Northeast Greenland - into the National Park - Antarctic Cruise

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This expedition cruise to the North Greenland National Park is a true wilderness adventure. You will venture far from the usual tourist routes and visit places where only true expeditioners and scientists travel. You will see unspoiled Arctic landscapes, have the chance to see polar bears, whales, and musk oxen, and make landings at century-old hunting stations. This is a demanding voyage, but it is also an unforgettable one.

Day by day

We boarded the Ocean Albatros at Reykjavik in the late afternoon and headed north bound for Greenland.

The Expedition Leader will brief you on the journey, daily activities of the ship, and various safety and security procedures. You will then have the opportunity to get settled in your cabin and unpack. There will be an obligatory safety drill before sailing.

As we spend our first few hours aboard, the Captain departs Reykjavik early in the evening.

The lecturers will give inspiring presentations on the past of Iceland, Greenland and nature.

Scoresbysund is a huge, imposing entrance. We pass through it at night to arrive in the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit. Around 500 people call this community home, and the majority of them base their household on hunting. Many of the homes have a drying rack for seal, musk oxen, or polar bear hides. The sled dog teams are also Fwaiting until the sea ice is safe to begin the hunting season. It is a very isolated town, with only two ship deliveries per year. We've established good relationships with locals during previous visits, and we can now go ashore in order to see this small community.

Greenland's northeast is home to some of the world's most stunning landscapes, including the tundra and mountains. The icebergs are reflected beautifully in the water of the protected fjords. Northeast Greenland has some of the most amazing features. It is no surprise that this part of Greenland, which boasts the largest island in all of Earth's history, also holds many records. The North-east Greenland National Park is the largest in the world, covering 375,000 square kilometers.

Scoresby Sound, one of the largest and longest fjords in the world (Scoresby Sund is Danish), is another stunning feature. You could spend an entire cruise exploring the system. This part of Greenland is rich in wildlife and you can expect to see the Musk-Ox as well as many other birds. Keep an eye out for Gyr Falcons, which are the world's largest falcons. Look out for Wheatears, Lapland buntings, Arctic Hares, Lemmings and Stoats - or Ermines in winter white coats.

Snowy Owls breed in areas where Lemmings are present, although many of them have already migrated to the south when cruise ships visit the area at the end of the season.

Polar Bears are more elusive in remote areas of Greenland, though they are less aggressive than Svalbard Bears. Walruses and other seals become wary due to hunting. Although the effect is low, because there's only one settlement in this vast area, Ittoqqortoormiit.

The stunning Greenland scenery with its icebergs, autumn colors, and prehistoric Musk-Ox is truly unique.

We will complete our 160 km/100 miles Kangerlussuaq Fjord passage during the night. We will say goodbye to our ship staff after breakfast and then take the Zodiac boat to land. Fly from Kangerlussuaq back to Iceland or Denmark.
Your Arctic journey will be over when we arrive in Reykjavik early the next morning. In the early morning, we enter Reykjavik and say goodbye to our vessel and crew.


  • Embarkation shuttle transfer to the vessel from Ushuaia city centre
  • Shuttle transfer after disembarkation from the ship to Ushuaia city centre or airport
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions, as per itinerary, guided by our Expedition Team
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boots loan scheme
  • Briefings and lectures by our Expedition Leader and Team
  • English-speaking Expedition Team
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soda at dinner (selected labels and brands, served at our a-la-carte dinners)
  • Free tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Taxes and landing fees
  • Special photo workshops
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Parties

Does not Include

  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. Albatros Polar Spa services, Albatros Ocean Boutique purchases)


  • Visit the isolated Inuit community of Ittoqqortoormiit.
  • Navigate into Kong Oskar Fjord, the gateway to the national park.
  • See unspoiled Arctic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery.
  • Stand a chance to see the Aurora Borealis at night.
  • Make landings at century-old hunting stations and other historic sites.
  • Learn from the experienced expedition team.
Ittoqqortoormiit | Artic
Polar bears | Ella Island| Artic
Muscox | Ymer Island | Artic
National Park | Artic


Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.
Northeast Greenland - into the National Park
9 Days
From $5,290.00 per person