- Strong small ships designed for expedition cruising, offer high manoeuvrability and safe sailing on
- harsh conditions, ample space and comfort onboard.
- Outstanding Expedition Team and onboard program, with an amalgam of knowledge from different regions.
- Nordic standards of service, safe and transformational experiences in every outing.
- Over 30 years of experience in the travel industry as part of the Albatros Group.
Albatros Expeditions is a Scandinavian small ship expeditions provider to the polar regions. The company has amassed decades of know-how in the travel industry around the world, with an emphasis on its home, the Nordic countries. It operates year-round with both Arct...
Albatros Expeditions is a Scandinavian small ship expeditions provider to the polar regions. The company has amassed decades of know-how in the travel industry around the world, with an emphasis on its home, the Nordic countries. It operates year-round with both Arctic and Antarctic seasons. Albatros Expeditions has been intricately conceived on the foundation of experience, the expertise of its staff, the distinct superiority of small ship cruises, and its greatest advantage: The familiarity and proximity to its native environment, the Nordic regions.Read more
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- SAStacyIn the Wake of Eric the Red5.0 - ExcellentWritten on September 3, 2019Great overall experience. Exceptional itinerary. Knowledgeable staff.
Albatros Expeditions Tours
- Svalbard - Last stop before the North Pole 2020 7 days. Ocean Atlantic. 7 daysStarts LongyearbyenEnds Longyearbyen$2,100
- South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Ocean Atlantic 10 daysStarts UshuaiaEnds Ushuaia$5,990
- In the Wake of Eric the Red 31st August 2020 12 daysStarts Sondre Stromfjord (Kangerlussuaq)Ends Reykjavik$5,100
About Albatros Expeditions
Albatros Expeditions Ships
- Ocean AtlanticWith an ice-strengthened hull, the newly renovated Ocean Atlantic is a strong and comfortable vessel operating in the polar regions. Carr… Read moreBuiltRenovated in 2017Guests198Crew160Length140mElectricity220vBeam69ftCruising Speed12 knotsDraft5.8mCapacityWidthSuitesStateroomsRegistryGross TonnageGeneratorsEngines
- Ocean VictoryAlbatros Expeditions is honored to announce the acquisition of its new luxury infinity vessel, Ocean Victory, which will join our fleet from… Read moreGuests189Crew100Length104,4 m / 341,2 ftWidthCruising Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mphEngines4 x 3,600 kWDraft5.1 mCapacityBuilt2020SuitesStaterooms93RegistryGross Tonnage7400 gtElectricity220v / 50 HzBeam18,4 m / 59 ftGenerators
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Questions & Answers
Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
Do I need to take out travel insurance?
It is mandatory for guests travelling with Albatros Expeditions to take out appropriate travel insurance before leaving their home country. The guests must ensure that their purchased insurance covers for cruise traveling in polar regions, and has a repatriation coverage of no less than 500,000 USD per person. You must have proof of insurance onboard with you and produce it if requested.
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring the usual luggage allowance of c. 20 kg in a suitcase as well as your hand luggage. Should you have more than one suitcase, you might find it convenient to have the reception store one of them for you during the voyage. This will give you more free space in your cabin.
Will I get seasickness?
We aim to have as many days as possible with calm waters in fjords and inside passages. Still, heavy sea may occur on some of our voyages. Seasickness patches (for example Scopoderm) may provide some or full relief. Otherwise, seasickness pills might work. Kindly bring these medications from home.
What should I pack?
A cruise along the coasts of the Arctic regions requires warm gloves and shorts – and everything in between! Inland temperatures in may rise to 10-20°C in the sun, while at sea the temperature can go down to 0°C, and wind and waterproof clothing, as well as a woolen cap and gloves, can be necessary. It is recommendable to bring clothes that can be combined into several layers. A pair of solid shoes is recommended for onboard stay, while hiking boots are better for town visits and nature hikes.
Onboard Ocean Atlantic there is no dress code, and practical and informal clothing is the standard, but some people do dress up for dinners and on certain occasions.
An important piece of equipment is mosquito repellent and a mosquito net for your face. At sea, mosquitoes will not be a problem, but on shore an encounter with Arctic’s flies and mosquitoes is inevitable in summer time. With the right preparations, it won’t be a problem, though.
Dressing appropriately for severe weather conditions and exercising caution during outdoor activities is advised to all travellers.
Our guests are expected to bring the proper winter wear for outings, but waterproof boots will be provided on loan free of charge during excursions. Our shop is equipped with light jackets, t-shirts and hats, among other items, but please pack all the basic items you will be using during your visit.
Will I see the Northern lights?
Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights occur all year round but are only visible in the dark (i.e. from late august).
Will I see midnight sun?
Midnight sun occurs north of the Arctic Polar Circle for different periods of time depending on how far north you are. On our West Greenland voyages, you can experience 24-hour sunlight from end of May to end of July – and on Svalbard for an even longer period. In the weeks before and after this time span, the nights are still fair. Please refer to the practical info segment of each voyage for more specific details about each journey.
What are the health requirements?
This expedition is therefore intended for persons in reasonably good health. Passengers who are not fit for long trips for any reason, including disability, heart or other health conditions, are advised not to join the tour, as it would entail an unreasonable risk to your health and safety of you and others on the expedition. All guests are required to sign a medical information sheet before boarding, to inform the medical personnel on board about any illnesses, allergies or conditions to be kept in mind during the voyage.
Research supplemental travel health insurance and medical evacuation insurance, and consider taking additional prescription medicine in case of delays.
What documents do I need?
A valid national passport is needed. Kindly note that a visa waiver for Denmark not necessarily serves as a waiver for Greenland. For voyages in Antarctica specifically, please contact your local travel agent or visa issuing office.
How can I prepare for my visit to the polar regions?
Learning basic first aid and CPR before travel is highly recommended, especially to those who will be travelling to remote areas with limited access to assistance. Previous kayaking experience is also important if you’ll be engaging in outdoor activities with kayaks. You should be able to get in and out of the Zodiacs without much effort and have good balance and mobility in your knees and legs. Please refer to our ‘what to pack’ segment for instructions on bringing appropriate clothing for the polar regions.
What shall I expect when travelling with Albatros Expeditions?
The program: Our voyages are intricately designed to engage your heart, mind and spirit through the duration of the journey. For this reason, each program includes full, active days, whether through Zodiac excursions and landings in the different locations or through activities such as kayaking, hiking and snowshoeing among others… as well as onboard activities while at sea, such as lectures, workshops and wildlife spotting.
The staff: Our expedition cruise team consists of expedition leaders and staff, biologists and professionals who have extensive knowledge of Polar Regions and a passion for exploration, and who speak several languages and are eager to assist you during each adventure.
The ship: Our small expedition ships have a distinct advantage over larger, traditional cruise ships -- they can access narrow inlets and sail close to shore, in-between icebergs and into remote waters, permitting us to disembark quickly via our fleet of Zodiac watercraft and access amazing sites with greater speed and efficiency.
The route: Please keep in mind, the itinerary and outdoor activities during each voyage are solely dependent on weather conditions to ensure the safety of our guests. The route and shore landings will be determined by the captain and expedition leader and communicated to guests through regularly scheduled briefings. Albatros Expeditions reserves the right to modify the landings and locations visited during a voyage based on weather conditions and climate to ensure a safe and delightful experience for all our guests and staff.