Will we see polar bears in Greenland?
We hope so! It’s tricky to predict where the bears will be as climate change each year alters their behaviour. We know of several spots in this part of Greenland where they have been seen on multiple occasions throughout the season, so we will do our best to track them down during this expedition. Our team have some of the best wildlife knowledge in the industry, so our fantastic trip offers the best possible opportunities for sightings. While encounters with the bears are sometimes not as close-up in Greenland as Svalbard, the greater the challenge, the greater the reward!
What wildlife will we see?
As with all wildlife encounters nothing can be guaranteed but typically we would hope to find polar bears, muskox, Arctic fox, Arctic hares, Atlantic walruses, collared lemmings, seals and whales. The wildlife is particularly abundant in this region.
Is there the chance to see the Northern Lights?
Yes, the Northern Lights can be seen in Greenland from August and you will be in a remote location with no light pollution. However there are only a few hours of darkness and sightings will depend on weather conditions.
Is it possible to visit West Greenland or explore more of Iceland on this trip?
Yes, we can arrange an extension before or after the trip tailored to your requirements. Please contact us for more details.
How fit do you have to be for this trip?
A reasonable level of fitness will allow you to get the most of it as there are plenty of opportunities to hike through this wild and untamed region.
What is the accommodation like?
You will stay on our small expedition ship the M/S Freya. There are only 11 passenger cabins in total, of which the majority have two lower berths and a private bathroom. As well as a fully stocked bar, dining room and new living area, guests will have the added luxury of a sauna to relax in after a long day sailing the fjords of East Greenland.