Explore Scoresby Sund and Northeast Greenland National Park on this magical Arctic voyage
In the island-dotted bays of eastern Greenland, adventure reaches glacial proportions. Embarking in Reykjavic, Iceland, head north across the Arctic Circle into the fjords of Northeast Greenland National Park. Get active on hikes across colourful tundra – on the lookout for grazing muskoxen and Arctic foxes – or simply relax on deck and enjoy the views. Next, it’s on to Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system and a great place to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis. Catch a glimpse of rare seabirds, scoot past bobbing icebergs in a Zodiac and visit the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit. This is pure wilderness at its best: the untouched Arctic as it was hundreds, even thousands of years ago.
Travel to some of the Arctic’s best locations to see the Aurora Borealis
Explore the Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest – and most beautiful – fjord system, as well as the most remote national park on the planet
Get close to wildlife such as whales, muskoxen and seabirds on regular Zodiac trips
Experience a vast array of Polar landscapes on cruises through iceberg-choked waters and hikes across colourful tundras
Visit the remote community of Ittoqqortoormiit, where you can mingle with the Inuit locals and learn about their way of life. This is also a great place to catch a northern lights display
Optional activities such as sea kayaking take your adventure to the next level, but book early, as these sell out fast
As you’d expect, temperatures in the Arctic are very cold. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.
Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.
The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area.
On this itinerary, you'll be travelling aboard the Sea Adventurer.
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
Kayaking is available to book on all Arctic voyages except on Icebreakers. Kayaking must be booked prior to departure and incurs an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. Some previous, recent experience is essential. Snowshoeing and hiking is also offered on some itineraries. These activities are at no additional cost and do not need to be pre-booked. See the itinerary for Adventure options available on this voyage.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.
Strict luggage limits apply. Please see Trip Notes (What to Take) for more information.