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East Greenland - Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis 2016

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
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Embark on this exciting 11-day voyage, on the Rembrandt van Rijn, to the Scoresby Sund, East Greenland, and more. On this departure, sail northwards along the East Greenland coast to visit Kangerlussuaq, Miki’s, Nansen and d’Auney’s Fjord. Further on near Römer Fjord and Turner Sound have good hiking opportunities. At Stewart Ö, perhaps see the narwhal and at Ittoqqortoormiit and on the tundra of Jameson Land, have good possibilities to see musk oxen.
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Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Depart from Reykjavik / Embark in Kulusuk

Today, take a charter flight from Reykjavik to Kulusuk. Embark the vessel s/v Rembrandt van Rijn in Kulusuk in the late afternoon.

Day 2-6: Fjords on the East Greenland Coast

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sailing northward along the East Greenland coast, enter several fjords, competing in great beauty, Ikerssuaq, Kangerlussuaq, Miki’s, Nansen and d’Auney’s, most of these with glacier fronts at the head. Any of these fjords offer a chance to see a polar bear.

Day 7: Rømer Fjord and Turner Sound

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rømer Fjord and Turner Sound give good opportunities to sail far inland, as they have no glacier front at the head and they are not clogged with glacier ice, providing hiking opportunities. From a ridge on the Manby Peninsula have a stunning view across the landscape.

Day 8: Scoresby Sund

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stewart ø is an important hunting station for the people from Scoresby Sund. It is a good area for narwals. There are also beautiful remains of Thule houses.

Day 9: Ittoqqortoormiit

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ittoqqortoormiit (about 400 inhabitants), at the northern entrance of the Scoresby Sund, is the only Greenlandic settlement of the area. Their nearest neighbors in West Greenland live about 800 km away.

Day 10: Jameson Land

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A little way west of Kap Stewart land on the coast of Jameson Land, an undulating tundra landscape with good possibilities to see musk oxen.

Day 11: Disembark in Nerlerit Inaat / Return to Reykjavik

  • 1 Breakfast
Sail into the Hurry Inlet, where at the head of the fjord you land at the airfield of Nerlerit Inaat (Constable Pynt) and fly with chartered plane to Reykjavik.


Rembrandt van Rijn

Exterior image of the Rembrandt van Rijn.
Relax at the bar aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.
Lounge area aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Main deck, upper and lower berths, private bath facilities and porthole.
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Lower deck, upper and lower berths, inside cabins with private bath facilities.
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Fares include:
- Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
- All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
- All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
- Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
- Free use of snow shoes
- Transfers and baggage handling between airport and ship in Greenland harbors on the chartered group flights
- All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
- AECO fees and governmental taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure material

Fares do not include:
- Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
- Pre- and post- land arrangements
- Passport and visa expenses
- Government arrival and departure taxes
- Meals ashore
- Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory)
- Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
- The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided

This itinerary is for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites, and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners



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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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