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Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON:

Early Bird Rates - book by 3/31/2021
$ 3,195.00 (Cat. T 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
$ 3,995.00 (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 surcharge 75%

Dates:

Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 29, 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 Kangerlussuaq – Keflavik incl. transfer in Kangerlussuaq
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket

Highlights & Experience:

Many exciting optional tours and adventures are avalble for cruise participants. Complete description is available here:

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

During this fascinating Iceland and Greenland  cruise trip you will discover the mysterious land of the world’s biggest island. This is grand tour of Greenland: the beautiful and fertile deep south with its fascinating Viking history; a traditional Inuit society with a modern capital Nuuk; Ilulissat, the town of icebergs and its UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. All and many other stops are part of an unforgettable journey aboard the Ocean Diamond.

Day 1  : Kangerlussuaq

Charter flight from Keflavik to Kangerlussuaq. The OCEAN DIAMOND anchors off Kangerlussuaq and embarkation is conducted via our Zodiac boats (don’t forget your rain clothes). The ship departs in the evening. The arctic cruise ship will depart Kangerlussuaq harbor in the evening.

Day 2  : 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 3  : Ilulissat

Our next stop is Ilulissat, which means “iceberg” in Greenlandic. And with good reason, as the town is located at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord.

Day 4  : Uummannaq

Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart shaped mountain.

Day 5  : 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.

Day 6  : 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 7  : Narsarsuaq

Very close to the town 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 small turf church.

Day 8  : Day at Sea/Prince Christian Sound

When conditions are favorable, we travel along the Prince Christian Sound. In this narrow, often ice choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch them.

Day 9  : 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 10  : 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 11  : Day at Sea/Denmark Strait

Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Iceland. This route was used by Norse settlers traveling to Greenland around 900 years ago.

Day 12  : Reykjavik

In the morning we return to the port of Reykjavik. After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to the Ocean Diamond. Extend your stay in Iceland and book one of our post-cruise programs or explore Reykjavik and the surrounding area on your own. Reykjavik, which is both the economical and cultural hub of Iceland, boasts a variety of museums and shops. Scattered around the city are fascinating natural wonders like glaciers, waterfalls and geysers. Individual departures.

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