scoresby Sound, the largest and longest fjord system in the world. Embark on Zodiac excursions through the fjord’s intricate network, taking in its islands and icebergs, and searching for residents that include the musk ox and reindeer. Ice conditions permitting, disembark for a visit to the small settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most isolated villages in Greenland.
'Le Boreal' | BLD

Aug 11-14: Iceland | Cruising the Denmark Strait to Husavik & Grundarfjordur

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea cruising the Denmark Strait that separates Greenland from Iceland. Watch for wildlife from the deck in between more insightful lectures by your Expedition Team. The next day, arrive in picturesque Husavik and visit the Whale Museum, supported by A&K Philanthropy and one of the world’s foremost centres focused on research of whales and their habitat. Choose to embark on a scenic whale-watching tour followed by free time in Husavik or set off for Godafoss Falls and geothermal Lake Myvatn. Tonight, join your Expedition Team and fellow guests for a special farewell reception and dinner. The following day explore the glacier-carved terrain of Iceland’s West Fjords with its Drangajokull Glacier. Visit the small fishing village of Grundarfjordur. Then, choose to explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, opting for a boat tour and fresh sushi adventure around an archipelago teeming with exotic birds or a hike over the region’s lava trails, steeped in Viking lore. The following day disembark in Reykjavik and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
'Le Boreal' | BLD

Journey Details

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Minimum age is 7 years.

Categories 5–8 include suite accommodations at the hotel and butler service on board the ship.

First group event: welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. on Jul 31.

Last group event: disembarkation in Reykjavik at 9:00 a.m. on Aug 14.

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jul 31, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020 Special Special Special Special Special Special Special Special
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Classic Balcony Stateroom-Category 1 Price AU$23,895pp was AU$26,070 Single Supplement AU$9,510 was AU$19,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Deluxe Balcony Stateroom-Category 2 Price AU$27,520pp was AU$29,695 Single Supplement AU$10,865 was AU$21,730 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Premier Balcony Stateroom-Category 3 Price AU$28,970pp was AU$31,145 Single Supplement AU$11,410 was AU$22,820 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Superior Balcony Stateroom-Category 4 Price AU$30,415pp was AU$32,590 Single Supplement AU$23,905 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Prestige Balcony Suite-Category 5 Price AU$42,010pp was AU$44,185 Single Supplement AU$39,125 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6 Price AU$49,980pp was AU$52,155 Single Supplement AU$46,805 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Prestige Two-Room Balcony Suite-Category 7 Price AU$54,330pp was AU$56,505 Single Supplement AU$50,935 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Boreal: Owner's Balcony Suite-Category 8 Price AU$61,575pp was AU$63,750 Single Supplement AU$57,820 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.

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