Oost Groenland – Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis

Bewonder het Noorderlicht bij Scoresby Sund

Cruise route
Titel: Oost Groenland – Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis
Reisdatum:
Reiscode: HDS14-22
Duur: 8 nachten
Schip: m/v Hondius
Inscheping: Akureyri
Ontscheping: Akureyri
Taal: Engelstalige reisleiding
Let op: Kajakken is optioneel. (Geen toeslag voor kajakkers die hun eigen kajak en droogpak meebrengen)
Meer over: Arctis reizen
Groenland reizen
 
Reisbeschrijving

LET OP: Dit reisprogramma is enkel bedoeld als indicatie. Het programma kan variëren, afhankelijk van de plaatselijke ijs- en weersomstandigheden en om zoveel mogelijk gelegenheden te bieden om wilde dieren te zien. De expeditieleider aan boord bepaalt de uiteindelijke route. Routes kunnen plaatsen vermelden waarvoor toestemming is vereist om te landen, die moet worden verleend door de relevante nationale autoriteiten. Dergelijke toestemming wordt niet verleend voorafgaand aan het publiceren van deze routes. Flexibiliteit is cruciaal voor expeditie cruises. De gemiddelde vaarsnelheid van m/v Hondius is 10,5 knopen.

Deze Oost Groenland – Scoresby Sund zeilreis speelt zich af in het grootste fjord-systeem van de wereld. Het extreme landschap speelt een hoofdrol: steile rotswanden, roodgekleurde, zandstenen formaties, reusachtige blauwe ijsbergen en de glooiende toendra. We bezoeken historische Inuit locaties maar ook de Inuit nederzetting Ittoqqortoormiit. Vergeet daarnaast het bijzondere dierenleven niet.

Kayak Skills Progression Camp: Ever wanted to join a course that teaches useful and effective kayaking skills?

Now there’s a chance to learn from the experts. We’re now offering our Kayak Skills Progression Camp, in cooperation with TRAK, to an exclusive group of four to eight kayakers. Participants will be split into two groups of four people, and each group will be offered one outing per day (AM or PM) of about one to two hours.

We hope for four activity days, subject to local conditions.

Kayaking is a supplemental activity that includes the use of TRAK single-seater kayaks, PFD´s and dry suits for the duration of the trip. There will be no supplement for kayakers who bring their own TRAK kayak and dry suit. Basic kayaking experience is helpful but not a requirement. Physical fitness, however, is essential.

It can be breezy and cool in the early day, so kayakers must bring their own protective clothes and warm thermal layers.

The camp is aimed at beginners and intermediate kayakers who will enjoy kayaking in sheltered fjords, bays, and small secluded harbors. It’s a fun activity in a leisurely format, yet the course will focus on education and skills progression.

State-of-the-art, industry leading single-seater touring kayaks engineered by TRAK will be provided on the ship. At midday kayakers will return for lunch aboard the vessel, afterward swapping activities with the hiking group. All kayak outings will be under the guidance of an experienced kayak guide who will take into account the experience and physical fitness levels of the participants.

Kayak groups will also be escorted by one Zodiac boat for safety. Kayaking routes cannot be determined in advance, because local conditions will have an influence on the final program. The map outlines a possible but not final itinerary, as all itineraries are subject to change.

Day 1: On the Iceland road

Your journey begins in the morning, where by request you can transfer via chartered bus (T) from the city hall of Reykjavik (the meeting point) to the ship in Akureyri (the embarkation point). You arrive in the afternoon after a six-hour drive through northern Iceland.

PLEASE NOTE: This transfer (T) must be booked and paid for in advance. In the early evening, the ship departs from the port of Akureyri, sailing north toward the Denmark Strait.

Day 2: Sailing to east Greenland

While sailing north you’re likely to see fulmars, kittiwakes, gannets, and common guillemots. You then cross the Arctic Circle, possibly spotting whales. By evening, the first icebergs flash into sight with your approach to the east Greenland coast, near Brewster.

Day 3: Inuit neighborhood of yesteryear

Today you reach Scoresbysund, sailing along the glaciated Volquart Boons Kyst. You may also enjoy a Zodiac cruise past one of the glacier fronts, along with a visit to the basalt columns and ice formations of Vikingebugt. The afternoon goal is to visit Danmark Island, where you find the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. The circular stone tent rings indicate the summer houses, while the winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well preserved, with easy identifiable entrances, bear-proof meat caches, and grave sites. In the evening you continue sailing the berg-crowded fjords to the west.

Day 4: Colors of the cape

The goal is a Zodiac cruise near Røde Ø, one of the world’s most cherished iceberg attractions: The austere blue-white of the icebergs sets sharp against the brooding red backdrop of the sediment slopes. The afternoon plan is to sail through the northern parts of Røde Fjord, with the chance to see musk oxen and warm autumnal foliage.

Day 5: Enormous bergs, Arctic hares

In the morning you encounter colossal icebergs, some over 100 meters (328 feet) high and more than a kilometer (.62 mile) long. Most of them are grounded, as the fjord is only about 400 meters deep (1,312 feet). You then land near Sydkap, with fine views of Hall Bredning and a good shot of seeing Arctic hares.

Day 6: Settlement at Scoresbysund

Today you make a tundra landing on Liverpool Land, in Hurry Inlet. The afternoon stop is Ittoqqortoormiit, the largest settlement in Scoresbysund at about five hundred inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just stroll around to see the sled dogs and drying skins of seals and musk oxen. In the afternoon you sail south, passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.

Dag 7: Afgelegen kustlijn

Turner Sound en Rømer Fjord bieden je de mogelijkheid om ver landinwaarts te varen, omdat ze geen gletsjerfront hebben en niet verstopt zijn met ijs. Op deze locatie krijg je misschien de kans om narwallen te spotten.

Day 8: Sea life under the northern lights

A sea day grants you the opportunity to spot whales and seabirds – and at night, the magical northern lights.

Day 9: Journey’s end at Akureyri

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. You disembark in Akureyri, where on request you can transfer by chartered bus (T) (a six-hour drive that you must book in advance) to the Reykjavik city hall, taking home memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

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Hutten & prijzen

4-persoons hut met patrijspoort

Windows Windows Info Info
  • 2 patrijspoorten
  • 2 stapelbedden
  • Kleine sofa
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
  • Deze hut is geschikt voor families met kinderen, of passagiers die geen aparte hut of meer luxueuze hutten vereisen.
Complete cabin
18000 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Sharing berth
4500 USD

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3-persoons hut met patrijspoort

Windows Windows Info Info
  • 2 patrijspoorten
  • 1 stapelbed + 1 apart bed
  • Kleine sofa
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
  • Deze hut is geschikt voor families met kinderen, of passagiers die geen aparte hut of meer luxueuze hutten vereisen.
Complete cabin
16800 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Sharing berth
5600 USD

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2-persoons hut met patrijspoort

Windows Windows Info Info
  • 2 patrijspoorten
  • 2 bedden
  • Kleine sofa
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
Complete cabin
12600 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
10710 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Sharing berth
6300 USD

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2-persoons hut met raam

Windows Info Info
  • 1 raam
  • 2 bedden
  • Kleine sofa
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
  • Houd er rekening mee dat het zicht vanuit sommige ramen gedeeltelijk kan worden belemmerd vanwege de ontwerpvereisten van het schip
Complete cabin
13600 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
11560 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Sharing berth
6800 USD

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2-persoons deluxe hut

Windows Windows Info Info
  • 2 ramen
  • 2 bedden
  • Sofa
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Koffie & thee apparaat
  • Badjas
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
Complete cabin
14400 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
12240 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Sharing berth
7200 USD

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Superior

Windows Windows Info
  • 2 ramen
  • 1 2-persoons bed
  • Sofa
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Koffie & thee apparaat
  • Badjas
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
Complete cabin
16300 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
13855 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Junior Suite

Windows Windows Info
  • 1 dubbele raam
  • 1 tweepersoonsbed
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Privé douche & toilet
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Bureau & stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Koelkast
  • Koffie & thee apparaat
  • Badjas
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
Complete cabin
17500 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
14875 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

Grand suite met privé balkon

Windows Windows Info
  • 1 dubbel raam
  • 1 tweepersoonsbed
  • Sofa
  • Privé balkon
  • Privé douche en toilet
  • Flatscreen-tv
  • Bureau en stoel
  • Telefoon & WiFi (extra)
  • Koelkast
  • Koffie & thee apparaat
  • Badjas
  • Haardroger
  • Kabinet
  • Garderobe
Complete cabin
20200 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

Single cabin
17170 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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