Will we see polar bears in Greenland?
Possibly. Polar bears can be seen in this area but typically at this time of year most of the bears are located further north, hunting on the pack ice so polar bears sightings are lower than in Svalbard.
What wildlife will we see?
As with all wildlife encounters nothing can be guaranteed but typically we would hope to find 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. There are only a few hours of darkness and sightings will depend on 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 east Greenland fjords.