Arctic Long Hikes are offered on select East Greenland voyages aboard the ships Hondius, Plancius and Ortelius. Participants will have the chance to hike further than the hikes offered on regular shore landings. Search for musk-oxen and arctic hare as you take in the incredible mountain vistas of East Greenland. Passengers who join this activity should have the willingness and ability to walk at least 9 miles (15 km) in semi-rough terrain that includes shorelines, tundra, low hills, and river crossings. Walks will take around six hours from start to finish, rest times included. We will walk at a modest pace and not cross any alpine terrain. 

Long Hikes are for groups of 24 passengers maximum, accompanied by two armed expedition staff and a Zodiac that will sail ahead to watch for polar bears along the shoreline. Passengers who do not take part in long walks will have a landing in the morning at the start point of the walk, then sail to the end point of the walk for their second landing in the afternoon.

Arctic Long Hikes are included in the voyage cost but need to be booked in advance as spots are limited. Contact us to check availability for hiking on any particular departure.