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West Greenland By Land and Sea

(9 days / 8 nights)

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See more of Greenland this summer!

From sled dogs and Inuit culture to glaciers and the midnight sun, this amazing tour in West Greenland has it all! Along with a four-day cruise and guided walking tours in remote villages, this tour also gives you plenty of free time to explore on your own or to enjoy an array of exciting optional activities such as helicopter tours and sea angling. As you journey along the coast, you will sail past spectacular icebergs, meet friendly locals, get a taste of Arctic cuisine, and much more!

Due to high demand, this tour is sold out for 2018.
Please contact us for availability in 2019.

9 days / 8 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 4699 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Hiking i, Ice Cap i, Icebergs i, Inuit culture i, Whale Watching i

Season

8 Jun - 17 Aug

Departure

Fridays

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your arctic adventure.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to the Arctic (Friday)

    Depart from Reykjavik Domestic Airport for a short flight to the charming Arctic village of Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), beautifully situated at the mouth of the 56 kilometre-long Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After settling in and spending some leisure time in the village, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic prepared by award-winning chefs (dinner included).

    Spend the next two nights at Hotel Arctic.

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  • Day 2: Free time in Ilulissat (Saturday)

    Today is free to explore as you wish or take advantage of a variety of exciting optional activities, such as a midnight Icefjord cruises, helicopter tours over the ice sheet, home-visits with a local family, whale-watching safaris and Arctic sea angling excursions. During this free day you will also recieve detailed information regarding your upcoming voyage from a local representative. In the evening enjoy a special included farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic.

    Note: We strongly recommend booking optional activities well in advance with your travel consultant at Nordic Visitor. Please note that some activities are subject to a minimum number of participants along with having specific travel departure dates. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

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  • Day 3: All Aboard! Voyage begins (Sunday)

    The first part of the day is free for you to explore Ilulissat as you please or you could choose to join an optional excursion. In the afternoon, board the passenger ship for your four-day southbound voyage along Greenland’s rugged west coast. As the ship pulls away from the harbour in Ilulissat, you will pass huge icebergs at the mouth of the Icefjord, with possible sightings of Humpback whales along the way. Later in the evening, enjoy a short stop at the village of Aasiaat.

    Spend the next three nights on board the ship in a cabin with private facilities.

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  • Day 4: Sisimiut and Sled Dogs (Monday)

    The voyage continues with a mid-morning call at Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest town with 5,500 inhabitants and over 1,000 sled dogs! Here, you have some time for a museum visit or a stroll around the old part of town. This is also an ideal place to spot whales and seals as the fjords around Sisimiut are among the deepest in Greenland. Later in the evening, the ship makes a short stop in Maniitsoq (“the rugged place” in Greenlandic), where you can see deep, narrow fjords and some of the highest mountains in West Greenland.

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  • Day 5: Nuuk, World's Smallest Capital (Tuesday)

    Sailing south, the ship calls early in the morning at Nuuk, Greenland’s charming capital. Here, you are met by a local guide who will take you on a walking tour of the city and share insights into the culture and way of life in the world’s smallest capital city. 

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  • Day 6: Scenic South Greenland (Wednesday)

    Early in the morning, the ship makes a short stop at the town of Paamiut. As the voyage nears its final destination, the ship sails through the South Greenland archipelago, where lush valleys meet floating sea ice. In the evening, the ship will dock in Narsaq.

    Spend the next three nights in Narsaq

  • Day 7: Free Time in Narsaq (Tuesday)

    You have the next two days to explore your surroundings as you wish or join in some optional activities, like guided nature walks or boat tours.

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  • Day 8: More Free Time in Narsaq (Friday)

    Enjoy another free day to explore your surroundings as you wish or join in some optional activities (as mentioned in the previous day).
    In the evening, relax at your accommodation before enjoying an included dinner.

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  • Day 9: Return to Reykjavik (Saturday)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred by helicopter to Narsarsuaq Airport. From there you will depart for Reykjavík. Keflavík Airport.

    Please note: flights can also be arranged from Copenhagen, Denmark on departure and/or on return.

    For further information about tour origin and flights, please contact us.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Beyond our expectation

My husband and I have travelled to over 40 countries mostly self planned but some with booking assistance and a few tours. We found the services of Nordic Visitor beyond our expectation. The thoroughness and quality of service was the finest we have ever encountered. We received the ease of having our essential needs planned with the freedom to personally choose our activities along the way. Quality, efficiency, reliability -- words that apply to Nordic Visitor.

Good value for money

The accommodation was always good, breakfasts were excellent, I was very happy with the overall package and felt I got very good value for money.

A fabulous experience

It was a fabulous experience and loved everything about Greenland, especially the Ilussiat Ice Fiord and sailing among the icebergs at midnight.  The local people were very friendly and welcoming.  The helicopter ride to the Ilulissat glacier was also a highlight and standing on the ice cap by the glacier was an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Standard rooms with private shower and WC, TV, hairdryer, telephone, armchair seating area, and coffee or tea making facilities at..

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Price per person from

Approx 4699 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

Tour Information

50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements.
 
Departures
Guaranteed departures from Reykjavík every Friday from 8th of June - 17th of August. 
 
Advanced booking of at least four weeks prior to departure is recommended due to the limited availability of airfare and accommodation in summer. Booking early allows us to better accommodate your desired arrangements.
This tour can be customized to meet your needs, including additional nights in Reykjavik and/or Greenland on request. We can also arrange accommodation in Reykjavik or combine other Iceland packages with this tour.
This tour originates in Iceland so it includes roundtrip airfare to/from Reykjavik. If you prefer, flights can be arranged from Copenhagen, Denmark on departure and/or on return. Please note: for tours originating in Denmark, the tour departures are Thursdays and two extra days will be added in Ilulissat before the voyage. For further information about tour origin and flights, please contact us.
 
Other
• Due to flight times between Greenland and Iceland or Denmark, passengers may need to spend a night before departure and/or a night upon return in Reykjavik or Copenhagen.
• The summer climate in Greenland is generally mild and dry with average temperatures of 5 -7° Celsius. However, Arctic conditions in Greenland can cause sudden weather changes so it is recommended to bring warm, weather-proof outerwear, thermal layers, and good walking boots. It is also ideal to bring a mosquito net or mosquito repellent and sunglasses.
• The itinerary can change without notice due to weather conditions.
• The currency in Greenland is Danish Krona (DKK). Credit cards are not widely accepted, thus we recommend bringing some Danish currency or a debit card (bank card) with a 4-digit PIN number for cash withdrawals at ATM machines.
• Optional Upgrade to a suite at Hotel Arctic; contact our Travel Consultants.
• Travel insurance is highly recommended.
• See our Travel Guide for more information about weather conditions, what to pack, currency and other practical information about travelling in Greenland.
 
Important information regarding this coastal voyage: 
• This is no ordinary cruise! The passenger ship used in this coastal voyage also serves as a standard mode of transportation between villages for the locals, giving you a wonderful opportunity to meet Greenlanders.
• The on-board amenities and accommodations, though comfortable and pleasant, are more basic than what you would expect on a conventional cruise ship.
• There is no tour guide during the coastal voyage. However, special information will be provided by a local representative in Ilulissat the day before the voyage and a tour guide will be at your service when the voyage disembarks at Narsaq.
• Please also note that the ship‘s services cannot accept credit or debit cards. Therefore, please make sure to have plenty of Danish Kroner on hand before embarking at Ilulissat. The local representative in Ilulissat will be able to give you a good estimate of how much cash to bring on board.
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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