Greenland Coastal Voyage

from £4195
excluding flights *
10 nights Aug, Jun-Jul

Overview

Greenland's grandeur is unquestionable. Sailing plays a hugely important role in the Greenlandic infrastructure and a cruise along the west coast, travelling on the same vessel as the locals, is a fabulous way of sampling the diversity of this beautiful, dramatic country and its people. Experience the contrast between the icebergs of Disko Bay and the amazing verdant south.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord and the icebergs of Disko Bay
  • Take a guided walk around Ilulissat where old contrasts with new
  • Experience a slice of Greenlandic life
  • Savour the glow of the midnight sun over stunning icebergs
  • Watch out for humpback whales

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • All Zodiac transfers & shore landings
  • Experienced Expedition Team
  • Presentations onboard
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage

Full description

Following your flight,spend your first night in Reykjavik and then your second night in Ilulissat 'Town of the Giant Icebergs' and Greenland's third largest town. After time on the ship spend a night in Qaqortoq in the beautiful south.

This trip is not a conventional cruise - the MV Sarfaq Ittuk is a comfortable yet functional passenger and cargo ship. It sails the coastal waters carrying locals to visit their loved ones and of course tourists, eager to explore the narrow straights and open waters, whilst observing Greenland's glorious natural landscapes and wildlife. While on-board accommodation will be in outside facing cabins ensuring you never have to miss a thing.

This itinerary is a guideline only as additional nights may be added in Ilulissat, Qaqortoq or Reykjavik (subject to flight schedules) - please contact team of travel specialists to discuss your plans.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £100 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Prices from, in £ per person

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp) Single Price
8 Jun 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
15 Jun 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
22 Jun 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
29 Jun 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
6 Jul 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
13 Jul 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
20 Jul 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
27 Jul 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
3 Aug 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
10 Aug 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443
17 Aug 2018 10 nights £4,195 £5,443

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings as per the daily programme
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport & Visa expenses

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Keflavik

Fly to Keflavik on a Thursday. Transfer to accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Ilulissat

Take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to Reykjavik City Airport, for your flight to Ilulissat. Transfer to Hotel Arctic for a 2 night stay, meet your guide for a voyage briefing, and enjoy a welcome dinner (included).

Day 3: Ilulissat

Day at leisure in Illulisat and optional activities available. There are several ways to explore the area – by boat, by foot or even flight seeing.

Day 4: Embark MV Sarfaq Ittuk

After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a morning at leisure in Ilulissat. Transfer to the pier in the afternoon and embark on the MV Sarfaq Ittuk which sets sail at approximately 16:30 on its southbound voyage along the Greenland coast. Late this evening enjoy a short stop in Aasiaat

Day 5: Visit Sisimiut and Maniitosoq

In the morning dock at Sisimiut for a 2 hour part-guided visit. This picturesque town with a mountainous backdrop has an old quarter with many traditional wooden buildings including a blue church dating from 1775. After the short tour, return to the cruise for further sailing along the spectacular Greenland West Coast. In the evening, there will be a short stop at Maniitsoq.

Day 6: Visit Nuuk

Continuing south make an early call at Nuuk, Greenland’s capital. Here, you will be given a guided tour before being free to spend a few hours exploring. Perhaps watch as the ‘catch of the day’ is sold along the bustling harbour side.

Day 7: Visit Paamiut and arrival in Narsaq

Enjoy an early morning stop at Paamiut, followed by further cruising towards Greenland’s Southern Archipelago, arriving in Narsaq in the late evening. On arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to Hotel Narsaq for 3 nights.

Day 8: Tour Narsaq

After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a short guided tour of Narsaq, a charming town known for its colourful wooden houses, where modern living is mixed with ancient traditions. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the area and short hikes are available to see Viking settlements. You can also take part in one of the optional activities including: Boat trip to the inland icecap – Evening iceberg safari – Hike to the Kvanefjeldet area rich in a great variety of minerals.

Day 9: Narsaq

Spend your last day at leisure or taking part in an optional excursion. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel

Day 10: Transfer to Narsarsuaq and return to Keflavik

Transfer by helicopter to Narsarsuaq airport in time for your flight back to Keflavik airport. The helicopter flight time is approximately 25 minutes - a memorable way to end your trip. Upon arrival in Keflavik, make your way to Hotel Berg for an overnight stay (taxi payable locally).

Day 11: Fly home

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight home.

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