Arctic Sights and Northern Lights

Experience the best of Eastern Greenland on this adventure-filled expedition aboard the M/S Sea Spirit. Witness towering, majestic mountains, silent fjords and unfathomable ice bergs as you seek out whales, seabirds and seals with plenty of unique photographic opportunities throughout. Then, as darkness falls, look to the skies for the world's most vivid natural wonder: the Northern Lights.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
11 Days
Price
When
September
Destination
Greenland
Type
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
11 Days September Greenland Small Group Safari
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About this trip

On this trip into the heart of Greenland you'll experience once-in-a-lifetime sights: from stunningly silent fjords, dramatic peaks and incandescent ice bergs in Scoresby Sund to jagged bird-filled cliffs and tiny fishing villages in Iceland. There’s even the possibility of seeing the enchantingly ethereal Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights.

Learn from the expertise of the expedition staff who will lead you through Greenland's fascinating wildlife and changing picturesque landscapes. Spend your days sailing on the M/S Sea Spirit where whales and seabirds frequent the waters, with stops along the way to hike the Arctic tundra, photograph wildlife and visit local Inuit populations, before retiring to gaze into the endless and wide night skies for the vivid Northern lights. This trip provides a truly well rounded and unforgettable Greenland experience.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of East Greenland.
  • Navigate around massive icebergs in zodiac boats.
  • Watch for whales from the bow of the ship.
  • Photograph whales, seabirds and seals.
  • Enjoy talks from your expert expedition team.
  • Marvel at mountains reflected in the still waters of silent fjords.
  • Explore Scoresby Sund, the World’s largest fjord system.
  • Meet locals and experience traditional Inuit settlements.
  • Look to the skies for some of the world’s most vivid displays of Northern Lights.

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An 11-day expedition exploring the bays and fjords of Eastern Greenland

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrival in Reykjavik

This morning you arrive into Reykjavik. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel in Reykjavik (please note that check in will not be until the afternoon). The rest of the day is free to explore Iceland’s capital city. Home to a wealth of culture, you may choose to visit of the any museums or galleries, or head to Hallgrimskirkja Church.

Day 2

Reykjavik – Embark M/V Sea Spirit

This morning is free to spend at leisure. This afternoon, you will take a group transfer to the dock where you will embark the M/V Sea Spirit. Take some time to settle into your cabin and explore the ship as you set sail. Keep a lookout for whales and seabirds that frequent these waters!

Day 3

Denmark Strait

As you cross the Denmark Strait, heading for East Greenland, keep a lookout for the resident whales and seabirds. As you cross the arctic circle line, keep your eyes on the skies as you may start to see the Aurora Borealis. 

Days 4-8

Scoresby Sund

Scoresby Sund is the largest and longest fjord system in the world. Marked by deep fjords, narrow channels and towering peaks, you will travel into the heart of Greenland. Tidewater glaciers create huge icebergs, which will float around you as you sail. Musk ox, Arctic hares and Arctic foxes are known to been in this area, along with marine mammals and sea birds, so be sure to keep a lookout.

Your days will be spent cruising the waters and making landings onto the Arctic tundra. Enjoy hiking and gentle walks as you learn about Greenland’s history and culture. You will make a landing at East Greenland’s most northerly and only permanent settlement in the area, Ittoqqortoormiit. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the town, visit the museum and spend time interacting with the local Inuit people and learning about their way of life.

Your exact itinerary and route will be dependent on the weather and ice conditions, which your captain will expertly navigate.

Day 9

Denmark Strait

As you leave Greenland behind, you will be able to enjoy some presentations and workshops led by your expedition staff. At night, there are more possibilities to witness the aurora borealis.

Day 10

West Fjords, Iceland

Based on the weather conditions, your expedition staff will choose the most favourable places to visit in this remote location. You will witness the breath-taking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs and tiny fishing villages that Iceland calls home.

Day 11

Disembark - Depart Reykjavik

Today your adventure comes to an end as you disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport or town, depending on your onward arrangements.

Talk to one of our specialists for further details on our small group Greenland safaris.

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