East Greenland is one of the most isolated regions in the world. Along the more than 20.000 kilometres of coastline you’ll only encounter two towns and 5 small settlements, inhabited by no more than 3,500 people. There is a natural reason for this very sparse settlement: East Greenland is situated between the polar sea ice and the Greenlandic Icecap, and is only accessible with supply ships either 2 or 6 months a year depending on location. An awesome wilderness of more than 1,457,000 km², including the world’s largest national park. (www.eastgreenland.com)
Length of Travel: 8-13 Days
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Embarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Day 2: Explore the Icelandic coast.
Day 3: Sail to Greenland.
Day 4-8: Explore Scoresbysund fjord in Greenland.
Day 9: Return to Iceland.
Day 10: Explore Iceland.
Day 11: Disembarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland.
* Special Notes
The itinerary varies in length from 10-13 days. Some involve flights in one or both directions to/from Iceland.
Embarkation day in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. You will board your ship and set sail towards Greenland.
You will have the opportunity to explore the scenery and towns of western Iceland. In the evening, your ship will begin the journey across the Denmark Strait.
Your ship will continue to venture north towards Greenland. There will be plenty of onboard lectures and presentations to keep you entertained.
During the next several days you will experience all that the world’s largest fjord system, Scoresbysund, has to offer. You will certainly see icebergs, glaciers, and majestic cliffs. It is a photographer’s paradise with interesting rock formations and intense colors. With luck on your side, you might snag a sighting of the musk ox and arctic hare. You will also see some ancient Thule settlements and visit the isolated town of Ittoqqortoormiit. A Zodiac vessel will allow you to come to shore and set foot in this amazing scenery.
Sail south across the Denmark Strait. Continue to enjoy lectures as you watch for whales.
Explore a typical Icelandic village. Your final expedition day will be full of birds and whales as well.
Your adventure ends back in Reykjavik. You will disembark your ship and say goodbye to your fellow travelers.