arctic discovery greg mortimer cruise

Arctic Discovery; Spitsbergen, East Greenland, Jan Mayen & Norway

  • Overview

    This voyage combines remote wilderness with remote urbanity giving you a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Kayak in small bays witnessing calving glaciers, marvel at sculpted icebergs, world’s largest fjord, volcanoes, polar bears, reindeer, musk oxen and Inuit communities. This expedition will leave you with spectacular photos and a lifetime of stories to share. Highlights - Look out for polar bears hunting seals - Visit the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund - Kayak through brash ice near calving glaciers* - Zodiac cruise intricate maze of Trollfjord, Norway - Explore picturesque Norway's Lofoten Islands *surcharge applies

    Duration: 21 days
    Passengers: 120 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
    Disembarkation Point: Bergen, Norway
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 1.25x - 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1/3 - Longyearbyen; Embarkation Day

      Enjoy a town tour of Longyearbyen. Embark the Greg Mortimer and explore Spitsbergen’s north-west. Possible landings include 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Hamiltonbukta.

    • Day 4/8 - At sea

      Greenland Sea crossing, pack ice, East Greenland National Park. Possible landings: Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, Kap Humboldt, King Oscar Fjord.

    • Day 9/11 - East Greenland

      East Greenland and Scoresbysund. Possible landings: Røde Island, Ittoqqortoormiit, Hare Fjord.

    • Day 12/15 - Jan Mayen island

      Blosseville Coast, Rømer Fjord, cross Greenland Sea to Jan Mayen island where we attempt to land on this remote, mist-shrouded, and rarely visited volcanic island – the northernmost island on the mid-Atlantic rift.

    • Day 16/18 - Norway’s finest scenery

      Explore Lofoten Islands and Trollfjord. Marvel at the towering mountains in the Lofoten Islands and enjoy some of Norway’s finest scenery.

    • Day 19/20 - Norway coast

      Sail south, crossing the Arctic Circle. Weather permitting, Zodiac cruise around Runde Island, Norway's largest bird sanctuary. Perhaps visit Sør-Gjæslingan a beautifully preserved fishing village, and Lysefjord.

    • Day 21 - Bergen; Disembarkation

      Disembark in Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, which was founded more than 900 years ago and has roots to the Viking Age. Itinerary and map are a guide only. Itinerary is subject to ice and weather conditions.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Adventure Activities

    Sea Kayaking

    One of the most exhilarating ways to experience Antarctica and the Arctic.

    The experience of sea kayaking in the humbling wilderness of Antarctica or the European Arctic is guaranteed to stir your soul. Paddle between brash ice and icebergs of all shapes and sizes, skim past penguin rookeries or under soaring bird cliffs, or drift quietly as you watch wildlife unobtrusively, absorbing the majestic scenery.

    USD$ 856 per person

    The Polar Bear

    To many people, the polar bear is the Arctic. The sight of such an impressive silky white bear wandering the frozen Arctic seas in search of seals symbolizes the cold, isolated nature of the Arctic so well. Polar bears are marine mammals because they spend so much of their lives away from land. In the high Arctic where there is always some sea ice to travel on, polar bears range over ice floes in the pack ice hunting seals all summer. In some areas (e.g. southern Hudson Bay, southern Svalbard) they are simply forced to come ashore. Polar bears rarely venture inland.

    Scoresby Sund

    Sailing deep into Scoresby Sund, towering mountains and unforgettable landscape make for a dramatic couple of days. However, it is icebergs on a grand scale that are sure to impress us the most. Scoresby Sund icebergs are often some of the most dramatic and intricately shaped, set against Greenland’s incredible mountains, there are few landscapes like this!

    Norway's coastline

    Norway’s profound natural beauty, is difficult to look past as one of the best coastlines in the world to explore from sea. Incredibly diverse geologically, Norway’s coastline is simply one of the most beautiful in the world, picture perfect coastal villages, incredible rock formations, a jagged coastline where fjords penetrate deeply into the country's interior, teeming wildlife and the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in all their magnificence from late August. On top of Norway’s natural beauty is of course their primeval history.

  • Inclusions


    On board you will be provided with expedition boots and a highquality wind and waterproof expedition jacket

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - All meals and accommodation during the voyage
    - All shore excursions and lectures in the itinerary
    - Medical services on board
    - Service taxes and port charges
    - Group sightseeing tour in Longyearbyen on arrival
    - Comprehensive pre-departure material
    - Professional produced voyage log

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Items of a personal nature such as; Beverages / Laundry / Medical expenses / Gratuities / Internet & Wifi
    - Travel insurance (mandatory)
    - Optional excursion and activities not included in the voyage itinerary
    - International and internal flights that are not specified
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
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  • Vessel


    The Greg Mortimer, named after the Australian adventurer and Polar tourism pioneer (Greg Mortimer OAM), this unique vessel utilises some of the latest advancements in naval design & technology to revolutionise the small ship expedition cruising experience. The X-BOW makes sailing smoother and faster while protecting the vulnerable environments visited using a virtual anchoring system. Shore excursions are made easier, with four sea-level Zodiac loading decks & a specially-crafted activity platform, designed in close consultation with our world-renowned expedition & activity leaders. Unlike many new ships, the Greg Mortimer is not striving for absolute luxury. It will of course, be brand new, modern and comfortable in every way, but will stay true to a relaxed, comfortable and homely style of travel, purely focused on the expedition and destination. Ship Features: - Highly qualified and experienced expedition team and international crew - X-BOW® hull, designed to offer faster and more comfortable travel enabling the ship to pierce through waves and maintain speed of travel, lower fuel consumption and reduced air pollution emissions - All cabins feature twin or king bedding configuration and private bathroom. 80% of cabins include a private balcony. 60% of cabins can accommodate a third person - Purpose-built activities preparation areas including four Zodiac launching platforms for fast and safe transition off the ship as you embark on multiple daily excursions - Observation lounge and viewing platforms offer spectacular panoramic views of scenery and wildlife. - State-of-the-art lecture theatre, two hot tubs/plunge pools, art room, library, gym, wellness centre and more!

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 4
    Guests #: 120
    Crew #: 62
    Ice Class: 1A
    Speed: 12
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2019
    Length: 104m
    Width: 18
    Draft: 5
    Tonnage: 7400
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V 2 Round plug
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  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.
greg mortimer stateroom cabin


31 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
​Greg Mortimer features 15 porthole rooms, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that's close to the action.
USD$ 10,744pp
USD$ 10,744pp
greg mortimer balcony stateroom cabin

Balcony Stateroom

31 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
With 58 rooms available, the Greg Mortimer's Balcony Staterooms are the most abundant cabin category on board. All include en-suite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and balconies and a select number are also connecting rooms, perfect for families or groups.
USD$ 12,036pp
USD$ 12,036pp
greg mortimer antarctica cruise single cabin

Stateroom - Single

31 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
​Greg Mortimer features 15 porthole rooms, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that's close to the action.
USD$ 13,430pp
USD$ 13,430pp
greg mortimer balcony suite cabin

Balcony Suite

31 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Greg Mortimer's two Balcony Suites are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Featuring private balconies, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area, these will sell out quickly!
USD$ 15,096pp
USD$ 15,096pp
greg mortimer junior suite cabin

Junior Suite

31 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
The Greg Mortimer's four Junior Suites take in some impressive scenery from their vantage points on Deck 7. When you aren't enjoying a landing, you can relax in the suites' separate lounge area, or just watch the world float by from the private balcony.
USD$ 17,748pp
USD$ 17,748pp
greg mortimer Captain's suite cabin

Captain's Suite

31 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
The largest of all our rooms, the Greg Mortimer's singular Captain's Suite will take you to the polar regions in ultimate style and comfort. Complete with large lounge area, balcony, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, you'll need to get in early to secure this suite.
USD$ 20,468pp
USD$ 20,468pp