Overview

Day 1 - Reykjavik
Day 2 - Kangerlussuaq 
Day 3 - Sisimiut 
Day 4 - Disko Bay
Day 5 - Ilulissat
Day 6 - Itilleq/Kangerlussuaq
Day 7 - Reykjavik
Day 8 - Return Flight

Arctic Adventures

A journey to the Arctic Circle combining Iceland’s geysers and Greenland’s glacial landscape, witness the marvel of Mother Nature in her purest form in one of the last unspoiled wildernesses

From Iceland’s geysers to the glorious glaciers of Greenland, never has polar exploration 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 to Reykjavik. Transfer to the 4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik (Radisson Blu Saga for 2019) for overnight. (D)

Day 2 Golden Circle tour to Gullfoss, Iceland’s mightiest waterfall, the hot spring area dominated by Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. Evening flight to Kangerlussuaq. Embarkation by Zodiac on the MV Ocean Atlantic. (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 Ilulissat, the ‘Iceberg Capital,’ the most marvellously situated town in Greenland where icebergs are calved by the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. Optional helicopter or aircraft ride over the Icefjord (£295) and optional boat trip to Icefjord (£85). (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the tiny settlement of Itilleq with quaint colourful houses, about a mile north of the Arctic Circle set amid stunning rugged mountains and glaciers. Continue to Kangerlussuaq passing impressive panoramas of high cliffs and deep valleys. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning arrival in Kangerlussuaq. Disembark after breakfast. Optional excursion onto the mighty Reindeer Glacier by 4x4 buses (£75). Evening flight to Reykjavik for overnight at the 4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik. (B)

Day 8 Return flight to London Heathrow. (B)

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

Notes

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 a reasonable level of mobility is required. There will be a combination of wet and dry landings.

2019

Saturday/Thursday
person in a twin room and Inside Cat.E cabin
Icelandair from London Heathrow

2020

Saturday/Thursday
person in a twin/double room and Inside Cat.E cabin
Icelandair from London Heathrow

Date Price
August 8 £3245
August 13 £3195

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £1395

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. G single cabin £885
Cat. D cabin £445
Single supplement £1975
Cat. C cabin £525
Single supplement £2195
Cat. B cabin £1495
Cat. A cabin £1695
Premium Suite £2195

Flight Options

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

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £25

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, AECO fees, transfers, 2 nights’ hotels, 5-night cruise, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, 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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