East Greenland: Arctic Sights and Northern Lights

East Greenland

Arctic Sights and Northern Lights

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13 Sep - 23 Sep 2016

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Reykjavik (Iceland)

Reykjavik (Iceland)

M/v Sea Spirit

11 days

Dates Days Activities Special offers Rates from
13 Sep - 24 Sep 2018
Reykjavik (Iceland) - Reykjavik (Iceland)
12 $ 5.995
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SPECIAL GUESTS

Galya Morrell is an explorer and adventure artist. Galya lived and travelled in the Arctic for over 30 years. Under the stage name ColdArtist, Galya explores the limits of the body and the possibilities of the mind, working in a rare genre of visual synthetic performance on the drifting sea ice.

Ole Jorgen Hammeken is an explorer, actor, author and educator. He was born in Nuuk, Greenland. He led and participated in many expeditions in the Arctic. Among them the Polar Passage 2000 – a circumnavigation of the Arctic Ocean in a small open boat. To the general audience he is known as a lead actor playing the great polar bear hunter Ikuma in Greenlandic film INUK that has won over 20 prizes at international film festivals. The world’s northernmost mountain in Peary Land, Hammeken Point, was named after him.

Among the lectures of Galya and Ole there are: Life Outside of the Cocoon: Adaptation and Survival on a Small Open Boat in Northern Greenland, How to be a Good Eskimo Wife and to Avoid Insanity, Understanding Your Dog. The Stories of a Musher, Greenland Story-Telling: The Eskimo Legends, Hivshu, Inughuit Drum-Singing and the Art of Waking up Dead People, Dog-Sled Adventures with Prince Albert and many other.

Rates

Cabin
category
Rate
per person
Triple Classic
$ 3.395
$ 4.895
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Main Deck Suite
$ 4.695
$ 6.195
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Classic Suite
$ 6.095
$ 7.595
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Superior Suite
$ 6.495
$ 7.995
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Deluxe Suite
$ 7.895
$ 9.395
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Premium Suite
$ 8.995
$ 10.495
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Owners Suite
$ 12.095
$ 13.595
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Passengers Size View
2 43 m² (463 ft²) Private deck

Super-spacious (43 square metres/ 463 square feet) elegant suite on the Sun Deck. Designed forentertaining, the Owner's Suite has a separate living room with game and meeting area. A BOSE stereo system provides background music, or watch videos on the HD plasma TV. Sliding glass doors lead to a private deck. Refresh in the jetted bathtub in en suite facilities. Slumber in the King Size bed. A sofa bed can accommodate a third person.

Cruise rates are quoted per person and based on passengers sharing a cabin. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; 2 for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

Itinerary

Day 1. Reykjavik (Iceland), embarkation.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

Welcome to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and starting point of our expedition. In spite of the fact that Iceland lies below the Arctic Circle Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. However it is not the only feature that makes this city special. Not far from Reykjavík one can find geysers and waterfalls, mountains and glaciers. You may also visit a vast selection of restaurants, museums and shops.

Embark the Sea Spirit in the afternoon and keep an eye open for our first whales (humpback and Minke whales are most common) as we sail out of the picturesque bay.

Day 2. Isafjordur (Iceland).
Poseidon Expeditions

© Poseidon Expeditions

The Ísafjörður fjord which we explore in the morning is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the country, mainly for its relief, forged by many very ancient basaltic flows. We visit a small town of Ísafjörður honored to be the capital of the Western fjords. The local old wooden houses bear witness to its past as a major fishing port. Get a glimpse of the traditional everyday life in Ísafjörður. Accompanied by a guide, we will walk around Ísafjörður to experience the town’s true spirit and meet the locals in their element. The towering steep mountains of the Western Fjords provide a perfect shelter for the lively harbour which is the heart of the town. For centuries Ísafjörður has been the largest fishing town in the area and the centre for export and trade. Colourful houses decked with corrugated iron give the bustling centre a friendly and almost mythical aura. The main industry is fishing and the townsfolk rely heavily on that for their financial security. Through time Ísafjörður has also played a significant role in Iceland’s national history and is still one of the most vibrant cultural centres in the country.

Day 3. Volquart Boons.
Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

© Tavish Campbell, Poseidon passenger

In the evening the Sea Spirit is passing along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons coast.

Day 4-8. Scorsebysund.
Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

© Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

Welcome to the world’s largest, and – some say – most beautiful fjord system – Scorsebysund. If weather and ice conditions are favourable we plan to explore: abandoned Inuit settlement of Danmarks Ø and Sydkap; some of the most stunning icebergs in Fonfjord, Harefjord, and Rypefjord; red-gold “carpets” of the tundra at Frederiksdal ; modern lifestyle above the Arctic Circle in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Day 9. Denmark Strait.
Joerg Erhligh, Visit Greenland

© Joerg Erhligh, Visit Greenland

Final lectures and presentations are on the agenda. Be on the open decks and keep an eye open for large whales migration.

Day 10. Grundarfjordur (Iceland).
Karl Olafsson

© Karl Olafsson

Grundarfjördur is a typical Icelandic fishing village, framed by beautiful mountains. During guided tour around the settlement we observe how people live here face to face with nature. Later on we go for Zodiac cruising to discover a rich birdlife of the nearby Breiðafjörður islands. About 50 bird species breed here including common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot and grey phalarope. Our bird-watching tour may turn into whale-watching as well, for several cetacean species are common in the area including killer whales, Minke whales, common porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins.

Day 11. Reykjavik(Iceland), disembarkation.
Poseidon Expeditions

© Poseidon Expeditions

Our East Greenland adventures finish in the port of Reykjavik.

Rates Include

  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation;
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation;
  • Shipboard accommodation;
  • All scheduled landings/excursions;
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team;
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage;
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily;
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka;
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise;
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails;
  • All port fees;
  • Pre-departure materials;
  • Digital Voyage Log;
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of USD 100,000 per person (for those 85 years of age and younger).

Rates Do Not Include

  • Airfare;
  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable);
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance;
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges;
  • Staff gratuities.
Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.


Adventure options

595 USD


The islands and fjords of the High Arctic closely guard some of the world’s most unique and magical sea kayaking opportunities. Experience calving glaciers in Svalbard, cathedral-like icebergs in Greenland, or labyrinthine expanses of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, all from our sturdy and stealthy sea kayaks. Join us for an unscripted kayaking adventure as we explore rugged coastlines and remote waters that very few people have ever paddled.

Sea Kayak Club is typically offered on voyages that include High Arctic destinations such as Greenland, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Franz Josef Land, or a combination of these thrilling places.

Sea Kayak Club

The Polar Regions are perhaps the most photogenic on earth, with countless beautiful scenes presenting themselves every day. Endless expanses of ice, beaches crowded with seals or penguins, sunsets over unbroken horizons, starlit skies, and even the majestic northern lights – they all present fantastic photographic opportunities – and in order to make sure that you come home with some spectacular images we offer you the chance to learn and practice your photography alongside an experienced professional.

Our expert Photographer will be on hand to answer your questions and give advice, both in the form of on-board lectures and workshops on shore. Explore the key elements of photography in a fun and relaxed setting, with plenty of opportunities for questions and feedback. Learn how to see light in a new way and experiment with the techniques of composition and framing.

Photography

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