The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breath-taking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights.
You may see the jagged edge of the east Greenland sea ice flashing into sight. We may sail through the sea ice into Foster Bay and land at Myggebugten. Beyond the old hunters’ hut (where Norwegian trappers hunted for polar bear and Arctic fox in the first half of the 20th century), there is a sprawling tundra populated by musk oxen.
We visit Segelsällskapets Fjord, with the streaked slopes of the Berzelius Mountains bordering the north side. We land on the south shore, and hike to a nearby small lake with good chances to see musk oxen, Arctic hares, and ptarmigans.
We will cruise into Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system, somewhere that should be on everyone’s bucket list.