Fjords Of East Greenland

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YOUR ITINERARY

Reykjavik, Iceland - Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland - Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland - Hekla Havn Sound - Rode O, Scoresby Sound, Greenland - Sydkap, Scoresby Sound, Greenland - Bjornoya (Bear Island), Norway - Scorsbysund - Umivik - Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland - Reykjavik, Iceland

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
5th Aug 2024
Reykjavik, Iceland

Warmed by the Gulf Stream as well as by highly active the...

Warmed by the Gulf Stream as well as by highly active thermal hot springs and volcanoes, Iceland is somewhat misnamed. While it is a stark and barren country with three huge areas of glaciers, one theory is that early Norsemen sought to mislead other potential settlers by giving a pleasant name to fierce, inhospitable Greenland, and a forbidding name to the imminently habitable Iceland. Irish monks and hermits established themselves here in the 8th century, but left a century later when the pagan Norsemen arrived. Europe’s first Parliament of General Assembly, the Althing, was established in the year 930 and still functions as the legislative body, although it was suspended by the Danes at the end of the 18th century and not reconvened until 1843. Reykjavik was the site picked by the island’s first permanent resident, Ingolfur Arnarson in 874, and is home to more than half of the island’s total population. The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik is proud of its virtual lack of air pollution. Both electrical power and home heating are derived from the geothermal activity on the island. The city’s large swimming pools are always warm, and in the countryside exotic fruits such as grapes and bananas are cultivated in greenhouses made cozy with the help of underground hot springs.

Arrive
Depart
17:00
Day 2
6th Aug 2024
Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland
Arrive
06:00
Depart
17:00
Day 4
8th Aug 2024
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Arrive
09:00
Depart
15:00
Day 5
9th Aug 2024
Hekla Havn Sound
Arrive
07:00
Depart
12:00
Day 5
9th Aug 2024
Rode O, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
Arrive
15:00
Depart
20:00
Day 6
10th Aug 2024
Sydkap, Scoresby Sound, Greenland
Arrive
07:00
Depart
12:00
Day 6
10th Aug 2024
Bjornoya (Bear Island), Norway

Isolated in the Barents Sea about halfway between Spitsber...

Isolated in the Barents Sea about halfway between Spitsbergen and the North Cape, little Bear Island is the southernmost island of the Svalbard Archipelago. It has seen various occupations over the years, for coal mining, fishing and whaling, but no endeavor lasted long, and the only inhabitants now are technicians manning the meteorological station at Herwighamna. They offer a few services, such as mailing postcards home with a whimsical postmark, or an unofficial souvenir stamp for your passport, but otherwise, having got there is pretty much the only point of being there. They do apparently appreciate occasional visitors.

Arrive
13:00
Depart
17:00
Day 7
11th Aug 2024
Scorsbysund

Scoresby Sound is a large fjord system of the Gre...

Scoresby Sound is a large fjord system of the Greenland Sea on the eastern coast of Greenland. It has a tree-like structure, with a main body approximately 110 km long that branches into a system of fjords covering an area of about 38,000 km². The longest of the fjords extends 340–350 km inland from the coastline.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
15:00
Day 9
13th Aug 2024
Umivik

Umivik Bay, also known as Umiivik and Umerik, is a ba...

Umivik Bay, also known as Umiivik and Umerik, is a bay in King Frederick VI Coast, southeastern Greenland. It is part of the Sermersooq municipality. Unlike the jagged and forbidding appearance of most fjord systems in East Greenland, the Umivik area has a relatively gentle shape

Arrive
07:00
Depart
18:00
Day 10
14th Aug 2024
Skjoldungen Fjord, Greenland

Imagine a narrow fjord bordered by rugged peaks, vertical rock ...

Imagine a narrow fjord bordered by rugged peaks, vertical rock walls and serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea. This is Skjoldungen Fjord, named by Wilhelm August Graah after the honorific title Skjoldungen which, according to Norse mythology, was given to successors of legendary King Skjold to the Danish throne.

Numerous tidewater glaciers calve during the summer, releasing large chunks of ice that plunge into the fjord. Above, huge crevasses and free-standing pillars of ice, known as seracs, are silhouetted against a blue Greenlandic sky. Barren of large trees, Skjoldungen Fjord is carpeted in colorful dwarf birch and willow forests that may grow several feet high, as well as a variety of low-growing Arctic wildflowers.

This fjord was likely inhabited by Paleo-Eskimo (Inuit) nomadic people as early as 4,000 years ago. Archaeological remains of later historical periods, such as Thule culture graves, have also been found, indicating that Inuit people have lived in the area continuously. Scattered within this stunning scenery are remains of more recent abandoned Inuit dwellings along the fjord’s western shores.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
15:00
Day 12
16th Aug 2024
Reykjavik, Iceland

Warmed by the Gulf Stream as well as by highly ac...

Warmed by the Gulf Stream as well as by highly active thermal hot springs and volcanoes, Iceland is somewhat misnamed. While it is a stark and barren country with three huge areas of glaciers, one theory is that early Norsemen sought to mislead other potential settlers by giving a pleasant name to fierce, inhospitable Greenland, and a forbidding name to the imminently habitable Iceland. Irish monks and hermits established themselves here in the 8th century, but left a century later when the pagan Norsemen arrived. Europe’s first Parliament of General Assembly, the Althing, was established in the year 930 and still functions as the legislative body, although it was suspended by the Danes at the end of the 18th century and not reconvened until 1843. Reykjavik was the site picked by the island’s first permanent resident, Ingolfur Arnarson in 874, and is home to more than half of the island’s total population. The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik is proud of its virtual lack of air pollution. Both electrical power and home heating are derived from the geothermal activity on the island. The city’s large swimming pools are always warm, and in the countryside exotic fruits such as grapes and bananas are cultivated in greenhouses made cozy with the help of underground hot springs.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
17:00

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