Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 128
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23158
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Ends Oslo, Norway
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spot puffins on Fair Isle, the United Kingdom’s most remote inhabited island.
  • Explore the maze of narrow laneways in Torshavn’s Old Town.
  • Experience the mountainous beauty of Jan Mayen.
  • Search for Hornsund's abundant wildlife, including reindeer, auk and polar bears.
Starting in Aberdeen and ending in Oslo, the tour "Exploring Spitsbergen Via The Faroes And Jan Mayen" is a guided polar expeditions and cruise trip that takes 14 days. You will be touring through Spitsbergen, Oslo, Fair Isle and 3 other destinations in Denmark, Norway and Scotland. "Exploring Spitsbergen Via The Faroes And Jan Mayen" is a group tour which will include accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

When you think of history and culture, the icy expanse of the Arctic Circle might not be the first destination that springs to mind. So, it might surprise you to learn that a journey to this northern tip of the world is rich with Norse mythology, Viking history and Inuit culture. From artefact-filled museums, old whaling stations and historic Viking towns there are plenty of cultural sites to uncover. There will still be plenty of opportunities to experience the unique Arctic wilderness with visits to fjords, glaciers and icebergs aplenty – and make sure you keep an eye out for the illusive polar bear…
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Day 2: Embarkation in Aberdeen
  • Day 3: Exploring Fair Isle
  • Day 4-5: Exploring the Faroe Islands
  • Day 6-7: At Sea
  • Day 8-9: Exploring Jan Mayen
  • Day 10: At Sea
  • Day 11-13: Exploring Spitsbergen, Svalbard
  • Day 14: isembark in Longyearbyen and Fly to Helsinki
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Expedition cruise ship (12 nights), Comfortable Hotel (1 night)
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Transport
  • Ship , Zodiac , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Aberdeen and from Oslo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 July 2024, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Arctic are very cold. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the Essential Trip Information for further important details about what to bring.
  • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships also have a lot of stairs.
  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area.
  • This trip takes places during the time of year that Spitsbergen enjoys 24-hour daylight. Just one of the benefits of this is that incredible wildlife can be seen at any time of the day – be prepared to be woken at any time so as to not miss out on exciting animal sightings.
  • Polar bears are one of the most incredible and appealing animals on the planet, but they are also powerful predators with little fear of humans. Therefore, it’s necessary to be aware of the guidelines surrounding any contact with Polar bears. Follow your leader’s instructions and do not stray from your group.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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