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Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland

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Discover the immense variety of the world’s biggest island on this grand tour of Greenland: the beautiful and fertile deep south with its fascinating Viking history; Nuuk, a modern capital in a traditional Inuit society; Ilulissat, the town of icebergs and its UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. All are part of an unforgettable journey aboard the Ocean Diamond.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Kangerlussuaq
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Greenland! Kangerlussuaq airport looks back on an eventful history: in the late 1940s this airport was a hub on flight routes between the U.S. and Berlin during „Berlin-Blockade“. Ocean Diamond anchors off Kanglerlussuaq and embarkation is conducted via our Zodiac-boats. The Ocean Diamond will depart Kangerlussuaq at 8 p.m.

 
Day 2     At Sea
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day at Sea/Sailing through Evighedsfjord

Enjoy the scenery as the ship cruises through the fantastic Evighedsfjord. Learn more about the country and its people at interesting presentations provided by our knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Team.

 
Day 3     Uummannaq
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

 
Day 4     Ilulissat
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Eqip Glacier/Ilulissat

In the morning we visit the beautiful Eqip Glacier. Our next stop is Ilulissat, which means “iceberg” in Greenlandic. And with good reason, as the town is located at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord.

Optional tours in Ilulissat available

 
Day 5     Ilulissat
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Enjoy the morning in Ilulissat and discover the town on one of our optional shore excursions. Ilulissat was originally founded by the Danes as a trading post in 1741. The tour takes you to the harbor and the 18th-century Zion Church, which was once the largest man-made object in Greenland.

 
Day 6     Nuuk
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, the city combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is considered a modern, bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

 
Day 7     Ikafjord
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today we visit Ikka Fjord. The underwater world is like no other, it contains a forest of remarkable mineral columns growing on the seabed. The columns formed over 10,000 years ago of the extremely rare mineral Ikait.

 
Day 8     Qassiarsuk - Narsarsuaq
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

In the evening we reach the small settlement of Qassiarsuk to anchor for the night. Qassiarsuk was founded by notorious Viking Erik the Red who named this area “green land” because of the inviting green valleys around Qassiarsuk. During our stop here you can learn about the lives of the island’s early Norse settlers and visit a reconstructed Viking longhouse and small turf church.

* QOROQ ICEFJORD

* QASSIARSUK VIKING RUINS

* HIKE TO TASIUSSAQ

* EQALUIT GLACIER

 
Day 9     At Sea
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

When conditions are favorable, we travel along the 70-mile (112-km) Prins Christian Sound. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch them.

 
Day 10     At Sea
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Iceland. This route was used by Norse settlers traveling to Greenland around 900 years ago.

 
Day 11     Westman Islands
On Board the Ocean Diamond
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Located off the coast of South Iceland, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged in 1963 and is the youngest place on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago.

* LAVA TOUR POMPEII OF THE NORTH

* GOLF IN A CRATER

 
Day 12     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning we reach Reykjavik. After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the OCEAN DIAMOND. Want to extend your stay in Iceland? Book one of our post-tours and explore Reykjavik and the surrounding area or take a look at our air&ground packages for travelling home.

 

Notes

Please note that shore excursions as described above belong to a first selection of possible excursions, which can be subject to change. We are happy to provide you with further details.

Prices shown are "Early Bird" rates booked by 30th Dec 2017

Price Includes
Charterflight Keflavik – Kangerlussuaq Incl. Transfer in Kangerlussuaq
Accomodation in Booked Cabin Category
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
All Soft Drinks, Water and Coffee
All Zodiac Excursions
All Lectures from Cruise Staff and Guest Speakers
On-Board Entertainment Program
Usage of Gym and Sauna-Facilities
Price Does Not Include
 Air
 Optional Tours
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