Antarctica & Arctic
Join an epic expedition cruise from Iceland to eastern Greenland
Destinations > Arctic > Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition
Book a 2021 or 2022 departure and you'll be covered by Hurtigruten's 'Book with Confidence' Policy!*
30 Apr 2021
07 Aug 2022 to 24 Aug 2022
12 nights accommodation onboard a Hurtigurten expedition ship in a cabin of your choice, range of included activities and meals as specified.
7 August '21 & 24 August '22
We depart Iceland and head into the extremely remote eastern coast of Greenland which is almost uninhabited. Here, we spend our days exploring the largest national park and the largest fjord in the world, keeping watch for a range of Arctic wildlife such as seals, muskoxen and Arctic foxes and whales. Leaving these massive landscapes behind, we return to Iceland
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Explore the rarely-visited eastern coastline of Greenland and meet the locals here.
See spectacular scenery in the largest national park and the largest fjord in the world.
Chances of spotting a range of Arctic wildlife, including whales and polar bears.
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Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world. The name means 'Smokey Bay', so called because of the columns of steam that rise from the many hot springs in the area. It is well worth booking a Pre-Programme to explore the surrounding geysers, mountains, glaciers and geothermal baths before embarking on your ship.
Today, the Expedition Team will introduce you to AECO – the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators – and their work to ensure that tourism in the Arctic preserves the vulnerable, natural environment, local cultures and cultural remains. You can also spend time learning more about the wildlife and ecosystems of the Arctic in the onboard Science Center. (B, L, D)
Heading south, we will attempt a landing at the entrance to the Scoresbysund fjord. This is the world’s largest fjord system which extends 350 km inland and 600 m deep. (B, L, D)
The fjord’s steep basalt mountains, some reaching up to 2,000 m not only create a stunning backdrop, but also provide shelter from the winds. Add this to the availability of open water in the wide fjord mouth, and areas of water which do not freeze even in winter, and it explains why the fjord has become a haven for an unusual abundance of Greenlandic wildlife. (B, L, D)
You might be able to spot muskox, Arctic foxes, mountain hares, and even reindeer. Little auks, Atlantic puffins, fulmars, snowy owls, the Greenlandic gyrfalcon, and great black-backed gulls are just some of the bird species that can be admired in the skies above. (B, L, D)
Various species of seal dominate the shores and the clear waters below. Keep on the look-out also for Atlantic walrus, narwhal, beluga whales, and the rare bowhead whale. (B, L, D)
Scoresbysund Fjord offers spectacular scenery: white and blue icebergs float in the still waters of the fjord, surrounded by bare green brown mountains. (B, L, D)
We begin our exploration of the largest national park in the world, which is also the least visited national park in the world. Only a small number of expeditions are permitted to visit the park over its very short summer season. Thanks to our expertise and experience here, we are always one of them. (B, L, D)
Apart from trapper huts, some science research stations, and two military outposts, there are no traces of human life here. The only others we might be lucky to meet are the Sirius Patrol park rangers who supervise the area on dog-sleds. (B, L, D)
Once inside the park, there are large fjords, giant icebergs, alpine landscapes, hanging glaciers, and vertical granite cliffs reaching as far as the eye can see. The likes of hares, muskoxen and Arctic foxes roam the coasts and tundra in the summertime. They are usually spread out across this enormous region, making it a real highlight if we do manage to spot one or more of them. (B, L, D)
The captain and Expedition Leader will assess the ice conditions and choose the best locations for landings accordingly. You can also participate in exciting optional activities such as kayaking and long guided hikes. (B, L, D)
After exploring exhilarating Greenland, we set course back to Iceland. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, looking at the sea birds which follow our ship or maybe even spotting whales. (B, L, D)
You arrive back in the Icelandic capital early in the morning. If you want to explore more of the country, add one of our Post-Programmes, or simply extend your stay to enjoy the city and its surroundings before you head home.
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“Book with Confidence” – Book a 2021 or 2022 cruise by 30 April 2021 and cancel it for any reason in the future, we promise that you’ll receive your refund within 14 days*
All prices are quoted in AUD, per person, twin share and includes saving if applicable. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Seasonal surcharges & single supplements may apply. Cannot be combined with another offers or discounts and valid for new bookings only. Airfares not included unless specified. Contact Adventure World for details. Credit Card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please view www.adventureworld.com/terms-and-conditions
*Cancellations need to be submitted no later 180 days prior to departure for departures in October 2021 to December 2022. For cancellations submitted later than 90/180 days, regular cancellation terms apply. Hurtigruten cancellation fee of AUD225pp will apply.
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