Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

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  • Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Northern lights tour
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 20
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  • Starts Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ends Reykjavik, Iceland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, muskoxen and whales
  • Hike the tundra, visit an Inuit community and explore a breathtaking fjord system in East Greenland
  • Marvel at the dramatic mountains and bird cliffs of Iceland’s oldest region
  • Possibly view the enchanting northern lights (aurora borealis)
The tour Under The Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland is a cruise trip that starts and ends in Reykjavik. You will be cruising through Iceland and Greenland and pass by Scoresbysund, Westfjords and Ittoqqortoormiit. Under The Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland takes 14 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. Please see the package includes section for more details.

Explore two of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet with the Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland itinerary. Cruising along Iceland’s mountainous Vestfjords and Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in the world, you’ll discover diverse and dramatically rugged landscapes rich in iconic arctic wildlife. Immersed in the untamed beauty of the Arctic, you’ll experience Inuit culture firsthand at Ittoqqortoormiit, visit ancient Thule sites steeped in history, and marvel at the majesty of massive icebergs and towering bird cliffs. If you’re lucky, you may also catch sight of the spectacular northern lights dancing across the sky. The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adventure! Feel free to reach out to our team of Polar Travel Advisers or your travel professional, who can answer your questions and provide assistance at any time.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT QUARK EXPEDITIONS
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Based on 32 reviews
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 22 2019
“I am at a loss to come up with adjectives to describe this Expedition. Fantastico! The Expedition was Fantastico! The success of this Expedition was the result of the professionalism and hard work of the entire team. From the Hotel staff to the Ships crew and Expedition staff, this was truly a Team Effort. Everyone involved pulled together to make this a memorable experience. And everyone was in good humour from the moment we stepped aboard. And the Diamond did her part as well. She is well named - truly a Diamond.. Yours in loving Antarctica.”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Dec 10 2019
“The level of service and professionalism was impressive across the board. Quark has assembled quite a team!”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 12 2019
“We have had the trip of a lifetime. Thank-you”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 2 : Embarkation Day
  • Day 3 : Exploring the Vestfjords
  • Day 4 : At Sea
  • Days 5 to 12 : Exploring Northeast Greenland
  • Day 13 : At Sea
  • Day 14 : Depart Reykjavik, Iceland
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Meals
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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SHIPS
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Clean and healthy vessels that meet international certifications for infection prevention is ensured.
  • For the duration of the expedition, you will be only interacting with your fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
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