Greenland Adventure: By Air, Land & Sea 9 Days aboard Ultramarine
Step aboard the brand-new, state-of-the-art Polar vessel the Ultramarine for this totally unique Greenland adventure. Offering the most extensive array of adventure activities available in the Arctic, guests on this one of a kind voyage can enjoy thrilling helicopter sightseeing flights over the majestic landscapes of southern Greenland, taking you deep into areas that are unreachable on regular voyages. Choose to fly to glacial lakes high in the upper alpine zones, hike across coastal glaciers and the Greenland Ice Sheet, Zodiac cruise and kayak through the stark Arctic waters, spend a night under the stars on a camping experience or mountain bike across the spectacular tundra on this unforgettable expedition. Although the focus on this itinerary will be on the exciting activities on offer, there will be still be time to enjoy the regular wonders of Greenland, including its enchanting wildlife and unforgettable landscapes, as well as learning all about life this far north from your team of experienced Polar experts.
Please note, this expedition requires a mandatory transfer package including charter flights between Reykjavik and Narsarsuaq, transfers between airports and ship and an overnight stay in Iceland post-voyage. This transfer package is priced at £1200.
Namibia Birding and Photography GuideAn 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 >
Wildlife Guide & PhotographerAndy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >
Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awardsA fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >
Falklands Expert & GuideBorn 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 >
Special Guest LecturerExclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >
Special Guest Photography GuideChris was 32 when he finally realised he really did want to be a photo-journalist and walked out on his career in IT sales to become a wildlife photographer Read more >
- Sail aboard a brand-new ultra-modern expedition vessel!
- Enjoy an in-depth exploration of what makes Greenland so special
- Included helicopter flightseeing experiences which take you high above Greenland’s dramatic landscapes
- Included Zodiac excursions, heli-hiking experiences and shore excursions
- A fantastic array of optional adventures via helicopter including a camping experience, Alpine kayaking and mountain biking, and an unforgettable Greenland Ice Sheet experience
- Spectacular scenery and Arctic wildlife
- Full board accommodation on board ship
- Helicopter flightseeing experiences
- Programme of expert lectures
- Guided Zodiac excursions and hikes
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
Mandatory Transfer Package (£1200) Includes:
- One night hotel accommodation in Keflavik post-voyage
- Return charter flights between Reykjavik and Narsarsuaq
- Group transfers to and from ship, airports and hotel
ITINERARY8 Nights 9 Days
- Day 1 | Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq - Embarkation
- Days 2 - 7 | Southern Greenland Adventure
- Days 8 - 9 | Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik
Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq - Embarkation
Your itinerary begins in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland, where having arrived independently you will meet your fellow expeditioners and expedition representatives at Keflavik airport for your private charter flight to Narsarsuaq in the Tunulliarfik Fjord in southern Greenland. This scenic village is known as the gateway to south Greenland and we will have time to explore around before boarding our brand-new Polar expedition vessel. Settle in to your stylish cabin and familiarise yourself with the ship as we sail out of the fjord and deep into the Greenlandic waters ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Please note, a mandatory transfer package including charter flights and hotel accommodation post-voyage is required for this trip and costs £1200.
Southern Greenland Adventure
Over the course of the next 6 days we will immerse ourselves completely in the spectacular fjords, icy blue waters, verdant valleys, meandering coastlines and mountainous landscapes of breathtaking southern Greenland. Surrounded by dramatic snow-capped mountains and blooming pastures, each day will bring a new, exciting and unforgettable experience. Thanks to the unrivalled powers of your state-of-the-art Polar vessel we will sail deeper and explore further into the fjords than on any other expedition, gaining unprecedented access to some of the world’s most remote and fascinating places.
This ultra-immersive and ultra-adventurous itinerary will offer you the chance to see Greenland in ways that few others have experienced. With two twin-engine helicopters onboard you can enjoy thrilling flightseeing experiences, flying over the incredible Polar landscapes below, with possible landings on the Greenland Ice Sheet accompanied by expert glaciologists and opportunities for hikes in some of the highest and most hard to reach viewpoints on the island.
Thanks to the adventurous nature of this trip, there is no fixed itinerary as such, and each day your crew will take advantage of the weather and ice conditions to design a route for the day that will allow you to fully experience authentic Greenland. Daily Zodiac cruises will bring you ashore for enjoyable walks and hikes in some of the lesser-known areas of the island, as well as some of the more better-known landing sites, and we will cruise deep into the fjord systems.
Throughout each day you will head off in small activity groups, with numerous optional activities constantly available to you, or on some days you could choose to simply relax on the ship as it continuously sails around the coastline and fjords, soaking up the incredible surroundings. You could hop in the helicopter for an Alpine hike, enjoy an exhilarating kayak paddle across the face of an icy fjord, take a leisurely stroll across the tundra, step foot on the largest ice cap in the northern hemisphere…the list of opportunities is endless! You could join an unforgettable overnight camp in the picturesque Tasermiut Fjord where you will sleep under the dazzling Polar skies, chat with the locals and help the chef to forage and prepare dinner in the open, or let the helicopters take you high up into the mountains and drop you off at the glacial lakes for an adrenaline-pumping mountain bike ride. Whichever adventures you choose to partake in you can be assured of being one of the few people who get to experience Greenland as up close and personal as this!
Helicopter flightseeing, Zodiac cruises and hikes are all included as part of your expedition. Camping, mountain biking and kayaking experiences incur an additional cost and should be booked in advance.
Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik
Our final day in Southern Greenland will be a little less fast-paced than your previous days, with some planned visits to some of the picturesque, historic and geologically fascinating sites surrounding Narsarsuaq. We will hope to visit the remains of Erik the Red’s estate in Brattahlíð as well as enjoying a walk around the ruins of the Gardar cathedral in Igaliku before making our way back to the airport for our flight back to Reykjavik.
Upon arrival in Reykjavik your transfer will take you to nearby Keflavik for your overnight hotel stay and the following morning a transfer will be provided back to the airport. There are countless reasons to stay on in Reykjavik for a few more days so please let us know if you would like some help in organising tour extensions or further hotel stays and flights.
What Our Customers
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We have just returned from our Spitsbergen trip with Wildfoot and had to tell you what an amazing time we had! We saw 6 polar bears including a mother with 2 cubs as well as whales, walruses and lots of birds. The ship (Expedition) was really comfortable and the guides were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
We had always wanted to see the Arctic and travelling all the way from Australia needed lots of information. After getting nowhere, we came across Wildfoot and found people who knew what they were talking about! Sara and John were so helpful and made the process easy, suggesting Iceland Greenland and Spitsbergen. This was perfect for us – amazing scenery and lots of wildlife, especially the polar bears in Spitsbergen. Thanks for everything. Ps, the ship was great too!
Just wanted to say thank you for suggesting a trip to Franz Josef Land as something different for the Arctic. We had a super trip and really enjoyed the Sea Spirit. Galapagos next!
Standing on the North Pole has been an ambition of mine since childhood and now I have done it! Thank you for making the process so easy - seeing polar bears and whales too was a real bonus.
The Sea Spirit expedition was excellent and the team organising it all were extremely good. 10 out of 10. Everything went very smoothly. The Iceland extension worked perfectly, all the organisation, connections etc. were excellent
The cruise was beyond my expectations. Got to see everything the captain wanted, even a polar bear mother with three cubs. Coal Miners Cabins were smashing. I did loads of birding and exploring over three days. All the people were great from the expedition leaders down to the passengers. So glad to have achieved my ambition of some 50 years standing and got amongst the ice of the Arctic, walked amongst it’s islands and witnessed the antics of its wonderful wildlife. What’s next??? I’ll need to speak with Sara again.
Thanks so much for enabling me to get to places I had always wanted to see from a very young age. “Ace” as my boys used to say!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help in arranging our recent trip to Svalbard. Everything ran smoothly and the trip was a great success. Unfortunately I had to flew back a few days early and missed out on Isfjord Radio, which the rest of the team said was a brilliant place with amazing food, still the Basecamp Hotel and Nordenskiold Lodge were pretty amazing places, so I’m not complaining!
Writing back to tell you that the trip to the Arctic was all that it promised and more. It was a great wild-life sightseeing opportunity and the staff were really good.I had an excellent trip and have thousands of photos to go through.
I had an absolutely fabulous time won the Sergey Vavilov, it is an excellent ship. Sara was indeed right in her recommendation that they would be the most likely to push north into the ice to find the polar bears. We even circumnavigated Spitsbergen which was awesome and not o n the itinerary.It is such a wonderful way to take a trip when you are on your own – so if any of your potential single clients are unsure, definitely recommend it – I didn’t feel alone from the moment I stepped on board. I will be at the Birdfair next weekend and so will catch up with whoever is there – regarding this trip, and potentially my next!
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful cruise in the Russian Far East. The landscape and destination were inspiring, we had some excellent wildlife sightings (sea otter, grey whale, Steller's sea eagle, snowy owl and Arctic fox were all firsts for me), and the Heritage team were superb. Rough seas forced a few changes to the itinerary but we also had some fabulous weather. All in all, a thrilling travel experience.Thanks once again for all your efforts
I thought you might like to know that this was an excellent holiday. Our guide, Brad, was absolutely wonderful, his enthusiasm and knowledge made the holiday even better. All in all the whole trip was excellent and we saw lots of bears, 24 on the first day. Fewer on the second and third days but still plenty, as well as arctic foxes,silver foxes and snowy owls. Even on the last day near the town we saw a bear on rocks by the beach.
What a great trip! Wildfoot built a great trip for us and every aspect was spot on. Our Iguazu guide was fun, interesting and helpful and all the transfers were timely and comfortable. The Antarctica Trip was superb - WIldfoot had given us the best advice and helped us choose the right ship and tour for what we wanted - A truly memorable Experience Thank You Wildfoot
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