Svalbard Odyssey
2 Jul - 12 Jul
10 Nights
5 Ports
Aurora Expeditions

Svalbard Odyssey

2 July - 12 July 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

5 Ports

2 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!

3-6 July

Norway: Spitsbergen, Nordaustland

8-10 July

Norway: Edgeoya

11 July

At sea

12 July

Arriving in Kirkenes

Just ten miles from the Russian border, Kirkenes has the feel of a frontier town, with signs in both Norwegian and Russian, and this is the end of the line for the Hurtigruten coastal service. The town itself is fairly nondescript, but activities on offer nearby include snowmobiling and husky sledding.

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 of this ship - 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 lands and wildlife.

Capacity 160 Guests
Crew 95 Staff
Style Relaxed, authentic, cosy - a totally unpretentious and educational experience for true adventurers.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • Shore excursions
  • Onboard lecture programme
  • Gumboots on polar voyages
  • Port taxes
Year Built 2019
Tonnage 8,000 grt
Length 341 feet
Breadth 60 feet
Cruising Speed 15 knots
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.

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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Svalbard Odyssey

2 July - 12 July 2020
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line

Duration

10 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
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 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.

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