Why book this trip?
Sail from Spitsbergen to Greenland, following the ice's edge always on the lookout for wildlife. Navigating south, explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and by Zodiac inflatable boat. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in the Land of Ice and Fire - Iceland. Inuit villages, unique wildlife and remote destinations are some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic. Spitsbergen & the Greenland Sea Before heading west, we discover the Arctic nature and scenic wilderness of Spitsbergen, always on the search for walrus and the mighty polar bear. Possible areas to explore include Krossfjorden or Hornsund. We cross the Greenland Sea keeping a vigilant watch for wildlife, late summer icebergs and pack ice from the decks and observation lounge. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic. Wild Greenland The ship travels as far north as the ice allows before hugging the coastline towards Iceland. Every day is a new adventure as we explore this remote and spectacular national park with landings, trekking and Zodiac cruises. Inuit villages, unique wildlife and remote destinations are some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic. It is a rugged world with tundra, fjords, icebergs, waterfalls and glaciers, but the tenacity of mankind is seen in remnants of explorers' huts, Greenlandic (Inuit) settlements and the Danish Sled Dog Patrol. Slowly moving south, explore along the eastern coast of Greenland. In this remote and untouched landscape we search for wildlife such as walruses, seals, narwhals, polar bears, musk oxen, wolves, Arctic foxes, ermine, Arctic hares, lemmings, and a variety of birds. We will board our Zodiac boats to get a closer look at some of the birdlife and to walk in the tundra. Our southward journey will culminate in Scoresbysund which is one of the largest fjord systems in the world with imposing granite walls, mountain peaks, glaciers and icebergs beautifully carved by the glaciers. From here we cross the Denmark Straits to Iceland.