EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Arctic Express – Greenland's Northern Lights (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Quark Expeditions
Ship: Ocean Nova  |  2 Reviews
Reykjavík, Iceland to Reykjavík, Iceland
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Reykjavík, Iceland

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly modern Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital city.

DAY 2
Reykjavík, Iceland
Air travel
Constable Point, Denmark, Greenland

You'll fly from Reykjavík to Constable Point to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

DAY 3
Alpefjord, Greenland

You'll cruise through breathtaking Alpefjord. Fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling icebergs, fjords, and sounds in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for Arctic fox and musk ox, which roam free here.

DAY 4
Brogetdalen, Denmark, Greenland
Waltershausen Glacier, Denmark, Greenland

Multi-hued mountains surround lovely Brogetdal, which was originally called "painted valley", and later translated to mean "multicolored valley". You'll view colorful vistas, and fascinating geology. Later, you'll travel to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord, named after German explorer Baron Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, after his failed 1869 attempt to reach the North Pole via East Greenland.

DAY 5
Blomsterbugten, Greenland
Renbugten, Denmark, Greenland

Blomsterbugten, the "Bay of Flowers", is home to beautiful purple- and gold-colored rocks that you'll view from a distance, or on a hike for those who wish. Later we'll continue to Renbugten, called "Reindeer Bay" for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight in this area.

DAY 6
Ella Island, Greenland

Ella Ø is a hiker's paradise. The area is surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs, and sky-blue icebergs. Challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the island—the views are worth it.

DAY 7
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Hall Bredning, Greenland, Denmark

At the start of the sound, Ittoqqortoormiit is East Greenland's most northerly community and boasts a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles. With clear skies, you'll have a great opportunity to see the northern lights. You can also support local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, we'll see huge icebergs larger than football fields and taller than apartment buildings while crossing Hall Bredning, part of Scoresby Sund.

DAY 8
Kap Sud, Greenland
Frederiksdal, Denmark, Greenland

Sailing on, deeper into Scoresby Sund you'll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement as we approach Sydkap. The scenery here is unforgettable, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of monumental icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception.

DAY 9
Constable Point, Denmark, Greenland
Air travel
Reykjavík, Iceland

Arrive at Constable Point and disembark the ship. Sit back and enjoy your charter flight from Constable Point to Reykjavík, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland. Overnight in your comfortable Reykjavík hotel.

DAY 10
Reykjavík, Iceland

Make your own way to the airport for your return flight home, or spend some extra time in Reykjavík – you'll be amazed at the variety of attractions and must-see places of interests Reykjavík has to offer.

Arctic Express – Greenland's Northern Lights map

About the Ship

Ocean Nova
Ocean Nova

Your expedition ship Ocean Nova: Designed to carry travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel carrying just 78 passengers on our Arctic Voyages. Quark is also pleased to offer certified CarbonNeutral® voyages on the Ocean Nova.

What's Included

Included

  • ON ALL SHIPS, RATES INCLUDE:

    • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping

    • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners 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.)

    • All shore landings per the daily program

    • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities

    • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program

    • Snowshoes available on loan for shore excursions on designated voyages

    • Formal and informal presentations by our expedition team and guest speakers as scheduled

    • Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage

    • A pair of waterproof expedition (Muck) boots on loan for shore landings

    • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep

    • Life jackets and immersion suits

    • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock

    • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin

    • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative reader

    • A group transfer upon disembarkation from the ship to the local airport

    • 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 US$100,000 per person

Not Included

  • RATES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT INCLUDE:

    • For some specified departures, the purchase of a transfer package including charter or domestic flights, and hotels where specified, in conjunction with the expedition is mandatory. The applicable per-person cost is indicated on the Dates and Rates summary

    • Passport and any applicable visa expenses

    • Government arrival and departure taxes

    • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation, when applicable

    • Baggage, cancellation, interruption, and medical travel insurance

    • Excess baggage charges

    • Laundry and other personal charges

    • Telecommunications charges

    • The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew

    • On 50 Years of Victory, any private helicopter flying time that may be available for optional flights can be purchased at an hourly rate to be announced on board

    • Adventure options that are not included in the cost of the voyage

About Us

Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic and has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, we offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. The spirit of exploration runs deep in our polar pedigree and we are passionate about creating transformational experiences for fellow adventurers visiting these regions.

Insider Tip

Quark Expeditions offers the highest passenger to guide ratio of 7:1, providing the highest level of education, photography and overall experience for passengers on board.

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