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Greenland Coastal Voyage

from £4,175 including flights

  • 9 nights
  • Jun-Sep

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Highlights

In pictures
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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

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. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Iceland

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. Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

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. Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik

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Day 2 Reykjavik - Ilulissat

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.

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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Day 3 morning in Ilulissat and embark MV Sarfaq Ittuk

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.

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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Day 4 Sisimiut and Maniitsoq

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.

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.

Day 5 visit Nuuk

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.

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.

Day 6 visit Qaqortoq and overnight in Narsaq

Continue cruising in Greenland’s Southern Archipelago with an afternoon stop 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. This evening arrive in Narsaq where you will l be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for two-night stay.

Continue cruising in Greenland’s Southern Archipelago with an afternoon stop 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. This evening arrive in Narsaq where you will l be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for two-night stay.

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Hotel Narsaq

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Day 7 explore 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. Most excursions are subject to pack ice and weather conditions and may require minimum numbers to operate. Please contact your travel consultant to book and enquire about further details for the activities.

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. Most excursions are subject to pack ice and weather conditions and may require minimum numbers to operate. Please contact your travel consultant to book and enquire about further details for the activities.

Day 8 Narsaq - Narsarquaq

After breakfast transfer to Narsaq pier and then onwards by boat through Erik’s Fjord to Narsarsuaq. After checking in to Hotel Narsarsuaq you will have a short welcome meeting. The town borders a UNESCO World heritage site area where Eric the Red settled more than a 1000 years ago and where he found his inspiration for the name of this new land: Greenland. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.

After breakfast transfer to Narsaq pier and then onwards by boat through Erik’s Fjord to Narsarsuaq. After checking in to Hotel Narsarsuaq you will have a short welcome meeting. The town borders a UNESCO World heritage site area where Eric the Red settled more than a 1000 years ago and where he found his inspiration for the name of this new land: Greenland. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Hotel Narsarsuaq

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Day 9 Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik

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 at Hotel Cabin by taxi (payable locally).

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 at Hotel Cabin by taxi (payable locally).

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Day 10 depart Iceland

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight home.

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight home.

Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £4,175 including flights

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, Narsaq & Narsarsuaq on breakfast basis
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Farewell dinner at Hotel Narsarsuaq
  • 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 Duration Twin Price Single Price
Fridays 19 Jun - 18 Sep 2020 9 nights £4,175 £5,225

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nordic team alex minnis bw
One of our specialists
Meet Alex

5 Nordic film/TV locations visited

10 Husky sledding trips

4 Geothermal pools bathed in

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