Cruise the Icebergs

Cruise the Icebergs

Depart:
Hosted Tour with air from Reykjavik

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Thursdays June 6-August 22, 2019

This week-long tour includes the very highlights of Greenland. Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord during a stay at 4-star Hotel Arctic, and enjoy the Arctic landscape and tranquility during a short cruise to the capital of Nuuk on board the local steamer M/S Sarfaq Ittuk.

Ilulissat
Town of the giant icebergs and home to the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a place where modern life meets traditional life style, all surrounded by amazing nature. Here, ice is the main theme; get close to the icebergs covered in the rays of the midnight sun on an amazing Ice Fjord cruise or join a full-day boat excursion to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia. You can also visit some of the remote settlements where fishing and hunting still is the only way to survive.

The Sea Voyage
Meet the local population traveling from town to town to visit relatives and friends along the coast. Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscape as you leave the rugged Arctic nature in the Disko Bay and reach the capital of Nuuk. Sail in open waters and narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at the major towns and small settlements. Everywhere, the arrival of the ship makes people rush to the harbor to welcome friends and relatives. Life on board is relaxing; enjoy the view and make sure to keep your eyes open, as humpback whales are sometimes seen.

Nuuk
The smallest and northernmost capital in the world awaits you. This fascinating town of contrasts will offer you a glimpse of old Greenlandic culture and at the same time show you a modern capital with shopping possibilities, good restaurants and the beautiful Arctic nature just outside town.
Price per Person:
Per person in a double room $3999
Single Supplement $899
Package Includes:
Round trip economy class airfare from Reykjavik Domestic airport
6 nights hotel and cruise cabin both all with private facilities
All transfers in Greenland
Breakfast at hotels (Meals can be bought during the cruise in the ship's cafeteria)
2 dinners-drinks not included
Cruise onboard M/S Sarfaq Ittuk-non guided
City walk/tour in Ilulissat and Nuuk
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Reykjavik-Ilulissat
Air Iceland Connect flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat. Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel. Later you will enjoy a guided city walk. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 2 Ilulissat
Day at leisure. You may opt to take one of our optional excursions. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 3 Ilulissat
Day at leisure. You may opt to take one of our optional excursions. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 4 Ilulissat-Cruise
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation on the MS Sarfaq Ittuk. Departure at 5pm for your southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West Coast. 9.30pm-10pm Short stop in Aasiaat. Overnight on board in outside cabin.

Day 5 Cruise
Sail south along the Greenlandic West Coast. 9am-11am Call in Sisimiut 5.45pm-6pm: Short stop in Kangaamiut 9.30pm-10.30pm: Short stop in Maniitsoq.Outside cabin on board

Day 6 Cruise-Nuuk
Sailing south along the Greenlandic West Coast. 7am arrival to Nuuk. Meet and greet in the harbor and transfer to the hotel including city tour of Nuuk en route. Overnight Hotel Hans Egede.

Day 7 Nuuk-End of Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure with Air Iceland Connect to Reykjavik. Overnight hotel in Reykjavik can be added if needed.

Additional nights in Ilulissat and/or Nuuk available.

Optional excursions-must be pre booked:



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