East Greenland cruise 2021



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. 10 nights and 11 days in East Greenland onboard this ship will be unforgettable.

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 MV Balto in Tasiilaq, Greenland.

Dates: September 09 - 19 2021
Duration: 10 nights
Embark: Tasiilaq, East Greenland, Sept 09  16:00
Disembark: Tasiilaq, East Greenland, Sept 19  09:00

Superior double cabin, private facilities,2 spots available
NOK 92 500,- pr. pax

Doble cabins, private facilities,6 spots available
NOK 85 500,- pr. pax

Single cabins, private facilities,2 spots available
NOK  92 500,- 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.

Ship: MV Balto


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 Tasiilaq in South East Greenland. We recommend you to arrive at least one day and night in advance.

Day 1-3 We sail towards the north along the East Greenland coastline onboard the small icebreaker MV Balto.

The East coast of Greenland is a rugged wilderness. Outside Tasilaq, only few hundred Tunumiit Inuit scattered among small villages and settlements, inhabit its long striking coastline. Here mountains are high and steep... The stretch of coast between Angmagssalik (Tasilaq) and Scoresby Sound is considered one of the most challenging in Greenland. The MV Balto and its crew has charted and explored this remote area and its glacial troughs on scientific expeditions since 2011.

Day 4-7 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.  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.

We shall cruise Scorsby Sound, the vast ice filled Sermilik fjord, the sounds and channels between the villages of Tiniteqilaq, Kummiut and Sermiligaq, and spend nights in spectacular, remote anchorages. Here mountains rise verticaly from the sea and large glaciers feed magnificent parade of icebergs to the East Greenland current on the way South.

As this trip is largely just magnificent nature, it is bit hard to write specifics. We’ve seen orca pods hunting hooded seal colonies on ice from North, in the past twice, Bears. Many whales. Musk oxen is common to see and we do breathtaking anchorages and hikes.

Day 8-11 Sailing back to Tasiilaq and doing some stops wherever we find something of interest. Leaving the ship after breakfast and prepare the travel home the last day.

Greenland cruise gallery

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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 Kulusuk and the ship.

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.

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