Summary : Cruise to Northeast Greenland – one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. Voyage from Iceland, country of fire and ice, and set course for Greenland. Cross the Denmark Strait and keep an eye out for whales and sea birds. Discover the world's largest national park covering over 972,000 square kilometers of land. Sail along spectacular coast lines deep into fjords surrounded by majestic peaks and tundra covered slopes keeping an eye out for grazing musk ox. Cruise by Zodiac to explore massive icebergs and make shore landings to learn about Greenland's culture. Eight experienced guides provide excellent information throughout all phases of your expedition.
Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking
$999,999,999 to $0
Arrive in Reykjavik and check into a comfortable hotel.
Travel to Isafjordur and embark the expedition vessel. Journey towards Greenland keeping watch for whales from spacious observation decks. Knowledgeable guides provide enriching lectures on the Arctic flora, fauna, geology and history of exploration. In the spirit of expedition travel, the itinerary will depend on ice, weather and the wildlife encountered. Zodiac crafts are available for daily excursions, weather permitting.
If ice conditions permit, explore the world's largest national park, Northeast Greenland National Park, covering over 972,000 square kilometers of land. Sail into Alpe Fjorden surrounded by the Stauning Alps with peaks rising almost 3,000 meters above sea level. Narrow fjords with spectacular ancient rocks make this area a dream for even the novice geologist. Large glaciers pour into the sea, giving birth to an unexpected quantity of beautiful icebergs. Walk amongst Hare or Rype Fjord looking for musk ox, white Arctic hare and ptarmigans. Visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the only settlement in Northeast Greenland and home to some 450 Greenlanders, providing an opportunity to learn about living and surviving in this remote part of the world.
Spend the last day in Greenland exploring wild and rugged Blosseville Coast south of Scoresby Sund. Visit Rømer Fjord, a rare navigable fjord on this part of the coast.
Voyage back to Iceland watching for humpback, minke and fin whales from the vessel's observation decks. Expert guides continue to enlighten with educational presentations.
Disembark the ship and begin your journey back home.
Please, read this itinerary as a guide only; your exact route and program will vary depending on ice and weather conditions – and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to a successful expedition.
12 nights on board the Ocean Nova; 1 night at Reykjavik hotel; transfer Reykjavik – Isafjordur; all meals; an experienced Expedition Leader and knowledgeable naturalist guides/lecturers; lectures on board and on shore; all shore excursions and activities by Zodiac; a post-expedition log.
Flights to and from Reykjavik; travel and cancellation insurance; passport and visa expenses; the customary gratuity to the ship’s crew; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as bar and shop charges.