Greenland – Scoresbysund

Polar bear in Scoresbysund.

Greenland – Scoresbysund

We offer an eight days and seven nights adventure in the amazing Scoresbysund, surrounded by incredible arctic landscape and wildlife in one of the most remote places on earth. This is a unique opportunity to sail through untouched nature of unbelievable scenery and wildlife that leaves most people with unforgettable memories. We sail through unspoiled arctic landscape, when ashore we enjoy the landscape and the wildlife, where we occasionally spot polar bears, arctic fox and narwhales. Animals that are more common will appear; snow hares, seals and muskoxen.

There is a lot to see in Scoresbysund.

Adventure in Scoresbysund

This adventure starts with a flight from Akureyri, Iceland to Constable Point, Greenland; a small airfield west of Hurry Inlet in Jameson Land. You board the yacht Vera and get a safety briefing and introduction by the crew before sailing away.

The next day we sail around Scoresbysund. We go ashore at Hekla havn on Denmark Island, an old Inuit settlement and wintering camp of the first scientific expedition over a hundred years ago. In the following days we sail west between icebergs drifting by the currents, viewing massive mountains and granite cliffs. We sail Føhnfjord with its basalt mountains side and 2000 meters high granite cliffs of Milne Land. We will see the Red Island and go ashore at the red sandstone shore. We also sail Rødefjord filled with larger icebergs and arrive in Harefjord where hiking is highly recommended.  

Illoqqortoomiut village.

The sailing continues eastwards through Øfjord. This is one of the most spectacular parts of the trip. The 2000 meters tall mountain with granite walls straight up from the sea is an unforgettable sight. We will anchor at Jyttes Havn on Bear Islands, one of the nicest anchorages in Scoresbysund. Sailing continues through the channel between the Bear Islands and Milne Land. The following day we will anchor near the airstrip in Constable Point and prepare for the airlift to Akureyri, Iceland.

The village Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most isolated settlements in the western hemisphere. It is rarely visited by tourists, and home to 450 inhabitants. Here you will experience the culture and history of this remote Inuit community.

From Scoresbysund.

Voyage Itenerary

Day one

This adventure starts with a flight from Akureyri, Iceland to Constable Point, Greenland; a small airfield west of Hurry Inlet in Jameson Land. You board the yacht Vera and get a safety briefing and introduction by the crew before sailing away towards the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit for a short visit.

Day two

We sail around Scoresbysund and go ashore at Hekla havn on Denmark Island, an old Inuit settlement and wintering camp of the first scientific expedition over a hundred years ago.

Day three

We sail west between icebergs drifting by the currents, viewing massive mountains and granite cliffs. We sail Føhnfjord with its basalt mountains side and 2000 meters high granite cliffs of Milne Land. We will see the Red Island and go ashore at the red sandstone shore. We also sail Rødefjord filled with larger icebergs.

Day four

We arrive in Harefjord where hiking is highly recommended. This is approximately five hours hike, wild life is spectacular including snow hares, muskoxen and birds. We will bring lunch packs to enjoy at the top of the hill.

Day five

The sailing continues eastwards through Øfjord. This is one of the most spectacular parts of the trip. The 2000 meters tall mountain with granite walls straight up from the sea is an unforgettable sight. We will anchor at Jyttes Havn on Bear Islands, one of the nicest anchorages in Scoresbysund.

Day six

We recommend hiking on this beautiful area with unforgettable landscapes. Many hiking options are available, long and short. Jyttes Havn has many surprises including opportunity to dive in the sea at 71°N, summer temperatures can be surprising 12°C.

Day seven

Sailing continues through the channel between the Bear Islands and Milne Land. A photographic experience with large icebergs and wonderful landscapes.

Day eight

The following day we will anchor near the airstrip in Constable Point and prepare for the airlift to Akureyri, Iceland the last stop for this adventure.

Included

  • International flight Akureyri – Constable Point – Akureyri.
  • Transport between the airport and the Yacht in Constable Point.
  • Accommodation in made up double cabins (bunks), all en-suite with showers.
  • All meals on board the yacht.

Not included

  • Airfare to and from Iceland.
  • Individual insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Charges or items of personal nature.
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for extra charge).