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Greenland Cruise From Iceland

9 days
8 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 5,780.00 (double occupancy)
$ 7,485.00 (single occupancy)
$ 240.00 (meals onboard)

Dates:

Jun 08, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 every Friday

Hotels:

Hotel Arctic
M/V Sarfak Ittuk
Hotel Narsaq

Included:

  • Return flights from Reykjavik incl. all taxes (return flights arrives into Keflavik)
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfast at hotels (Meals can be bought during the cruise in the ship's cafeteria)
  • 2 dinners at Hotel Arctic
  • 1 dinner at Hotel Narsaq
  • Cruise onboard M/V Sarfak Ittuk
  • Debriefing with Arctic Adventure guide before departure from Narsaq
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat and Narsaq
  • City walk/tour in Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Nuuk and Narsaq

Itinerary:

Sailing plays a very important role in the Greenlandic infrastructure, and a cruise along the West coast of Greenland is a fabulous way of experiencing this beautiful and varied country. Accommodation is in outside cabins with private facilities.

Ilulissat

Town of the giant icebergs and home to the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a place where modern life meets traditional life style, all surrounded by amazing nature. Here, ice is the main theme; get close to the icebergs covered in the rays of the midnight sun on an amazing Ice Fjord cruise or join a full-day boat excursion to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia. You can also visit some of the remote settlements where fishing and hunting still is the only way to survive.

The Sea Voyage

Meet the local population travelling from town to town to visit relatives and friends along the coast. Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscape as we leave the rugged Arctic nature in the Disko Bay and reach green and fertile South Greenland. We sail in open waters and narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at the major towns and small settlements. Everywhere, the arrival of the ship makes people rush to the harbour to welcome friends and relatives. Life on board is relaxing; enjoy the view and make sure to keep your eyes open, as humpback whales are sometimes seen.

Narsaq

Narsaq (meaning The Plain in Greenlandic) is a charming town known for its colourful wooden houses, where modern living is mixed with ancient traditions. It is an area of great geological and historic interest; several interesting minerals can be found only a short hike from the town in the Kvanefjæld area as well as the Viking ruins of Dyrnæs and the Landnamsgård which are among the oldest Viking ruins found in South Greenland dating back to AD 1000.

Day 1  : Flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat.

Air Iceland afternoon flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat.
Meet and greet byour guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting including details for the upcoming ship voyage and guided city walk. Optional excursions during stay in Ilulissat.

Included meals: Welcome dinner 
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Options: Excursions in Ilulissat
Day 2  : Ilulissat

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat. Being situated almost 400 km north of the Polar Circle you have a fantastic opportunity to discover more about daily life in the Arctic. Your guides can help organise home visits, gentle walks to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Icefjord or maybe you just wish to sit on the hotel balcony and watch the gigantic icebergs float by!

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Options: Excursions in Ilulissat
Day 3  : Ilulissat

Breakfast at the hotel.Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until afternoon transfer to the pier for embarking MV Sarfaq Ittuk. Departure at 16:30 for our southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West coast. 21.00-22.00: Short stop in Aasiaat.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

Options: Excursions in Iulissat
Day 4  : Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast

09.00-11.00: Call at Sisimiut incl. city tour of Sisimiut.
21.15-22.30: Short stop in Maniitsoq.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

Options: meals
Day 5  : Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast

07.30-13.00: Call at Nuuk incl. special Arctic Adventure city tour of Nuuk.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

Options: meals
Day 6  : Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago

06:00-06:30: Short stop in Paamiut.
21:30: Arrival to Narsaq.

Meet and greet by the guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Options: meals
Day 7  : Narsaq

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure in Narsaq. Your guide will offer you a complimentary guided city tour of Narsaq.

Included meals: Breakfast (and dinner Friday night).
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Options: Excursions in Narsaq
Day 8  : Narsaq

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure in Narsaq. Your guide will offer you a complimentary guided city tour of Narsaq.

Included meals: Breakfast (and dinner Friday night).
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Options: Excursions in Narsaq
Day 9  : Return to Reykjavik

Breakfast at the hotel followed by goodbye coffee with your Arctic Adventure guide(s).

Tonight you will fly back to Keflavik - but first you will travel to Narsarsuaq Airport by helicopter! Flying in low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape, this is a memorable way to end your trip!

NB! on certain days, if there is no helicopter service, the transfer Narsaq-Narsarsuaq will be by boat!

Depending on the arrival time of your transfer - there may be time to join a short excursion from Narsarsuaq to the Qoroq Glacier or the remains of Eric the Red's Farm. Please check with your guide if this is possible.

Included meals: Breakfast

Notes:

Tour Code: CR9RKV