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Scoresby Sund - Northern Lights & Activities

Scoresby Sund Northern Lights & Activities Special 9 Days

Prices From £3,657pp
September Only | 8 nights

No Supplement When Sharing

Scoresby Sund Northern Lights & Activities Special 9 Days

Aboard: MV Ortelius

FREE KAYAKING, HIKING AND PHOTO WORKSHOPS.

A fantastic voyage from Iceland to the spectacular Scoresby Sund, the world's longest fjord, and the rarely visited eastern coast of Greenland. Discover a world of enchanting scenery and diverse wildlife as you spend your days exploring by kayak, ship, Zodiac and on foot throughout this magnificent wilderness. At this time of year we also hope to witness the beautiful phenomenon of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

This basecamp voyage focuses on land and near-shore activities with minimal disturbance to local wildlife. Your ship will navigate to carefully chosen areas around Scoresby Sund, staying in fewer locations than during regular trips, so that it can serve as a comfortable hub for multiple outdoor activities. Should you not wish to participate in the activities, you can still enjoy a truly fulfilling Arctic experience with Zodiac cruises and easy-to-moderate shoreline walks that focus on wildlife.

Kayaking, hiking and photo workshops are all included as part of your package. A Polar Diving option is also available at a discounted rate. To participate in Polar Diving you must be advanced and experienced in dry suit and cold water diving.

Please note: A transfer shuttle between Reykjavik and Akureyri (embarkation & disembarkation point) is available at a cost of €105pp one-way and €180 return.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an activity-based itinerary with FREE kayaking, hiking and photo workshops!
  • Discover the spectacular Scoresby Sund on Greenland's enchanting eastern coast
  • Amazing mountain, glacier and tundra landscapes
  • Encounter whales, musk oxen and other wildlife
  • Great chances of seeing the Northern Lights!
  • Sample Inuit culture
  • Polar diving available at a discounted rate (experience required)

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board with all meals, snacks and hot drinks
  • Kayaking, hiking and photo workshops
  • All zodiac excursions and landings with expert guides
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Loan of rubber boots

No Supplement When Sharing

Solo travellers willing to share a cabin can book a berth with no single supplement.

Offer applicable when booked before 9th September 2022

/ Available on selected dates/vessels.

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Akureyri - Embark
1Day

Akureyri - Embark

Your Greenland expedition cruise will begin in Akureyri, Iceland. A bus transfer (approximately 6 hour drive) from Reykjavik city hall to Akureyri port is available at an additional cost and should be booked in advance. This transfer will take you through scenic Northern Iceland and is an enjoyable way to see a bit more of this beautiful country.

After embarking in the afternoon and settling in to your cabin and exploring your new surroundings, the ship will depart in the early evening, sailing northwards towards eastern Greenland. We recommend spending some time on deck searching for sightings of whales in the waters below and seabirds following the ship before settling down in your comfortable cabin for your first night on board.

En route to Greenland
2Day

En route to Greenland

Today will be spent on board sailing across the Denmark Strait towards eastern Greenland. As we sail you can enjoy the onboard lecture and presentation program, relax in your comfortable ship surroundings or spend some time on deck watching for the whales and migrating seabirds that are likely to be following the ship. Birds you are likely to encounter include common guillemots, fulmars, gannets and kittiwakes.

As we cross the Arctic Circle and approach the east Greenland coast, near Brewster, the first icebergs of your voyage will gradually come into sight and the excitement will build as we near these vast and intriguing lands.

Scoresby Sund
3Day

Scoresby Sund

This morning we will awake in Greenland and the spectacular iceberg graveyard of Scoresbysund, the longest and most spectacular fjord system in the world. After sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst we can board our Zodiacs for a thrilling cruise along the glacier fronts before visiting the basalt columns and ice formations of Vikingebugt. This part of Greenland offers breathtaking photo opportunities and simply needs to be seen to be believed.

After a thrilling morning we will enjoy a calmer afternoon on Danmark Island where we can take a gentle stroll across the landscape to see the remains of an Inuit settlement that was abandoned over 200 years ago. This interesting walk will allow us to closely observe these well-preserved sites and learn more about life on Greenland many years ago. Later in the evening we will re-board the ship and sail west, further into the berg-crowded fjords.

Røde Ø & Sydkap
4 - 5Days

Røde Ø & Sydkap

Another exciting day lies ahead as you enjoy a Zodiac cruise at one of the world’s most enchanting iceberg sites, Røde Ø. Your cameras will get a great workout here as you capture the unique sights of the austere blue-white icebergs sharply contrasting against the brooding red backdrop of the sediment slopes. After your adventurous Zodiac cruise it will be time to get back on board for a more relaxing cruise through the northern parts of Røde Fjord, keeping a lookout for the musk oxen grazing along the coasts.

The next day’s adventures will bring more encounters with colossal icebergs, some standing over 100 metres high, before we land at Sydkap to enjoy the excellent views Hall Bredning and good chances of seeing Arctic hares.

Ittoqqortoormiut & Turner Sound
6 - 7Days

Ittoqqortoormiut & Turner Sound

This morning we will have time to explore Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet, where we can enjoy a gentle walk along the tundra before making our way to Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in Scoresbysund. Frozen in for nine months a year and sandwiched between the largest national park and longest fjord system in the world, the setting of this tiny outpost is simply stunning. It also bears the distinction of being the remotest inhabited community in the western hemisphere. Home to approximately 500 residents, Ittoqqortoormiit is a delightfully picturesque settlement that is a joy to walk around.

The following day, we will spend our last day in Greenland exploring inland around the picturesque Turner Sound and Rømer Fjord where the relatively ice-free waters might allow for sightings of the elusive narwhals that frequent the area.

In the afternoon we will get back on board to sail past the beautiful landscapes of the Blosseville Coast and bid our fond farewells to Greenland.

At Sea
8Day

At Sea

The last day of our voyage will be spent at sea sailing across the Denmark Strait back towards Iceland. And although it may be our last day, there is still some excitement left to be had as we spend some time on deck searching for more seabirds and whale sightings. As night time approaches there will be a sense of anticipation in the air as we wait for updates on our chances of seeing the Northern Lights as we sail. We hope for good news as we make our way to deck in expectation of witnessing this beautiful natural phenomenon.



Arrival in Akureyri
9Day

Arrival in Akureyri

Your adventure ends back where it began, in the town of Akureyri, where after breakfast you will disembark to make your way homewards or onwards. A 6-hour bus transfer to Reykjavik city centre is available upon request at an additional charge. Please enquire for full details as this transfer should be booked in advance so as to avoid disappointment.

A view from Above

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MV Ortelius
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MV Ortelius

Ortelius was built as a Russian scientific survey ship with ice strengthened hull, ideal for polar sailing. She has been completely refurbished and has a selection of suites and cabins with windows or portholes and either private or shared facilities. There are twin dining rooms, lecture room, bar and observation lounge and lots of open deck space plus an open-bridge policy. Ortelius also has a helicopter landing pad and helicopter excursions are available on some itineraries.

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