Ocean Atlantic, In the Wake of Eric the Red ex Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq

Arctic North Atlantic

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11 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq aboard Ocean Atlantic.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq aboard Ocean Atlantic.

Join us on an expedition cruise from Reykjavík to Kangerlussuaq, which follows the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago.

Join us on an expedition cruise from Reykjavík to Kangerlussuaq, which follows the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. After crossing Danmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland, we will visit the Inuit settlements of Tasiilaq and Kulusuk. Further south we will pass from East Greenland to West Greenland though the dramatic Prince Christians Sound. Heading north along the coast we will visit the capital of Greenland, one of the smallest in the world. In the Disko Bay, we will experience local folk dancing in Qeqertarsuaq and sail to the renowned Eqi Glacier. At the Sermermiut Plain we will have the chance to admire the World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and the dazzling icebergs in the late evening sun. Finally, we’ll enter the long fjord of Kangerlussuaq, where we can hope for a glimpse of the muskoxen and reindeers roaming the tundra along the Greenland Icecap.

Highlights of this cruise:

Reykjavik
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, directly east of Greenland, Iceland is Europe's westernmost country and the second largest island in the North-Atlantic ocean. Its capital, Reykjavik holds practically half of Iceland’s entire population, perhaps not surprising considering how little of the country is actually habitable. As such it is the country’s unrivalled cultural and economic centre surrounded by a vast wilderness of mountains and glaciers.

The city’s highlights are mostly found in central Reykjavik: lining Old Town and Lake Tjornin are attractive tin houses, some of the more historical buildings, and many of its restaurants and nighttime hotspots. Its nightlife is legendary, with all-night street parties in summer and a huge club scene year-round. The nearby surrounding wilderness offers walking trails at Videy Island or the lava area at Heidmork, is definitely worth a visit. At "Smoky Bay" you can see geothermal steam rising from the ground. Harnessed to heat the city, these smoke signals can be seen along with any number of natural wonders, half an hour out of town.

Nuuk
Nuuk is the capital city of Greenland. It is located at the end of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord on the eastern shore of the Labrador Sea. It is the least populated capital in the world, but a bustling city by Greenlandic standards.

Attractions in the town include the Katuaq culture centre, the Cathedral, the National Museum and the Nuuk Art Museum. Whale watching is a popular activity in Nuuk. Sightings of humpback, minke and fin whales are guaranteed from May to November.

Kangerlussuaq
Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland located at the head of the fjord of the same name. It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport.

Kangerlussuaq is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wildlife. It is home to musk ox, reindeers, arctic foxes, falcons, eagles, ravens and some of the most power full northern lights during the winter.

Kangerlussuaq has the easiest access to the inland ice of Greenland. You can easily get to the inland ice by car, bike, Icelandic horse or by foot. The distance from Kangerlussuaq to the inland ice is only 25 km.

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