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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Arctic Cruise Adventure: Norway, Greenland & Iceland 2019


15 Days from $14,995 was $16,495

Limited to 199 guests

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Book early and save $1,500 per person on stateroom categories 1, 2, and 3.

Cruise on all-balcony 'Le Boreal' to pristine and rarely seen Arctic islands, visiting the polar bear haven of Svalbard, an Inuit village on Scoresby Sound and Iceland’s verdant West Fjords.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for 13 nights through the Arctic’s wild and culturally rich regions of Norway, Greenland and Iceland

Experience luxurious expedition ship ‘Le Boreal’ with guaranteed balcony accommodations for all guests, an A&K exclusive feature

Sail with an exceptional team curated by A&K, featuring our award-winning Expedition Team, an experienced service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3

Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, unlimited house drinks, onboard meals, all Zodiac rides and excursions, expedition gear, port charges, and — our newest offerings — complimentary Wi-Fi and Traveller’s Valet laundry service

Benefit from expert photography programming, including lectures and hands-on tutorials, led by a dedicated A&K photo coach

Experience a vast breadth of Arctic wildlife habitat, exploring everything from the polar bear domain of Norway’s pristine Svalbard Islands to Iceland’s Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, a jaw-dropping wilderness at the edge of the Arctic Circle

Discover stunning Scoresby Sound in East Greenland, where you visit the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit

Venture on a special excursion inside Iceland’s luminous Langjökull Glacier

Discover the remote, geologically rich islands of Heimaey and Surtsey in the Westman Islands archipelago

Take advantage of an A&K internal flight to Longyearbyen, guaranteeing timely arrival to your ship

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Oslo, Norway
DAY 2
Longyearbyen | Long Year Town
DAYS 3–6
Svalbard Islands | Spectacular Archipelago
DAYS 7-8
At Sea | Cruising the Arctic Ocean
DAYS 9-10
Greenland | East Greenland & Scoresby Sound
DAY 11
Cruising the Denmark Strait | Confluence of Waters
DAY 12
Iceland's West Fjords | Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
DAY 13
Akranes | Thrilling Langjökull Glacier
DAY 14
Westman Islands | Volcanic Archipelago
DAY 15
Depart Reykjavik

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DAY 1
Arrive Oslo, Norway

Arrive in Oslo, Norway's capital city and your gateway to the Arctic. On arrival, you are met and escorted to your hotel. This evening, meet fellow guests for a welcome cocktail reception.

Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
DAY 2
Longyearbyen | Long Year Town

Board an early morning charter flight to Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard, also known as Spits bergen, the sovereign Arctic archipelago of Norway. It is one of the most remote groups of islands on the planet, with nearly two-thirds of its surface covered in luminous glaciers. Tour the tiny town and its Arctic Museum. This afternoon, board your expedition cruiser.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 3–6
Svalbard Islands | Spectacular Archipelago

Only a rare few have the opportunity to view the remote wilderness of the Svalbard Islands, and our knowledgeable Expedition Team and enrichment specialists reveal their riches in depth, both aboard and on shore. In this archipelago, polar bears, walruses, Svalbard reindeer and an incredibly rich variety of birds are abundant. Cathedrals of ice, glaciers and craggy mountain peaks also populate the landscape, which comes alive with diminutive flora and color under summer's midnight sun. Your Captain and Expedition Team carefully plan your active, curated itinerary, which is dependent on weather, sea, ice and wildlife conditions. With that in mind, daily excursions may include exploration of these spectacular areas:

Magdalenefjoren: A stunning fjord with rugged rock walls, Magdalenefjoren surmounts blue-hued glaciers crisscrossed by crevasses, with birds perched in the high cliffs. This "glacier coast" provides magnificent views of the slow-moving ice masses travelling out to sea as well as beaches frequented by walruses.

Ny Alesund: Once a mining town and launching pad for early Arctic expeditions, Ny Alesund is now home to a polar research station where scientists study meteorology, seismology, atmospheric sciences and marine biology. Conditions permitting, visit the small community, including a museum, art gallery and the northernmost post office in the world.

Hinlopen Strait: Navigate this passageway between the main island ofSpitsbergen and the island ofNordaustlandet to arrive at the Alkefjellet, or "auk cliffs," towering rock faces that drop directly into the sea and provide a home to colonies of auks.

Wahlbergoya: Located in the center of the southern entrance to Hinlopen Strait, this island, named after Swedish botanist Peter Fredrik Wahlberg, is a favorite summer haul-out for walruses.

Monaco Bay and Glacier: Located in Northwest Spitsbergen, Monaco Bay is frequented by a variety of wildlife populations, including polar bears, walruses, harbor and bearded seals, and a multitude of seabirds.

Liefdefjorden (Loves Bay):In far northern Svalbard, this is an excellent area for spotting polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. Throughout your landings and days of cruising in Spitsbergen, your primary objective will be to search for polar bears as they hunt in their true natural habitat - be it on land or among the ice floes. Each landing is under the close supervision of your bear guardians, who have the best knowledge about where to find the white giants.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 7-8
At Sea | Cruising the Arctic Ocean

As 'Le Boreal' plies toward Greenland, spend the day at sea with new friends and the Expedition Team, who continue engaging, exciting discussions and lectures that promise an enlightening experience while you cruise.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 9-10
Greenland | East Greenland & Scoresby Sound

For the next two days, explore the rarely visited east coast of Greenland and Scoresby Sound, the largest and longest fjord system in the world. Embark on thrilling, twice-daily Zodiac excursions through the fjord's glistening and intricate network, taking in its islands and icebergs, and searching for common residents that include the musk ox and reindeer. Throughout your explorations, informed enrichment specialists impart meaningful, in-depth know-how about the region. Ice conditions permitting, disembark for a visit to Ittoqqortoormiit, a small settlement founded in 1925 and one of the most isolated villages in Greenland.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Cruising the Denmark Strait | Confluence of Waters

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea cruising the narrow strip of water that separates Greenland from Iceland, and connects the Arctic Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Continue exciting conversations with your Expedition Team and enrichment specialists, and watch for seabirds and whales from the deck in between the insightful lectures they present.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
Iceland's West Fjords | Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

Today, explore the spectacular, unspoiled wilderness on Iceland's remote West Fjords. Designated as a nature reserve in 1975 and free of any roads, Hornstrandir still appears as it would have when the Vikings first arrived. Your treks this morning reveal tranquil wildflower meadows, striking waterfalls and other geological features. This afternoon, visit the small village of Hesteyri, where you are welcomed by the local villagers.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
Akranes | Thrilling Langjökull Glacier

The glacier-carved West Fjords continue to provide a scenic backdrop as you journey to the Langjökull glacier. Disembark for an adventurous visit aboard special expedition trucks, stopping en route at the shimmering Hraunfossar waterfall before arriving at the entrance of Langjökull glacier. There, explore Langjökull's labyrinth of ice tunnels and caves, all revealing breathtaking shades of blue and depths of ice. Following lunch in nearby Husafell, return this afternoon to Akranes to board 'Le Boreal.'

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 14
Westman Islands | Volcanic Archipelago

This morning, arrive in the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), a rock-studded, volcanically active archipelago on the south coast of Iceland. Explore the volcanic landscape of Iceland's Heimaey Island, home to all of Iceland's seabirds, among them the iconic puffin. Visit remote Heimaey Island, where a new mountain, Eldfell ("Mount Fire"), was created during a 1973 eruption. Excavations of the ruins suggest there were inhabitants as early as 100 BC. Today, the island's 4,500 locals reside alongside upward of eight million puffins each summer. Visit the local village, seeing ruins of historic farmhouses from the year AD 650. Later, trek to Helgafell to observe the volcanic landscape with your insightful guides. This afternoon, and conditions permitting, board your Zodiac for an up-close view of Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Iceland's southernmost point.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 15
Depart Reykjavik

This morning, disembark 'Le Boreal' in Reykjavik and transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or continue on in Iceland with a Reykjavik extension.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: This cruise includes regular Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes. Due to the nature of expedition cruising, this itinerary is subject to change and is for guidance purposes only.

Reykjavik Post-Tour Extension

Post-Tour Extension: Reykjavik

4 Days from $4,495

Day 1

Depart ‘Le Boreal’ and tour Reykjavik, the world’s most northern capital.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Lunch
Day 2

Choose from two excursions: Explore Iceland’s Golden Circle, including Thingvellir National Park and the Gullfoss waterfall, or drive the rugged Thórsmörk in a 4x4 vehicle.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3

Today, choose from two adventures: Visit the Skógafoss waterfall and enjoy lunch, or experience the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a farewell cocktail reception.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jul 15 - Jul 29
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    Cabin Class
    Category 1 - Classic Stateroom
    Price
    $14,995 was $16,495
    Single Supplement
    $12,375
    Internal Air From
    $450
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    Cabin Class
    Category 2 - Deluxe Stateroom
    Price
    $17,495 was $18,995
    Single Supplement
    $14,245
    Internal Air From
    $450
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    Limited Availability
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    Category 3 - Premier Stateroom
    Price
    $18,495 was $19,995
    Single Supplement
    $14,995
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    $450
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    Category 4 - Superior Stateroom
    Price
    $20,995
    Single Supplement
    $18,895
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    $450
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    Category 5 - Prestige Suite
    Price
    $26,995
    Single Supplement
    $24,295
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    $450
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    Category 6 - Premier Two-Room Suite
    Price
    $31,995
    Single Supplement
    $28,795
    Internal Air From
    $450
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    $34,995
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    $31,495
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    Category 8 - Owner's Suite
    Price
    $39,995
    Single Supplement
    $35,995
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    Optional post-tour extension available on this departure.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $450

Oslo/Longyearbyen 

This journey contains some active elements. Weather, wildlife, ice and other conditions beyond A&K’s control may affect the final itinerary, which may be adjusted at the sole discretion of your Captain and Expedition Leader.

Minimum age is 10 years.

Categories 5-8 include butler service on board the ship.

First group event: welcome reception & briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Jul 15.

Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Jul 29.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer valid on stateroom categories 1-3. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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