Greenland Explorer 15 days

Greenland Explorer

Greenland Explorer 15 days aboard Ocean Adventurer

This 15 day itinerary offers the finest way to get up close and personal to the majestic lands of Greenland, home to some of the world’s greatest fjords and active glaciers. Sample this massive island’s rich biodiversity and ancient culture on exciting Zodiac excursions and spot iconic Arctic wildlife including whales, seals and myriad birds. Exploring east, south and west of Greenland you will visit areas such as Skjoldungen, Tasermiut Fjord, Nuuk, Evighedsfjorden and Uunartoq whilst learning about the fascinating Viking history of the island and immersing yourself in present day Greenlandic Inuit culture. Tundra hiking for all levels is available throughout the voyage and exhilarating kayaking expeditions are also available.

Please note: a mandatory transfer package of £1100 applies to this itinerary

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >


  • Spectacular and varied Arctic scenery
  • Marine and avian wildlife
  • Kayaking option
  • Historic associations
  • Inuit culture

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board ship
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Guided Zodiac and shore excursions
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • Mandatory transfer package includes: Hotel stays in Reykjavik pre and post departure, charter flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri and all transfers
14 nights 15/08/2019 - 29/08/2019
From Only £5,300pp
Simon Rowland
Simon Rowland
Arctic Specialist

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14 Nights   15 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Reykjavik
  • Day 2 | Embarkation
  • Days 3 - 4 | East Greenland
  • Days 5 - 7 | South Greenland
  • Days 8 - 13 | Western Greenland
  • Day 14 | Kangerlussaq - Reykjavik
  • Day 15 | Reykjavik


Arrive at anytime. Spend time enjoying the sights of this vibrant northern city.

Overnight accommodation provided as part of mandatory transfer package.



After breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Akureyri where you will board Ocean Adventurer and set sail in the afternoon into the Denmark Strait.

East Greenland
3 - 4Days

East Greenland

Your first 2 days in Greenland will include a visit to the abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen, a true Arctic ghost town where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. We will explore the Skjoldungen Fjord by Zodiac and this is the perfect spot for kayaking enthusiasts to get out on the water to glide past icebergs and capture some great photographs.

South Greenland
5 - 7Days

South Greenland

Be amazed by the dramatic landscapes that abound in Southern Greenland, nicknamed the Arctic Patagonia. We will spend time exploring Tasermiut Fjord, known by mountaineers across the world as one of the planet’s most prolific big-wall playgrounds, as well as learning about the history of the settlements of the area founded by Erik the Red. After exploring Tasermiut Fjord we will round Cape Farewell, the southernmost point of Greenland, before stopping at Uunartoq for a dip in the hot springs. Enjoy the unique experience of soaking in the geothermal waters and watching the icebergs float by as you immerse yourself in this spectacular Arctic wilderness.

Western Greenland
8 - 13Days

Western Greenland

As we head north we will stop at some of the quaint villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. A friendly welcome awaits in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, where colourful houses on the wildflower-covered tundra cover the landscape and a population of less than 16,000 people reside. Take the time to wander the waterfront streets and visit the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue, both named after the missionary who founded the settlement. We will also visit the museum to see the famous Greenlandic mummies.

Close to Nuuk you will visit Sisimiut, an intriguing place where there are more dogsleds than people, before reaching Evighedsfjorden where we will board our Zodiacs and explore the waterways. This long, deep fjord sometimes known as “Fjord of Eternity” has very few settlements, providing the opportunity to experience nature in its rawest form. As we explore the dramatic landscapes here there will be time for hiking through the towering mountains and ample photography opportunities.

As we sail further north up the west coast of Greenland we will explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers, before stopping at Amerloq Fjord to stretch our legs and walk around the abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.

Kangerlussaq - Reykjavik

Kangerlussaq - Reykjavik

Arrival into the Kangerlussuaq fjord marks the end of your exciting Greenland exploration. There is no pier here so you will be transferred to land by Zodiac before transferring to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik and your overnight hotel stay.



After breakfast, you can continue homewards or choose to extend your trip with a stay to explore the wonders of Iceland's capital city.

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