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East Greenland

Arctic Sights, Northern Lights - Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Sea Spirit
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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 : Westfjords, Iceland
Day 4 : Across Denmark Strait
Days 5-9 : Exploration of Scoresby Sund, Greenland
Day 10 : Back across Denmark Strait
Day 11 : Snæfellsnes, Iceland
Day 12 : Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland

Highlights

  • Explore Westfjord'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

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Northern lights dance across the Arctic landscape Enormous tabular icebergs dominate the Arctic landscape Musk ox near Greenland Ice Cap Walking through vast arctic landscapes. View of a glacier in Greenland

Day 1 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 1 Dinner
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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 Westfjords, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your expedition day in the Westfjords area reveals the rare beauty of the part of Iceland where mass tourism disappears – only about 10% of Iceland's visitors ever see the region. Taking advantage of every weather favorable condition, choose the best places to discover breathtaking coastal fjords, jagged bird cliffs, and tiny fishing villages embracing traditional ways of life.

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 5-9 Exploration of Scoresby Sund, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Scoresby Sund is a true Arctic wilderness and this part of the voyage is a real expedition. The route and exploration opportunities here are heavily dependent on the weather and sea ice conditions you encounter. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. You can be sure that the best possible advantage is taken of the circumstances presented by Nature in this wild and remote corner of the Arctic.

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 10 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 11 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 12 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!

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Per person starting at
$5,995
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Triple Classic
Averaging 226 sq ft. Two twin beds (convert to a King) and a sofa bed, picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities.
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Main Deck Suite
Averaging 248 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, minimum two portholes, and en suite facilities.
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Classic Suite
Averaging 226 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, picture window, two wardrobes, and en suite facilities.
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Superior Suite
Averaging 215 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, picture window overlooking outside walkway, and en suite facilities.
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Deluxe Suite
Averaging 258 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, private balcony, walk-in closet or wardrobe, and en suite facilities.
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Premium Suite
Averaging 323 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, private balcony, lounge area, and en suite facilities.
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Owner's Suite
Averaging 463 sq ft. King size bed and sofa bed, separate living room with game and meeting area, private deck, and en suite facilities with jetted bathtub.

Notes

Travel Insurance:
All passengers must have comprehensive travel insurance coverage with a minimum $200,000 (Antarctica) and $150,000 (Arctic) emergency medical coverage. The insurance IS included in the Arctic travel package and is NOT included in the Antarctic travel package. 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.

Included in your cruise fare:
  • 1 pre-voyage hotel night
  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • All scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions)
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by your experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US 150,000 per person
Excluded in your fare:
  • 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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