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CR6CPH: Greenland from the Sea / 6 days
Departures from Copenhagen

Combine stays in Ilulissat and Narsaq 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 Narsaq 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.


Narsaq (meaning The Plain in Greenlandic) is a charming town known for its colourful wooden houses, where modern living is mixed with ancient traditions. It is an area of great geological and historic interest; several interesting minerals can be found only a short hike from the town in the Kvanefjæld area as well as the Viking ruins of Dyrnæs and the Landnamsgård which are among the oldest Viking ruins found in South Greenland dating back to AD 1000.


Air Greenland morning flight from Copenhagen 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 17:00 for our southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West coast.

21.30-22.00: 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.

17:45-18:00: Short stop in Kangaamiut

21.30-22.30: Short stop in Maniitsoq.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board


Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
07.00-09.00: Call at Nuuk incl. special Arctic Adventure city tour of Nuuk.

16:30-16:45: Short stop in Qeqertarsuatsiaat

23:30-23:59: Short stop in Paamiut

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board


Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.
06:45-07:00: Short stop in Arsuk.

16:00-19:00: Stop in Qaqortoq

21:30: Arrival to Narsaq.

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

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq


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

Today you will fly back to Copenhagen around midday - 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 availability, the transfer Narsaq-Narsarsuaq will be by boat!

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map


  • 2018: Guaranteed departured from Copenhagen every Saturday from 16 June to 25 August


  • Return flights from Copenhagen incl. all taxes
  • 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 Narsaq
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat and Narsaq
  • City walk/tour in Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Nuuk and Narsaq

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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