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14-night Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear

Cruise Line:
Abercrombie & Kent - Cruises
Ship:
L'Austral
Destination:
Oslo/Reykjavik
Departure Date:
6/30/2022
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1419265
from
$16995

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Oslo
Suggested Private Excursion
6/30/2022
6/30/2022

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, is encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. The city displays a mixture of several architectural styles. A full range of activities includes art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Other points of interest include Royal Palace; Frogner Park, known for its famous Vigeland sculptures; Holmenkollen, where international skiing events take place; imposing Åkershus Castle; and Bygdøy Peninsula, home to some of Oslo’s most important museums. Many attractions can be explored on foot. Oslo's City Hall ranks as the most distinctive part of Oslo’s waterfront. The art portrays the country's different historical and domestic phases. Munch Museum, which is dedicated to the life work of Norway’s famous painter, contains more than 5,000 drawings and paintings. National Gallery has the nation’s largest collection of Norwegian art and some of Munch’s best-known works. Åkershus Fortress & Castle, transformed into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century, houses Norway’s Resistance Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Oslo Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours

Oslo Bicycle tour – 3 Hours

Oslo Explorer tour – 5 Hours

Oslo Holmenkollen tour – 6 Hours

Art Tour with visit of Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Theatre in Oslo with Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours

Land Tour: Oslo
Suggested Private Excursion
7/1/2022
7/1/2022

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, is encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. The city displays a mixture of several architectural styles. A full range of activities includes art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Other points of interest include Royal Palace; Frogner Park, known for its famous Vigeland sculptures; Holmenkollen, where international skiing events take place; imposing Åkershus Castle; and Bygdøy Peninsula, home to some of Oslo’s most important museums. Many attractions can be explored on foot. Oslo's City Hall ranks as the most distinctive part of Oslo’s waterfront. The art portrays the country's different historical and domestic phases. Munch Museum, which is dedicated to the life work of Norway’s famous painter, contains more than 5,000 drawings and paintings. National Gallery has the nation’s largest collection of Norwegian art and some of Munch’s best-known works. Åkershus Fortress & Castle, transformed into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century, houses Norway’s Resistance Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Oslo Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours

Oslo Bicycle tour – 3 Hours

Oslo Explorer tour – 5 Hours

Oslo Holmenkollen tour – 6 Hours

Art Tour with visit of Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Theatre in Oslo with Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours

Land Tour: Longyearbyen
7/1/2022
7/1/2022

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
7/1/2022
7/1/2022

No information currently available.

Longyearbyen
7/1/2022
7/1/2022

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Svalbard
7/2/2022
7/2/2022

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
7/3/2022
7/3/2022

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
7/4/2022
7/4/2022

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
7/5/2022
7/5/2022

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

Svalbard
7/6/2022
7/6/2022

Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bjørnøya and Hopen. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen.

At Sea
7/7/2022
7/7/2022

No information currently available.

Jan Mayen Island
7/8/2022
7/8/2022

Jan Mayen Island is a volcanic island in an area partly covered by glacier, in Norway. For many years no one was allowed to visit the island, but recently the tiny island has become available to tourists. There are several large lakes on the islands, overshadowed by the Beerenberg volcano, which may be climbed with permission form the station commander on the island. Jan Mayen is home to many birds, from the albatross-like fulmar to the black-and-white puffin. Visitors will also see harper seals and various species of whale swimming in the chilly waters.

 

Ittoqqortoormiit
7/9/2022
7/9/2022

One of the most remote areas of Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiit is accessible only by air or, a few months a year due to the sea being frozen nine months out of the year, by boat. The Scoresbysund Fjord on the the side of Ittoqqortoormiit is the largest and longest fjord complex in the world. One of the last hunter societies in the world, Ittoqqortoormiit is south of the world's biggest National Park, where visitors can view polar bears, narwhals, and arctic foxes.

Ittoqqortoormiit
7/10/2022
7/10/2022

One of the most remote areas of Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiit is accessible only by air or, a few months a year due to the sea being frozen nine months out of the year, by boat. The Scoresbysund Fjord on the the side of Ittoqqortoormiit is the largest and longest fjord complex in the world. One of the last hunter societies in the world, Ittoqqortoormiit is south of the world's biggest National Park, where visitors can view polar bears, narwhals, and arctic foxes.

At Sea
7/11/2022
7/11/2022

No information currently available.

Husavik
7/12/2022
7/12/2022

The most interesting places to visit in Iceland are Dettifoss, Myvatn, Goðafoss, Krafla, Ásbyrgi, the park in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, the fossils at Tjörnes, the ghost valleys of the north. Húsavík is known for being the whale watching capital of Iceland. The bird life offers unique nature experience on sea for tourists. Lundey (also known as Puffin Island) is an island colony of 100.000 puffins and other cliff dwelling birds. The beautiful garden in the center of town and the river running through it provides life for many birds. The Folk Museum has one of the largest polar bears ever caught locally. The well-timbered church built in 1907 is open for visitors during summer. The town is a starting point for sightseeing tours and one-day excursions to many famous places found in the north, like Lake Myvatn, Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, Hljódaklettar, Hólmatungur, Ásbyrgi, Tjörnes peninsula, Adaldalur valley, Laxárdalur valley and the Grenjadarstadur Folk Museum. Húsavík is an environmental friendly town - where geothermal water heats all houses and heats or dries industrial products.

Westfjords
7/13/2022
7/13/2022

No information currently available.

Reykjavik
Suggested Private Excursion
7/14/2022
7/14/2022

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Suggested Private Excursions

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Reykjavik - Langjökull Glacier & the Ice Tunnel. Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour

Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour

Adrenaline buggy ride & Thingvellir National park

Super-jeep safari to the glacier cave and snowmobiling

Blue Lagoon experience – 4 Hours

Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula – 6 Hours

Golden Circle Classic – 6/7 Hours

Golden Circle Classic and Aurora Chase – 10 Hours

South Shore Adventure – 9 Hours

South Shore including Jökulsárlón – 14 /15 Hours

Aurora Chase – 4 Hours

Food tour in Reykjavik – 3 hs

Walking tour in Reykjavik – 3,5 hs

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
6/30/2022
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Cruise for 13 nights through the Arctic’s wildest regions on a voyage exclusively chartered by A&K
  • Enjoy active exploration of the Arctic’s varied landscapes, from sea kayaking through ice floes to epic volcanic hikes, all under the wing of A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team
  • Experience a vast breadth of Arctic wildlife habitats, including the polar bear haven of Svalbard
  • Cruise to the remote east coast of Greenland, where you may visit Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, Scoresby Sound and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Discover North Iceland and the whale-watching village of Husavik, where you experience a private, behind-the-scenes tour at the renowned Husavik Whale Museum
  • Join photography lectures, hands-on-workshops and tips in the field led by A&K’s dedicated photo coach
Remarks:

Internal Air: Economy class from $495
Oslo/Longyearbyen

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and othe

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Offer ID:
1419265

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Mann Travels
4400 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209