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August 16 - August 29

East Greenland

Experience vibrant arctic wildlife, rich Inuit culture, and explore the inlets of Scoresby Sund, the world's largest fjord system.

$8,395
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Wonders of the North

East Greenland is a primordial place ruled by ancient ice, soaring mountains, and the world’s most colorful sky. Here, the midnight sun basks the iceberg-choked fjords in an elemental glow, shining down on Greenland’s timeless landscape just as it was a thousand years ago. This is a unique culture seeded in myths and legends, where the spirit of adventure lives.


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Connect with a Rich Culture

Meet the locals in the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for an intimate glimpse at East Greenland’s unique culture and tradition of living off the land.

 

Explore a Wild Land

Active explorers can hike across the mountaintops of Northeast Greenland National Park and watch herds of grazing muskoxen on the horizon.

 

To be able to go in person, up close, to the Arctic—to what has been a very difficult part of the world to explore… I think it’s important as the climate is changing, technology changes and our access to places evolves and changes over time.

Colonel Chris Hadfield
Astronaut

 

East Greenland is pure wilderness at its finest: the untouched Arctic as it has always been

Day-by-Day

Expedition in Brief

  • Experience Greenland’s vast tundra and majestic landscape.
  • Explore the world’s largest fjord system in a Zodiac or kayak.
  • Visit Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest and most remote national park on the planet.
  • Catch sightings of iconic arctic wildlife like muskoxen and whales.
  • Visit a local community and immerse yourself in East Greenland’s unique culture

Day 1

Reykjavík, Iceland

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in the modern city of Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city.

Day 2

Akureyri, Iceland

You’ll fly from Reykjavík to the northern Iceland town of Akureyri to begin your expedition to Greenland. As you sail out to sea, your first wildlife sightings will be seabirds above and whales below.

Day 3

At Sea

Sail through the Denmark Strait en route to mysterious Greenland. Your Expedition Team will keep you informed and entertained with presentations about Greenland’s wildlife, history and geography.

Day 4 to 7

Northeast Greenland National Park

Fjords and colorful tundra punctuate the scenery of Northeast Greenland National Park, where arctic fox and muskoxen roam free. Your days will be spent exploring and learning about the unique history and geology of Greenland.

Day 8 to 11

Scorsbysund Fjord

Arriving at Scoresbysund, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the largest, longest and—some say—most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Day 12 and 13

At Sea

Our journey back to Iceland has us re-crossing the Denmark Strait, allowing a couple of days for whale watching. During our crossing, you may see white-beaked dolphins and humpback, minke and blue whales. Birders will enjoy spotting kittiwakes, gannets, guillemots, fulmars and razorbills.

Day 14

Akureyri, Iceland

Your Greenland adventure comes to an end as you enter port in Akureyri and board your flight to Reykjavik. We provide a transfer to downtown Reykjavik. If you have time, it’s worth sticking around to explore this great city.