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Luxury Expedition
Greg Mortimer - 120 Guests
Svalbard Odyssey
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Round trip

Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from sea cliffs and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers and look out for arctic fox, or discover historic camps of explorers and hunters. Push through pack ice to find walrus and bearded seals, or simply enjoy breathtakingly beautiful Norwegian fjords.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Venture close to 80° north looking for polar bears on the pack ice
  • Chance to discover other arctic wildlife including walrus, guillemots, puffins, seals, reindeer, arctic fox, seabirds and whales
  • Zodiac past blue glaciers and through stunning fjords
  • Enjoy hikes surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful scenery

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateStateroom TripleStateroom TwinBalcony Stateroom CBalcony Stateroom BBalcony Stateroom ASuperior Balcony StateroomJunior SuiteCaptain's Suite
Jun 19, 2022Jun 30, 202211,09511,29512,29512,89513,89515,19519,09522,595
Jun 29, 2022Jul 10, 202211,09511,29512,29512,89513,89515,19519,09522,595
Jul 09, 2022Jul 20, 202211,09511,29512,29512,89513,89515,19519,09522,595
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Stateroom Triple
(Mid-range)
Balcony Stateroom A
(High-end)
Captain's Suite
Jun 19, 2022Jun 30, 202211,09513,89522,595
Jun 29, 2022Jul 10, 202211,09513,89522,595
Jul 09, 2022Jul 20, 202211,09513,89522,595


ITINERARY

Please Note: The July 4, 2021 and July 14, 2021 sailings are 11-Day itineraries, both starting from Longyearbyen. The 12-Day itineraries start from Oslo. The July 14, 2021 sailing alone ends in Kirkenes while all the other sailings end in Longyearbyen.

Day 1: Oslo

Upon check-in at Radisson Blu Oslo Airport hotel, reception staff will provide you with Aurora Expeditions cabin tags. Please fill out the luggage tags clearly, showing your name and cabin number to allow us to deliver your luggage to your cabin ahead. At our voyage briefing, enjoy a welcome drink and meet fellow expeditioners, before spending the night in preparation for your flight to Longyearbyen.  

Note: Flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen are not included. Please contact Aurora Expeditions or your travel agent if you would like assistance in booking these flights.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Oslo Airport

Day 2: Fly to Longyearbyen for embarkation
Fly to Longyearbyen (flight ticket not included in voyage fare), and upon arrival, you will be met by a representative of Aurora Expeditions to commence a tour of Longyearbyen.  

On the drive to Camp Barentz located in Advent Valley, your guide will give you an introduction to Longyearbyen’s fascinating history. At Camp Barentz enjoy a presentation in the large ‘lavvo’ - a traditional building common in northern Norway. You will also have the opportunity to meet the friendly huskies and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. A visit to the Svalbard museum is included back in town before embarking the vessel in the late afternoon.

You’ll have time to settle into your cabin prior to the compulsory briefings. Your voyage commences, cruising out of the beautiful Isfjorden, escorted by gliding fulmars and perhaps the occasional puffin. Find a spot in one of the observation areas watching seabirds, including graceful ivory gulls, kittiwakes and guillemots. They rise and fall skilfully, using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.  

NOTE: Sometimes our ship is unable to dock in Longyearbyen port due to space and capacity. In these instances, we reach the ship by Zodiac. Please ensure that you keep your wet-weather gear in your hand luggage to use in the Zodiacs, if the situation arises. Please ensure your cabin luggage tag is completed clearly showing your cabin number and name. Our crew will deliver your luggage directly to your cabin.  

Days 3-11: Svalbard Archipelago
Svalbard offers Arctic wilderness at its best. Our experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design our day-to-day itinerary, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, sea-ice conditions and wildlife encounters.  

Phenomenal fjords, magnificent mountains ranges and a polar desert rich in fossils set the stage for heroic tales of early exploration. See walrus hauled-out on sea ice or on beaches. On land, stretch our legs on walks across tundra coming out in brightly-coloured wildflowers. We visit towering cliffs noisy with nesting guillemots and puffins, and scree slopes that hold Svalbard’s largest little auk colonies. Most memorable are encounters with the majestic polar bear on pack ice. Your expedition team is just as keen as you to find them— they will be on constant watch to spot these inspiring creatures.  

If you have chosen an optional activity such as kayaking, you’ll have the option to enjoy the activity when conditions allow. For those who are enthusiastic to participate in a polar plunge, as soon as conditions are suitable, you’ll hear the announcement to prepare for an exhilarating plunge, a memory you’ll savour for years to come.  

Day 12: Disembark in Longyearbyen
During the early morning we cruise back into Longyearbyen. Farewell your expedition team before further enjoying explorations of fascinating Longyearbyen to learn the town’s history, its geology, flora, fauna and the modern community that call the place home. Visit Svalbard Museum and Galleri Svalbard, Office of the Governor, Svalbard Church, Nybyen (new town), some of the town’s mines including Santa Claus Mine, and make a quick photo stop at the famous beware of polar bear street sign. Afterwards, transfer to the airport to continue your journey.  

At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.  

Greg Mortimer (Luxury Expedition, 120-guests)

Capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves, the Greg Mortimer is built to world-class polar standards. It is designed in close consultation with expedition specialists, taking advantage of Auroras more than 25 years of experience.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Group arrival transfer from airport to the Greg Mortimer on Day 1
  • Group sightseeing tour of Longyearbyen on arrival pre-voyage
  • Group transfer from ship to airport in Longyearbyen on Day 11
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
  • All shore excursions
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Not Included
  • International or domestic flights, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, additional medical expenses such as medication, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Sea Kayaking: USD 940
  • Scuba Diving: USD 1,010
  • Snorkelling: USD 580
  • Bird watching: Free
  • Lectures on wildlife, our environment, history and destinations: Free
  • Photography: Free
  • Polar plunge: Free
  • Trips ashore: Free
  • Walking: Free
  • Whale and mammal spotting: Free
  • Zodiac cruises: Free

 

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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.