East Greenland Explorer Trip Notes

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    • BQME
    • Total price tool tip
      CHF FR6,600
      ZAR R70,040
      NZD $9,120
      GBP £4,465
      EUR €5,200
      AUD $7,695
      CAD $7,410
      USD $6,995
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Original
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Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013
East Greenland Explorer
Trip code: BQME
Validity: 22 Sep 2014 to 05 Oct 2014
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StylePhysical ratingJoining point
ThemesGroup sizeFinish point
MapAccommodationWhat to take
Culture shock rating Transport
  • Original trips are classic Intrepid adventures. With a mix of included activities and free time, they offer plenty of opportunities to explore at your own pace and take part in activities that really get beneath the skin of a destination. While the occasional meal may be included, you'll have the freedom to seek out your own culinary adventures. Accommodation is generally budget or tourist class (2-3 star), but you're as likely to find yourself as a guest of a local family as staying in a hotel or camping. Transport will vary as well. Depending on the destination and the itinerary you could find yourself travelling on anything from a camel to a train or a private safari vehicle. It's all part of the adventure! Original travellers have a desire to make the most of their travel time and really get to know a place, its people and cultures.
Wildlife, Polar
East Greenland Explorer
Day 1 Reykjavik
Day 2 Akureyri
Day 3 At Sea
Days 4-7 Greenland National Park
Days 8-11 Scoresbysund Fjord
Days 12-13 At Sea
Day 14 Reykjavik
      Culture shock rating

      This is the least confronting of Intrepid's product range. English is the native language and the food, customs and access to services will be similar to home.
      Physical rating

      These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
      Group size
      Maximum of 112 travellers per group.
      13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
      Joining point
      Your Reykjavic Hotel
      Your Reykjavic Hotel
      Finish point
      What to take
      Clothing on board ship is generally informal. For outdoor wear, please bring wind and waterproof outer layers. Tight clothing is not recommended as it does not allow insulating air to be trapped.Wool, silk and some of the new synthetic fibres, like fleece, retain heat. We do not recommend clothing made of cotton. Plan to dress in layers.
      Essential Gear:
      Boots - Rubber boots are provided on a loan basis for the duration of the voyage. You do not need to bring these with you.
      Parkas - A complimentary parka will be provided on the ship.
      Pants - Waterproof pants are essential for zodiac travel as well as activities on shore. These, over a pair of warm pants, will keep you warm and dry.
      Gloves - To keep your hands warm and dry, pack a minimum of two pairs of gloves: a pair of thin polypropylene gloves to be worn underneath warm outer gloves. We strongly recommend that you bring at least one other set of gloves in case on pair gets wet or lost.
      Hat and Scarf - Pack a warm, woollen hat or cap that covers your ears, as well as a scarf, neck gaiter or other face protection. A peaked or brimmed hat helps protect against the sun but needs some kind of retainer for windy conditions.
      Socks - For maximum warmth we suggest that you wear two pairs of socks inside the rubber boots that are loaned to you. In addition, pack warm, long wool or cotton socks to be worn over a thin pair of silk or polypropylene socks. Bring several pairs.
      Outer Clothing - Pack woollen or fleece sweaters and tops, plus several turtlenecks for layering.
      Underclothing - Pack silk or polypropylene underwear since it will keep you warm without adding bulk. Many polar travellers prefer a lightweight version but this depends on your own personal thermostat.
      Day Pack - To keep your hands free for shooting photographs bring a water resistant or waterproof daypack
      Shoes - Bring shoes with non-slip soles for walking around the vessel. Slip-on sandals are not suitable for use on board ship.
      Swimsuit - There may be an opportunity for a polar plunge during the voyage so we recommend that you pack a swimsuit.
      Children - Children will be required to bring their own life jacket and rubber boots as child sizes are not provided on board.
      Please note luggage allowances on this voyage are 20 kilos checked baggage and 5 kilos hand luggage due to flight baggage restrictions.