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This hotel stay in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq with 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 Qaqortoq in South Greenland there will be plenty of time to relax and experience the beautiful and varied nature of Greenland. Longer versions of this tour are available, please inquire!
2017 Departures: Select Days
June - August - from $6,681 per person
Single supplements from $1,386
Thursday Departure from the US
Friday Arrival in Reykjavik, Iceland
Transfer to your nearby airport hotel. Time to enjoy the city. Overnight in Reykjavik
Saturday Reykjavik - Ilulissat, Greenland D
Morning flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. You will be met by local guide and transfer 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 at Hotel Arctic
Sunday Ilulissat - At Sea B
Day at leisure until afternoon transfer at 3:30pm to the pier for embarkation on the MV Sarfaq Ittuk.
The ship departs at 4:30pm for your sailing south along the Greenland West Coast. Enjoy the beautiful and inspiring sights as you cruise through an iceberg field. Short stop in Aasiaat (9pm-10pm). Overnight onboard in outside cabin
Monday Greenland Coastal Steamer Cruise
Sail south along the Greenlandic West Coast. Morning call at Sisimiut (9am-11am) including special guided city tour. Short stop in Maniitsoq in evening (9:15pm-10:30pm). Overnight onboard in outside cabin
Tuesday Greenland's West Coast
Continue the scenic sailing southward down the coast. Early call at the capital city of Nuuk (7:30am-1pm) including guided city walk. Overnight onboard in outside cabin
Wednesday Cruise into South Greenland
Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago. Short stop at Paamiut (6am-6:30am). Arrive at Qaqortoq. You will be met by a local guide and transferred to hotel. Overnight at Hotel Qaqortoq
Thursday Qaqortoq, Greenland - Iceland B
Breakfast at your hotel. Short guided city tour of Qaqortoq. 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! 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
Friday Departure from Iceland B
Independent transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (at extra cost), subject to availability:
• Hike to Sermermiut • Hunters’ Settlement, Rodebay • Midnight cruise to the Ice Fjord • Hunters’ Settlement, Ilimanaq • Home visit to a Greenlandic family • The Calving Glacier Eqi • Fishing tour • Visit the Huskies • Whale Safari • Deluxe flight over the Ilulissat Ice Fjord • Ice Fjord photo sightseeing • Northern Glacier Photo Sighseeing • Hike on the Cecily Trail
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