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East Greenland

Arctic Sights &Northern Lights - 13 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Spirit (PO)
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There are few places on Earth that can change human's perception of time, size, and their own place in the world. East Greenland is undoubtedly one of them. Explore the world's largest, and arguably most beautiful, fjord system of Scorsebysund on this 13-day voyage on the Sea Spirit. Cruise by 'multi-story' icebergs of different shades of blue, and meet Inuit people as you get to know their unique culture first hand.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Reykjavík, Iceland
Day 2 : Embarkation in Reykjavík
Day 3 : Ísafjörður, Iceland
Day 4 : Across Denmark Strait
Days 5-10 : Exploration of Scoresby Sund, Greenland
Day 11 : Back across Denmark Strait
Day 12 : Snæfellsnes, Iceland
Day 13 : Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland

Highlights

  • Explore Ísafjörður's blend of cultural heritage and contemporary charm
  • Cruise the deep fjords, narrow channels, and ice-clad peaks of Greenland
  • Meet Inuit people in the village of Ittoqqortoormiit in Scoresby Sund
  • View the famous Snæfellsjökull Volcano and picturesque Kirkjufell Mountain

Ship

Sea Spirit (PO)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Kangaamiut port, Greenland Enormous tabular icebergs dominate the Arctic landscape Charming Sisimiut, Greenland - traditional fishing village Musk ox near Greenland Ice Cap Walking through vast arctic landscapes.

Day 1 Reykjavík, Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and starting point of your expedition. After arriving via scheduled commercial flight service, you are free to explore this fascinating city. Reykjavík is home to a wealth of cultural institutions including museums, galleries, and the Hallgrímskirkja church. Leisure possibilities inside the city include parks, gardens, and thermal baths. You can also take advantage of Reykjavík’s wide range of shopping possibilities, excellent dining options, and famous nightlife. Your hotel for the night has been pre-arranged and is included in the price of the voyage.

Day 2 Embarkation in Reykjavík

In the afternoon board the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Arctic dreams coming true as the ship slips its moorings and sails out of the harbor into the bay of Faxaflói, where it is possible to encounter your first whales.

Day 3 Ísafjörður, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Situated in beautiful Vestfirðir (Westfjords), the town of Ísafjörður embodies Iceland’s unique blend of rich cultural heritage and contemporary charm. Ísafjörður’s longstanding significance as a fishing and trading port are reflected in its many historical buildings and museums. The town contains the country’s largest collection of old timber frame houses, mostly constructed by foreign traders in the 18th century. The local folk museum contains the oldest house in Iceland, built in 1734. Yet the small, relatively isolated town has a surprisingly vibrant and modern feel to it.

Day 4 Across Denmark Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From Iceland head across Denmark Strait toward Scoresby Sund in East Greenland, crossing the Arctic Circle on the way. There is a good possibility of whale sightings in this stretch of water. After nightfall, have your first opportunity to see the aurora borealis.

Day 5-10 Exploration of Scoresby Sund, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Scoresby Sund is a true Arctic wilderness and this part of the voyage is a real expedition. Scoresby Sund is the largest and longest fjord system in the world. This area contains some of the Arctic’s most impressive scenery. Deep fjords and narrow channels, flanked by ice-clad peaks up to 2000 meters high, reach deep into the mountainous heart of Greenland. Tidewater glaciers create colossal icebergs that float with wind and tide throughout the fjord system. On shore, fields of multicolored tundra are home to musk oxen and Arctic hare. The landscape—vast, open, and seemingly untouched since the beginning of time—is a hikers’ paradise. Throughout this area also find ancient Thule archeological sites, historical trappers’ huts, and modern Inuit hunters’ cabins.

The Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit is the only permanent settlement in the region. The community boasts an excellent museum, a gift shop, a post office, an abundance of Greenlandic sled dogs, and of course the opportunity to meet Inuit people. The days are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by experts, and enough stunning scenery to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions. Each night brings new possibilities for incredible displays of aurora borealis—the Northern Lights. This is the perfect time and one of the world’s best places to experience this otherworldly celestial phenomenon.

Day 11 Back across Denmark Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After your amazing time in Scoresby Sund head back across Denmark Strait toward Iceland. Presentations and workshops by expert staff, as well as a range of onboard recreation facilities, ensure that this day at sea is not idly spent. Seabird viewing and whale sightings can be enjoyed from panoramic open decks as well as exterior stateroom windows and balconies. Nighttime offers still more possibilities for aurora borealis!

Day 12 Snæfellsnes, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The famous Snæfellsjökull Volcano and picturesque Kirkjufell Mountain are dominant features in the impressive landscape of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. A rich cultural and literary history and the success of fishermen and merchants are evident in local fishing villages.

Day 13 Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast say farewell in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and ending point of your expedition. A transfer is provided to the international airport or to the city center if you wish to spend another day or more in Iceland before flying home. From Reykjavík the entire country is accessible through day tours or longer journeys by rental car. The options for additional adventures are endless!

Sea Spirit (PO)

Per person starting at
$6,495
Triple Classic accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Triple Classic
$6,495
250 square feet; 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.
Main Deck accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Main Deck Suite
$8,995
215 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; minimum 2 portholes; private facilities.
Classic Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Classic Suite
$9,695
250 square feet; 2twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.
Superior Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Superior Suite
$9,895
235 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooking outside walkway; private facilities.
Deluxe Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Deluxe Suite
$10,995
277 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
Premium Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Premium Suite
$11,995
353 square feet; 2 twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.
The luxurious Owner's Suite accommodations on board the Sea Spirit
Owner's Suite
$15,995
437 square feet; separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed; private deck; jetted bathtub.

Deals

Save up to 15%
Early Bird Savings - Book by September 30 and save up to 15%, depending on your cabin category.
Applies to Sep 10, 2017 departure

Notes

Travel Insurance:
All passengers are covered by a medical travel insurance policy to the value of US 100,000 which includes medical emergency evacuation and reparation for the cruise portion of the tour only. Additional insurance is strongly recommended.

Solo Travelers:
All rates posted are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; twice the posted price for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

Please Note: Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Included:
  • 1 pre-voyage hotel night
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (question to appropriate weather and ice conditions)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by your experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US 100,000 per person (for those 85 years of age and younger)

Not included:
  • Airfare
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Staff gratuities

Included

  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
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