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Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland

Cruises to Iceland Greenland

  • National Geographic Endurance
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 126 Capacity
  • 13 Days
  • 2020 View Departure>
    • 2020
    • Sep 18 Fri
  • Price from
  • $12,520
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Summary : Discover the wild west coast of Iceland with its towering bird cliffs, meadows carpeted in wildflowers, quiet coves, and majestic waterfalls. Explore the largest national park in the world, Northeast Greenland National Park, and search for polar bears, musk oxen, whales and more. Sail into Scoresbysund, ice permitting, the world’s largest and longest fjord system and home to a remote Inuit community. Learn how to capture Northern Lights displays, conditions permitting, withy our National Geographic photographer by your side.

NOTE: This is ship is currently being built and all details are subject to change.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Dedicated Solo Cabins, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
Fly overnight to Reykjavik, Iceland

Depart on an overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Day 2
Reykjavik, Iceland / Embark

Arrive in Reykjavik and explore its Old Town, including Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral and the National Museum with its Viking treasures. Embark National Geographic Endurance.

Day 3
Latrabjarg / Flatey Island, Iceland

Explore Iceland’s wild western frontier. See the immense Látrabjarg cliffs, with a huge population of razorbills. Visit charming Flatey Island, a trading post for centuries, for walks around the 19th-century hamlet. Zodiac cruise the coast and see where Erik the Red sailed from in the year 982 A.D. bound for Greenland.

Day 4
Exploring the Westfjords

Just south of the Arctic Circle, the Westfjords region is a remote area backed by majestic cliffs. Hike with the ship's botanist or birder through a wildflower-filled meadow, kayak quiet coves, or hop aboard a Zodiac. Join a photo hike with the National Geographic photographer and soak up the legendary scenery.

Day 5
Crossing the Denmark Strait

Cross the Denmark Strait, where the cold east Greenland current carries the ice south. Enjoy presentations and searching for seabirds including fulmars, kittiwakes, and terns—and possibly seals and humpback whales. The ship's crew will be on the lookout for northern lights displays at this time of year.

Day 6 – 12
Exploring Scoresbysund and NE Greenland

Roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland, the Greenland ice sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world. Weather and ice will dictate the exact route, but expect to explore well north of Scoresbysund, in the largest national park in the world—Northeast Greenland National Park. Being the end of summer, the ice will have retreated as far as it ever does, allowing us to explore the fjords, bays, nooks and crannies of this stunning coastline. The hope is to see the iconic Arctic wildlife: polar bears, seals and whales. And the northern lights will be on show, conditions permitting. Set a course for Scoresbysund, the largest and longest fjord system on earth, with an Inuit village at its entrance.

Day 13
Reykjavik / Disembark / Home

Disembark in Reykjavik and soak in the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal waters before transferring to the airport for flights home.

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

NOTE: This is ship is currently being built and all details are subject to change.

Travel Insurance:
ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Included:
Transfers between airport and ship if booked on group flights; shipboard accommodations; kayaking; certified photo instructor; video chronicle of your trip; parka; all meals onboard ship; alcoholic beverages (except premium brands) onboard ship; soft drinks onboard ship; crew gratuities. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; premium alcoholic beverages; visa and passport expenses; baggage/accident/travel protection plan; items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa, and Internet.

Photos ©: Ralph Lee Hopkins (whale, Blue Lagoon, birds), Sven-Olof Lindblad, Michael S Nolan (Zodiac, flowers)

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