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Greenland from the Sea, via Reykjavik 2017

Sea and mountains

Betina Kohler, Borton Overseas


Reykjavik, Iceland

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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


Itinerary Details

Reykjavik, Iceland

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!


  • Transatlantic air from JFK including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
    ancillary airline charges are NOT included
  • 4 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 *in-flight meal)
  • 4 day/3 night cruise Ilulissat-Qaqortoq on MV Sarfaq Ittuk in outside cabin
  • Flight Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik including government taxes & fuel surcharges 
  • Informational meetings by local guide on arrival in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq and all transfers in Greenland as per itinerary
  • Destination guides in Ilulissat & Qaqortoq
  • Guided city walks in Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Nuuk & Qaqortoq


  • Option to begin and end tour in Copenhagen instead of Reykjavik
  • Upgraded rooms at Hotel Arctic and/or extra nights can be added for a supplemental cost, please inquire 
  • Low season departures available on request
  • There are also extended versions of this tour, including either 2 or 4 additional days in Greenland - with further opportunities for unique optional excursions. Please inquire for more information!

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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Package Attributes



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Scandinavian Country:

Denmark, Greenland, Iceland

Travel Period:

June, July, August

Trip Duration:

7 - 14 Days