Oceanwide Expeditions

Highlights

Well-regarded in the expedition cruise industry

Oceanwide Expeditions providing authentic and immersive experiences in the polar regions, combining adventure with educational enrichment and environmental responsibility. Oceanwide is a Dutch expedition cruise company that specializes in polar voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica. Founded in 1993, Oceanwide Expeditions is known for its focus on providing adventurous and educational experiences in these remote and extreme environments.

Oceanwide Expeditions offers a variety of expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, including cruises to Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Greenland, Iceland, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. These voyages often include opportunities for wildlife viewing (polar bears, penguins, whales, etc.), hiking, kayaking, and Zodiac excursions.

Similar to other expedition cruise operators, Oceanwide Expeditions operates small ships designed to navigate polar waters safely and comfortably. These ships typically accommodate between 54 to 199 passengers, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience.

Where to go

Some ideas of what we can plan for you.

  • You’re likely to see fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, and common guillemots while sailing North
  • Sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters deep (1,312 feet). You then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot of seeing Arctic hares.
  • You may also enjoy a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier fronts, along with a visit to the basalt columns and ice formations of Vikingebugt.
  • Sail by the east coast of Milne Land among a multitude of giant icebergs
  • Sail through the northern parts of Rode Fjord and into Harefjord, with the chance to see musk oxen and warm autumnal foliage.
  • Long walk goes from Sydkap to Nordostbugt (12 km, 7.5 miles to the northeast), where the river coming from Holger Danskes Briller flows into the sea.
  • Walk south along the shore to Satakajik, seeing whale vertebrae and the remains of Thule summer houses.
  • Stop at Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in Scoresbysund at about five hundred inhabitants.
  •  Passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.
  • The island of Stewart is an important hunting station for the people of Scoresby Sund and also a good area to spot polar bears, narwals, and the beautiful remains of Thule houses.
  • You may get the opportunity to spot narwhals when sailing through remote shores.
  • A sea day grants you the opportunity to spot whales and seabirds – and at night, the magical northern lights.

 

Included in this voyage

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

 

Excluded from this voyage

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • Transfer supplement for bus shuttle between Akureyri (ship) and bus stop Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at Austurbakki, Reykjavik (6 hours).
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

 

Full itinerary : East Greenland, Scoresby Sund – Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

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  • Enjoy strolling around Longyearbyen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, whose parish church and Svalbard Museum make for fascinating attractions.
  • Sailing to Raudfjorden, on the north coast of Spitsbergen, you take in an expansive fjord spilling with glaciers – and maybe even visited by ringed and bearded seals.
  • Onward to east Greenland see the jagged edge of the east Greenland sea ice flashing into sight ahead
  • You may sail through the sea ice into Foster Bay and land at Myggebugten
  • Sail through Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord, surrounded by towering mountains and bright interior icebergs
  • There is long walk (6-7 hours) of the voyage and you can opt to attend, starts at Myggbukta station and head into Badlanddal, then turn south to Fangsthytte near Kap Bennet. A Zodiac will sail ahead of the walking party and parallel to the coast to watch out for bears.
  • Enter Segelsallskapets Fjord, with the streaked slopes of the Berzelius Mountains bordering the north side.
  • A hike takes you near a small lake with good chances to see musk oxen, Arctic hares, and ptarmigans.
  • You may embark on a Zodiac cruise around Gully Glacier, which once blocked access to the interior of these waters.
  • Scoresbysund – sailing along the glaciated Boons Kyst
  • Sail through the northern parts of Rode Fjord and into Harefjord, with the chance to see musk oxen and warm autumnal foliage.
  • Close encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long.
  • Long walk goes from Sydkap to Nordøstbugt (12 km, 7.5 miles to the northeast), where the river coming from Holger Danskes Briller flows into the sea.
  • Passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast
  • Spot whales and seabirds – and at night, the magical northern lights

 

Included in this voyage

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to Longyearbyen.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

 

Excluded from this voyage

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • Transfer supplement for bus shuttle between Akureyri (ship) and bus stop Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at Austurbakki, Reykjavik (6 hours).
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided

 

Full Itinerary & Rate : Spitsbergen – Northeast Greenland – Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

Fore more details, please contact Go Luxury at : 6010 2898676