From (AUD)$16,195
Days15
Encompassing some of the wildest, most rugged outliers of the North Atlantic Ocean and the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, this distinctive voyage offers a fascinating journey through time. Discover the captivating archaeological sites of the Orkney Islands and teeming bird cliffs at the Faroe Islands. Then forge northwards to Jan Mayen, where the northernmost active volcano in the world towers above an Arctic wilderness, and search for polar bears hunting on pack ice near Svalbard.
Transport — Polar Expedition ship

Itinerary Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

Itinerary

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Inclusions Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • Half day city tour in Longyearbyen on Day 15
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises

Touring

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  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer
  • Transfer to airport in Longyearbyen on Day 15

Accommodation

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  • Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
  • Cost based on Aurora Stateroom Twin Share. Further information and additional cabin options can be found here

Meals

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  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer andwine, non-alcoholic beverages

Dates & Prices

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  • 23 Jun 21 - 7 Jul 21, Priced from $16,195 per person based on Aurora Stateroom Twin Share

 

Some things to note

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Inclusions

  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Free access to our onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness. A standard fee of US $60.00(reclaimable through your travel insurance provider) applies for medical  consultations not related toseasickness
  • A 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, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside ofdinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, Wi-Fi, email or phonecharges

Optional Activities

  • A range of optional activities are available to purchase for your Arctic or Antarctic voyage. To view the optional activities that may be available on your voyage, click here.

Please note about our Itineraries: Polar exploration can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. The ship’s Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.

Please note: At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.

Please note: A $15 USD per person per day gratuity for the crew is automatically added to your onboard account. It is at your discretion if you would like to remove the tip (or increase/decrease the amount) when you settle your bill. It is not necessary to tip the expedition team members. This gratuity amount is included for suites as part of their ‘Suite Benefits’.

Accommodation Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

Accommodation

Greg Mortimer

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After a long day exploring the wonders of your destination, you need somewhere where you can simply relax and take a break from real life.

The Greg Mortimer is the perfect place to take five and recuperate after exploring – with creature comforts and wellbeing considered as part of the overall design. All staterooms have private bathrooms, personal storage options, twin and double-bed configuration options, ample storage, international power outlets and daily cabin service, as well as all the basic amenities that you'll need onboard. Additionally, there are private balconies in roughly 80% of the staterooms, allowing you to watch the world float past and take in the salty air of the open ocean. We have introduced three cabin categories to our Balcony Stateroom category. These have been classified into category A, B or C depending on the cabin size and deck location.

Of course, the prospect of unexpected wildlife encounters is always on the table so your accommodation needs to have a view as well! Across four of the five stateroom categories, you'll find large floor to ceiling windows that offer prime observation opportunities around the clock. 

Aurora Expeditions: Cabin types available

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Information Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of a walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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