Legendary Aurora Expeditions Founder to Lead Voyage of Arctic Discovery

Australia’s award-winning adventure travel agency, Aurora Expeditions offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of the Arctic with its founder and legendary explorer, Greg Mortimer.

This maiden 15-day voyage from Scotland to Norway departs on May 16, 2023 aboard the namesake new state-of-the-art polar vessel, the Greg Mortimer. “I can’t wait to bathe in that exquisite Arctic light again. It’s been a while. This time will be even more surreal, being on a ship with my own name on it,” Mortimer said in a statement.


Expeditionaries departing from Aberdeen, Scotland will visit the Orkney and Shetland Islands, sail along Norway’s beautiful coastline and explore the frozen wilderness of Bear Island and Svalbard before finally arriving in Longyearbyen, Norway on 30 may. Travelers will be immersed in historic Scot and Viking cultural experiences, and explore fjords, fishing villages and a myriad of islands.

The all-inclusive price of this Founder’s Voyage across the Arctic Circle includes an Aurora shared twin cabin, en-suite and pre-expedition breakfasts, and all meals on board, including snacks, tea and coffee during the trip. Alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) and soft drinks are included with dinner. Shore excursions, lectures, zodiac cruises, waterproof fleece expedition jackets, transfers, port fees, fees, Wi-Fi and gratuities are included. Optional activities include sea kayaking and scuba diving.

Customers booking and depositing before December 31, 2022 will receive a 20% discount.

In his own statement, Aurora Expeditions CEO Michael Heath said “We are thrilled to have Greg leading this fascinating Arctic voyage. He is an inspiration to all who travel with him. His expertise in Exploration and guiding material, acquired over three decades, will be a rewarding experience and showcase many little-known treasures, coves and wildlife experiences to fellow expeditions.

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