Tailor-Made Holiday

Greenland's Northern Lights

Two week voyage discovering the extraordinary Fjords of Greenland

14 days

from £6,800pp (excluding flights)

This holiday idea through Greenland is one of dramatic scenery and natural phenomena.  This journey focuses on the history, geology and topography of the region. Explore the Arctic as it was thousands of years ago navigating the largest fjord system in the world.

  • Extraordinary fjords home to immense icebergs
  • Tundra hikes to the top of mountains to watch herds of grazing musk ox
  • Opportunity to watch the beautiful Northern Lights
  • Explore the world’s largest and most remote national park

Zodiac Cruising and Kayaking

Over the next twelve days, navigate the iceberg-choked fjords of Greenland’s extraordinary landscape.   Zodiac cruising will take you closer to the immense icy structures for excellent photo opportunities.  Go a step further and take out one of the ships’ kayaks for a unique perspective of the mighty bergs and glaciers.

Hiking

Fantastic hiking opportunities to appreciate the wilderness and windswept scenes of the Arctic. During the brief arctic summer the tundra comes alive with blooming flowers giving bursts of colour.  Each hike offers a new experience whether it is cultural, glacial or with possible wildlife sightings.

Northern Lights

Visit Itoqqortoormiit, East Greenland’s most northerly community. This is the point for the best opportunity to view the northern lights.  Well within the auroral zone with low light polution one can hope for a spectacular display.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 6800 £ 150

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Reykjavik


Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is home to candy coloured buildings, an eccentric and fun people and exciting nightlife. Visit stylish galleries, people watch from the pavement cafes and use it as a base to explore the Golden Circle. This city is a city of contrasts; contemporary architecture sits aside snow-capped mountains and icy seas. Visit for the culture, with masses of colourful festivals throughout the year or the unfamiliar feeling of partying through the White Nights in the summer.


You will be staying at Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Reykjavik
Arrive Reykjavik.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 3

Embarkation
Fly Reykjavik / Akureyri where you will board Ocean Nova, home for the next nine nights. Sail out to sea accompanied by seabirds overhead and whales alongside.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 4

At Sea
Spend the next couple of days at sea sailing through the Denmark Strait for Greenland. The expedition team will keep passengers informed about the history, wildlife and geography of Greenland.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 5

You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 6

Brogetdal and Waltershausen Glacier
Today experience Brogetdal, meaning 'multi-coloured valley". View the extraordinary geology of the area and the multi-hued mountains. At the head of Nordfjord is Waltershausen Glacier, a rarely visited imposing ice floe, spanning 6.8 miles.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 7

Blomsterbugten and Renbugten
The valleys of Blomsterbugten and Renbugten are considered the some of the most scenic in Greenland, boasting icy blue hues, dazzling golds and fiery reds. Look out today for musk ox and arctic hare.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 8

Antarctic Sund and Ella Oya
Bizarrely named, Antarctic Sund is a marine channel of ice-choked water and azure icebergs with a backdrop of colourful cliffs. On arrival to Ella Oya Island, passengers can hike to the top of the island for some spectacular views.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 9

Apelfjord
Cruise through Apelfjord, a beautiful region with dazzling icebergs.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 10

Hall Bredning and Ittorqqortoormiit
Some of the most magnificent icebergs in the world can be found whilst crossing Hall Bredning today. The topography of the area is fascinating and icebergs larger than the size of a football field can be observed.

If skies are clear there is likely to be an opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

Visit Itoqqortoormiit, East Greenland's most northerly community boasting a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles. Opportunity to meet the Inuit people and learn about their way of life.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 11

Rypefjord and Rodefjord
Today continue to Rupefjord. Keen birders should watch for wheatears, snow buntings and ravens. At Rodefjord, encounter a shallow area trapping hundreds of icebergs known as the Iceberg Graveyard. Drift leisurely amongst the icebergs for some incredible photo opportunities.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 12

Frederiksdal and Sydkapp
Sail deeper into Scoresbysund to experience icebergs on a huge scale. Pass an ancient Thule settlement as the ship approaches Sydkap. The scenery is magical with towering mountains, and hundreds of gigantic icebergs playing tricks on ones' sense of perception.


You will be staying at Ocean Nova, Full board

Day 13

Disembarkation at Constable Point
Arrive at Constable Point to board the charter flight to Reykjavik. Opportunity to explore the area's must-see attractions as well as the hidden gems.


You will be staying at Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Bed & Breakfast

Day 14

Depart Reykjavik
Transfer to the airport this morning for your return journey home.

Fly Reykjavik to London

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

The Ocean Nova was built in 1992 in Denmark to navigate the ice-choked waters off Western Greenland....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Destination Experts

Our experts have unrivalled firsthand knowledge of Greenland

Sue Grimwood, Travel Expert

"It was tremendously helpful to be able to speak to someone who had been to Antarctica before - Sue had been on the ship we had booked, so was able to give us some very useful information. We felt that at every stage of the booking process that we were in safe hands. "

""I was uncharacteristically worried about this trip - neurotic some might say - and I was given 110% support and help with everything. I had been disappointed by not being able to get a space on the 2014 trip and so Sue was stuck with me for 2 years - a testament to her patience and professionalism. I was confident in Sue - she knows Antarctica and speaks from experience, that is worth a huge amount. Emails, which I would send were responded to almost immediately.""

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