Iceland & Greenland Under the Northern Lights
This 8-day expedition cruise takes you across the Arctic Circle in search of whales, icebergs, Inuit villages, seabird colonies and spectacular scenery. Venturing into the Greenland Sea, you’ll explore Scoresbysund, the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. The dancing Northern Lights will guide you along your journey.
This expedition is easily accessible via air from the US to Reykjavik, and it can be a stand-alone adventure or part of a longer visit to Iceland. Due to the distance between Reykjavik and the embarkation point of Akureyri, we recommend a pre-cruise and a post-cruise night in Reykjavik.
Itinerary & Adventure Highlights
Day 1: Reykjavik-Akureyri
Board the M/V Ortelius this afternoon in the northern Iceland port of Akureyri. Ortelius is an ice-strengthened polar vessel that accommodates guests in a total of 52 cabins. Ortelius carries 10 zodiacs for the off-ship wildlife expeditions offered twice a day. You will depart just before dinner tonight, sailing north toward the Denmark Strait.
Day 2: Sailing to East Greenland
Day 3: Glaciers and Inuit Culture
Day 4: Colors of the Cape
Day 5: Enormous bergs and Arctic hares
Day 6: Settlement at Scoresbysund
Day 7: Northern Lights
Day 8: Journey’s End at Akureyri
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