14D13N Explore Greenland and Spitsbergen: Fjords and Glaciers (XVGSNX)
Norway

Sail into a part of the world few ever venture, as the nimble G Expedition gives you a glimpse into the unspoiled wilderness of Greenland and Spitsbergen. Your adventure goes beyond the deck of the ship, with zodiacs and your own two feet taking you deeper into this glacial paradise. From exploring Northeast Greenland National Park to taking in frigid ocean horizons to a stop at the community of Ittoqqortoormiit, this journey shows you how those — whether person or polar bear — make the Arctic their home.


When
-Booking Period: Now - 21 July 2021
-Travel Period: 17 Aug 2021

Day 1:Arrive Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen can be spotted from above as a colourful collection of buildings set against the dramatic landscape of Norway's northern reaches. This small coal-mining town turned gateway to Arctic exploration offers visitors a look into life beyond the Arctic Circle. Get to know the locals and gear up for your expedition. Transfer from Longyearbyen to the G Expedition for a late afternoon embarkation. Please make sure you drop your checked luggage off at the meeting point between 9am - 1pm. A local representative will be in the luggage storage room. They can provide general information about the town or your embarkation process. All passengers will be transferred to the ship as a group for embarkation at 4pm. For embarkation, please ensure that you have your passport accessible (not in your luggage which is being transferred separately to the ship). Private VehicleSvalbard Airport – Longyearbyen Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Embarkation of the G Expedition16:00Afternoon In the afternoon, join your fellow passengers to take your group transfer and begin your journey on the G Expedition. Please refer to your welcome letter or the joining instructions posted in the lobby of the start hotel. Make sure you have your passport handy as you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Dinner

Day 2:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8:At Sea - Northeast Greenland National Park

Spend several days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. Head into Scorsbysund, the tree-like fjord system marked by winding branches of iceberg-dotted fjords. Sail through and land on some of the most spectacular fjord country in the world while exploring rarely visited glaciers, bays, and inlets. Here, in the vast, untouched wilderness of the park, you will be overwhelmed by the changing light of a polar sunrise or sunset draping the mountains in lavish colours. Dark nights allow for star-gazing and the possibility of spotting the aurora borealis when in calm waters. Occasionally, orca, humpback, or minke whales may be spotted, so keep a keen lookout. Bring your binoculars and dress for the polar chill. Be immersed in the full experience with educational lectures by expedition staff. Frigid waters drain from the Arctic Ocean in a southwest current along the coast of Northeast Greenland. Often, drifting pack ice is pushed along the coast. We will attempt to approach and follow the pack ice edge to explore the polar seascape. Keep a lookout for sea mammals like seals and whales and also sea birds such as kittiwakes and fulmars. Arctic Lectures and Educational Programs Attend lectures hosted throughout the day on anything from local wildlife to the history and exploration of the Arctic. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Ittoqqortoomiit Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right. Northeast Greenland National ParkGreenland Welcome to the largest national park in the world. Northeast Greenland National Park is nearly impossible to reach except by way of an expedition ship. Sheer mountains provide a canvas for spectacular geological features and will greet you at every vantage point. Depending on ice, spend these days exploring the massive fjord system of Northeast Greenland National Park. These intricate fjord systems are everything from wide and unimaginable to narrow and steeply spectacular with some of the best mountain scenery in the world. Walking over lush stands of colourful autumn tundra may lead to opportunities to see musk oxen grazing nearby.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9:Greenland Sea - Ittoqqortoormiit

After several days traversing the far reaches of Greenland's awe-inspiring wilderness, visit the community of Ittoqortoormiit. Although small and far from other inhabited towns, the vibrance of life here is evident in the brightly coloured buildings, the eager Greenlandic husky puppies, the purr of the ATV engines racing along unpaved roads, and the warmth of the people who call Ittoqortoormiit home. Ittoqqortoormiit Community VisitIttoqqortoormiit Visit Ittoqqortoormiit for an up close look into life in the most remote town in Greenland. This small settlement is home to only 450 individuals and one grocery store. The people of Ittiqqortoormiit rely heavily on hunting and fishing and have honed these skillsets for many generations. They enjoy spending warmer weather on dog sleds, snowmobile trips, or camping excursions. With the closest inhabited settlement hundreds of miles away across some of the most unforgivable terrain in the world, the warmth and sense of community fostered by the people of Ittiqqortoormiit act as a beacon in the Arctic. G ExpeditionIttoqqortoormiit – Greenland Sea Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:Greenland Sea - Spitsbergen

Take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both an awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. The Svalbard archipelago sits halfway between Norway and the North Pole, at the intersection of the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Fascinating flora and fauna populate the dramatic mountains and valleys of this island chain known by many early explorers as the last outpost en route to the North Pole. Explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Look out for Svalbard's unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp lookout for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer. Zodiac Excursion (Arctic) Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Spitsbergen Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11:Greenland Sea - Spitsbergen

Take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both an awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. The Svalbard archipelago sits halfway between Norway and the North Pole, at the intersection of the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Fascinating flora and fauna populate the dramatic mountains and valleys of this island chain known by many early explorers as the last outpost en route to the North Pole. Explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Look out for Svalbard's unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp lookout for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer. Zodiac Excursion (Arctic) Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Spitsbergen Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12:Greenland Sea - Spitsbergen

Take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both an awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. The Svalbard archipelago sits halfway between Norway and the North Pole, at the intersection of the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Fascinating flora and fauna populate the dramatic mountains and valleys of this island chain known by many early explorers as the last outpost en route to the North Pole. Explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Look out for Svalbard's unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp lookout for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer. Zodiac Excursion (Arctic) Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Spitsbergen Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13:Greenland Sea - Spitsbergen

Take advantage of local ice and weather conditions to explore the Northwest Spitsbergen National Park, one of those rare places on Earth blessed with both an awe-inspiring landscape and compelling history. The Svalbard archipelago sits halfway between Norway and the North Pole, at the intersection of the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Fascinating flora and fauna populate the dramatic mountains and valleys of this island chain known by many early explorers as the last outpost en route to the North Pole. Explore a small portion of the western coast of Spitsbergen. Entering the fall the days are getting shorter so try to take advantage of all of the sunlight possible to search for wildlife. Look out for Svalbard's unique subspecies of reindeer. Although much smaller than their southern relatives, they still carry impressive antlers. Keep a sharp lookout for Arctic foxes. By not having a set itinerary, we take on an expedition spirit and are free to take advantage of the best that Svalbard has to offer. Zodiac Excursion (Arctic) Jump into a Zodiac, and head out to explore. Keep an eye out for wildlife. The expert Expedition staff will teach the group about the flora and fauna along the way. This activity depends on weather and ice conditions. G ExpeditionGreenland Sea – Spitsbergen Not too big, not too little, our 134-passenger polar expedition ship is just right.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14:Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen

On the departure day, there will be transfers available to the Longyearbyen airport for all passengers with flights scheduled. General disembarkation from the vessel is at approximately 8:00am. You will be transferred to either the airport or the Radisson Blu Polar hotel, depending on the time of your flight. Those transferred to the hotel will have an opportunity to explore the town centre on their own, and then be transferred to the airport later in the day as per flight schedules. Transfer times will be confirmed and communicated onboard prior to departure. Due to restrictive airline schedules for flights departing from Longyearbyen, we are pleased to offer an early morning disembarkation and transfer to the airport for those passengers with flights departing Longyearbyen around 2:30am (dependent on airline schedules). Departure Day (Activities) Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. Private VehicleLongyearbyen – Svalbard Airport Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Breakfast

Whats Included

•13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
•G Expedition, Zodiac, local bus, walking
•13 nts aboard the G Expedition
•Arrival & departure transfers
•Transfer from meeting point to ship (Longyearbyen). Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
•Lectures and educational programs
•Visit to a local community (Greenland)
•Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 - 16
•Expedition parka

Whats Excluded

- International flight
- Tipping
- Travel insurance
- Covid-19 Test

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