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Hurtigruten Group

Iceland, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen

Arctic Island Discovery from Glasgow


Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Svalbard Cruise | Iceland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen – Arctic Island Discovery from Glasgow

Join a thrilling voyage into the Arctic setting off from Glasgow (Greenock) and exploring Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard.

Experience breathtaking landscapes with active volcanoes, dramatic fjords, snowcapped mountains, magnificent glaciers and pristine wilderness.

See Arctic wildlife, including prolific birdlife around Jan Mayen, whales in the water around Svalbard and perhaps even polar bears in Spitsbergen.

Where nature’s elements rule

Your island-hopping adventure into the Arctic begins in Glasgow (Greenock), before setting sail to Iceland – the land of ice and fire. With active volcanoes, serene fjords and soaring mountains, witness the unique geology and landscapes of this fascinating country, looking out for wildlife such as whales and dolphins along the way.

Toward the top of the world

Continuing north, we head for the remote volcanic island of Jan Mayen, a bird haven for northern fulmars, Brünnich’s guillemots and little auks. And in the Svalbard archipelago, you’ll explore an Arctic wilderness where nature reigns supreme and the majestic – if elusive – polar bear roams the icy tundra.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Embark from Glasgow (Greenock)

Day 1

At sea

Day 2-3

Heimaey’s explosive past

Day 4

Charming Grundarfjörður

Day 5

Picturesque Ísafjörður

Day 6

A relaxing day at sea

Day 7

Volcanic Jan Mayen

Day 8

At sea

Day 9

Scenic Spitsbergen

Day 10-12

Return to Longyearbyen

Day 13

What's included


  • Flight in economy class from Longyearbyen to Oslo after the expedition cruise


  • Transfer from the ship to the airport in Longyearbyen

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws; excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX gear
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note that streaming is not supported.
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, fitness room, lounges, and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX (though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated).
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Center
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • An onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight stay might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Additional overnight stay(s) if required due to international flight schedules

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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