This Luxury Arctic Cruise by Ker & Downey embodies Scandinavia luxury travel at its very best. Embark on a 5-night wildlife expedition cruise around Spitsbergen, then enjoy a 5-night extension in Finland.
Luxury Arctic Cruise
Suggested journey at a glance: 11 days / 10 nights including a 5-night luxury expedition cruise around Spitsbergen and a 5-night extension in Finland
There are many ways to experience a Luxury Arctic cruise with Ker & Downey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.
Spitsbergen Luxury Arctic Cruise
Your Luxury Arctic cruise begins first in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen’s largest settlement. Here you will have some time to explore before embarking on your premier expedition vessel.
Over five nights, enjoy a luxury Arctic cruise around the shores of this magical island. Indeed, the cliffs, fjords, and glaciers of this rocky island play host to a thriving and diverse ecosystem. Covering western Spitsbergen, your expedition will afford ample opportunities to view immense glaciers, deep fjords, soaring mountains, and unique flora and fauna. This includes walrus settlements, Arctic birds, resident reindeer, and, of course, the iconic polar bear.
Your luxury Arctic cruise then ends as it began, in the frontier-style settlement of Longyearbyen. From here, you will fly back to Helsinki for a relaxing visit to the Loyly Sauna — an ideal stop after your Arctic adventure. Next, explore the city on a privately guided architecture and design tour. Highlights include Modernist Aalto’s Finlandia Hall, Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church), Kiasma’s Museum buildings, and Studio Aalto and The Aalto House.
Afterwards, Scandinavia luxury travel continues in Naantali for a special spa holiday. You will no doubt fall in love with the town’s beautiful waterfront and historical center. Explore the city with a private guide. Then visit nearby Turku to see its medieval castle, beautiful parks, and interesting monuments. A highlight will no doubt be the Crafts Museum, which was constructed using wooden houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. It is also an ideal spot for souvenir shopping before your departure home.
Experience Scandinavia Luxury Travel with Ker & Downey
Ready to make your Arctic luxury cruise a reality? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own Scandinavia luxury travel dreams. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Northern Europe at the Ker & Downey Difference.