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    Luxury Arctic Cruise
    12 days | 11 nights
    From $16,710* pp
    Exclusive free business class flights + $300*pp discount + 10% early booking bonus^
    The edge of the world is calling. Silversea Cruises invites you to explore some of the most remote regions of the planet in true luxury, with included business class flights, transfers and more.
    Your cruise includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise includes:

    • Return business class airfares from Australia¹
    • 10 nights accommodation in a Vista Suite aboard Silver Cloud
    • 1 night pre-cruise accommodation
    • Butler service for every suite
    • Gourmet dining in-suite and throughout
    • Complimentary Champagne, wine, beer and spirits served in-suite and throughout
    • Complimentary field expeditions and activities
    • Transfers between airport, hotel and ship
    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Visit nine ports and two countries
    • From the capital of frozen fun to the most inspirational archipelago on eather, embark on a voyage that will cover much more than mere miles
    • Enjoy Icelandic tall tales from its fabled past as you espouse the pretty coasts and give your taste buds a treat with some surprisingly good gastronomy
    • A day at sea prepares you to enter the realm of the polar bear and placid waters of Svalbard
    Valid for travel
    10 Jun 2020 departure, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Nov 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    The capital of Iceland’s land of ice, fire and natural wonder, Reykjavik is a city like no other – blossoming among some of the world’s most vibrant and violent scenery. Home to two-thirds of Iceland’s population, Reykjavik is the island’s only real city, and a welcoming and walkable place – full of bicycles gliding along boulevards or battling the wind when it rears up. Fresh licks of paint brighten the streets, and an artistic and creative atmosphere embraces studios and galleries – as well as the kitchens where an exciting culinary scene is burgeoning. Plot your adventures in the city’s hip bars and cosy cafes, or waste no time in venturing out to Iceland’s outdoor adventures. Reykjavik’s buildings stand together in a low huddle – below the whip of winter’s winds – but the magnificent Hallgrímskirkja church is a solid exception, with its bell tower rising resolutely over the city.

    Day 2

    Latrabjarg Cliffs, Iceland

    On Iceland’s north coast and close to the westernmost tip of the country are the impressive cliffs of Latrabjarg; Europe’s largest bird cliff. Millions of individual seabirds make their home along the promontory safe from the range of scavenging foxes on the steep ledges. Atlantic Puffins, Northern Gannets, Razorbills and guillemots have each selected their preferred areas in and above the cliff in which to roost and nest. The Latrabjarg cliffs reach heights of up to 440 meters along a staggering 14 kilometre stretch of the coast.

    Day 3

    Dynjandi Waterfalls, Vigur Island and Cruise Along Hornbjarg Cliffs, Iceland

    Iceland is well-known for its spectacular waterfalls. The iconic Dynjandi waterfall, located in the Westfjords region, is regarded as one of Iceland’s most impressive and majestic waterfalls. At the top, the cascading water is roughly 100 feet wide and tumbles down about 330 feet into the fjord. Its name Dynjandi means, “the thundering one” and its vast size, enormous sound, and sheer force is overwhelming. It has also been nicknamed, ‘The Bridal Veil’ because of the way the water sprays and spreads over the rocks.

    Vigur Island is a little more than a mile (1.6 km) in length and about 450 yards (412 m) wide. This green oasis punctuates the waters of the Ísafjarðardjúp fjord east of the town of Isafjordur. The island is home to a single farming family and has some meticulously preserved historical landmarks including Iceland’s only windmill, built in 1840 and used until 1917 for grinding imported wheat from Denmark; and a 200-year-old rowing boat, which is still in use to ferry sheep to the mainland. Summer is the best time to see large numbers of Atlantic Puffins, Arctic Terns and Black Guillemots. One of the export articles from this small island was eider down and one can see where the eider ducks nest and how the down is collected and cleaned.

    The Hornbjarg Cliffs are found in the northernmost part of Iceland’s Westfjords and are considered to be among Iceland’s most spectacular bird cliffs. As part of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, the cliffs rise to 537 meters in height on the seaside to then slope down on the landward side as green lush hills. Thousands of Northern Fulmars, Common and Brünnich’s Guillemots, Atlantic Puffins and gulls can be seen in the cliffs or soaring in the updrafts.

    Day 4

    Akureyri, Iceland

    Iceland’s Capital of the North is the gateway to a thrilling land of roaring waterfalls, soaring volcanoes and glorious wildlife. It may lie a mere 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, but Akureyi blossoms with a bright, cosmopolitan feel, and explodes into life during the summer months, when its outdoor cafes and open-air bathing spots fill up with visitors ready to immerse themselves in Iceland’s cinematic scenery. Feel the thundering impact of Iceland’s celebrated natural wonders shaking your bones at Godafoss Waterfalls, known as the ‘Waterfalls of the Gods’. Here, the Skjálfandafljót river unleashes a colossal torrent of water over charcoal-black rocks below. Or, find some peace at the Botanical Gardens, which opened in 1957 and offer space for contemplation – amid plants that bloom with unexpected vibrancy, even at this northerly latitude

    Day 5

    Day at sea

    Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

    Day 6

    Jan Mayen Island, Norway

    Humpback and minke whales cavort and feed in the waters around the impressive volcanic island of Jan Mayen with its towering ebony peaks and broad black lava beaches. The primordial landscape is dominated to the north by the 7,500 feet high (2,300 meters) Mt Beerenberg, an active volcano covered in glacial ice that last erupted in 1985. With permission from the Norwegian authorities, a landing is possible at this rarely visited outpost. Visitors may walk to the research and weather station, or beyond, for birds-eye views of the meteorological station and the long black sandy eastern shore of the island. Birds to be seen here may include Atlantic Puffins, Northern Fulmars, and Snow Buntings.

    Day 7

    Day at sea

    Day 8

    Svalbard Northern Region, Norway

    There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility in the spectacular Northern Region of Svalbard.

    Day 9

    Svalbard Northern Region, Norway

    There are several deep fjords and prominent glaciers in the northern reaches of Svalbard, as well as the northern hemisphere’s widest glacier front. Ice conditions will dictate how much can be accessed in terms of cruising bird islets like the Andøyane Islets or approaching glaciers like Monaco Glacier and Seliger Glacier. The Northern Region is also known to have several walrus haul-outs and areas defined as “Arctic Desert”. Walks and hikes ashore to have a closer look at flora and wildlife are a possibility in the spectacular Northern Region of Svalbard.

    Day 10

    Svalbard Northern Region, Norway

    Day 11

    Svalbard Northern Region, Norway

    Day 12

    Longyearbyen, Norway

    Longyearbyen is the biggest settlement in Svalbard. Seat of the Norwegian administration, it also has the best services and infrastructure in the archipelago. Located deep in the Adventfjord, a sidearm of the Isfjorden (Icefjord), Longyearbyen’s airport can be used all-year round, but its harbor is blocked by ice in winter. Most shops, hotels, restaurants and a hospital are within easy walking distance of the port. One of the most prominent buildings in town is the UNIS center, where several Norwegian universities have joined forces to operate and offer the northernmost higher education to both Norwegian and international students. Adjacent to UNIS, and well worth a visit, is the Svalbard Museum, covering the natural history and exploitation of Svalbard. Remnants of the former mining activity can be seen all around Longyearbyen and even in town.

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    Advertised price is per person twin share and inclusive of fuel costs (subject to change). Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. All fares are available in Australian dollars, per guest and based on double occupancy. Some Champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare and may not be available at all times. ¹Air offer: embarking and disembarking phase; if business class air is not available, economy class air will be provided instead of or non use air credit of $2,500pp AUD per person. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Air shown is based on roundtrip travel from select Australian gateways only. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city. Promotional air offer is only available to the first and second full-fare guests in a suite. Airline baggage fees are not included. Deviations to air travel dates are accepted at a charge of USD 150 per request plus all additional air costs. Air programme cancellations fees: The following cancellation fees are in addition to the applicable cruise penalty, deviation charges, air supplier charges and any fees previously incurred: 90 – 71 days prior to the initial sailing date: $100 AUD (in accordance with the currency of the booking) per person processing fee; 70– 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: $100AUD per person processing fee and 100% of the programme fare paid. Payment schedule: To reserve your Silversea cruise, a 25% deposit of the booking total is required within seven days of booking or sooner, depending on voyage and time of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 120 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Voyage highlights, excursions and enrichment programs are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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