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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

13 or 14 days

Три арктических острова

Эксклюзив Quark Expeditions Во время этого отмеченного наградами экспедиционного круиза вы побываете в Скорсбисунне, на северо-восточном побережье Гренландии, в Исландии, и за Полярным кругом, на Шпицбергене в Норвегии.Вы увидите самых популярных животных Арктики: белых медведей, мускусных быков, северных оленей и моржей.



Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Named one of National Geographic Travelers’ 50 Tours of a Lifetime
  • Glaciers and wildlife of Spitsbergen
  • Remote coast of Greenland
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Tundra hiking
  • Optional kayak adventure option on selected expeditions

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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Adventure Options 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.

Каякинг в Арктике

$595 с человека

Каякинг в Арктике — пожалуй, один из самых близких и вдохновляющих способов исследовать неровные контуры побережья и тихие заливы этого края.Каякинг в полярных регионах очень зависит от погодных условий, но мы гарантируем по меньшей мере одну возможность для него за время вашего круиза. Но ваши гиды по каяку во время путешествия будут информировать вас о каждом подходящем моменте для каякинга.

В большинстве арктических круизов каякинг рассчитан на тех, кто уже имеет определенный опыт; количество мест ограничено.Quark предоставляет все оборудование, гидов и инструктаж.Для получения дополнительной информации, пожалуйста, свяжитесь со своим Консультантом Quark по полярным путешествиям.

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 your 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.

Expedition Facts

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 sea 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