Total solar eclipse

Greenland Solar Eclipse Voyage

from £10273 excluding flights

  • 12 - 13 nights
  • Aug
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Highlights

Solar eclipse

Witness a total solar eclipse

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Encounter a wealth of wildlife including whales, seals and seabirds

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Enjoy shore landings and Zodiac cruises past glistening glaciers and towering icebergs

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Learn about Inuit culture and the Viking heritage of Greenland

Why this trip...

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Special interest

Leading experts from renowned scientists to professional photographers accompany select departures

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

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Immersive exploration

Immerse yourself in your surroundings on a true exploration of remote and spectacular areas

Overview

Discover three Arctic Islands and experience a total eclipse of the sun from the unique perspective of a polar expedition ship. This once-in-a-lifetime voyage covers many miles of extraordinary coastline and offers the chance to encounter wildlife such as polar bear, arctic fox and musk oxen. Commencing in Spitsbergen and ending in Iceland, this adventurous voyage also explores the rugged and seldom visited northeast coast of Greenland. This is the Arctic of Viking lore and legend – a world of icy fjords, fiery volcanoes and glittering, ice-bound seas!

To witness the eclipse itself, your ship will be positioned in the centre of the shadow of the moon on the isolated coast of east Greenland. You will be uniquely placed for the best possible views to observe this natural phenomenon!   

Itinerary

Arrive into Longyearbyen, the largest community in the Svalbard archipelago. In the afternoon you will board the vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead! 

Spend a day exploring Spitsbergen’s northwest coast, which features calving icebergs, historic whaling stations and remote trappers’ camps. Weather permitting, you may board the Zodiacs for views of spectacular glaciers whilst keeping a look out for polar bears and walrus. Brunnich’s guillemots, little auks and kittiwakes also nest here in their thousands.

 

 

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While sailing the historic Greenland Sea your expedition team will entertain you with fascinating presentations on the wildlife and history of the Arctic. Keep an eye out for fin whales, encroaching sea ice and seabirds as you go.

 

East Greenland is one of the least visited and most remote parts of the island. Your days sailing along the coastline here will be guided by weather and ice conditions, with each day and each excursion presenting new adventures. The region is a sight to behold, boasting a mesmerising maze of vast glaciers, steep mountains and breath-taking fjords.  Conditions permitting you may visit the lively cascades at Kap Humboldt, which provide a microclimate for spectacular hanging gardens. The Kong Oskar Fjord provides glacier-carved mountains and world’s biggest fjord system, Scoresby Sund, offers the chance to weave through a maze of grounded icebergs in the Zodiacs.

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On 12th August 2026, the goal is to get into the perfect spot to witness this natural phenomenon. The ship will be anchored close to shore, right at the heart of the total eclipse – that magical moment when the moon completely blocks out the sun’s light. Sheltered from the ocean, the calm landing beach will provide unobstructed view towards the western sky.  

Thanks to advanced meteorological forecasts and a bit of good fortune, you and your fellow adventurers will come together under clear skies to marvel at this spectacular event. At 4:37 in the afternoon, watch as the moon casts its shadow over the dramatic and isolated Blosseville Coast. Totality will only last for a brief 2 minutes and 17 seconds, so make sure to savour every second of this unique experience! 

 

 

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Enjoy a warm Inuit welcome at Ittoqqortoormiit. Spend time exploring this interesting settlement before continuing to sail south, passing the picturesque landscapes of the Blosseville Coast.

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Sail across Denmark Strait from Greenland to Iceland, reflecting on your rich experiences and enjoying the antics of northern fulmars, black-backed gulls, orcas and other whales.

Disembark in Akureyri and take a group transfer to the airport 

  • The above sample itinerary is based on the 14-day voyage on the M/V Hondius.
  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only – embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions!

Vessel Finder

There are a choice of vessels available for this voyage. Compare the facilities of up to three ships at a glance then talk to our Travel Specialists who will be happy to advise which one is right for you.

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Ocean Albatros

Part of a brand new generation of low-energy small ships, custom built for Polar expedition cruising, the Ocean Albatros boasts cutting edge…

  • Passengers: 189
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Pool/Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Rubber Boots: Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional Activities
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M/V Plancius

The M/V Plancius is a traditional ex-research vessel, with proven experience in icy waters.

  • Passengers: 116
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Rubber Boots: Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional Activities
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M/V Hondius

The M/V Hondius is one of the strongest vessels of its category in the polar regions.

  • Passengers: 174
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Rubber Boots: Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional Activities
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Sea Spirit

This all-suite vessel couples adventure with spacious accommodation and a friendly atmosphere.

  • Passengers: 114
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Jacket: Jacket to keep
  • Rubber Boots: Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional Activities

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Special Interest Departures

Sea Spirit – 02 August 2026 – Astrophysicist Paul Sutter

Embark on a unique voyage with Paul M. Sutter, a Research Professor of Theoretical Cosmology. Paul has authored three popular science books and hosted television programs on Discovery, Science Channel, History Channel, and various digital platforms. He contributes to publications like Scientific American, Nautilus, and Ars Technica and hosts a highly popular podcast. As a United States Cultural Ambassador, he’s a leading figure in bridging art and science. Experience the solar eclipse with Paul’s expert insights, promising an unforgettable moment of totality.

Prices and Departures

Price from £10273 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

★ Voyage prices shown are standard for twin cabins but you can be assured that any relevant offers will be applied with your quote.

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin. The indicative prices shown in the table below are the standard voyage fare and do not reflect any applicable special offers or discounts. Single, triple and quad cabins are also available. Please get in touch for a tailored quote based on the best available price for your preferred voyage and cabin type.

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Price from (pp)
02 Aug 2026 14 days Sea Spirit £12,795
02 Aug 2026 14 days M/V Hondius £10,273
03 Aug 2026 14 days M/V Plancius £10,273
10 Aug 2026 13 days Ocean Albatros £16,538

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  • Kayak taster session
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NOTES

  • The inclusions for this cruise are dependent on the vessel chosen – those shown are applicable to all.

Please contact us for full details and to discuss the options best for you.

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