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Your holiday in Greenland

Greenland Arctic Express

You’ll fly from Iceland to Greenland to discover the fjord system of Scoresby Sund, meet the people of Ittoqqortoormiit, and have the possibility of viewing some of the world’s most vivid displays of Northern Lights. This is an active cruising adventure, you’ll have the chance to trek along the tundra and at Greenland National Park, climb mountains and watch grazing musk ox and other arctic wildlife on the horizon.

What not to miss

  • Daily Zodiac excursions

  • Wildlife sightings: whales, polar bears and musk ox

  • Visiting an Inuit comunity

  • Hiking in the largest, most remote and northerly national park in the world

What’s included

  • Passionate expedition leaders

  • Geology and wildlife lectures

  • Zodiac excursions

  • Guided walking and hiking

  • Expedition parka for you to keep

  • Boots (on loan)

  • Chef prepared meals

  • Daily housekeeping service

  • On board doctor

  • Bathrobes (on loan)

Your holiday in Greenland

Greenland Arctic Express

Day 1 | Reykjavik, Iceland

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

Day 2 | Embarkation Day at Constable Point

You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Constable Point to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Day 3 | Apelfjord

You’ll cruise through breath-taking Alpefjord. Fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling icebergs, fjords and sounds in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for arctic fox and musk ox, which roam free here.

Day 4 | Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier

Multi-hued mountains surround lovely Brogetdal, which was originally called “painted valley,” and later translated to mean “multi-coloured valley.” You’ll view colourful vistas, and fascinating geology. Later, you’ll travel to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord, named after German explorer Baron Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, after his failed 1869 attempt to reach the North Pole via East Greenland.

Day 5 | Blomsterbugten and Renbugten

Blomsterbugten, the “Bay of Flowers,” is home to beautiful purple and gold coloured rocks that you’ll view from a distance, or on a hike for those who wish. Later we’ll continue to Renbugten, called “Reindeer Bay” for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight in this area.

Day 6 | Ella Oya (Ella Island)

Ella Oya is a hiker’s paradise. The area is surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs and sky-blue icebergs. Challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the island—the views are definitely worth it.

Day 7 | Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning

At the start of the sound, Itoqqortoormiit is East Greenland’s most northerly community and boasts a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles. With clear skies, you’ll have a great opportunity to see the northern lights. You can also support local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, we’ll see huge icebergs - larger than football fields, taller than apartment buildings - crossing Hall Bredning, part of Scoresby Sund.

Day 8 | Frederiksdal and Sydkap

Sailing on, deeper into Scoresby Sund you’ll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement as we approach Sydkap. The scenery here is unforgettable, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of monumental icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception.

Day 9 | Disembarkation at Constable Point

Arrive at Constable Point and disembark the ship. Sit back and enjoy your charter flight from Constable Point to Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland. Overnight in your comfortable Reykjavik hotel.

Day 10 | Depart Reykjavik

Make your own way to the airport for your return flight home, or spend some extra time in Reykjavik - you’ll be amazed at the variety of attractions and must-see places of interests Reykjavik has to offer.

Expedition Cruises | Important Reminder

Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When travelling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your holiday in Greenland

Greenland Arctic Express

Your holiday in Greenland

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel carrying just 78 passengers on our Arctic Voyages. With clean, crisp Scandinavian styling, and an ice-strengthened hull she is ideally suited for expedition travel in the Polar Regions. The Ocean Nova features comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, there is a spacious dining room, a bar, a super library and an infirmary.

Ship Specifications

  • Staff and Crew: 38

  • Guests: 78

  • Length: 73 metres

  • Breadth: 11 metres

  • Draft: 3.7 metres

  • Propulsion: 2,000 horsepower

  • Ice Class: 1B (Casco 1A)

  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots

  • Registration: Nassau, Bahamas

  • Lifeboats: 2

Deck Plan

Ship Amenities

  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender

  • Polar Boutique

  • Library with a large collection of polar books and DVD’s

  • Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room

  • Lounge Areas

  • Exercise Room

  • Spacious dining room with unreserved seating

  • Medical Clinic with licensed doctor

Your holiday in Greenland

Greenland Arctic Express

Bridge Deck Twin

Averaging 105 square feet a Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.

Upper Deck Twin

An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.

Upper (Lower)

Averaging 88 square feet, an Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.

Quad

Averaging 157 square feet a Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities

Triple

Averaging 150 square feet, a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.

Your holiday in Greenland

Greenland Arctic Express

Cruise Only Prices 2019 (Transfers & Flights not included)

Dates Ship Nights Twin Cabin Price
02 September - 11 September Ocean Nova 9 £6800
09 September - 18 September Ocean Nova 9 £6800
16 September - 25 September Ocean Nova 9 £6120
23 September - 02 October  Ocean Nova 9 £6120

Tour prices are accurate at time of publication. All cabins are subject to availability.
Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin – please contact us for details of other cabin types.

Deposit requirements are 20% at the time of booking and full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

Flights + Extra Accommodation

Our BSpoke team can organise your international flights for you. We can also arrange pre/post expedition accommodation. Please contact your Expedition Cruise Expert for more information.

Solo Travellers

Aboard this expedition cruise we do not require you to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. We will arrange for you to share the cabin with another traveller of the same gender or you can opt to have a single cabin, if available. If you would like a single supplement in a non-single cabin please ask us for prices.

Optional Activities

Contact your Expedition Cruise Expert to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

  • Paddling excursion - £170pp (limited availability – all departures)

  • Sea kayaking - £530pp (limited availability – all departures)

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