West Greenland Explorer

from £6300
excluding flights *
10 nights May

Overview

West Greenland offers adventure-filled experiences ranging from Zodiac cruises along gleaming ice-choked fjords, to meeting Inuits living the traditional ways of life in some of the world's most remote environments.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the UNESCO site of Ilulissat Icefjord with its calving glaciers
  • Discover the cultural attractions of Greenland's capital, Nuuk
  • Opportunity to spot whales and other marine wildlife
  • Kayak amongst icebergs (additional cost)

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers

Full description

Hiking trails featuring stunning vistas of bays filled with icebergs are a reward for photography enthusiasts, while kayakers can glide through waters teeming with whales. The Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where boats and people alike are dwarfed by the sheer size of the icebergs on sides.

Authentic holidays for passionate travellers

Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

2020 Departures - prices are per person, based on a twin cabin

Departure Duration Vessel Activities Price from (pp)
19 May 2020 11 days Greg Mortimer £6,300

Activity Key:
Kayaking

Charter flights between Copenhagen and Nuuk can be included in the package at an additional cost of £1,025 per person - contact our Polar specialists for further details.

What's Included

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea & coffee available around the clock
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • All Zodiac transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • 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 »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival in Nuuk, Greenland

Arrive in Greenland’s capital, Nuuk and transfer to your group hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to do with as you please.

Day 2: Embarkation

The northernmost capital in the world, Nuuk, was founded in 1728 by the Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, and has more than 17,000 inhabitants. The centre of Greenland lies at the mouth of its very own fjord system on the mid-west coast of Greenland, the fjord system is the second largest in the world. On the tour discover Nuuk’s contrasting architecture from beautiful old buildings to colourful houses. Stop by the newly renovated and roof-covered "brættet", where the day's catch of seal, birds and fish are sold plus much more. After discovering Nuuk, embark the Greg Mortimer to commence your voyage.

Days 3-9: Exploring Greenland's West Coast

Over the coming days you will discover the immense beauty of West Greenland and in true expeditionary style, the itinerary will remain flexible as weather and sea ice determine where you can go, what we do and what can be seen. Some places you may visit include: Eternity Fjord, Ilulissat, Palasip Qaqqaa, Eqip Sermia and Uummannaq.

Day 10: At sea

As you sail back south to Nuuk, keep a lookout for whale blows and the seabirds that trail our ship in the ever-present Arctic winds.

Day 11: Disembarkation, Nuuk

Arrive back in Nuuk where you disembark and bid a fond farewell to your crew, expedition team and fellow travellers, then transfer to downtown or to the airport.

Notes

  • 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 Greg Mortimer

Antarctica

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Expedition Ship

Brand new for 2019, the Greg Mortimer is a custom-built expedition ship featuring cutting-edge design, superior comfort and environmentally friendly technology.

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