CRC Travel Lincoln Park, Chicago Travel Agency

14-night Faroe Islands, Iceland, Spitsbergen - Island Hopping In and Around the Arctic (Southbound)

Cruise Line:
Hurtigruten
Ship:
MS Spitsbergen
Destination:
Oslo/Bergen
Departure Date:
9/22/2022
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1411133
from
$8985

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Oslo
Suggested Private Excursion
9/22/2022
9/22/2022

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, is encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. The city displays a mixture of several architectural styles. A full range of activities includes art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Other points of interest include Royal Palace; Frogner Park, known for its famous Vigeland sculptures; Holmenkollen, where international skiing events take place; imposing Åkershus Castle; and Bygdøy Peninsula, home to some of Oslo’s most important museums. Many attractions can be explored on foot. Oslo's City Hall ranks as the most distinctive part of Oslo’s waterfront. The art portrays the country's different historical and domestic phases. Munch Museum, which is dedicated to the life work of Norway’s famous painter, contains more than 5,000 drawings and paintings. National Gallery has the nation’s largest collection of Norwegian art and some of Munch’s best-known works. Åkershus Fortress & Castle, transformed into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century, houses Norway’s Resistance Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Oslo Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours

Oslo Bicycle tour – 3 Hours

Oslo Explorer tour – 5 Hours

Oslo Holmenkollen tour – 6 Hours

Art Tour with visit of Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Theatre in Oslo with Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours

Land Tour: Longyearbyen
9/22/2022
9/22/2022

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Land Tour: Longyearbyen
9/23/2022
9/23/2022

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
9/23/2022
9/23/2022

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Longyearbyen
9/23/2022
9/23/2022

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Spitsbergen
9/24/2022
9/24/2022

Spitsbergen is located in the largest Island of the archipelago of Svalbard in Norway. The economy on the island thrives in three main industries, which are coal mining, tourism and research. It has an arctic weather with beautiful icebergs to be discovered through the island including the famous ice cap, Austfonna.

Spitsbergen
9/25/2022
9/25/2022

Spitsbergen is located in the largest Island of the archipelago of Svalbard in Norway. The economy on the island thrives in three main industries, which are coal mining, tourism and research. It has an arctic weather with beautiful icebergs to be discovered through the island including the famous ice cap, Austfonna.

At Sea
9/26/2022
9/26/2022

No information currently available.

Jan Mayen Island
9/27/2022
9/27/2022

Jan Mayen Island is a volcanic island in an area partly covered by glacier, in Norway. For many years no one was allowed to visit the island, but recently the tiny island has become available to tourists. There are several large lakes on the islands, overshadowed by the Beerenberg volcano, which may be climbed with permission form the station commander on the island. Jan Mayen is home to many birds, from the albatross-like fulmar to the black-and-white puffin. Visitors will also see harper seals and various species of whale swimming in the chilly waters.

 

At Sea
9/28/2022
9/28/2022

No information currently available.

Akureyri
Suggested Private Excursion
9/29/2022
9/29/2022

Akureyri is one of Iceland's oldest towns, and features picturesque historic houses set below snowcapped peaks, botanical gardens and several museums. Explore the interior to see Godafoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn. It is the largest settlement outside the south-west of Iceland, and one of the country's largest cities. The name means "Meadow Sandspit" in Icelandic. Akureyri is an important shipyard and fishing port, as well as a commercial and distributing centre for agriculture and manufacturing.

Suggested Private Excursions

Akureyri - Lake Mývatn classic - Nature Baths- FD Tour

Akureyri - Godafoss Waterfall & Laufas Turf Farm - HD Tour

Contrasts of Lake Myvatn and Myvatn Nature Baths

Husavik
9/30/2022
9/30/2022

The most interesting places to visit in Iceland are Dettifoss, Myvatn, Goðafoss, Krafla, Ásbyrgi, the park in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, the fossils at Tjörnes, the ghost valleys of the north. Húsavík is known for being the whale watching capital of Iceland. The bird life offers unique nature experience on sea for tourists. Lundey (also known as Puffin Island) is an island colony of 100.000 puffins and other cliff dwelling birds. The beautiful garden in the center of town and the river running through it provides life for many birds. The Folk Museum has one of the largest polar bears ever caught locally. The well-timbered church built in 1907 is open for visitors during summer. The town is a starting point for sightseeing tours and one-day excursions to many famous places found in the north, like Lake Myvatn, Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, Hljódaklettar, Hólmatungur, Ásbyrgi, Tjörnes peninsula, Adaldalur valley, Laxárdalur valley and the Grenjadarstadur Folk Museum. Húsavík is an environmental friendly town - where geothermal water heats all houses and heats or dries industrial products.

Bakkagerdi
10/1/2022
10/1/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/2/2022
10/2/2022

No information currently available.

Elduvik
10/3/2022
10/3/2022

No information currently available.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands
10/4/2022
10/4/2022

Approximately one third of the 50,000 residents of the "Sheep Islands" live in Torshavn. The city has large fishing industries, a seat of a Lutheran bishop and boasts many museums and culture.

Lerwick, Shetland Island
10/5/2022
10/5/2022

The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys. Lerwick is the capital of the principal island of Mainland and is Britain's most northerly town. Founded on the fishing industry and with strong Viking connections, little now remains of the old village of Lerwick. Features of interest include the Cromwellian Fort Charlotte and annual Norse fire festival, Up-Helly-Aa, held every January. On the southern tip of the island is Jarlshof, site of ruins of several Stone Age and Bronze Age dwellings as well as wheel-houses from the Iron Age. Elsewhere on the island is Clichimin Broch, another prehistoric site containing a Bronze Age fort.

Bergen
Suggested Private Excursion
10/6/2022
10/6/2022

With its spectacular setting among seven hills, Bergen is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable cities in Norway. Most sites are within an easy walk from the harbor. From fine surviving medieval buildings to a series of good museums such as Fishery Museum and Old Bergen open-air museum, Bergen offers a wide variety of attractions. Its scenic beauty can best be appreciated from Mt. Floyen and is captivating. Enjoy this lovely city by taking a stroll to the old part of town, passing impressive 12th-century Bergenhus fortress. Old Hanseatic Wharf, called Bryggen, is where reconstructed gabled buildings house workshops, boutiques and restaurants. St. Mary's Church is Bergen’s oldest building and one of the finest Norman churches in Norway. Rasmus Meyers Collection is a rambling townhouse featuring one of the best collections of Norwegian art, including an upper floor devoted almost entirely to Munch. Bergen boasts numerous historic buildings dating from medieval times: Bergenhus Fortress; Rosenkrantz Tower; Haakon’s Hall.

Suggested Private Excursions

Highlights of Bergen with optional hiking

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours

Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours

Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
9/22/2022
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:

Flights

  • Flight in coach class from Oslo to Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise

Hotel

  • Overnight in Longyearbyen before the expedition cruise, including breakfast and lunch

Transfers

  • All transfers in Longyearbyen including an excursion before the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small explorer boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
Available Addons:

Please see booking instructions for amenity redemption procedures.

Remarks:

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Not all cabin grades ar

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1411133

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Company Info

CRC Travel
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Chicago, IL 60626
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