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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.


For those who prefer lower levels of activity but are still there for the adventure, join our trip aboard the Polar Pioneer. Enjoy at least two outings per day, cruising in zodiacs, exploring the coastal region on foot at your own pace, soakingup 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 kayak. 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.


Easy – Moderate

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


26 August – 6 September


2024: From US$8715.00 per person.

*Prices above are exclusive of optional activity supplements.

*Final price will depend on cabin chosen.

*Enquire about current specials.


One night’s hotel accommodation (twin share) in Akureyri, transfer from hotel to ship, transfer from ship to airport in Akureyri at the end of the trip, 10 nights ship accommodation – all public areas are open to passengers, all meals on board ship, a welcome toast and captain’s drinks, zodiac shore excursions from the ship, 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.


Any flights unless listed in the itinerary, single supplements, visa, passport and vaccination charges, airport departure taxes, hotels and meals not included in the voyage itinerary, optional excursions not included in voyage itinerary, laundry, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges and phone/email charges, tips on board for crew and service personnel, emergency evacuation charges, alcohol unless specified. The kayaking activity is an additional cost.

26 August

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

27 August

Embark Polar Pioneer at 4pm.

28 August

Crossing the Denmark Strait.

29 August – 4 September

Explore the wilds of East Greenland and Scoresby Sound.

5 September

Crossing the Denmark Strait.

6 September

Disembark Akureyri at 9am. Trip concludes.

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