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Greenland from the Sea - 9 Days from Iceland

Greenland West Coast by Sea

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Combine stays in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq with a cruise on board M/V Sarfar Ittuk along the West Coast of Greenland. Along the way from Ilulissat in the Disko Bay to Qaqortoq in South Greenland you will have plenty of time to experience the beautiful and varied country. End your trip with a helicopter transfer to Narsarsuaq Airport, flying in low altitude over the fjords you have sailed through!

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 is in outside cabins with private facilities.

Ilulissat

Town of the giant icebergs and home to the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a place where modern life meets traditional life style, all surrounded by amazing nature. Here, ice is the main theme; get close to the icebergs covered in the rays of the midnight sun on an amazing Ice Fjord cruise, join a full-day boat excursion to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia. You can also visit some of the remote settlements where fishing and hunting still is the only way to survive.

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 rugged Arctic nature in the Disko Bay and reach green and fertile South Greenland. We sail in open waters and narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at the major towns and small 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 sometimes seen.

Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq is the biggest town in South Greenland with approx. 3200 inhabitants and is the ideal base for exploring everything Greenland has to offer; the town itself has a thriving cultural scene, first made popular by the local artist Aka Hoegh who in the 1990s led the Stone & Man project, designed to transform the town into an open air art gallery.

Qaqortoq offers a choice of daily excursions to points of interest in the local area including Viking ruins such as Hvalsey Church ruin, which is mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas. Explore the natural wonder that is the hot springs of Unartoq not to mention the amazing icebergs and glaciers found nearby.

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. Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Optional excursions during stay in Ilulissat:

•The Icebergs of Sermermiut

•Hunter's Settlement - Rodebay

•Midnight Cruise to the Ice Fiord

•Helicopter De Luxe to Iulissat Icefiord

•Hunter's Settlement - Ilimanaq

•Home Visit

•The calving glacier Eqi and Inuit Settlement Ataa

•Fishing tour

•Feeding the huskies

•Whale Safari

 
Day 2     Ilulissat
Accommodation: Arctic Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat. Being situated almost 400 km north of the Polar Circle you have a fantastic opportunity to discover more about daily life in the Arctic. Your guides can help organise home visits, gentle walks to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Icefjord or maybe you just wish to sit on the hotel balcony and watch the gigantic icebergs float by!

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

 
Day 3     Ilulissat - Aasiaat
On Board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until afternoon 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.

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

 
Day 4     Sisimiut
On Board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk

Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.

09.00-11.00 Call at Sisimiut incl. city tour of Sisimiut.

21.15-22.30 Short stop in Maniitsoq.

Included meals: None

Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

 
Day 5     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.

Included meals: None

Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

 
Day 6     Qaqortoq

Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.

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

Midnight: Arrival to Qaqortoq.

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

Included meals: None

Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

 
Days 7 - 8     Qaqortoq
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure in Qaqortoq. Your Arctic Adventure guide will offer you a complimentary guided city tour of Qaqortoq so you can get your bearings. Optional excursions in Qaqortoq.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

 
Day 9     Qaqortoq - Narsarsuaq - Keflavik
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel followed by goodbye coffee with your Arctic Adventure guide(s).

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