Iceland & Greenland – Arctic Expedition Cruise under the Midnight Sun

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23 days

The land of ice and fire … and elves 

Embark on an epic 24-day discovery of show-stopping scenery, fascinating cultures and Arctic wildlife as we circumnavigate Iceland before heading to pristine west-coast Greenland.

Starting your expedition in Iceland’s culture-rich capital Reykjavik, you’ll journey north to commence your circumnavigation of the country. You’ll call at breathtaking Stykkishólmur, the tranquil fishing village of Patreksfjördur and Iceland’s second city Akureyri.  

Heading onto Grimsey, you’ll cross the Arctic Circle before continuing to Bakkagerði, where elves are said to dwell. With soaring rhyolite peaks and the majestic Dyrfjöll mountain, it’s a stunning location. Finally, you’ll explore Iceland’s Pompeii, Heimaey, before arriving back in Reykjavik. 

Spectacular west Greenland 

From there, you’ll cross the Denmark Strait just as the Vikings did, arriving at colourful Qaqortoq. Here, you’ll meet the friendly locals, visit your first Greenlandic fjord, the Kvanefjord, and set out on a wildlife exploration day. Heading onto Maniitsoq, the ‘Venice of Greenland, and ancient Sisimiut, you’ll arrive at the jaw-dropping Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

Real expedition awaits in the vast Disko Bay as we explore the untouched wilderness and Arctic nature of the Vaigat Sound and the enchanting Evighed Fjord, the “Fjord of Eternity”. Continuing on to Nuuk, Greenland’s photogenic capital, you’ll also stop at eerie Ivittut and beautiful Prince Christian Sound, before completing your adventure where it all began, in Reykjavik.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

The start of the expedition

Day 1

Welcome to Sagaland

Day 2

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The fjord of St Patrick

Day 3

Northwest Iceland

Day 4

Capital of the north

Day 5

Step across the Arctic Circle

Day 6

The land of the elves

Day 7

Iceland`s Pompeii

Day 8

Pause - beginning the next leg of the journey

Day 9

Crossing the Denmark Strait

Day 10-11

Picture-perfect Greenlandic town

Day 12

Exploration day Kvanefjord

Day 13

The ‘Venice of Greenland’

Day 14

Fur, fox holes and outdoor fun

Day 15

Icefjord - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 16

Probing the Vaigat Sound

Day 17

Exploration day at ‘Eternity Fjord’

Day 18

The photogenic capital of Greenland

Day 19

Muskoxen and a Norse settlement

Day 20

A river of melted ice

Day 21

Heading back to Iceland

Day 22-23

The end of this saga – until the next one

Day 24

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition