Expedition Micro Cruise to East Greenland

Expedition Micro Cruise specialists Secret Atlas are offering an East Greenland Explorer Cruise.

It will visit Scoresby Sund and includes a visit to one of the world’s most remote communities Ittoqqortoormiit.  The community is only accessible during the summer months.   

Made up of only 400 Greenlandic people, Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most isolated settlements in Greenland and a unique opportunity to learn about Inuit traditions.

Sailing up the longest fjord on the planet will also offer a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Small ship expedition cruises

By offering small ship expedition cruises for only 12 guests, Secret Atlas expeditions are low impact. They are sustainable and ensure guests get the most out of their trip.  They do so by employing flexible itineraries arranged around weather and wildlife.

Greenland is the largest island on the planet but only has a population of 56,000 inhabitants making it one of the most sparsely populated places on Earth.

Secret Atlas Co-Founder and enthusiast explorer Michele D’Agostino said, “I first entered Scoresby Sund Fjord in July 2018. And immediately, I understood what a fascinating and unique part of the planet it was. We decided to launch the East Greenland micro cruise to allow a small group of guests the opportunity to experience this remote part of the world in an authentic and private way, but with minimal impact to the community, wildlife and environment.”

Remote community of Ittoqqortoormiit

The lucky few who visit Greenland, rarely make it to Scoresby Sund.   It is only being accessible from August – October.  The Secret Atlas Expedition Micro Cruise will allow small intimate groups to explore the stunning fjord system. Passengers will see towering icebergs, elusive wildlife and the remote community of Ittoqqortoormiit.

Created by Explorers for Explorers Secret Atlas was launched in 2019. Trips are curated for people that want to enjoy the spirit of exploration.   They are for those who want be a part of an intimate experience rather than joining an overcrowded commercial cruise. 

With only 12 guests onboard, the company promises an intimate experience with crowd-free expeditions and flexible itineraries led by world-class expedition leaders ensuring the best chance of seeing muskox, glaciers and the Northern Lights, which appear from September.

Setting sail onboard the MV Vikingfjord, the Expedition Micro Cruise spends eight days exploring the stunning landscapes of Scoresby Sund.  It will offer as much time as possible spent off the ship on daily Zodiac cruises and onshore hikes.

The 10-Day East Greenland Explorer Fly & Cruise with Secret Atlas costs from £8,370 (€9,900) per person. Price includes bespoke meet and greet, welcome dinner and eight days cruising onboard the MV Vikingfjord. The price excludes a mandatory exclusive charter flight from Keflavik Airport (KEF) to Constable Point in Scoresbysund (CNP), and overnight accommodation at the Aurora Hotel on arrival and departure which costs an additional £2,115 (€2,500) per person. To book, visit www.secretatlas.com