Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic (Ultramarine)

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This trip is defined by the awe-inspiring scenery of Greenland that makes you ooh and ahh. But there's more to this arctic wonderland than fabulous fjords, snow-capped mountains and arctic tundra, the history and culture that's still celebrated here today will be sure to wow you as well. Discover quaint villages where locals remain steadfastly faithful to the...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • Marvel at dramatic cliffs, towering icebergs, snow-capped peaks and blooming fields as you cruise the arctic coastline in the comfort of our expedition ship.
    • Do your best to spot fascinating marine mammals like polar bears and humpback whales as you explore the depths of the fjord systems that are home to an abundance of wildlife.
    • Enjoy a Greenland Ice Sheet Experience and become one of the few people to set foot on this incredible body of ice as you explore the Ice Sheet, hike the foothills and cruise or paddle the surrounding waters.
    • Visit Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a living history lesson in Viking farming and visit the charming Qassiarsuk, a small sheep farming settlement where you can gain insight into the fascinating lives of sheep farmers here.
    • Get to know the local people of Aappilattoq, perched on the shores of Prins Christian Sund (Ikerasassuaq), who remain steadfastly faithful to their hunting and fishing heritage.

What's this trip about?

    This trip is defined by the awe-inspiring scenery of Greenland that makes you ooh and ahh. But there's more to this arctic wonderland than fabulous fjords, snow-capped mountains and arctic tundra, the history and culture that's still celebrated here today will be sure to wow you as well. Discover quaint villages where locals remain steadfastly faithful to their hunting and fishing heritage. Get the opportunity to listen to their stories, hear their music, taste their food, learn about their hunting traditions, and perhaps even join a friendly game of soccer. Ohh and the wildlife, did we mention that yet? Fingers crossed the likes of marine mammals such as polar bears and humpbacks will make an appearance if you're lucky!

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeGroup - max of 199 people
Age range8 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityReykjavik
End CityReykjavik

Travel Themes

  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Greenland
  • Europe
  • Iceland

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive in the Icelandic capital and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own.

Day 2 Fly to Narsarsuaq, Greenland

In the early afternoon we will transfer you to Keflavik Airport for our private charter flight from the Icelandic capital to Narsarsuaq, Greenland, where you’ll set sail on Ultramarine. A scenic community deep in Tunulliarfik Fjord, Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South ...

Day 3-4 The Wild East

We set out for the wild fjords of the uninhabited east coast, one of which is Lindenow Fjord, also known by its Greenlandic name, Kangerlussuatsiaq. Thousands of years ago, groups of paleo– Inuit hunters and fishermen made their home in these isolated fjords, living o...

Day 5-7 Arctic Patagonia

The stunning maze of fjords, sounds, islets, inlets and skerries (rocky islands) in and around Cape Farewell (Nunap Isua) at Greenland’s most southern tip possesses its own particular magic. Transiting the 100–km long Prins Christian Sund (Ikerasassuaq)—one of the wor...

Day 8-10 The Westland

Following in the footsteps of the Greenlandic Norse into the Western fjords, it’s easy to appreciate why Erik the Red chose this land as his home and gave Greenland its name: every direction you look rewards visitors with vistas of blue, ice–strewn waters set against ...

Day 11 Depart Reykjavik, Iceland

Today, you can make your way home at your leisure or continue your independent explorations of Iceland.

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$817
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

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Accommodation

Expedition Cruise Ship (8 nights),comfortable hotel (2 nights),

Transportation & Flights

Ship,Zodiac,plane,

Transportation & flights

Ship,Zodiac,plane
Guides
Your voyage will be led by an experienced Expedition Leader. In addition, a number of experts will be on board to add knowledge of their field to your experience. This will include a Marine Biologist, Ornithologist, Glaciologist or Geologist, Polar Historian, Kayaking guide and Naturalist guides. Voyages offering other adventure activities will have additional specialist guides on board.
Travel Insurance
Your voyage fare includes Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person. However, it is essential that you have comprehensive personal travel insurance in addition to this to cover all other eventualities. For itineraries including flights, it is essential that you have insurance that covers for delays caused by weather. Quark Expeditions will make every effort to ensure the expedition takes place, but due to weather conditions, flying in this region can be difficult and is beyond the control of Quark Expeditions and Intrepid Travel. We strongly recommend that all expedition guests purchase a travel insurance policy including trip delay, cancellation and interruption insurance.
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PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements
Age Requirements
8 years and up
Additional Information
Finish point Reykjavik Array Reykjavik ICELAND
Trip ID
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