Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst
a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier fronts, along with a visit to
the basalt columns and ice formations of Vikingebugt
Danmark Island and see the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned
around 200 years ago
at the well-preserved sites with easily identifiable entrances,
bear-proof meat caches, and grave sites
the berg-crowded fjords to the west
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1: On the Iceland road
journey begins in the morning, where by request you can transfer via
chartered bus (T) from the city hall of Reykjavik (the meeting point)
to the ship in Akureyri (the embarkation point). You arrive in the
afternoon after a six-hour drive through northern Iceland.
NOTE: This transfer (T) must be booked and paid for in advance. In the
early evening, the ship departs from the port of Akureyri, sailing
north toward the Denmark Strait.
2: Sailing to east Greenland
sailing north you’re likely to see fulmars, kittiwakes,
gannets, and common guillemots. You then cross the Arctic Circle,
possibly spotting whales. By evening, the first icebergs flash into
sight with your approach to the east Greenland coast, near Brewster.
3: Inuit neighborhood of yesteryear
you reach Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons
Kyst. You may also enjoy a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier
fronts, along with a visit to the basalt columns and ice formations of
Vikingebugt. The afternoon goal is to visit Danmark Island, where you
find the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago.
The circular stone tent rings indicate the summer houses, while the
winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well
preserved, with easy identifiable entrances, bear-proof meat caches,
and grave sites. In the evening you continue sailing the berg-crowded
fjords to the west.
4: Colors of the cape
goal is a Zodiac cruise near Røde Ø, one of the
world’s most cherished iceberg attractions: The austere
blue-white of the icebergs sets sharp against the brooding red backdrop
of the sediment slopes. The afternoon plan is to sail through the
northern parts of Røde Fjord, with the chance to see musk
oxen and warm autumnal foliage.
5: Enormous bergs, Arctic hares
the morning you encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328
feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are
grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters deep (1,312 feet). You
then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot
of seeing Arctic hares.
6: Settlement at Scoresbysund
you make a tundra landing on Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet. The
afternoon stop is Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in
Scoresbysund at about five hundred inhabitants. At the post office you
can buy stamps for your postcards, or just stroll around to see the
sled dogs and drying skins of seals and musk oxen. In the afternoon you
sail south, passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.
7: Sea life under the northern lights
sea day grants you the opportunity to spot whales and seabirds
– and at night, the magical northern lights.
8: Journey’s end at Akureyri
adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You
disembark in Akureyri, where on request you can transfer by chartered
bus (T) (a six-hour drive that you must book in advance) to the
Reykjavik city hall, taking home memories that will accompany you
wherever your next adventure lies.
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aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee
shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
use of rubber boots and snowshoes
and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for
those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen
miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
fees and governmental taxes