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Single Cabins Available
Southern Greenland & Disko Bay with Helicopter Flights 15 DaysAboard: Ultramarine
Discover Greenland’s stunning South and West coasts on this special in-depth voyage which takes you to not one, but two, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoying exciting Zodiac cruises, visits to traditional communities and picturesque villages, and sailing through the icy waters surrounded by spectacular landscapes on all sides, this fantastic Greenland cruise will give you an insight into all that makes this land so enchanting for intrepid explorers. Towering mountains, majestic glaciers and dramatic fjords will be your backdrop as you search for sightings of the iconic Greenlandic wildlife and get up close and personal with this remarkable island.
To make this expedition even more special, you will be sailing aboard a brand-new Polar expedition vessel that is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters that will take you for exhilarating flightseeing excursions above the fjords for an incredible birds-eye view of Greenland below.
PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary requires a mandatory transfer package which includes hotel stays in Reykjavik and Keflavik before and after your voyage respectively, charters flight from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik, and road transfers between hotels, airports and ship. This package is currently priced at £1,050.
Various departures available. Mentioned activities may not be applicable to all departure dates. Please enquire for full rates and dates.
- Sail aboard a new ultra-modern expedition vessel!
- Included helicopter flightseeing experiences which take you high above Greenland’s dramatic landscapes
- Discover the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ilulissat Icefjord and Kujataa farming communities
- Explore each day surrounded by majestic landscapes of glaciers, fjords and mountains
- Visit traditional Inuit settlements and Norse historical sites
- Chances to observe iconic Arctic wildlife like seals, whales and abundant birdlife
- Enjoy exciting Zodiac cruises and shore excursions
- Kayaking and paddling available (additional cost)
- Full board accommodation on board ship
- Helicopter flightseeing experiences
- Programme of expert lectures
- Guided Zodiac excursions and hikes
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
Up to 35% Discount!
Book select dates by April 3rd and receive up to 25% discount off select cabins! PLUS an additional 10% discount if you pay in full within 30 days of booking!! PLUS a FREE transfer package!
Offer applicable when booked before 4th April 2023
Applies to new bookings in select cabins on select departure dates and is subject to availability. Excludes triple and single cabins. Can not be combined with any other offer. Full terms & conditions apply. / Available on selected dates/vessels.
Single Cabins Available
This vessel offers single occupancy cabins, which is a perfect option for solo travellers. Travelling alone is often the best way to see the world. No responsibilities, no difficult choices and no trying to please anyone else…just you, your itinerary and your adventurous spirit!
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Your Arctic expedition will begin in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik where after arriving independently you can make your way to your hotel for your overnight stay. You may wish to arrive a couple of days early to allow more time to sample some of this vibrant city’s many delights.
On the morning of day 2 you will join the transfer to the port board your ship and settle in to your comfortable surroundings. As we set sail you will get fantastic views of Reykjavik’s surrounding landscapes. Your experienced expedition crew will brief you on what’s ahead as you embark on your Arctic adventure.
Today will be spent at sea sailing across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland. Take the time to relax and enjoy the comforts of your expedition ship, watch a movie, sip on a cocktail from the bar or simply take advantage of the chance to put your feet up before the adventures that lie ahead. You can join interesting presentations and talks about the wildlife, geology and history of the Arctic, whilst on deck the nature experts onboard can help you to identify the seabirds and whales that may be following the ship.
As we reach the shores of Eastern Greenland our adventures begin in earnest as we begin our exploration of this enchanting island where majestic scenery and rich cultural experiences will fill every day with something new. As with all Polar expeditions, the route taken throughout your time in Greenland will be flexible and dependent on weather and ice conditions, but there are numerous landing sites that we expect to visit to bring you up-close to Greenland’s treasures. Our first stop on the southeast coast is likely to bring us to the remote area of Skjoldungen where we hope to enjoy an exciting Zodiac cruise deep into the fjords to see beautiful glaciers surrounded by mountains before visiting the site of an abandoned Inuit settlement. There may also be chances for enjoyable hikes here and a walk through this Arctic “ghost town” where abandoned buildings and personal possessions create an eerie reminder of a time long ago.
We also hope to visit Lindenow Fjord for another Zodiac cruise to see more glaciers and search for sightings of the bearded seals that are often spotted here lounging on the surrounding ice floes.
Throughout your time in Greenland we hope for numerous opportunities to enjoy flightseeing excursions via helicopter...an unforgettable and unique experience!
We will now sail along the south coast seeking out the best places to stop for scenic, wildlife and cultural experiences. Nicknamed “Arctic Patagonia”, the verdant landscapes here provide fantastic scenic photo opportunities of icy waters set against a backdrop of soaring mountains, crystal-clear waterfalls and unbelievably lush, green valleys. The area is home to numerous small settlements that we hope to visit including Hvalsey where we will learn more about Greenland’s ancient culture and step back in time as we see some of the island’s largest and best-preserved Norse ruins.
Sailing through the complex maze of fjords and channels in beautiful Prins Christian Sund you will want to be on deck with camera in hand as we sail by jagged mountains, calving glaciers and sheer cliffs plunging dramatically into the surrounding waters. We will hope to enjoy some Zodiac cruises here as well as good hiking opportunities at some scenic landing sites in the area.
Next up we hope to visit the small village of Igaliku which is part of the newly formed Kujataa farming communities UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we will go ashore to see the sheep and horses grazing on the picturesque rolling fields surrounded by snow-capped mountains and visit the remarkable red sandstone ruins of the Gardar cathedral which offers an interesting insight into the Viking period.
We will now make our way up Greenland’s west coast with the goal of reaching the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord, stopping at numerous quaint villages and settlements along the way to sample the Greenlandic culture and learn more about life in this remote part of the world. We will make a stop at Greenland’s capital of Nuuk to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and statue as well as the famous Greenlandic mummies in the great museum here, before visiting nearby Sisimiut, a historic town which is home to Greenland’s oldest surviving church and more sled dogs than humans!
Next up it’s time for one of the highlights of your whole voyage as we reach the Ilulissat Icefjord and Disko Bay area to witness a world of ice where the scenic town lies amongst the spectacular backdrop of one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers. Photo opportunities here are endless and your day exploring here will certainly be one to remember.
Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik
Having sailed through the scenic Kangerlussuaq fjord overnight, arrival into Kangerlussuaq port will sadly signal the end of our voyage. After disembarkation and a fond farewell to the crew you will join your transfer to the airport for your charter flight back to Reykjavik. Upon arrival in Reykjavik you will be transferred to a nearby hotel for an overnight stay and in the morning you can choose to either head to the airport for your homeward flights or spend some further time in this vibrant capital city.
A view from Above
The stylish, brand-new (2021) Ultramarine Polar vessel redefines what is possible in polar expeditions, with two twin-engine helicopters allowing for the ship to offer an unrivalled portfolio of adventure activities and allowing guests to delve deeper into the Polar regions than on any other ship. Featuring sublime onboard comfort, more outdoor wildlife viewing vantage points than rival ships, cutting-edge technology and advanced safety systems, the Ultramarine is simply ahead of its game. An innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards and the most spacious suites in its category add even further to the reasons why this pristine vessel will be sure to delight intrepid Polar adventurers. Allowing for more activities than any other vessel in its category, guests can immerse themselves in their unforgettable Polar surroundings on a huge range of optional adventures including helicopter flightseeing, camping on ice, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, alpine hiking, cross-country skiing and mountaineering to name just a few. Onboard, guests can enjoy 2 dining areas, 4 bars, a spa and fitness centre, ocean view sauna, a panorama lounge, walkaround deck, library and a lecture theatre. 7 categories of stylish cabins and suites are available, ranging from solo panorama cabins to exclusive suites with private balconies and luxurious fittings. Features of the cabins and suites include spa-inspired private bathrooms with heated floors, premium beds and linens, picture windows or private balconies and HD flatscreen TVs. Please note: Helicopter flights are not permitted in Spitsbergen.
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