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Greenland

To the Heart of Greenland

  • Expedition dates

    June to August 2022

  • Starts From

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Ends At

    Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Activities & Attractions

    UNESCO World Heritage Site, Seals, Whales, Nature Walks, Town Walks, Ice Fjords, Kayaking, Inuits, Ice-cruising, Ghost Town, Musk Oxen, Arctic Fox, Birdwatching, Glaciers, Ice Bergs

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 29,300

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

Explore the natural beauty of Greenland, a country where modern and traditional culture co-exists in the hearts of the fascinating Inuit people. Join us as we sail through the land of the midnight sun, past giant icebergs and explore white capped fjords which were once the home of the Vikings.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik

Embark at the capital of Iceland amidst natural beauty

Day 2-3

At sea

As we sail the Irminger sea, enjoy beautiful sunset or dolphins bouncing by, from deck

Day 4

Qaqortoq

We arrive at the first town of Greenland, and explore on foot

Day 5

Kvanefjord Area - Exploration Dat

Visit local communities, go on walks, kayak or sight for wildlife as we cruise the west coast to discover new sites

Day 6

Maniitsoq - Half Day

Explore the "Venice of Greenland", with rocky hills and unique shaped mountains

Day 7

Sisimiut - Full Day

Visit the second largest town of Greenland comprising of just 5600 people

Day 8

Ilulissat - Full Day

Join a guided walk to the Icefjords and wonder at the amazing hues of midnight sun

Day 9

Vaigat Sound - Exploration Day

Enjoy another day of exciting discoveries as we reach northernmost point of the journey

Day 10

Evighed Fjord (Eternal Fjord)

An exploration day where the conditions of the area would determine activities

Day 11

Nuuk - Full Day

Wander around the capital of Greenland located in a fjord

Day 12

Ivittuut - Half day

See the many musk oxen of this long time abandoned town

Day 13

Prins Christian Sund Region

Another day of raw exploration where conditions of the area determine activities of the day

Day 14-15

Irminger sea

On our way back to Iceland, recap your memories, and listen to Viking stories that crossed the route

Day 16

Reykjavik

Our expedition ends with our arrival back to this capital
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With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

Meet the Locals

Join us as the Greenlandics welcome for some coffee and conversation. Learn about history & traditions of Inuits , Vikings. Some of the Expedition team members are Greenlandic or have lived here for several years

Explore settlements and towns

See the capital, largest town, most beautiful town, ghost town, villages, tiny settlements. The lives of hunters in small isolated communities are reflected in their language, music, myths, clothing and food

Sight famous Greenlandic Fjords

While the Ilulissat remains a big highlight, we take you into deep inlets to see magnificent beauty of Kvanefjord and ice cap of Evighed Fjord, spewing colossal ice bergs into water, where glaciers are punctuated with blue ice caves

Enjoy Exploration Days

Enjoy expedition in true exploration style, as captain and Expedition team sail through Vaigat Sound and two fjord regions, to determine places of landing & activities on the spot, with no prior planning

Sample Local Cuisine

Greenland is the only place where you can try Greenland Salmon, and perhaps musk oxen or reindeer steaks and burgers or seal soup!

Amusing Sea Days

Take in amazing views as we sail through Denmark Strait & Irminger Sea in route of Vikings, each offering chances to sight spectacular marine life & icebergs. Special lectures & programs are held onboard to keep you engaged

Landings

Whether its pebbly beach, a rocky fjord inlet, or an uninhabited island, we take you ashore on small boats, where ships cannot dock, to get you close to nature, or go on wildlife-spotting expeditions deep within the fjords.

Nature Walks

Join in for walks to viewpoints & sites of interest, such as Paradise Valley near Nuuk or old Inuit settlement at Sermermiut. Wherever you go, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenic surroundings with professional guides

Town Walks

Be it rock carvings at Qaqortoq, colonial era buildings at Maniitsoq or contemporary architecture in Nuuk, these towns are always colourful & interesting with fascinating things to uncover on foot

Special Shore Excursions

Some optional excursions offer special experiences that will bring you closer to the place we explore. This might be a visit to a local person’s house for a kaffemik social gathering in Qaqortoq, a guided walk in Nuuk or something else!

Photography Programme

An included programme designed for photographers of any ability, giving tips that will help better capture the spectacular photo opportunities around Greenland.  Chances to join intensive  1 or 2 hour  Photo Adventures session

Arctic Fox

A Greenland Wildlife favourite, their coats change colour with the season, taking on a more brown or grey hue in summer to aid camouflage.

Greenland Gyrfalcon

and other birds

Although rare, Gyrfalcons can be seen as we sail the western fjord regions. Other interesting birds to lookout for through out the journey - Guillemots, Gulls and white tailed eagles

Musk Oxen

These historic animals of the far north, can be spot thriving grazing across the tundra regions of the many High Arctic sites that we sail or visit during this journey

Seals

The variety we are most expected to see in this regions are the big-eyed harp seals. Other varieties found here are the ringed, hooded, bearded and harbour seals, spot among their neighbour, the walruses!

Whales

During sea days, or exploration days of Viagat Sound, Prince Christian Sund, fjord regions, or visits to towns, enjoy chances to spot pod of Humpbacks, Bowheads, Minke whales, among many others

For Families Traveling with Kids

A complimentary program for kids aged 7-13. Run by an experienced host, the program focuses on fun-filled learning around wildlife, historical explorers ,environmental protection etc. Contact our expedition consultant to enroll your kid

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Built in 2020 its a pioneer of next generation of adventure travel, combining state of art technology with premium comfort. This PC-6 ice class ship can run on battery powered engine to glide in complete silence

Science Center

Join Expedition Team here for lectures, photography workshops, & Citizen Science Projects. The area also features scientific & educational equipment, such as microscopes & interactive maps, to dive into details of regions

Observation Deck

Across two-levels both indoor/outdoor, It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars

Cabins

Each cabin is outside facing with large windows. 50% have private balconies, and aft suites features private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views

Rewind and Relax

At the spa, sauna, infinity pool, jacuzzi, or warm up at the jogging track out on the deck and the indoor gym

What's Included

  • Expedition in cabin grade of your choice
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities with expedition team
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats)

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Optional activities with expedition team (like kayaking)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • The above itineraries are only indicative. Weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safe experience at all times will be the priority
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking