Greenland

13 DAYS | PRICE: 9’600 €


Greenland, so named by the Norwegian explorer Erik Thorvaldsson (known as “Erik the Red”) around 985, is both the largest island and the least densely populated region on Earth. Located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, three-quarters of Greenland is covered by a permanent ice sheet.
Close to ninety percent of the population are Inuit. Hunting and fishing remain their principal activity, as their ancestors thousands of years ago. As Danish writer Jørn Riel puts it “they have the sixth sense that we have lost”, friendly and caretaking.

Departures:
04 September 2021
Embark & Disembark:
Constable Point
Guests:
6 + 1 Guide

Overview


Greenland, so named by the Norwegian explorer Erik Thorvaldsson (known as “Erik the Red”) around 985, is both the largest island and the least densely populated region on Earth. Located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, three-quarters of Greenland is covered by a permanent ice sheet.

Close to ninety percent of the population are Inuit. Hunting and fishing remain their principal activity, as their ancestors thousands of years ago. As Danish writer Jørn Riel puts it “they have the sixth sense that we have lost”, friendly and caretaking.

Arriving during the Arctic summer, we will be exploring the remote east coast, a large proportion of which is covered by the world’s largest natural park. It is also the most isolated region – ice blocks access to the region 9 months of the year – home to only 3’500 inhabitants on a coastline 2,500km long.

At that time of the year, temperatures range from 1-6 degrees on average, but the generally dry air makes it milder than you may expect.

Itinerary


Scoresbysund

Scoresbysund (named after Arctic explorer and whaler William Scoresby), the world’s largest fjord system (over 100km deep) will be our exploration area on the eastern coast of Greenland.

After boarding at Constable Point we will be sailing south spend the night at anchor at the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit, the most isolated town in Greenland and fewer than 500 inhabitants.

Constable Point

From there, we will head towards Scoresbysund fjord system, far and away from any infrastructure or inhabited area, in complete autarchy, the reward, sailing under the watch of the tallest icebergs, passing vertical mountain walls falling straight into the sea and admiring glaciers. We will silently be gliding along the Arctic wildlife – seals, muskoxen and the polar bear.

Our clockwise loop within Scoresbysund will bring us to

  • Danmark OE, Foen fjord and Iceberg City
  • Roede fjord and Hare fjord
  • Ofjord and Bear Island
  • Sailing back to Constable Point

Schedule


Day 1

  • Arrival to airport and transportation to the sailboat.
  • Welcome by the crew, checking and storage of gear, accommodation in cabins.
  • Review of the boat, safety briefings by skipper and guide.
  • Setting sail towards the initial anchorage, first dinner onboard.

Day 2-12

  • Sailing and exploration in the designated areas.
  • We will endeavor to maximize time spent onshore and in explorations with our dinghy. Depending on weather conditions and the specific area, we may select more than one landing spot on given days.

Day 13

  • Arrival to port in the morning.
  • Disembarking and transportation to Airport

Prices include
  • Transportation between the closest airport and the boat
  • Stay onboard the ship for the specified voyage duration
  • Professional skipper, chef and professional guide
  • Standard offshore lifejacket and lifeline
  • Shore landings and tours with the dinghy
  • Bedding and towels
  • Onboard food (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner), hot beverages and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Fuel and all port dues


Prices exclude
  • Air fares to and from departure point.
  • Insurance (personal medical, travel, cancellation, etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Food and beverages on the day of arrival until boarding
  • Ski, trekking or other outdoor activity gear.
  • Voice and data communication using onboard equipment.
  • Entry fees into parks, museums, etc

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