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Spitsbergen and East Greenland

Arctic expedition cruises for the independent traveler

All prices on this page are cruise only. WildWings are able to arrange your flights and any other travel requirements you may require. We stock separate colour brochures for all our vessels giving much more detailed information including the planned itineraries, please ask us for your copies. Prices are subject to exchange rates so please always contact us for your up to date quote!

Prices include: Voyage chosen in cabin accommodation as booked including all meals, tea, coffee, water, lectures and services of expedition team, Zodiac shore landings and cruises, port taxes, comprehensive pre-voyage information and post voyage souvenir log. Many ships now offer free boot and waterproofs for your use onboard. Most also include group transfers to/from the ship.

Prices exclude: Travel insurance, fuel surcharges, onboard staff and crew gratuities (suggested amount US$10-$15 per passenger, per day), other drinks and items of a personal nature.  

Return flights from the UK to Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) start from £399 per person, including prepaid taxes and current airline fuel surcharges. Other destinations on request. Pre and post cruise hotels in the Arctic can also be arranged by us. 

Special offers! Ships with berths to fill do sometimes discount them, for departures within 2 months of travel, always phone us.

Voyages vary from 7 - 8 nights earlier in the season (West and North Spitsbergen, although all the key wildlife can normally be seen) to 9-11 nights duration (Around Spitsbergen), late spring and summer. They start and end from Longyearbyen, reached by air via Tromso and/or Oslo in Norway.  See also the annual WildWings Escorted Spitsbergen Polar Bear and Arctic wildtour led by Dick Filby. Overnight accommodation is usually required in Oslo or Longyearbyen due to airline schedules and we can arrange this for you.

Many of our East Greenland voyages start from Spitsbergen, spend a few days there and sail across the North Atlantic to northeast Greenland and then finish in Iceland, 12 - 14 nights. We also offer a shorter voyages from Iceland to south Greenland and back, sailing into the spectacular Scoresby Sund Fjord, the longest fjord in the world. Greenland’s wildlife continues to be decimated by local hunters sadly, and is far more wary of ships and people than in Spitsbergen. Please also see our spring Greenland Whale Safaris too.


Sample Itineraries

Around Spitsbergen aboard Plancius

Day 1:  Departure from Longyearbyen

Day 2: Krossfjorden & Ny Ålesund

Day 3: Liefdefjorden

Day 4: Seven Islands

Day 5 - 6: Hinlopen Strait

Day 7: Barentsøya

Day 8: Cruising the side fjords of the spectacular Hornsund area

Day 9: Ahlstrandhalvøya

Day 10: 

Arrival in Longyearbyen

NB: The exact voyage itinerary is subject to ice, weather and local conditions at the time. 

Spitsbergen, East Greenland & Iceland aboard Plancius

Day 1: Departure from Longyearyben

Day 2:  Raudfjord & Moffen Island

Day 3 - 4: En route to Greenland

Day 5: Myggebugten, Greenland

Day 6: Blomster Bugt

Day 7: Antarcticahavn

Day 8: Scoresby Sund

Day 9: Musk Oxen at Cape Hofmann Halvø

Day 10: Sydkap

Day 11: Ittoqqortoormiut

Day 12: At sea

Day 13: Arrival in Akureyri

NB: The exact voyage itinerary is subject to ice, weather and local conditions at the time.


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