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This incredible holiday combines the beautiful scenery of Iceland with a Greenland expedition cruise. You will enjoy the stunning scenery and the contrasting cultures of two of the Arctic’s most enigmatic islands. On this trip, you can marvel at beautiful waterfalls, fjords, geysers and glaciers, come face-to-face with the region’s stunning wildlife and encounter the fascinating history of the Inuit, Thule and Viking cultures.


  • Enjoy the stunning and dramatic scenery of Greenland
  • Explore Scoresby Sund, the largest fjord system in the world
  • Hike in North East Greenland National park, the largest, most remote and northerly national park in the world
  • see some incredible Arctic Wildlife including polar bears, muskoxen, sea eagles, fin, humpback and minke whales
  • Explore the incredible sights by Zodiac
  • Visit a real Inuit community
  • Take advantage of optional kayak adventure opportunities
  • Explore the charming city of Reykjavik

Quick Itinerary

Day 1-4: Iceland
Day 5 -11: Greenland
Day 12: Disembarkation at Constable Point
Day 13: Depart Reykjavik  

If you would like help to find your perfect expedition cruise, simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 

Day 1-4: Iceland
Explore the northernmost capital city in the world and see Iceland’s top sights, including the erupting Strokkur geyser and Gullfoss, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. At Thingvellir National Park you will see the site of the ancient Viking parliament and the North Atlantic ridge, before visiting the black sand beach and Reynisdrangar basalt columns.
Fly from Reykjavik to Constable Point in Greenland to board your vessel and begin your expedition cruise. Explore the region in a Zodiac and admire picturesque fjords and magnificent icebergs. You will be surrounded by fascinating views such as the rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier.

Day 5-11: Greenland
Today you’ll be visiting Blomsterbugten, also known as the Bay of Flowers. It is home to beautiful purple and gold-coloured rocks that you can view from a distance or on a hike. Later, you’ll continue to Renbugten, where you may get to see some of the Arctic’s unique wildlife including reindeer and Arctic hares.
The days will be filled with magical sights as you will travel to Itoqqortoormiit – east Greenland’s most northerly community, where traditional and modern lifestyles meet. With clear skies, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to see the Northern Lights. You’ll also get to meet the Inuit people and gain an appreciation of their way of life. You can also support local artisans by purchasing their unique handicrafts.
Ella Oya 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.
Sailing on deeper into Scoresby Sound, you’ll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement. The scenery here is unforgettable, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of majestic icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception.

Day 12: Disembarkation at Constable Point
Arrive at Constable Point and disembark the ship. Sit back and enjoy your charter flight from Constable Point to Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland.

Day 13: Depart Reykjavik    
Your incredible journey comes to an end and you will make your way home.

Ocean Nova


The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship has a capacity of just 68 passengers making her one of the smallest ships in Polar waters. Despite her small size, you will find no shortage of space and facilities on-board including a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, spacious dining room, bar, library and lots of deck space.

Ocean Nova from 13th September 2019 to 25th September 2019

Ocean Nova from 20th September 2019 to 2nd October 2019

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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.


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Why book with Polar Routes?

  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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