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South Greenland Expedition Voyage

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  • Jul-Aug
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South Greenland Expedition Voyage

from £9,200 including flights

  • 8 nights
  • Jul-Aug

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Highlights

In pictures
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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

Overview

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).

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Reykjavik and fly to Narsarsuaq

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.

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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Days 2-7 South Greenland

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.

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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Day 8 disembark in Narsarsuaq and fly to Reykjavik

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.

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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Accommodation

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Ultramarine

The spacious Ultramarine is a purpose-built expedition ship carrying a maximum of 199 passengers and offers a choice of adventure activities as well as the chance to explore by helicopter.

The ship features a range of spacious guest suites, many with a private balcony and all with ocean views. Public areas include a choice of 2 dining rooms, 4 bars, a panorama lounge, dedicated lecture theatre, library and gift shop. A spa, fitness centre and oceanview sauna can be found on deck 7.

Specifically designed for expedition cruising, there is plenty of outside space for optimum wildlife viewing and two on-board helicopters available for aerial exploration.

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Optional Activities

Helicopter flight-seeing and heli-hiking activities are included, as well as an ice sheet experience and kayak taster excursions (weather permitting), but you can also choose to additional activities at extra cost.

Prices and Departures

Price from £9,200 including flights

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

2021 Departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
10 Jul 2021 9 days Ultramarine £9,592
17 Jul 2021 9 days Ultramarine £9,592
24 Jul 2021 9 days Ultramarine £9,592

2022 Departures

Prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Prices from (pp)
16 Jul 2022 9 days Ultramarine £9,592
23 Jul 2022 9 days Ultramarine £9,592

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One of our specialists
Meet Jo C

4 Arctic cruises

7 Continents visited

20 Species of whales & dolphins seen

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