Today is spent hiking on Bear Island and arguably one of the most picturesque anchorages in Scoresby Sound. You can choose between a longer or a shorter hike on the Bear Islands, or on the northernmost tip of Milneland, a short zodiac RiB ride away.
For the intrepid, Jytteshavn is the place to brace the Greenland Sea by swimming at 71°N. Temperatures can be as surprising as 13°C in the summertime. In the evening you’ll enjoy a hearty meal with a warming bonfire on the beach.
This morning your farewell breakfast will be an opportunity to share contact information with your fellow travellers and to record your thoughts in the ship’s diary. Then it’s time to disembark and board the aircraft at Constable Point and return to Keflavík, Iceland.
Life on board the ship
This pioneering trip offers a unique chance to visit one of earth’s most remote territories, where you can be truly off grid and immersed in the surrounding nature. No previous sailing experience is required for the trip as you will be accompanied by a specialist expedition crew.
The atmosphere on board will be relaxed and friendly. The trip is not meant to challenge passengers physically, but good regular health is needed to join this tour. If you wish, you are more than welcome to help the crew and learn about sailing during your adventure. The hikes on land will be moderate to easy.
There are hot showers on board the ship, however water supply may be limited. The accommodation on board the ship is traditional style expedition cabins, but in clean and new bunk beds. Due to the limited water supply, you will be asked to avoid cleaning your clothes on board. If anything gets wet during the trip, the engine room is very warm and can be used as a perfect drying place.
Meals during the expedition include breakfast, lunch and dinner, with water and soft drinks included. Alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine can be bought onboard the ship.
Due to its remote location, Scoresby Sund does not have any harbours, therefore there are no gangways and access to land will be operated on zodiac boats. The trip offers a complete off-the-grid experience as no internet or phone coverage. There is phone coverage in Constable Point and Ittoqqortoormiit. If urgent, passengers can make a phone calls with one of the ship’s satellite phones or send e-mail, sms or fax via Inmarsat, (the ship’s satellite communications system).
The weather and sea in the fjord remains calm due to its sheltered location and the long lasting high pressure over Greenland. The area is known for very little rain and you can expect temperatures of 2 to 12 Celcius. Departures at the end of August and through September give you the chance to witness the magical Northern Lights.
The team at Magnetic North Travel will be pleased to extend your trip with flights and tours in Iceland to start or end your adventure.