Greenland Coastal Voyage

   
 
 

Greenland from the Sea - 6 Days from Iceland

Greenland West Coast by Sea

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Sailing along the West coast of Greenland gives you a superb opportunity to meet the locals and at the same time experience the breathtaking arctic summer from the sea. Accommodation in modern outside cabins with private facilities. Along the way from the rough Disko Bay to fertile South Greenland you have plenty of time to enjoy Greenland's unique nature. This tour is combined with a hotel stay in Ilulissat and Narsaq.

Sailing plays a very important role in the Greenlandic infrastructure and a cruise along the West coast of Greenland is a fabulous way of experiencing this beautiful and varied country. Accommodation in outside cabins with private facilities.

Ilulissat

Town of the giant icebergs and home of the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fiord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a really big city where modern life meets old fashion life style, all surrounded by amazing nature. Here, ice is the main theme; get close to the icy giants covered in the rays of the midnight sun on an amazing Ice Fiord cruise, join a full day boat excursion to the calving glacier: Eqip Sermia or discover the full length of the ice filled Kangia Ice Fiord on a helicopter trip flying in low altitude over the Fiord. You can also visit some of the remote settlements where fishing and hunting still provide for the living.

The Sea Voyage

Meet the local population travelling from town to town to visit relatives and friends along the coast. Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscape as we leave the rough high Arctic nature and reach the green and fertile South Greenland. We sail in open waters and in narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at the major towns and at a few settlements. Everywhere, the arrival of the ship makes people rush to the harbour to welcome friends and relatives. Life on board is relaxing, enjoy the view and make sure to keep your eyes open, as humpback whales are often seen.

Narsaq

Narsaq is a typical Greenlandic town with small wooden houses painted in bright colours on the shores of Narsaq Sund, where multi-coloured icebergs are floating in the deep blue fiord. Narsaq has a very interesting museum area around the old harbour as well as many walking possibilities to the Viking ruins at Dyrnæs and to points of great geological interest.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Keflavik - Ilulissat
Accommodation: Arctic Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat.

Meet & greet by an Arctic Adventure guide.

Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting including details for the upcoming ship voyage and guided City walk.

Optional excursions during stay in Ilulissat

•The Icebergs of Sermermiut

•Midnight Cruise to the Ice Fiord

•Helicopter De Luxe to Iulissat Icefiord

•Home Visit

•Fishing tour

•Feeding the dogs

•Whale Safari

•Sightseeing flight over Ilulissat Ice fiord

•Ice fiord photo sightseeing

* Northern Glacier Photo Sight seeing

* Qasigiannguit: Experiencing the old inuit way of life

* Hike on the Cecily Trail

* Rodebay Kayak Masterclass

 
Day 2     Ilulissat - Aasiaat
On Board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until afternoon at 16:30 transfer to the pier for embarking MV Sarfaq Ittuk. Departure at 16:30 for our southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West Coast.

21.00-22.00 Short stop in Aasiaat.

 
Day 3     Sisimiut
On Board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk

Sailing south along the Greenlandic West Coast.

09.00-11.00 Call at Sisimiut incl. special Arctic Adventure City tour of Sisimiut.

21.15-22.30 Short stop in Maniitsoq.

 
Day 4     Nuuk
On Board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk

Sailing south along the Greenlandic West Coast.

07.30-13.00 Call at Nuuk incl. special Arctic Adventure City tour of Nuuk.

 
Day 5     Qaqortoq - Narsaq

Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.

06:00-06:30 Short stop in Paamiut.

Midnight: Arrival to Qaqortoq.

Meet and greet by guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Included meals: None

Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

 
Day 6     Narsaq - Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Short guided city tour of Qaqortoq and debriefing with Arctic Adventure guide.

Tonight you will fly back to Keflavik - but first you will travel to Narsarsuaq Airport by helicopter! Flying in low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape, this is a memorable way to end your trip!

Depending on the time of your helicopter transfer - there may be time to join a short excursion from Narsarsuaq to the Qoroq Glacier or the remains of Eric the Red's Farm. Please check with your Arctic Adventure guide if this is possible.

Included meals: Breakfast

 
Price Includes
Transfers Per Itinerary
Dinners As Mentioned
Hotel Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary; Daily Breakfas
Airfare Per Itinerary
Services of Destination Guides
Daily Breakfast
Accommodations in Select Cabin Category
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 Meals Onboard
 Optional Excursions
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