Eastern Greenland and Iceland Expedition


Inspiring Icebergs and Remote Communities

Members from: $14,384 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $14,484 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $28,968

  • Type

    Ocean Cruising

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Cruise Line

    Scenic Eclipse

  • Supplier

    Scenic

  • Booking Code

    701N

  • Departs

    14 August 2024


Includes


  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica or the Arctic

  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team

  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts

  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac

  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding

  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots


​Inspiring Icebergs and Remote Communities


Cruise among icebergs and active volcanoes and feel the spray of thundering waterfalls. Pristine and untouched, Eastern Greenland will impress with its alpine mountain tops and traditional Inuit culture.

This expedition takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Explore the world’s largest fjord system, hike around geologic wonders, kayak among icebergs in mirror-smooth bays. Pay testament to the incredible glaciers that carved the land.

Itinerary


Day 1 - Reykjavík, Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city, where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Isafjördur

Characterised by deep, blue fjords, separated by flat-topped mountains, Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in the Westfjords of Iceland. Explore remote Iceland from one of the most stunning towns in the country, with old timber framed houses and architecture. Bursting with a wealth of wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for birds and Arctic



Freechoice

Take a fascinating journey through time as you explore Ísafjörður or tour the ecofriendly fishing village of Sudurey to learn about the life of a fisherman and taste local produce. Alternatively, learn of the life and culture while visiting Osvor outdoor exhibition before walking through the maritime and folk museum.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Ittoqqortoormitt, Greenland

Located next to the world’s largest and deepest multi-branched fjord system, Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most isolated towns in Greenland. The locals have learnt to live off the ocean, with sea ice providing new routes to explore. Gain an insight into how this small community of only 450 thrive together.



Discovery

Glide along the ocean through a maze of interconnecting waterways, or hike across the tundra, exploring ancient graveyards and villages occupied by Eskimos over 3,000 years ago.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Kong Oscar Fjord

This magnificent fjord is part of the North-East Greenland National Park, a unique, untouched area of the world filled with beauty and grandeur. Previously one of the most difficult regions to reach, Scenic Eclipse now takes you there in 6-star luxury. Learn about the geological phenomenon known as a “fold” from our on board geologist, observing this in some of the cliffs that line the shore. Visit the community of Tasiilaq on the banks of King Oscar Harbour.



Discovery

Explore by kayak, Zodiac and on land with our Discovery Team



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord

A remote and rarely visited fjord system provides many opportunities for exploration. Our team of experts will be on board as we weave through ice, marveling at the rugged beauty of this region Look out for Teufelschloss, known as “The Devil’s Castle”, a rocky mountain rising ominously from waters of Kejser Franz Josef Fjord. If weather permits, you’ll visit the Waltershausen Glacier, one of Greenland’s major Piedmont glaciers, and hopefully witness a thunderous calving.



Discovery

Explore by kayak, Zodiac and on land with our Discovery Team



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Scoresbysund

Scoresbysund is the largest and deepest fjord system in the world, and is the birthplace of many of Greenland’s glaciers. Over the next couple of days, be amazed by the mountainous surrounds, the lively wildlife and the memorable adventures. . Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage, giving you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world. This tree like fjord system was mapped in 1822 by the explorer William Scoresby



Discovery

Hike across the tundra, looking for muskoxen and blue Arctic foxes blending into the basalt rock, cruise in Zodiac to view hauled-out walruses and seals resting along the shoreline, and keep watch for migratory minke, humpback and fin whales.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Scoresbysund

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Scoresbysund

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Grundarfjörður, Iceland

A charming fishing village located in the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula, filled with vibrant, colourful houses. Grundarfjörður is home to one of the photographed mountains in Iceland, Kirkjufell or Church Mountain, which can be seen from all angles in town.



Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Reykjavík

Your cruise ends this morning back in Reykjavík as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.



The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.



Meals Included: Breakfast


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