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Greenland Expedition Cruise

Experience the wonder of the summer ice in Greenland

From northern Iceland, it’s only a short journey to the other-worldly landscapes of Scoresby Sound in East Greenland. Known as the home of the sea kayak, it’s no wonder the Inuit developed this mode of transport, as there are few better places than Greenland to travel by water. Using our sturdy ship, the Polar Pioneer, we will explore East Greenland’s stunning landscape of ice capped mountains rising from the sea, serene fjords and mighty glaciers.

Cruise or paddle past towering icebergs, hike to the mountain tops or explore the gentle tundra filled valleys and tread lightly through the remnants of ancient Inuit settlements. Travelling in the later part of the season gives us the opportunity to witness the wonderous northern lights, while we still have a chance to see musk ox, arctic fox, arctic hare and even polar bears. Join us on this stunning adventure to one of the world’s wildest destinations.

Cruise

For those who prefer lower levels of activity but are still there for the adventure, join our trip aboard the polar pioneer and enjoy at least two outings per day to cruise in zodiacs, explore the coastal region on foot at your own pace or soak up your surrounds ashore. We have an exceptional team of passionate polar experts to help you enjoy and understand the regions wildlife, geology, flora and history while out adventuring and through our exceptional lecturer program aboard.

Cruise & Kayak

Greenland is well known as the home of the sea kayak and it is no wonder the Inuit developed this mode of transport as there are few better places on earth to travel by kayak. Using our sturdy base camp the Polar Pioneer we will select the best locations to take our kayaks on the water. We will paddle any time the weather allows and will offer at least one extended day of paddling, starting in one location and having the ship collect us in another destination.

Cruise & Hike

While we have always been ones to travel with a paddle in our hands, we know some prefer their adventures on foot. While there will still be the opportunity to enjoy all the regular shore landings, for a small group of up to 16 we are taking things a step further. For the fit and adventurous we will be offering a range of extended, vigorous hikes through the valleys and up to the mountain tops.

Grade

Easy – Moderate

This trip is suitable for active individuals with a thirst for adventure. The kayaking option suits paddlers with some kayak experience.

Dates

2023
25 August – 5 September

Cost

From US$8715.00 per person

*Prices above are exclusive of optional activity supplements.

*Final price will depend on cabin chosen

Includes

Hotel accommodation (twin share) in Akureyi, Transfer from hotel to ship, Transfer from ship to airport in Akureyi at the end of the trip, Ten nights ship accommodation – all public areas are open to all passenger, All meals on board ship, A welcome toast and captains drinks, All shore excursions from the ship including Zodiacs, Lectures, videos, slide and film shows, Expedition guide services, Port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities, Medical services – There is a resident doctor and well-equipped clinic on board, The price comprises the trip cost plus a surcharge if you choose the kayaking option. This covers use of a drysuit, all your paddling and kayak equipment and the services of a professional polar sea kayak guide

Excludes

Any flights, Single supplements, Visa, passport, and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes, Hotels and meals not included in the voyage itinerary, Tips on board for crew and service personnel, Optional excursions not included in voyage itinerary

25 August

Overnight in the group hotel in Akureyri (northern Iceland).

26 August

Embark Polar Pioneer at 4pm.

27 August

Crossing the Denmark Strait.

28 August – 3 September

Explore the wilds of East Greenland and Scoresby Sound.

4 September

Crossing the Denmark Strait.

5 September

Disembark Akureyri at 9am. Trip concludes.


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About the Polar Pioneer

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