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Greenland Odyssey from Iceland 17 DaysAboard: Greg Mortimer
Discover the vastness and beauty of the world’s largest island on this dedicated Greenlandic adventure. Sailing from Iceland, you will enjoy a tour of Reykjavik before 14 days of unrivalled experiences on Greenland’s east, south and west coasts. Experience incredible scenery of magnificent fjords, snow-covered mountains and Arctic tundra while searching for wildlife sightings including Musk Ox, Arctic fox and reindeer. Visit Viking ruins and local communities, marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ilulissat Icefjord and Zodiac cruise through ice-filled waterways as you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.
- Discover incredible scenery at every turn, with ice sheets, mountains, icebergs, magnificent fjords and much more
- Zodiac cruise along glacier fronts and through icy waterways on a search for Arctic wildlife sightings
- Explore around the breathtakingly beautiful UNESCO World-Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord
- Visit local communities and towns, Viking ruins and fascinating museums
- Learn all about Greenland’s culture, history and geology from your expert expedition team
- Rock climbing and kayaking options available. (Hikes are included)
- Full board accommodation on board ship with daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
- Wines, beers and soft drinks with dinner
- 1 night accommodation in Reykjavik pre-voyage with breakfast and Golden Circle tour
- Kangerlussuaq sightseeing tour post-voyage
- Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto post-voyage
- 1 night accommodation in Toronto post-voyage with breakfast included
- Group transfers to and from ship/hotels/airport
- Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
- Zodiac landings and excursions
- Programme of expert lectures
- Loan of rubber boots
- Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket
Up To 15% Discount!
Book now and receive a 10% discount off the prices shown, or up to 15% off premium cabins!
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No Single Supplement With Cabin Mate Finder!
Solo travellers willing to share a cabin with a carefully selected co-traveller will pay no single supplement! Or just a 50% supplement if you prefer a single occupancy room!
Offer applicable when booked before 10th August 2022
Sharing travellers will be paired with a roommate of the same sex. Sharing places are subject to availability and will rely on being matched to a suitable roommate. / Available on selected dates/vessels.
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Reykjavik - Embark
Arrive independently to Reykjavik, Iceland’s vibrant capital city, and take your transfer to your hotel for your included overnight stay. There will be a voyage briefing this evening to allow you to meet your fellow travellers and some of your expedition crew.
After breakfast on day 2 you can join your included Golden Circle tour, one of Iceland’s most popular excursions. This fascinating tour will bring you to Thingvellir National Park, Geysers and Gullfoss Falls, offering an excellent introduction to this remarkable island. In the afternoon you will transfer to the port to board your expedition vessel. After settling in to your comfortable cabin, you can meet your captain and the expedition crew at a fabulous welcome dinner as we set sail for Greenland.
Greenland's East & South Coast
Having sailed across the Greenland Sea followed by whales and seabirds on day 3, by day 4 or 5 we will have reached Greenland’s enchanting east coast. We will now spend up to 6 days exploring around the east and south coasts on thrilling Zodiac (small boat) excursions, hikes and walks. We will sail through narrow channels and fjords looking for wildlife and close-up photo opportunities, visit charming towns and villages, witness incredible landscapes of towering peaks and mountains, and learn all about Norse history and culture from your expert expedition team. Wildlife you can expect to see here includes whales, seals, musk ox and a myriad of birds.
Your exact schedule in Greenland is likely to be dictated by weather and ice conditions, with your experienced crew choosing the best course each day for unforgettable experiences.
Your first stop is likely to be Tasiilaq which overlooks King Oscar’s Harbour and is East Greenland’s largest town. Discover spectacular scenery here on Zodiac cruises to the icebergs and waterways of nearby Sermilik Fjord. On Skjoldungen Island we will weave through the narrow channels of Skjoldungen Fjord before hopping out of the Zodiacs for a walk along glacial rivers and wildflower blanketed tundra.
We will slowly cruise along the iconic Prince Christian Sound to allow you plenty of time to soak up the breath-taking surrounds of sculpted icebergs and towering fjords. A Zodiac cruise at Kangersuneq Qinngorleq is certain to excite, whilst a sail-by of the small settlement of Appilatoq will be a delight for the photography fans.
As we make our way through the winding channels of Greenland’s south coast you will discover the jagged mountains of Tasermiut Fjord before making a visit to Nanortalik, Greenland’s southernmost town to meet the locals and learn all about their way of life here. You’ll be treated to a local choir performance before enjoying a walk around the old colonial quarter of the town to see its Danish Lutheran church and the town’s landmark boulder called the ‘Knud Rasmussen Stone.
Our penultimate stop on the southern coast is likely to be the famous area of Hvalsey which is home to the best-preserved Norse ruin in Greenland, which dates back to the early 14th century. After a walk around the ruins we will head on to Qaqortoq where we will go ashore to discover the town’s various cultural activities and attractions.
Throughout our time in Greenland there will be ample opportunities for those who have booked kayaking as part of their package to take to the waters for paddling adventures. Please note, kayaking is not included as part of your package and additional costs apply.
Greenland's West Coast
Moving northwards up Greenland’s equally impressive west coast, the first stop is likely to be the small settlement of Paamiut where a visit will reward in impressive views of the surrounding mountains and an enjoyable walk around the settlement’s museum and beautiful wooden church. There will also be good chances of spotting orcas, whales and white-tailed eagles here.
In the capital city of Nuuk you can enjoy a guided walk around the town to see its charming old buildings, colourful houses, fascinating museum and award-winning City Hall.
Next, we will visit Sisimiut which enjoys 24 hours of daylight during the summer months due to its position above the Arctic Circle. Here you can enjoy a walk around to learn about the Thule culture, visit the town’s small museum and see its famous old blue church which features a whale jaw gate. For those seeking a good stretch of the legs, there is an excellent hike available here to Priest Mountain which will reward in stunning views of the town and its mountainous surrounds. You may also spot foxes and musk ox along the way!
One of the major features of your voyage will be “ice” …and plenty of it! We will visit Eqip Sermia to see the Eqi glacier, one of the most active glaciers in Greenland, to enjoy a wonderful Zodiac cruise to watch the icebergs calving into the water. Out of everywhere we visit though, the highlight is likely to be the incredible Ilulissat area, home to the mind-blowing UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and one of the most actively calving glaciers in the world, Sermeq Kujalleq. Zodiac cruising and kayaking at the mouth of the fjord will be a simply unforgettable experience, whilst energetic hikes will reward in incredible photography opportunities. An optional helicopter flight over the fjord will also be available for an additional cost.
A final adventure will bring us to Evighedsfjorden, or Eternity Fjord, one of the more spectacular fjord complexes in west Greenland due to its forested landscape. Here you can enjoy a hike through the remote forested valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains, towering glaciers and the unforgettable Arctic silence.
Kangerlussuaq to Toronto
Having sailed through the mightily impressive 180-kilometre-long Søndre Strømfjord, we will arrive in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland’s busiest port and airport. If time permits, you can enjoy a sightseeing tour around the town before you take your included flight to Toronto. Upon arrival in Toronto you will transfer to your hotel for your included post-voyage overnight stay.
After breakfast on day 17, your itinerary will come to an end.
A view from Above
The brand new (2018-19) “Greg Mortimer” is a purpose-built expedition vessel capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves, and has been built to world-class polar standards. The Greg Mortimer redefines expedition cruising for the future, utilising the ULSTEIN X-BOW, a cutting edge nautical technology which allows for gentle travel and motion at sea, reduced vibrations, improved comfort and safety on board, virtual anchoring, lower fuel consumption and lower air emissions. Robust, powerful, and built with passengers’ comfort and safety at the forefront of design, the Greg Mortimer features a modern ice-strengthened hull at ice class 1A, four sea-level launching platforms for fast and efficient access to Zodiacs, a custom-built activity platform, the most up-to-date and concise safety features including the latest ‘return to port’ technology, and has been built to meet and exceed the strict environment standards of the Polar Code, for non-intrusive and low-impact voyages. For exceptional at sea wildlife and scenery viewing opportunities the ship has custom-built hydraulic platforms offering unobstructed views, an indoor observation lounge, side viewing platforms and an outdoor top deck which allows for 360-degree views. With space for 120 passengers the ship has 80 well designed staterooms with en-suite bathrooms, ranging from porthole to balcony categories, a large dining room/restaurant with family style dining, a spacious lecture room, a well stocked library, Wellness Centre complete with gym equipment, sauna and spa, a multimedia room and a fully-stocked medical centre.
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