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Greenland - Nuuk to Moniitsoq - Outdoor Adventure

7 nights aboard the S/V Rembrandt van Rijn
April 23 - 30, 2013 - Nuuk Greenland t0 Moniitsoq, Greenland RVR11

Day 1If you arrive from Copenhagen or Keflavik at the Nuuk airport on the  scheduled flights (flight not included in the voyage cost) you will be transferred to the ship, which will depart in the early evening into the interior fjords of Nuuk. 

Passengers who have arrived on earlier flights will have time to do some independent sightseeing. Nuuk (Godthåb), the capital of Greenland has a population of about 16,000 people. The museum has a collection of Inuit mummies, from the 15th Century, which were found near Uummannaq. The Cultural Centre of Greenland - Katuak has exhibitions of Greenlandic artists, is also worth visiting. There are historical buildings from colonial times and bookstores with books about Greenland. The waters to the west of the town are a good place to see Humpback Whale. 

Day 2 – We spend the day in the fjord system East of Nuuk  for a ski mountaineering excursion whilst the non-skiers can enjoy a walk with snowshoes.  A prospect for skiers is the mountain Quingaq at 1616 m a.s.l.  Later we will visit a colony with Kittiwake and will sail to the glacier reaching down to the sea in Kangersuneq. The head of the fjords  may be iced up but we will sail as far into the fjord as possible.

Day 3 – Another day in fjords east of Nuuk for another ski mountaineering and snowshoe outing. The ski mountaineers may climb up to Mount Sadlen (1210 m and the snow walkers will enjoy a walk on the lower slopes. In the evening on our way North we arrive near the settlement of Atangmik.

Day 4 – In Søndre Isortoq at Ivnnarssuaq in the Maniitsoq area we visit a colony with Kittiwake and Brünnich's Guillemot (if sea ice conditions allow). We will find a ski and snowshoe tour there or near the Apussuit glacier. The rugged mountains tower from the sea and the views from this height are great. Later we sail to east of Maniitsoq. Sperm Whale frequently surface in spring and  summer. 

Day 5 – The Maniitsoq area offers  rugged scenery  and mountain tops are flanked by glaciers reaching down to sea. North facing slopes become our playground for alpine descent at Kristefjeld (800 m) and at the east side of Hamborgerland.  After a visit to another seabird colony we will spend the night in the fjord of Appamiut Kangerluarsuat. 

Day 6 -  The Northern slopes of the mountains surrounding Kangerluarsuat will offer us the best snow. The snowshoe walkers  opt for an easy route whilst the ski mountaineers scale higher peaks and pick a downhill run from there. The ship will pick us up for a scenic evening sail into Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord). We will visit a Kittiwake  colony at Taaterat (Kittiwake) and anchor there. Near the mouth of Evighedsfjord  Humpback Whale are often seen.

Day 7 – The skiers climb a 100m peak at the interior of Taaterat Glacier. They may even scale the highest mountain top in this area (1444 m). The snowshoe walkers will in the meantime explore the rugged glacier fronts which come all the way down to sea level.  In the evening we will depart towards Manitsoq and enjoy the time at sea.  

Day 8 - We disembark in Maniitsoq.  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. We board the charter plane from Maniitsoq to Kangerdlussuak, and onward scheduled flight to Copenhagen (flights not included in the voyage cost). 

2013 Greenland - Outdoor AdventureGreenland cruises will delight you as you sail by beautiful scenery and explore the country's wild nature. 

Depart

Disembark

Cruise Code

23-Apr-13

30-Apr-13

RVR11

Cruise Rates 

Cabin Category

RVR11 Rates

Twin Private Inside

$2,100

Twin Shared Porthole

$2,380

Triple Private

$1,890



Single occupancy
 is available in all cabin types with a 70% supplement.

All rates are quoted per person in US Dollar, based on twin occupancy. US Dollar rates apply for all sales outside Europe. 5% Discount will be granted for bookings for one or more consecutive voyages. Please note that all dates & rates are subject to change. All voyages will operate subject to a minimum of 50 participants on Antarctic Dream, 70 participants on Plancius, 60 participants on Ortelius, 24 participants on Rembrandt, and 14 participants on Noorderlicht.

Fares include:

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • On Rembrandt voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between airport and ship in Greenland harbours on the chartered group flights.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materia

Not included:
Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

FUEL SURCHARGE: It is agreed that if fuel prices will exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure Oceanwide Expeditions reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US Dollar 25 per passenger per night, to be paid by the contracting party of Oceanwide Expeditions.