Seek out the majestic northern lights near Ilulissat, Disko Bay.
Admire breathtaking coastal scenery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Spot incredible polar bears near Lady Franklin Island, Canada.
Enjoy a day at leisure discovering the highlights of Sisimiut, Greenland.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore the highlights of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Chance upon the northern lights in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Catch a charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
Upgrade to a modern Balcony stateroom aboard the 'SH Vega’ ship.
Indulge in world-class dining and culinary experiences aboard the 'SH Vega’ ship.
Take a load off in the sauna with a view aboard the 'SH Vega’ ship.
See floating icebergs near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay.
Photograph calving glaciers in Ilulissat, Disko Bay.
Keep an eye out for whales and other marine life near Ilulissat, Disko Bay.
See enthusiastic huskies sledding in Sisimiut, Greenland.
Discover the bustling port of Nuuk, Greenland.
Spot small arctic foxes on Lady Franklin Island, Canada.
Unwind in the outdoor heated pool aboard the 'SH Vega’ ship.
Dine at the Swan Restaurant aboard the 'SH Vega’ ship.
Mingle in the modern Club Lounge aboard the 'SH Vega’ ship.
Look out for caribou in Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland, Canada.
See the first authenticated Viking site in the Americas in L’Anse-aux-Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada.
Wander along the waterfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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2 for 1 Northern Lights & Canadian Arctic

Operated by TripADeal
Cruise aboard Swan Hellenic’s ‘SH Vega’ ship
Experience all-inclusive luxury cruising to exclusive ports of call
Chance upon the northern lights, encounter icy wonders & more
Dates: 23 Sep 2024 - 13 Sep 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
15-night cruise with one shore excursion per port
3 nights of 4 & 5-star hotel accommodation
44 meals plus select beverages while cruising
Overview
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Overview

Experience the spectacular northern lights, majestic fjords and breathtaking glaciers on this adventure to Greenland and Canada. Grab your favourite travel buddy to explore the grand city of Reykjavik, cruise aboard a luxury small ship to exclusive ports, uncover the history of Viking settlements and so much more.

Your journey starts in Reykjavik, Iceland, where you can see the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church and admire the architecture of the Harpa Concert Hall with time at leisure. You’ll then catch a flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, where you’ll board the Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’ ship. Onboard you can expect a luxury stargazing deck, comfortable observation lounge and expedition lab. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining at three restaurants and lounges before unwinding in the sauna or heated outdoor pool. Cruise to Greenland where you can hike glaciers in Qeqertarsuaq, see the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord in Ilulissat and see dog-sledding by a team of enthusiastic huskies in Sisimiut. 

You might like to sample traditional Greenlandic dishes like smoked fish and scallops in Nuuk before cruising into Canada where you’ll spend a day docked in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Keep an eye out for polar bears and Arctic foxes on Lady Franklin Island, photograph the awe-inspiring Torngat Mountains and explore the traditional craft of glassblowing in Hebron. Explore the scenic Viking Trail that leads to L'Anse aux Meadows and discover Bonne Bay if you’re sailing in 2024 or Corner Brook if you’re cruising in 2025. Throughout your cruise, you may also have the chance to observe the colourful northern lights dancing across the night. You’ll then disembark in Halifax where you’ll have free time to explore the star-shaped Halifax Citadel National Historic Site or stroll along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk before heading home.

Your unforgettable adventure includes return international full-service flights, a 15-night Swan Hellenic cruise, 3 nights of hotel accommodation, 44 meals and more.

Want more? Add extra days to your itinerary with Stay Behind in Halifax or Vancouver packages.

Please note: 
• The northern lights can be difficult to predict therefore we cannot guarantee the lights will appear in locations visited on this itinerary.
• It’s likely that you will have good chances to observe the northern lights in most destinations, in particular from August 30th in Kangerlussuag until September 25th in Hebron. 
• The later in the season and the further north in latitude, the greater the chances to observe the northern lights, subject to weather conditions.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Embark on a luxurious journey with Swan Hellenic where unparalleled service and immersive experiences await
  • Explore Iceland's vibrant capital of Reykjavik, home to unique architecture and geothermal pools
  • Immerse yourself in the rugged mountains and fjords of Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland's largest town on Disko Island
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Icefjord in Ilulissat, Greenland's picturesque gem on the west coast
  • Experience Sisimiut's charm where modernity meets tradition amidst stunning natural scenery
  • Explore colourful buildings, delve into local museums and embrace Greenlandic culture
  • Discover the bustling port of Nuuk, Greenland's capital and gateway to remote beauty
  • See how Iqaluit, Nunavut's main hub on Baffin Island, plays a vital role in supporting the Arctic's communities
  • Witness the pristine wilderness, wildlife and icy wonders of Lady Franklin Island in the Canadian Arctic
  • Uncover Torngat Mountains National Park where Inuit tradition thrives amid stunning landscapes and iceberg-filled waters
  • Encounter the remote Arctic outpost of Hebron where Inuit traditions and Arctic life come alive
  • Marvel at the 1,000-year-old Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, the first authenticated Viking site in the Americas
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
CRUISE
  • Take a 15-night cruise aboard Swan Hellenic's ‘SH Vega’ ship
  • Gratuities included for the ship’s crew
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages are included 24 hours a day
  • Enjoy 24 hour room service
  • Lecture programs by an experienced expedition team and guest speakers
  • Standard wi-fi
  • Self-service laundry
  • Enjoy a branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka and use of rubber boots in polar regions
  • One selected shore excursion or expedition activity per port of call
  • Get up close to your majestic surroundings on Swan Hellenic's 12-person hard-hulled Zodiacs (all Zodiac landings included)
ACCOMMODATION
  • 1-night of 4-star hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
  • 2 nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Halifax
DINING
  • 44 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Enjoy round-the-clock access to coffee, tea, soft drinks and a curated selection of alcoholic beverages while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • Airport and cruise port charges, plus taxes
TRANSFERS
  • Day 2: Airport to hotel
  • Day 3: Hotel to airport
  • Day 3: Airport to port
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply, see the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details

Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Reykjavik, Iceland

Today, make your own way to the airport for check-in as you embark on your adventure.

Meals included: In flight

Day 2 Reykjavik, Iceland

Clear through customs and immigration before making your way outside to meet your transfer. Once at your hotel, you can check in and spend the rest of your day at leisure exploring this fascinating city.

Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott Reykjavik Airport (or similar)

Meals included: In flight

Day 3 Reykjavik, Iceland - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

You'll rise early this morning for a Swan Hellenic transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Once you arrive in Kangerlussuaq, you will be transferred from the airport to the port to board the 'SH Vega' ship.

Please note: Restrictions on luggage allowance for this flight are a maximum of 20 kilograms for checked baggage and 5 kilograms for hand luggage.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 4 Cruising

Enjoy a day cruising on Swan Hellenic's 'SH Vega' ship where you'll have an invitation to refined indulgence and immersive experiences. This morning you could enjoy breakfast at the elegant Swan Restaurant which offers diverse culinary delights crafted by expert chefs. Afterwards, you might like to explore the ship's amenities including the pool, whirlpools, gym, spa and jacuzzi.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay - Greenland

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 23:00

Qeqertarsuaq is the largest town on Disko Island, Greenland's largest island. The Lyngemark Glacier rises above the town while the basalt columns and black sand beaches reflect the area's volcanic origin. Keep an eye out for its hot springs as you move through floating icebergs and whales. At anchor, you'll land with zodiacs.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Ilulissat, Disko Bay - Greenland

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 14:00

Sailing through the iceberg capital of the world to Disko Bay, the Ilulissat Icefjord is one of your cruise highlights. Given UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the Ilulissat Icefjord is a popular tourist destination and, thanks to the productive Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, thousands of gargantuan icebergs calve from the Greenland ice cap into the sea. The city of Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is home to almost as many sled dogs as people. At anchor, you're landing with zodiacs.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Sisimiut, Greenland

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 13:00

Sisimiut is the northernmost city in Greenland, just north of the Arctic Circle. It remains ice-free in winter, is known as an adventure sports hub and dog sledding remains a common form of transport. The area is home to humpback whales, walrus and Arctic foxes in their summer coat. The area has been inhabited for more than 4,500 years by the Inuit, Dorset and Thule people so you'll find abandoned settlements lie between Sisimiut and the Thule district to the north.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Nuuk, Greenland

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 14:00

Home to more than a third of Greenlanders, the capital of Nuuk has a thriving arts scene. Also known by its Danish name of Godthåb (Good Hope), Nuuk has a busy Colonial Harbour boasting the Nuuk Cathedral, colourful wooden houses and avant-garde architecture. It also serves as the gateway to Inuit experiences and natural adventures on the fjords among the icy seas and spectacular mountains.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Cruising

While you're cruising today, choose from onboard restaurants like the Pool Bar and Grill where you can savour exquisite flavours. You can then take part in enriching activities like attending lectures, perusing the library or enjoying cultural events.

As evening descends, stargaze on the top deck, indulge in the beauty salon, relish a delightful meal at the Swan Restaurant and join fellow travellers in the Observation Lounge for drinks, creating memorable moments on your voyage.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Iqaluit, Canada

Arrive: 0800
Depart: 14:00

The native Inuit are an integral part of Iqaluit, a remote community at the head of Frobisher Bay. The bay provides insight into Inuit history and culture including dog-sledding on handmade qamutik sleds led by qimmiq (North America's oldest and rarest purebred canine). You'll find that the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum displays Inuit artwork while Crystal II, an ancient Thule Inuit settlement, lies outside of Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Lady Franklin Island, Canada

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 14:00

Most known for its huge vertical cliffs of Archean rocks which are reputedly the oldest stones in Canada, Lady Franklin Island is an uninhabited isle off Hall Peninsula on Baffin Island. You'll discover that black guillemots, ptarmigan and gulls all nest in this ice-filled area of the Davis Strait. Lumbering walruses haul out to the south at Monumental Island, a well-known denning site for polar bears, while nearby, the Cumberland Sound is home to its own species of beluga whale.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland, Canada

Arrive: 09:00
Depart: 18:00

Staffed completely by Inuit, Torngat Mountains National Park takes its name from the Inuktitut word Tongait, meaning place of spirits. Here, Inuit share their stories of spirits and traditions in their homeland where they have been fishing and hunting polar bears and caribou for centuries. This magical land is made up of dramatically spectacular mountains and deep fjords nudging up to iceberg-filled waters and is only accessible by boat.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Hebron, Newfoundland, Canada

Arrive: 07:00
Depart: 12:00

The remote Arctic outpost of Hebron, an Inuit community, provides insight into Inuit traditions and Arctic life. The Hebron National Historic Site showcases Arctic landscapes including fjords and wildlife while shedding light on Inuit heritage through abandoned mission buildings. In 1959, during an Easter service, Moravian church officials abruptly closed the mission, relocating 58 families to other coastal Labrador towns.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Cruising

While you're cruising today, immerse yourself in the ship's diverse entertainment options. There's something for everyone whether it's a live musical extravaganza or a quiet evening at the bar with fellow travellers. As night falls, you can conclude your day with a sumptuous dinner, savouring gourmet creations in a refined setting. The ship's commitment to luxury and personalised service ensures that every moment onboard the Swan Hellenic 'SH Vega' ship is a memorable and enriching experience.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 L’Anse-aux-Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 14:00

At the tip of Newfoundland, you'll find the 1,000-year-old Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows (Meadows Cove). This is an authenticated Viking site in the Americas, believed to have been occupied by Leif Erikson who was the first European to explore Canada's east coast in around 1021. Some of the 800 original Norse artefacts and eight sod houses are on view during a tour of the UNESCO-listed recreated village.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Bonne Bay, Newfoundland (2024) OR Corner Brook, Newfoundland (2025)

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 18:00

If sailing in 2024, you'll visit Bonne Bay which is located on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Near the town of Norris Point, the bay is part of the Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site known for its stunning natural beauty and unique geological features.

Arrive: 08:00
Depart: 18:00

If sailing in 2025, you'll visit Corner Brook which serves as a major port in the region, offering various services and facilities for both commercial and cruise ships. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty including the Long Range Mountains and the Bay of Islands, Corner Brook offers a picturesque setting.

Please note: The 2024 departure date will call into Bonne Bay and the 2025 departure date will call into Corner Brook.

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Cruising

Overnight: Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Disembark Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Arrive: 08:00

Welcome to Halifax, the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It's known for its maritime history, stunning coastline and friendly locals. After breakfast and disembarkation, make your own way to your hotel where you can check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: The Sutton Place Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Free Day Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Today is yours to explore at your own pace so why not egin your day with a leisurely stroll along the harbourfront? This is a vibrant area teeming with museums, shops, and a plethora of restaurants. Take advantage of the inviting beer gardens for a delightful afternoon in the sunshine or venture 15 minutes north to Spring Garden Road, a bustling commercial and cultural hub offering excellent shopping and dining experiences. You could continue your walk along Spring Garden Road to the Halifax Public Gardens, a splendid green oasis that's nestled in the heart of the city and showcases one of North America's finest surviving examples of a Victorian garden.

For a journey back in time, make your way to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site where you can delve into the history of the fort and its inhabitants while enjoying breathtaking views of Halifax.

Overnight: The Sutton Place Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 20 Halifax, Nova Scotia - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today marks the conclusion of your remarkable journey so after checking out this morning, make your own way to the airport to complete your check-in for the journey homeward.

Meals included: In flight

Day 21 In-Transit

Meals included: In flight

Day 22 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home!

Important Info

Booking information 

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 13th September 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, no discounts apply, a full voucher must be purchased.
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates      
2024
September: 23
 
2025: Itinerary 2
September: *13
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.

Surcharges
Please note:
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $2,000 per person.
 
Flights


Departure Cities     


*Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Auckland.

 
Departure City Surcharges
• Sydney: $100 per person.
• Brisbane: $800 per person.
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Airlines: Emirates, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Finnair, Scandinavian (SAS), Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Air Canada, American Airlines, Westjet, United Airlines, Air New Zealand and airline partners (subject to availability).
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.
 
Arrive Early Options
Not available.
 
Stay Behind Options
• Halifax - $300 per person.
• Vancouver - $400 per person (only available for purchases over the phone).
High season dates up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• If selecting a stay behind package to a different city from where the tour ends, the package will include an internal flight to your destination. If you wish to forfeit this flight, please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight; the cost does not change.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
 
Stopover Packages (Outbound Only)
• Dubai.
• Doha.
Includes:
• 2, 3 or 5 nights in 4-star accommodation. 
• Daily breakfast.
• Return airport transfers.
Please note: 
• For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
° Doha 
28th November - 2nd December 2024
23rd December 2024 - 3rd January 2025
1st November 2025 - 2nd January 2026
° Dubai
4th - 10th December 2024
23rd December 2024 - 3rd January 2025
1st December 2025 - 2nd January 2026
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.
 
Domestic Flight Information
Day 5: Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq
Baggage allowance per person:
• 1x 20 kilograms of checked baggage.
• 1x 5 kilograms of carry-on baggage.
 
Cruise 


Swan Hellenic ‘SH Vega’ Ship


Introducing the SH Vega, a sparkling gem embarking on its maiden voyage in July 2022. This 5-star boutique ship, designed with Scandinavian elegance, offers an intimate immersion in the voyage's splendour. Allow yourself a moment of reprieve to acquaint yourself with these extraordinary expedition vessels.

Boasting a PC5 ice-strengthened hull and expansive stabilisers, your journey will be exceptionally smooth. With around 120 crew members and approximately 150 guests spread across 9 decks, an intimate experience awaits. The generous public spaces ensure uninterrupted, panoramic views, keeping the destination ever-present. Deck 8 offers unparalleled vistas. Following a workout in the state-of-the-art gym, luxuriate in the sauna or jacuzzi while relishing the breathtaking scenery. In the Swan Restaurant, savour breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring international and locally-inspired cuisine, spotlighting the finest regional ingredients from your unique destinations. Deck 7 reveals a heated outdoor pool and inviting poolside seating for scenic indulgence. Unwind in the Observation Lounge with your preferred libation, forging connections with fellow guests. The Club Lounge, combining 24-hour tapas-style dining with sweeping ocean vistas, is a sanctuary of indulgence. Anticipate a voyage that marries luxury with adventure.

Please note: It may be necessary for Swan Hellenic to vary an expedition itinerary as a result of adverse weather or ocean conditions. Swan Hellenic will endeavour to ensure that any expedition takes place as close as reasonably practicable to the published expedition’s schedules and itineraries but, at times, this may not be possible due to weather events beyond its control. 

 
Onboard Currency
$ USD.
 
Cabins/Staterooms
All staterooms feature panoramic sea views, original works of art, plush couches, premium pocket-sprung mattresses, ensuite bathrooms with glass-enclosed rain showers, and Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes, and sheets. A pillow menu offers customised head and neck comfort during rest. At the same time, a large flat-screen TV, an espresso machine with Illy premium coffee, tea-making facilities with the finest Kusmi teas, and a minibar with refreshments enhance relaxation at any time. In-room dining is available at all hours. 
 
Oceanview Staterooms: 19m² - 20m²
Light, bright and crafted from natural materials, Oceanview staterooms feature 2 single beds, a bedroom and living room and a luxurious ensuite bathroom.
 
Balcony Staterooms: 25m²
Staterooms feature 2 single beds, a bedroom, a living room, a luxurious bathroom and your own 5m² balcony.
Please note: All cabins are subject to availability, some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Cruise Arrival & Departure Times
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.
 
Accommodation


Accommodation Used


4 & 5-Star Properties (Self-Rated)

• Reykjavik, Iceland: Courtyard by Marriott Reykjavik Airport.

• Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax.

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.

 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin/Double (subject to availability).
 
General information


Optional Tours/Activities


• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.

• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability).

• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).

• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements.
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• Optional gratuities/tipping.
• Optional activities/tours.
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
• Mandatory city tax.
 
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Reykjavik
In Reykjavik, Iceland, September marks the transition from summer to autumn, bringing cooler temperatures and shorter days. During this time, the weather in Reykjavik can vary, with average temperatures ranging from around 5°C to 11°C. While daylight hours gradually decrease as autumn progresses, visitors can still enjoy several hours of daylight for exploring the city's attractions and surrounding natural landscapes. September in Reykjavik often experiences frequent rainfall and windy conditions, so it's advisable to pack layers and waterproof clothing to stay comfortable while exploring the city and its stunning surroundings.
 
Greenland
In Greenland, October brings the onset of winter with gradually decreasing temperatures. In coastal areas, temperatures typically range from around -3°C to 2°C. However, in more inland and higher elevation regions, temperatures can drop significantly lower, often reaching below freezing. Additionally, October in Greenland is characterised by shorter daylight hours as the winter solstice approaches, with some areas experiencing polar nights where the sun does not rise above the horizon. Overall, October in Greenland is cold and typically sees the beginning of snowfall, making it an ideal time for winter activities such as skiing and dog sledding.
 
Halifax
In Halifax, Nova Scotia, October marks the transition to autumn with gradually cooling temperatures and changing weather patterns. Average temperatures in October typically range from around 4°C to 14°C. However, temperatures can vary throughout the month, with occasional colder spells and warmer days. October also sees an increase in rainfall compared to the summer months, with some days experiencing overcast skies and drizzle. Additionally, as autumn progresses, there is a possibility of early snowfall, particularly towards the end of the month, although significant snow accumulation is less common in October. Overall, October in Halifax is characterised by cool temperatures, increasing rainfall, and the vibrant colours of fall foliage.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation/Disembarkation
• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.
 
Meals
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. Leisurely is described as Light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival. You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities/Tipping
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are included for the cruise staff's services throughout this tour's cruise component.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas


Iceland


Australian passport holders are not required to obtain a tourist visa for a stay of less than 90 days.

 
Greenland
Australian passport holders are not required to obtain a tourist visa for a stay of less than 90 days. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure.
 
United States of America
Australian passport holders must obtain an “ESTA” visa waiver in order to enter or transit in the United States.
Please note: You may be required to obtain a visa if you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the ESTA program. Please see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov for full eligibility requirements and applications.
 
Canada
If transiting via Canada on the way to the USA, Australian and New Zealand passport holders must apply for an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) before travelling to Canada by air. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA. If you arrive in Canada by train, bus, or boat, you don’t need a visa or eTA, but you do need to bring the right travel documents.
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
 
Schedule of fees


Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.
Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice