July 8 - 30, 2022
13-Day Svalbard & Iceland Cruise
4 Included Shore Excursions for Jan Mayen:
1. Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
Today will be an adventurous, very wet landing onto the desolate beach at Jan Mayen Island, where very few people have been able to land successfully. Guests will want to be dressed warm and waterproof for this exceptional landing.
Please Note: The activity level and duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistical details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, back/neck/hip problems, those who are pregnant, or guests who use a wheelchair. Although no walking is required, guests must be able to maneuver in and out of the Zodiac. Participants must be a minimum of 6 years of age. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lifejackets are provided. Child lifejackets are available. Dress according to the climate, and please ensure you wear shoes that may get wet, such as Tevas or Wet Shoes (no flip-flop or similar). You may be splashed. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed in waterproof bags in case of rain or spray. Please also ensure that you apply ample sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn.
2. Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Once we have landed successfully on a sandy beach, guests have an easy 1.5km walk to the Norwegian weather station - on the island where we have the opportunity to visit their souvenir shop and admire the rugged geology of this island. This walk is often shrouded in dense fog, which only adds to the mystery of Jan Mayen Island.
Please Note: Activity Level and Duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistic details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who use a wheelchair. Guests with balance limitations (even slight) are advised to bring along walking poles to assist on slippery and uneven surfaces while hiking. Hikes will be offered in various degrees of difficulty, and to avoid injury, guests are advised to be honest with themselves regarding their abilities when deciding which hikes to participate in. Hikes will go through different types of terrains, that may be wet, muddy, rocky, sandy, or icy. The hike will take place in different types of weather conditions, and therefore guests must be ready with appropriate clothing and footwear. We recommend you bring your filled Silversea drinking bottle to remain hydrated during the outing, as well as your Silversea backpack to carry your essential items. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed in waterproof bags in case of rain or spray.
3. Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
Guests have the opportunity to join their expert Kayaking Guides for a paddle along the unique and rugged coastline of Jan Mayen. Along the way, view the abundance of Birdlife present on this island's coastline.
Please Note: The activity level and duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistic details will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is recommended only for guests in the good physical condition and requires up to 60-minutes of paddling. Although no walking is required, guests must be able to climb into the transfer Zodiac and lift their own weight to transfer from the Zodiac into the kayak and vice versa. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who use a wheelchair, and for guests who suffer from bodily injuries which prevent the movement of all joints. Lifejacket, dry suit, neoprene booties, gloves, and dry bags are provided. The maximum available dry suit size is XXL. We suggest you wear warm, comfortable, flexible clothing to wear under the drysuit. Wear long-sleeved thermal layers, a warm hat with a brim, sunglasses, propylene, wool, silk, or synthetic clothing (not cotton, as it has poor heat retention when it is damp or wet), and use sunscreen. The minimum age to participate is 16 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to speak conversational English to understand safety instructions. Some prior kayaking experience is required to participate in this activity. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed in waterproof bags in case of rain or spray.
3. Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team
We will visit the weather station community of Jan Mayen to stock up on a souvenirs, and have a look around. The bravest guests among us will have the opportunity to partake in the legendary Polar Plunge - and will receive a certificate as long as someone witnesses them plunging into the cold Arctic waters...in their birthday suit!