Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights

Ocean Nova Cruise Ship
Ocean Nova
68 Passengers
Adventure Options

One of our more active expeditions is a nature-lover’s dream. This fly/cruise voyage shaves off the ocean crossings, taking you straight to the adventure. Trek the tundra, watch muskoxen grazing the hillside and explore the world’s largest fjord system by kayak. You can wander through Thule ruins one day, then drop in to visit the townspeople of Ittoqqortoormiit the next. Possible displays of the Northern Lights may keep you up long past bedtime.

Expedition In Brief:
• Enjoy the stunning and unique vistas of Greenland
• Explore the world’s largest fjord system
• Hike in the largest, most remote and northerly national park in the world
• Wildlife sightings may include whales, polar bears, and musk ox
• Cruise in a Zodiac
• Hike the Tundra
•Visit an Inuit community
• Take advantage of optional kayak adventure opportunities

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2 Embarkation Day at Constable Point
Day 3 Apelfjord
Day 4 Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier
Day 5 Blomsterbugten and Renbugten
Day 6 Ella Oya (Ella Island)
Day 7 Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning
Day 8 Frederiksdal and Sydkap
Day 9 Disembarkation at Constable Point
Day 10 Depart Reykjavik

Day 1 — Reykjavik, Iceland

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly modern Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day at Constable Point

You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Constable Point to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Day 3 — Apelfjord

You’ll cruise through breathtaking Alpefjord, where fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling fjords, sounds and icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for arctic fox and muskoxen, which roam free here.

Day 4 — Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier

Multihued mountains surround the lovely Brogetdal, which originally translated as “painted valley” and now means “multicolored valley.” You’ll discover why firsthand as you marvel at the valley’s colorful vistas and fascinating geology.

Later, you’ll travel to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord. It was named after German explorer Baron Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, after his failed 1869 attempt to reach the North Pole via East Greenland.

Day 5 — Blomsterbugten and Renbugten

Blomsterbugten, also known as the Bay of Flowers, is home to beautiful purple-and-gold-colored rocks that you’ll view from distance or on a hike, if you wish. Later, we’ll continue to Renbugten, or Reindeer Bay, named for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight here.

Day 6 — Ella Oya (Ella Island)

Ella Oya is a hiker’s paradise. The area is surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs and sky blue icebergs. Challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the island—the views are worth it.

Day 7 — Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning

At the start of the Scoresby Sund, Ittoqqortoormiit is East Greenland’s most northerly community and boasts a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles. With clear skies, you’ll have a great opportunity to see the northern lights. You can also support local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, we’ll see huge icebergs—larger than football fields and taller than apartment buildings—as we cross Hall Bredning, part of the sounds.

Day 8 — Frederiksdal and Sydkap

Sailing on, deeper into Scoresby Sund you’ll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement as we approach Sydkap. The scenery here is unforgettable, with towering mountains and hundreds of monumental icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception.

Day 9 — Disembarkation at Constable Point

Today, we’ll arrive at Constable Point and disembark the ship. Sit back and enjoy your charter flight from Constable Point to Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland, then overnight in your comfortable Reykjavik hotel.

Day 10 — Depart Reykjavik

Make your own way to the airport for your return flight home, or spend some extra time in Reykjavik—you’ll be amazed at the variety of attractions and must-see places of interests the city has to offer.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Cruise Price does not include international airfare. Charter Flights are included. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Single cabin prices are 1.7 times the cost of the appropriate twin-share prices listed above (excludes Quad and Triple).

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $695. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Kayaking is limited to 10. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Cruise Price does not include international airfare. Charter Flights are included. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Single cabin prices are 1.7 times the cost of the appropriate twin-share prices listed above (excludes Quad and Triple).

Adventure Options: Kayaking - $695pp (for those who want to kayak during entire voyage & have previous experience) OR kayaking - $225pp (for those w/o experience who want to kayak one time during the voyage). Kayaking options are limited to 10 participants and must be pre-booked & paid, subject to availability at the time requested.

Snowshoeing & Hiking – Included and no pre-booking required.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Quad
Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 157 square feet
    Triple
Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 150 square feet
  Upper/Lower
Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 88 square feet
  Upper Deck
An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
  Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
Averaging 105 square feet