EAST, SOUTH AND WEST GREENLAND
Cruise, Outdoor & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Winter Wonderland
Greenland, the largest and most inhospitable island on the earth, most of the area is located in the Arctic Circle, about three-quarters of the island’s surface is covered in ice and snow.
Remarkable landscapes, exceptional wildlife, iceberg-choked fjords and colorful tundra are among the unique traits that make Greenland a destination unlike any other.
Take advantage of cruising to Greenland’s least visited and most remote regions, sailing the icy waters of the rarely travelled southeast coast with dramatic fjords, the lush southern tip and visit local communities and observe imposing glaciers of the west coast.
Our journey begins at Reykjavik, capital of Iceland. Make you way to the hotel for an overnight. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own.
[For Le Boreal, embark in the afternoon and overnight on board.]
This afternoon, you’ll board your cruise and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!
Sail across the Denmark Strait, learn from the expedition team about the wildlife and enthralling history of Greenland, its fascinating geology, ecology and climate, and the incredible sights you will soon explore. Also keep watching out for the seabirds as well as the whales that can be encountered along the way.
Sail along the East Greenland coast, one of the least visited and most remote part of the island. Glide past icebergs and glaciers. Cruise between mountains of Skjoldungen Fjord, take the zodiacs for a more in-depth exploration to see the site of an abandoned Inuit settlement. Hike through the lush and varies flora in Lindenow Fjord surrounded by epic mountain vistas.
Continue to Greenland’s fertile southern coast, rich in spectacular scenery as it is in history and culture.
Cruise the magical Prince Christian Sound, a complex maze of narrow fjords and channels and home to calving glaciers, jagged mountains and sheer cliffs that plunge dramatically into the water. Land at Hvalsey, one of the five sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Arctic farming complex Kujataa, exploring the site of Greenland’s largest and best-preserved Norse ruins dating back to the 14th-15th century. Visit the historical farming communities and learn about relics of the Viking period, see a cathedral of the Middle Ages and the 12th century
[For Silver Cloud & Le Boreal, the itinerary includes one additional day in the South Greenland to explore fishing villages, prehistoric towns, warm springs.]
Heading north along the west coast of Greenland, boasting spectacular glaciers, mountains and vibrant communities.
Visit the bustling capital of Nuuk, wander the streets of historic Old Nuuk neighbourhood and visit the national museum to view the famous Greenlandic mummies. Go ashore in Sisimiut to explore the 18th century colonial buildings. Enjoy a zodiac excursion to experience enormous icebergs in the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world’s most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. A hike to Icefjord will allow you to view this unforgettable icy river from the rocky shore. Explore the traditional wooden houses in the fishing community of Itilleq.
[For Silver Cloud & Le Boreal, the itinerary includes one less day in the West Greenland.]
Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, transfer to the airport.
[For Ultramarine] take charter flight back to Reykjavik with one night post-cruise stay.
[For Silver Cloud] take flight to London for Europe & Australia or Newark for US & Canada Guests.
[For Le Boreal] take Ponant selected flight to Paris.
*15 Days expidition
**Room consists of in-room space + balcony
The newest addition to Quark’s fleet, is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places. It is equipped with two twin-engine helicopter, every passenger has the chance to fly over the Antarctica Peninsula on a helicopter, along with a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.
(Launched: 2021; Guest Capacity: 199; Rooms:102; Restaurant: 1)
The first cross over ship in Silversea’s fleet. 80% of the large suites includes a veranda, four dining options, 20 zodiacs, 10 kayaks, and one of the highest crew to guest and space to guest ratios, bring you remote and remarkable to you in ultra-luxurious comfort.
(Refurbished: 2016; Guest Capacity: 200 in polar regions; Rooms: 151; Restaurants: 4)
Designed in France, Le Boreal is a graceful expedition megayacht with elegantly understated aesthetic and European sensibility and craftsmanship. Accommodate up to 264 guests, the small capacity expedition ship is a combination of luxury, privacy and well-being.
(Launched: 2010; Guest Capacity: 264; Rooms: 132; Restaurants: 2)
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