Northern Light Adventure

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Sep. 11, 2021
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Duration
13 days
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Activities
, Boat, Bus Excursion, Kayaking, Lectures, Northern Light, Photography, Tastings, Trekking, Wildlife observations, Zodiac

With the arrival of September, Arctic weather patterns over Greenland quite often settle with clear skies and distant views. Beautiful dusts of snow on mountain tops, frosty grass in the mornings – and the supernatural wonders of Aurora Borealis on the night skies!

On this Ocean Atlantic voyage you will enjoy all of that – plus Greenland, seen from both sides! From Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland we turn sharply to port side and south for Nuuk, Capital of Greenland. Onwards to the former mining town of Ivittuut and then through Prins Christian Sund to East Greenland. Skjoldungen Island is a place to marvel at majestic mountain scape – and possibly a tundra walk – before we enter the town of Tasiilaq. We are Greenland’s back side or “Tunu”, as the Greenlanders call it.

Blosseville Coast rises 2000 meter from the sea with few or no landing spots, so we haste to get past and into the grandest fjord of all, Scoresby Sund. Here, we will visit the Inuit settlement of Ittiqqortoormiit before venturing into the fjord for the island of Milne. Sheltered from the open sea, chances are good to see some of the abundant wildlife: Narwhals, polar bears and muskoxen. And the Northern Lights!

The last day will be at sea, enjoying lectures from Albatros’ expedition team – or getting glimpses of sea birds migrating south. We enter Reykjavík in the morning and bid farewell to the vessel and crew.

Day 1

Arrive by flight to Kangerlussuaq - embarkation

Day 2

At sea; lectures on Greenland culture

Day 3

Nuuk, capital of Greenland

Day 4

Ivittuut; former cryolite mine and possible muscox sigthing

Day 5

Prins Christians Sund; from west to East Greenland

Day 6

Island of Skjoldungen; landing at Dronning Marie Dal

Day 7

Town of Tasiilaq

Day 8

East Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Fjord

Day 9

At sea along Blosseville Coast

Day 10

Inuit town of Ittiqqortoormiit

Day 11

Scoresby Sund Fjord; largest in the World

Day 12

At sea; lectures and bird watching

Day 13

Reykjavík – disembarkation. City Tour and homebound flight

Inclusions

Inclusions

13-day cruise in a shared outside double cabin with bathroom/toilet

English-speaking expedition staff

Transfer to Kangerlussuaq Port

City tour in Nuuk

Guided walks in Ivittut, Tasiilaq and Ittiqqortoormiit

Zodiacs cruises in fjords

Inspiring and enriching lectures onboard by qualified lecturers

Full board on the ship

Coffee, tea and afternoon snacks on the ship

Taxes, tariffs, and AECO fees

Digital visual journal – voyage log, photo gallery, maps and more – after voyage

Lectures onboard by highly knowledgeable expedition team

Exclusions

Highlights

Arctic ’Mini-tropolis’ of Nuuk, capital of Greenland

Strategic mining town of Ivittuut

Cruising the Prince Christian Sound & East Greenland Coast

Town visit in Tasiilaq and Ittiqqortoormiit

Scoresby Sund, largest fjord in the World

Northern Light

Adventure options

Boat Trips

Wide-open spaces, crisp air, seemingly endless landscapes and the absence of modernity, enjoyed from the water's comfort during a delightful boat trip.

Bus Excursions

We now offer a variety of outings filled with stunning sights and interesting activities that will keep you wanting to come back for more.

Hiking

The opportunity to simply set foot on the Polar regions is a great experience, but to walk amid its white emptiness on a mini expedition is truly an unbeatable adventure. 

Kayaking

Glide through the waters and take in the royal grace of the icebergs, see the varied birds and seals, and maybe even the whales in their natural habitat under the supervision of experienced kayak guides, who will...

Lectures

Our primary focus is knowledge, and we apply this to every aspect of a journey. From the staff that forms our expedition team, to the routes our ship follows, and of course, the program onboard.

Northern Lights

Kangerlussuaq is one of the best places to witness the mesmerizing glow of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, thanks to its relatively stable climate, limited use of streetlights and nearly 300 days of clear...

Photography

We always have a dedicated expedition photographer onboard to document the voyage and share their passion for photography through lectures and during landings and zodiac cruises.

Tastings

A feast for your senses!

Wildlife Observations

One of the greatest pleasures of our expeditions, is being able to experience the Polar regions' wildlife from a safe distance, respectfully enjoying their beauty in their natural habitat.

Zodiac

Essential for expedition cruises, Zodiacs are robust boats that can go up on a beach, a rocky outcrop, a river bank or even an ice floe push through bergy bits of ice floating in the water. This is definitely one...

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Sep. 11, 2021