This 19-day expedition takes you on a journey to some of the most remote and beautiful places in the Arctic. You'll fly from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, to Constable Pynt, Northeast Greenland, and then sail back to Longyearbyen, stopping at a variety of islands and destinations along the way.
You'll visit historical sites like the remains of a 17th-century English whaling station and a 20th-century Norwegian trapper's hut. You'll also have the opportunity to observe a variety of Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, musk oxen, Arctic foxes, and seabirds.
And of course, you'll have plenty of time to hike through the stunning landscapes of Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland. You'll see towering mountains, glaciers, icebergs, and tundra.
Longyearbyen is the administrative centre of Spitsbergen - the largest of the Svalbard islands. This former mining city is a fascinating place to stroll around. The parish church and Svalbard Museum are both interesting attractions. The landscape may appear barren, but it is home to more than 100 species of plants. Early evening, the ship leaves Isfjorden. You might see the first minke of the voyage. The evening sail is to Trygghamna where the remains of an 18th century Pomor hunting and whaling station from the 17th century are visible.
We continue our journey towards east Greenland. Conditions permitting, you may see the edge of sea ice on east Greenland flashing ahead. Watch out for migrating birds and whales.
You stop in the morning on the southern coast of Jameson Land at a small lagoon, near Kap Stewart. The waders, geese and collared lesmmings are gathering here for the autumn migration. You can also take a stroll in Hurry Inlet near the fjord's head and one of its rivers. You can also climb the J.P. Koch Fjeld mountain near Hareelv. Scientists found fossils in this area that link fish to amphibians from the Lower Cretaceous Period. Spend the night at Constable Pynt.