This is an expedition that is unlike anything else in this hemisphere. See the Lofoten Islands, the exotic Jan Mayen, Iceland and the south and west parts of Greenland.
Tromsø is often referred to as "The Gateway to the Arctic". Young, ambitious explorers like Roald Amundsen came to town to recruit capable hands for future adventures. Your adventure starts here as well. First we spend two days exploring the stunning Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands which are known for their extreme natural beauty. As we cross the Norwegian Sea, the only island you will see between the Norwegian mainland and Iceland is Jan Mayen. Being this far north and this isolated, there are no permanent settlers here, aside from for the 18 people working at the Norwegian radio and meteorological station. If you see them, give them a wave!
History, culture and wild coastal landscapes on the Saga island
Iceland is located at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which runs right through it. This location means that the island is highly geologically active with many volcanoes and geysers. The unspoilt nature, majestic mountains and stunning waterfalls are amongst Europe's most powerful and awe-inspiring. We will spend three days discovering many of Iceland's secrets, both of nature and of culture.
Explore the heart of Greenland
From Iceland we continue to the less-visited parts of southern Greenland, and then onwards to the highlights of Disco Bay. En route we will visit traditional Inuit settlements and other places of historical interest. You will experience Greenland’s fascinating culture, visit historical sites from the Viking era, and see impressive alpine landscapes and the Ilulissat Icefjord. The spectacular scenery and the midnight sun provide a stunning backdrop to this expedition.