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East Greenland Northern Lights

14 days

Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, beckons you to explore Greenland. Enticing you with some of the world’s best displays of the Northern Lights, the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit also offers you a rare connection to the past, as they still live off the land as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.

Iceberg choked fjords, tundra hikes and the Arctic wildlife of Greenland National Park create picture perfect scenes every day. One of our most active expeditions, you can climb atop mountains and watch herds of grazing musk oxen on the horizon. This is pure wilderness, the untouched Arctic as it was thousands of years ago.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Spectacular Greenland landscapes
  • World’s largest fjord system
  • World's largest and most remote national park
  • Possible musk oxen and whale sightings
  • Zodiac cruising
  • Tundra hiking
  • Community visits
  • Optional Kayaking

Day 1 — Reykjavík

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly-modern Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Akureyri

You’ll fly from Reykjavík to the northern Iceland town of Akureyri to begin your expedition to Greenland.

Day 3 — At Sea

Sail through the Denmark Strait en route for mysterious Greenland.

Days 4 to 7 — Greenland National Park

Your days will be spent exploring and learning about the unique history and geology of Greenland.

Days 8 to 11 — Scorsbysund Fjord

Arriving at Scoresbysund, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the largest, longest, and – some say – most beautiful fjord system in the world.

Days 12 and 13 — At Sea

Your homeward journey re-crosses the Denmark Strait, giving you a couple of days for whale watching.

Day 14 — Disembarkation Day in Reykjavík

Your Greenland adventure comes to an end as you disembarkation Day in Reykjavík. (2015 voyages disembark in Akureyri and have an included flight to Reykjavik)
View full 14-day itinerary »

Adventure Options Ramp up your Expedition

Every Quark Arctic voyage includes great daily outdoor activities including Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing. We also offer kayaking on most of our voyages; a great way to experience the beauty of the Arctic in a more personal way. Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements.

$595 per person

Kayaking in the Arctic is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore the rugged coastlines and calm bays of the regions we visit.

Kayaking in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent, however we guarantee at least one outing throughout your voyage, but your kayak guides will take you out as many times as possible throughout your voyage.

Offered on most Arctic voyages, spaces are limited and require some kayaking experience. All equipment, guides and instructions are provided by Quark. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for more information.

Pre- and Post-Trip Options Ramp Up Your Expedition

Getting to the Arctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure.

From the charming city of Reykjavik, to the therapeutic waters of the Blue lagoon, and the bubbling hot springs of Thingveller National Park, you will be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Iceland offers adventures for every activity and skill level – ask about the other options available to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.

Expedition Facts

Onboard Lectures

Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.

Polar Library

Our ships has been stocked with the world’s largest floating library of polar book and DVD’s.  The collection includes books in multiple languages covering subjects like wildlife, history, marine biology, ecology and geology. Our DVDs include a selection of documentaries series, polar-themed films, and popular titles.

Polar Boutique

Gifts and souvenirs are a great to bring home as mementos of your polar expedition. In addition to small souvenirs, our Polar Boutique offers a selection of expedition gear, including base layer clothing and refillable water bottles. All items may be charged to your shipboard account.

All your purchases made aboard the ship through your shipboard account are backed by Quark Expeditions’ satisfaction guarantee.