Spitsbergen Northeast Greenland
longyearbyen, Svalbard TO Akureyri, Iceland
Once every four years James Cresswell will take an exclusive GeoWorld Travel group, onboard a passenger expedition cruise ship to Greenland
Next trip: 20 August - 2 September 2023
*Minimum GeoWorld Travel group size is 6*
*The 2023 trip is now fully booked*
14 Days/13 Nights
Price from €6,050
East Greenland is a truly awe-inspiring destination. There is an almost complete sedimentary succession stretching back for the last 1.5 billion years. Due to the incredible completeness of this record, many of the Earth’s most important stories can be seen on this trip. On top of this the story is set in jaw-dropping scenery, with attractions including the Northern Lights, wildlife such as the polar bear, and the Inuit culture. Key geological features that can be seen on this trip include three billion-year-old basement rocks, 1,900 m high stripy cliffs formed from 900 million-year-old sediments (as shown in our website banner above), Devonian sandstone where the famous fossils that link the amphibians to fish were found, Mesozoic rocks that have revealed dinosaurs and ammonites, columnar basalt in the lava flows from the splitting of the Atlantic, and amazing icebergs and glaciers.
James Cresswell pointing to columnar basalt in East Greenland
James Cresswell (Director of GeoWorld Travel) will lead the trip
James has guided on this expedition several times when he was previously employed as the ship's geologist & expedition guide. On this voyage he will not be working for the expedition cruise company, he will instead be working for you, joining the ship as the group leader for an exclusive GeoWorld Travel group . The ship will have its own geological guide aboard, but James will provided the GeoWorld Travel group additional geological talks, discussions and guiding, and will be able to give you much greater attention than the ship's own guide who has many additional onboard responsibilities.