Luxury South & West Greenland & Disko Bay 14 DaysAboard: Sea Spirit
Join us aboard the deluxe M/v Sea Spirit as we journey through Greenland’s magnificent west and south coasts. Explore around Disko Bay, the birthplace of icebergs, where magnificent ice structures break off from glaciers and flow into Baffin Bay, Nuuk, the world’s northernmost capital city, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and traditional Greenlandic villages on this in-depth discovery of this remarkable part of the world. Accompanied by a team of Arctic expedition experts, you will learn all about the wildlife, Inuit culture, geology and history of Greenland as you soak up the incredible landscapes and unique atmosphere on land and at sea.
Various departures available. Mentioned activities may not be applicable to all departure dates. Please enquire for full rates and dates.
- Ice, ice and more ice! Discover Disko Bay, “the birthplace of icebergs”, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord
- Visit traditional Greenlandic villages and learn all about Inuit culture
- Spectacular scenery at every turn
- Sail aboard a small, deluxe expedition ship in the company of an expert team who will deliver fascinating discussions and presentations on the areas you will visit
- Enjoy Zodiac cruises and hikes
- Photo workshops
- Kayaking options available (fees apply)
- One night's accommodation in Reykjavik pre-voyage
- Group transfers to and from ship
- Full board accommodation on ship including all meals & hot drinks
- Welcome and Farewell cocktails
- All zodiac landings and excursions
- Programme of lectures by expert guides
- Expedition parka
- Loan of rubber boots
- All port fees
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Mike lives and breathes adventure travel and has a wealth of experience in some of the most exciting and inspirational destinations in the world. His expertise and first-hand experience afford him the skills to help build holidays to remember.
Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.
Simon’s deep passion for and first-hand knowledge of a vast range of destinations all over the world gives him the ideal skills to help you create a truly unforgettable wildlife inspired adventure to the most exciting places on the planet.
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Having arrived independently to Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland, you can make your way to the hotel for your included overnight stay. This hotel stay has been included to allow you some time to soak up the sights and sounds of Reykjavik and its nearby geysers, waterfalls and glaciers.
After breakfast at the hotel on day 2 you will have further time to explore before joining your included transfer to the port to board the M/V Sea Spirit. After settling in to your comfortable accommodation and familiarising yourself with the ship, you may wish to make your way out to deck to spot minke and humpback whales as your ship sails out of the picturesque bay. This evening you can enjoy a welcome cocktail and your first dinner on board.
As we head towards the magic of Greenland, we will spend two relaxing days at sea sailing across the Denmark Strait. Lectures, presentations and talks will be delivered throughout by your expert expedition team, based around the history, wildlife and culture of the areas you are about to visit. Or you may wish to simply spend some time with your feet up before the adventures that lie ahead.
South & West Greenland
Over the course of the next week, we will be sailing in true expedition style along the stunning southern and western coasts of Greenland. Weather and ice conditions may sometimes dictate which areas are possible for landings, but your experienced captain and crew will chart a course to take full advantage of the wealth of possibilities here for unrivalled scenic, cultural and adventure experiences.
Our first adventure is likely to bring us to Nanortalik, Greenland’s southernmost town which lies at the mouth of the exceptionally scenic Tasermiut Fjord flanked by imposing mountains. After a walk around the settlement and a visit to the open-air museum to learn about the fascinating Viking and Inuit history here, we will sail on to Uunartoq to visit its famous natural hot springs and perhaps enjoy a soak in the geothermal waters and watch as the icebergs float by around you.
Our next stop will bring us to Hvalsey, the site of Greenland’s largest and best-preserved Norse ruins, where we will spend an enjoyable afternoon learning about Erik the Red and exploring around the fascinating remains of buildings from many centuries ago. In Qaqortoq, Greenland’s most populous town, you will have the chance to learn more about the area’s Danish colonial past, visit the town’s museum and see the colourful historic buildings, stone sculptures and Greenland’s oldest fountain.
Moving north in the wake of the Vikings, we will sail through the beautiful Eriksfjord to reach the sheep farming settlement of Qassiarsuk which was founded by Erik the Red in the 10th century, before moving on to Paamiut to meet some of the friendly locals and enjoy a spot of whale watching in the surrounding waters.
Next up is Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and largest city, where a visit to see the famous Qilakitsoq mummies at the Greenlandic National Museum is highly recommended. There will be ample time to explore around the world’s northernmost capital with its picturesque port and lively spots.
Disko Bay Area
Next up is Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest town. Here you can visit the Sisimiut Museum which offers fantastic insight into the local culture and a history of human habitation dating back 4,500 years, as well as enjoying a walk around the town to soak up its youthful, urban vibe and perhaps watch some of the adventure sports that are often on the go here, especially dog sledding.
As we move on to the famous Disko Bay area, known as the “birthplace of icebergs”, the first impressions of this remarkable area are likely to be “Ice, ice and more ice”! We plan to visit the town of Ilulissat which is famous for being surrounded by immense quantities of icebergs coming from the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. A hike to the historic Sermermiut settlement will reward in some spectacular views and we also recommend a walk through the town to visit its Inuit Art Museum. In this area we also hope to visit the traditional Greenlandic fishing village of Itilleq to learn all about the way of life here where there are said to be more dog sleds than residents!
Your Greenland expedition sadly comes to an end in Kangerlussuaq, where after breakfast you will disembark and join your transfer to the airport for your onward or homeward flights.
Please enquire for details on flights available from Kangerlussuaq.
A view from Above
Sea Spirit is a high-quality purpose-built Antarctica expedition ship with en-suite accommodation for up to 114 passengers. Recently refurbished, all suites and cabins have windows, satellite phone access, flat-screen TV and DVD player and king size or twin beds and a number also have private balconies. There is a passenger lift, spacious dining room, lounge, Polar library, bar, shop, gym and hot tub. The ship has plenty of open deck space and an open bridge policy. A 10mb communications access card is included in every voyage.
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