East Greenland Explorer Fly & Cruise

Explore the Majestic Wilderness of Scoresby Sund with 12 Guests

Greenland

10 Days

August → October

From €9,900

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with an East Greenland cruise, where you’ll explore the stunning Scoresby Sund fjord system with a small group of just 12 guests. The expedition commences with a private charter flight from Iceland to East Greenland.

Witness the majesty of towering icebergs and untouched landscapes as you sail through steep-sided fjords. With two expert guides and only 12 guests, you’ll have the opportunity to make shore landings and immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness. From September the Northern Lights can be seen in one of the most spectacular places on Earth.

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Highlights of Our East Greenland Cruise with 12 Guests

 
  • Fly to East Greenland from Iceland and join the ship with no days at sea
  • A rare opportunity to explore Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord on the planet
  • Join a community of explorers led by our expert guiding team
  • Encounter the gigantic icebergs, majestic scenery, glaciers and the steep sided fjords of Scoresby Sund.
  • Visit the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit, one of Greenland’s most remote villages. 
  • A chance of encountering the Northern Lights in the wilderness with zero light pollution on our September expeditions. 
  • Explore in comfort on our latest ship MV Vikingfjord with on deck hot tub and sauna and a large guest lounge. 
  • Small, intimate group size of just 12 like minded explorers.

The East Greenland Voyage

Secret Atlas is founded, led, and made for explorers by explorers. We understand that every expedition is unique, so we don’t follow a fixed itinerary. We believe that real expeditions should follow the opportunities that the wilderness offers and our expert guides know exactly how to maximise your experience.

The following itinerary is an example. The East Greenland expedition is flexible and its course will be defined on daily bases sustained by the opportunities presented by weather, ice and wildlife.

Days 1–2 We arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland and check in to our hotel. The journey begins the following day with a charter flight to Constable Point high above the Arctic circle in East Greenland. Upon arrival, join the ship in the evening and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

Days 3–8 For the next six days, explore the stunning landscapes of Scoresby Sund on your East Greenland cruise. We will sail through a pristine wilderness filled with icebergs and fjords. Each day, the expedition team will take you exploring with the Zodiacs and undertake some shorter hikes ashore, giving you the chance to get up close and personal with the natural beauty of the region. If conditions permit, we plan to circumnavigate Milne Island.

Days 9–10 The journey concludes on day 9 with disembarkation and the return charter flight to Reykjavik. We stay another night at the hotel before departing Iceland.

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Included With This Expedition

  • Exclusive charter flight from Keflavik Airport (KEF) to Constable Point in Scoresbysund (CNP).
  • Accommodation: Hotel stay the night before the flight and the night of the return from Greenland at the Aurora Hotel at Keflavik Airport.

  • More luggage capacity! Our guests will be able to carry the same 23kg from an international flight on our exclusive charter plane, and 5kg on the carry-on. This is a great benefit when flying to Greenland, especially for photo aficionados. (The luggage allowance on normal scheduled flights is only 15 kg)
  • Bespoke Meet and Greet Service at Keflavik, Secret Atlas Staff/Host to meet and greet, assist our estimated guests, and coordinate final details and the meeting points for the expedition
  • Welcome Dinner with Secret Atlas Staff.

East Greenland Cruise Day by Day

Days 1-2

Join MV Vikingfjord in Greenland

After a good night’s sleep at the hotel in Reykjavik, the journey begins with a private charter flight to the remote landing strip at Constable Point within Scoresby Sund. Upon arrival, the friendly crew of MV Vikingfjord will greet you and transport you via Zodiac to the ship. After a safety briefing from the captain, get ready to set sail into the breathtaking wilderness of Greenland. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime!

Days 3-5

Exploring Scoresby Sund

Viking Bay & Danmark Island

Embark on a breathtaking journey along the Volquart Boons Coast in Greenland, where you’ll witness one glacier after another for miles. As you sail west, you’ll come across the impressive basalt columns of Viking Bay, where you can take a zodiac cruise at the foot of the towering cliffs. Nearby, Danmark Ø offers a glimpse into the ancient Inuit settlement with well-preserved archeological sites of their winter and summer houses. Take a closer look at the vast glacier front and disembark for a hike to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of Greenland.

Days 6-8

Exploring Scoresby Sund

Røde Fjord & Hare Fjord

As you navigate through a maze of towering icebergs, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the smaller branches of the fjord system, including Røde Fjord and Hare Fjord. If you’re lucky, you might even get to visit Røde Ø, the Red Island, with its striking red sandstone formations that resemble the surface of the planet Mars. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through one of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth.
 

Ø Fjord & Sydkap

Witness the awe-inspiring Ø Fjord, one of the world’s most impressive fjords. This 74 km long strait is surrounded by towering mountains and tranquil waters filled with colossal icebergs. As you sail through Scoresby Sund, you’ll be mesmerized by the sight of these ice giants, some of which are anchored to the seabed, creating a surreal and otherworldly atmosphere.

Days 9-10

Ittoqqortoormiit & Flight Home

Before we disembark we will visit the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit. This small community of only 400 Greenlandic people is isolated by sea ice for much of the year, making it a truly unique destination. As the expedition comes to a close, our crew will transport you to the landing strip for a charter flight back to Reykjavik, where we will stay one more night at the hotel before departing Iceland.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change based on weather and ice conditions in the fjord, but our experienced expedition team will ensure that you have the opportunity to see as much as possible during your voyage.

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Inside This East Greenland Cruise

Our trips are aimed at anyone with a passion for exploring the Arctic with a small group of like minded individuals on a comfortable small ship cruise and include :

Exploration

We will explore areas within Scoresby Sund that are very rarely visited. This is a chance to experience a true, untouched wilderness in a small group.

Stunning Scenery

We will encounter mighty glaciers, cruise tranquil steep-sided fjords and spend time outside exploring the beautiful untouched wilderness.

Climate Compensated

We’re serious about the environment and wildlife, which is why we’re proud to be a member of 1% for the Planet—an organisation dedicated to supporting impactful global projects that give back to our planet.

Expedition Leader and Guide

An aspect of our journeys is to learn about the place you are visiting. Our onboard guides are the core of what we do and will share their passion and knowledge of Greenland throughout the trip. We offer the best guide to guest ratio available.

Zodiac landing craft for shore landings

Shore landings are the essence of every expedition and your guides will take you exploring on a daily basis. The vessel is equipped with landing craft that can be used to reach remote beaches so you can experience the wilderness firsthand.

expedition ship

Expedition Vessel With 12 Guests

We believe the best way to experience an environmentally sensitive place is with a small ship East Greenland cruise containing only a small group of travellers. New expedition cruise ships now take up to 350 passengers, we believe smaller is better.

Your Ship - MV Vikingfjord

Step aboard MV Vikingfjord a modern expedition vessel built for adventure

Introducing our newest ship MV Vikingfjord, a rugged ice-strengthened expedition vessel for 12 guests. New energy efficient engine and NOX cleaning fitted in 2023 offering the best environmental on a small ship with up to a 95% reduction in NOX emissions. 

Expect cruise ship comfort on a small ship with 9 ensuite cabins, an open plan saloon with rear facing windows, and on on deck hot tub and sauna.

  • Rebuilt in 2023 as a high-end expedition vessel
  • Large open plan observation lounge and dining area at the stern
  • Small group size of 12 guests ensures an intimate experience
  • Ice strengthened 1B hull for maximum exploration in the polar regions
  • Refurbished to a high standard with warm, comfortable cabins
  • On deck hot tub and sauna
  • Large en-suite cabins with suites, doubles, twins and singles.
  • Equipped with 2 x zodiacs for shore landings
  • Large open deck space and raised areas for photography
  • Expert team of crew and guides
  • Full safety gear
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East Greenland Cruise Dates and Prices

Prices are per person. Twin and double cabins are based on double occupancy.

The price quoted excludes a mandatory return charter flight (Keflavik KEF Reykjavik – Iceland to Constable Point CNP – East Greenland) and a hotel package which costs an additional €2,500 per person. Please see the inclusions / exclusions below.

DateVoyageDurationVesselSignature Twin/doubleSignature Single 
14th – 23rd August 2024East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord€9,900€9,900 Book
4th – 13th September 2024East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord€9,900€9,900 Book
11th – 20th September 2024East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord€9,900€9,900 Book
18th – 27th September 2024East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord€9,900€9,900 Book
25th September – 4th October 2024East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord€9,900€9,900 Book
DateVoyageDurationVesselSignature Twin/doubleSignature Single 
14th – 23rd August 2024East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord£8,800£8,800 Book
4th – 13th September 2024East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord£8,800£8,800 Book
11th – 20th September 2024East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord£8,800£8,800 Book
18th – 27th September 2024East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord£8,800£8,800 Book
25th September – 4th October 2024East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord£8,800£8,800 Book
DateVoyageDurationVesselSignature Twin/DoubleSignature Penthouse (Double)Signature Single 
15th – 24th September 2025East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord€11,350€13,650€13,650 Book
22nd September – 1st October 2025East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord€11,550€13,850€13,850 Book
22nd September – 1st October 2025East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour10 daysMV Freya€10,150€12,150 Book
29th September – 8th October 2025East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord€10,250€12,250€12,250 Book
DateVoyageDurationVesselSignature Twin/DoubleSignature Penthouse (Double)Signature Single 
15th – 24th September 2025East Greenland Explorer10 daysMV Vikingfjord£9,900£11,900£11,900 Book
22nd September – 1st October 2025East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord£10,550£12,600£12,600 Book
22nd September – 1st October 2025East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour10 daysMV Freya£8,900£10,500 Book
29th September – 8th October 2025East Greenland Northern Lights Photo Tour W/ Virgil Reglioni10 daysMV Vikingfjord£9,900£11,900£11,900 Book

If you have any questions about this Greenland cruise please get in touch

Greenland Cruises FAQ

Departure Location Iceland
Arrival Location Iceland
Trip Style Exploration
Physical Rating Easy
Maximum Group Size 12
Accommodation Twins, Doubles and Suites
Duration 10 Days
Time of Year August, September, October
Included
Not Included

We offer payment via the following methods:

  • Credit card
  • Payment by bank transfer

Please let us know at the time of booking your preferred method.

You have the option to pay in full at time of booking or pay in the following instalments:

30% deposit is taken at the time of booking

30% 6 months before departure

40%  90 days prior to departure

It is mandatory you take out comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking that also covers cancellation.

Solo travellers are welcome on all our voyages. We often host solo travellers, particularly on our photo voyages so the chances are you won’t be the only one. We offer the following accommodation options:

  • Your own cabin with no single supplement on Vikingfjord voyages. 
  • Option to share a twin cabin with another traveller of the same gender if single cabins are unavailable.

This trip is operated by Secret Atlas and is subject to our terms and conditions of travel. You can read the full booking terms here.

What Our Customers Say

On each Greenland cruise we welcome customers from all corner of the globe, with a variety of different ages and backgrounds all united in their passion to experience what the Arctic has to offer

Pan – Business Executive from Italy

‘This is the closest you can come to a real expedition. We saw glaciers seals, whales, walruses and polar bears’

From an early age Pan dreamed of visiting the Arctic. At the age of 42 he made that dream come true by joining Secret Atlas on an expedition micro cruise.

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Annie – Interior Designer from the USA

‘The micro cruise experience felt like being on your own private boat. The crew were fantastic’’

Annie had always wanted to go an expedition in Svalbard and joined us as a solo traveler..

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