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Greenland from the Sea, via Reykjavik 2018

Sea and mountains

Betina Kohler, Borton Overseas

Location:

Reykjavik, Iceland

Starting Price:

$8,563

Number of Days:

9

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This package with hotel stays in Ilulissat and Narsaq and a cruise along the West coast of Greenland offers unique experiences of the arctic nature and insight into the Inuit culture. Sailing along the coast of Greenland is a splendid way to meet the locals. Accommodation in modern outside cabins with private facilities. Along the way from Ilulissat in Disko Bay to Narsaq in South Greenland there will be plenty of time to relax and experience the beautiful and varied nature of Greenland. 


2018 Departures:  Wednesdays

June-August - from $8,563 per person

Single supplements from $2,270

 

Itinerary Details

Reykjavik, Iceland

Wednesday  Departure from the US

Thursday  Arrival in Reykjavik, Iceland
Transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city. Overnight in Reykjavik

Friday  Reykjavik - Ilulissat, Greenland   B D
You'll have some free time this morning, before your afternoon flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. You will be met by local guide and transferred to your accommodation. An informational meeting will be given followed by a guided city walk, then time in afternoon for optional excursions (please see list below). Welcome dinner and overnight in Ilulissat

Saturday  Ilulissat   B D 
Day at leisure for optional excursions in Ilulissat. You may wish to visit with locals on a home visit or See the Ilulissat icefjord. Overnight in Ilulissat

Sunday  Ilulissat - At Sea   B
More optional excursions are available this morning. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier for your cruise departure. Overnight on board in outside cabin

Monday  Greenland Coastal Steamer Cruise    
Sail south along the Greenlandic West Coast. Morning call at Sisimiut for approximately 2 hours including special guided city tour. Short stop in Maniitsoq in the late evening. Overnight on board in outside cabin

Tuesday  Greenland's West Coast
Continue the scenic sailing southward down the coast. Early call at the capital city of Nuuk, where you'll spend about 5 hours, including guided city walk. Overnight onboard in outside cabin

Wednesday  Cruise into South Greenland
Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago. Short stop at Paamiut. Late evening arrival in Narsaq. You will be met by a local guide and transferred to hotel. Overnight in Narsaq

Thursday and Friday  Narsaq   B
The next two days are spent in Narsaq. You will have a guided city tour to get your bearings, then time available for optional excursions. Friday will include a farewell dinner. Overnight in Narsaq

Saturday  Narsaq, Greenland - Iceland   B 
Breakfast at your hotel and a goodbye coffee with your 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 is a memorable way to end your trip! (On certain days, if there is no helicopter service the transfer 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. Return to Iceland by air. Transfer independently to your hotel. Overnight in near the airport

Thursday  Departure from Iceland   B
Depending on your flight time, you may want to make an optional stop at the Blue Lagoon. Independent transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transatlantic air from JFK including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
    ancillary airline charges are NOT included
  • 6 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Round-trip airport-hotel transfer in Reykjavik
  • Flight Reykjavik–Ilulissat including government taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • 4 day/3 night cruise Ilulissat-Narsaq on MV Sarfaq Ittuk in outside cabin
  • Flight Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik including government taxes & fuel surcharges 
  • Informational meeting by local guide on arrival in Ilulissat and all transfers in Greenland as per itinerary
  • Destination guides in Ilulissat & Narsaq
  • Guided city walks in Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Nuuk and Narsaq

NOTES:

  • Option to begin and end tour in Copenhagen (on different dates) instead of Reykjavik, which can also include a shorter version of the itinerary
  • Upgraded rooms in Reykjavik or Ilulissat and/or extra nights can be added for a supplemental cost, please inquire 
  • Low season departures available on request

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (at extra cost), subject to availability:
• Golden Circle Tour • City Sightseeing • Blue Lagoon • Reykjavik City Walking Tour • Whale Watching • Horseback Riding • Hike to Sermermiut  • Hunters’ Settlement, Rodebay • Sunset Cruise to the Ice Fjord • Hunters’ Settlement, Ilimanaq • Home Visit to a Greenlandic Family • The Calving Glacier Eqi  • Fishing tour • Visit the Greenlandic Dogs • Whale Safari • Deluxe Flight over the Ilulissat Ice Fjord • Ice Fjord Photo sightseeing • Northern Glacier Photo Sighseeing • Hike on the Cecily Trail • Rodebay Kayak Master Class • Ilulissat Kayak Evening • Easy Hike - The Dyrnaes Peninsula • By Boat to the Inland Ice Cap • Hike to Kvanef Jeldet • Evening Iceberg Safari • Coffee Mik in Greenlandic Home

 

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Package Attributes

Accommodation:

Hotel/Lodge

Cruise Partners:

Hurtigruten

Scandinavian Country:

Denmark, Greenland, Iceland

Travel Period:

June, July, August

Trip Duration:

7 - 14 Days

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