09Nights East Greenland, Scoresby Sund – Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

At A Glance

Witness the Northern Lights at Scoresby Sund

The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern Lights is guiding our way.

Long hikes are for groups of 24 passengers maximum, accompanied by two armed expedition staff and a Zodiac that will sail ahead to watch for polar bears along the shoreline. Passengers who join this activity should have the willingness and ability to walk at least 15 km (9 miles) in semi-rough terrain that includes shorelines, tundra, low hills, and river crossings. Walks will take around six hours from start to finish, rest times included. We will walk at a modest pace and not cross any alpine terrain. Passengers who do not take part in long walks will have a landing in the morning at the start point of the walk, then sail to the end point of the walk for their second landing in the afternoon.

Destination Highlights

  • You’re likely to see fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, and common guillemots while sailing North
  • Sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters deep (1,312 feet). You then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot of seeing Arctic hares.
  • 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.
  • Sail by the east coast of Milne Land among a multitude of giant icebergs
  • Sail through the northern parts of Rode Fjord and into Harefjord, with the chance to see musk oxen and warm autumnal foliage.
  • Long walk goes from Sydkap to Nordostbugt (12 km, 7.5 miles to the northeast), where the river coming from Holger Danskes Briller flows into the sea.
  • Walk south along the shore to Satakajik, seeing whale vertebrae and the remains of Thule summer houses.
  • Stop at Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in Scoresbysund at about five hundred inhabitants.
  •  Passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.
  • The island of Stewart is an important hunting station for the people of Scoresby Sund and also a good area to spot polar bears, narwals, and the beautiful remains of Thule houses.
  • You may get the opportunity to spot narwhals when sailing through remote shores.
  • A sea day grants you the opportunity to spot whales and seabirds – and at night, the magical northern lights.


Included in this voyage

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.


Excluded from this voyage

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • Transfer supplement for bus shuttle between Akureyri (ship) and bus stop Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre at Austurbakki, Reykjavik (6 hours).
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).


Full itinerary : East Greenland, Scoresby Sund – Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

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