Explore two of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet with the Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland itinerary. Cruising along Iceland’s mountainous Vestfjords and Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in the world, you’ll discover diverse and dramatically rugged landscapes rich in iconic arctic wildlife. Immersed in the untamed beauty of the Arctic, you’ll experience Inuit culture firsthand at Ittoqqortoormiit, visit ancient Thule sites steeped in history, and marvel at the majesty of massive icebergs and towering bird cliffs. If you’re lucky, you may also catch sight of the spectacular northern lights dancing across the sky.
The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure! Feel free to reach out to our team of Polar Travel Advisers or your travel professional, who can answer your questions and provide assistance at any time.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Search for iconic arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, muskoxen and whales
- Hike the tundra, visit an Inuit community and explore a breathtaking fjord system in East Greenland
- Marvel at the dramatic mountains and bird cliffs of Iceland’s oldest region
- Possibly view the enchanting northern lights (aurora borealis)
- Cruise in a Zodiac to explore diverse landscapes
- Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Arctic with optional kayaking adventures
Day 1 — Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Reykjavik
Day 3 — Exploring the Vestfjords
Day 4 — At Sea
Days 5 to 12 — Exploring Northeast Greenland
Day 13 — At Sea
Day 14 — Depart Reykjavik, Iceland
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
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.
Iceland Experience Package
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.