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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis, Fly & Sail

Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
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Board the Rembrandt Van Rijn and sail along the rugged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. This 12-day voyage takes you through Scoresby Sund. Further, you land on Danmarkso where there are the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. See musk oxen on Jameson Land and visit Ittoqqortoormiit. As you sail through the fjords enjoy the autumnal colors against the backdrop of the dark mountains and cold, blue icebergs.
Stunning views from your zodiac cruiseA polar landscapeSurfacing Humpback WhalesHiking the arctic tundra.A zodiac landing on remote shores
  • Cruise along the glaciated coast line and land near Mane Glacier
  • Visit the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago
  • Navigate the narrow fjords among the towering blue icebergs
  • Experience wildlife on Jameson Land including musk oxen and seabirds
Places Visited
  • Arctic
  • Greenland
  • Cape Hofmann Halvø
  • Constable Point
  • Danmarkso
  • Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Jameson Land
  • Rodefjord
  • Sydkap
  • Volquart Boons Coast
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Fly from Keflavik to Constable Pynt | Embark

Today you arrive by charter plane from Keflavik at Constable Pynt, the airfield at the head of Hurry Inlet.

Day 2: Volquart Boons Coast

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning sail along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. Here you may embark on a zodiac cruise along one of the glacier fronts of this coast, and have your first landing near a glacier, like Maanegletsjer or in Vikingebugt.

Day 3: Danmarkso

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You land on Danmarks Ø where there are remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. The circular ‘tent rings’ of stones indicate the summer houses, while the winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well preserved, allowing entrances and even bear-proof meat caches to be identified. There are also grave sites.

Day 4-7: Rode Island | Røde Fjord

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  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Sailing through the picturesque berg-filled fjords to the west, the goal is to land on Rode Island. Here you see sandstone formations with basalt intrusions set against a backdrop of dazzling blue-white bergs. If ice conditions allow, you could even navigate Rode Fjord, famed for its beauty. You may find a place to land, walking among the autumn vegetation in search of musk oxen and more quintessential Arctic views.

Day 8: Mountain-fringed fjord

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you visit one of the most impressive fjords in the world: O Fjord is almost 40 nautical miles long (74 km, 46 miles), with mountains on each side up to 2,000 meters high (6,562 feet), and icebergs that drift over depths of more than 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). Your aim is to find shelter in Jyttehavn, on the Bjorneoer (Bear Islands). You may make a landing in the afternoon. 

Day 9: Sydkap

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning you encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters deep (1,312 feet). You then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot of seeing Arctic hares.

Day 10: Ittoqqortoormiit

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the biggest settlement near Scoresby Sund with about 400 inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just wander around to see the sledge dogs and the drying skins of seals and musk oxen.

Day 11: Jameson Land

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning land on the south coast of Jameson Land near Kap Stewart at a lagoon, an area with waders and geese collecting for the autumn migration. The landscape here is gently undulating. Musk oxen and collared lemming survive on the meager vegetation. Further inside Hurry Inlet you may land near the head of the fjord and take a walk near one of the rivers terminating here. You may opt to do an excursion near Hareelv and climb J. P. Kochs Fjeld. In this area they found the fossils of the link between fish and amphibians in the lower Cretaceous. Spend the night at anchor off Constable Pynt.

Day 12: Constable Pynt | Disembark | Fly to Keflavik

  • 1 Breakfast
Make your final landing at the airfield of Constable Pynt and fly with chartered plane to Keflavik.


Rembrandt van Rijn

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Lounge area aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.

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  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • 11 Nights Accommodations
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  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
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