Tecla heading into the Scoresbysund
East Greenland - Scoresbysund


price 15-25 years


Blue Water Sailing
Coastal Sailing
Cultural stroll
Beach Combing

Highlights of this voyage

Explore Scoresbysund

Setting of from Isafjordur we enter a larger fjord system, The Isafjardarjup. At the center of al these fjords lies their maker. Like a spider in its web, the glacier Drangajokull is sitting at just under 1000 mtr and watches over its liquid counter parts below. The glacier once covering the land trapped the volcanos below. In this way, the magma below the ice formed the table mountains, now iconic to the area. After the retreat of the glacier the fjords where carved and are still being shaped by the fury of the North Atlantic. Drangajokull is no longer a calving glacier, and has terminal moraines at al its fjords. Making the navigation tricky at some spots. Depending on the weather and wind forcast we, shape our course. 

First day we will try to make it to Hornvik, the crown in the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Famous for the bird cliffs and of course the artic foxes! During the first day we will get a good chance to get to know the ship and our new crew mates. Safety instructions and some drills will be good practice before crossing the Greenland Sund.

Milne Island lies in the middle and gives us great variety in exploring! The first stop after Ittoqoortormiit will be Viking Bught at the foot of the glacier. Next morning we will set of for Denmark Island and go ashore to explore its flora and fauna and of course the splendid views into the sound. In the morning we set of in to Fon fjord with the towering mountains on port and starboard. Rising up to 2000 mtr high coming from 2000 mtr below the sea level! Under way keep a close watch for Narwhales who are a rare sight now a day. That afternoon we will anchor at Ankervik and visit the research center. The biologist are mapping the movement of the Narwhale assisted in their work by the local community of iniuits. Ankervik offers great day hikes for al levels with the opportunity of spotting Muskox and arctic foxes.

Next up is the Rode fjord named after the color of the sandstone. This will prove to be an intensive day of navigating though the ice the glaciers dispose daily. We will anchor of one of the smaller Islands and enjoy the unforgettable views of the ice fields and colors changing from day to night time. Harefjord will be our destination for the next day. Harefjord is named after the abundance of arctic hare found on the hills. They sure are a sight! Under way to Harefjord we will try to get up close to one of the glaciers were safety permits, for some good photographs. After spending the night at Harefjord we set of for Rypefjord and its glacier. In Rypefjord we can safely get close to one of these great glaciers on shore. There are also plenty of opportunities for day hikes suited for all levels to see the Muskox!. Next morning we will slide into Ofjord zigzagging through the ice field and taking in the sites. At the end of the fjord we will see the rock formation “seals hand” pointing us to our anchorage at Bjorneoer. The 360 view from one of the summits grand’s us the opportunity of one of the best pictures of the trip. One last stop on Milne Island, Charcothavn named after the famous French explorer. After this it is off to Ittoqoortormiit to clear out and spend the day in the village. 

Depending on the state of the ice we will make for Iceland and spent our last days cruising the Hornstrandir, visiting places like Heysterifjordur or Adelvik before ending our trip in Isafjordur 

An expedition to remember! 

Departure/Return Location
Isafjordur, iceland - Reykjavik, Iceland
Boarding Time
04-08-2022 18:00 local time
Disembarking Time
26-08-2022 10:00 local time
Not Included

Day 1 : Welcome on board in Isafjordur, at 18:00 local time. First evening will be spend with introductions, to the crew, the expedition members and to safety on board. 

Day 2-5 : Set sail for Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Depending on wind you will spend 1 to 3 days in Hornstrandir. 

Day 6-8 : Sail across the Greenlandsund, to the entrance of Scoresbysund. 

Day 9 : If the ice has resided enough to enter Scoresbysund, the ship will clear into Greenland in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Day 10-17 : Sailing around Milne land.

Day 18 – 22 : Clear out of Greenland and set sail for Reykjavik. If winds are favorable, stops can be made along the Icelandic coast.

Day 23 : Disembark in the harbour of Reykjavik at 10:00 local time.