From Iceland to Greenland & Svalbard

Aboard the 152-Guest SH Vega

From Iceland to Greenland & Svalbard

Aboard the 152-Guest SH Vega

Discovering the Arctic on an expedition vessel is one of the world’s last great adventures. Board our 13-night Arctic Discovery cruise in the land of fire and ice and explore regions in the northernmost part of the world, from Iceland to East Greenland, the rarely visited Jan Mayen island and Svalbard inside the Arctic Circle. By venturing to Greenland, you experience some of the most interesting indigenous cultures and ways of life in sparsely populated regions, as well as national parks, protected areas for wildlife – such as arctic hare and muskoxen – and the world’s largest fjord system. Our journey continues via Jan Mayen Island on to the northern archipelago of Svalbard where the midnight sun throws shadows on the icy landscape in our pursuit of polar bears, walrus, seals and whales, and millions of seabirds. Join us on our boutique expedition ship and make your arctic cruise an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

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Cruise Overview

Countries Visited: Iceland, Denmark, Norway
Starts In: Reykjavik (KEF)
Ends In: Oslo (OSL)
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights
Cruise Date: Jun 23–Jul 8, 2024
Group Size: No Min. / No Max.
Accommodations: Luxury (5★)
Activity Level: Moderate
Experiences: Culture, Wildlife, Scenery, Food, Expedition, Natural History
Int'l Air Route: USA– Reykjavik (KEF)... Oslo (OSL)-USA


  • Coda Tours signature small group size
  • Coda Tours signature comprehensive sightseeing programs
  • Coda Tours signature inclusive meal plan of culinary delights
  • Coda Tours signature deluxe accommodations
  • Cruise aboard the new, SH Diana, a 192-guest luxury vessel
  • Enjoyment enrichment lectures from a staff of experience, professional naturalists & guest lecturers
  • Explore ashore with biologists, geologists and undersea specialists
  • Get up close to icebergs, wildlife and hard-to-reach places using our fleet of kayaks and Zodiaks.
  • Explore Northeast Greenland, the world’s largest national park with polar bears, muskoxen, reindeer, seals and walruses
  • Sail through Greenland’s breathtaking ice-filled fjords to remote indigenous settlements
  • Step foot onto the soil of the rarely visited, most northerly volcanic island of Jan Mayen Island
  • Sail past Spitsbergen’s most beautiful glacier, Monacobreen, as it calves icebergs
  • Spy on hundreds of polar bears as they roam their natural habitat

About SH Vega

Cabins & Prices

Cabin CategoryDouble/TwinSingleCabin Square Footage
E - Oceanview staterooms with two large oval windows. Deck 4. Staterooms 401– 404. $14990$Inquire206 sq. ft.
D - Oceanview staterooms with two large oval portholes. Deck 4. Staterooms 405– 416.$15890$Inquire206 sq. ft.
C - Suites with balcony & living room area. Deck 5. Suites 501 – 504, 530 – 533.$17490$Inquire300 sq. ft.
B - Suites with balcony & living room area. Deck 5. Suites 505 – 514, 517 – 529.$18390$Inquire300 sq. ft.
A - Suites with balcony and living room area. Deck 6. Suites 601 – 614, 617 – 627.$19990$Inquire300 sq. ft.
AA - Suites with large balcony, separate bedroom & living room. Decks 5 & 6. Suites 515, 516, 615 & 616.$23290$Inquire474 sq. ft.

A deposit of $1,500 per person is required to reserve your space on the tour. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Payment can be made by personal check or charged to a credit card.

Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.


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Tour Map


  • Day 1

    Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, and transfer to the Hotel Hilton Reyjkavik Nordica.

  • Day 2

    Tour Reykjavik. In the center of Iceland’s sprawling capital city, the modern organ-pipe-shaped Hallgrimskirkja church dominates the top of town. Cozy bars, cafes and shops line the surrounding streets heated by Iceland's geothermal waters. The regenerated harbor is home to a striking modern concert hall. Popular trips include to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa near the village of Grindavik, and the Golden Circle tour taking in Gullfoss Waterfall and the mighty Strokkur geyser in Thingvellir National Park.
    Board Vega and sail.

  • Day 3

    Isafjdour. Explore the area around this impressive fjord. Surrounded by fjords in the Westfjords region, Ísafjördur is a bustling fishing town in northwest Iceland with colourful wooden 18th- and 19th-century houses in the old town of Neskaupstadur. Ísafjördur was one of the largest fisheries in Iceland, but tourism has now taken over. Nearby is Sudavik, home to the Arctic Fox Centre. Iceland’s only mammal, the arctic fox lives on the lush tundra of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve - the northernmost peninsula in the Westfjords with two of Europe’s largest bird cliffs.

  • Day 4

    At sea. You can spend your day at sea enjoying the many facilities available. Head to the sauna, get in a workout in the state-of-the-art gym or relax in the jacuzzi whilst taking in incredible views along the way. If you prefer to learn a little more about your surroundings, listen to an informative talk or have a chat with one of our knowledgeable on-board experts.

  • Day 5-9

    Five days exploring East Greenland's magnificent fjords, glaciers, and waterways.

  • Day 10

    At sea.

  • Day 11

    Jan Mayen Island. Explore this remote island. The snow-covered stratovolcano Beerenberg dominates the ice cap and glaciers at the northeast end of Jan Mayen Island. Halfway between Svalbard and Iceland, the only residents on this Norwegian island are members of the Norwegian Armed Forces or working at the meteorological station. During a nature walk to the station, and along the black sandy beach, you can see numerous plant species. Nesting northern fulmars, Brünnich’s and black guillemots and little auks make the island an important birding area.

  • Day 12

    At sea.

  • Day 13 & 14

    Two days in Svalbard sailing its pristine fjords and looking for polar bears and other wildlife. Located deep inside the Arctic Circle, approaching the Svalbard archipelago feels a lot like sailing towards the edge of the world. Known as the kingdom of the polar bears, we’ll be hoping to spot some of its subjects as we explore some of the most varied polar landscapes in the Arctic. Down in our Zodiac boats, we’ll get close to the gargantuan glaciers, rapidly retreating from the oceans that they feed. In the north of the archipelago, past the magnificent fjords, the remaining sea ice offers the perfect hunting ground for polar bears. Closer to Longyearbyen, the landscape is punctuated with large areas devoid of snow and ice alongside vast tundra and exposed beaches. Alongside Svalbard’s 3,000 polar bears, this Arctic wildlife hotspot is also home to walrus, Svalbard reindeer, ringed seal, the arctic fox and many species of marine mammals and seabirds.

  • Day 15

    Disembark in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's main settlement. Longyearbyen is the world’s most northerly town and with it comes the world’s most northerly high street and pub. On Spitsbergen, Svalbard’s largest island, Longyearbyen is home to The North Pole Expeditions Museum which chronicles early efforts to reach the pole by air. The nearby Svalbard Global Seed Vault preserves duplicates of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The surrounding Arctic waters are populated by whales including bowheads and narwhals, while walruses are regularly seen hauling.
    Fly to Oslo. Overnight at an overnight hotel.

  • Day 16

    Transfer to the airport for the return flight.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Regional flight in the port of disembarkation. Available Arctic cruises ending in Longyearbyen.
  • Group return transfers from the airport to the cruise port (via our included accommodation where applicable)
  • One night pre-cruise accommodation with breakfast in a 4/5-star hotel or onboard
  • All meals onboard
  • Onboard accommodation in a stateroom selected category
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages available 24-hours per day
  • Lecture programmes by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
  • One selected shore excursion/expedition activities per port of call (Kayak not included, bookable for a fee on board)
  • Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka and use of rubber boots in Polar Regions
  • Standard WiFi
  • Onboard gratuities & port taxes

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance is available through Coda Tours, upon request.
  • International airfare; expenses of a personal nature; any items not mentioned in the itinerary or the above inclusions.

Travel Prep

Please request a quote if you would like Coda Tours to assist with international airfare bookings. We often can offer favorable rates for Business or Economy class at a standard fee of $35 per ticket.

  • Regional flight in the port of disembarkation. Available Arctic cruises ending in Longyearbyen.

No visas or vaccines are required for a trip to Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard or Norway. Covid-19 policies will be reviewed closer to the departure date.

During the days spent on board, you are advised to wear comfortable clothes or casual outfits. The entire ship is air-conditioned, so a light sweater, a light jacket or a shawl may be necessary. When moving about in the public areas of the ship and the decks, light but comfortable shoes are recommended.
In the evening, you are advised to wear smart-casual attire, especially when dining in our restaurants where wearing shorts and tee-shirts is not allowed.

Details about clothing for being ashore in the Arctic will be sent to you closer to departure.

The cruise is guaranteed. A Coda representative will accompany Coda clients if 12 or more book through Coda Tours.

A portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed approximately three weeks prior to departure.




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