Through the North Atlantic – Scotland to Svalbard cruise aboard the Ocean Atlantic
Discover the untouched Arctic islands of the North Atlantic on this 11-day expedition cruise
Through the North Atlantic- Scotland to Svalbard
A 11-DAY LONG CRUISE
The Trip Highlights
Lookout for Polar Bears
Bird and whale watching
Your Polartours 'Plus' Experience
Special Photo Workshop
Learn from Polar experts
Your trip is 100% carbon offset
Digital Visual Journal
Get ready to embark on an early summer's cruise from Aberdeen to the lush green Shetland isles, the Faroe Islands small capital Tórshavn and the North Atlantic to the Arctic islands of Jan Mayen and Svalbard. You will travel north along with the migrating birds, and hopefully spot the polar bears hunting from the sea ice in the 24-hour daylight.
The cruise starts in Aberdeen on the Scottish East Coast. Here you'll embark the comfortable Ocean Atlantic, which is your home for the next 11 days. The first stop is cozy Lerwick on “main” Shetland, then you'll venture further north to Tórshavn on the Faroe Islands. After a day at sea spotting for seabirds and whales you'll reach the enigmatic and isolated island of Jan Mayen with its looming 2,200-meter high volcano of Beerenberg. Heading north with the spring and 24-hour daylight until you reach the snow-covered mountains of Svalbard. Sea ice will still cover many fjords, but with an ice class of 1B you are in good hands on board the Ocean Atlantic. From the panorama deck your guides will try to spot the iconic polar bear on the ice and feel the Arctic nature close to us in smaller Zodiac vessels. You'll venture further north into Kongsfjorden and Ny Ålesund, to Smeerenburg and hopefully as far as Yttre Norskøya in the far North west corner of Spitsbergen Island. Weather and ice conditions will often dictate the course, but each landing with Zodiac-boats will still be unique and adventurous.
After 11 fantastic days you will disembark in Longyearbyen for your homebound flight.
Your ship: Ocean Atlantic
Ocean Atlantic is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising in Antarctic and Arctic waters! Newly renovated in 2016 and with an international ice class rating of 1B, she is one of the strongest ships operating in Antarctica. Her high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines allow for extended voyages into isolated fjords, creating exciting adventures for any Antarctica and Arctic traveler.
Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers. The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140 … Read more about Ocean Atlantic
Food & Drinks
The bright, spacious restaurant prepares 4-star international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your tour price. All meals are served in the restaurant where you can enjoy the spectacular views. You have free seating at all meals.
Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, while dinner is a la carte. Meals, including daily snacks, are prepared by a professional chef. Coffee, tea, and water are free during the entire cruise; other drinks can be purchased in the restaurant and at the bar. In the event you are not onboard at lunch time, we will prepare a lunch bag for you in the morning, which you can take ashore. In the afternoon, we offer tea and coffee in the lounge. We also offer a midnight snack between 10 pm and 12 am.
We only prepare seafood that is either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of our oceans, as well as the livelihoods of fisheries-dependent communities. The hotel management uses MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) to ensure the purchase of species approved as sustainable.
Single Room Supplement
What is included
11-day/10-night cruise in a shared outside double stateroom with private bathroom/toilet
Chartered domestic flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo
Near-port town walks with expedition team
Information briefings and lectures by expedition team
Full board on the ship
Free coffee, tea and afternoon snacks on the ship
Airport transfer from ship to airport in Longyearbyen
Taxes, tariffs and AECO fees
Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
Special photo workshop
Welcome and farewell cocktails
Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!
What is not included
International flights to Aberdeen/from Oslo
Hotel accommodation before/after the voyage.
Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Single room supplement.
Meals not on board the ship.
Beverages (other than coffee and tea).
Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day).
Anything not mentioned under 'Price includes'.