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Viking Trails - South Greenland

2016 Departures
July 02, 16, 30
August 06
Prices From$2370 per Person Double
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A voyage to the South of Greenland, following the Viking trails, spot White-tailed Eagles, bathe in a hot spring surrounded by icebergs, visit the famous medieval Norse Cathedral and see where Viking Eric Red lived. In Nordre Sermilik (Isafjord) we are surrounded by mountains of over 1000 m. We make a landing on Eqaluit qeqertat and old Thule settlement, and push, as far as the ice-bergs will allow us, to the glacier front of Eqalorutsit Kangidlit Sermiat

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Narsarsuaq
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Dinner

We will embark our vessel s/v Rembrandt van Rijn in Narsarsuaq in the late afternoon We arrive at Narsarsuaq by chartered plane from Keflavik and board the ship.

 
Day 2     Thule
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today we make a landing on Eqaluit qeqertat an old Thule settlement

In Nordre Sermilik (Isafjord) we are surrounded by mountains of over 1000 m. We make a landing on Eqaluit qeqertat and an old Thule settlement, and push as far as the ice-bergs will allow us, to the glacier front of Eqalorutsit Kangidlit Sermiat. Other landings will be possible.

Highlights

✓ Nordre Sermilik

✓ Eqalorutsit Kangidlit Sermiat

✓ Eqaluit qeqertat

 
Day 3     Qoornooq - Qaleralik Sermia
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

We sail to the beautiful glacier fronts of Qaleralik Sermia

Today in Bredefjord at Qoornooq, we land in an area with beautiful remains of houses from the Thule culture. Later we sail to the beautiful glacier fronts of Qaleralik Sermia, where we will have some zodiac excursions and make some landings near the glacier. It is a good area for White-tailed Eagles.

Highlights:

✓ White-tailed Eagle

✓ Qoornooq

✓ Glacier fronts of Qaleralik Sermia

 
Day 4     Uunartoq
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

We will try to get to Uunartoq, where we can bathe in a large hot spring, surrounded by icebergs

We reach Lichtenau a lovely but nearly deserted Greenlandic village, where the Herrnhuters had a mission in the 18th Century, and where some of their large buildings still remain. We will try to get to Uunartoq, where we can bathe in a large hot spring surrounded by icebergs. Across at Vagar we find the remains of a Viking homestead.

Highlights:

✓ Viking Trails

✓ Herrnhuters mission post

✓ Bathe in a large hot spring

 
Day 5     Ikigait
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

We visit the site where the Vikings arrived from Iceland in Greenland

Herjolfsnes (Ikigait) was the first landfall site for the Vikings when they arrived from Iceland in Greenland. Across is the small settlement of Fredriksdal, where the Moravians had an important mission post.

Highlights

✓ Herjolfsnes

✓ Settlement of Fredriksdal

✓ Moravians mission post

 
Day 6     Hvalsey
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Visit the famous medieval Norse Cathedral

At Hvalsey we visit the famous medieval Norse Cathedral, the largest Norse building in Greenland.

Highlights

✓ Shore based walking

✓ Viking Cathedral of Hvalsey

 
Day 7     Brattahild - Narsarsuaq
On Board the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

We visit Brattahlíð where Erik the Red lived

In Eriksfjord we visit the Viking sites of Gardar (a walk of 3 km from the landing site at Itilleq in the neck of the Peninsula) and Brattahlíð, where Erik the Red lived about a thousand years ago. In the evening we arrive at the port of Narsarssuaq.

Highlights

✓ Viking site of Gardar

✓ Erik the Red

✓ Brattahlíð

 
Day 8     Narsarsuaq
Meals: Breakfast

Our final morning. We will disembark the ship in the morning in Narsarsuaq

From Narsarsuaq we fly by scheduled plane to Keflavik.

 

Notes

Please inquire about charter air rates from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq.

PLEASE NOTE: A typical itinerary to South Greenland is illustrated below. This itinerary is for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Price Includes
Transfers and Baggage Handling Between Airport and Ship in Greenland Harbor
All Miscellaneous Service Taxes and Port Charges Throughout the Program.
Aeco Fees and Governmental Taxes.
Comprehensive Pre-Departure Material
Pre- and Post Land Arrangements.
Government Arrival and Departure Taxes.
Baggage, Cancellation and Personal Insurance (Which Is Mandatory).
Excess Baggage Charges and All Items of a Personal Nature Such As Laundry,
Gratuity at the End of the Voyages for Stewards and Other Service Personnel
Price Does Not Include
 Voyage Aboard the Indicated Vessel As Indicated in the Itinerary.
 All Meals Throughout the Voyage Aboard the Ship Including Snacks, Coffee an
 All Shore Excursions and Activities Throughout the Voyage by Zodiac.
 Program of Lectures by Noted Naturalists and Leadership by Experienced Expe
 Free Use of Snow Shoes.
 Charter Flights
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