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Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON:

Early Bird Special - book by 3/31/2021
$ 3,195.00 (cat T. double or triple)
$ 4,795.00 (Cat. P double)
$ 6,735.00 (Cat. O double)
$ 9,130.00 (Cat. D double)
$13,885.00 (Cat. A double)
Regular Rates - book after 3/31/2021
$ 3,955.00 (cat T. double or triple)
$ 5,990.00 (Cat. P double)
$ 8,415.00 (Cat. O double)
$11,410.00 (Cat. D double)
$17,355.00 (Cat. A double)

Category T - Porthole
Category P - Porthole
Category O - Obstructed View
Category D - Panorama Window
Category B - Panorama Window
Category A - Balcony

single occupancy supplement is 75% of the double rate

 

 

Dates:

Aug 07, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021 

Cabin Description:

Included:

  • Accommodation in booked cabin category
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • All Zodiac excursions (weather dependent)
  • Icelandic/English speaking guide
  • All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers
  • Onboard entertainment program
  • Charterflight Keflavik - Kangerlussuaq –  incl. transfer in Kangerlussuaq
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket

Optional Services:

SHORE EXCURSIONS:

Many exciting optional tours and adventures are avalble for cruise participants.
Descriptions - Shore Excursions
Booking Form - Shore Excursions
Boardmanifest Iceland

Itinerary:

EXPLORE THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE ABOARD OCEAN DIAMOND

Discover the immense variety of the world’s biggest island on this grand tour of Greenland: the beautiful and fertile deep south with its fascinating Viking history; Nuuk, a modern capital in a traditional Inuit society; Ilulissat, the town of icebergs and its UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. All are part of this unforgettable journey aboard the Ocean Diamond.

Day 1  : Reykjavik

Individual arrival or use our comfortable Air&Ground Package. Use the day in Reykjavik to explore the highlights of the world’s northernmost national capital city on your own, or book one of our exciting pre-cruise programs and discover Reykjavik and its surroundings by land or air. The Ocean Diamond docks in the old harbor located in the heart of town which is a 5 minute walk to the inner city. The ship will depart Reykjavik harbor at 6 p.m.

Day 2  : Day at Sea/Denmark Strait

Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. Enroute you can attend fascinating presentations by our Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck or from your cabin.

Day 3  : Ammassalik Island

The island is characterized by several glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to explore East Greenland.

Day 4  : Skjoldungen Fjord

The Skjoldungen Fjord is bordered by towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides with serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea. It is highly likely that the fjord was inhabited by Paleo-Eskimo (Inuit) nomadic people as early as 4,000 years ago. Surrounded by wild and pristine nature, it is quite common to see whales, bearded seals and various kinds of birds in the area.

Day 5  : Day at Sea/Prince Christian Sound

When conditions are favorable, we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prince Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large chunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.

Day 6  : Narsarsuaq

Very close to the town of Narsarsuaq lies the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by the legendary Viking rebel and leader Erik the Red. He named this area “Green Land” because the landscape around Qassiarsuk is characterized by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop you have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and a small turf church.

Day 7  : Nuuk

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. Founded in 1728 by the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, this is the oldest town in Greenland. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is a bustling metropolis with a modern lifestyle compared with the rest of Greenland. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

Day 8  : Sisimiut

With approx. 5,600 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland. It is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. The fishing industry still plays an important role. The natural harbor remains ice-free throughout the year which made it an attractive location for European whalers in former times.

Day 9  : Disco Bay - Ilulissat

In the morning the Diamond Ocean arrives at Ilulissat. The name means “iceberg” in Greenlandic and the town definitely lives up to its name – located at the mouth of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, which is filled with enormous icebergs. The fjord has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Enjoy the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere and calves over 35 cubic kilometers of ice every year.

Day 10  : Uummannaq

The afternoon is spent in Uummannaq, one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village is at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

Day 11  : Disko Bay/Qeqertarsuaq

The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the South Coast of Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded there. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island’s inhabitants.

Day 12  : Kangerlussuaq

In the early morning we arrive at the 120-mile-long Kangerlussuaq Fjord and town of the same name. It’s time to bid farewell to the Ocean Diamond. Charterflight back to Keflavik.

Notes:

* All routes and excursions are provisional and may change due to weather, sea and ice conditions. All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent.

Category T - Porthole
Category P - Porthole
Category O - Obstructed View
Category D - Panorama Window
Category B - Panorama Window
Category A - Balcony

single occupancy supplement is 75% of the double rate