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Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights

For those short on time, the benefits of this expedition are many. You’ll witness the delights of the world’s largest fjord system of Scoresby Sund, discover the fascinating Inuit settlements and people of Ittoqqortoormiit, and have the possibility of viewing some of the world’s most vivid displays of Northern Lights. As one of our more active adventures, you’ll have the chance to trek along the tundra and at Greenland National Park, climb mountains and watch grazing musk ox and other arctic wildlife on the horizon.
02 September, 2019 to 11 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights, departing on 02 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Quad £ 5025 GBP pp
Quad Cabin: Averaging 157 square feet a Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Triple £ 5399 GBP pp
Averaging 150 square feet, a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper (lower berth) Cabin £ 6675 GBP pp
Averaging 88 square feet, an Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Bridge Deck £ 6975 GBP pp
Bridge deck twin cabin: Averaging 105 square feet a Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck £ 7349 GBP pp
An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
09 September, 2019 to 18 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights, departing on 09 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Quad £ 5025 GBP pp
Quad Cabin: Averaging 157 square feet a Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Triple £ 5399 GBP pp
Averaging 150 square feet, a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper (lower berth) Cabin £ 6675 GBP pp
Averaging 88 square feet, an Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Bridge Deck £ 6975 GBP pp
Bridge deck twin cabin: Averaging 105 square feet a Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck £ 7349 GBP pp
An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
16 September, 2019 to 25 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights, departing on 16 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Quad £ 5025 GBP pp
Quad Cabin: Averaging 157 square feet a Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Triple £ 5399 GBP pp
Averaging 150 square feet, a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper (lower berth) Cabin £ 6675 GBP pp
Averaging 88 square feet, an Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Bridge Deck £ 6975 GBP pp
Bridge deck twin cabin: Averaging 105 square feet a Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck £ 7349 GBP pp
An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
23 September, 2019 to 02 October, 2019 Make a booking request for Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights, departing on 23 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Quad £ 5025 GBP pp
Quad Cabin: Averaging 157 square feet a Quad Cabin is equipped with four twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Triple £ 5399 GBP pp
Averaging 150 square feet, a Triple Cabin is equipped with three twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper (lower berth) Cabin £ 6675 GBP pp
Averaging 88 square feet, an Upper Lower Berth Cabin is equipped with one upper berth and one lower berth bed. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Bridge Deck £ 6975 GBP pp
Bridge deck twin cabin: Averaging 105 square feet a Bridge Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Bridge Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo
Upper Deck £ 7349 GBP pp
An Upper Deck Twin Cabin is equipped with two twin beds. Located on Upper Deck, it has exterior views and private facilities.
view cabin photo

Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights itinerary:

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Day 1 — Reykjavik
Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly-modern Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city.
Day 2 — Embarkation Day at Constable Point
You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Constable Point to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!
Day 3 — Apelfjord
You’ll cruise through breathtaking Alpefjord. Fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling icebergs, fjords and sounds in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for arctic fox and musk ox, which roam free here.
Day 4 — Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier
Multi-hued mountains surround lovely Brogetdal, which was originally called “painted valley,” and later translated to mean “multicolored valley.” You’ll view colorful vistas, and fascinating geology. Later, you’ll travel to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord, named after German explorer Baron Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, after his failed 1869 attempt to reach the North Pole via East Greenland.
Day 5 — Blomsterbugten and Renbugten
Blomsterbugten, the “Bay of Flowers,” is home to beautiful purple and gold colored rocks that you’ll view from a distance, or on a hike for those who wish. Later we’ll continue to Renbugten, called “Reindeer Bay” for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight in this area.
Day 6 — Ella Oya (Ella Island)
Ella Oya is a hiker’s paradise. The area is surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs and sky-blue icebergs. Challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the island—the views are worth it.
Day 7 — Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning
At the start of the sound, Itoqqortoormiit is East Greenland’s most northerly community and boasts a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles. With clear skies, you’ll have a great opportunity to see the northern lights. You can also support local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, we’ll see huge icebergs - larger than football fields, taller than apartment buildings - crossing Hall Bredning, part of Scoresby Sund.
Day 8 — Frederiksdal and Sydkap
Sailing on, deeper into Scoresby Sund you’ll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement as we approach Sydkap. The scenery here is unforgettable, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of monumental icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception.
Day 9 — Disembarkation at Constable Point
Arrive at Constable Point and disembark the ship. Sit back and enjoy your charter flight from Constable Point to Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland. Overnight in your comfortable Reykjavik hotel.
Day 10 — Depart Reykjavik
Make your own way to the airport for your return flight home, or spend some extra time in Reykjavik - you’ll be amazed at the variety of attractions and must-see places of interests Reykjavik has to offer.
Please Note:
Important reminder - Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish.

Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Important reminder - Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish.
Day 10 — Depart Reykjavik *
Make your own way to the airport for your return flight home, or spend some extra time in Reykjavik - you’ll be amazed at the variety of attractions and must-see places of interests Reykjavik has to offer.
Day 9 — Disembarkation at Constable Point *
Arrive at Constable Point and disembark the ship. Sit back and enjoy your charter flight from Constable Point to Reykjavik, the vibrant and artistic capital of Iceland. Overnight in your comfortable Reykjavik hotel.
Day 8 — Frederiksdal and Sydkap *
Sailing on, deeper into Scoresby Sund you’ll encounter massive icebergs and an ancient Thule settlement as we approach Sydkap. The scenery here is unforgettable, with towering mountain sides and hundreds of monumental icebergs playing tricks with your sense of perception.
Day 7 — Ittoqqortoormiit and Hall Bredning *
At the start of the sound, Itoqqortoormiit is East Greenland’s most northerly community and boasts a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles. With clear skies, you’ll have a great opportunity to see the northern lights. You can also support local Inuit artisans by purchasing unique handicrafts. Our time here is spent bonding with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life. Later, we’ll see huge icebergs - larger than football fields, taller than apartment buildings - crossing Hall Bredning, part of Scoresby Sund.
Day 6 — Ella Oya (Ella Island) *
Ella Oya is a hiker’s paradise. The area is surrounded by ice-choked waters, rugged cliffs and sky-blue icebergs. Challenge yourself with a climb to the top of the island—the views are worth it.
Day 5 — Blomsterbugten and Renbugten *
Blomsterbugten, the “Bay of Flowers,” is home to beautiful purple and gold colored rocks that you’ll view from a distance, or on a hike for those who wish. Later we’ll continue to Renbugten, called “Reindeer Bay” for the herd of 12 reindeer seen on one of the first expeditions to the area. Arctic hare are a common and delightful sight in this area.
Day 4 — Brogetdal and Watershausen Glacier *
Multi-hued mountains surround lovely Brogetdal, which was originally called “painted valley,” and later translated to mean “multicolored valley.” You’ll view colorful vistas, and fascinating geology. Later, you’ll travel to the impressive and rarely visited Waltershausen Glacier, an imposing ice floe at the head of Nordfjord, named after German explorer Baron Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, after his failed 1869 attempt to reach the North Pole via East Greenland.
Day 3 — Apelfjord *
You’ll cruise through breathtaking Alpefjord. Fjords punctuate the scenery all around. Your day will be spent exploring and Zodiac cruising through a multitude of dazzling icebergs, fjords and sounds in all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for arctic fox and musk ox, which roam free here.
Day 2 — Embarkation Day at Constable Point *
You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Constable Point to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!
Day 1 — Reykjavik *
Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in thoroughly-modern Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city.
* = Indicative
Map for Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights
Ocean Nova, the ship servicing Arctic Express: Greenland’s North Lights

Ocean Nova

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 73 metres

Passenger Capacity:86

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2005

The ice-strengthened expedition ship Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 with high ice class to serve Greenland’s west coast. In 2004 to 2005 she was completely refurbished and has now a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship. The Ocean Nova accommodates 86 passengers in single, double and triple cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. The double cabins have either two lower beds or upper and lower beds. The triple cabins have upper and lower beds. In your cabin you will also find a desk with chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment.


In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the surrounding polar landscape. This is where PolarQuest’s on board specialists entertain and educate you with lectures on polar biology, history, geology and conservation. There is also a library with panoramic views and a good selection of polar books. On board there is a satellite phone, gym and medical doctor. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for from the spacious observation decks. The ship has North European officers and there is a friendly and informal atmosphere on board. Travelling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship.


Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A)

Some Deck plans may vary, please ask for details.

Cabin layout for Ocean Nova
• Enjoy the stunning and unique vistas of Greenland

• Explore the world’s largest fjord system

• Hike in the largest, most remote and northerly national park in the world

• Wildlife sightings may include whales, polar bears, and musk ox

• Cruise in a Zodiac

• Visit an Inuit community

• Take advantage of optional kayak adventure opportunities
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