Join us on an expedition cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavík, following the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. Experience North, West, South and East Greenland, from the bustling mini-metropolis of Nuuk to the spectacular glaciers of Skjoldungen all in one unique voyage!

Join us on a thrilling expedition cruise from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, following the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. While the spectacular scenery of this region remains unchanged, our purpose-built expedition ship offers significantly more comfort and style than a Viking longship! Our first destination is Disko Bay in North Greenland, a region synonymous with astounding natural beauty. We will experience local Inuit culture in Qeqertarsuaq, a coulourful town situated beneath sweeping basalt mountains, and sail to the renowned Eqip Sermia Glacier, one of the most active calving glaciers in the Arctic. From Eqip Sermia we will sail to the city of Ilulissat, one of Greenland's most exciting towns, and the site of the mind-boggling UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Icefjord, where city-sized icebergs drift into the ocean just a short easy walk from this bustling little city.

Following the magnificent coastline of Earth's largest island, we will visit Nuuk, one of the smallest (but no less perfect) world capitals. With everything you would expect from a capital city, including skyscrapers, exceptional museums and boutique shopping, Nuuk still has a strong Greenlandic vibe; tiny traditional wooden houses sit in the shadow of glassy towers, and locals buy seal and reindeer meat at the city market. The city also has a few charming oddities- including the only traffic lights in Greenland!

From Nuuk, we will venture deep into the fjords of South Greenland to visit the ancient remains of Brattahlíð, Erik the Red's former farmstead in the small farming village of Qassiarsuk. The lush green fields and rolling hills of South Greenland make it easy to see why the Norse gave the island the name it bears to this day - and why the Norse chose to settle in this green paradise. From here we will sail through the magnificent strait of Prins Kristiansund, a glacier-lined channel separating Kap Farvel (Greenland's southernmost point) from the mainland, before heading north again along the spectacular east coast of Greenland to the charming silence and breathtaking scenery of the undisturbed Skjoldungen Island. Join us onboard Ocean Albatros for an enriching experience combining Nordic and Inuit culture and the natural wonders of the Arctic!

Facts about In the Wake of Eric the Red - From Greenland to Iceland - 2025
  • Arctic
  • Greenland