On The Go Tours Greenland Disko Bay Discovered - 6 Days

6 days from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq - GDBD

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6 Days

Group Size 198

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Sunday, 09 August 2020
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Overview

Discover the icey wonders of Greenland on this 6-day expedition cruise which takes in magical fjords, rumbling glaciers and remote towns. Cruise past giant icebergs in Disko Bay, look out for whales and other marine life breaching the waves and sail up close to the Eqip Sermia Glacier. Explore Ilulissat, the tiny settlement of Itilleq and Greenland's 'second city' of Sisimiut.

Highlights

  • Disko Bay - look out for whales and dolphins as we pass giant icebergs which have calved from the Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Eqip Sermia Glacier - sail as close as possible to this living wall of ice and watch as colossal icebergs crash into the waves below
  • Ilulissat - explore the lively town at your own pace or opt for a thrilling helicopter ride over the sprawling Icefjord
  • Sarfannguit - learn about the traditional Inuit way of life and see the hardy villagers who call this isolated settlement home
  • Sisimiut - take a guided tour of Greenland's second city, which was founded in 1756 by Count Johan Ludvig Holstein
  • Qeqertarsuaq - join a friendly community gathering in this tiny settlement on Disko Island
  • Kangerlussuaq - discover the small town which is nestled between Greenland's giant ice sheet, the Fjord and imposing mountains
  • Ocean Atlantic - spend your days at sea aboard our expedition cruise ship with amenities including a swimming pool, restaurant, two bars, gym facilities and a library

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Reykjavik

    Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland). Welcome to Iceland. We won't be stopping for long, as we board our included flight from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, one of the main settlements on Greenland, with a population of around 500.

    On arrival, you'll be transferred to the port where our ship, Ocean Atlantic, is waiting. After embarkation, there's time to settle into your cabins before we set sail through the Kangerlussuaq fjord.

    Facilities aboard the Ocean Atlantic include a spacious restaurant serving international cuisine, two bars, a comfortable lounge area, and a library. Relax in the sauna or work out in the gym. There is also a lecture theatre where you can learn more about this part of the world. All of your meals onboard are included, and you can enjoy free snacks, tea and coffee. From the top deck you can keep your eyes peeled for marine life and watch sea birds swooping and wheeling over the ship.

    Meals: 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Ocean Atlantic ship

  • Day 2 Exploring Sisimiut

    Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut. This morning we dock at Sisimiut, Greenland's 'second city'. Enjoy a guided tour to highlights of the settlement including the historical colonial quarter, 18th century Blue Church and the oldest house in town, which dates back to 1756, when Count Johan Ludvig Holstein established a colony here.

    After our tour, we set sail, heading north towards Disko Bay. Cruising on magical fjords, we pass small villages and towns on the coast. Keep your eyes peeled from the observation deck in search of whales and dolphins. As we are now in the Arctic Circle, the nights will be bright, and you can spot gigantic icebergs from the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord floating by in the midnight sun.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Ocean Atlantic ship

  • Day 3 Disko Island & Eqip Sermia Glacier

    Sisimiut - Qeqertarsuaq - Eqip Sermia Glacier. Today we dock at the southern tip of Disko Island, in the natural harbour of Qeqertarsuaq. The town has a rich history, and was once an economic hub for the now-banned whaling industry. During our visit, we wander through town, taking in the octagonal church and a local community centre where we join a traditional Greenlandic "kaffemik" - a friendly gathering of the locals with coffee, cake and traditional music.

    After a day of exploring Qeqertarsuaq, we set sail once again and head to the impressive Eqip Sermia Glacier, as far north as we will go on our trip. We'll get as close as we can to this giant sheet of ice, wary of giant icebergs breaking off and crashing into the sea below.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Ocean Atlantic ship

  • Day 4 Ilulissat

    Eqip Sermia Glacier - Ilulissat. This morning we dock at Ilulissat, which literally translates to 'icebergs' in Greenlandic. There's an optional excursion to the UNESCO-listed Icefjord, where the enormous Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier calves icebergs at a rate of around 20 million tonnes per day. You may instead choose to take a helicopter ride over the Icefjord, which must be booked in advance.

    Alternatively, you can explore Ilulissat, which is more than 250 years old. Approximately 4,500 people call the town home and it is a very welcoming and lively place to explore. Later in the day we leave Ilulissat behind and head out of Disko Bay to begin our return journey south.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Ocean Atlantic ship

  • Day 5 The tiny settlement of Sarfannguit

    Ilulissat - Sarfannguit. Our port of call today is the tiny remote settlement of Sarfannguit. The hardy inhabitants here maintain a traditional Inuit lifestyle of hunting, trapping and fishing, although modern amenities such as internet and smartphones have made life easier.

    Colourful houses covering the hillside with views across the water make this a little town a beautiful place to stop and thanks to good caribou hunting and fishing opportunities the settlement is relatively well off. Sarfannguit means 'small streams' in Greenlandic and is located on an island of the same name. On a walk though the village we will discover more about rural life in this challenging part of the world before returning to the ship. Setting sail, we head back towards Kangerlussuaq, taking in amazing views of the surrounding high mountains and steep valleys.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Ocean Atlantic ship

  • Day 6 Kangerlussuaq

    Itilleq - Kangerlussuaq - Reykjavik (Iceland). This morning we arrive back in Kangerlussuaq and it's time to disembark the Ocean Atlantic. There's an included flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland, where your tour comes to an end.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation:

Inclusions

  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 5 nights aboard the Ocean Atlantic expedition cruise ship in a shared outside double cabin with private facilities
  • Return flights from Keflavik - Kangerlussuaq
  • Transfer from Kangerlussuaq airport to the port on day 1
  • Services of the ship captain and crew, expedition team and English-speaking guides at sights of interest
  • All guided sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary
  • Full board on the ship, afternoon snacks, free tea and coffee daily
  • Taxes and tariffs

Accommodation

Ocean Atlantic expedition cruise ship

  • Ocean Atlantic, Expedition Cruising - 4 star cruise boat

Exclusions

  • International flights and visa
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Any meals not onboard the ship & any drinks (excluding tea and coffee)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation, plus any airport or port transfers
  • Optional excursions

Map

Notes

Age Policy

12 or above

Pricing Information

"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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