Sailing from Norway
Before you board
One night in Tromsø
Fly to Tromsø where you will enjoy an overnight hotel stay. The following day, transfer to the pier to join Silver Endeavour and begin your expedition.
Setting sail from Tromsø
Tromsø’s location well within the Arctic Circle means the summer months are lit by the Midnight Sun, a compensation for long dark winters. Explore the streets with their multi-coloured wooden houses, see the amazing architecture of the Arctic cathedral, or take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen for a fantastic view.
The steep-sided Gjesværstappan islands tower dramatically above the freezing waters off the north coast of Norway, carpeted in grass and home to thousands of seabirds. Species that nest here include puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, cormorants and skuas.
Skarsvåg is the world’s most northerly fishing village, situated on the north coast of the Norwegian island of Magerøya. The village is less than 10 miles from the North Cape, where the Arctic and Atlantic oceans meet, and you may spot reindeer grazing on the surrounding tundra.
Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Bjørnøya
Bjørnøya, or Bear Island, is the most southerly island in the Svalbard archipelago, marooned in the Barents Sea halfway between Spitsbergen and the Norwegian mainland. Despite the name there are no polar bears permanently resident, and the island’s most impressive sight is the huge bird colonies nesting on the cliffs.
Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Svalbard
The Svalbard archipelago is a true wilderness, a land of snowy peaks, frozen tundra and glassy seas. You’ll likely have no fixed itinerary here, due to the unpredictable nature of an Arctic expedition; be prepared to drop everything and rush up to the top deck for the chance of a polar bear sighting!
Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Jan Mayen
The island of Jan Mayen sits several hundred miles north of Iceland, a remote and inaccessible place where tourist numbers are strictly limited. Towering Mount Beerenburg is the world’s northernmost active volcano, and there is no human settlement except for a very lonely Norwegian weather station.
The little town of Húsavík, on Iceland’s north coast, enjoys a picturesque setting just across the bay from the imposing Húsavíkurfjall mountain, and is known as Iceland’s whale watching capital. It’s also not far from the fascinating Lake Mývatn if you would prefer to take a land-based excursion.
Bolungarvík is the northernmost town in Iceland’s Westfjords region, a remote fishing settlement of some 950 people. You can learn about the town’s history at the Ósvör museum, a replica of an old fishing station, and the surrounding countryside is popular with hikers, horse riders and bird watchers.
The little island of Vigur is a haven for seabirds during the summer months, when thousands of Atlantic puffins, Arctic terns and black guillemots gather here. The island is also home to a single family-owned sheep farm, a 200-year-old rowing boat and Iceland’s last surviving windmill, built in 1840.
Iceland: Flatey Island
The island of Flatey lives up to its name, flat and almost devoid of hills, its colourful cottages only inhabited during the summer months. The nutrient-rich waters along the coast support a healthy population of birds including Atlantic puffins, Arctic terns, eider ducks, red-necked phalaropes and snow buntings.
Pretty Stykkishólmur is the largest town on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, on a natural harbour looking out towards the islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. The town’s colourful 19th-century wooden houses have been lovingly restored, and nearby attractions include Mount Kirkjufell and Snæfellsjökull National Park..
Arriving in Reykjavik
Capital of Iceland and gateway to this extraordinary volcanic island, modern Reykjavík 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 enjoy 24 hour daylight in the summer months.
Before returning home
One night in Reykjavík
Disembark in Reykjavík and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. The following day, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Cruise Line Offer
Your fare includes: 14 nights in a Classic Veranda Suite including all meals, drinks, gratuities and taxes; a choice of excursions; an overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Tromsø; an overnight post-cruise hotel stay in Reykjavík; international flights; private UK transfers; overseas transfers; £3,000 fare savings per suite when booking by 15th March 2024.
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Silver Endeavour is the world's most advanced luxury expedition ship, with PC6 ice class capabilities and state of the art technology that allows for access to some of the most remote locations of the globe.
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Silver Endeavour combines luxury expedition with comfort and gives you a magical home from home, as you visit places that you would simply be unable to reach without its state of the art technology.
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Tailor-make your trip
Our favourite hotel in Tromsø
The Scandic Ishavshotel has a great location on the quay so nearly all the rooms have magnificent views.
Take a tour by RIB to see the beautiful islands and beaches of this remote region, lapped by Gulf Stream waters.
Extend your stay in Reykjavik
Enjoy Icelandic design chic at the super cool 101 Hotel, with a perfect central location.
Private tours from Reykjavik
A helicopter tour is a must do here; the unforgettable spectacular day-tours will give you a completely different perspective.