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A 9-day itinerary to explore east Greenland and its majestic scenery from the sublime fjords to stunning icebergs and remarkable wildlife. The different locations take you to majestic sites and some of the most pristine places to observe multiple species of whales.

Highlights

Explore deep fjords and gigantic icebergs.
Encounter remarkable wildlife like the majestic polar bear.
Admire whale watching in some of the most formidable places to spot them.
Have a glimpse of the town of Akureyri and northern Iceland.
Observe majestic scenery as you navigate further inland.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: On the Iceland road
Day 2: Sailing to Greenland
Day 3: Inuit neighbourhood of yesteryear
Day 4: Colours of the cape
Day 5: Enormous bergs, Arctic hares
Day 6: Settlement at Scoresbysund
Day 7: Narwhal waters, polar bear shores
Day 8: Sea life under the northern lights
Day 9: Journey’s end at Akureyri


Day 1: On the Iceland road
You will be transferred in the morning from Reykjavik to the ship in Akureyri after a 6-hour drive through northern Iceland’s beauty.

Day 2: Sailing to Greenland
You will set sail through the Denmark Strait towards the east Greenland coast. At sea, you are likely to spot remarkable birdlife such as fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, and common guillemots.

Day 3: Inuit neighbourhood of yesteryear
The expedition takes you to the majestic Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst. The expedition team will give the opportunity to Zodiac by the glacier fronts and visit the basalt columns of Vikingebugt. On the afternoon, you will approach an Inuit settlement abandoned 200 years ago. Visit the well-preserved sites and admire the circular stone tent rings as well as the winter houses.

Day 4: Colours of the cape
Your next destination will be one of the most stunning icebergs attractions – Røde Ø. An impressive fjord filled with mesmerising icebergs carved in different shapes and a surrealistic red surface, revealing a unique and pristine scenery.

Day 5: Enormous bergs, Arctic hares
Before to land near Sykdap, you will approach gigantic icebergs, some of them are over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometre long (0.62 mile). You can admire Arctic hares and breath-taking views of Hall Bredning.

Day 6: Settlement at Scoresbysund
Today, you will land on Liverpool Land and spend the afternoon at Ittoqqortoormiit – the largest settlement in Scoresbysund, which is about 500 inhabitants. In the afternoon, you will sail south and observe picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.

Day 7: Narwhal waters, polar bear shores
In this location, you will sail to Turner Sound and Rømer Fjord and navigate further inland for a chance to spot narwhal and the majestic polar bear as the landscapes are not covered in ice.

Day 8: Sea life under the northern lights
At sea, you will admire the elusive whales and remarkable seabirds while sailing back to the majestic country of Iceland. At night, it will be the time to get on the deck and observe the magical Northern Lights flowing in the sky.

Day 9: Journey’s end at Akureyri
The adventure will come to an end as you disembark in Akureyri and get transferred to the Reykjavik city hall. You can choose to either go back home or spend extra days in this sublime town.


Hondius

Rating
3
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
176

The M/V Hondius is due to undertake its first polar voyages in 2019. When finished the ship will accommodate a total of 176 passengers, the vessel has been custom built for Polar Cruising. Like its sister ships the m/v Plancius and the m/v Ortelius it is named after a celebrated Dutch/Flemish Cartographer, in this case, Jodocus Hondius.


Hondius from 17th September 2019 to 25th September 2019

Quadruple Porthole: £2,950.00
Triple Porthole: £3,700.00
Twin Porthole: £4,250.00
Twin Window: £4,550.00
Twin Deluxe: £4,900.00
Superior: £9,435.00



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