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The Wild Side of Greenland - Milne Land & Scoresbysund

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Join Ocean Albatros on this 10-day Northeast Greenland cruise. Venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. Here you will experience unspoiled Arctic landscapes with good chances of seeing polar bears, whales and musk oxen. As Aurora Borealis flickers over the night sky, we enter Scoresby Sound, the largest fjord system on Earth. Our first call is the isolated Inuit community, Ittoqqortoormiit. The 350 inhabitants live in this the most isolated town in Greenland. From here we navigate into the maze-like interiors of Scoresby Sound to make a landing in Nordwest Fjord. Back into the main fjord, the captain steers Ocean Albatros around the island of Milne Land. Several fantastic landing spots give us plenty of possibilities for hikes and kayaking.
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Highlights
  • Admire the striking glacier-carved landscapes of Greenland
  • Visit Scoresby Sound, the largest fjord system on Earth
  • Explore unique landing sites of Milne Land
  • Spot Arctic wildlife such as polar bears, muskoxen, whales, and seabirds
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Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland | Embark

In the afternoon, board the Ocean Atlantic in Reykjavík and set course northbound for Greenland.

After boarding and welcome drinks, the Expedition Leader will inform you about the voyage, the ship's daily routines and the various security and safety procedures, then you will have time to unpack and get comfortable in your cabin. Before sailing, there will be a mandatory safety drill.  

The Captain takes the ship out of Reykjavík in the early evening, as you enjoy your first hours onboard.

Day 2: Crossing the Denmark Strait

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The lecturers onboard will make inspiring and enriching presentations about both Iceland and Greenland’s past history and about nature, wildlife and climatology.

Day 3: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross the huge entrance of Scoresbysund during the night and arrive at the Inuit community Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) in the morning. About 500 people live here, most of whom base a large portion of their households on hunting. Seal, muskoxen and polar bear skins hang to dry outside many of the houses, and the sled dogs are waiting for sea ice to be safe for the first hunts of the fall. The town is extremely isolated, and the inhabitants only receive ship supplies twice a year. 

Day 4-6: Scoresby Sund Fjord

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  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
The amazing visual menu of the following days is nothing less than the longest fjord in the world, Scoresby Sund. We will explore this fjord and hope to be able to offer kayaking and some exciting landings.

Our voyage into one of these last unspoiled wilderness areas of the world will begin with a visit to Eskimo Bay (Eskimobugt). We have spent the night moving into the vast fjord system and drink our morning coffee arriving into the bay at the inner Nordvestfjord. We use our Zodiacs to make a landing with the snowcovered mountains as our backdrop and from a distance, we hope to see the remains of the Thule site that lies here (The ruins have been known since the 1930ies but are very rarely visited). Our expedition staff will be on hand to tell us more about this cultural site. 

Denmark Island (Danmarksø) is a hunting site that dates almost 4000 years back and was used by the Paleo and Neo Eskimo cultures all the way up to the Thule culture. Somewhat more flat terrain offers us more distance in the way of a walk. Our experienced expedition staff keeps a perimeter up, as we are still deep in Polar bear country. What seems to be barren tundra terrain, hides colorful moss as well as bright flowers, the same can be said of much of the Arctic flora we experience along our voyage. Even in these cold harsh areas, we can experience life if we are lucky also muskoxen or other mammal inhabitants.

As we set our sights toward Milne Land and Red Island (Røde ø), we can expect to see giant majestic icebergs and the odd whale or two. Once on the red island, the ruby sandstone and basalt foundation gives us a nice contrast to the crystal clear icy water, maybe more reminiscent of a desert-like terrain. 

Bear Islands with its jagged mountainous frame, could be our last landing in the fjord. It would be a fitting one at that, like the glaciers, floating ice and mountains give us remarkable views. Wherever we go in these seldomly visited areas, we are sure to get breathtaking vistas and memorable landings.
Navigating the sheltered interior of the fjord system, we are likely to enjoy stable September weather with clear skies and distant visibility. 

Day 7-8: Cruising Along the Blosseville Coast, Greenland

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  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Possibly the most dramatic coast outside of Antarctica, the Blosseville is guarded by Greenland’s highest mountains and steepest fjords – and a belt of pack ice which before global warming would keep out any explorer for years. The recent decade has had warmer summers and much less ice which enables ice strengthened vessels such as the Ocean Atlantic to venture along the coast, on lookout for polar wildlife, abandoned Inuit settlements and otherworldly landscapes.

Day 9: At Sea

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Lecturers on board will make inspiring and enriching presentations about both Iceland’s and Greenland’s history, nature, wildlife and climatology. A captain’s farewell drink and a slideshow of your voyage will also be presented this evening.

Day 10: Reykjavik, Iceland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Early in the morning, slowly approach the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík, and your Arctic adventure will have concluded. Enter Reykjavík in the morning and bid farewell to the vessel and crew.

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Single Stateroom (Porthole) - 14 m2 Standard single Stateroom onboard, located on deck 3. This is a conveniently located State Room close to the Mudroom which facilitates access to the Zodiacs during embarkation and disembarkation to begin your adventures.
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Triple Stateroom (Porthole) - 22 m2 There are four Triple Staterooms on board Ocean Albatros featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms. Triple staterooms are normally with twin beds however a double bed can be accommodated.
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French Balcony Suite - 16 m2 The French Balcony Suite is a standard Stateroom with a French balcony, a double bed, floor-to-ceiling windows and a bathroom. All French Balcony Suites are located on Deck 7.
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Category D
Albatros Stateroom (Porthole) - 22 m2 The standard Stateroom on Ocean Albatros is close to the Mudroom and has quick access to the Zodiac platforms for disembarkation during landings. This is very convenient if you have more limited mobility and would like a short distance to the Zodiacs. The State Rooms are perfect for those who wish a comfortable base during their stay onboard Ocean Albatros. The standard State Rooms all have a double bed or 2 single beds and a bathroom. The State Rooms are located on deck 3 and 4.
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Category C
Balcony Stateroom - 24 m2 The most abundant type of Stateroom on Ocean Albatros located on decks 4 & 6. They have a balcony, a double bed or two single beds, a bathroom and a sofa that can be used as a bed for a child if traveling as a family. If you desire to book two staterooms with connecting doors, this is also a possibility within this category.
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Balcony Suite approximately - 32 m2 Ocean Albatros has 6 Balcony Suites on board located on decks 4 & 6. The suites feature double or twin beds and a seating area, bathroom, and a large balcony. The balcony suites can host 2 people.
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Category A
Junior suite - 42 m2 The 4 junior suites aboard Ocean Albatros have a great view from their location high up on the ship on deck 7. The suites feature a double bed or twin beds, sofa bed, seating area, a spacious bathroom and a private balcony. The suite can accommodate up to 3 people.
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Premium suite - 45 m2 – FS (Freydis Suite) The second largest of all the staterooms on board the Ocean Albatros is the Premium Suite. This 2-bedroom suite features a double bed (or twin beds), a sofa bed, table and chair, a balcony and a spacious bathroom. Located on deck.4. This category is available upon request. Please refer to Albatros Expeditions for price.
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Family suite - 52 m2 – BS (Brynhilde Suite) The largest of all the staterooms on board the Ocean Albatros is the Premium Suite. The Double-Bedroom, Family Suite is going to be located on Deck 7, featuring two interconnecting French Balcony Suites, accommodating up to 5 people on two double beds and a sofa bed. This category is available upon request. Please refer to Albatros Expeditions for price.

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INCLUSIONS
  • 10-day/9-night’s cruise with Ocean Atlantic in a shared outside/inside double stateroom with private bathroom/toilet
  • English-speaking expedition staff
  • ”Open Town” and guided walk in Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Nature hikes and Zodiac cruises as per itinerary, when conditions permit
  • Information briefings and lectures by expedition team
  • Special photo workshop
  • Full board on the ship
  • Free Coffee, tea and afternoon snacks on the ship
  • Taxes, tariffs, and AECO fees
  • Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

EXCLUSIONS
  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 13.50 per person per day)
  • Travel & cancellation insurances
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’
  • Required Emergency Evacuation Insurance of at least $200,000. Please let us know if you need help arranging this.
Included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Coffee, Tea, Water and Afternoon Snacks
  • Photography Workshop
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktails   
  • Digital visual journal link after Voyage, with voyage log, gallery, species list and more
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Alcoholic and non specified beverages
  • Excursions may be booked onboard for additional cost. (Available on Certain Departures Only & Weather Dependent)
  • Fuel Surcharge - to be invoiced separately

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