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Greenland Encompassed - 12 Days

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 198
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36469
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ends Reykjavik, Iceland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Eqip Sermia Glacier sail as close as possible to this living wall of ice and watch as colossal icebergs crash into the waves below
  • Sisimiut take a guided tour of Greenland's second city, which was founded in 1756 by Count Johan Ludvig Holstein
  • Ilulissat explore the lively town at your own pace or opt for a thrilling helicopter ride over the Icefjord
  • Nuuk visit the capital of Greenland, which is the world's most northern capital and is home to 17,000 people
  • Ivittuut see the now abandoned cryolite mine which was crucial during the Second World War and was the location of a US army base
  • Eriksfjord learn about the fascinating Viking history of Erik the Red, who founded the first settlement on Greenland here
  • Skjoldungen hike on this uninhabited island which is abundant with flora and fauna as well as a now abandoned village
  • Prince Christian Sound admire the spectacular mountains that rise up on either side of the 60km Sound, offering some of the best views in Greenland
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The tour "Greenland Encompassed - 12 Days" starts from and ends in Reykjavik. This is a natural landmarks sightseeing trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Denmark, Greenland and Iceland and visit Skjoldungen, Qeqertarsuaq, Nuuk and 9 other destinations. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Delve into the incredibly scenery, wildlife and Viking history of Greenland on this 12-day expedition cruise which starts with a flight from Copenhagen, Denmark and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland. Take in the world's most northern capital city, Nuuk, marvel at the colossal Eqip Sermia Glacier and visit the ruins of Brattahlid, founded by Erik the Red in the 10th century. Spot whales and seals in the untouched oceans, hike on the uninhabited island of Skjoldungen and cruise up the spectacular Prince Christian Sound.
  • Day: 1 Reykjavik
  • Day: 2 Exploring Sisimiut
  • Day: 3 Disko Island & Eqip Sermia Glacier
  • Day: 4 Ilulissat
  • Day: 5 Day at sea
  • Day: 6 The Greenlandic capital - Nuuk
  • Day: 7 Ivittuut cryolite mine & Muskox
  • Day: 8 The legend of Erik the Red
  • Day: 9 Prince Christian Sound & the southern tip of Greenland
  • Day: 10 Skjoldungen nature hike
  • Day: 11 Day at sea
  • Day: 12 Reykjavik
  • 11 nights aboard the Ocean Atlantic expedition cruise ship in a shared outside double cabin with private facilities
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Services of the ship captain and crew and an English-speaking expedition team
  • Services of English-speaking guides at sites of interest
  • All guided sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary
  • Economy class flight from Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq
  • Full board on the ship, afternoon snacks, free tea and coffee daily
  • Special photo workshop and a digital visual journey to remember your trip
  • Lectures from the expedition team onboard
  • Taxes and port fees
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • International flights and visa
  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
  • Any meals not onboard the ship & any drinks (excluding tea and coffee)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation, plus any airport or port transfers
  • Optional excursions
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Greenland Encompassed - 12 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 October 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Greenland Encompassed - 12 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Greenland Encompassed - 12 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days before the departure date.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Iceland?

    Given that summer temperatures do not rise much above 16°C, the best time to visit Iceland is between the months of May and September. Gullfoss Waterfall is also at its most impressive at this time of year, and the midnight sun is visible in the country’s north. Travel outside of the summer season and you may find the country’s museums and hiking routes, such as the Laugavegur Trail, closed. However, the period between November to February does have the bonus of being the season of the Northern Lights, and major attractions such as the Blue Lagoon remain open all year round. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is Iceland expensive to visit? How does the credit card system work? Do I need to carry cash in hand?

    Iceland is one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit, although there are ways to keep costs down, such as by renting a camper van. Overall, visitors should be looking at a daily per-person budget of between USD 100 and USD 200. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept credit cards from major providers, and there are no minimum purchase requirements. Since cards are the preferred method of payment, you should be okay even if you avoid carrying cash completely, although having some for emergencies is always a good idea.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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