Alpine Peaks of West
7 nights aboard
the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn - Maniitsoq, Greenland Roundtrip
April 30 - May 7, 2013 - RVR12
May 7-14, 2013 - RVR13
Day 1 - We arrive in Maniitsoq from Kangerdlussuak by
chartered plane (flight not included in the voyage cost).
The town is nestled on an island at the mouth of a fjord surrounded by peaks above
2000 m. The port of Maniitsoq is ice free from late spring to early winter. It is a community where fishing and
hunting form the backbone of the economy. There is a museum which portrays regional history and culture. Sperm
Whale frequently surface in the waters near town.
Day 2 - East of Hamborgerland we reach the fantastic landscapes
of the Sermilinguaq Fjord, where we will sail by colonies of Brünnich’s Guillemot and Kittiwake. The
Maniitsoq area offers a rugged scenery and mountain tops are flanked by glaciers reaching down to the sea. On
snowshoes we will explore the lower slopes and viewpoints.
Day 3 - At the mouth of Evighedsfjord we often see Humpback
Whale. We sail into that fjord and visit a large seabird colony at Taaterat (Kittiwake) and sail along the nearby
glacier front. Further into the fjord we sail among the highest alpine mountains in West
Day 4 - We arrive at Sydbay (Ukivik), where the 18th Century
whalers traded with the Eskimo’s at the annual Assivik, a time when people from a large area come together on a
beautiful sandy beach. We land also at nearby Isortoq where remains of houses from the Thule culture can be found.
In this area we may also see reindeer.
Day 5 - The island groups of Hunde Ejland and Kronprinsens
Ejland, at the mouth of Disko Bay, are surrounded by rich waters which attract both seabirds and whales. We intend
to call at the small settlement on Hunde Eijland where old dwellings of Greenland’s Thule culture (dating from the
11th Century) and graves from 18th Century Dutch whalers can be seen. Later we will make Zodiac excursions in the
beautiful narrows of the Kronprinsens Ejland archipelago. This day we will have good opportunities to observe
foraging Greenland Whale at the mouth of Disko Bay.
Day 6 - Another day of opportunities to see Greenland Whale, when
we sail to Disko Island and land at Engelskmandens Havn and Fortunebay near Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), where there are
Day 7 - Today we find ourselves just south of the large
Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous icebergs. We may land south of this World Heritage Site and climb a hill where
we have a fantastic view across the Jakobshavn Isfjord. In the afternoon we sail to Ilullissat provided we
are not prevented access to the port by heavy ice.
Day 8 - We disembark in Maniitsoq and board the charter plane
from Maniitsoq to Kangerdlussuak, and onward scheduled flight to Copenhagen (flights not included in the voyage
2013 Greenland - Alpine Peaks
|Twin Private Inside
|Twin Shared Porthole
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