Greenland Boat Charter

Charter A unique luxury expedition icebreaker with 1-A ice rating


New for Greenland boat charter in 2021 we introduce our most robust and adventurous expedition vessel yet. MV Balto is an ex-Finnish government icebreaker that can take you further with her ice-breaking hull.

Crewed by a team of experts with decades of experience navigating Arctic waters, MV Balto is a robust platform for media productions and scientific missions in Greenland. She is also perfect for adventurous private expeditions to explore rarely visited and hard to get to areas in Greenland.

Her interior is newly converted and as comfortable and luxurious as an expedition yacht can get with sauna, master suite, and fully en-suite accommodation for 12 guests.

The areas of operation are East and West Greenland, Northwest Passage, Norway and Iceland.

Key Features:

  • Accommodates 12 guests in 1 x Owners’s suite, 1 suite, 3 double cabins and 2 single cabins
  • All cabins are spacious with an en-suite and are finished to a high standard
  • Elegant, mahogany paneled interior with dining area, a bar, card table and library
  • Sauna with cold shower and changing room.
  • Equipped with 2 Zodiac landing crafts for shore landings
  • Large, restaurant style open galley
  • Semi enclosed deck spaces to enjoy the view
  • Highest ice class
  • 10 ton crane and large cargo storage (ideal for scientific)
  • Fully crewed with experienced master, mate, engineer, deck hand, cook and steward. Expedition leaders can also be arranged.

To get a quote, check availability or to find out more please get in touch.

Owner’s suite situated on deck level with king bed, sitting area and ensuite shower and wc.

Twin situated on the lower deck with ensuite.

MV Balto is equipped with 2 Zodiacs that can be used as part of the expedition.

Ideal for photography tours, private charters and scientific research


  • Areas of operation – Greenland, Svalbard, Northwest Passage, Norway and Northern Europe.
  • Lloyd’s 1-A ice class ship
  • Ice-reinforced hull
  • Length: 40 meters
  • Beam: 9 meters
  • Draft: 3.6 meters
  • Tonnage: 427 GT ITC
  • Guests: 12 people
  • Main Engine: WARTSILA
  • Electric diesel propulsion capable of maintaining versatile maneuvering and survey speeds with no vibration. Ideal as film and photo platform.
  • Generator: a) Isuzu 105 kW GBL, b) Perkins 100kW, c) Volvo 80 kW
  • Cruising Speed: 9 knots
  • Zodiacs: 2
  • Deck Crane – 10 ton effer telescoping crane serving aft 1/4 of the boat a 3.5m x 2.6m cargo hatch/hold

Greenland Boat Charter – Vessel information

The roomiest and most elegant small polar expedition yacht in service. It is also one of the sturdiest. A former Finish government ice breaker. Build to Finish and Lloyd’s 1-A ice class. The vessel structure and the skin is of high grade “corten” steel. It is ice enforced the complete length of the hull and double bottomed with tank placement.

It has been fitted with electric diesel propulsion capable of maintaining versatile manoeuvring and survey speeds with no vibration, also ideal as film and photo platform.

She offers relaxed luxury accommodations for 12 guests in staterooms with full private facilities and 12 crew. Cabins include 3 suites, 2 large double cabins and 2 spacious single cabins, all with private bathrooms and showers. The guest deck also sports a sauna with a cold shower.

The richly appointed salon and the dining messroom feature crotch-mahogany panelling, an ambient diesel burning stove, library, bar, card table, crew mess, coffee and tea stations, mudroom, large office and lounge aft of the bridge, with ample outlets. She is fitted with a large restaurant-style open galley, where you can check on the marvels of our chefs and sample freshly baked bread. There are many open and semi-enclosed deck spaces.

Metal, electronic and bio-workshops. Spare parts and tool rooms. Large hold. Submersible and other equipment carrying and deployment capability. Large storage and refrigeration rooms. The vessel underwent a complete refit in 2019, turning her into a prime high latitudes expedition yacht.

Secret Atlas is a member of AECO and we follow strict guidelines to ensure our expeditions and charters don’t have a negative impact on the environment.


The owner and crew have vast experience in the Arctic having completed numerous scientific and private expeditions in Svalbard and Greenland.

Over the past decade, our clients included, NYU, Environment Canada, NASA/JPL, U.S.NAVY UWC, UCI, TV and film companies.

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To get a quote, check availability or to find out more please get in touch.

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