From  £6560
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Spend time exploring Scoresby Sund, an area of spectacular natural beauty
  • Climb aboard the epic expedition ship, the M/V Sea Spirit, and journey from Iceland to East Greenland and back
  • Enjoy onboard lectures and depart the ship to set explore East Greenland on a series of day excursions
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Arctic Cruises - East Greenland

11 Day Tour, from £6560 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
06 Sep  -  16 Sep
15 Sep  -  25 Sep

There's only one way to truly get to grips with the scale of East Greenland's endless, staggering coastal landscapes. Fjords stretch deep into the land, overlooked by towering mountains and filled with glistening icebergs of every shape and size. Climb aboard the M/V Sea Spirit and set sail from the Westfjords of Iceland and cross the Denmark Strait to reach Scoresby Sund, a beautiful fjord-riddled coastal region of East Greenland. 

Spend nine nights on board, enjoying the Arctic scenery panoramas from the ship, attending fascinating lectures and talks, stepping ashore to discover Greenland on foot, watching for wildlife and keeping an eye on the night skies for displays of the northern lights.

Please note that itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK

Fly to Reykjavik, the charming capital of Iceland and starting point of your expedition. Reykjavík is home to a wealth of cultural institutions including museums, galleries, and the Hallgrímskirkja church. Leisure possibilities inside the city include parks, whale watching excursions, and trips to soak in geothermal baths. You can also take advantage of Reykjavík’s wide range of shopping possibilities, excellent dining options, and famous nightlife. Overnight at your hotel in Reykjavik.

DAY 2
BOARD THE M/V SEA SPIRIT
BOARD THE M/V SEA SPIRIT

In the afternoon, climb aboard the luxury expedition ship, the M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable as the ship slips its moorings and sail out of the harbour. (D)

DAY 3
CROSS THE DENMARK STRAIT
CROSS THE DENMARK STRAIT

Head across Denmark Strait toward Scoresby Sund in East Greenland, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. There is a good possibility of whale sightings in this stretch of water and after nightfall look out for the elusive Northern Lights. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION

Scoresby Sund is the largest and longest fjord system in the world. This area contains some of the Arctic’s most impressive scenery, and you’ll spend the next five days exploring the region both from the boat, and by taking smaller RIB boats out towards land. Here you’ll discover the deep fjords and narrow channels which reach deep into the mountainous heart of Greenland, each flanked by ice-clad peaks up to 2000 meters high. Excursions and presentations will likely occur in a different order than advertised, due to the ever-changing nature of the weather and environment. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION

No matter where you journey within Scoresby Sund, the views from the ship are magnificent. By day, enjoy the scenery as tidewater glaciers create colossal icebergs that float with wind and tide throughout the fjord system. By night, don't forget to head out on deck to watch out for the aurora borealis - Eastern Greenland is a fantastic place from which to enjoy displays of the northern lights. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION

Today perhaps climb ashore to visit the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit - the only permanent settlement in the region. The community boasts an excellent museum, a gift shop, a post office, an abundance of Greenlandic sled dogs, and of course the opportunity to meet Inuit people. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION

Throughout this area you'll also find ancient Thule archaeological sites, historical trappers’ huts, and modern Inuit hunters’ cabins. Learn more during lectures or from your excursion guides, and step ashore to see them first hand. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION
SCORESBY SUND EXPLORATION

On shore, fields of multi-coloured tundra are home to musk oxen and Arctic hare. The landscape—vast, open, and seemingly untouched since the beginning of time—is a hikers’ paradise. (B,L,D)

DAY 9
AT SEA
AT SEA

Cross the Denmark Strait and spend cruising time listening to lectures on the area from the expedition team. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
WESTFJORDS, ICELAND
WESTFJORDS, ICELAND

Today reach the Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland known for it’s natural beauty. Discover breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs and tiny fishing villages embracing traditional ways of life. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

After breakfast, disembark the M/V Sea Spirit in Reykjavik and transfer to the local airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £6560 per person

Price Includes

  • 1 night accommodation in Hotel in Reykjavik
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • All scheduled landings/excursions
  • Expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Transfers*

     *transfer to the ship on day of embarkation and to airport on day of disembarkation



 


Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Tips and gratuities

Price Notes

2019 from prices per person:



11-day expedition



  • Main Deck Suite: from £6560
  • Classic Suite: from £7025
  • Superior Suite: from £7185
  • Deluxe Suite: from £8045
  • Premium Suite: from £8825
  • Owner's Suite: from £11560
  • Triple Classic Cabin: from £4685
Itinerary Dates  
06 Sep 2019
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16 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
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25 Sep 2019

M/V Sea Spirit

The ice-strengthened small all-suite expedition ship Sea Spirit (originally Renaissance V) was built in 1991 in Italy. From that time she has changed several operators and regions of navigation, cruising in Singapore, Alaska, Pacific Basin, Arctic and Antarctica. The vessel was modified in late 2010.

Providing spacious suites for accommodation of maximum of 114 passengers (the smallest suite is 20 sq. meters) the Sea Spirit at the same time features maneuverability and friendly atmosphere of small ships. All suites have private facilities and exterior views. Some of the suites feature private balconies for enjoying fantastic landscapes of the Arctic.

 

 

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiit

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