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Itinerary Summary

9 Days
AUG 2023
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
9 Days £12295 AUG 2023 Greenland Small Group Safari
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Greenland East Coast Wilderness Expedition

Sail alongside some of the Arctic's most colossal icebergs and through the calm waters of Turner Sound and Rømer Fjord. Cruise these waters in zodiacs to the foot of vertiginous cliffs at Viking Bay and unearth the history of long-abandoned Inuit settlements for incredible discoveries of arctic lifestyles. Hike through the valleys, over the fjords, in search of Arctic fox, polar bears, reindeer, and muskox. Encompass the spirit of adventure as you traverse the red rocky slopes of Røde Ø, the red island, formed from beautiful red sandstone, a great contrast to the vast blue and white icebergs which float silently below.


Your exact itinerary will depend on weather conditions, but we hope to explore Scoresby Sund, the largest fjord system in the world, paying a visit to the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Visit the Bjorne Islands, also known as the Bear Islands, which remain uninhabited with occasional sights of majestic polar bears
  • Enjoy thrilling Zodiac cruises to the largest glaciers in the world
  • Trek along the red slopes of Røde Ø, the red island, and relinquish in unfathomable natural beauty
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest inhabited village in Scoresby Sund and learn about the arctic lifestyle

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An 9-day small-group safari exploring and photographing the wild east coast of Greenland


Stay onboard one of the Arctic’s most elegant small ships, Polarfront, offering a feeling of luxury and style. With an on deck sauna and hot tub, spacious cabins and a large guest lounge and dining room, Polarfront is a large, stable vessel that offers cruise ship comfort with the benefit of travelling with just 12 guests.

Small in size, Polarfront can easily weave its way through the fjords, uncovering well-kept secrets of East Greenland not typically explored. Her design lends itself to navigating through the ice, while her previous life as a weather ship left her with an advanced stabilisation system; unusual in a ship of this size. Two Mark V Zodiacs on-board offer polar explorers versatility and space for off-ship excursions.

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Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Constable Pynt

Fly to Constable Pynt in Greenland and board our ship, MV Polarfront. By flying in we avoid spending a few potentially uncomfortable days at sea and can start exploring right away.

Days 2-8

At Sea - Sailing in East Greenland

Our small expedition ship gives us the flexibility to explore anywhere in the region. We have no set itinerary and a vast area to explore. This is not a typical tourist destination and we are unlikely to encounter other ships as we explore. Locations we may visit include Rode (Red) fjord, characterised by its red cliffs and startling iceberg graveyard. We’ll also stop regularly for hikes across the tundra, seeking out Arctic wildlife such as muskox and Arctic hare. There is also the possibility to see polar bears in this part of Greenland. As night falls, we will be in an excellent location to see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky.

Day 9

Depart Constable Pynt

Flying back to Iceland to maximise our time exploring the fjords, we depart from Constable Pynt for a return flight to Reykjavík, Iceland.




This is a small group expedition perfect for exploring the rugged coast of Greenland and ensuring your proximity to wildlife-rich areas of interest. 

The price of the expedition includes 8 nights onboard Polarfront, charter flights to/from Iceland and Greenland, all meals onboard, services of the guiding team, and all excursions and activities in Greenland. 

The exact route depends on ice and weather conditions. The places mentioned above are just examples of some of the many sites this area has to offer. Flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!


August 27, 2023 - September 4, 2023

Polarfront Suites - £12,295 / $16,355 USD per person
Deluxe Suites - £12,695 / $16,885 USD per person
Grande Suites - £13,395 / $17,815 USD per person
Owner’s Suite - £14,295 / $19015 USD per person

Trip date Duration
Aug 27 - Sep 04 2023 9 Days

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