GREENLAND CRUISE 2020
Nature in the High Arctic constantly changes. East Greenland is the place where huge icebergs are born, every day is different, and every season is different. Arctic Wildlife Tours guides this Greenland cruise adventure and photography expedition to the biggest fjord system in the world, Scoresby sund, in East Greenland. We are going for an experience of the great landscapes and some of the biggest icebergs in the world on this Greenland cruise.
Encounter extreme arctic landscapes and wildlife in one of the most remote places in the world. The Scoresby Sund on Greenland’s east coast is the largest fjord system in the world, and the focus of our new photographic sailing expedition. This extensive fjord system flowing from the Greenland Ice Cap is home to some of the most scenically spectacular landscapes anywhere. This fjord system is ice covered for nine months of the year. There is only a narrow window of time when the sound is open to exploration by boat, few photographers make it to this remarkable and remote area which is truly of the last great wilderness destinations on our Earth. During the time of our sailing the Scoresby sund is packed with icebergs and water that can often be mirror smooth with superb reflections especially around sunrise and sunset. In Autumn the east Greenland tundra is time for the vibrant colours of dwarf willow, birch, blueberry and the very last alpine flowers. This is a fabulous a photographic adventure in Greenland, truly the trip of a lifetime.
We start and finish this expedition onboard the MS Freya in the northernmost city of Iceland, Akureyri. We advice all to fly to Reykjavík first and and then to Akureyri by bus or car which we organise.
Wondering what to expect? Please get in touch for more information and to talk about what you can expect. Email our travel leader and experienced Greenland guide Jens Wikström at [email protected] for more information.
Dates: September 09 - 19 2020
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Akureyri, Iceland, Sept 09 16:00
Disembark: Akureyri Iceland, Sept 19 09:00
Superior double cabin, private facilities,0 spots available
NOK 87 500,- pr. pax
Single cabins, private facilities,4 spots available
NOK 85 000,- pr. pax
Regular double cabins, private facilities,6 spots available
NOK 79 500,- pr. pax
Available spots might not be updated at all times. Please ask for update on how many cabins that still are available and which type of cabins by sending us an inquiry.
This is a very rare opportunity to see and experience the remote areas of East Greenland during one of the most spectacular times of the year. Very few will ever have the opportunity to venture to this side of Greenland. This is a trip for you who are looking to capture one of the most remote parts of the world and it impressive scenery. During our expedition we explore Scoresby Sound and its fjordarms. The light during this time of the year is spectacular and offers unique opportunities to capture the arctic landscapes. We have chosen the dates for this trip based on the fact that this is where the sun will be coloring Greenlands icebergs and landscape with golden light.
We do not expect to see wildlife as polar bears so much. In these areas they are more rare to see and shy, but they are possible to bump into. More common wildlife to see is muskox, arctic fox and maybe snow hare.
Estimated travel route during this photo tour
Day 0 Arrival in Reykjavik, Iceland. We recommend you to arrive at least one day and night in advance.
Day 1-2 On day one we take a chartered bus from Reykjavik across Icelands wild landscape to arrive in Akureyri in the north in the efternoon. We embark onboard MS Freya and sail for Scoresby Sound. This is a 30 hour passage across the Greenland Sea and a good opportunity to search for whales such as Humpbacks, Minke and Sperm whales. Soon we encounter the first of many impressive Icebergs and the adventure has begun.
Day 3-9 We explore one of the worlds wildest and most beautiful areas in the fjord systems of Scoresby sund. This is an expedition and our route will be determined by wind, weather, ice and the wildlife. Patience and flexibility are the keys to a successful trip and our guides will work hard to give you an unforgettable journey on this Greenland cruise. We are not allowed to make any stop on the remote settlement ittoqqortoormiit in the mouth of Scoresby Sound because of the cover-19 restrictions on this particular tour. We are not allowed to be in contact with the local people. There are a number of very interesting places in Scoresby Sound, some where chances of seeing Muskox are good. We are planning landings, zodiac cruises between the ice bergs and much more. We are searching for the best light and landscape conditions together with the possibilities for going hiking and seeing some of the wildlife there.
Day 10-11 Sailing back to Akureyri in Iceland on day 10 and arriving the harbour during the night the last day. Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home. The journey ends in Akureyri. You could book a flight from Akureyri to reykjavik for connecting flights home or maybe rent a car and drive back to Reykjavik the same way we came.
Greenland cruise gallery
Booking Inquiry for East Greenland cruise
PS! The covid-19 situation is something most of our customers are asking about. How will Arctic Wildlife Tours handle this? We are a member of the RGF which guarantee all customers the money back in case of bankruptcy. About the covid-19 we will keep all payments in our bank accounts and all payments will promptly be refunded in case of a new serious covid situation. Onboard we follow the health guidelines to prevent any covid-sick people to board the ship and to keep social distancing onboard. All customers will be tested for covid-19 when entering Iceland.
Registration: You register by sending in the booking forms we send you upon your request and submitting full payment. This inquiry is not a binding booking.
Please send your tour reservation from the Booking page and we will send you the booking form on email. Send in the completed reservation/booking form together with the payment and your booking will be confirmed. A expedition fee of NOK 450 will be added on your payment.