Greenland From the Sea

Cruises, Independent
Ferry from Ilulissat to Qaqortoq with stops en-route, plus Narsarsuaq
8 days
Jun - Sep
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This fantastic exploration tour combines 3 days travelling by ferry along the spectacular Greenlandic West Coast, with time spent on land in beautiful Ilulissat, the 'Town of the Icebergs', in Qaqortoq (known as the most beautiful town in Greenland) and in Narsarsuaq. The complete west coast journey! 

Day 1 Reykajvik - Ilulissat and Midnight Cruise Amongst the Icebergs
Make your own way to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your flight to Ilulissat. On arrival in Ilulissat, meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel, for a welcome meeting and briefing, followed by a guided town walk. Your guide will tell you about the history of Ilulissat and you will visit the old part of town and see buildings from the very start of the Danish trading station, as well as the busy fishing harbour, the old church and the museum. Accommodation at Hotel Arctic or similar.

After a welcome dinner at the hotel enjoy a late sunset cruise on the fjord, amongst the icebergs. The midnight sun and the warm red colours reflecting in the gigantic icebergs is a fantastic sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late drink on "the real rocks"! The cruise includes light refreshments. 

Day 2 llulissat:   Icebergs of Sermermiut and Afternoon Ferry Boarding 
Morning walk to the icebergs of Sermermiut. Travel by bus as far as the road goes, then enjoy a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut, where traces from 3 old Inuit cultures can still be seen. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord and here you can enjoy the flowers as well as the view of the fantastic icebergs. Light refreshments are included.

In the afternoon, transfer to the pier to board the ferry, for the 17:00hrs departure on the southbound cruise along the West Coast. There is a short stop in Aasiaat tonight. 3 nights on board in an outside cabin with private facilities.

Day 3  West Coast: Sisimiut, Kangaamiut and Maniitsoq
Today enjoy sailing  south along the Greenlandic West Coast. During the morning there will be a stop at Sisimiut, founded in 1756 and Greenland's second largest town, where you can disembark and take a short walk in the town. Later there are other short stops at Kangaamiut and Manniitsoq.  2nd night onboard.

Day 4  West Coast: Nuuk, Qeqertarsuatsiatt and Paamuit
This morning the ferry calls in to Nuuk, the small city that is Greenland's capital, a charming town with traditional, brightly coloured houses. Here you can disembark and explore for a brief while, before re-boarding. The ferry then makes further stops at Qeqertarsuatsiatt and at Paamuit. 3rd night onboard.

Day 5  West Coast: Arsuk - Qaqortoq and Disembarkation
Continue sailing in the beautiful South Greenland Archipelago. Early this morning the ferry makes  a short stop at Arsuk and then arrives into Qaqortoq, where you will disembark and transfer to your hotel for overnight.  Accommodation at Hotel Qaqortoq or similar. 

Day 6 Qaqortoq Town Walk + Boat Excursion to the Inland Ice Cap
Qaqortoq, often described as the most beautiful town in Greenland, has a picturesque setting, between the fjord of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq. Enjoy a guided walk of the town which includes visiting the old beautiful fountain and the stone sculptures and stone carvings, which form the exhibition “Stone & Man”, and are scattered around town. Afternoon Boat excursion to the Inland Ice Cap - travel by boat across the ice filled Bredefjord towards the impressive Twin Glaciers, for a short stop, before continuing into another fjord with bird cliffs and waterfalls. Please note there is no tour guide on this excursion as you are accompanied only by the boat driver. 2nd overnight in Qaqortoq.

Day 7 Qaqortoq - Narsarsuaq 
This morning transfer to the pier for the helicopter flight from Qaqortoq to Narsarsuaq. Flying in low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape is truly memorable!  (Please note if there is no helicopter availability due to weather or other factors, the transfer from Qaqortoq-Narsarsuaq will be by boat through the fjord). InNarsarsuaq, transfer to your hotel and overnight. Time at leisure- perhaps visit the local museum. Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq or similar. 

Day 8 Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik 
Today transfer from the hotel to the airport, for your flight back to Reykjavik. On arrival at the airport there, your tour arrangements end. 

2020 departures:  Saturdays from 20 June to 19 September

Includes: Flight Reykjavik - Ilulissat; flight Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik; airport transfers in Greenland; 4 nights hotel accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities at mentioned hotels or similar; welcome dinner at the hotel Day 1; 3 night coastal voyage on MS Sarfaq Ittuk  with accommodation in outside cabin with private facilities; 4 breakfasts at the hotels in Ilulisssat, Qaqortoq and Narsarsuaq; transfer by helicopter or boat Qaqortoq - Narsarsuaq; guided town tours in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq; Midnight Cruise 2.5hrs; Walk to Sermermiut 3hrs; Boat Excursion to the Inland Ice Cap 6hrs.

Excludes: airport transfers in Reykjavik, meals onboard the ferry.

The price is based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland - if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 8892.00
Single AUD$ 10617.00

Includes: Flight Reykjavik - Ilulissat; flight Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik; airport transfers in Greenland; 4 nights hotel accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities at mentioned hotels or similar; welcome dinner at the hotel Day 1; 3 night coastal voyage on MS Sarfaq Ittuk  with accommodation in outside cabin with private facilities; 4 breakfasts at the hotels in Ilulisssat, Qaqortoq and Narsarsuaq; transfer by helicopter or boat Qaqortoq - Narsarsuaq; guided town tours in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq; Midnight Cruise 2.5hrs; Walk to Sermermiut 3hrs; Boat Excursion to the Inland Ice Cap 6hrs.

The price is based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland- if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking.

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