Adventures in the High Arctic

+ Experience Norwegian life, history and culture as our engaging guide takes you on a tasting tour through Oslo.
+ Thrill to the majesty of Svalbard’s pristine fjords, glaciers, and jagged mountains.
+ Hear the dramatic, sometimes tragic stories of the intrepid adventurers who set out from Svalbard to reach the North Pole.
+ With a full fleet of Zodiacs, our fine Expedition Team can get you closer to the scenery and wildlife.
+ Set out across the Arctic landscapes with a team of huskies in wagons specially built to keep them trained during the summer.
+ Experience the beauty of Whale Island under the magical light of the Midnight Sun.
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Oslo, Norway

    On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Thon Hotel Opera. Join your fellow travelers for dinner at the hotel. Meals D
  • Day 2 - Tasting tour of Oslo

    Experience Oslo’s history and culture through its food, from the vibrant Aker Brygge waterfront to the trendy Grünerløkka district. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - Board the Ocean Atlantic

    Fly to Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Islands. Tour Longyearbyen and board the ice-class Ocean Atlantic to begin your voyage. Meals B+D
  • Day 4 - Into the Kongsfjorden

    Sail through the Kongs Fjord to visit Ny Ålesund and its scienti‚c research stations. Conditions permitting, make another landing at Ny London, home to Arctic terns. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 - Nordvest-Spitsbergen

    In the secluded bay of Virgohamna, you’ll learn about its infamous history as the starting point for several failed attempts to reach the North Pole. On Fugelsongen Island, you’ll find Svalbard’s largest colony of little auks, a diminutive black and white bird that can dive up to 95 feet into the sea. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 - North to the 80th Parallel

    Even before Hampton Sides published his gripping account of the USS Jeanette’s 1879 attempt to reach the North Pole, the 80th Parallel has been a lure for world adventurers. Today we’ll navigate as far north as sea conditions allow – possibly bringing us to within 10 degrees of the North Pole – and 5 degrees farther than the Jeanette’s ill-fated voyage. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 - Fjords, islets + glaciers

    Navigating the pristine waters of northern Svalbard as far east as possible, we hope to explore the Wood Fjord, where walruses can be spotted, and the Andøyane Islets, a nesting ground for migratory birds. Sailing deep into the Liefde Fjord would bring you close to the Monaco Glacier. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - Spitsbergen’s Western Coast

    Going ashore on the so-called Blomstrand Peninsula, we’ll ‚nd that it is now an island – the result of a receding glacier. A hike up the 1,263-foot peak of Irgensellet is rewarded with a view of rugged mountains, icy seas and the Kongs Glacier. Later, if conditions permit, a Zodiac excursion will show you the impressive curved face of the Lilliehöök Glacier. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Svalbard’s Southwest Coast

    Sailing into Bellsund Inlet, you’ll go ashore at Vårsol Bay with our Expedition Team to explore the moss-covered tundra and a rocky cliff where hundreds of thousands of little auks have built their nests. Along the majestic Recherche Fjord, a Zodiac landing at Calypsobyen reveals an important cultural and historic site that bears witness to the early 20th-century mining exploits of the Northern Exploration Company. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 10 - Husky Adventure + Tromsø

    Disembarking in Longyearbyen, A+R guests will enjoy a special Husky adventure. Learn to harness these hard-working dogs and set out across the Arctic landscape in wagons specially built to keep the dogs trained and exercised when the snow is gone. Then fly to Tromsø and check in to the Clarion Hotel The Edge. Tonight we take you to Whale Island to experience and photograph the Arctic wilderness under the magical light of the Midnight Sun. Enjoy a hearty dinner and Nordic tales around the camp fire. Meals B+D
  • Day 11 - Fly back to Oslo

    After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your included flight back to Oslo. Meals B

Check In!

  • Thon Hotel Opera - Oslo, Norway

    Distinguished by its modern and colorful Nordic style, our deluxe hotel offers a prime location in the heart of the capital close to the waterfront and lively Karl Johan Street. Named for King Karl Johan who ruled in the early 19th century, the city’s historic main boulevard runs from the central rail station to the Royal Palace and is now lined with popular shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Stylishly furnished, all guestrooms feature free High Speed Internet, an LCD television, minibar and coffee maker.

  • Clarion Hotel The Edge - Tromsø, Norway

    Situated in the center of this northern coastal city, our strikingly modern hotel enjoys a wonderful setting by the harbor.

Welcome Aboard!Category CCategory D

  • Category D

    Category D

    With an international ice-class rating of 1B, our expedition vessel is perfect for exploring remote regions of the North Atlantic. Its exceptional maneuverability, shallow draft and powerful engines, allow the Ocean Atlantic to navigate all the way north to the 80th Parallel – and into the deepest and most remote fjords. Our ship was recently renovated with welcoming public spaces and comfortable accommodations for just 198 passengers – and an experienced crew and Expedition Team of 140. All staterooms feature private en suite baths, individual climate control and television. International cuisine is served in a bright, spacious restaurant and the panoramic lounge features large windows, plenty of comfortable seating – and even binoculars. A full fleet of Zodiacs allow for exciting exploration on land and water with our fine Expedition Team.

    Category D cabins are 118 square feet in size.

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Our Small Ship Journey Value

+ Our exclusive Taste of Oslo tour, Husky Adventure and Midnight Sun Wilderness Experience with expert guides and never more than 16 guests
+ Complete program of shore landings and Zodiac excursions with our experienced Expedition Team
+ 27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 10 dinners
+ 3 nights in our handpicked deluxe hotels
+ 7 nights in your choice of stateroom aboard the ice-class Ocean Atlantic
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and all 3 internal flights
+ Luggage handling, hotel taxes, airline fees for your 3 included flights, and all shipboard gratuities

Trip Pricing

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Cruise + Land - Per Person Double

Dates   Category D Category C
Departure Return   Regular Deal Regular Deal
6/7/2019 6/17/2019 $7899 $7599 $8099 $7799
6/14/2019 6/24/2019 $7899 $7599 $8099 $7799

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Prices are per person, land only.

There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

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