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Three Arctic Islands Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

13 ou 14 jours

Trois îles arctiques : l’Islande, le Groënland, le Spitzberg 

Ce voyage vous transporte en Arctique, au pays des Vikings, des fjords et des paysages spectaculaires. Cette expédition Quark a été primée et comporte plus de faune et de littoral que vous ne pouvez imaginer. En visitant l’Islande, le Groënland et le Spitzberg, vous aurez toutes les chances de voir des phoques barbus comme le morse, des baleines, des oiseaux marins et, bien sûr, des ours polaires.

Au Jour le Jour Résumé de L’Expédition

  • Nommée dans la catégorie “ 50 Tours of a Lifetime” (« Les 50 visites les plus mémorables dans la vie d’un voyageur ») par le National Geographic
  • Les glaciers et la faune du Spitzberg
  • La côte isolée du Groënland
  • Croisière en Zodiac
  • Randonnée dans la toundra
  • Aventure optionnelle en kayak selon l’expédition choisie

Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Longyearbyen, Norway

Your voyage will embark in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.

Days 2 to 5 — Spitsbergen, Norway

Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest of the Norwegian-ruled Svalbard islands, rewards you with abundant wildlife and austere beauty. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and steep- walled fjords with walrus, polar bears and Spitsbergen reindeer among your possible wildlife sightings.

Days 6 and 7 — Greenland Sea

While sailing south through the historic Greenland Sea, you’ll learn about the wildlife and history of Greenland, your next stop. On deck, you’ll learn to identify seabirds on the wing. Take in a lecture, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a movie—there are many things to do during your time at sea.

Days 8 to 11 — East Greenland

During your tour of Greenland’s remote eastern coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. Visit the remains of ancient Thule settlements, and keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen; 40% of the world’s population lives here. Finally, you will sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the birthplace of many icebergs and, some say, the most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Day 12 — Denmark Strait

At sea, the Denmark Strait is your pathway toward Iceland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about the history of exploration in the Arctic and the seabirds you’ll inevitably see soaring above your ship.

Day 13 — Depart Reykjavik

You’ll disembark in Akureyri, and transfer to your waiting charter flight to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, we provide a transfer to a central downtown location.
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Activités Optionnelles Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Every Quark Arctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. We also offer kayaking on most of our voyages; a great way to experience the beauty of the Arctic in a more personal way.  Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

Faire du kayak en Arctique

$595 par personne

Faire du kayak en Arctique est probablement l’une des façons les plus personnelles et remplie d’inspiration vous permettant de découvrir les côtes accidentées et les baies calmes des régions que nous visitons.

Faire du kayak dans les régions polaires dépend essentiellement de la météo ; nous garantissons cependant au moins une sortie pendant votre expédition. Vos guides kayakistes feront tout leur possible pour vous emmener en excursion tout au long de votre expédition.

Proposé dans la plupart des expéditions pour l’Arctique, les places sont limitées et nécessitent une certaine expérience en kayak. Tous les équipements, guides et instructions sont fournis par Quark. Veuillez SVP contacter un conseiller spécialiste des régions polaires pour plus de renseignements.​

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend your stay

Reaching the Arctic can be as fun as being there. Quark offers various travel packages that let you see more of the world before and after you Arctic adventure

From the charming city of Reykjavik, to the therapeutic waters of the Blue lagoon, and the bubbling hot springs of Thingveller National Park, you will be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Iceland offers adventures for every activity and skill level – ask about the other options available to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.

Expédition Faits

Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

“Odden Ice Tongue”

The Greenland Sea was home to a seasonal ice bridge called the “Odden Ice Tongue”. Last formed in 1997, this bridge of ice would form from the eastern edge of Greenland halfway to Svalbard, reaching Jan Mayen Island. The name came from the way the ice was formed in the currents of the Greenland Sea, which made it resemble a tongue.

The Quark Expedition Team Is Exceptional

“The Quark expeditions team is, as always, EXCEPTIONAL!! Their level of quality of care, enthusiasm, knowledge, friendliness, safety and passion exceed expectations. My first experience with the Quark family was earlier in the year with a trip to Antarctica. I was so happy with my experience that I had to book another trip with them later in the same year to the other end of the World - The Arctic, which was another great experience. I’m looking forward to where the Quark family can take me next!”


Three Arctic Islands, Sept. 4, 2012