East Greenland & Iceland Northern Lights 12 daysAboard: Sea Spirit
Rarely visited and remote, East Greenland is a spectacular scenic landscape with soaring cliffs and calving glaciers. The world's longest fjord, Scoresbysund is here, waiting for you to explore and marvel at its grandeur. On this voyage, we also enjoy some of the beautiful scenery of North West Iceland and, at this time of the year, hope to see the Northern Lights bouncing in the night skies.
Various departures available, with 11 day itineraries and 12 day itineraries. Please enquire for full rates and dates.
- Spectacular Scoresby Sund
- Scenic Icelandic coast
- Northern Lights
- Whales and other marine mammals
- Inuit culture
- Photo workshops
- Kayaking options available (fees may apply)
- One night's hotel pre-voyage in Reykjavik
- Group transfers to and from ship
- Full board accommodation on ship
- All zodiac landings and excursions
- Programme of lectures by expert guides
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
- All port fees
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Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to your included hotel. Take time this afternoon and tomorrow morning to explore this fascinating city with its shops, impressive cathedral, galleries and thermal baths.
Reykjavik - Embark
In the afternoon it’s time to join your transfer to the port and board the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Settle in to your cabin and explore the ship’s excellent facilities as your crew slip the moorings and sail out of the harbour into the bay of Faxaflói, where you may enjoy the first whale sightings of your expedition.
Leaving Iceland behind your expedition ship will sail cross the Denmark Strait towards the stunning landscapes of Eastern Greenland, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. Keep an eye out on deck for the likely whale sightings and as night falls there are excellent chances of getting your first glimpse of the famous Northern Lights.
Scoresby Sund and East Greenland
Scoresby Sund is the world's longest and most visually stunning fjord system and contains some of the Arctic region's most impressive scenery with deep, narrow channels and icy peaks, where icebergs calve off glaciers and drift in the waters towards the sea. Our explorations here will reward in unforgettable scenery and incomparable photo opportunities. As we explore through this breathtaking area you can enjoy thrilling Zodiac cruises, land visits and hiking opportunities, with good chances of regular encounters with the area’s intriguing wildlife including myriad birds, seals, narwhals, walrus and maybe even some Polar bear sightings. In this region there are also fields of tundra where we hope to spot musk oxen and Arctic hare, and we will also hope to visit some ancient Thule archaeological sites, old trappers' huts and modern Inuit hunters' cabins.
We plan to visit the modern Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit, the only permanent settlement in the region for an opportunity to mix with the locals and get an insight into their lifestyles.
Your days in Greenland will be filled with exciting Zodiac and land excursions as well as the opportunity to join a kayaking tour through the icy waters of these unique and remarkable lands. Each night brings new possibilities for incredible displays of Aurora Borealis — the Northern Lights. This is the perfect time of year and one of the best places in the world to experience this enthralling phenomenon.
After a fantastic time in Scoresby Sund your expedition ship will set course back across the Denmark Strait towards Iceland. Spend time on the panoramic decks looking out for the seabirds following the ship and even more whale sightings. Nightfall may bring another opportunity to enjoy the Northern Lights.
Before the end of your exciting expedition there is time for one last stop as we explore the rare beauty of the Westfjords, Iceland’s hidden gem. Assessing the sailing conditions, your expedition crew will choose the best course for the day, giving the best opportunities to discover breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs, and tiny fishing villages embracing traditional ways of life.
Arrival back into Reykjavík signals the end of our journey and after breakfast it will be time to say farewell. A transfer will be provided to the international airport or to a downtown location should you wish to extend your stay here to experience more of this beautiful city. From Reykjavík the entire country is accessible through day tours or longer journeys by rental car. The options for additional adventures are endless!
A view from Above
Sea Spirit is a high-quality purpose-built Antarctica expedition ship with en-suite accommodation for up to 114 passengers. Recently refurbished, all suites and cabins have windows, satellite phone access, flat-screen TV and DVD player and king size or twin beds and a number also have private balconies. There is a passenger lift, spacious dining room, lounge, Polar library, bar, shop, gym and hot tub. The ship has plenty of open deck space and an open bridge policy. A 10mb communications access card is included in every voyage.
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