Adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions is offering an Arctic adventure with the company’s founder, explorer Greg Mortimer OAM, in May.
Adventure travellers can join Greg Mortimer OAM, the renowned explorer and founder of Aurora Expeditions, for a special sailing journey in May from Scotland to Norway. The 15-day trip will take place aboard the founder’s namesake expedition vessel.
“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, the ship will sail to the remote Orkney and Shetland islands before heading along the Norwegian coast and concluding the voyage in Longyearbyen.
Passengers can expect to encounter fascinating natural and historical attractions, including sites that were once home to Scottish clans, and the spectacular fjords and glaciers of Svalbard.
Some of the incredible wildlife that calls this area home includes whales, walruses, and polar bears, and passengers will discover the variable landscapes of this wilderness region with a true leader in adventure travel.
The operation is 100 per cent carbon-neutral using efficient energy, water and waste management.
Aurora Expeditions has a number of community-focused programs in place, including acknowledging the role of women in conservation and encouraging citizens’ participation in science.
It has outlined goals to implement a sustainable food program from 2023 and to attain BCorp Certification in 2024.
The Founder’s Voyage, Across the Arctic Circle, is priced from AUD$21,095 per person, twin share, in an Aurora Stateroom.
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