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Outline itinerary

Day 1Akureyri
Day 2Op zee
Day 3Volquart Boons kust
Day 4Kaap Hofmann Halvø
Day 5Sydkap
Day 6Ittoqqortoormiit
Day 7Op zee
Day 8Akureyri

Included

All accommodation on board, all meals including coffee, thee and snacks, all landings and zodiacexcrusions and the use of gumboots

Not included

Flight, (alcoholic) beverages, tips and personal expenses

Price

Quadruple
EUR 3700,-

Triple
EUR 4600,-

Twin deluxe
EUR 6100,-

Twin Porthole
EUR 5300,-

Twin Window
EUR 5700,-

Superior
EUR 6900,-

Tour leader

Engelstalige expeditieleider

English and German speaking expedition leader

Number of participants

Minimum 1, no maximum if spaces available

Accommodation

diverse huttypes met eigen toilet en badkamer

Difficulty level of the tour

An average level of fitness is required regarding the boarding and disembarking of the zodiacs. Moderate hikes on land

Climate

Please be aware of low temperatures which in combination with wind result in low temperatures. Polar clothing is recommended.

East-Greenland-Scoresby Sound-Northern Lights

Duration:9 days
Departure:17-09-2019
Price: from EUR 3700,-
Tour leader:Engelstalige expeditieleider
Code: C1940

A 7 night voyage starting in Akureyri (Iceland) sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland and ending in Iceland again. 

 
Day 1: We embark our vessel on Akureyri and set sail in the evening
Transfer by bus from Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Adalstraeti 16 in Reykjavik in the morning to the ship in Akureyri, where we arrive in the afternoon after six hours drive through North Iceland. In the early evening we leave Iceland and sail north towards the Denmark Strait.


Day 2: At sea, spotting various birds, when sailing north through the Denmark Strait
At sea, sailing north through the Denmark Strait. We are almost certain to see Fulmar, Kittiwake, Gannet and rafts of Common Guillemot. We cross the Arctic Circle and continue north, perhaps seeing whales. In the evening we will spot our first icebergs appear as we approach the east coast of Greenland near Kap Brewster.

Day 3: Sailing along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast.
In the morning we sail along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. Here we may organise a zodiac cruise along one of the glacier fronts of this coast, and have our first landing near a glacier, like Måne Glacier or in Vikingebugt. Later we land on Danmarks Ø where there are the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. The circular ‘tent rings’ of stones indicate the summer houses, while the winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well preserved, allowing entrances and even bear-proof meat caches to be identified. There are also grave sites. In the evening we continue our sailing through the beautiful fjords to the west, choked with icebergs.

Day 4: We land at Cape Hofmann Halvø
We go ashore at C. Hofman Halvø, a reliable spot for viewing Musk Oxen. We may also spot Rock Ptarmigan and at sea Great Northern Diver. The landscape here is particularly beautiful, especially during autumn when the Dwarf Willow and Dwarf Birch change colour. Arctic Blueberry and Crowberry add their own colourful touch - the berries are tasty too! In the evening we sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land enjoying the contrast between the warm autumnal colours of the vegetation on shore, backed by huge dark mountains, and the cold blue of the icebergs.

Day 5: On our way to Sydkap
We encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high and more than a kilometre in length on our way to Sydkap in Scoresby Land in the morning. Most of the icebergs are grounded as the fjord is only about 400 m deep here. We land near Sydkap to view the remains of the Thule culture winter houses. As many as 20 people lived in these tiny houses, hunting Greenland Whale and using their vertebrae to build the houses.

Day 6: Ittoqqortoormiit
In the morning we land at a lagoon at the south coast of Jameson Land, an area with waders and geese collecting for the autumn migration. The landscape here is gently undulating. Musk Oxen and Collared Lemming - survive on the meagre vegetation. In the afternoon we visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the biggest settlement near Scoresbysund with about 400 inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just wander around to see the sledge dogs and the drying skins of seals, Musk Oxen and Polar Bear.

Day 7: We spend the day at sea where at night we may see the Aurora Borealis.
The whole day at sea offers excellent opportunities to see large whales and seabird migration and, at night the Aurora borealis (Northern Lights).

Day 8: It's the end of our trip. We disembark in Akureyri
Arrive at Akureyri, and transfer by chartered bus to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Adalstraeti 16 in Reykjavik (6 hours).







 

 

Note: itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

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