East Greenland - Scoresby Sund

Hondius Expedition Cruise Ship
Hondius
174 Passengers
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This 8 day tour cruises from Iceland to Southern Greenland's, Scoresby Sund. Board the Hondius in north Iceland and cruise north through the Denmark strait. We then head north to Scoresby Sund where you will encounter a variety of Arctic Wildlife, including Musk Oxen and the Majestic Polar Bear. Along the way the Northern Lights is guiding our way.

Kayak Skills Progression Camp:
Ever wanted to join a course that teaches useful and effective kayaking skills?

Now there’s a chance to learn from the experts. We’re now offering our Kayak Skills Progression Camp, in cooperation with TRAK, to an exclusive group of four to eight kayakers. Participants will be split into two groups of four people, and each group will be offered one outing per day (AM or PM) of about one to two hours.

Basic kayaking experience is helpful but not a requirement. Physical fitness, however, is essential. We hope for four activity days, subject to local conditions.

The camp is aimed at beginners and intermediate kayakers who will enjoy kayaking in sheltered fjords, bays, and small secluded harbors. It’s a fun activity in a leisurely format, yet the course will focus on education and skills progression.

 

Day 1 — On the Iceland road

Your journey begins in the morning, where by request you can transfer via chartered bus from the city hall of Reykjavik (the meeting point) to the ship in Akureyri (the embarkation point). You arrive in the afternoon after a six-hour drive through northern Iceland.

PLEASE NOTE: This transfer must be booked and paid for in advance. In the early evening, the ship departs from the port of Akureyri, sailing north toward the Denmark Strait.

Day 2 — Sailing to east Greenland

While sailing north you’re likely to see fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, and common guillemots. You then cross the Arctic Circle, possibly spotting whales. By evening, the first icebergs flash into sight with your approach to the east Greenland coast, near Brewster.

Day 3 — Inuit neighborhood of yesteryear

Today you reach Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst. You may also enjoy a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier fronts, along with a visit to the basalt columns and ice formations of Vikingebugt. The afternoon goal is to visit Danmark Island, where you find the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. The circular stone tent rings indicate the summer houses, while the winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well preserved, with easy identifiable entrances, bear-proof meat caches, and grave sites. In the evening you continue sailing the berg-crowded fjords to the west.

Day 4 — Colors of the cape

The goal is a Zodiac cruise near Røde Ø, one of the world’s most cherished iceberg attractions: The austere blue-white of the icebergs sets sharp against the brooding red backdrop of the sediment slopes. The afternoon plan is to sail through the northern parts of Røde Fjord, with the chance to see musk oxen and warm autumnal foliage.

Day 5 — Enormous bergs, Arctic hares

In the morning you encounter colossal icebergs, some over 328 feet (100 m) high and more than 0.62 mile (1 km) long. Most of them are grounded, as the fjord is only about 1,312 feet deep (400 m). You then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot of seeing Arctic hares.

Day 6 — Settlement at Scoresbysund

Today you make a tundra landing on Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet. The afternoon stop is Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in Scoresbysund at about five hundred inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just stroll around to see the sled dogs and drying skins of seals and musk oxen. In the afternoon you sail south, passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.

Day 7 — Remote shores

Turner Sound and Rømer Fjord grant you the opportunity to sail far inland, as they have no glacier front at the head and are not clogged with ice. In this location, you may get the opportunity to spot narwhals. 

Day 8 — Sea life under the northern lights

A sea day grants you the opportunity to spot whales and seabirds – and at night, the magical northern lights.

Day 9 — Journey’s end at Akureyri

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Akureyri, where on request you can transfer by chartered bus (a six-hour drive that you must book in advance) to the Reykjavik city hall, taking home memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Itineraries may mention places that require permission to land, which must be granted by the relevant national authorities. Such permission is not granted prior to the publishing of these itineraries. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Single travelers can choose between "single occupancy" at a supplement of 1.7 x the Twin or Superior cabin rate , or "sharing basis" in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

Upon request (some voyages may be excluded), children under 16 with parents may receive 40% discount in Grand Suite, Superior, Triple (sharing with 2 parents / adults) and Quadruple Cabins (sharing with 3 parents / adults, or 2 childeren with 2 adults).

Kayaking: $420 & must be pre-booked. Snowshoeing and Photography workshop are Free.

Transfer supplement for bus shuttle between Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland (approx. 6 hours): $120 p.p. one way, $200 p.p. return. Must be requested and paid for in advance.

Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Grand Suite
1 double window • 1 double bed • Sofa Bed • Private balcony with sliding door • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe
Six Suites on Deck 7, 290 ft² (27 m²) with balcony
   Junior Suite
1 double window • 1 double bed • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe
Eight Suites on Deck 7, 205-225 ft² (19-20 m²)
   Superior
2 windows • 1 double bed • Sofa Bed • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe
Eight Cabins on Deck 6, 215-225 ft² (20-21 m²)
   Twin Deluxe
2 windows • 2 single beds • Sofa • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe
Eleven Cabins on Deck 6, 205-225 ft² (19-21 m²)
   Twin Window
1 window • 2 single beds • Small sofa • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe
Fourteen Cabins on Deck 4, 130-150 ft² (12-14 m²)
   Twin Porthole
2 portholes • 2 single beds • Small sofa • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe
Twenty-Nine Cabins on Deck 3, 130-200 ft² (12-18 m²)
   Triple Porthole
2 portholes • 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths • Small sofa • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
Two Cabins on Deck 3, approx. 200 ft² (18 m²)
   Quadruple Porthole
2 portholes • 2 upper & lower berths • Small sofa • Private shower & toilet • Flat screen TV • Desk & chair • Telephone and WiFi • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Cabinet • Wardrobe • Safe • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
Four Cabins on Deck 3, approx. 200 ft² (18 m²)