12 Nights Discovering the Northeast Greenland National Park

12 Nights Discovering the Northeast Greenland National Park

$18,950.00Price

Set sail with us on a brand-new itinerary, specifically designed for Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration ship. This 13-day expedition cruise will offer you the unique opportunity to discover the north-east coast of Greenland, one of the most difficult regions to access in the Far North, and in a particularly interesting period of the year.

 

Setting sail from Reykjavik, you will first reach the region of Ittoqqortoormiit, home to a small community of Greenlanders: this will be the occasion to find out about the life of the last hunters in the polar regions.

 

Then you will head for the Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: here, there is no trace of human life, just alpine magically coloured landscapes as far as the eye can see and powerful glaciers.

 

As summer begins, the ice floe breaks up, letting animals get closer to the coastlines: these are optimal conditions for observing the exceptional Arctic fauna.

 

You will attempt to reach the Ile de France, discovered by the Duke of Orleans in 1905. This particularly remote region is protected by thick pack ice, brought directly from the North Pole by the transpolar current. You will then reach Reykjavik, where you will leave the ship.

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  • Early Bird Specials -

     

    * 25% Bonus Off

    * Additional 5% Off if booking by Dec 31, 2020

     

    Please scroll down and click "Prices and Departures" for details.

     

     

    Day 1. Reykjavík

    Embarkation 6/24/2021 from 16h00 to 17h00
    Departure 6/24/2021 at 18h00

     

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a museum located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

     

    Day 2 At Sea

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

     

    Day 3 Ittoqqortoormiit Region

    Located between the largest national park and the longest system of fjords in the world, the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, whose name means “great house” in Greenlandic, is one of the remotest inhabited places in the world. Covered with ice and snow for nine months of the year, you will be able to discover the ancestral way of life of the last hunters of the polar region. As soon as the thickness of the ice floe allows, they set out on the trail of walruses, seals, narwhals, musk ox and polar bears, travelling by traditional dog sleds.

     

    Day 4-9 Northeast Greenland National Park

    With a craggy coastline formed by gigantic fjords, magnificent alpine mountains looming over them, the shores of north-east Greenland offer breathtaking landscapes and are home to the largest national park in the world. Covering an area of around one million square kilometres, almost half the island, the North-East Greenland National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is a particularly isolated region. Cut off for many months of the year by the ice floe, it is renowned for its pristine nature and rich wildlife.

     

    Day 10 Ittoqqortoormiit Region

    Located between the largest national park and the longest system of fjords in the world, the town of Ittoqqortoormiit, whose name means “great house” in Greenlandic, is one of the remotest inhabited places in the world. Covered with ice and snow for nine months of the year, you will be able to discover the ancestral way of life of the last hunters of the polar region. As soon as the thickness of the ice floe allows, they set out on the trail of walruses, seals, narwhals, musk ox and polar bears, travelling by traditional dog sleds.

     

    Day 11-12 At Sea

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

     

    Day 13. Reykjavík

    Arrival 7/6/2021
    Disembarkation 7/6/2021 at 07h00

     

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a museum located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

  • Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars, based on twin share. 

     

    Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

     

    Note: Additional 5% Off (not shown below) if booking by Dec 31, 2020

     

     

    Le Commandant-Charcot

     

    Start

    End

    Nights

    Departure / Arrival

    Prestige Stateroom 6

    Prestige Stateroom 7

    Prestige Stateroom 8

    Privilege Stateroom 6

    Privilege Stateroom 7

    Privilege Stateroom 8

    06-24-21

    07-06-21

    12

    Reykjavik (ISL)

    NA

    $19,320

    $19,700

    $23,590

    $24,520

    $25,440

     

    Start

    End

    Nights

    Departure / Arrival

    Prestige Suite 7

    Prestige Suite 8

    Privilege Suite 6

    Privilege Suite 8

    Suite Duplex

    Owner’s Suite

    06-24-21

    07-06-21

    12

    Reykjavik (ISL)

    NA

    NA

    $35,650

    $35,650

    $50,490

    $76,900

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