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

Northwest Greenland Expedition

Discover the awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife of Greenland on this exciting 14-night expedition. Includes charter flights between Dusseldorf and Kangerlussuaq and Zodiac landings with expert guides.

Cruise Only
13 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Qeqertaruaq, Greenland
  • Giant Icebergs of Disko Bay
  • Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Historic houses of Sismiut, Greenland
  • Upernavik, Greenland

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Cruise along the northwest coast of Greenland and admire the Arctic wilderness including the majestic icebergs and dramatic ice fjords. Enjoy encounters with unforgettable wildlife including musk oxen and whales and explore fascinating settlements.

Spend three days discovering Greenlands west coast, marvel at Uummannaq’s natural beauty, see the colonial architecture of Qeqertarsuaq and learn about Greenland’s geological history on the deserted island of Storeon. Then head to the remote north-western coast to spend a further three days visiting legendary places which are usually inaccessible to visitors including Siorapaluk, which is great for whale-watching.

Back in Greenland’s western coast, embrace the wild beauty of Kangersuatsiaq, witness the breath-taking foot of the Eqip Sermia Glacier which stretches out 7 km, see the wondrous views of Ilulissats ice fjord and watch the majestic drifting icebergs of Disko Bay.

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Northwest Greenland Expedition

Day 1 - Dusseldorf (Germany) - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)

Take a charter flight from Dusseldorf to Kangerlussuaq and embark Hanseatic Inspiration.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the facilities on board Hanseatic Inspiration.

Day 3 - 6 - Western Coast of Greenland (Greenland)

Explore the picturesque houses from the colonial era in Qeqertarsuaq and be captivated by the natural beauty of Uummannaq, which is overlooked by a soaring red mountain. Admire the colourful wooden houses in what is arguably Greenland's most beautiful settlement. Enjoy a walk which takes in Santa's summer house. Continue to the deserted island of Storoen where you can learn about Greenland's geological history before exploring the miners' past in Marmorilik.

Day 7 - Day 10 - North-western Coast of Greenland

Ships rarely call along the north-western coast of Greenland. Ice conditions permitting, you'll uncover legendary places which are usually inaccessible to visitors. Head to Qaanaaq which was relocated due to the noise generated at the Thule Air Base, which remains a relic of the Cold War. Keep an eye out for whales as you cruise to Siorapaluk, the island's most northerly settlement which boasts a picturesque mountain backdrop. You'll also visit Old Thule, which once held the title of the world's most northern trading post, and Cape York, which has a memorial to American explorers.

Day 11 - Day 14 - West Coast of Greenland

Delve deep into the raw, wild beauty of Kangersuatsiaq, gaze as the awe-inspiring foot of the Eqip Sermia Glacier stretches out 7 km (4.35 mi.) before you and admire the majestic glacier of Illulissat, a breathtaking natural wonder. Enjoy a hike in the ice fjord with the experienced expedition team, before cruising to Disko Bay which you'll explore by Zodiac. Later, visit Sisimiut, once a trading post, which has colourful houses, and join a hike to Tele Island, home of the Inuit.

Day 15 - Kangerlussuaq - Dusseldorf (Germany)

Arrive in Kangerlussuaq and take a charter flight to Dusseldorf.

A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions. Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the departure and arrival airport from Dusseldorf to other airports.

Price Includes

  • 14 nights accommodation in your chosen cabin category, including all meals
  • Charter flights between Dusseldorf and Kangerlussuaq
  • Lectures from the expedition team
  • Fresh fruit and champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All applicable taxes and duties
  • All landings accompanied by the expedition team

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you - please contact us for details
Map for Northwest Greenland Expedition