East Greenland Express

Saving three days at sea by flying both ways, East Greenland’s towering icebergs, vivid displays of the Aurora Borealis and autumn tinged landscapes have never been more accessible. Highlights include exploring Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system, and the iceberg graveyard at Rodefjord - a photographer’s paradise!

10 Days

$6,695

East Greenland Express - 10 - $6,695

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 6 full days exploring little visited East Greenland
  • This ​timesaving Fly/ Sail combination = less travel, more time exploring
  • We like this small 68 ship for its ​maneouvrability & panoramic lounge
  • Kayaking (additional cost) & Hiking​
  • Complimentary Reykjavik hotel stay (2 nights) + parka jacket

Start from Reykjavik and end at Reykjavik

Landmarks visited on East Greenland Express

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik

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 Apelfjord. Fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling icebergs, fjords and sounds in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for Arctic fox and musk ox, which roam free here.


Day 4: Brogetdal and Waltershausen Glacier

Multi-hued mountains surround lovely Brogetdal, which was originally called "painted valley," and later translated to mean "multicoloured valley." You'll view colourful 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, 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, the 'Bay of Flowers', is home to beautiful purple and gold coloured rocks that you'll view from a distance, or on a hike for those who wish. Later you'll continue to Renbugten, called 'Reindeer Bay' for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight in this area.


Day 6: Ella Oya

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 sound, Itoqqortoormiit 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. Your time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, you'll see huge icebergs - larger than football fields, taller than apartment buildings - crossing Hall Bredning, part of Scoresby Sund.


Day 8: Frederiksdal and Sydkapp

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


Day 9: Disembarkation at Constable Point

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. 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 Reykjavik has to offer.


NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only. Each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise.

About The Ship

  • 4* expedition ship capable of carrying 78 passengers
  • Time saving flights on most departures
  • Panoramic lounge with 250 degree views
  • 1B ice class rating (Hull = 1A)
  • Optional kayaking
  • Rubber boots are provided on loan
Loli Figueroa

The very experienced crew are super friendly and make you feel at home straight away.

Loli Figueroa Polar Specialist

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

Quad
Triple
Standard Twin
Premier Twin
Private Twin
September 2018
1-Sep-2018 Full $6,895 $8,495 $8,895 $9,395
8-Sep-2018 $6,395 Full Full $8,895 $9,395
15-Sep-2018 Full Full Full Full Full
22-Sep-2018 Full Full Full Full Full
September 2019
2-Sep-2019 $6,695* Full $8,895 $9,295 $9,795
9-Sep-2019 $6,695* $7,195 $8,895 $9,295 $9,795
16-Sep-2019 $6,695* $7,195 $8,895 $9,295 $9,795
23-Sep-2019 $6,695* $7,195 $8,895 $9,295 $9,795

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $6695

Optional Adventure Activities

Sea Kayaking ($695 per person)

Hiking (complimentary)


Single Supplement & Child Policy

For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, the single supplement in a Twin cabin is 1.7 times the cost of a single berth. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin.

Child Policy: At date of embarkation, the minimum age restriction of 8 years and a minimum height and weight requirement of 64 lbs or 29kg and 48" or 1.2 meters must be met.


Includes

  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • 2 nights pre/ post hotel accommodation
  • Charter flights Reykjavik/ Greenland return
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the voyage on full board basis
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and any entry fees to historic landing sites

Excludes

  • International flights to & from Reykjavik
  • Any additional services before & after your voyage
  • Transfers not specific to the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, beverages, etc
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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