Greenland Express & Northern Lights
Greenland Express & Northern Lights 10 days aboard M/V Ocean Nova
This compact but comprehensive itinerary is perfect for those with limited time wishing to experience the highlights of the majesty of Greenland's wild coast. After flying from Reykjavik to Constable Point in Greenland you will board your comfortable expedition ship for 7 days of exploration of Greenland’s spectacular east coast.
The world’s largest fjord system of Scoresby Sund combined with the spectacular scenery of the Greenland National Park and the Inuit settlement and culture of Ittoqqortoormiit make this a superb expedition. There will be chances to trek along the tundra, climb mountains, watch grazing musk ox and other arctic wildlife and even the chance to kayak through the icy waters. Add the likelihood of witnessing the Northern Lights and it becomes even more unforgettable!
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >
- Spectacular Scoresby Sund
- Amazing mountain, glacier and tundra landscapes
- Whales, musk oxen and other wildlife
- Northern Lights
- Inuit culture
- Overnight hotel in Reykjavik pre and post trip
- Charter flights from and to Reykjavik
- Group transfers to and from airports
- Full board accommodation on board ship
- Programme of expert lectures
- Guided Zodiac and shore excursions
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
ITINERARY9 Nights 10 Days
- Day 1 | Reykjavik
- Day 2 | Constable Point, Greenland
- Day 3 | Apelfjord
- Day 4 | Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier
- Day 5 | Blomsterbugten and Renbugten
- Day 6 | Ella Oya (Ella Island)
- Day 7 | Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning
- Day 8 | Frederiksdal and Sydkapp
- Day 9 | Constable Point
- Day 10 | Reykjavik
Your trip will begin with an included overnight stay in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city. Arrive at any time and enjoy the sights of this fascinating city before enjoying a restful night’s sleep before your adventure begins in earnest the next morning.
Constable Point, Greenland
In the morning you will transfer to the airport for your included charter flight to Constable Point in the heart of Greenland’s Sermersooq municipality. Transfer to the port to board your expedition vessel and set sail for your eastern Greenland adventure.
Today you will cruise through the breathtaking Apelfjord. You will spend the day cruising by Zodiac through the dazzling icebergs, fjords and sounds that fill the landscape here. There are great chances of spotting musk ox and Arctic foxes roaming free throughout the area.
Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier
Surrounded by multi-hued mountains, Brogetdal, which was originally called “painted valley,” and later translated to mean “multicolored valley”, offers colourful vistas and fascinating geology. You will spend time exploring here before travelling to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord.
Blomsterbugten and Renbugten
Known as the “Bay of Flowers”, Blomsterbugten is characterised by the beautiful purple and gold coloured rocks that adorn the landscape. You can view these from a distance or on an enjoyable hike should you wish to stretch your legs. Afterwards you will continue on to Renbugten which is translated to “Reindeer Bay” in reference to the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight here.
Ella Oya (Ella Island)
For those who wish to get up close with nature Ella Oya is the perfect spot. Surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs and sky-blue icebergs, the area is regarded as a hiker’s paradise and you are encouraged to put on your boots and challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the island. We guarantee the views from the top will be worth the hike!
Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning
The next stop on our Greenland adventure will be Itoqqortoormiit, East Greenland’s most northerly community. Itoqqortoormiit boasts a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles and your time here will be spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. We encourage you to support the local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts to take home as souvenirs.
With clear skies you will have a great opportunity to see the northern lights here and later in the afternoon you will cross Hall Bredning, part of Scoresby Sund, sailing by huge icebergs that are larger than football fields and taller than buildings!
Frederiksdal and Sydkapp
As we continue to sail deeper into Scoresby Sund the landscape you will experience unforgettable scenery, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of monumental icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception. As we approach Sydkap we will reach an ancient Thule settlement before turning homewards back to Constable Point.
Upon arrival back at Constable Point you will disembark and board your charter flight back to Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland. Overnight stay in a comfortable Reykjavik hotel.
You can choose to extend your stay in Reykjavik to experience more of this unique city, or head to the airport for onward or return travel.
What Our Customers
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We have just returned from our Spitsbergen trip with Wildfoot and had to tell you what an amazing time we had! We saw 6 polar bears including a mother with 2 cubs as well as whales, walruses and lots of birds. The ship (Expedition) was really comfortable and the guides were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.
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We had always wanted to see the Arctic and travelling all the way from Australia needed lots of information. After getting nowhere, we came across Wildfoot and found people who knew what they were talking about! Sara and John were so helpful and made the process easy, suggesting Iceland Greenland and Spitsbergen. This was perfect for us – amazing scenery and lots of wildlife, especially the polar bears in Spitsbergen. Thanks for everything. Ps, the ship was great too!
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Standing on the North Pole has been an ambition of mine since childhood and now I have done it! Thank you for making the process so easy - seeing polar bears and whales too was a real bonus.
The Sea Spirit expedition was excellent and the team organising it all were extremely good. 10 out of 10. Everything went very smoothly. The Iceland extension worked perfectly, all the organisation, connections etc. were excellent
The cruise was beyond my expectations. Got to see everything the captain wanted, even a polar bear mother with three cubs. Coal Miners Cabins were smashing. I did loads of birding and exploring over three days. All the people were great from the expedition leaders down to the passengers. So glad to have achieved my ambition of some 50 years standing and got amongst the ice of the Arctic, walked amongst it’s islands and witnessed the antics of its wonderful wildlife. What’s next??? I’ll need to speak with Sara again.
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Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help in arranging our recent trip to Svalbard. Everything ran smoothly and the trip was a great success. Unfortunately I had to flew back a few days early and missed out on Isfjord Radio, which the rest of the team said was a brilliant place with amazing food, still the Basecamp Hotel and Nordenskiold Lodge were pretty amazing places, so I’m not complaining!
Writing back to tell you that the trip to the Arctic was all that it promised and more. It was a great wild-life sightseeing opportunity and the staff were really good.I had an excellent trip and have thousands of photos to go through.
I had an absolutely fabulous time won the Sergey Vavilov, it is an excellent ship. Sara was indeed right in her recommendation that they would be the most likely to push north into the ice to find the polar bears. We even circumnavigated Spitsbergen which was awesome and not o n the itinerary.It is such a wonderful way to take a trip when you are on your own – so if any of your potential single clients are unsure, definitely recommend it – I didn’t feel alone from the moment I stepped on board. I will be at the Birdfair next weekend and so will catch up with whoever is there – regarding this trip, and potentially my next!
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful cruise in the Russian Far East. The landscape and destination were inspiring, we had some excellent wildlife sightings (sea otter, grey whale, Steller's sea eagle, snowy owl and Arctic fox were all firsts for me), and the Heritage team were superb. Rough seas forced a few changes to the itinerary but we also had some fabulous weather. All in all, a thrilling travel experience.Thanks once again for all your efforts
I thought you might like to know that this was an excellent holiday. Our guide, Brad, was absolutely wonderful, his enthusiasm and knowledge made the holiday even better. All in all the whole trip was excellent and we saw lots of bears, 24 on the first day. Fewer on the second and third days but still plenty, as well as arctic foxes,silver foxes and snowy owls. Even on the last day near the town we saw a bear on rocks by the beach.
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