West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers and Icebergs

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Immerse yourself along the dramatic coast of West Greenland with this epic 10-day adventure. Explore the immense fjords and stunning islands of Disko Bay and Qeqqata, visiting Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Ittileq along the way, all rich in local culture. Find yourself coasting by massive glaciers and sculpted icebergs while enjoying all the comforts of the Ultrama...
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Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • Travel deeper into Disko Bay and the Eternity Fjords than any other travel operator! On your journey aboard the Ultramarine, you’ll be looking out for Arctic wildlife like whales, seabirds and seals.
    • If the conditions are right, you’ll even get to see the stunning panoramic views from above on the twin-engine H145 helicopters aboard the ship – who else can say they’ve experienced this landscape from the air?
    • Immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture by exploring small towns surrounded by sea and mountains – maybe even take up a soccer game with the villagers in Itilleq.
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Glacier) and maybe opt to take on a few of the nearby hiking trails for epic views.
    • Take advantage of the many optional activities, like mountain biking in Sisimiut or hiking to the basalt columns of Qeqertarsuaq. In your down time, you can relax on board with the huge array of amenities like the gym, the spa and the library.

What's this trip about?

    Immerse yourself along the dramatic coast of West Greenland with this epic 10-day adventure. Explore the immense fjords and stunning islands of Disko Bay and Qeqqata, visiting Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Ittileq along the way, all rich in local culture. Find yourself coasting by massive glaciers and sculpted icebergs while enjoying all the comforts of the Ultramarine – your vessel on the icy seas. At the peak of summer, you’ll enjoy long sunny days, clear vistas and loads of opportunities to see ringed, harp and possibly hooded seals, as well as various Arctic birds, including the black guillemot, Arctic tern, northern fulmar and snow bunting. You might even see some humpback, minke and fin whales!


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeGroup - max of 199 people
Age range8 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityToronto
End CityToronto

Travel Themes

  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • North America
  • Canada
  • Greenland


Travel Map

Day 1 Toronto, Canada

Welcome to Canada! Your adventure begins in Toronto – one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the country. When you arrive at Pearson International Airport, make your way to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at ...

Day 2 Fly to Kangerlussuaq and Embark

This morning, you’ll catch a charter flight to Kangerlussuaq – a small town in western Greenland. This is where you’ll board your vessel, the Ultramarine, and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead! When aboard, you’ll have a welcome and safety briefing from your leader and meet your expedition team, as well as the other travellers in your group.

Day 3-5 Disko Bay

Over the next couple of days, you’ll sail Disko Bay – a wide, southeastern inlet of Baffin Bay and the largest open bay in western Greenland. Try to get out on deck as you navigate this iconic bay, where whales are often spotted in the deep sea. Disko Bay is full of e...

Day 6-8 Qeqqata

During the next two days, your expedition team will work with the local partners to create a balance of community and wilderness-focused activities during your time in Qeqqata. This will likely include a visit to Sisimiut, where you can wander through the open-air mus...

Day 9 Kangerlussuaq Disembarkation - fly to Toronto

Today, you’ll disembark in Kangerlussuaq, formerly known as Sondre Stromfjord. Take a private transfer to your charter flight to Toronto, where you’ll spend the night. When you arrive, why not head out for a farewell dinner at one of the trendy restaurants?

Day 10 Toronto, Canada

With no further activities planned, your adventure comes to an end this morning. Make your way to the airport to connect with your onward flight, or if you’d like to stay longer, get in touch with your booking agent ahead of time to organise additional accommodation.

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Last Updated: 2/15/2024
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10 Aug 2025
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10 Aug 2025
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199 spots left
10 Aug 2025
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10 Aug 2025
19 Aug 2025
199 spots left

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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.
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