This epic journey combining the four islands of Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland showcases the uniqueness and splendor of Arctic nature.

The goal of this Albatros expedition is to sail as close as possible to the pack ice stretching from Svalbard to the North Pole; the polar bear's favorite summer residence.
How far north we reach and our exact route will depend on the ice conditions, which change year to year. However, many amazing locations along the west coast of Svalbard are kept navigable by the warm Gulf Stream, ensuring access to land. On our way to Greenland we will cruise along the pack ice before continuing to the enigmatic Jan Mayen island, Earth's northernmost active volcano. From here we sail onwards to Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) and the deep fascinating fjord system beyond. Crossing the Denmark Strait, we arrive in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik before disembarking right in the city center.

Enjoy the immense beauty of the Arctic on this adventure cruise among whales, walrus, polar bears and millions of sea birds. Experience high summer in the Arctic onboard the newly built Ocean Albatros - one of the few ice-class expedition ships built to withstand the Arctic pack ice.

Facts about Four Arctic Islands
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