Expedition Iceland And Spitsbergen - Polar Fascination
16 Jun - 4 Jul
18 Nights
7 Ports
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Expedition Iceland And Spitsbergen - Polar Fascination

16 June - 4 July 2022
From £6,685 pp

Duration

18 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

16 June

Setting sail from Reykjavik

Capital of Iceland and gateway to this extraordinary volcanic island, modern Reykjavik is home to an impressive collection of interesting attractions and places of historic significance. Visit the impressive Hallgrímskirkja church, relax in a thermal pool, potter around the old harbour, and with 24 hour daylight in the summer months, you can play golf at midnight, or choose the perfect place to view the midnight sun such as the lighthouse at Grotta or on the waterfront by Sólfar - the Sun Voyager sculpture. If you're like us, you will find travelling out of Reykjavik by land or sea to be unforgettable.

Our tip

Visit the impressive Hallgrímskirkja for its amazing architecture, and go up the tower for an extraordinary view of the city.

17 June

Iceland: Olafsvík

18 June

Iceland: Heimaey

19-21 June

At sea

22 June

Iceland: Húsavík

23-24 June

At sea

25 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Jan Mayen

26 June

At sea

27 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Spitsbergen

28 June - 3 July

At sea

4 July

Arriving in Longyearbyen

This is the world's northernmost city and the base for tourism in Svalbard. A bit quirky, as you would expect from somewhere that spends four months of the year in near darkness, Longyearbyen doesn't take long to explore. Its brightly coloured wooden houses are built on stilts, as the ground in Svalbard is permafrost. When you enter a building, you are normally asked to remove your shoes, and leave your gun at the door. Gun carrying is more or less essential for the locals, as with 3,000 local hungry polar bears, it is said that you never know when you might need protection. That said, we visited safely without a gun!

Don't miss

At the so called heart of the city, Huset has long been the centre for culture and community. Go there for great food and to sample one of the largest wine cellars in Europe!

The Ship

Your home from home

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - HANSEATIC nature
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - HANSEATIC nature - Balcony Cabin
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - HANSEATIC nature - Glass balcony

The new expedition ships from Hapag-Lloyd, Hanseatic Nature, Hanseatic Inspiration & Hanseatic Spirit, represent the perfect marriage of experience and innovation in adventure cruising.

What we love

The perfect combination of technical expertise and thoughtful design makes these ships stand out as very special additions to the expedition fleet. We are particularly excited that Hanseatic Inspiration will be a totally bilingual ship, showing Hapag-Lloyd's commitment to the English-speaking markets.

Capacity

230 Guests (199 for Antarctic cruises)

Style

Luxury expedition means a fresh and airy décor, great food, service and facilities, alongside technical expertise and 30 years of experience in operating the very best expedition cruises.

Inclusions
  • All meals
  • Marina and watersports equipment
  • Comprehensive lecture programme
  • Well equipped fitness area
  • All trips ashore
  • Gratuities
More about Hanseatic Inspiration

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
101 Hotel, Reykjavik

Extend your stay in Reykjavik

Enjoy Icelandic design chic at the super cool 101 Hotel, with a perfect central location.

Aerial view of Reykjavik in winter

Private tours from Reykjavik

A helicopter tour is a must do here; the unforgettable spectacular day-tours will give you a completely different perspective.

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen

Where to stay in Longyearbyen

There’s really not much choice! Go for the Radisson Blu.

Snowmobiles near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Explore Spitsbergen

Travel out of Longyearbyen by snow scooter or dog sled to take a look at the amazing scenery and hunt for wildlife.

Get your free Arctic guide

Our expedition cruising guide to the Arctic will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.

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Expedition Iceland And Spitsbergen - Polar Fascination

16 June - 4 July 2022
From £6,685 pp

Duration

18 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

Ship

Hanseatic Inspiration of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy office, Wells Street, London