Greenland
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Explore the Edges of the World

Discover the history of the oldest form of transportation in the Arctic in Ilulissat. As your host feeds their sled dog and answers your questions, you will have an opportunity to take a picture with these beautiful animals. Ilulissat’s UNESCO-listed Icefjord captivates the imagination with images of pure white, monolithic icebergs. For the past 4,000 years, the Inuit have inhabited Tele Island, Sallinnguit, a place where past and modern cultures meet. Follow your local guide on an invigorating hike to ancient hunting grounds and submerged ruins alongside fellow explorers. The breathtaking views of wild mountains and fjords of the capital of Greenland, Nuuk, are best viewed from atop its peak, Sermitsiaq. Bask in the beauty of the landscape with your new friends as you soar over the stunning scenes. Join an iceberg cruise in Nanortalik to immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Greenlandic nature. As you navigate the nearby fjords and witness the majestic icebergs, a sense of awe and wonder may overcome you.

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Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik

September 1, 2024

11 Nights

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SECOND GUEST
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FREE Cultural Immersion

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Sep 01 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Depart: 6:00 pm

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Surrounded by a UNESCO-listed hinterland and the second-largest ice shelf in the world, Kangerlussuaq is filled with breathtaking landscapes of glaciers, crevasses and blue meltwater lakes. Take a possible trek to the remote Russell Glacier, where herds of musk oxen roam free, the Arctic Circle Trail hike begins and you may witness the ice calving with a mighty crack. Back in town at the Kangerlussuaq Museum you find a look at the town’s modern history, as well as that of the Inuit, the indigenous peoples of the area. For scientific minds, discover the Kellyville Kangerlussuaq research facility..

Sep 02 Ilulissat (Disko Bay), Greenland Arrive: 3:30 pm Depart: 11:00 pm

Ilulissat (Disko Bay), Greenland

Within the popular Disko Bay sits Ilulissat (Greenlandic for "icebergs") and its UNESCO-listed Icefjord. The image of pure white, monolithic icebergs surrounding the colorful houses of the town invites you to traverse these wondrous lands. You may find an opportunity to kayak amid the icebergs as the Midnight Sun sits on the horizon, appearing as an eternal sunset. Navigating Disko Bay, Greenland’s largest bay, you’re likely to catch sight of a beluga or bowhead whale, or perhaps even a narwhal. You can see them up close sitting just 30 feet above the waterline from Water’s Edge while keeping warm with heated seating..

Sep 03 Eqi Glacier (Disko Bay), Greenland Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Eqi Glacier (Disko Bay), Greenland

Within Greenland’s famed Disko Bay you find the awe-inspiring Eqi Glacier. The mesmerizing blue ice shelves inspire a sense of wonder. Often referred to as the Calving Glacier – as it is one of the country’s most active glaciers – if you explore Eqi you’re likely to see chunks of calving ice fall from the mass and into the water with a resounding crack. Lying only about 50 miles north of Ilulissat, you’re also surrounded by towering icebergs upon navigating the glacier.

Sep 04 Sisimiut, Greenland Arrive: 11:00 am Depart: 9:00 pm

Sisimiut, Greenland

At the end of the Arctic Circle Trail sits Sisimiut, where modern and traditional cultures come together to create a rich tapestry of Greenland’s history. It also lies just outside the UNESCO-listed Aasivissuit – Nipisat cultural area, home to Inuit hunting grounds. Take to the water with opportunities for kayaking, boat tours to abandoned settlements like Assaqutaq or whale-watching excursions. Immerse yourself in local culture with the possibility of fishing and big game hunting opportunities to understand the city’s sustainable practices. Stop by the small store Qiviut to pick up an authentic muskoxen wool pelt, obtained from local hunters.

Sep 05 Itilleq, Greenland Arrive: 6:00 am Depart: 11:00 am

Itilleq, Greenland

North of the Arctic Circle only about 1,000 miles from the North Pole lies the little town of Itilleq (formerly Itvdleq). Although small, the village holds a powerful allure with its beautiful scenes. A possible landing here allows you to wander the winding seaside trails, taking in the views, from the charm of the colorful houses to the landscape of snow-capped mountains that surround the town. Itilleq is also the gateway village to Igaliku, Greenland’s oldest sheep-farming settlement, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a two-mile walk from Itilleq to Igaliku to appreciate the breathtaking countryside and mingle with the locals along the way. As part of the Qeqqata municipality, Itilleq sits close to the Fjord of Eternity, a stunning scene perfect for a possible kayaking adventure.<

Sep 05 Kangaamiut, Greenland Arrive: 3:00 pm Depart: 8:00 pm

Kangaamiut, Greenland

Sitting near Greeland’s impressive Kangerlussuaq Fjord, the village of Kangaamiut is surrounded by soaring mountain peaks and expansive glaciers. If you walk down the wooden stairs toward the colorful houses, you’ll be greeted by an extraordinary view of the fjord that’s made for a postcard. Hike the mountain trails of Kangerlussuaq Fjord, a region filled with Arctic hares, musk oxen, polar foxes and reindeer. Throughout your explorations, you may find opportunities for water skiing and trekking desert lands. Within the settlements hills, the locals run their businesses and are always ready to invite you to come learn more about them.

Sep 06 Nuuk, Greenland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Nuuk, Greenland

The capital of Greenland, Nuuk, sits in the fjord system of the same name best known for humpback whales, waterfalls and icebergs. This unique city contains mountains and expansive backcountry on one side and a thriving metropolitan on the other, filled with culinary experiences, museums and fashion boutiques. Hiking, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking can be found most anywhere for more active explorers. Nuuk’s cultural center Katuaq displays architectural prowess with a building designed to mimic the waves of the Aurora Borealis. You may find an opportunity to fish for cod or redfish and have it cooked for you at the gourmet restaurant Qooqqut Nuan.

Sep 07 Arsuk, Greenland Arrive: 10:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Arsuk, Greenland

Translating to "the beloved place" in the Greenlandic language, the village of Arsuk sits in the Sermersooq municipality where you may catch sight of the likes of snowy owls, kittiwakes and other Arctic birds. Breathtaking landscapes abound, such as the Arsuk Fjord Waterfall, a beautiful cascade flowing into shimmering green waters, and the Arsuk Glacier with its blue ice shelves. Exploring icy waters and tundra scenes alike, a Zodiac safari may bring you up close to icebergs and other majestic vistas. Make your way through town to learn about the locals’ Saqqaq culture and traditions.

Sep 08 Nanortalik, Greenland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 1:00 pm

Nanortalik, Greenland

With possible opportunities for hiking, climbing and sailing in the spectacular Tasermiut Fjord, the village of Nanortalik is the gateway to various nature excursions for active travelers. But it’s also home to Greenland’s most comprehensive local museum filled with exhibits of Viking clothing, healthcare and medicinal plants, radio communication and more. Follow the island’s coastline and you could find your way to the ruins of Sissarissoq, the site of Nanortalik’s first establishment. Along the way, look toward the waters and try to spot the minke whales that frequent the area.

Sep 08 Prince Christian Sound - Captain’s Choice Arrive: 1:30 pm OVERNIGHT

Prince Christian Sound - Captain’s Choice

Along the southern edge of Greenland sits the awe-inspiring Prince Christian Sound, also known as Prins Christian Sund. Snow-capped mountains on the horizon and borders of glaciers and icebergs make this a stunning waterway to navigate on an expedition. You may possibly make a landing in the tiny village of Aappilattoq, home to fewer than 100 people living in the colorful, yellow, red and blue, Nordic-style houses. Around the sound wildlife is abundant, with frequent sightings of fin, minke and blue whales, as well as bearded and ringed seals.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your ship’s Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All Antarctica expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

Sep 09 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Sep 10 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Sep 11 Reykjavik, Iceland Arrive: 8:00 am OVERNIGHT

Reykjavik, Iceland

In the southwest of Iceland near Faxaflói Bay lies the capital of the country, Reykjavík, simultaneously cosmopolitan and charming. The colorful houses on the horizon create a quaint scene that will make you want to stay forever.Kaleidoscopic views await you at the Harpa Concert Hall, a glittering, glass structure that perfectly exemplifies Iceland’s modern design and will fascinate your inner architect. One of Iceland’s most prominent landmarks is Perlan, originally a group of hot water tanks that was converted to a building that now hosts an exhibition, planetarium, restaurant and observation deck, located atop Öskjuhlíð hill..

Sep 12 Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

In the southwest of Iceland near Faxaflói Bay lies the capital of the country, Reykjavík, simultaneously cosmopolitan and charming. The colorful houses on the horizon create a quaint scene that will make you want to stay forever.Kaleidoscopic views await you at the Harpa Concert Hall, a glittering, glass structure that perfectly exemplifies Iceland’s modern design and will fascinate your inner architect. One of Iceland’s most prominent landmarks is Perlan, originally a group of hot water tanks that was converted to a building that now hosts an exhibition, planetarium, restaurant and observation deck, located atop Öskjuhlíð hill..

Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik

September 1, 2024

11 Nights

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