Overview

Day 1 - Reykjavik
Day 2 - Kangerlussuaq 
Day 3 - Sisimiut 
Day 4 - Disko Island 
Day 5 - Ilulissat
Day 6 - Itilleq/Kangerlussuaq
Day 7 - Reykjavik

Arctic Adventures

A journey to the Arctic Circle combining Iceland’s geysirs 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 geysirs 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. This journey has everything; polar landscapes and seascapes, wildlife and an unparalleled opportunity to experience the traditions of the pioneering Greenlandic people.

Key Features

Natural Wonders
Expedition Cruise
Whale and Wildlife Watching
Cultural ‘Kaffemik’ Experience
Expedition Crew
Group Size 4 – 25

 

Day 1 Fly from London to Reykjavik. Transfer to the 4-star hotel Radisson for an overnight stay and dinner. (D)

Day 2 Golden Circle tour to Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park. Early evening flight to Kangerlussuaq. Embarkation by Zodiac. The voyage begins as make its passage through the 160km long fjord and into the ocean. (B, D)

Day 3 Arrive in Sisimiut, Greenland’s second city at the foot of Nasaasaaq Mountain the most northerly accessible point in winter, walking tour. In the afternoon, sail north, passing Sisimiut Isortuat Fjord, the Nordre Strømfjord settlements of Attu and Ikerasaarsuk, and the small towns of Kangaatsiaq and Aasiaat, into the southern waters of Disko Bay with its distinctive 1,000m layered crags. North of the Arctic Circle, the summer nights here are bright and early risers enjoy the icebergs of Disko Bay as they squeeze out of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord and dance into the cold ocean waters. (B, L, D)

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

Day 5 Ilulissat, the ‘Iceberg Capital,’ is the most marvellously situated town in Greenland where icebergs are calved by the great Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. Optional helicopter or aircraft ride over the Icefjord (£265, pre-bookable) and optional boat trip to Icefjord (£70, pre-bookable). (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the tiny Settlement of Itilleq an idyllic village located about a mile north of the Arctic Circle. Explore one of the most picturesque villages in Greenland with its quaint colourful houses amid stunning rugged mountains and glaciers, continue to Kangerlussuaq passing impressive panoramas of high cliffs and deep valleys. (B, L, D)

Day 7 During the night, pass through Kangerlussuaq Fjord, morning arrival in Kangerlussuaq. Disembark after breakfast, optional excursion onto the mighty Reindeer Glacier by 4WD buses (£75). Evening flight to Reykjavik, overnight at the Radisson Hotel. (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.

2019

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

Date Price
August 17 £2995
August 22 £2995
Limited Edition

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single Cabin (Outside Cat. G) £665
Sole occupancy Cat. E Cabin £1795

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. D Cabin (Outside – Porthole) £395
Sole occupancy add £2095
Cat. C Cabin (Outside – Window) £595
Sole occupancy add £2195
Cat. B Cabin (Outside – Window) £1595
Sole occupancy add £2895

Flight Options

Business Class from £325

Extension Options

Extension - Glacier Camp
3 nights – £895
Single supplement £625

Independent Arrival

Save £150 
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £25

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 2 nights’ accommodation in hotels, 5 nights cruise, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, full board on cruise including complimentary tea and coffee, itinerary as described, services of expert local guides, expedition leaders and representative. 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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