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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Coasts of Greenland Expedition

Cross the Denmark Strait from Reykjavik to the rugged coast of Greenland where Zodiac excursions with the expedition team give you an up-close view of the spectacular ice landscapes, and discover traditions of the ancient Inuit culture. Includes return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
12 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Greenland
  • Prince Christian Sound
  • Ilulissat
  • Nuuk
  • Sisimiut

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Journey deep into the fjords with spectacular glaciers and icebergs, exploring the remote coast of Greenland. Zodiac excursions with the Expedition Team give you a unique and up-close perspective on this remote area and, weather permitting, there may be the opportunity to kayak in a small group in the wilds of Greenland.

The exciting expedition voyage begins in Reykjavik before crossing the Denmark Strait which connects the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Cruise along Greenland's rugged eastern coast to the Skoldungen Fjord and Prince Christian Sound where towering mountains overlook floating icebergs. Learn about daily life in a Greenlandic Inuit community on a visit to Aapilattoq, then explore Nanortalik which lies in a scenic area surrounded by steep mountainsides and is Greenland’s most southerly town.

The town’s name means the 'place of Polar Bears', which refers to the Polar Bears that used to be seen floating offshore on summer’s ice floes. See the contrasting hot springs and icebergs on Uunartoq Island and explore the picturesque harbour town of Qaqortoq and Nuuk, Greenland's current capital. Admire the magnificent Evigheids Glacier, discover the villages of Kangaamiut, Sisimiut and Illulisat, and see the impressive Ilulissat Icefjord.

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Coasts of Greenland Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Reykjavik (Iceland)

Fly from the UK to Reykjavik and embark Silver Cloud.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Skjoldungen (Greenland)

The dramatic coast of Greenland comes into view as you enter Skjolden Fjord, one of the most dramatic fjords in Greenland. See the steep rocky slopes and the summer colours in the low-lying vegetation as Silver Cloud navigates around the many icebergs in the sea. A zodiac will take you for an exploration of this picturesque setting.

Day 4 - Aapilatooq

Enjoy the ship's facilities as Silver Cloud cruises the Prince Christian Sund where waterfalls stream down steep mountains. In the tiny village of Aapilatooq learn more about the traditions and daily life of the Greenlandic Inuit people.

Day 5 - Nanortalik - Uunartoq Island

Nanortalik, Greenland's most southerly town means 'place of polar bears'. Learn about the Inuit times at the open-air museum where you can see traditional clothing and a kayak demonstration. Uunartoq Island is a contrast between its boiling hot springs and nearby icebergs.

Day 6 - Qaqortoq - Hvalsey

Explore the scenic town of Qaqortoq where brightly coloured houses line the streets. The Qaqortoq Museum has a fantastic collection of Inuit hunting artefacts. Learn about how Christianity reached Greenland this afternoon at Hvalsey and see one of the best preserved churches.

Day 7 - Qassiarsuk - Itilleq

In the tiny village of Qassiarsuk tour the remains of Erik the Red's manor house, a Norwegian Viking who founded the first settlement in Greenland, visit a Norse graveyard that contains the remains of 144 Norse colonists and see Hans Lynge’s remarkable bronze sculpture of Erik the Red. Itilleq is a picturesque village with quaint colourful houses majestically surrounded by high mountains and glaciers.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9 - Nuuk

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland was the very first town in Greenland and founded 1728. You might spot humpback whales as you approach through the fjord. See the mix of traditions and modern cultures on a walk through the town to Inuit ruins and the parliament. The Greenlandic National Museum has famous Qilakitsoq mummies.

Day 10 - Evighedsfjord - Kangaamiut

Cruise to the Evigheids Glacier, a slow-moving glacier that flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet to the ocean, where it breaks up into icebergs that float away down the fjord. Kangaamiut is home to a small Greenlandic which lies at the mouth of the Eternity Fjord.

Day 11 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the birthplace of icebergs.

Day 12 - Sisimiut

Sisimiut is located just north of the Arctic Circle. The area has been inhabited for around 4,500 years and travelling by dog sled has been the main means of winter transport for centuries.

Day 13 - Kangerlussuaq - UK

Disembark Silver Cloud in Kangerlussuaq and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 12-night cruise aboard Silver Cloud
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks served throughout the ship
  • Gourmet menu by Relais & Chateaux. Open-seating dining
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Crew to guest ratio of nearly 1 to 1
  • Expert naturalists and special guest lecturers on board
  • Complimentary, hosted adventures ashore
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary parka

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
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Map for Coasts of Greenland Expedition