The Ocean Nova was built in 1992 at the Ørskov Shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark, to navigate the ice-choked waters off western Greenland. The ship was upgraded in 2000 and was significantly refurbished once again in 2006 to include a glass enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck and to offer travelers even more of a comfortable retreat after days of exploring ashore. Carrying approximately 86 passengers and classified to operate in ice-filled waters, the 73-meter vessel is guided by officers with deep experience in polar navigation. With outside cabins only (all with private facilities), a spacious dining room, and a comfortable library, the Ocean Nova is a perfect expedition ship for discovering the Arctic.
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East Greenland: Northern LightsScoresbysund, the world’s largest 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 the more 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.