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Glaciers & Ice - Disko Bay and the Southern Fjords

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

 

With Reykjavik as the starting point, we set course south-west towards the tip of Greenland. We navigate through sounds and fjords, and visit small Inuit settlements, abandoned villages and the lively Greenlandic capital, Nuuk before continuing north into the Disko Bay area and the northern lands of the Midnight Sun.

 

Itinerary 
Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland. The small cosy houses mixed with modern architecture gives the city a small town charm.
Day 2 Denmark Strait
While crossing the Denmark Strait we follow in the wake of the great Norse settlers who left the shores of Iceland more than 900 years ago to find the “Green Land”.
Day 3 Nunap Isua (Cape Farewel), Greenland
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as we navigate through Prins Christian Sund. If the channel is blocked by ice we will sail around Nunap Isua (Cape Farewel).
Day 4 Qaqortoq and Hvalsøy, Greenland
Qaqortoq, which means “The white”, was founded by the Norwegian trader Anders Olsen in 1775. In Hvalsey we find some of the best preserved ruins from the Norse period including ‘Austurbygd’ which was abandoned in 1408 approximately 500 years after it was established.
Day 5 Qassiarsuk, Greenland
We will enter the fjord and hope to land in Qassiarsuk, a community with a population of 56 people, known for the settlement of the Viking Erik Raude, also known as Erik the Red.
Day 6 Nuuk, Greenland
The capital of Greenland is home to around 15,000 people and is the political and social centre of Greenland. This town is a place where old and new traditions meet, from picturesque old buildings in ”Kolonihaven” to the modern building of the Greenland Home Rule.
Day 7 Sisimiut, Greenland
Sisimiut is the second largest community in Greenland. Here you’ll find fishing trawlers, a shipyard and a busy fish processing factory. We recommend a visit to the arts and crafts workshop close to the pier. Here you may purchase local souvenirs and watch the local craftsmen create traditional jewellery.
Day 8 Ilulissat, Greenland
Ilulissat means ‘iceberg’ in Greenlandic, and this town lives up to its name. The most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq feeds enormous bergs into the Ilulissat Icefjord. As a result this area is a UNE SCO-listed World Heritage Site.  
Day 9 Itilleq, Greenland
This small isolated settlement close to the Arctic Circle is home to about 130 inhabitants who make their living by traditional fishing and hunting. Itilleq’s people always welcome us for an active stay in their settlement to give us a closer understanding of their culture.
Day 10 – 11 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland/Copenhagen, Denmark
In the early 1960’s 27 musk oxen were introduced to Kangerlussuaq from north east Greenland and today there are over 10,000. We will have time for a closer look at the area before our evening flight to Copenhagen. We arrive in Copenhagen the next morning.
 

Cabin Type

Inside

Superior Inside

Outside

Superior Outside

Suite

I

FJ

N

U

F

M

MG

Double

$7,399

$8,011

$8,011

$8,624

$9,235

$11,071

$11,888

Early booking

$5,917

$6,407

$6,407

$6,897

$7,386

$8,855

$9,508

Single

$11,844

$12,915

$12,915

$13,986

$15,058

$18,270

$19,699

Early booking

$9,473

$10,330

$10,330

$11,187

$12,044

$14,614

$15,759

 
Departures: 
May 30 - June 10, 2013

Includes: Voyage full board basis, flight in economy class from Kangerlussuaq Copenhagen, transfer and excursion in Kangerlussuaq, wind and water resistant jacket, landings with Polarcirkel boats activites onboard and ashore, professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activites, and free coffee and tea. 
 
 
Not Included:
International flights, travel insurance, optional excursions and gratuities, luggage handling

Notes:
Prices are in US Dollars per person
All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions
All itineraries are subject to change
Rubber boots rental service on board