• Greenland spawns magnificent icebergs!
    Greenland spawns magnificent icebergs!
  • Greenland spawns magnificent icebergs!
    Greenland spawns magnificent icebergs!
  • Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights
    Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights
  • Arctic hare
    Arctic hare
  • Exporing icebergs using our Zodiacs
    Exporing icebergs using our Zodiacs
  • Ittoqqortoormiit
    Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Polar bears roam the pack ice
    Polar bears roam the pack ice
  • Sunset and iceberg
    Sunset and iceberg
  • Northern Lights Aurora borealis, Greenland
    Northern Lights Aurora borealis, Greenland

Greenland Northern Lights

Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, beckons you to explore Greenland. Enticing you with some of the world’s best displays of the Northern Lights, the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit in where people still live off the land as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Iceberg choked fjords, tundra hikes and the Arctic wildlife of Greenland National Park create picture perfect scenes every day. You have the opportunity to climb atop mountains and watch herds of grazing musk oxen on the horizon. This is pure wilderness, the untouched Arctic as it was thousands of years ago.

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  • Spectacular Greenland landscapes
  • World’s largest fjord system
  • World's largest and most remote national park
  • Possible musk oxen and whale sightings
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Tundra hiking
  • Community visits
  • Optional Kayaking

Day 1 — Reykjavík Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly-modern Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city. Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Akureyri You’ll fly from Reykjavík to the northern Iceland town of Akureyri to begin your expedition to Greenland. As you sail out to sea, your first wildlife sightings will be seabirds above and whales below, get ready for a great adventure! Day 3 — At Sea Sail through the Denmark Strait en route for mysterious Greenland. Your onboard Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about Greenland’s wildlife, history and geography. Days 4 to 7 — Greenland National Park Fjords and flower meadows punctuate the scenery of Greenland National Park, where Arctic fox and musk oxen roam free. Your days will be spent exploring and learning about the unique history and geology of Greenland. King Oscar Fjord is a hiker’s paradise. You may walk across the delicate flower-and-berry-strewn tundra at Holm Bay, Zodiac-cruise through spectacular Alepfjord or challenge yourself with a climb to the top of nearby Ella Island (the views are worth it.) From Ella Island you’ll head to the Antarctic. Yes, curiously, there is an Antarctic Sound in the Arctic. The area is home to beautiful purple and gold colored rocks with Ymer Island and Blomsterbugten, the “Bay of Flowers,” ready to explore in the distance. Keeping a constant eye out for wildlife, you will then head south along the Liverpool Coast. Weather conditions are variable here, but we’ll aim to visit Storefjord and the “warming island” of Uunartoq Qeqertaq, which was only discovered in 2005. Days 8 to 11 — Scorsbysund Fjord Arriving at Scoresbysund, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the largest, longest, and – some say – most beautiful fjord system in the world. This area was named for William Scoresby, who charted the east coast of Greenland in 1822. At the start of the sound, Itoqqortoormitt is East Greenland’s most northerly community and one of the world’s last remaining examples of a living hunter society. With clear skies, you’ll have a great opportunity to see the Northern Lights here. You can also support the local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Sailing on, deeper into Scoresbysund you’ll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement as we approach Sydkap and Øfjord. The scenery here is something you can’t even imagine, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of apartment size icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception. Pushing onward, your expedition will come to Rypefjord and Kap Hofmann Halvø. We will keep our eyes peeled for sightings of rare blue icebergs, which are more normally seen in the Antarctic. With binoculars in hand, birders should keep watch for wheatears, snow buntings and ravens at Rypefjord. At Cape Hofmann Halvø we’ll have our best chance for closer encounters with grazing musk oxen and enjoy a final hike out on the colorful tundra. Days 12 to 13 — At Sea Your homeward journey re-crosses the Denmark Strait, giving you a couple of days for whale watching. During our crossings we’ve seen white-beaked dolphins and humpback, minke and blue whales. Birders have enjoyed spotting kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, fulmars and razorbills on our journey back to Iceland. Day 14 — Disembarkation Day in Reykjavík Your Greenland adventure comes to an end as you enter port in Reykjavík. If you have time before your flight, stick around to explore this great city. Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. When travelling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. The above is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

Luxury Expedition Ship M/S Ocean Atlantic

Luxury Expedition Ship M/V Ocean Atlantic

With an ice-strengthened hull, the newly renovated (2017) Ocean Atlantic is a strong and comfortable vessel, carrying up to 132 passengers. This well-appointed small expedition ship offers an exceptional guest experience in the most remote areas of the world. All of the elegantly designed cabins and suites feature exterior views, private bathroom facilities and a TV, while the bright and airy lounges are ideal for relaxing, reflecting and learning. In the contemporary dining room, you’re treated to delicious meals, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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