Albatros Excursions

 

 

 

 

Kangerlussuaq Sightseeing

The modest settlement of Kangerlussuaq, home to around 500 residents (constituting less than 1% of Greenland's total population), holds a rich history and global significance that belies its size. Established in 1941 as an American military base, Kangerlussuaq transformed into Greenland's international airport when the military operations ceased. This transition exponentially increased its appeal to nature enthusiasts, researchers, and adventurous individuals, drawn by the unique environment and culture. Visitors, driven by wanderlust, flock to Kangerlussuaq to experience the northern lights and hike along one of the world's only two ice sheets.

During this sightseeing expedition, you'll delve into the captivating narratives of ancient Kangerlussuaq, exploring its historical importance during World War II, the Korean and Cold Wars, and its present-day significance. The extensive road network surrounding Kangerlussuaq grants access to various landmarks, including breathtaking views from the harbor overlooking Kangerlussuaq Fjord, the researchers' community of Kellyville, and the remnants of the old military facilities.

As we traverse this route, you'll be immersed in the awe-inspiring nature of Greenland, learning about its unique flora and wildlife. The excursion aims to offer a deeper understanding of Greenlandic culture and how the local community adapts to Arctic life. Your guide will share stories, providing insights into the immense pride felt by Kangerlussuaq's residents for their home.

This excursion is available for all Greenland voyages starting or ending in Kangerlussuaq and requires preordering.

Activity Level: Easy

Terrain: The journey involves a somewhat bumpy ride on rocky roads. The walking terrain is rugged, requiring careful attention. The walking difficulty is evaluated as between easy and intermediate (2 out of 5).

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Wheelchair: Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Shopping: Shops are available in Kangerlussuaq.

Photo Opportunities: Abundant photo opportunities throughout the tour.

Clothing: Warm and waterproof clothing, along with sturdy boots, are recommended.

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Ilulissat to Oqaatsut Day Hike

 Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the Arctic on this captivating guided hike. The journey commences in Ilulissat, where you'll be transported to Ilulissat Airport, the trailhead for this adventure.

Embark on the trail tracing the breathtaking coastline of Disko Bay, passing by hunting cabins, fishing grounds, ice-filled bays, and pristine tundra on your way to the village of Oqaatsut. Situated approximately 16 kilometers from Ilulissat, Oqaatsut is a quaint traditional village where the locals sustain their lives through hunting and fishing. Your hike, led by knowledgeable local guides from Ilulissat, includes snacks, tea, and coffee. It provides an ideal opportunity for avid hikers to explore the genuine wilderness of Greenland and engage intimately with Arctic nature.

Upon reaching the picturesque village of Oqaatsut, savor a delightful lunch at the charming H8 Restaurant, a meticulously restored former trading post that serves authentic Greenlandic cuisine made with local ingredients. Experience the ambiance of this traditional village and observe the daily life in the small settlements of Greenland. Following this, a local boat captain will transport you back to Ilulissat, offering stunning views of the massive icebergs that define Disko Bay.

It's essential to note that this is a challenging hike covering approximately 16 kilometers, requiring a high level of fitness. Participants are expected to complete the entire hike. As a full-day excursion, guests won't have the opportunity to engage in other activities in Ilulissat during their visit.

This excursion is available for voyages stopping in Ilulissat, depending on the itinerary. Preordering is necessary, and the duration is approximately 6-8 hours.

Price:

2 days/ 1 night

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The Classic Canal Cruise on M/S Juno (Gothenburg - Stockholm)

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This is a classic route. It´s a perfect way to experience the beautiful landscape stretching from Stockholm to Gothenburg. This classic route has been maintained since the company was founded in 1869.

On our journey between the country's two largest cities, you will pass no fewer than 66 locks, eight lakes, three canals, one river and two seas. The cruise includes three nights’ on board with all meals and six cultural stops along the way.

Price: $ 1,595.00 $ 1,070.00 $ 2,155.00 $ 1,775.00 $ 2,315.00 $ 1,980.00 $ 2,480.00 $ 2,400.00 $ 2,925.00

4 days/ 3 nights

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Trip to the Reindeer Glacier

The Ice Sheet, a prominent feature covering 80% of Greenland's surface, is a captivating attraction that undergoes annual reduction due to melting exceeding replenishment. Our destination, aptly named Reindeer Glacier, boasts towering ice walls, reaching up to 60 meters in some areas, creating a striking contrast between land and ice.

Named after frequent reindeer sightings, Reindeer Glacier is a world-class spectacle, even without the presence of animals. It offers numerous photo-worthy moments, capturing the pristine and immaculate beauty of nature. To reach this remarkable glacier, we utilize a tundra coach, a robust 4WD vehicle designed for rocky, variable terrain and gravel roads. Along the journey, keep a keen eye out for local wildlife, including reindeer and musk oxen, while our guide shares the history and stories of the area.

During the warm summer months, the colossal ice walls may experience thinning and instability, with the potential for sudden calving and breaking. Safety is paramount, necessitating a respectful distance from these ice giants. After approximately 90 minutes of driving, we arrive at the magnificent Reindeer Glacier. Here, you can walk alongside the glacier edge, capturing the scenery from various angles or simply reveling in the grandeur and silence, occasionally interrupted by the melodic sound of melting ice water.

The designated area offers about twenty benches with tables and basic but practical mobile toilets. Following a suitable duration in front of the mesmerizing glacier, we leave the unique nature untouched, magnificent, and etched into memory.

This excursion is available for voyages starting or ending in Kangerlussuaq, depending on flights, and requires preordering. The duration is approximately 5 hours, with some iterations including a BBQ lunch at the Roklubben restaurant.

Activity Level: Easy

Terrain: A somewhat bumpy ride on rocky roads; the walking terrain is rugged and requires careful attention. The hike is evaluated as between easy and intermediate difficulty.

Wheelchairs: Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Shopping: Shops are available in Kangerlussuaq.

Refreshments: Sandwich and water are included. Some versions include a full BBQ at the Roklubben restaurant, excluding the sandwich/water inclusion.

Photo Opportunities: Abundant photo options throughout the tour.

Clothing: Warm and waterproof clothing, along with sturdy boots, are recommended.

Price:

4 days/ 3 nights

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The Great Swedish Cruise on M/S Diana (Gothenburg - Stockholm)

 

Welcome onboard ‘The Great Swedish Cruise’ – a six-day journey between Gothenburg and Stockholm, where you travel serenely along the fantastic and historic Göta Canal.

Watch the Swedish countryside unfold in front of you as the captain navigates his way along the peaceful waterways. Unlike the four-day cruise the canal boat is docked every night giving you more time to enjoy the journey as well as the company on board. The beautiful landscape surrounds waterway as we slowly travel through the country. Our journey follows a blue ribbon through the heart of Sweden. Regardless the season you travel, it is a wonderful experience. During shore visits and overnight stops you will have the opportunity to participate in guided tours to some of the foremost sights Sweden can offer.

Price: $ 2,520.00 $ 1,580.00 $ 3,830.00 $ 2,860.00 $ 4,080.00 $ 2,400.00 $ 3,145.00 $ 3,350.00 $ 4,375.00
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Kayaking

Glide through the serene waters and witness the majestic elegance of icebergs, observe a diverse array of birds and seals, and perhaps catch a glimpse of whales in their natural habitat. This experience is guided by seasoned kayak experts who prioritize your safety throughout each journey.

Engage your body, mind, and heart in an unforgettable adventure, led by experienced Kayak Masters. Kayaking activities are available on both Arctic and Antarctic voyages.

While kayaking is feasible in most locations during Antarctic excursions, the timing and locations are subject to weather, sea, and ice conditions, ensuring your safety and enhancing your overall experience.

To participate in this activity, previous kayaking experience is required, and attendees must attend a mandatory safety briefing conducted by the Kayak Master.

Kayaking is an option on all ships and trips, contingent on favorable conditions. On Antarctica-based trips, there are generally 2-4 outings per voyage, with fewer on Arctic-based trips. In case of more sign-ups than available spaces, an onboard lottery system is utilized to select participants.

Please note that kayaking is not available on South American, Mid-Atlantic, and most European voyages.

Price: Kayaking is offered on all ships and all trips, excluding South American, Mid-Atlantic, and Scotland voyages.

Booking: Kayaking can be booked on board during your stay.

Experience Level: Previous kayaking experience is necessary.

Weather Conditions: The expedition leader will make decisions based on weather, sea, and ice conditions to ensure your safety and enhance your overall experience. Camping activities will be facilitated to the best extent possible.

Price:

2 days/ 1 night

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Taste of Sweden on M/S Wilhelm Tham (Norsholm - Mariestad)

The traditional route between Gothenburg and Stockholm, or, conversely, has been maintained since the shipping company founded in 1869.

Our classic between the kingdom's two largest cities, where you can experience a journey through Sweden on the waterway with any of the traditional canal boats. Just the thought of that traffic on the canal has been going on for more than 140 years means that you will soon leave everyday life behind.

This is an enjoyable trip where the road is more important than the goal. Occasionally we do go ashore, when possible, visiting historical or cultural places of interest along our beautiful waterways. You choose the course is always yours, if you prefer a guided tour of the country or to the peace and quiet to enjoy a drink on the aft deck. Welcome aboard for a journey beyond the ordinary.

Price: $ 1,290.00 $ 1,030.00 $ 1,740.00 $ 1,500.00 $ 2,090.00 $ 1,740.00 $ 2,225.00 $ 2,330.00 $ 2,880.00 $ 50.00

4 days/ 3 nights

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The Classic Canal Cruise on M/S Juno (Stockholm - Gothenburg)

This is a classic route. It´s a perfect way to experience the beautiful landscape stretching from Stockholm to Gothenburg. This classic route has been maintained since the company was founded in 1869.

On our journey between the country's two largest cities, you will pass no fewer than 66 locks, eight lakes, three canals, one river and two seas. The cruise includes three nights’ on board with all meals and six cultural stops along the way.

Price: $ 1,595.00 $ 1,070.00 $ 2,155.00 $ 1,775.00 $ 2,315.00 $ 1,945.00 $ 2,480.00 $ 2,400.00 $ 2,925.00

4 days/ 3 nights

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The Great Swedish Cruise on M/S Diana (Stockholm - Gothenburg)

Welcome onboard ‘The Great Swedish Cruise’ – a six-day journey between Gothenburg and Stockholm, where you travel serenely along the fantastic and historic Göta Canal.

Watch the Swedish countryside unfold in front of you as the captain navigates his way along the peaceful waterways. Unlike the four-day cruise the canal boat is docked every night giving you more time to enjoy the journey as well as the company on board. The beautiful landscape surrounds waterway as we slowly travel through the country. Our journey follows a blue ribbon through the heart of Sweden. Regardless the season you travel, it is a wonderful experience. During shore visits and overnight stops you will have the opportunity to participate in guided tours to some of the foremost sights Sweden can offer.

Price: $ 2,520.00 $ 1,580.00 $ 3,830.00 $ 2,860.00 $ 4,080.00 $ 2,400.00 $ 3,145.00 $ 3,350.00 $ 4,375.00
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testimonials
My trip to Ilulissat was amazing! Mesmerising views, the glaciers and fjords, unearthly landscapes, the wildlife and local people were absolutely stunning! A wonderful once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for a very good service from the very begining of my trip to Iceland and Greenland. Everything was just great. Pieter G. Judson