Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Greenland Odyssey

Experience the enormity of Greenland–the world’s largest island–where jagged peaks pierce azure skies and countless glaciers snake their way towards the coast. Discover ancient rocks at Skaergaard Peninsula dating back some 55 million years. Hike across the tundra in search of arctic fox and reindeer, tasting delicious wild berries along the way. Zodiac-cruise along sounds and see ringed seals lazing on sea ice calved from Greenland’s enormous ice sheets—the largest in Arctic.

Encounter humpback and minke whales feeding in the nutrient-rich waters. Sail Prince Christian Sound, flanked by imposing mountains, as it carves its way through south Greenland where green pastures signal the presence of human settlement and where the Viking ruins of Erik the Red still stand at Hvalsey. Weaving through the fjords and channels, enter west Greenland, the country’s most developed region, home to the nation’s capital, Nuuk, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ilulissat Icefjord.

Cruise aboard the 132-guest, adventure-ready polar expedition ship Sylvia Earle for her state-of-the-art design and technology, plus excursion-minded preparation rooms and multiple boarding platforms for efficient embarkation and disembarkation. This small ship offers an educational and engaged team of expedition guides who provide programming aimed at immersion into the surrounding polar wilds.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s other Arctic cruisesArctic trips, Greenland cruises and Iceland cruises.