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East Greenland Explorer | Greg Mortimer

14 Days FROM USD 10,496 25 % off!

Overview

On this exciting 14 day adventure, explore Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, where dramatic cliffs soar skyward, where jagged mountain ranges sweep across the horizon and where countless glaciers forge their way to the sea. On this cruise, we’ll show you some of the best that Greenland and Iceland have to offer, from the vibrant energy of Reykjavik to the serene, remote beauty of the Arctic through the Denmark Strait, with ample daylight for maximizing our time. 

As we explore remote landing sites, zodiac excursions reveal steep-sided fjords filled with dazzling icebergs calved from Greenland’s enormous ice cap. Keep your eyes peeled for blows and tail flukes as whales surface for air or prepare for another deep dive. On guided hikes, marvel at the brilliantly colourful sedimentary rocks created by nature’s artistic hand, and stride across vibrant arctic tundra keeping a close watch for musk oxen and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive Arctic fox.

Departing from and returning to Reykjavik, this incredible expedition will immerse you in the beauty of East Greenland.

 

Optional Activities : Kayaking

Trip Code: ACAEGX

Travel Style: Expedition Cruise

Location: Greenland, Iceland

Ship: Greg Mortimer

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Having made your way to Reykjavik, you will be met by a representative of Aurora Expeditions and transferred to our group hotel. Enjoy free time and dine at your leisure (dinner not included).

Reykjavik

This morning, please ensure your cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags clearly labelled with your name and cabin number. Your luggage will be collected from your hotel and transferred directly to the port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of your arrival on board. Please keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day.

Embarkation

As we cross the Denmark Strait to Greenland, we begin our series of informative and entertaining onboard lectures from our team of experts. Learn about sea ice, history of European exploration and wildlife of Greenland, the world’s largest island.

At Sea

As we approach East Greenland we may encounter pack ice and perhaps catch our first glimpse of seals and a variety of seabirds including northern fulmar and migratory Brünnich's guillemot. This stretch of coastline is ripe for exploration, with its many secrets locked in place by drift ice for up to eight months each year.

East Greenland

We sail back Iceland through the Denmark Strait. Keep a lookout for whale blows and the many seabirds that trail our ship in the ever-present Arctic winds. Enjoy the time to reflect on your recent adventures, share and exchange photos, and breathe in the fresh ocean air. As we near Iceland, we re-enter an inhabited world as we encounter fishing vessels working the coastal waters.

Denmark Strait

After breakfast, bid farewell to the expedition team, crew and newfound friends as you disembark in Reykjavik, where the voyage ends. A transfer is included to your hotel or to Keflavik airport.

Disembark Reykjavik
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Pricing per person & date

East Greenland Explorer | Greg Mortimer from USD 10,496
Departing Ending Duration
15 Aug 2023 28 Aug 2023 14

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Important Information

  • Inclusions

    • All airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary. 
    • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Reykjavik on Day 1.  
    • Half-day tour of Reykjavik on Day 2, prior to embarkation.  
    • Onboard accommodation during voyage, including daily cabin service.  
    • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage.  
    • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner.  
    • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell receptions including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages.  
    • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises.  
    • Educational lectures and guiding services provided by Expedition Team.  
    • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consultation).  
    • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket.  
    • Complimentary use of Muck Boots during the voyage.  
    • Comprehensive pre-departure information.  
    • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees. 
    • Gratuities for ship’s crew and local guides. 
       

    Exclusions

    • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary.  
    • Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary.  
    • Airport arrival or departure taxes. 
    • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges.  
    • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.  
    • Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary.  
    • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges.  
    • All items of a personal nature, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges. 
  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Itinerary subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. 

  • Departure date, season and availability.

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Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

We ensure that we have as little negative impact on the wildlife as possible and minimise disturbances. We also encourage the education and visitation of protection and conservation services, specifically associated with the area. You will also find that we visit many locations and landmarks of which we encourage you to explore yet advise you to remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in pre-departure information and en-route by guides and staff. Furthermore, in our further efforts of supporting the communities, a percentage of the funds generated from your tour (10%) will go back to our charities and assist us supporting the next generation and the environment they live in.

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

For more information visit our sustainability page.

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