Arctic Cruise from Spitsbergen to North East Greenland
15 days from £5345*
Greenland has some of the most spectacular Arctic scenery in the world, with gigantic glaciers and extraordinary wildlife to match; from Polar Bears to Musk-Ox. Due it its huge size, this country is best visited using an ice-strengthened expedition vessel. This exciting wildlife voyage starts in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and finishes in Akureyri, Iceland.
This is a Small Group Tour
Arrive and overnight in Lonyearbyen.
Early evening the ship will sail out of Isfjorden; look out for Minke Whales.
Visit Raudford for chance to see Seals and Polar Bears and visit Walrus haul-out at Moffen.
Make crossing to Greenland; we may see the edge of the Greenland sea ice, Whales and Seabirds.
Attempt to sail through sea ice into Foster Bugt to view Musk-Ox.
We will land at Blomster Bugt to view the beautiful geological formations. Arctic Hare are usually seen here, and there is a lake with Great Northern Diver and their young
The first half of the day we spend in Antarcticahavn, a wide and extensive valley where we also could see groups of Musk Oxen
We go ashore at Cape Hofmann Halvø, a reliable spot for viewing Musk Oxen. We may also spot Rock Ptarmigan and Great Northern Diver at sea
In Northwest fjord in Scoresby Land in the morning, we encounter huge icebergs, some over 100m high and more than a kilometre in length. Most of the bergs are grounded as the fjord is only about 400m deep here. We land near Sydkap to view the remains of the Thule culture winter houses
In the morning we land at Ittoqqortoormiut, the biggest settlement in the Scoresby Sund with about 500 inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just wander around to see the sledge dogs and the drying skins of Seal, Musk Ox and Polar Bear.
Whole day at sea, chance to see large whales and seabird migration and, in the night, the Aurora Borealis.
Arrive in Akureyri and are taken by private bus through North Iceland to our hotel in Reykjavik..
Connect with your onward international flight (cost not included)
10% off this Arctic Cruise. Only twin ensuite cabins with windows remaining for £4810 per person
Prices are based on travel in September 2016.
All meals provided on your 100 passenger ice-strengthened Expedition Vessel. Contact Wildlife Trails for a detailed itinerary of your Arctic Cruise.
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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights