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Greenland Explorer

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  • An extended voyage to Greenland, home to the world’s great fjords and most active glaciers outside of Antarctica.
The Greenland Explorer tour starts and ends in Reykjavik. The Greenland Explorer is a Polar tour that takes 15 days taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and other destinations in Iceland.

Greenland is Europe’s final frontier: its grandeur is unquestionable and yet unknown to most travelers. Sailing along Greenland’s coast is the best way to sample the rich history and diversity of this beautiful and dramatic country and to encounter an ancient culture surviving in a modern world.
Day 1 Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland and overnight in hotel.

Arrive in the Icelandic capital at any time today and transfer to our hotel. You will have the day on your own to explore the city. There will be a welcome reception and orientation meeting at the hotel in the evening.

Day 2 Embarkation Day in Akureyri

You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Day 3 First of two days spent exploring East Greenland.

Experience a true arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skjoldungen Fjord is an ideal place to explore by Zodiac. Those who opt for our kayaking program may have an opportunity to get out on the water to glide past icebergs and capture some great photographs.

Day 4 Second of two days spent exploring East Greenland.

Second of two days spent exploring East Greenland.

Day 5 First of three days spent exploring South Greenland.

Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, one of the world’s most prolific big-wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is particularly dramatic, being nicknamed the Arctic Patagonia. A bit of a history lesson will be provided here as you learn about the settlements of the area, founded by Erik the Red. As we round Cape Farewell, the southernmost point of Greenland, we will call in at the natural hot springs found in the Uunartoq area, soak in the geothermal waters and watch the icebergs pass by.

Day 6 Continue exploring South Greenland.

Continue exploring South Greenland.

Day 7 Final day spent exploring South Greenland.

Final day spent exploring South Greenland.

Day 8 First of six days spent exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Heading north, you’ll stop at some of the quaint villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. You’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower- covered tundra. You’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and home to fewer than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue near the waterfront, both named after the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum to see the famous Greenlandic mummies.

The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit, as there are more dogsleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, which means “Fjord of Eternity,” is a favored place for us to put the Zodiacs in the water for some more in-depth exploration. This long, deep fjord has very few settlements, so you’ll come to appreciate nature in its rawest form. There will be an opportunity for hiking among the towering mountains, and you’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the colorful tundra and dramatic landscapes.

The west coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. You will explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers. Moving approximately 62 feet (19 meters) per day, the glacier provides you with a great opportunity to photograph ice crashing into the sea. Continuing along, the Amerloq Fjord offers a chance for you to stretch your legs by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.

Day 9 Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Day 10 Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Day 11 Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Day 12 Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Continue exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Day 13 Final day spent exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Final day spent exploring Greenland’s West Coast.

Day 14 Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq.

Today, you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, we will transfer you to your hotel.

Day 15 End Reykjavik.

After breakfast, you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Reykjavik.

what’s included
  • All meals while on the ship
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout and qualified Expedition Staff
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Reykjavik are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Greenland Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 15 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18+ yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Reykjavik, Iceland/Reykjavik, Iceland
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A deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 19 August 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Greenland Explorer 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.

Visa

For this Greenland Explorer 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Greenland Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 57 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 56 days of departure.
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