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Greenland Coastal Voyage

from £4984 excluding flights

  • 9 nights
  • Jun-Aug
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Cruise through the spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord

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Visit Greenland's capital, Nuuk

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Bask in the glow of the midnight sun

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Discover the viking heritage of South Greenland

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Look out for whales, seals and seabirds

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Spend two nights in Iceland's vibrant capital, Reykjavik

Why this trip...

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How you travel

This holiday features transport that is an integral part of the overall experience

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Immersive exploration

Immerse yourself in your surroundings on a true exploration of remote and spectacular areas

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No surcharge guarantee

When you book we guarantee there will be no price increases or additional fees to be paid


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. Contrast between the giant icebergs of Disko Bay with the verdant south.

Following your flight,spend your first night in Reykjavik and then your second night in Ilulissat, nicknamed ‘Town of the Icebergs’ and Greenland’s third largest town. After time on the ship spend a night 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 onboard 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, Narsarsuaq or Reykjavik (subject to flight schedules) – please contact our travel specialists to discuss your plans.


Fly to Iceland and transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik. Explore the capital city and enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants on offer. .

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

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Hotel Klettur is situated a short walk from the heart of Reykjavik.

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Take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to Reykjavik City Airport, for your flight to Ilulissat. After checking in at Hotel Arctic, meet your guide for a voyage briefing then take a short guided tour of the town. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel (included). Overnight at Hotel Arctic.

Hotel Arctic

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The world's most northerly 4-star hotel, located in Ilulissat with spectacular views out over Disko Bay's sparkling and monumental icebergs.

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Enjoy the morning at leisure in Ilulissat, perhaps joining an optional excursion or activity. Transfer to the pier in the afternoon and board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk for three nights onboard. Set sail on the southbound voyage along the Greenland coast. Enjoy a late evening stop in Aasiaat.

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This morning dock at Sisimiut. This picturesque town with a mountainous backdrop has an old quarter with many traditional wooden buildings including a blue church dating from 1775. After exploring the town, return to the cruise for further sailing along the spectacular Greenland West Coast. Then follows a short stop in Kangaamuit. This evening you will have a chance to stretch your legs with a quick stop in Maniitsoq.

Continuing south make an early call at Nuuk, Greenland’s capital. Spend some time exploring and perhaps watch as the ‘catch of the day’ is sold along the bustling harbour side.

Continue cruising in Greenland’s Southern Archipelago with the voyage ending in Qaqortoq. Explore this charming town, the largest in south Greenland, and don’t forget to look out for the 40 sculptures carved and dotted around the town following the Stone & Man exhibition.

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Hotel Qaqortoq

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Perched on a hill overlooking the harbour, Hotel Qaqortoq offers 4-star comfort in each of its 17 rooms.

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After breakfast at the hotel, there will be a short guided tour of Qaqortoq. Often described as the most
beautiful town in Greenland, Qaqortoq has a picturesque setting due to its location between the fiord of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq.

After breakfast transfer via helicopter from Qaqortoq to Narsarsuaq. Flying at low altitude you will have a magnificent view over the arctic landscape. On days the helicopter transfers is not possible due to weather, the transfer will be by boat. Check into Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Hotel Narsarsuaq

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In the heart of South Greenland's natural attractions, the 93-room Hotel Narsarsuaq is in an inviting area of the country which acts as a crucial hub for much of south Greenland.

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After breakfast join a farewell briefing before transferring to the airport in time for your flight to Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay by taxi (payable locally).

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Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight home.

Prices and Departures

Price from £4984 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport. Note: some holidays to Greenland include domestic flights - please refer to the inclusions below.

What's Included

  • Return flights between Iceland and Greenland
  • Shipboard accommodation in an outside cabin on a room only basis
  • Hotel accommodation in Reykjavik, Ilulissat, Qaqortoq & Narsarsuaq on breakfast basis
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock on board the ship
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Prices include flights between Iceland and Greenland only. Airfares to Iceland start from around £250 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.

Departure Departure Day Duration Twin Price
01 Jun - 01 Sep 2023 Friday 9 nights £4,984

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