Package Duration: 13 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 12th July 2023 at Reykjavik hotel
Cruise Starts: 13th July 2023 from Reykjavik
Cruise Ends: 25th July 2023 into Kangerlussuaq
Package Ends: 25th July 2023 at Toronto Airport
** ALL PRICES IN USD **
Earlybird savings! Book before 31st January 2022 and save up to 15% on your cruise fare.
Twin Cat 3 Interior - was US $8,450 - Earlybird price: US $7,401*pp
Twin Cat 4 Porthole - was US $9,750 - Earlybird price: US $8,506*pp
Twin Cat 7 Window - was US $11,950 - Earlybird price: US $10,376*pp
Twin Cat 9 Junior Suite - was US $13,450 - Earlybird price: US $11,650*pp
** NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT OFFER! While offer lasts, you can book a single sole use category 3 - 7 cabin without any single supplement!
Single Cat 3 Interior - Regular $11,948 - No single supplement offer with 15% earlybird savings - US $7,401*
• Search for whales while following the Viking route across Denmark Strait to Greenland
• Experience east Greenland`s pristine, stunning fjords
• Get close to glaciers, and calving mighty icebergs
• Experience village life in Greenlandic fishing hamlets
• Visit the Norse ruins at Hvalsey, abandoned in the 1400s
• Visit Erik the Red`s former estate at Brattahlio Explore Greenland`s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fertile farmlands of Kujataa
• Wander the streets of Nuuk, Greenland`s dynamic capital
ICELAND TO GREENLAND - IN THE WAKE OF VIKINGS Cruise-Stay package includes:
- BONUS free 1 nights accommodation in Reykjavik pre-cruise
- 12 night expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavour from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq including:
- The expertise and company of the English speaking Adventure Canada expedition staff
- Complimentary expedition wind and water resistant jacket (yours to keep)
- Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
- Onboard educational presentations
- All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
- Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
- Zodiac tours and cruises
- Port taxes
- One way transfer from Kangerlussuaq port to airport
- One way charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Toronto
12 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq aboard Ocean Endeavour.
DAY 1: REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík was established in 874 AD. Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth. Food, culture, and nightlife abound. The National Culture House preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts. We depart Reykjavík in the evening aboard the Ocean Endeavour.
DAY 2: AT SEA
Sailing west from Iceland, we are truly in the wake of the Vikings. We’ll be watching for whales and seabirds as we sail the Denmark Strait. Our onboard program will prepare you for the archaeology, history, culture, and wildlife that awaits us in Greenland!
DAY 3-5: EAST GREENLAND
Our first view of Greenland’s east coast will reveal a coastline traced with innumerable fjords and potentially dotted with pack ice. Our spotters will be watching for bears, seals, and humpback whales. We’ll explore the remote reaches of glaciated fjords by Zodiac.
DAY 6: IKERASASSUAQ (PRINCE CHRISTIAN SOUND)
Joining the Irminger and Labrador Seas through the islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago, Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound) is among the world’s most majestic waterways. Craggy mountain peaks tower over still waters fed by calving glaciers. We’ll make the most of our deck time, scouting for landing opportunities on the skirts of the mountains.
DAY 7: SOUTH GREENLAND
South Greenland lives up to its namesake; the land is fertile and agriculture thrives. Farms and vegetable husbandry contrast with the barren ice that covers so much of the country. Jagged mountains rise from beyond green pastures, with sheep farms directly bordering ice fjords. Here we find the Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Norse settlement history intersects with contemporary Greenland life.
DAY 8: HVALSEY
The settlement at Hvalsey was a major Norse centre in the early centuries of the last millenium. Hvalsey Church is the best-preserved Norse ruin in Greenland. The last known record from the original Norse colony is of a wedding held here in September 1408!
DAY 9: BRATTAHLÍÐ
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brattahlíð is in the most fertile part of Greenland and was the home of Viking explorer Erik the Red and his descendants until the 1400s. A reconstructed Norse church and Viking longhouse are featured here. Greenlandic Inuit now run the sheep farms originally worked by Norse settlers.
DAY 10: SERMERSOOQ
The Sermersooq region of Greenland has a stunning myriad of mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep fjords. Our time will be spent on the western coast of the region, where records of human habitation stretch back over 1,500 years. We’ll explore by Zodiac or by foot, as landing conditions permit. We’ll keep a look out for nattoralik (white-tailed eagles), seabirds, marine mammals, and enjoy the lush vegetation of southwest Greenland.
DAY 11: NUUK
Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, bridges old and new. The old harbour region of town includes many buildings dating from the Danish colonial days. Nuuk is known for art, shopping, and cafes.
The Greenland National Museum is one of Nuuk’s many outstanding features: the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest here.
DAY 12: KANGERLUSSUATSIAQ FJORD (EVIGHEDSFJORDEN) Defined by jagged mountain peaks, sheer bird cliffs, cascading streams, and calving glaciers, Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Erighedsfjorden which means “the fjord of eternity.” Whether by ship, Zodiac cruise, or kayak, a visit to the face of the glacier is truly a sublime experience.
DAY 13: KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) offers 190 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s main flight hub. Here we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour.
Category 03 - Interior
Category 04 - Oceanview (Porthole)
Category 05 - Oceanview
Category 06 - Oceanview (Obstructed)
Category 07 - Oceanview
Category 08 - Oceanview
Category 09 - Oceanview
Category 10 - Oceanview
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (19Jul21). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. No single supplement offer valid on categories 3-7 only and is subject to limited inventory on a first come best dressed basis and may be withdrawn without prior notice. Earlybird savings valid until 31Jan22 but may be removed by cruise line without prior notice.