West Greenland Tour


Greenland from the Sea - 9 Days from Denmark

West Greenland Tour

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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.


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 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.


Day 1     Copenhagen - Ilulissat
Meals: Dinner

Air Greenland morning flight from Copenhagen to Ilulissat.

Meet and greet by 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.

Included meals: Welcome dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Days 2 - 4     Ilulissat
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Days 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 Saturday night)

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Day 5     Ilulissat
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 6     Sisimiut

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 7     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 8     Qaqortoq
On Board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk

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 9     Copenhagen
Meals: Breakfast

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

Today you will fly back to Copenhagen around midday - 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!

Included meals: Breakfast

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 Optional Excursions
 Meals on Coastal Steamer