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An Extended Journey from Iceland & Greenland to High-Latitude America

An Extended Journey from Iceland & Greenland to High-Latitude America

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24 nights

Luxury Holiday
Reykjavik, Iceland
Nuuk, Greenland
Quebec City, Canada
Boston, Massachusetts
New York

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An extended journey into the northernmost realms of Earth, you sail with a privileged few who will venture into the icy narrows of Iceland and Greenland.

You may walk across polar ice caps, float in blue lagoons, and Zodiak beside looming icebergs. Discover soul-enriching sites inside Iceland’s Golden Circle and exuberant landscapes in her rarely seen remote northern fjords. Sail the intricate and spectacular 113-kilometre passage of Prins Christiansund and be awestruck by 2100-metre peaks rising out of the waterway, monstrous waterfalls and glaciers plunging into the sea. Is it any wonder this was once home to brave Erik the Red?

High-latitude sailing leads us through the Labrador Sea and into the Strait of Belle Island to find Canada’s maritime providences ablaze in fall colours. Bright lights call us to an overnight in New York City then onward to where revolutionary thinking still rings in Boston. Intriguing beyond measure, Bay of Fundy astonishes with its colossal tidal change whilst the Gulf of St. Lawrence surrounds us with peaceful nature. Our arrival in Québec City is timed just as a thousands of lights twinkle on at Le Château Frontenac and the UNESCO-protected French fortress.

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An Extended Journey from Iceland & Greenland to High-Latitude America Itinerary

Day 1 - Reykjavík

Feel the magnetic lure of adventure at the world’s northernmost capital. Mystical landscapes promise dramatic snow-capped volcanoes, ice fields and mountains for thrilling quests; explore by helicopter, ride Icelandic horses, zip through lava tunnels on super trucks and rocket across glaciers on snow scooters. Then slow down to visit a geothermal-fired bakery and greenhouse, soak in wellbeing springs, the blue lagoon or refresh at the nearby face mask bar. And as the nightlife beckons under the sun that barely sets, drink black death schnapps as a poetic reminder of Reykjavik’s exhilarating activities.

Day 2 - Reykjavík

Feel the magnetic lure of adventure at the world’s northernmost capital. Mystical landscapes promise dramatic snow-capped volcanoes, ice fields and mountains for thrilling quests; explore by helicopter, ride Icelandic horses, zip through lava tunnels on super trucks and rocket across glaciers on snow scooters. Then slow down to visit a geothermal-fired bakery and greenhouse, soak in wellbeing springs, the blue lagoon or refresh at the nearby face mask bar. And as the nightlife beckons under the sun that barely sets, drink black death schnapps as a poetic reminder of Reykjavik’s exhilarating activities.

Day 3 - Akureyri

Quiet and unassuming, this charming town offers an abundance of authentic experiences. Located along one of the region’s largest fjords, discover museums, galleries, the northernmost botanical garden and nearly- northernmost golf course. Take to the skies for the ultimate view or watch the scenery unfold as you raft down a glacial canyon. Sink into a beer bath, ride Icelandic horses or visit the waterfall of Gods. Something of a bathing mecca, refresh in the town’s geothermal swimming pool, soak up hot spring minerals within My’vatn Nature Baths and encounter incredible views as you let the warm sea work miracles at the restorative GeoSea baths. Wellbeing personified.

Day 4 - Isafjørdur

Feel free within the peaceful, beautiful countryside that surrounds a handful of tin-roofed towns. Roam the wild Westfjords territory; whale watch, bird watch, kayak, horseback ride, hike, cycle or play golf – the options are endless. Learn of maritime heritage at the Westfjords Museum, travel by boat to the remote Hornstrandir peninsula, visit friendly fishing villages, spot Arctic foxes and experience life as a Viking at Skalinn Viking Centre. Small and unspoilt, Isafjordur exhibits a largely uninhabited Icelandic wonderland.

Day 6 - Cruising Prince Christian Sound

Day 7 - Paamiut (Fredrikshaab)

Keep quiet about Paamiut – it’s the best kept secret in the region. Head off the well-trodden path and be welcomed with mugs of kaffemik coffee and many a story. Noble and colonial-style, the harbourside gives way to brightly coloured, protected buildings - a church, museum and just a few residents. Hike trails through untouched landscapes, spot spiritual white-tailed eagles and find peace in this natural habitat at the entrance to the Kuanersooq Fjord. This place is good for the soul but remember not to tell a soul.

Day 8 - Nuuk (Godthaab)

Absorb rich Inuit tradition and history amid gourmet restaurants, fashion boutiques and hump-back whales. Against the backdrop of the majestic Sermitsiaq mountain, discover rainbow-coloured houses, mummies at the National Museum, drum dance shows and local craft beer at Greenland’s largest microbrewery. And then explore untouched wilderness; hover by helicopter over the world’s second largest fjord, get acquainted with marine life by boat or gently kayak through creeks. For such a tiny capital, Nuuk goes big on Greenlandic experiences, combined with hordes of fresh air.

Day 10 - Qaqortoq (Julianehaab)

Step into the boots of Eric the Red and into a city that means white, with green land and colourful houses. Unfold layers of Norse culture, history and nature within Stone & Man carvings and sculptures and explore local fish markets and homebrewed beer. Witness amazing arctic sights of icebergs, glaciers and tundra by boat or helicopter, within the warm waters at Uunartoq Hot Spring, or at your own pace by kayak. Feel your mind and body warmed - from the standard Inuit welcome, to the perfectly balanced climate.

Day 13 - Sydney, Nova Scotia

Embrace the perfect blend of urban charm, historic sites, captivating scenery and warm hospitality in Cape Breton. Applaud buskers along the charming waterfront, capture a moment beside the world’s largest fiddle and drop into eclectic boutiques. Hike along part of the far-reaching Cabot Trail – a must for anyone wishing to absorb the spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in Nova Scotian culture as you engage in the works of local artisans – from painters to carpenters and glass blowers to chocolatiers, this truly is a handicraft haven.

Day 15 - Saint-John, New Brunswick

Immerse yourself in Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Learn about the province’s heritage and stunning Beaux-Arts architecture. Zip Wire over lush landscapes and discover freshwater lakes, miles of nature trails, sandy beaches, salt marshes and waterfalls. Admire the thriving sea bird population in the Bay of Fundy ecosystem, enjoy seafood and caviar, attend a wine-tasting or simply drift gently through remote and calming fishing villages.

Day 17 - New York, New York

Wake up to be part of a city that never sleeps. Fly by helicopter over the Manhattan Skyline for flawless images of the Statue of Liberty, neon-lit Times Square, sprawling Central Park, the skyscraping Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Picasso, Pollock and others at the Museum of Modern Art. Then create your own kitsch masterpiece from a blank canvas at a painting party in Havana’s emporium. Pay your respects and honour gallant heroes at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum mission. Listen to backstage stories in the Broadway theatre district, shop in the East Village, eat streetside hotdogs, sip cocktails in elegant bars, take in a show. And as evening falls, take a walk with your loved one over Brooklyn Bridge. Big, bold and brash – there's a lot to bite off in the Big Apple.

Day 18 - New York, New York

Wake up to be part of a city that never sleeps. Fly by helicopter over the Manhattan Skyline for flawless images of the Statue of Liberty, neon-lit Times Square, sprawling Central Park, the skyscraping Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. Explore Picasso, Pollock and others at the Museum of Modern Art. Then create your own kitsch masterpiece from a blank canvas at a painting party in Havana’s emporium. Pay your respects and honour gallant heroes at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum mission. Listen to backstage stories in the Broadway theatre district, shop in the East Village, eat streetside hotdogs, sip cocktails in elegant bars, take in a show. And as evening falls, take a walk with your loved one over Brooklyn Bridge. Big, bold and brash – there's a lot to bite off in the Big Apple.

Day 19 - Boston, Massachusetts

Discover a city where the present merges seamlessly with the past. Cycle through cobbled streets rich in history to an array of famous landmarks and institutions. Explore the hallowed grounds of Harvard, cutting-edge restaurants, museums, fine art, a lively harbour and artisan boutiques. Taste delicacies from the food market, sip some of the world’s finest tea, while the afternoon away in a brewery, or simply absorb the ambiance as you stroll beautiful walkways through a green maze of urban space.

Day 21 - Saint-John, New Brunswick

Immerse yourself in Canada’s oldest incorporated city. Learn about the province’s heritage and stunning Beaux-Arts architecture. Zip Wire over lush landscapes and discover freshwater lakes, miles of nature trails, sandy beaches, salt marshes and waterfalls. Admire the thriving sea bird population in the Bay of Fundy ecosystem, enjoy seafood and caviar, attend a wine-tasting or simply drift gently through remote and calming fishing villages.

Day 24 - Quebec City, Québec

Prepare to encounter a province thriving with culture and cuisine, history and heritage, and so much more. Explore impressive architecture, intriguing history, imposing landmarks and the treasured streets of UNESCO praised Old Québec. Relax at Parisian-style bistros and modern art exhibitions or choose to partake in thrilling alfresco pursuits. Delve deep into nature to kayak through a fjord, walk the width of Montmorency Falls, zipline, paddleboard, surf and mountain bike in tranquil settings. Home to capital Montréal and an incredibly friendly nation, there’s something for everyone in this mostly French speaking region.

Day 25 - Quebec City, Québec

Prepare to encounter a province thriving with culture and cuisine, history and heritage, and so much more. Explore impressive architecture, intriguing history, imposing landmarks and the treasured streets of UNESCO praised Old Québec. Relax at Parisian-style bistros and modern art exhibitions or choose to partake in thrilling alfresco pursuits. Delve deep into nature to kayak through a fjord, walk the width of Montmorency Falls, zipline, paddleboard, surf and mountain bike in tranquil settings. Home to capital Montréal and an incredibly friendly nation, there’s something for everyone in this mostly French speaking region.

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