Adventures in Northeast Greenland: Glaciers, Fjords and the Northern Lights - 11 Days

Onboard Ocean Explorer – 138 passengers

Explore some of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet. Cruising along Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in the world, you’ll discover diverse and dramatically rugged landscapes—and possibly cap off a day of Arctic exploration with a nighttime show of the dramatic Aurora borealis as you’ll be in a region where the Northern Lights are regularly visible. Immersed in the untamed beauty of the Arctic, you’ll experience Greenlandic culture firsthand at Ittoqqortoormiit, visit ancient Thule sites steeped in history, and marvel at the majesty of massive icebergs and against a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Tour Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland
Arrive in the Icelandic capital in the morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own.

Day 2: Embark
This afternoon, you’ll board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Day 3: Cruising
As we cruise north across the Denmark Strait, with views of Greenland in the distance, your Expedition Team will prepare you for the adventures that await. Learn about the storied history and politics of the Arctic, its fascinating wildlife, geology, ecology and climate, and the incredible sights you will soon explore. The team will also search for the seabirds soaring around your ship, as well as the whales that frequent the waters here.

Days 4-8: Exploring Northeast Greenland
During your tour of Greenland’s remote northeast coast, you’ll enjoy Zodiac cruises and shore visits to several locations. We’ll also keep an eye out for grazing muskoxen, as 40 percent of the world’s population lives in Northeast Greenland National Park. At the entrance of the sound is East Greenland’s most northerly community, Ittoqqortoormiit, where you may spend time interacting with the Inuit people and learning about their way of life. You may also have a 3 chance to see the Northern Lights here if the skies are clear. Magnificent vistas also await at Kong Oscar Fjord, with possible landings at Ella Ø, renowned for its rugged cliffs and ice-choked waters, and flower-rich Botanikerbugt, on Ymer Ø.

Days 9-10: Cruising Southbound across the Denmark Strait
As your Arctic adventure winds down, take in a presentation by our onboard experts, share your photos, sip an icy cocktail in the bar or watch a movie—there are many activities during your time at sea. Your Expedition Team will also be on hand to answer any questions and point out wildlife.

Day 11: Disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland
You’ll disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, at the end of your journey. If you have booked post-expedition accommodation, we provide a transfer to a central downtown location.

EXPEDITION SPIRIT: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your Expedition Team  must  consider  the sea, ice and weather to guide the route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you may experience on this voyage; please  be  aware  that  no  specific  itinerary can be guaranteed. By the same  token,  wildlife  encounters  as  described  are  expected,  but  not  guaranteed.  Your  Expedition  Team  will  use  their  considerable  experience to seek out wildlife in known habitats, but the presence of any particular species of bird or marine wildlife is not guaranteed.

Route Map

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Studio Double
$12,395
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$9,296
Limited
Studio Veranda
$13,195
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$9,896
 
Deluxe Veranda Fwd
$13,895
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$10,421
Limited
Deluxe Veranda Mid
$14,595
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$10,946
 
Deluxe Veranda
$15,095
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$11,321
 
Grand Veranda
$15,895
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$11,921
 
Royal Veranda
$18,595
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$13,946
 
Junior Suite
$21,095
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$15,821
 
Explorer Suite
$21,795
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$16,346
Limited
Owner's Suite
$22,495
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$16,871
Full
Studio Single
$15,895
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$11,921
Full
Studio Veranda Single
$19,595
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$14,696
Limited
Studio Double
$11,395
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$8,546
Full
Studio Veranda
$12,095
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$9,071
Full
Deluxe Veranda Fwd
$12,795
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$9,596
Full
Deluxe Veranda Mid
$13,395
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$10,046
Limited
Deluxe Veranda
$13,795
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$10,346
 
Grand Veranda
$14,595
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$10,946
 
Royal Veranda
$17,095
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$12,821
 
Junior Suite
$19,295
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$14,471
 
Explorer Suite
$19,995
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$14,996
Limited
Owner's Suite
$20,695
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$15,521
Limited
Studio Single
$14,595
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$10,946
Limited
Studio Veranda Single
$17,995
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$13,496
Full
Studio Double
$12,195
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$9,146
Limited
Studio Veranda
$12,995
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$9,746
 
Deluxe Veranda Fwd
$13,695
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$10,271
Full
Deluxe Veranda Mid
$14,395
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$10,796
 
Deluxe Veranda
$14,795
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$11,096
 
Grand Veranda
$15,695
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$11,771
 
Royal Veranda
$18,295
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$13,721
 
Junior Suite
$20,695
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$15,521
 
Explorer Suite
$21,395
Save 25%
$16,046
Limited
Owner's Suite
$22,095
Save 25%
$16,571
Full
Studio Single
$15,695
Save 25%
$11,771
Full
Studio Veranda Single
$19,295
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$14,471
Full
Studio Double
$10,795
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$9,176
Limited
Studio Veranda
$11,395
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$9,686
Limited
Deluxe Veranda Fwd
$11,995
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$10,196
Limited
Deluxe Veranda Mid
$12,695
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$10,791
 
Deluxe Veranda
$12,995
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$11,046
 
Grand Veranda
$13,795
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$11,726
 
Royal Veranda
$16,095
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$13,681
 
Junior Suite
$18,195
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$15,466
 
Explorer Suite
$18,795
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$15,976
Limited
Owner's Suite
$19,495
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$16,571
Limited
Studio Single
$13,795
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$11,726
Limited
Studio Veranda Single
$16,895
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$14,361
Full

Transfer Package is $995/person on Svalbard Explorer or $695/person on Three Arctic Islands and not included in the cabin cost. 

Single Travelers:

  • Can book a Studio Veranda Single or Studio Single at the prices listed above
  • Can book into a share cabin in the following categories: Studio Double, Studio Veranda, Deluxe Veranda Forward, Deluxe Veranda Middle and Deluxe Veranda.
  • Can book a twin cabin at solo occupancy at 1.7x the per person share price in Studio Double – Deluxe Veranda and 2x the per person price for all other categories

Adventure Options:

  • Kayaking (full program, multiple paddles): $795/person – requires experience
  • Paddling (one-time): $195/person

Single Travelers:

  • Can book into a dedicated Single cabin (Studio Single or Studio Veranda Single) at the prices listed above
  • Can book into a share cabin in Studio Double – Deluxe Veranda
  • Can book a twin cabin at solo occupancy at 1.7x the per person share price in Studio Double – Deluxe Veranda and 2x the per person price for all higher categories

Adventure Options:

  • Kayaking (full program, multiple paddles): $995/person – requires experience
  • Paddling (one-time): $295/person
  • Camping: $295/person

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

Owner's Suite

This palatial, airy apartment offers stunning views from its large private veranda on the highest cabin level (deck 7). The luxurious suite features a large master bedroom, living room and dining area and two large master bathrooms, among other amenities. One double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold out sofa bed.

443 square feet (41.2 sq. m.) 

Explorer Suite

This unique 2-room suite is located on Deck 7. It has one double bed that can be configured into two singles in the inner bedroom and the outer sitting area is furnished with a sofa-bed. Walk-out from either room to a double sized balcony. There are also 2 TV’s, state of the art ‘infotainment’ system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor. And an additional powder room in the outside sitting area.

269 sq. ft (25.0 sq. m.)

Ocean Explorer Junior Suite

Junior Suite

The decor and layout of this stately suite will amaze. The private veranda, convenient Deck 6 location, plus proximity to the lounge and downstairs dining room are equally impressive. One double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold out sofa bed.

296 square feet (27.5 sq. m.) 

Ocean Explorer Royal Veranda Stateroom

Royal Veranda Stateroom

This spacious, classic stateroom allows you to stretch freely. Centrally located on Decks 4 and 6. One double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold out sofa bed.

189 – 272 square feet (17.6 – 25.3 sq. m.) 

Ocean Explorer Grand Veranda Stateroom

Grand Veranda Stateroom

Near the center of the ship on Deck 6, this stateroom offers easy access to the lounge, dining room and a private veranda. One double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold out sofa bed. 

195 – 205 square feet (18.1 – 19 sq. m.) 

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Revel in superior comfort of this stateroom on Deck 4 while taking in the panoramic ocean views from your private veranda. One double bed made up of two twin berths plus a fold out sofa bed.

200 – 205 square feet (18.6 – 19 sq. m.) 

Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom

These classic staterooms on Deck 4 ensure guests have easy access to all amenities the ship has to offer. One double bed made up of two twin berths plus some with a fold out sofa bed.

203 – 272 square feet (18.9 – 25.3 sq. m.)

Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom

Enjoy privacy and elegance at the front of the ship on Deck 4 where guests are treated to sweeping views from their private veranda. One double bed made up of two twin berths.

168 – 195 square feet (15.6 – 18.1 sq. m.)

Studio Veranda Stateroom

Located on Deck 6 these cabins have one double bed that can be configured into two singles.  There is a floor to ceiling glass view that opens to a walkout balcony.  There is also a desk and chair, TV, state of the art ‘infotainment’ system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor.

173 sq. f. (16.1 sq. m,) 

Studio Double

Enjoy the calm ambience of this Deck 3 stateroom which features a porthole window and every amenity essential for your polar voyage. One double bed made up of two twin berths.

175 – 186 square feet (16.2 – 17.3 sq. m.)

Studio Veranda Single

Designed for one. This unique cabin is located on Deck 7 .  It has one twin bed with a  floor to ceiling glass view that opens to a generous walkout balcony. There is also TV, state of the art ‘infotainment’ system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor. There is only 1 cabin in this category so it typically sells out far in advance. 

162 sq. f. (15.1 sq. m.)

Studio Single

Designed for one.  This cabin is located on Deck 3 with one double bed and a porthole view.  There is also a desk and chair, TV, state of the art ‘infotainment’ system and private bathroom with shower, vanity and heated floor. There is only 1 cabin in this category so it typically sells out far in advance. 

177 sq. ft. (16.5 sq. m,) 

Deck Plan

Ocean Explorer - deck plan

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions: 

  • Leadership throughout your voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Free beer, standard wines, spirits, and cocktails during bar service hours and dinner
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • An official expedition parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Group transfer from the Reykjavik hotel to the ship on Day 2
  • Group transfer from the ship to downtown Reykjavik on disembarkation day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi service on one device permitting basic Internet browsing, email, posting on social media and voice applications. (Premium packages are available for more data intensive applications.)

Exclusions: 

  • International airfare
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Reykjavik
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities