Luxury Expedition
Ultramarine - 199 Guests
Ultimate Arctic Voyage
From Svalbard to Jan Mayen to Iceland

Perfect for first-time visitors to the Arctic who are seeking lots of adventure, our Ultimate Arctic Voyage: From Svalbard to Jan Mayen to Iceland itinerary highlights three spectacular destinations near the top of the world. This journey provides adventurous guests with a taste of the incredible diversity of the Arctic, featuring wildlife, giant icebergs, towering mountains, historical sites, wide expanses of tundra and more.

Your adventure begins in the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, renowned for its stunning scenery and abundant, varied wildlife such as polar bears and walrus. From there, sail south across the Greenland Sea to the mysterious, volcanic Jan Mayen, a nature reserve so remote that few have ever been fortunate enough to explore this Arctic treasure. Your epic adventure culminates with a journey under the midnight sun to Reykjavik, where you can soak up Icelandic culture in a city that never sleeps.


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and reindeer
  • Explore the magnificent fjords and glaciers of Spitsbergen
  • Experience the remote volcanic island of Jan Mayen
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore glaciers, icebergs and more
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures 

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD. Promotional offers are not reflected in the rates below.
Start DateEnd DateSolo PanoramaExplorer TripleExplorer SuiteBalcony SuiteDeluxe Balcony SuiteTerrace SuitePenthouse SuiteOwner's SuiteUltra Suite
Jul 07, 2025Jul 19, 202510,79520,19514,39515,79518,69519,39520,19525,89528,795
Mandatory Transfer Package Details:
Package Price: USD 695

Includes
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel night in Helsinki
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
  • Charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel night in Reykjavik
Rates are listed per person in USD. Promotional offers are not reflected in the rates below.
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Solo Panorama
(Mid-range)
Deluxe Balcony Suite
(High-end)
Ultra Suite
Jul 07, 2025Jul 19, 202510,79518,69528,795
Mandatory Transfer Package Details:
Package Price: USD 695

Includes
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel night in Helsinki
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Longyearbyen
  • Charter flight from Helsinki to Longyearbyen
  • One night’s post-expedition hotel night in Reykjavik


ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
Your Arctic adventure begins in Helsinki, renowned for its extraordinary architecture and intriguing mix of eastern and western influences. If you arrive early, explore the many museums, galleries and restaurants, relax at a Finnish sauna or wander the vibrant Design District before retiring at your included hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Longyearbyen, Svalbard & Embark
This morning, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement, as part of the transfer package. As you embark this afternoon, expect great views of the mountainous landscape that serves as a backdrop for this seaside town.

Days 3 to 6: Exploring Spitsbergen
Exploring Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, rewards you with austere beauty and opportunities to spot its abundant wildlife. Here, you’ll visit spectacular glacier fronts and tundra in full bloom, with walrus, polar bears and Svalbard reindeer amongst your possible wildlife sightings. Birders will be thrilled to see Arctic terns, skuas, Brunnich's guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes and ivory gulls. If conditions permit, you could sail within 10 degrees of the North Pole!

Days 7 and 8: Cruising
While sailing south through the historic Greenland Sea toward Jan Mayen, your Expedition Team will keep you informed with presentations about the history and politics of the Arctic, its fascinating wildlife, geology, ecology and climate, and the incredible sights you will soon explore. On deck, you’ll learn to identify seabirds "on the wing." The team will also keep a lookout for the whales that frequent the waters here.

Day 9: Exploring Jan Mayen
North of the Arctic Circle, about 280 miles (450 km) east of Greenland and 340 miles (550 km) north of Iceland, the mysterious Jan Mayen rises from the depths of the North Atlantic. Often shrouded in thick fog, the small mountainous island was declared a nature reserve in 2010 and is rarely visited, save for the 18 rotating personnel of the Norwegian military and Norwegian Meteorological Institute, who are the only inhabitants.

Landing here will be dictated by the weather and sea. If conditions allow, as we approach, keep watch on deck as the spoon-shaped island’s highest summit emerges. At 7,470 feet (2,277 meters) high, the breathtaking Beerenberg volcano features a symmetrical cone shape and impressive glaciers that spill into the sea.

If we’re fortunate, we may get a close- up view of the volcano and the stratified cliffs of the spectacular north coast as we Zodiac cruise along the coast of the island, searching for wildlife. Designated an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for the large numbers of breeding seabirds, Jan Mayen supports colonies of northern fulmars, little auks, glaucous gulls, kittiwakes, and black and Brunnich's guillemots (thick-billed murres).

Days 10 and 11: Cruising
As we sail south, the Denmark Strait is your pathway toward Iceland. Take in a presentation, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a film - there are many things to do during your time at sea. Your Expedition Team will also be on hand to answer any questions and point out wildlife.

Day 12: Disembark Reykjavik, Iceland
You’ll disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your expedition, and be transferred to your included hotel for the night.

Day 13: Depart Reykjavik
Today, make your way to Keflavik Airport to catch your onward flight, or spend more time exploring the fascinating city of Reykjavik. 

Ultramarine (Luxury Expedition, 199-guests)

Ultramarine is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and immerse you in the best the region has to offer. Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features a best-in-class 70-day operational range and an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Complimentary bar service
  • Included Wi-Fi
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Transfer from Longyearbyen town center to port on embarkation day
  • Group transfer to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day
  • Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax
Rates above do not include the following:
  • International airfare
  • Arrival transfer in Helsinki
  • Airport transfer in Reykjavik
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Included Activities
  • Zodiac Cruising
  • Hiking
  • Polar Plunge
Optional Activities
  • Sea Kayaking

 

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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.