Wednesday 2 November 2022

Aurora Expeditions Founder to Lead Arctic Expedition



Join legendary explorer Greg Mortimer on a life-changing voyage of discovery to the Arctic

Award-winning adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to discover the natural wonders of the Arctic with one of world's greatest explorers on board the state-of-the-art polar ship named after him.


The renowned Greg Mortimer (OAM) will be Expedition Leader of a life-enriching Across the Arctic Circle voyage aboard the Greg Mortimer, a 15-day adventure of a lifetime sailing from Scotland to Norway.

"I can't wait to bathe in that exquisite Arctic light once again. It's been a while. This time it will be even more surreal, being on a ship with my own name on it. I look forward to seeing you there," said Greg Mortimer, OAM.

Departing Aberdeen on May 16, 2023, this special Founder's expedition will visit the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands, sail along the magnificent Norwegian coast, and explore the frozen wildernesses of Bear Island and Svalbard, before arriving in Longyearbyen on May 30.

Expeditioners will be immersed in heritage from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, from the Scots to the Vikings. Explore fjords, fishing villages and myriad islands. Be mesmerized by the birdlife, glistening glaciers and towering cliffs. Spot whales, walrus and the elusive polar bear. All brought to life through Mortimer's passion and enthusiasm.

"We are thrilled Greg is to lead this fascinating Arctic journey. He is an inspiration to all who travel with him," said Chief Executive Officer Michael Heath. "His exploring and guiding expertise, gleaned over three decades, will be an enlightening experience and highlight many a little-known treasure, inlet, and wildlife experience for his fellow expeditioners." The Founder's voyage, Across the Arctic Circle expedition is priced from AU$21,095 per person for an Aurora Stateroom Twin Share. Expedition price includes overnight accommodation with ensuite and breakfast prior to expeditions; all meals, snacks tea and coffee during voyage; beer, wine and soft drink with dinner; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; all lectures; transfers; 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; port charges, fees, gratuities and Wi-Fi. Optional activities available for this voyage are sea kayaking and scuba diving.

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