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AUL8RKV: Iceberg Cruise / 7 days
Departures from Reykjavik

This week-long tour includes the very highlights of Greenland. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord during a stay at 4-star Hotel Arctic, and enjoy the Arctic landscape and tranquility during a short cruise to the capital of Nuuk on board the local steamer M/S Sarfaq Ittuk.

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.

Ilulissat

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 the capital of Nuuk. 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.

Nuuk

The smallest and northernmost capital in the world awaits you. This fascinating town of contrasts will offer you a glimpse of old Greenlandic culture and at the same time show you a modern capital with shopping possibilities, good restaurants and the beautiful Arctic nature just outside town.

Friday

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

Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Sunday

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

Monday

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

Tuesday

Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
07.30: Arrival in Nuuk. Meet and greet on the harbour by our local representative. Transfer to the hotel including city tour of Nuuk en route.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Hans Egede

Wednesday and Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Nuuk for optional excursions.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Hans Egede

Friday

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure with Air Iceland to Reykjavik.

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map

Departures

  • 2018: Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Friday from 01 June to 24 August

Included

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

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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