MV Vikingfjord in Arctic waters
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August September Guided tour

Inside Scoresby Sund

9 day expedition micro cruise in Scoresby Sund incl. flights

from €12,400 per person
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Set off on a remarkable journey with our exclusive Greenland cruise, designed for an intimate group of just 12 adventurers. Your adventure will begin with a private charter flight from the scenic beauty of Iceland, taking you to the untouched wilderness of East Greenland.

As you sail through the strikingly beautiful Scoresby Sund fjord system, prepare to be awestruck by the grandeur of towering icebergs and pristine landscapes. Accompanied by two experienced guides, your small group will enjoy the unique opportunity to make landings on the shore and truly immerse yourselves in the unspoiled natural beauty. From September onwards, you'll have the chance to experience the extraordinary phenomenon of the Northern Lights, creating unforgettable memories in one of the world's most awe-inspiring locations.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Arrival in Keflavik

Day 2:

Reykjavik - Scoresbysund

Day 3-5:

Exploring Scoresby Sund

Day 5-8:

Exploring Scoresby Sund

Day 9:

Ittoqqortoormiit & flight back to Iceland

Prices and dates

Price in EUR per person from:

€12,400

Dates:

August 15, 2024 – August 22, 2024 (available)
August 22, 2024 – August 29, 2024 (fully booked)
August 29, 2024 – September 5, 2024 (fully booked)
September 5, 2024 – September 12, 2024 (fully booked)
September 12, 2024 – September 19, 2024 (available)
September 19, 2024 – September 26, 2024 (available)
September 26, 2024 – October 3, 2024 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • 2 nights in Keflavik incl. breakfast
  • flights from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Greenland
  • 7 nights on Vikingfjord
  • expert Greenland expedition leader and guide
  • lectures on Greenland
  • use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
  • Polar Bear protection guides for shore landings
  • full board aboard Vikingfjord (breakfast, lunch and dinner + alcoholic drinks with evening meal, tea & coffee)
  • highly experienced captain and cook

Max. participants:

12

Minimum age:

18 years

Remarks:

Kindly be aware that the planned itinerary might be altered depending on the weather and ice conditions in the fjord. However, the skilled expedition team will make every effort to maximize your experience and exposure during your journey.

MV Vikingfjord

The MV Vikingfjord, a robust, ice-fortified expedition vessel, comfortably accommodates 12 guests. It was fitted with a new energy-efficient engine and a NOX cleaning system in 2023, which significantly reduces NOX emissions by up to 95% - a leading environmental achievement for a small ship.

This compact vessel offers the luxury of a cruise ship, featuring nine ensuite cabins, an open-plan saloon with rear-facing windows, along with on-deck amenities like a hot tub and sauna.

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Flight connections

Flights to Greenland from Keflavik/Iceland are included.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Keflavik

The excitement begins as tomorrow you embark on your adventure towards the north. Your preparations will include an overnight stay at a nearby hotel in Keflavik, potentially the Marriot KEF or something akin, which is conveniently situated close to the Keflavik International Airport. This location will serve as our rendezvous spot, marking the beginning of our journey together.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Scoresbysund

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with MV Vikingfjord in Greenland. Your voyage commences with an exclusive charter flight from Reykjavik, Iceland, landing you at the secluded airstrip of Constable Point nestled within Scoresby Sund. As you touch down, the welcoming crew of MV Vikingfjord will be there to greet you, escorting you to the ship via a thrilling Zodiac ride. Once onboard, the captain will ensure your safety with a comprehensive briefing. Then, brace yourself to sail into the awe-inspiring wilderness of Greenland for an experience that promises to be truly unforgettable!

Day 3-5: Exploring Scoresby Sund

Viking Bay & Danmark Island
Set sail on an awe-inspiring voyage along the Volquart Boons Coast in Greenland, where a stunning panorama of successive glaciers will unfold before your eyes. As you navigate westward, you'll encounter the magnificent basalt formations of Viking Bay. Here, you can embark on a Zodiac cruise at the base of these majestic cliffs for an up-close experience.

Just around the corner, Danmark Ø presents a window into the ancient Inuit way of life with its well-preserved archaeological remnants of seasonal dwellings. Venture closer to the expansive glacier front and step ashore for a guided hike to fully appreciate the grandeur of Greenland's natural beauty.

Day 5-8: Exploring Scoresby Sund

Røde Fjord & Hare Fjord
While steering through a labyrinth of colossal icebergs, you'll be presented with the chance to delve into some of the lesser-known corners of the fjord system, encompassing areas like Røde Fjord and Hare Fjord. Fortune may even favor you with a visit to Røde Ø, also known as the Red Island, renowned for its dramatic red sandstone formations that echo the Martian landscape.

Ø Fjord & Sydkap
Experience the breathtaking Ø Fjord, one of the globe's most magnificent fjords. This expansive 74 km waterway is enveloped by lofty mountains and serene waters teeming with enormous icebergs. As you journey through Scoresby Sund, the sight of these ice behemoths, some tethered to the ocean floor, will captivate your senses, creating an ethereal and almost alien-like ambiance.

Day 9: Ittoqqortoormiit & flight back to Iceland

Before we conclude our voyage, we'll make a stop at the secluded Ittoqqortoormiit settlement. This tiny community, home to just 400 Greenlandic inhabitants, is encircled by sea ice for a significant part of the year, offering a truly distinct experience. As our expedition draws to an end, our team will escort you to the airstrip for a charter flight that will take you back to Iceland.
Your expedition concludes with a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel in Keflavik (Marriot KEF or similar). This arrangement allows room for any potential flight delays due to weather, ensuring a seamless and worry-free end to your journey.

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All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.