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Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36036
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Ends Longyearbyen, Norway
The Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer tour starts in Aberdeen and ends in Longyearbyen. The Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer is a cruise tour that takes 16 days taking you from Aberdeen to Longyearbyen and through other destinations in Europe.

Combining the North Atlantic Ocean's wildest outposts, this voyage takes you from historic Orkneys to the lush and craggy Faroe Islands, with its cliffs teeming with seabirds. From here, you'll voyage across to the ice-covered slopes of Mount Beerenberg, the northern-most volcano in the world, situated on Jan Mayen Island, before venturing in search of enigmatic polar bears, hunting on the Svalbard pack ice. Summer in the Arctic, especially north of the Arctic Circle, means days of near endless daylight, allowing you to experience as much as possible under the light of the Midnight Sun. Visit Skara Brae - the 5,000 year old subterranean village Be one of the priveldged few - to visit Jan Mayen Island Zodiac cruise - beneath vertical cliffs teeming with birdlife
  • Day 1 : Trip starts in Aberdeen
  • Day 2 : Board the M/V Greg Mortimer
  • Day 3 : Kirkwall, Orkneys
  • Day 4 : Faroe Islands
  • Day 5 : Faroe Islands
  • Day 6 : Faroe Islands
  • Day 7 : At Sea
  • Day 8 : At Sea
  • Day 9 : Jan Mayen
  • Day 10 : At Sea
  • Day 11 : At Sea
  • Day 12 : Northern Svalbard
  • Day 13 : Northern Svalbard
  • Day 14 : Northern Svalbard
  • Day 15 : Northern Svalbard
  • Day 16 : Arrive Longyearbyen
  • Hotel in Aberdeen to be confirmed (1 night)
  • M/V Greg Mortimer (14 nights)
  • 15 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • Expedition Crew
  • Naturalist(s)
  • M/V Greg Mortimer
  • Zodiac
  • Any international flights to Aberdeen and from Longyearbyen 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 Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 105 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 104 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 19 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 October 2022, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 104 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Scotland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

    Ridesharing services are a godsend for those wishing to immerse themselves in local culture as they offer you the chance to catch a ride with locals along the way. BlaBlaCar is the largest one. The only downside is that it is not always as easy to book a rideshare service as it is to catch a bus or hop on a budget flight.

  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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