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CR8RKV: Greenland from the sea / 8 days
Departures from Reykjavik

Departures fro Reykjavik. By combining hotel stay in Ilulissat and Narsaq with a cruise along the West Coast of Greenland you get the chance to meet the Greenlanders and experience the Arctic Nature. 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.

Ilulissat

Famed for its giant icebergs and home to the World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a a city where modern life meets old traditions, all surrounded by amazing nature.

Here, icebergs is the main theme; get close to the icy giants 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 of 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 at a few 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 sometimes seen.

Narsaq

Narsaq is a small but beautiful village located in the amazing fjord systems of South Greenland.

Not far from the town you will be able to visit the Inland Ice Cap and several glaciers. They are all easily accessed by boat on one of our many excursions in the area.

In the outskirt of the village you will see Kvanefjeldet tower majestically - a mountain which is known to be teeming with different minerals, it may well play an important role in Greenland's future focus on the mining industry.

 

Saturday

Air Iceland Connect 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.

Included meals: 2-course dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until midday transfer to the pier for embarking MV 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

Monday

Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
09.00-11.00 Call in 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

Tuesday

Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
07.00-09.00: Call in 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

Wednesday

Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.
06.45-07.00: Short stop in Arsuk
16.00-19.00: Stop in Qaqortoq
21:00: Arrival in Narsaq
Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and information meeting.

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Thursday

Breakfast at hotel. Short city tour of Narsaq. Optional excursions during stay in Narsaq.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq
 

Friday

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Narsaq pier and by boat through Erik's Fjord to Narsarsuaq. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and briefing by our guides.

Included meals: Breakfast and 3-course dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Narsarsuaq

Saturday

Breakfast at hotel. Farewell meeting with your guide.
Transfer from to the airport. Air Iceland Connect flight from Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Included meals: Breakfast

Hotel Arctic

M/V Sarfak Ittuk

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Route map

Departures

  • 2019: Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Saturday from 08JUN-24AUG

Included

  • Mentioned flights with all taxes
  • Mentioned transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Coastal voyage incl. accommodation in cabins with private facilities
  • Breakfast at hotels (meals can be bought on board during cruise)
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic and Farewell dinner at Hotel Narsaq
  • Information meeting in Ilulissat
  • Farewell meeting before departure from Narsaq
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat and Narsaq
  • City walk/tour in Ilulissat and Narsaq

Not Included

  • No guide during cruise however special information will be provided to the guests by our Arctic Adventure guide in Ilulissat the day before the ship departs.
  • No meals during cruise (these can be bought on board)
  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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