Scoresby Sund

Scoresby Sund
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Title: Scoresby Sund
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Tripcode: RVR26-17
Duration: 10 nights
Ship: s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
Embarkation: Constable Pynt
Disembarkation: Constable Pynt
Language: English speaking voyage
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Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: A typical itinerary to the Scoresby Sund is illustrated below. This itinerary is for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Average cruising speed for s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is 6.5 knots.

Day 1: We will embark our vessel in Constable Pynt in the late afternoon

We arrive by charter plane from Reykjavik at Constable Pynt, the airfield at the head of Hurry Inlet. The area has a fantastic geology.

Day 2: We may have a zodiac cruise along the Volquart Boons Coast

We sail along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast. Here we may organise a zodiac cruise along one of the glacier fronts of this coast, and have our first landing near a glacier, like Måne Glacier or in Vikingebugt.

Day 3: We will see the remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago

We land on Danmarks Ø where there are remains of an Inuit settlement abandoned around 200 years ago. The circular ‘tent rings’ of stones indicate the summer houses, while the winter houses can be seen closer to a small cape. The sites are well preserved, allowing entrances and even bear-proof meat caches to be identified. There are also grave sites.

Day 4 - 5: We see incredible beautiful sandstone formations with basalt intrusions

We continue our sailing through the beautiful fjords to the west, choked with icebergs and try to land on Røde Ø, where we see incredible beautiful sandstone formations with basalt intrusions and a back ground of myriads of contrasting blue ice-bergs. If the ice conditions allow we will attempt to navigate Røde Fjord famed for its beauty. It is a fantastic alternating landscape with the red sedimentary rocks to the west completing the amazing scenery all around. We may find a good place to land and take a walk in the autumn vegetation with good chances to see Muskoxen and guaranteed amazing views.

Day 6: We land on Cape Hofmann Halvø, The landscape here is particularly beautiful, especially during autumn

We go ashore at C. Hofman Halvø, a reliable spot for viewing Musk Oxen. We may also spot Rock Ptarmigan and at sea, the Great Northern Diver. The landscape here is particularly beautiful, especially during autumn when the Dwarf Willow and Dwarf Birch change colour. Arctic Blueberry and Crowberry add their own colourful touch - the berries are tasty too! In the evening we sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land enjoying the contrast between the warm autumnal colours of the vegetation on shore, backed by huge dark mountains, and the cold blue of the icebergs.

Day 7: We sail through one of the most spectacular Fjords in the world

We sail through one of the most spectacular Fjords in the world. Ø Fjord is almost 40 nm long, only a few nm wide and with mountains of up to 2000 meters high on each side. Large icebergs are drifting through as the depth reaches more than 1000 meters. We aim to find shelter in Jyttehavn on the so-called Bjørneøer (Bear Islands) and may make a landing in the later afternoon.

Day 8: We encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high and more than a kilometre in length

On our way to Sydkap in Scoresby Land in the morning, we encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high and more than a kilometre in length. Most of the bergs are grounded as the fjord is “only” about 400 m deep here. We land near Sydkap to view the remains of the Thule culture winter houses. As many as 20 people lived in these tiny houses, hunting Greenland Whale and using their vertebrae to build the houses.

Day 9: We visit Ittoqqortoormiit,

We visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the biggest settlement in the Scoresby Sund with about 400 inhabitants. At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just wander around to see the sledge dogs and the drying skins of seals, Musk Oxen and Polar Bears.

Day 10: In the morning we land on the south coast of Jameson Land

In the morning we land on the south coast of Jameson Land near Kap Stewart at a lagoon, an area with waders and geese collecting for the autumn migration. The landscape here is gently undulating. Musk Oxen and Collared Lemming survive on the meagre vegetation. Further inside Hurry Inlet we may land near the head of the fjord and take a walk near one of the rivers terminating here. We may opt to do an excursion near Hareelv and climb J. P. Kochs Fjeld. In this area they found the fossils of the link between fish and amphibians in the lower Cretaceous. We spend the night at anchor off Constable Pynt.

Day 11: Disembarkation in Constable Pynt

We make our final landing at the airfield of Constable Pynt and fly with chartered plane to Reykjavik.

s/v Rembrandt van Rijn

Our 3 mast-schooner 'Rembrandt van Rijn' is well suited for expedition cruising among the fjords of Greenland and Spitsbergen. Full ship info >>

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