Jewels of the Arctic
20 Jul - 2 Aug
13 Nights
5 Ports
Aurora Expeditions

Jewels of the Arctic

20 July - 2 August 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

5 Ports

20 July

Setting sail from 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!

21-23 July

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Svalbard

24-26 July

At sea

27-28 July

Greenland: Ittoqqortoormiit

29 July

Greenland: Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord

30 July - 1 August

At sea

2 August

Arriving in 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.

The Ship

Your home from home

Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer in Antarctica
Aurora Expeditions - Greg Mortimer - Captains Suite
Aurora Expeditions - Kayaking in Spitsbergen

The Greg Mortimer is an exciting new purpose-built expedition ship with a revolutionary design, which joined the Aurora Expeditions fleet in 2019.

What we love

Just take a look at the pictures - quite different from anything we have seen before, with a revolutionary new patented X-BOW design which has a number of benefits. Not only does it increase passenger comfort by eliminating slamming in heavy seas, but also the journey is speeded up so uncomfortable rides in heavy seas are minimised. This also results in environmental benefits, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

On board, Aurora Expeditions passengers will enjoy the company's established style - a comfortable, friendly and laid-back vibe in the company of like-minded travellers, for whom the time ashore is everything. The focus is on small group exploration, with a commitment to getting off the ship as much as possible for up close and personal encounters with wilderness and wildlife.

Capacity 160 Guests
Crew 95 Staff
Style Relaxed, authentic, cosy - a totally unpretentious and educational experience for true adventurers.
Inclusions
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee
  • Beer and house wine with dinner

  • Shore excursions
  • Onboard lecture programme
  • Polar Parka and boots on polar voyages
  • Port taxes
More about Greg Mortimer

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
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.

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.

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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Jewels of the Arctic

20 July - 2 August 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

13 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

5 Ports

Ship

Greg Mortimer of Aurora Expeditions

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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, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom, Mundy Cruising

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 on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Adventures office, 48/49 Russell Square, London