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Svalbard Odyssey 2025 | Greg Mortimer

12 Days
Save Up To 15%

WAS From USD 16,795   Now From USD 14,276

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Trip Code: ACAESOXO

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Oslo, Norway

Finish: Oslo, Norway

SHIP: Greg Mortimer

DestinationDestination

Svalbard

DestinationDeparture Date

02/07/2025, 07/08/2025

MealsMeals

Breakfast at hotel & All meals, snacks, tea & coffee onboard. Beer, house wine & soft drinks with dinner

TransportTransport

Group Transfers Throughout & Return Charter Flight From Oslo To Longyearbyen

TransportAccommodation

Hotel & Cabin On board a Ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Half day Longyearbyen tour (time permitting), Daily Excursions in location, Zodiac Cruising, Onboard Expert Lectures & Briefings by the Experienced Expedition Team

 

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather & ice conditions 

OVERVIEW

SAVE UP TO 15% on Selected Cabins & Departures* 


Savour the splendour of Svalbard, a land of nearly perpetual daylight where encounters with polar bears will make your heart race, guillemot calls resound from sheer rock faces, and beluga whales breach the surface of the ocean. Discover arctic fox dens, wander across wildflower-adorned tundra, and visit old explorer and hunter camps. Savour the breathtakingly gorgeous fjords and search for bearded seals and walrus over pack ice.

 

* Early Bird Savings up to 15% on selected departures and cabins. Discounts are subject to availability and are available until 30 Jun 24 unless withdrawn prior. Discounts are not combinable with any other promotions except back-to-back voyage or loyalty discounts. Discounts and pricing are subject to change and may be withdrawn or varied at any time. Price based on triple share cabin. 

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

ITINERARY

Arrive in Oslo

Having made your way to Oslo, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to our group hotel. Upon arrival at your included hotel, please visit the hospitality desk to collect your luggage cabin tags and to speak with our ground operations team, who may have information to share with you about pre-embarkation or to provide you with information about where to dine, withdraw cash or purchase last minute items from a local pharmacy or supermarket.

The remainder of your time is at leisure. All meals today are at your own expense.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo (or similar)

Longyearbyen & Embarkation

This morning, please ensure your cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags clearly labelled with your name and cabin number. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for our charter flight to Longyearbyen for embarkation. Any valuables or personal items should be kept on you throughout the day. In Longyearbyen, explore the town on a guided excursion tour.

On the drive to Camp Barentz, located in Advent Valley, your guide will give you an introduction to Longyearbyen’s fascinating history. Once at Camp Barentz we enjoy a presentation in the large ‘lavvo’ - a traditional building common in northern Norway. You will also have the opportunity to meet the friendly huskies and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. A visit to the Svalbard Museum is included back in town before embarking the vessel in the late afternoon.

After the tour, you will be transferred directly to the pier to embark in the late afternoon. Settle into your cabin before attending important safety briefings and enjoy the thrill of departure as we ‘throw the lines’ and set sail.

Note: the excursion is contingent on the arrival time of our charter flight to Longyearbyen.

Svalbard - Days 3 to 11

Svalbard offers Arctic wilderness at its best. The members of our experienced Expedition Team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to tailor our day-to-day itinerary, choosing the best options, based on the prevailing weather, sea-ice conditions and the possibility of encounters with wildlife.

Phenomenal fjords, magnificent mountains ranges, and a polar desert rich in fossils, set the stage for heroic tales of early exploration. See walrus hauled-out on sea ice or on beaches. On land, we stretch our legs on walks across tundra carpeted in brightly coloured wildflowers. We visit towering cliffs noisy with nesting guillemots and puffins, and scree slopes that hold Svalbard’s largest little auk colonies. Most memorable will be encounters with the majestic polar bear on pack ice. Your Expedition Team is just as keen as you are to find them – they will be on constant watch to spot these inspiring creatures.

If you have chosen an optional activity such as kayaking, you will have an opportunity to enjoy that activity when conditions allow. For those who are enthusiastic to participate in a polar plunge, as soon as conditions are suitable, you will hear the announcement to prepare for an exhilarating dip – a memory you will savour for years to come.

Disembark in Longyearbyen

During the early morning we cruise back into Longyearbyen. Farewell your Expedition Team upon disembarkation and enjoy some free time before transferring to the airport for our charter flight back to Oslo.

Note: We do not recommend booking flights that depart prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation, as we may experience delays at the conclusion of the voyage. Cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, ice conditions and other factors.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Go to about 80° north and look for polar bears on pack ice.

  • Experience the excitement of witnessing guillemots, puffins, walrus, seals, whales, and reindeer.

  • Travel through breathtaking fjords and along blue glacier fronts.

  • Take pleasure in hiking on the tundra in breathtaking scenery.

Greg Mortimer

Greg Mortimer

Built to world-class polar standards, the Greg Mortimer is a state of the art, custom-built expedition ship. Launched in 2019, this modern, robust and powerful 104-metre ship is at the cutting edge of nautical technology. With its patented Norwegian-designed X-BOW, the Greg Mortimer is capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves, and the most adverse weather conditions. 

Named after Aurora’s co-founder, the Greg Mortimer carries an average of 132 passengers in a range of 76 well-appointed suites and staterooms. All feature private bathrooms, with the majority of suites and staterooms having panoramic windows and 85% of cabins also offering private balconies. There are twin and double bed configurations available, ample storage, international power outlets and a daily cabin service. The ship itself features unique viewing platforms that fold out hydraulically to give unobstructed views. The ship carries 15 Zodiacs that are launched from specially designed launching platforms to ensure fast and easy boarding for shore landings and Zodiac cruises. Itineraries aboard the Greg Mortimer also offer a range of optional activities including kayaking, diving, climbing and ski touring, and the ship’s design includes a spacious prep and loading platform.

The Greg Mortimer operates with low energy consumption, high fuel-efficiency and a streamlined design to deliver a reduction in emissions. The ship can also utilise virtual anchoring to hold its position using a combination of GPS, steering technology, propellers and thrusters. This protects the sea floor and minimises the damage caused by conventional anchors.

Ice Class: Length: 104.4m
Breadth: 18.4 metresMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 15.5 Knots
Electricity: 220V, 50HZ AC Passenger
Capacity:
160 (120 in polar regions)

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional Activities vary for each itinerary. Limited spaces available. Contact your Destination Specialist for pricing & availability.

Kayaking

Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

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Pricing per person & date

Svalbard Odyssey 2025 | Greg Mortimer from USD 14,275
Departing Ending Duration
02 Jul 2025 13 Jul 2025 12
07 Aug 2025 18 Aug 2025 12

Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1.
    One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Oslo on Day 1.
    Sightseeing tour of Longyearbyen on Day 2, prior to embarkation (time permitting).
    Transfer from pier to airport in Longyearbyen on Day 12.
    Return charter flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen.  
    Onboard accommodation during voyage, including daily cabin service.
    All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage.
    Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner.
    Captain’s Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.
    All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.
    Educational lectures and guiding services provide by Expedition Team.
    Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).
    One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket.
    Complimentary use of Muck Boots during the voyage.
    Comprehensive pre-departure information.
    Port surcharges, permits and landing fees.
     

    Exclusions

    International or domestic flights not mentioned in the itinerary, unless specified in the itinerary. 
    Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary. 
    Airport arrival or departure taxes. 
    Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges. 
    Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges. 
    Hotel accommodation and meals unless specified in the itinerary. 
    Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges. 
    All items of a personal nature including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges.

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Subject to availability upon request. Contact us for more details. 

  • Prices are based on per person, may be based on quad/triple/twin share.

    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time. 

    Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions

  • Departure date, fuel surcharges, cabin category, currency fluctuations, seasonality and availability.