Expedition cruise specialists Aurora Expeditions have launched a brand new 24-day ‘Arctic Complete’ expedition as part of their 2017 European Arctic program. Offering passengers an in-depth exploration of Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland’s most remote coastlines, the new itinerary is set to provide the ultimate Arctic adventure.
Starting in Spitsbergen – the largest island of the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard – high above the Arctic Circle, passengers aboard the new ‘Arctic Complete’ expedition will enjoy the island’s glaciers and abandoned settlements before heading north into the pack ice in search for polar bears.
The new expedition will attempt to circumnavigate the remote island before crossing the Greenland Sea to discover the world’s largest National Park as well as the world’s largest fjord system in Scoresby Sund. In Iceland, passengers will explore a remote settlement before ending the expedition in Reykjavik, where they will have the option to extend their adventure.
With nearly 24-hours of endless daylight, passengers can expect to enjoy daily shore landings with opportunities to walk across spongy permafrost among summer flowers and to visit a remote Inuit community. Mazes of giant grounded icebergs, a dog sledding trip across Spitsbergen’s interior and up-close encounters with the Arctic’s myriad of wildlife, including walrus, seals, Arctic fox, and musk ox, all await on this exciting new adventure.
Three other exciting itineraries are also on offer in 2017, including the 14-day Across the Arctic Circle, which cruises from Scotland’s northern isles before discovering the Norwegian coastline’s dramatic fjords and Spitsbergen’s polar desert. Three 11-daySpitsbergen Odyssey voyages will venture deep into the domain of the polar bear, and two 14-day Jewels of the Arctic voyages will explore the icy landscapes of Spitsbergen, East Greenland and Iceland.
Travelling aboard the 54-passenger, ice-strengthened expedition ship, Polar Pioneer, each voyage is led by a team of experienced polar specialists, naturalists and historians that will guide passengers through the dramatic landscapes, unique cultures and abundant wildlife that capture the spirit of the European Arctic.
EARLYBIRD OFFER* For a limited time only, all 2017 bookings made on selected Arctic expeditions before 31 January 2016 will pay 2016 prices – giving you the opportunity to save up to $2,000 per person!
Earlybird prices start from $6,380 per person for an 11-day voyage.
For more information contact Aurora Expeditions on 1300 061 490 or visitwww.auroraexpeditions.com.au.
*Conditions apply. Not valid on new ‘Arctic Complete expedition’. Contact Aurora Expeditions for full details.