Day 1: Reykjavik, IcelandReykjavik is the capital of Iceland. The small cozy houses mixed with modern architecture gives the city a small town charm.
Day 2: Denmark StraitWhile crossing the Denmark Strait, follow in the wake of the great Norse settlers who left the shores of Iceland more than 900 years ago to find the “Green Land.”
Day 3: Nunap Isua (Cape Farewel), GreenlandEnjoy the breathtaking scenery as you navigate through Prins Christian Sund. If the channel is blocked by ice, sail around Nunap Isua (Cape Farewel).
Day 4: Qaqortoq and Hvalsøy, GreenlandQaqortoq, which means “The white,” was founded by the Norwegian trader Anders Olsen in 1775. In Hvalsey, find some of the best preserved ruins from the Norse period including ‘Austurbygd’ which was abandoned in 1408 approximately 500 years after it was established.
Day 5: Qassiarsuk, GreenlandEnter the fjord and hope to land in Qassiarsuk, a community with a population of 56 people, known for the settlement of the Viking Erik Raude, also known as Erik the Red.
Day 6: Nuuk, GreenlandThe capital of Greenland is home to around 15,000 people and is the political and social centre of Greenland. This town is a place where old and new traditions meet, from picturesque old buildings in ”Kolonihaven” to the modern building of the Greenland Home Rule.
Day 7: Sisimiut, GreenlandSisimiut is the second largest community in Greenland. Here you’ll find fishing trawlers, a shipyard and a busy fish processing factory. A visit to the arts and crafts workshop close to the pier is recommended. Here you may purchase local souvenirs and watch the local craftsmen create traditional jewelry.
Day 8: Ilulissat, GreenlandIlulissat means ‘iceberg’ in Greenlandic, and this town lives up to its name. The most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq feeds enormous bergs into the Ilulissat Icefjord. As a result this area is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.
Day 9: Itilleq, GreenlandThis small isolated settlement close to the Arctic Circle is home to about 130 inhabitants who make their living by traditional fishing and hunting. Itilleq’s people always welcome guests for an active stay in their settlement to give a closer understanding of their culture.
Days 10 - 11: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland / Copenhagen, DenmarkIn the early 1960’s 27 musk oxen were introduced to Kangerlussuaq from north east Greenland and today there are over 10,000. Enjoy time for a closer look at the area before an evening flight to Copenhagen. Arrive in Copenhagen the next morning.
Cabin accommodations; transfers as applicable; economy class flights between Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen, including current taxes and surcharges (Business class upgrade available for an additional cost. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.); suites include a selection of drinks with meals on board; coffee and tea; wind and water-resistant jacket; CD log.
International flights to/from expedition; travel insurance; luggage handling; passport and visa expenses; optional excursions and gratuities; fuel surcharge may apply.