Home of Vikings Greenland & Iceland Adventure Cruise with Wildlife Viewing and Optional Kayaking

   
 

Home of Vikings Greenland & Iceland Adventure Cruise with Wildlife Viewing and Optional Kayaking

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UPDATED

2 months ago

DURATION

16 Days

SEASON

May 22 - Jun 06, 2017

RATES

USD 6,995.00 per person

EXPIRES

May 20, 2017
Home of Vikings Greenland & Iceland Adventure Cruise with Wildlife Viewing and Optional Kayaking
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Home of the Vikings, aboard the 116-guest Sea Spirit, begins in Iceland and explores South and West Greenland. Search for whales and other fascinating arctic wildlife as you cruise through breathtaking fjords. Explore the town of Nanortalik which lies at the mouth of beautiful Tasermiut Fjord, surrounded by steep mountains that flank an intricate fjord system. Soak in the geothermal waters watching the icebergs pass by in Uunartoq. Visit the enchanting West Greenlandic tiny settlements of Qaqortoq, Hvalsey Qassiarsuk. Paamiut, Nuuk,Itteliq and Sisimiut to discover Viking history and witness urban arctic living amongst the colorful homes.

Kayaking is available at an added cost for those who wish to experience this paddler's paradise. The islands and fjords of the High Arctic closely guard some of the world’s most unique and magical sea kayaking opportunities. Experience cathedral-like icebergs in Greenland, labyrinthine expanses of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and rugged coastlines in remote waters that very few people have ever paddled.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

Rates vary by cabin, starting at $6995 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.

ITINERARY

Days 1-2: Reykjavík, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavík, Iceland

Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, is the starting point of your expedition. In spite of the fact that Iceland lies below the Arctic Circle, Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. After arriving via scheduled commercial flight service, you are free to explore this fascinating city. Reykjavík is home to a wealth of cultural institutions, including museums, galleries and the Hallgrimskirkja church. Leisure possibilities inside the city include parks, gardens and thermal baths. Your arranged hotel night is included in the price of the voyage.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reykjavík hotel TBA

MEALS: n/a

Day 2 - Embark Reykjavík

In the afternoon, board your vessel and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. As you sail out of the harbor into the bay of Faxafloi, it's possible to spot your first whales.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Sea Spirit

MEALS: dinner

Days 3-4: Across Denmark Strait
Denmark Strait, Iceland

Proceed forthwith across Denmark Strait toward Cape Farewell, the southern tip of Greenland. Presentations and workshops by the expedition team prepare you on what to expect in Greenland. A range of recreation facilities ensure that your days at sea are not idly spent. Seabird viewing and whale sightings can be enjoyed from panoramic open decks as well as exterior stateroom windows and balconies.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Sea Spirit

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 5-15: Exploration Of South & West Greenland
Sisimiut, Greenland

In true expedition style, each day's route is heavily dependent upon the weather and ice conditions encountered. Possible sites of explorations include: Hvalsey Island, home to Greenland's largest and best-preserved Norse ruins; Qaqortoq, the most populous town in southern Greenland with colorful historic buildings; picturesque Paamiut, with one of Greenland's finest churches and an abundance of white-tailed eagles; Narsaq, a colonial sealing and trading port with Norse ruins and the Greenland Brewhouse; Nuuk, the capital of Greenland; Itilleq, just north of the Arctic Circle with only 100 inhabitants and no freshwater; Sisimiut, with a youthful urban vibe and lots of adventure sports, especially dog sledding; Assaqutaq summer camp; Ilulissat, best known for its icebergs and glaciers; Qeqertarsuaq, located on volcanic Disko Island; the Eqip Sermia active tidewater glacier; and Uumannaq, an island local children believe to be the home of Santa Claus.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Sea Spirit

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16: Disembarkation In Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Your adventures finish at the port of Kangerlussuaq. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flights home.

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All scheduled landings/excursions
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced team
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Digital voyage log, emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of $100,000 per person (for those 85 years of age and younger).
  • 1 pre-voyage hotel night

NOTES

Itinerary Notes: Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.


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