Northeast Greenland Solar Eclipse Special

Northeast Greenland Solar Eclipse Special

Prices From £6,903pp
2 AUG, 2026 | Up to 13 nights

Northeast Greenland Solar Eclipse Special

Aboard: M/V Hondius

Prepare for the ultimate Arctic experience as you witness a Total Solar Eclipse from the heart of Scoresby Sund, the world’s longest fjord and one of the most remote places on earth. Positioned right in the centre of the eclipse’s path of totality, witnessing this natural phenomenon is sure to rank as one of the most unforgettable moments in a lifetime. Although the goal of the expedition will be to witness the eclipse, there are 12 more days of adventure to savour, with a memorable exploration of Northeast Greenland and Northwest Svalbard bringing you up close to incredible landscapes and iconic wildlife. What’s more, on this unique expedition you will have the chance to join a number of extended hikes, designed for adventurers looking to immerse themselves as mush as possible in Greenland’s enchanting remote wilderness.

Highlights

  • Witness the Total Solar Eclipse in the heart of Scoresby Sund, the world’s longest fjord!
  • Explore around enchanting Northeast Greenland, discovering unforgettable landscapes and wildlife including musk oxen, Arctic hares and foxes, and marine mammals
  • Enjoy a brief exploration of Northwest Svalbard, sailing into spectacular Raudfjorden watching for polar bears, seals and abundant birdlife
  • Visit remote Greenlandic settlements and learn about the way of life this far north
  • Participate in special extended hikes designed to fully immerse you in this incredibly remote wilderness

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board with all meals, snacks and hot drinks
  • All zodiac excursions and landings with expert guides
  • Programme of expert lectures by noted naturalists
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.

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All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable

Longyearbyen - Embark
1Day

Longyearbyen - Embark

Your expedition begins in Longyearbyen, the administrative capital of Svalbard, where having arrived independently to this unique and surprisingly vibrant Arctic town, you will make your way to the port to board your expedition vessel. As you settle into your comfortable cabin and familiarise yourself with the ship, you may wish to make your way to deck to soak up the scenery and look out for whale sightings as we sail out of Isfjorden in the evening.

You may wish to arrive in Longyearbyen a day or two ahead of your trip to explore some of this enchanting town. We will be happy to help arrange this for you.

Northwest Svalbard
2Day

Northwest Svalbard

Our first adventure will see us enjoy a brief exploration of Northwest Svalbard, where we will hope to reach Sabinehaugen on Indre Norskøya to learn about the Irish scientist, soldier, and explorer Edward Sabine who famously had an observatory here. We will then sail into Raudfjorden to discover an expansive fjord filled with glistening glaciers and search for the wildlife that is often spotted here including polar bears, seals and thriving seabird colonies.

At Sea to East Greenland
3 - 4Days

At Sea to East Greenland

The next two days will be spent at sea sailing through the pack ice towards Northeast Greenland. As we sail, you can enjoy spending time on deck spotting seabirds and marine mammals, relax and enjoy the ship’s many facilities or join some of the lectures and presentations delivered by naturalist experts and focusing on the geology, wildlife, culture and history of Greenland.

Northeast Greenland
5Day

Northeast Greenland

Upon arrival in the Northeast Greenland area, we will hope to sail through the sea ice into Foster Bay to land at Myggebugten. Landing here we will hope to walk to an old hunters’ hut and beyond to the sprawling tundra that is populated by musk oxen and geese floating all the small lakes. Should you wish to participate, today will offer the first chance to join one of the expedition’s long hikes, and a 6-7 hour outing will see you trek from Myggbukta station, through Badlanddal and on to Fangsthytte near Kap Bennet.

In the afternoon we will get back on board to sail through the majestic Kaiser Franz Josef Fjord. This will be a special experience as we sail beneath towering mountains and around glistening icebergs.

Exploring Northeast Greenland
6 - 8Days

Exploring Northeast Greenland

Over the next three days we will continue our exploration of Northeast Greenland with visits to multiple spots including the geologically fascinating Teufelschloss (Devil’s Castle), beautiful Blomsterbugt, and on into Antarctic Sound to find the islands of Ruth, Maria, and Ella. We will then make our way to Segelsällskapets Fjord to discover its ancient sedimentary formations and hike to a small lake to seek out observations of musk oxen, Arctic hares, and ptarmigans, before venturing into Alpefjord to enjoy a Zodiac cruise around Gully Glacier and experience a definitive Greenland adventure. During these days we will also hope to spend some time in the extensive valley of Antarctic Havn spotting groups of musk oxen among the sparse vegetation sporting its vibrant autumnal colours.

Scoresby Sund
9Day

Scoresby Sund

Today we reach the largest fjord in the world, the magnificent Scoresby Sund. As we sail along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst make sure to have your cameras on hand for some excellent photo opportunities. We will also hope to take a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier fronts and visit Vikingebugt to marvel at its impressive ice formations and basalt columns. Later today we will sail around a wealth of icebergs of all shapes and sizes as we sail along the east coast of Milne Land before landing at Charcot Havn to walk to Charcot Glacier before continuing on to Bjørneøer.

Sydkap
10Day

Sydkap

Today we will get up close to some colossal icebergs (some over 100m tall and 1000m long!) as we make our way to Sydkap. Here we will hope to make land to enjoy a walk to search for Arctic hares and soak up some impressive views of the Hall Bredning fjord. Another long hike will be offered today, trekking from Sydkap to Satakajik, stopping at the remains of some Thule winter houses built with whale vertebrae along the way, and in the evening we will sail into Øfjord.

Total Solar Eclipse
11Day

Total Solar Eclipse

Today it’s time for what will likely be the highlight of our whole journey as we position the ship at midday in Øfjord at the centre of the moon shadow to witness the phenomenon of a total solar escape in one of the world's most remote and spectacular places. This is sure to be a day full of excitement as we revel in this unforgettable experience.

Ittoqqortoormiit
12Day

Ittoqqortoormiit

After the excitement of the previous day, today will see us experience some of the famous Greenlandic culture as, after a tundra landing on Liverpool Land in Hurry Inlet in the morning, we make our way to the picturesque remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit. Home to around 400 residents, Ittoqqortoormiit is a delight to explore and during our time here we will hope to meet some of the locals to learn about life this far north, and take a pleasant stroll around the town. Later in the afternoon we will get back on board to begin our sail to Iceland, past the beautiful landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.

At Sea to Iceland
13Day

At Sea to Iceland

Bidding a fond farewell to Greenland, we now make our way through the Denmark Strait towards Iceland filled with memories of what will be sure to have been an unforgettable adventure. Join the last lectures and presentations, spend some time on deck spotting seabirds and marine mammals, or simply relax with a drink and reminisce on your journey.

Akureyri - Disembark
14Day

Akureyri - Disembark

Arrival in Akureyri in Iceland signals the end of our adventure and after breakfast it will be time to disembark and bid farewell to your expedition team and newfound friends. A charter bus transfer to Reykjavik can provided on request for an additional cost. Please note: this transfer takes around 6 hours and must be booked in advance. For alternative departure arrangements, we will be happy to help you arrange.

A view from Above

All Aboard

M/V Hondius
Luxury vessel

M/V Hondius

A brand-new (2019) deluxe vessel that has been built to the very highest Polar Class for ice-strengthened vessels. The first civilian vessel in the world to receive a Polar Class 6 notation and designed to fully comply with the mandatory requirements of the Polar code, the M/V Hondius leads the way for both safe ship operation and protection of the Polar environment.

Providing deluxe accommodation for up to 170 passengers, the M/V Hondius offers one of the highest comfort experiences of all vessels which operate in the Polar Regions. The accommodation onboard is provided in numerous suites of varying sizes, from the Hondius Suite to quadruple porthole cabins, with all cabins having either a balcony, large windows or portholes. Each cabin has been custom-designed and impeccably outfitted in a stylish décor.

The M/V Hondius has been designed to offer a deluxe feel whilst still maintaining a sense of cosy camaraderie, with welcoming communal, observation and dining areas. An entire deck has been dedicated to space for lectures and presentations, and every element of the vessel has been thoroughly thought-out to provide the very best passenger experience.

The vessel features a sheltered Zodiac boarding zone making joining and returning from land-based excursions fast and easy, and has been built to exceed the latest Green requirements imposed by the International Maritime Organisation to ensure that your trip causes as little impact as possible on the areas you will visit.

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