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$ 6495

Arctic Express: Greenland’s Northern Lights

min $ 6495
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Destinations: Reykjavík, Ittoqqortoormiit
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 6495
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Tour Dates

Sep 01 - Sep 10, 2018 (10 days)View Pricing ChartSep 08 - Sep 17, 2018 (10 days)View Pricing ChartSep 15 - Sep 24, 2018 (10 days)View Pricing ChartSep 22 - Oct 01, 2018 (10 days)View Pricing Chart
Sep 02 - Sep 11, 2019 (10 days)View Pricing ChartSep 09 - Sep 18, 2019 (10 days)View Pricing ChartSep 16 - Sep 25, 2019 (10 days)View Pricing ChartSep 23 - Oct 02, 2019 (10 days)View Pricing Chart


Day 1 — Reykjavik, Iceland

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

Day 4 — Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier

Multihued mountains surround the lovely Brogetdal, which originally translated as “painted valley” and now means “multicolored valley.” You’ll discover why firsthand as you marvel at the valley’s colorful 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. It was 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, also known as the Bay of Flowers, is home to beautiful purple-and-gold-colored rocks that you’ll view from distance or on a hike, if you wish. Later, we’ll continue to Renbugten, or Reindeer Bay, named for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight here.

Day 6 — Ella Oya (Ella Island)

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 Scoresby Sund, Ittoqqortoormiit 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. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, we’ll see huge icebergs—larger than football fields and taller than apartment buildings—as we cross Hall Bredning, part of the sounds.

Day 8 — Frederiksdal and Sydkap

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

Day 9 — Disembarkation at Constable Point

Today, we’ll 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, then 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 the city has to offer.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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* Itinerary may be subject to change

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Polar Cruises
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