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Northeast Greenland - Scoresby Sound In-Depth

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Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise roundtrip from Reykjavik on the M/S Balto on an expedition to Northeast Greenland, one of the last unspoiled wildernesses in the world. As you venture into Scoresby Sound, the world’s largest fjord system, experience breath-taking nature, scenery, and large icebergs in unimaginable shapes. The clean air, the silence, and the enormity of nature are captivating. Keep an eye out for grazing musk oxen, Arctic hares, Arctic foxes, and other wildlife. With sturdy Zodiacs, explore further afield, cruise among large stranded icebergs, and make shore landings. With some luck, you might also encounter polar bears. During the summer, small groups of narwhals can be spotted in the innermost fjords. It is fascinating and a great privilege to witness these beautiful unicorns of the sea.
Polar bear in the ArcticSpot wildlife such as reindeer in the high ArcticExploring GreenlandAmazing blue water and ice in Greenland
  • Enjoy the world's greatest fjord system
  • Discover the gigantic and beautiful icebergs
  • Tour the small village of Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Visit one of the last unspoiled wildernesses
  • Chance to encounter the prehistoric-looking musk-ox
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Reykjavik

Arrive individually in Reykjavik and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Constable Point | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Meet up for a transfer to the airport, from where you fly to one of the world's smallest airports, Constable Point, located at the end of a narrow fjord. You embark on the M/S Balto and make yourselves at home. You are now in a part of the world where you are totally dependent on ice and weather conditions. Your exact itinerary depends on these factors and the wildlife you encounter. Your ambition is to make landings every day with the rigid Zodiac crafts.

Day 3-8: Exploration of Scoresby Sound

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Travel in one of the largest wilderness areas in the Northern Hemisphere. It introduces its visitors to some of the most spectacular coast lines in the world, and the deep fjords are surrounded by majestic peaks and tundra-covered slopes. Use sturdy Zodiacs to explore further afield, cruise amongst large stranded icebergs, and make shore landings.

Scoresby Sound is the world’s largest fjord system and could be explored for weeks. It 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, some of them larger than high-rise buildings.

During your expedition, you have good chances to spot the magnificent, prehistoric-looking musk ox or the lovely white Arctic hare. Also keep an eye out for snow bunting, gyrfalcons, and ptarmigans. With a bit of luck, you might actually encounter polar bears.

In hope of circumnavigating Milne Land, the second largest island in Greenland, sailing through the narrow and spectacular Føhn Fjord, Røde Fjord and Ø Fjord. During walks on the tundra, you may find remains from early Inuit cultures that settled here. The archaeological record in Northeast Greenland is long and involves a remarkable diversity of groups that discovered and explored the region at least seven times over thousands of years.

As you sail into the rarely visited Nordvestfjord, you also enter the largest national park in the world at almost 1 million square kilometers, more than twice the size of Sweden. This fjord is often filled with icebergs, making for challenging but spectacular navigation.

There is also a plan to visit Ittoqqortoormiit, home to some 450 Greenlanders and the only settlement in Northeast Greenland. It is located 500 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, and the nearest town is Tasiilaq, 800 kilometers to the south.

In a town where the sea ice blocks ships from visiting most of the year, hunting and fishing are the only ways of survival. During your visit, you can get a unique opportunity to learn more about living and surviving in this remote part of the world.

Day 9: Constable Point | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, disembark at Constable Point, fly to Reykjavik, and check in to your hotel.

Day 10: Homeward Bound


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  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • 100% Climate Compensated
  • Coffee and tea on board
  • 1 Expedition Leader and 1 guide
  • Guiding ashore and talks on board
  • Comprehensive information material before the expedition
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical travel insurance, including emergency medical attention and evacuation coverage with a minimum of $100,000 of evacuation coverage is required.
  • Mandatory Flight & Hotel Package: Flight from Reykjavik (Island) to Constable Point (Greenland) roundtrip; Two hotel nights in Reykjavik, one night prior to the expedition and one night after; Transfers in connection with flight mentioned above, between hotel and airport in Reykjavik.



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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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