Explore Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland for an adventure that cannot be compared to anything else in this hemisphere. As we reach the least-visited national park in the world we might sail for days without seeing another vessel. The chances of meeting a polar wolf or a polar bear are far greater than meeting another human being.
After an overnight stop in Longyearbyen, the expedition starts by taking you through the magnificent North West Spitsbergen National Park. The area is home to big inland glaciers and an alpine landscape, full of spectacular contrasts; lush areas, naked moraines, rocky ridges and glaciers that plunge into the sea. Kongsfjorden and Magdalenefjorden impress with their dramatic landscapes and interesting history. At 78º 55' N you visit Ny Ålesund, one of the world’s northernmost year-round communities and an advanced High Arctic research station.
As we start sailing along the coast of Greenland, the splendid isolation of the journey begins to take hold. Once in the fjords of North East Greenland, your sense of distance, size and shape of landscapes will be challenged. These are the largest fjords in the world. The surrounding alpine landscape, with hanging glaciers and dramatic vertical granite walls, stretches as far as the eye can see. All along our route, we will go ashore to explore the wilderness. You can also participate in activities and excursions such as kayaking and hikes.
Our last call in North East Greenland is the most isolated town in Greenland; Ittoqqortoormiit. For up to nine months of the year, the town is cut off from the outside world. Our local guide will show you the sights, including a visit to the museum and the church as you discover this unique settlement on foot.
We explore the west region of Iceland, often called “The Saga land”. The Snæfellsnes peninsula is sometimes referred to as Iceland in a nutshell. Dotted with towns and villages, mountains, bird cliffs, saga sites and hiking trails – it is truly a world of unique experiences.