Day 1 - Copenhagen
Day 2 - Kangerlussuaq 
Day 3 - Sisimiut 
Day 4 - Disko Bay
Day 5 - Uummannaq
Day 6 - Eqip Sermia
Day 7 - Ilulissat
Day 8 - Sarfannguit/ Kangerlussuaq
Day 9 - Copenhagen
Day 10 - Return Flight

Arctic Adventures

A journey to Greenland’s glacial landscape, witness the marvel of Mother Nature in her purest form in one of the last unspoiled wildernesses

Polar exploration to view the glorious glaciers of Greenland has never been more accessible. Whilst most of Greenland is uninhabitable, with frozen tundra reaching far into the Arctic Circle, along the western coast is a thin strip of land of unimaginable beauty. The most northern UNESCO World Heritage site Ilulissat Icefjord, and the ethereally beautiful islands around Eqip Sermia at Disko Bay. This vast and ever-changing backdrop makes for one of the most exciting and unique destinations on the planet, filled with enormous icebergs that tower as far as the eye can see in every direction.

The region is home to fascinating wildlife; musk oxen, polar fox reindeer, walrus, whales and sea-eagles among many. Also home to the Inuit, one of the most resourceful cultures.

The west coast offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Greenlandic culture visiting normally inaccessible villages. The traditions of its pioneering people create a cultural experience like no other. Get close to stunning glacial formations and relish this spectacular area and magnificent scenery.

Key Features

Natural Wonders
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
On Board Lectures
Whale and Wildlife Watching
‘Kaffemik’ Experience
Excursions by Zodiac
Group Size: 4 – 25

Expedition Cruising

Zodiac Excursions

The primary focus of expedition cruising is contact with your natural surroundings, visiting remote and isolated sites often only accessible by zodiacs. Zodiacs are used on scenic and adventurous excursions among icebergs, surfacing whales and seabirds. These heavy-duty inflatable vessels are extremely safe and designed for Polar expeditions.

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Copenhagen. Transfer to the 4-star Imperial Hotel for overnight. Walking tour of central Copenhagen. Individual evening visit to Tivoli Park.

Day 2 Morning flight to Kangerlussuaq. Time to explore Kangerlussuaq or one of the two optional excursions, optional excursion to the mighty Reindeer Glacier by 4x4 buses (£115) or a ride and hike to Russel Glacier (£120). Embarkation by Zodiac on the MV Ocean Albatros. (B, D)

Day 3 Arrive in Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest city at the foot of Nasaasaaq Mountain for a walking tour. Sail north of the Arctic Circle past Sisimiut Isortuat Fjord, the Nordre Strømfjord settlements of Attu and Ikerasaarsuk and towns of Kangaatsiaq and Aasiaat, into southern Disko Bay. Summer nights are bright and early risers will enjoy the icebergs of Disko Bay. (B, L, D)

Day 4 At Qeqertarsuaq in the shadow of Disko Island’s mountains, dock at Godhavn. Visit the characteristic, octagonal church, nicknamed ‘God’s Inkpot’ and enjoy a traditional Greenlandic ‘Kaffemik’, a get together with coffee, cake and storytelling. Continue to the magnificent natural wonder of the calving Glacier Eqip Sermia. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Reach Uummannaq, almost 600km north of the Arctic Circle, this morning. It is one of Greenland’s most beautifully located towns situated on a small island with an extraordinary vista comprising the island’s 1,000-meter tall rock faces, the snow-covered peaks on Nuussuaq peninsula to the south, and out across the fjords. Walking tour of the town including a visit to the historic train-oil building, built in 1860. (B, L, D)

Day 6 In the morning reach the calving Eqip Sermia glacier. Cruising towards Ilulissat for an evening walk to the Sermermiut plain. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Reach Ilulissat, the ‘Iceberg Capital,’ the most marvellously situated town in Greenland where icebergs are calved by the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. Optional small aircraft ride over the Icefjord (£395) and optional boat trip to Icefjord (£115). (B, L, D)

Day 8 Visit the tiny settlement of Sarfannguit with quaint colourful houses, set amid stunning rugged mountains and glaciers. Cruise to Kangerlussuaq passing impressive panoramas of high cliffs and deep valleys. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Morning arrival in Kangerlussuaq. Disembark after breakfast. Flight to Copenhagen for overnight at the 4-star Clarion Hotel Airport Copenhagen. (B)

Day 10 Return flight to London Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
Excursions are by Zodiac or on foot, they may be over uneven ground and with some incline so a reasonable level of mobility is required. Landings will be dry.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


person in a twin/double room and Outside Cat.E cabin
SAS from London Heathrow

Date Price
August 7 £5895

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £3725

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. C cabin £495
Single supplement £4695
Cat. G Single cabin £995

Flight Options

Icelandair Economy Comfort from £445
Icelandair Saga Class from £695

Optional Excursions

Reindeer Glacier by 4x4 bus £115
Russel Glacier hike £120
Small aircraft ride over the Icefjord £395
Boat trip to Icefjord £115

Independent Arrival

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Arrival or departure transfer included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, AECO fees, transfers, 2 nights’ hotels, 7-night cruise, breakfast daily, full board on cruise including complimentary tea and coffee, on board lectures, excursions, services of expedition leaders, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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