There are dozens of myths and legends associated with the Aurora Borealis. From Finland to Norway and Canada to Greenland different native peoples have different stories about what the dancing lights are. Some believe them to be an omen of war; others say the lights are spirits playing with a dead walrus skull. In Eastern Greenland the traditional belief is that the lights are the spirits of children who died at birth.
Scoresbysund, the world’s longest fjord system, beckons you to explore Greenland. Enticing you with some of the world’s best displays of the Northern Lights, the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit also offers you a rare connection to the past, as they still live off the land as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
Iceberg choked fjords, tundra hikes and the Arctic wildlife of Greenland National Park create picture perfect scenes every day. One of our most active expeditions, you can climb atop mountains and watch herds of grazing musk oxen on the horizon. This is pure wilderness, the untouched Arctic as it was thousands of years ago.
On your East Greenland: Northern Lights Arctic Cruising Expedition, you will experience spectacular Greenland landscapes, see the world’s largest fjord system, enjoy Zodiac cruising, Tundra hiking, Community visit or even an optional kayak adventure option on selected expeditions.
NEI has two departure dates for this experience: September 9-22, 2013 and September 21-Oct 4, 2013.