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South Greenland Expedition Voyage

from £9900 excluding flights

  • 10-13 nights
  • Jul-Sep
Home Destinations Polar Arctic South Greenland Expedition Voyage


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Enjoy spectacular aerial views on helicopter excursions

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Discover the Norse heritage of this region

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Look out for whales, seals birds and land mammals

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Choose from a range of adventure options

Why this trip...

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Immersive exploration

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

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

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Style of vessel

This holiday is based on a ship ideally suited to the areas visited and the conditions


Enjoy access to some of the hardest to reach places on the planet on this one-of-a-kind activity focused voyage, incorporating travel by ship, Zodiac and helicopter. Greenland’s southern tip is an adventure seeker’s paradise, boasting the greatest variety of landscapes in the country, where sheltered waterways meet soaring mountains. Sail the icy waters of the rarely traversed southern coast before exploring the lush southern tip and immerse yourself in its landscape on an included heli-flightseeing trip.

Explore Greenland’s fertile southern coast, nicknamed Arctic Patagonia, a region which perfectly designates itself to an ultra-adventurous Greenland experience. This is where Erik the Red gave Greenland its name, everywhere you look offers vistas of icy blue waters set against a backdrop of soaring mountains, crystal clear waterfalls and lush valleys. Up in the air, you may find yourself ascending cascading coastal glaciers and stepping out onto the vast polar plateau of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

For those wanting to maximise the adventure element of the trip, there is also the opportunity to add on mountain biking, camping or Alpine kayaking (for an additional charge).


Your adventure begins in Reykjavik, Iceland. Meet with your fellow expeditioners at the airport and board your charter flight to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland before boarding the ship.

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Explore the highlights of Southern Greenland. Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s itinerary, including sea, ice and weather conditions, but your Expedition Team will ensure you see as much as possible with regular shore landings and Zodiac cruises.

As stunning as the polar landscapes are from your ship, they’re even more striking from the air; flying provides access to places to you could not otherwise access by ship or Zodiac. Conditions permitting, you may have the opportunity for heli-hiking and a heli-landing on the Greenland ice sheet. Each day your expedition team will plan excursions deep in the southern fjords systems, which may also include a chance to dip a kayak in the water. Each included activity provides a different way to experience the diverse, dramatic landscapes and rich Arctic wildlife on offer in the region.

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Disembark in Narsarsuaq and spend the day visiting surrounding sites. Possible options include the villages of Igaliku, where you can wander the ruins of the Gardar cathedral, the largest church in Greenland in the Middle Ages and Brattahlid, where you can explore the remains of Erik the Red’s estate. In the evening, board your charter flight back to Reykjavik, where you will be transferred to a hotel in nearby Keflavik.

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Make your way home at your leisure or spend some time exploring this artistic city.

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  • All voyage itineraries are intended as a guideline only – embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy of expedition travel. Actual routes and landings will be dependent on weather, sea and ice conditions. A degree of flexibility is essential in the polar regions.
  • The above sample itinerary is based on the 9-day voyage on the Ultramarine. Other departures may vary in duration and routing, i.e. alternative embarkation or disembarkation ports, or include a pre-voyage hotel night. Please speak to our Travel Specialists for specific details.

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Sylvia Earle

The sister ship to the Greg Mortimer, the Sylvia Earle features the same cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology for…

  • Passengers: 130
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Pool/Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Jacket: Jacket to keep
  • Rubber Boots: Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional Activities
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The spacious Ultramarine is a purpose-built expedition ship, offering a choice of adventure activities as well as the chance to explore by…

  • Passengers: 199
  • Class: Ice-strengthened
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Sauna
  • Helicopter: on board
  • Jacket: Jacket to keep
  • Rubber Boots: Loan of rubber boots
  • Optional Activities

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Tundra to Table Dining

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Exclusive Inuit Culinary Experience

The innovative Tundra to Table dining experience showcases the culinary traditions of the Inuit of Greenland and Nunavut, offering the chance to enjoy dishes specially prepared by Inuit chefs, and to learn more about local Inuit culture.

A modern Inuit fusion-style cuisine reflects the influences of the region, featuring freshly caught seafood straight from the Arctic Ocean and free-roaming game. Dishes may include beer-braised muskox, South Greenlandic lamb, honey-glazed ptarmigan or pickled halibut, accompanied by wild herbs and locally grown vegetables.

During your four course meal, local Inuit chefs will share the story of their people through food, and explain the origins of the menu and the traditional methods of Inuit cooking.

This unique experience is available on board the Ultramarine on selected departures only. Limited places are available so pre-booking is essential.  

14 & 22 September 2024

Price from: £110 per person

Prices and Departures

Price from £9900 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: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

★ Voyage prices shown are standard for twin cabins but you can be assured that any relevant offers will be applied with your quote.

What's Included

  • Return charter flights between Reykjavik and Narsarsuaq
  • Post-expedition hotel accommodation in Keflavik
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Shore landings & Zodiac cruises
  • Helicopter excursions
  • Kayak taster excursions
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team
  • Expedition jacket - yours to keep
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

2024 Departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin. The indicative prices shown in the table below are the standard voyage fare and do not reflect any applicable special offers or discounts. Single, triple and quad cabins are also available. Please get in touch for a tailored quote based on the best available price for your preferred voyage and cabin type.

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
14 Sep 2024 11 days Ultramarine £12,800
22 Sep 2024 11 days Ultramarine £9,900

2025 Departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin. The indicative prices shown in the table below are the standard voyage fare and do not reflect any applicable special offers or discounts. Single, triple and quad cabins are also available. Please get in touch for a tailored quote based on the best available price for your preferred voyage and cabin type.

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
19 Jul 2025 13 days Ultramarine £11,550
29 Jul 2025 13 days Ultramarine £15,300
04 Aug 2025 14 days Sylvia Earle £14,195
02 Sep 2025 10 days Plancius £5,955

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  • Camping
  • Kayak taster session
  • Kayaking


  • The inclusions for this cruise are dependent on the vessel chosen, though those shown are applicable to voyages aboard the Ultramarine

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