|Day 1||Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen||Embarkation|
|Days 2 - 11||Svalbard Archipelago||Explore this beautiful Arctic region|
|Day 12||At Sea||Towards Kirkenes, Norway|
|Day 13||Disembark Kirkenes||Farewell the crew and fellow travellers|
The Greg Mortimer is a new purpose built, polar expedition vessel taking 120 guests. This vessel has been designed in close consultation with Antarctic expedition specialists and is the first expedition cruise ship designed with the ULSTEIN X-BOW hull. This cutting edge nautical technology allows for gentle travel and motion at sea, improved comfort and safety on-board, reduced vibrations, lower fuel consumption and emissions and ‘virtual anchoring’ which means the ship can float anchor-less while launching the Zodiacs without disturbing delicate sea floor areas. There are four sea-level launching platforms for fast and efficient access to and from Zodiacs.
Today enjoy a guided tour of colourful Spitsbergen’ capital Longyearbyen. You will explore the remote outskirts of the town and visit the local museum. In the late afternoon you will board the ship and settle into your cabin as the ship pulls out to see. Meet your expedition team and fellow travellers. Cruise along the beautiful Isfjorden where you will be escorted by gliding fulmars and perhaps the occasional puffin.
Over the next ten days,the Svalbard Archipelago is yours to explore. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day. This allows them to make best use of the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities. There are many exciting places they can choose to visit where you may land, hike, photograph or view spectacular wildlife and scenery.
Crossing the Barents Sea to Kirkenes offers some good opportunities to encounter whales and certainly plenty of opportunities to photograph sea birds.You may enjoy final presentations from the team of experts, spend your time editing photos or simply relaxing.
During the early morning cruise into the Bokfjord towards Kirkenes. Farewell your expedition team and fellow expeditioners as you all continue your onward journeys. A transfer is included to the airport.