In the Wake of Eric the Red - From Greenland to Iceland

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Aug. 31, 2020
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Duration
12 days
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Activities
, Lectures, Trekking, Zodiac

Join us on an expedition cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavík, which follows the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. In the Disko Bay, we will experience local folk dancing in Qeqertarsuaq and sail to the renowned Eqi Glacier.

Join us on an expedition cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavík, which follows the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. In the Disko Bay, we will experience local folk dancing in Qeqertarsuaq and sail to the renowned Eqi Glacier. At the Sermermiut Plain we will have the chance to admire the World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and the dazzling icebergs in the late evening sun. Further to the south along the western coast of Greenland, we will visit the capital of Greenland, one of the smallest in the world. Before heading north again along the spectacular east coast of Greenland, we will marvel at the narrow cliffs of the picturesque Prince Christian Sound and the charming silence of the undisturbed Skjoldungen Island. An enriching experience of Nordic culture and Arctic nature!

Day 1

Embarkation in Kangerlussuaq

Day 2

Sisimiut - experience Greenland’s second-largest city at the foot of Nasaasaaq Mountain

Day 3

Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island, ‘kaffemik’ in a community centre and Eqip Sermia Glacier

Day 4

Capital of the icebergs, Ilulissat

DAY 5

At Sea

DAY 6

Nuuk

Day 7

Ivittuut; former cryolite mine and possible muscox sigthing

Day 8

Qassiarsuk, Eric the Red Settlement

Day 9

Prins Christian Sund, West Entrance Cruissing

Day 10

Skjoldungen, South Entrance / Mariedal

Day 11

At sea

Day 12

Reykjavík, Iceland. Departure.

Inclusions

• 12-day cruise in a shared outside double suite with bathroom/toilet

• Flight Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq

• English-speaking guides

• Church visit and ‘kaffemik’ in Qeqertarsuaq

• Town and settlement walks in Qeqertarsuaq, Ilulissat, Nuuk & Kuumiit.

• Museum visits in Qeqertarsuaq and Ilulissat, Nuuk

• Slow-crusing in Zodiacs in fjords

• Inspiring and enriching lectures onboard by qualifi ed lecturers

• Full board on the ship

• Coffee, tea and afternoon snacks on theship

• Taxes, tariffs, and AECO fees

Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team

Special photo workshop

Welcome and farewell cocktails

Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

Exclusions

Price does not include:
• Travel Insurance
• Senior Travel Insurance
• Single cabin supplement and cabin upgrade
• Any meals and drinks on land
• Beverages in addition to coffee and tea around the clock as well as juices and the like included for breakfast
• Flightseeing with Airzafari in Ilulissat, day 4
• Sailing between icebergs in Ilulissat, day 4
• Other purchase excursions and extra events
• Ocean Atlantic crew allowance (approximately $ 13.50 per day per participant)
• Expenses for medicines and other personal necessities
• Everything not mentioned under "Price includes"

Adventure options

Hiking

The opportunity to simply set foot on the Polar regions is a great experience, but to walk amid its white emptiness on a mini expedition is truly an unbeatable adventure. 

Lectures

Our primary focus is knowledge, and we apply this to every aspect of a journey. From the staff that forms our expedition team, to the routes our ship follows, and of course, the program onboard.

Zodiac

Essential for expedition cruises, Zodiacs are robust boats that can go up on a beach, a rocky outcrop, a river bank or even an ice floe push through bergy bits of ice floating in the water. This is definitely one...

Departure dates

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Aug. 31, 2020