Join a Greenland cruise on an expedition vessel to explore the wild and remote coast with just 12 guests.

Highlights

  • Explore the rugged, seldom visited ice-filled fjords and untouched landscapes of the Tasiilaq area.
  • Cruise through the stunning Prins Christian Sound.
  • Visit local Greenlandic settlements and meet the people who live there in a small group.
  • Shore landings by Zodiac landing craft (weather permitting) to explore the wild beauty ashore.
  • Encounter wildlife which could include Arctic Foxes, Musk Oxen, Reindeer and Whales.
  • Visit secret anchorages which are inaccessible to larger ships.
  • Learn from your expert guide.
  • Comfortable, and intimate ice-strengthened expedition vessel.

Key Information

Departure Location Tasiilaq, Greenland
Arrival Location Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Trip StyleExploration
Physical RatingEasy
Maximum Group Size12
Accommodation3 x Twins and 1 x Double with en-suite, 1 x Twin and 2 x Singles with shared bathroom
Duration8 Days
Time of YearJuly
Included
Not Included

Are you looking for a longer cruise?

The East Greenland Expedition Micro Cruise forms part of our longer 24 day Greenland Pioneer Cruise which explores the entire east and west coast of Greenland.

The Voyage

The voyage commences at the remote village of Tasiilaq, home to 2,000 people, on Greenland’s east coast. The plan is to explore the fjords in the surrounding area, home to some of Greenland’s largest glaciers, before sailing south along the rugged coastline.

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We will cruise inland through Prins Christian Sound, a steep-sided fjord that separates East and West Greenland. With mountains either side that extend 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) high it is one of Greenland’s most beautiful, natural places to visit. After leaving Prins Christian Sound we will make our way up the west coast exploring the fjords and glaciers around the remote settlement of Narsarsuaq, our final destination.

greenland east cost expedition cruise
greenland micro expedition cruise to southern greenland

Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq is home to a little over 2,000 people and is the most populated settlement on Greenland’s east coast which gives you an idea of how remote the region is. After we leave Tasiilaq we are in the wilderness for the next 8 days.

Our first planned stop is the Sermilik fjord which means ‘place with glaciers’. It is one of the largest fjords in the southeastern coast of Greenland and full of breathtaking scenery, icebergs and glaciers.

greenland cruise on an expedition vessel

Prins Christian Sound

A highlight of this voyage is a cruise through Prins Christian Sound, a steep-sided fjord system that reaches up to 4,000ft high in places. Many glaciers reach the fjords, calving off huge icebergs that can be seen floating through the waters. The waterway offers a safe passage from the east to the west coast of Greenland avoiding the rough seas to the south and offers one of the most spectacular views in Greenland.

prins christian sound cruise

Narsarsuaq

After cruising through the stunning scenery we arrive our final port of call, Narsarsuaq. This small, remote settlement which is home to just 145 people.  Before departing from the airport you can see the botanical garden of the Arctic, called the Greenlandic Arboretum, a collection of trees native to the Arctic.

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Flexible Itinerary

The day to day plan is to visit remote anchorages and use the Zodiac landing craft to go ashore and explore. Our itinerary is kept flexible to allow the captain and expedition guide to make the most of the ice and weather conditions which can dictate what is possible. Unlike large cruise ships, this flexible approach helps us to see and experience more.

Why A Small Expedition Vessel?

We believe a small expedition vessel is the best way to experience Greenland in a closeup and personal way. Travelling with just 12 guests in total and a guide feels more like travelling with a small group of friends than a typical cruise. Landing in remote settlements with a small group of people will give you the chance to encounter local Greenlandic people. There is no waiting to join a Zodiac as there is space for everyone onboard. Find out why we prefer small ships to larger ships here.

expedition cruise to greenland
greenland small ship expedition cruise

Are you wondering if this Greenland cruise is a good fit for you?

Please get in touch and we will use our expertise to recommend the right voyage for you dependent on your experience and comfort levels.

Travelling to and from Greenland

Due to the remoteness and the impact that the weather can have on flights, we require you to arrive in Greenland a day before your scheduled departure.

To make the booking process straight forward for you we have teamed up with an expert Greenlandic travel partner who will assist you with your flight bookings, any accommodation you require before and after the cruise and any further land activities you may require.

Who This Trip Is Aimed At

This trip is aimed at anyone with an interest in exploring a remote, natural wilderness. It is ideal for photographers and people that want to experience the raw beauty of Greenland. The focus of this trip is on exploring the coastline, doing shore landings and looking for wildlife viewing opportunities.

What Experience Do I need?

This trip is open to everyone and no previous experience is required as you will be accompanied by 2 expert guides at all times. We will provide you with a clothing list prior to departure so you can ensure you are properly dressed for this expedition. A basic level of fitness and mobility is required. A passion for adventure is a must.

Is a Small Expedition Vessel Right For Me?

A small expedition vessel offers a comfortable and spacious platform to explore  Greenland. She is smaller than an expedition cruise ship with the huge benefit of offering a more intimate and personal experience with just 12 guests. Inside there is a communal saloon area to warm up in after a day in the cold.

This voyage takes place along a mixture of sheltered fjords and open coastline. The Captain will make decisions based on the weather to ensure the most comfortable and safe experience.

Video | Expedition Micro Cruise Experience 

The Expedition Vessel

Step aboard M/V Togo a classic expedition vessel.

Togo is a 102ft /31m motor yacht, custom built in 1965 by legendary Dunston Shipyard and last refitted in 2018. Originally built as North Sea trawler she was converted into Lloyd’s safety vessel in 1980s, then into a Yacht with extensive refit 2012 and upgraded to expedition yacht in 2018.

Togo has a well-appointed galley and mess room, elegant and comfortable mahogany paneled salon with bar and kitchenette. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed sides. She is a sturdy vessel with elegant sheer, sails with abundant intimacy from the bygone era of tramp steamers.

small expedition ship cruises in the arctic
  • Accommodation in twin cabins and double cabins with private shower and w/c (mostly en-suite).

  • Small group size of 12 guests ensures an intimate experience

  • Hot Showers

  • Equipped with 2 x zodiacs for shore landings
  • Large deck space for photography

  • Large saloon with bar.

  • Ice-strengthened hull for travel in the polar regions

  • Full safety gear

expedition ship deck plan

Dates & Availability

Select a date to start your journey

11th July - 18th July 2020
2021 | Dates Coming Soon

Pricing

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Double Cabin with en suite – Sleeps 2

6,900 / $7,730 / £5,850 per person based on double occupancy

Cabin 4

Twin Cabin with en suite – Sleeps 2

6,900 / $7,730 / £5,850 per person based on double occupancy

Cabins 1, 2 and 3

Twin Cabin with shared facilities – Sleeps 2

6,500 / $7,300 / £5,600 per person based on double occupancy

Cabin 7

togo single cabin expedition ship

Single Cabin with shared facilities – Sleeps 1

6,100 / $6,830 / £5,300 per person based on single occupancy

Cabin 5 and 6

Payment Options

 

  • Credit card
  • Payment by bank transfer
  • Monthly instalments to spread the cost of payments

Booking Terms and Conditions

All Greenland Expedition Micro Cruises