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Heart of Greenland Expedition

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

 

This expedition along Greenland’s west coast is a fascinating meeting with the Inuit culture and the stunning land they inhabit. Only accessible by boat, the small settlements give you a genuine insight to Greenlandic life. The spectacular scenery and Midnight Sun provide a stunning backdrop for the voyage.

 

Itinerary 
DAY 1 Copenhagen, Denmark/Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Begin your Greenland experience in Copenhagen with our specially chartered flight to Kangerlussuaq, the main gateway to Greenland. Situated close to the majestic icecap that covers more than 80% of Greenland, this desert-like place is home to only 600 people.
DAY 2 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 watch the local craftsmen create traditional jewellery and purchase local souvenirs.
DAY 3 Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
Qeqertarsuaq is situated on the old volcanic island of Disko and plays host to the Arctic Station, part of Copenhagen University, studying flora, fauna and the climate. Enjoy a stroll along the beach with its grounded icebergs or join the highly recommended walking tour to Blæsedalen, an area rich in high Arctic flora.
DAY 4 Uummannaq/Ukkusissat, Greenland
The town of Uummannaq is situated in scenic surroundings at the foot of a 1170m heart-shaped mountain. Here, you may join a walking tour, or just stroll around this beautiful town on your own. In the evening we will be calling at Ukkusissat, a traditional hunting and fishing settlement of about 190 welcoming inhabitants.
DAY 5 Eqip Sermia, Greenland
The five kilometre glacier front of Eqip Sermia is constantly calving icebergs. Here you will have an outstanding possibility to experience the glacier and sense the grandeur of nature.
DAY 6 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 on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
DAY 7 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 always welcomes us for an active stay in their settlement to give us a closer understanding of their culture.
DAY 8 – 9 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. Arrival at Copenhagen early the following morning
 

Cabin Type

Inside

Superior Inside

Outside

Superior Outside

Suite

I

FJ

N

U

F

M

MG

Double

$8,479

$9,015

$9,015

$9,563

$10,241

$10,953

$11,259

Early booking

$6,781

$7,210

$7,210

$7,648

$8,191

$8,760

$9,005

Single

$12,795

$13,734

$13,734

$14,691

$15,879

$17,125

$17,660

Early booking

$10,234

$10,985

$10,985

$11,751

$12,701

$13,698

$14,126

 
Departures: 
June 9 - 17, 2013
June 16 - 24, 2013
June 23 - July 1, 2013
June 30 - July 8, 2013

 
Includes: Voyage full board basis, return flights in economy class between Copenhagen and 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