Single Cabins Available
Greenland Express & Northern Lights 10 daysAboard: 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!
- 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
Single Cabins Available
This vessel offers single occupancy cabins, which is a perfect option for solo travellers. Travelling alone is often the best way to see the world. No responsibilities, no difficult choices and no trying to please anyone else…just you, your itinerary and your adventurous spirit!
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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.
A view from Above
The Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 and refurbished in 2006. It has a fully classified ice-strengthened hull, so is ideally suited for polar waters. There is a total of 45 cabins, all with windows and en-suite facilities. These include single, twin and triple berth cabins. Public areas include two dining rooms, observation lounge/presentation lounge, bar, library, exercise room and hospital. There is plenty of deck space for scenery and wildlife viewing. There is an open bridge policy.
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