Northeast Greenland & Iceland« All Ocean Nova (PQ) cruise options
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|Triple Cabin||Twin Cabin||Twin Cabin||Twin Cabin Plus||Dedicated Single|
|Aug 27 '13
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|10%||Aug 27, 13|
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Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Arrive in Reykjavik were you will check into a comfortable hotel. Overnight in the capital city of Iceland.
Days 2-3 Isafjordur & Denmark Strait
In the morning travel to Isafjordur, where your ship awaits. Embark in the afternoon and begin your journey towards Greenland. From the decks keep a constant lookout for whales, which may be encountered in the surrounding waters. Knowledgeable guides entertain with lectures on the Arctic flora, fauna, geology and history of exploration. You are now in a part of the world where you are totally dependent on ice and weather conditions. The exact itinerary depends on these factors and on the wildlife encountered. Your crew's ambition is to make landings every day with your rigid Zodiac crafts.
Days 4-10 Northeast Greenland
Northeast Greenland National Park, covering an area over of over 972,000 square kilometers, is the world’s largest national park. You will access and explore the park from the south via the spectacular Kong Oscar Fjord and Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord systems if ice conditions permit. This area is unspoiled and virtually uninhabited with a population of less than 40 people consisting mainly of scientists and personnel from the Danish Sirius Patrol in Daneborg located further up north.
Time and ice permitting you may sail into Alpe Fjorden surrounded by the Stauning Alps with peaks up to almost 3000 meters above sea level. Narrow fjords with spectacular ancient rocks make this area a dream for even the novice geologist.
Scoresby Sund – the world’s largest fjord system – offers some of the most spectacular scenery Greenland has to offer: jagged peaks as tall as 2000 meters coming straight out of the sea and rare glimpses of the Greenland ice cap, the largest ice cap in the northern hemisphere. Large glaciers pour into the sea, giving birth to an unexpected quantity of beautiful icebergs.
Hope to circumnavigate Milne Land, the second largest island in Greenland, sailing through the narrow and spectacular Føhn Fjord, Røde Fjord and Ø Fjord. You may go for a walk in Hare or Rype Fjord hoping to spot musk ox or the white Arctic hare. Always keep an eye out for snow bunting, wheatear and ptarmigans.
Time permitting you may sail up into the rarely visited Nordvestfjord. This fjord is often filled with icebergs making for challenging but spectacular navigation. Plan to visit the Ittoqqortoormiit, the only settlement in Northeast Greenland and home to some 450 Greenlanders, giving you the opportunity to learn about living and surviving in this remote part of the world. This settlement is located 500 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and its nearest neighbour is Tasiilaq 800 kilometers to the south.
Day 11 Venturing South
You may spend your final day in Greenland exploring the wild and rugged Blosseville Coast south of Scoresby Sund. Also hope to visit Rømer Fjord, one of the few fjords on this part of the coast you are able to navigate.
Days 12-13 Denmark Strait towards Reykjavik
On your way back towards Iceland spend hours on deck in the company of seabirds, keeping a lookout for whales such as humpback, minke or fin whales. Your guides also continue to enlighten with educational presentations.
Day 14 Reykjavik
Arrive early in the morning, disembark the ship and begin your journey back home.
Itinerary NotesPlease note: Your exact route will depend on ice, weather conditions and wildlife. The places mentioned above are just examples of some of the many sites Svalbard has to offer. Your crew will always strive to maximize your experience, but remember that flexibility is the key to a successful expedition!
12 nights on board the Ocean Nova, 1 night hotel accommodation in Reykjavik, transfers Reykjavik – Isafjordur, all meals, an experienced Expedition Leader and knowledgeable naturalist guides/lecturers, Lectures on board and on shore, all shore excursions and activities by Zodiac, a post-expedition log.
Flights to and from Reykjavik, travel and cancellation insurance, the customary gratuity to the ship’s crew, expenses such as bar and shop charges.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 30%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|70+ days||15% cruise cost|
|69-0 days||100% cruise cost|
Ocean Nova (PQ)
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 73
The expedition vessel Ocean Nova is a sister ship to the popular Quest. She was built in Denmark in 1992 and in 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship.
Ocean Nova Accommodations
Ocean Nova takes 73 passengers in Svalbard and 84 in Antarctica in single, twin and triple cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The triple cabins and some of the twin cabins on upper deck have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths. In your cabin you also find a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment.
Life on board
In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where the Ocean Nova's on board specialists entertain and educate you with lectures on the area`s flora, fauna and history.
Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks.
There is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Traveling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship.
Triple cabin (2 lower and 1 upper bed). Upper Deck.
Twin cabin (1 upper and 1 lower bed). Upper Deck.
Twin cabin (2 lower beds). Bridge/Upper Decks.
|Twin Cabin Plus|
Twin cabin Plus (2 lower beds). Upper Deck.
Dedicated single. Upper Deck.