- Dates: Aug 05 - 16, 2026
- Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
- Trip Level (1-4):2
- Arrive: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Depart:Reykjavik, Iceland
- Priced From: $19,895
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- Over 12-days, sail in comfort along Iceland’s Westfjords and Greenland’s eastern coast aboard the National Geographic Endurance, the world’s most advanced ice-class expedition ship
- Conditions permitting, experience nearly two minutes standing in the Moon’s shadow during the August 12, 2026 total solar eclipse, with increased chances for clear skies in the unusually sunny microclimate created around Greenland’s Scoresbysund, the largest and longest fjord system on Earth
- Immerse yourself in the pristine scenery of the Westfjords of Iceland as well as the fjord-lined coast of Northeast Greenland National Park – the largest national park in the world
- Conditions permitting, discover opportunities for backcountry hiking, wildlife viewing and sea kayaking in Iceland’s protected fjord system
- Explore bays and inlets with opportunities to view seals, whales and polar bears
- Take advantage of easy international flight access through Iceland’s picturesque, seaside capital of historic Reykjavik
IMPORTANT NOTE: Exact dates are subject to change
Imagine you’re on the deck of an expedition ship, anchored in a fjord beneath snow-capped peaks on Greenland’s eastern coast. Overhead, seabirds wheel and dive, snatching fish from under the waves before soaring back up to their colonies in the cliffs. Our guide points out a polar bear picking its way along a rocky shoreline exposed by the receding ice sheet. Then, looking toward the open sea, you spot a patch of water churned to foam by the flukes of a sounding whale. Conditions permitting, to complete this picture of nature at its most awe-inspiring, the Moon begins to pass in front of the Sun, enveloping the barren landscape in its shadow for approximately two minutes of totality.
TravelQuest invites you on a remarkable 12-day voyage as we sail from Reykjavik, Iceland, across the Denmark Strait to explore Northeast Greenland National Park – the world’s largest, covering more area than 85% of countries around the globe. We also cruise into Scoresbysund, the planet’s largest fjord system (ice permitting), to spot wildlife, visit a remote Inuit community and, on August 12, 2026, witness the total solar eclipse from our world-class expedition ship.
Then we’re off to Iceland’s remote Westfjords region to discover the island nation’s cuisine, culture and rich history. When our memorable cruise comes to an end in Reykjavik, everyone is given options to visit either Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon thermal baths or the Reykjanes Peninsula to view the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, prior to your flight home.
We hope you’ll join TravelQuest on this unique astronomical cruise. Our ship, National Geographic Endurance, carries only 138 adventurers, so start making your plans today for what we expect will be a one-of-a-kind adventure.