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CR6RKV: Greenland from the Sea / 6 days
Departures from Reykjavik

Combine stays in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq with a cruise on board M/S SarfaQ Ittuk along the West Coast of Greenland. Along the way from Ilulissat in the Disko Bay to Qaqortoq in South Greenland you will have plenty of time to experience the beautiful and varied country.

Sailing plays a very important role in the Greenlandic infrastructure, and a cruise along the West coast of Greenland is a fabulous way of experiencing this beautiful and varied country. Accommodation is in outside cabins with private facilities.


Town of the giant icebergs and home to the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a place where modern life meets traditional life style, all surrounded by amazing nature. Here, ice is the main theme; get close to the icebergs covered in the rays of the midnight sun on an amazing Ice Fjord cruise or join a full-day boat excursion to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia. You can also visit some of the remote settlements where fishing and hunting still is the only way to survive.

The Sea Voyage

Meet the local population travelling from town to town to visit relatives and friends along the coast. Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscape as we leave the rugged Arctic nature in the Disko Bay and reach green and fertile South Greenland. We sail in open waters and narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at the major towns and small settlements. Everywhere, the arrival of the ship makes people rush to the harbour to welcome friends and relatives. Life on board is relaxing; enjoy the view and make sure to keep your eyes open, as humpback whales are sometimes seen.


Qaqortoq is the biggest town in South Greenland with approx. 3200 inhabitants and is the ideal base for exploring everything Greenland has to offer; the town itself has a thriving cultural scene, first made popular by the local artist Aka Hoegh who in the 1990s led the Stone & Man project, designed to transform the town into an open air art gallery.



Air Iceland afternoon flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat.
Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting including details for the upcoming ship voyage and guided city walk. Optional excursions during stay in Ilulissat.

Included meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic


Breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until afternoon transfer to the pier for embarking MS Sarfaq Ittuk. Departure at 16:30 for our southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West coast.

21.00-22.00: Short stop in Aasiaat.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board


Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
09.00-11.00: Call at Sisimiut incl. city tour of Sisimiut.
21.15-22.30: Short stop in Maniitsoq.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board


Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
07.30-13.00: Call at Nuuk incl. special Arctic Adventure city tour of Nuuk.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board


Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.
06:00-06:30: Short stop in Paamiut.
Midnight: Arrival to Qaqortoq.

Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq


Breakfast at the hotel. Short guided city tour of Qaqortoq and debriefing with Arctic Adventure guide. 

Tonight you will fly back to Keflavik - but first you will travel to Narsarsuaq Airport by helicopter! Flying in low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape, this is a memorable way to end your trip!

NB! on certain days, if there is no helicopter service, the transfer Qaqortoq-Narsarsuaq will be by boat!

Depending on the time of your helicopter transfer - there may be time to join a short excursion from Narsarsuaq to the Qoroq Glacier or the remains of Eric the Red's Farm. Please check with your Arctic Adventure guide if this is possible.

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map


  • 2017: Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Saturday from 01 July to 26 August


  • Return flights from Reykjavik incl. all taxes (return flights arrives into Keflavik)
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfast at hotels (Meals can be bought during the cruise in the ship's cafeteria)
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Cruise onboard M/S Sarfaq Ittuk
  • Debriefing with Arctic Adventure guide before departure from Qaqortoq
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq
  • City walk/tour in Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Nuuk and Qaqortoq

Not Included

  • Arctic Adventure guide during cruise (a dedicated informtion meeting will be held in Ilulissat the night before embarking on the cruise)
  • Meals during the cruise (can be bought in the ship's cafeteria)
  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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