GREENLAND EXPLORER

Explore one of the wildest countries in the world

Greenland will make you experience the power of untouched nature.

For your convenience, the tour starts and finish in Reykjavik (Iceland) and it includes flights from Keflavik to Nuuk and from Ilulissat to Keflavik.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK  (ICELAND)

Welcome to Iceland

Arrival in Nuuk and transfer to the hotel (included).

According to your arrival time, meet & greet by your guide and transfer by VOS bus or Flybus Plus regular shuttle (according to the number of pax arriving) towards your hotel in the city center of Reykjavik.

Take your time to stroll along the cosy streets of this small capital city, that it is also one of the northernmost capitals in the world.

On option: Relax in the geothermal waters of the popular Blue Lagoon, on your way from the airport to the hotel. The entrance to the lagoon includes a silica mud mask, a towel and 1 drink.

Overnight at Hotel Klettur o similar (BB) 

DAY 2  REYKJAVIK - NUUK (GREENLAND)

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to the airport and flight connection to Greenland.

Arrival in Nuuk and transfer to the hotel (included).

Welcome to the capital of Greenland.

Nuuk is a city of vitality, surrounded by immense nature and filled with vibrant Greenlanders leading fascinating lives of old traditions, modern twists, and diverse influences.

Dinner and overnight at Hans Egede Hotel or similar (HB)

DAY 3 NUUK 
DAY 5 MANIITSOQ - KANGAAMIUET - SISIMIUT

Breakfast on board

For the locals MS Sarfaq Ittuk is a lifeline to family and a pleasant break while traveling. For the tourist Sarfaq Ittuk is a chance to see some of the most beautiful places in the world cruising between Icebergs and enjoying breathtaking views and stopping by all the main towns. A trip with Sarfaq Ittuk is not a luxury cruise – in its own way, it is much more.

08:00 – 09:00 Stop in Maniitsoq

11:45 – 12:00 Short stop in Kangaamiut

21:00 – 22:00 Stop in Sisimiut

 

Dinner & overnight on board MS Safarq Ittuk – outside cabins (HB)

DAY 6  AASIAT - ILULISSAT

Breakfast on board

08:30 – 09:00 Short stop in Kangaamiut.

 

Approaching Ilulissat Fjord, Ice will be the main highlight of the cruise.

Without any doubt, cruising between giant icebergs it will be a real life experience. The sight of these enormous ice sculptures it will not be an opportunity to admire the natural beauty of this place, but it tells also a lot about the ancient history of our planet and the highly debated concerns about the climate change.

 

17:00 Arrival in Ilulissat and transfer to the hotel.

 

Dinner & overnight at Hotel Hvide Falk or similar (HB)

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning, 3 hours city tour of Nuuk including light lunch with tapas from Greenland.

The tour starts at the National Museum. Here you find artifacts from all periods and civilizations in Greenland. After approx. ½ hour the walk starts in the colonial harbor where the houses stand like when they were built 2 to 300 years ago. We pass old whale blubber process equipment, Hans Egedes House, the sculpture of “The mother of the sea” in the tide zone and the statue of Hans Egede by the old church. On to the open-air market where newly caught fish, seal and reindeer are sold. Next the walk takes you past the Greenlandic Parliament to the culture center Katuaq in the middle of town. In this beautiful building local artist often exhibit during summer. The tour ends in the café at Katuaq, Cafétuaq, where Greenlandic tapas are served. The plate contains tastings of different kinds of dried fish and meat, along with shrimps, scallops and other local quality food products.

Overnight at Hans Egede Hotel or similar (BB)

DAY 4  NUUK - CRUISE ALONG THE WEST COAST

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning, join an easy Art Walk with our tour leader. You will follow a trail made of local art exhibits, all outdoors located, starting from outside Nuuk Art Museum.

Nuuk Art museum has created an art walk around the city of Nuuk. Discover the spaces and the art works in the city in a route between Nuuk Art Museum and the colonial harbor. You can find redfish, icebears, seals, Greenlandic legends and myths interpreted and let loose in the city of Nuuk. Maybe you will find a hidden path, your own way or follow the footsteps of others.

Afternoon at leisure for relax, shopping or optional activities: what about an exciting helicopter tour above Nuuk?

In the late afternoon we will embark on Safarq Ittuk boat for a 3 days cruise along Greenland West Coast from Nuuk to Ilulissat.

Overnight on board MS Safarq Ittuk – outside cabins (BB)

DAY 7  ILULISSAT - SEMERMIUT HIKE - MIDNIGHT SUN CRUISE - ILULISSAT

Breakfast at the hotel 

In the morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Ilulissat including a Walk to Sermermiut Settlement. Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometers south of Ilulissat. For 4000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence. A trip to Sermermiut is an absolute must when visiting Ilulissat, hear the guide tell stories about Inuit people’s life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. See turf hut ruins and touch the permafrost with your own hands. An area so special that UNESCO named it World Heritage in 2004. We follow the walkway to the viewpoint at Nakkaavik - "the place to fall" (Old Ladies Gorge), here our guide serves tea or coffee while we enjoy the view, then we return by the same route.

In the evening, we will have one more chance to cruise between the icebergs, this time with a smaller boat and we will also experience the beautiful Midnight Sun of Greenland.

Overnight at Hotel Hvide Falk or similar (BB)

DAY 8  ILULISSAT - REYKJAVIK

Breakfast at the hotel 

According to the flight schedule, transfer to the airport by shared bus service and connection flight to Iceland.

Arrival, meet & greet by your guide and transfer by VOS bus or Flybus Plus regular shuttle (according to the number of pax arriving) towards your hotel in the city center of Reykjavik.

 

Time at leisure in Reykjavik.

Overnight at Hotel Klettur or similar (BB)

DAY 9  DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.

 

Transfer to the airport (included) and departure.

 

End of our services

See you soon in Scandinavia, Iceland & the Baltics

Included in the package

· 6 overnights in the mentioned hotels or similar

· 2 overnights on board MS Safarq Ittuk in outside cabins

· 6 breakfasts at the hotels

· 2 breakfasts on board MS Safarq Ittuk

· 2 dinners 3 courses/buffet at the hotels

· 1 dinner on board MS Safarq Ittuk

· 1 light lunch (tapas) in Nuuk 

· Transfer Keflavik Airport to Hotel

· Transfer Hotel to Keflavik Airport

· Transfer Nuuk Airport to Hotel

· Transfer Hotel to Ilulissat Airport

· Iceberg/Midnight Sun sightseeing by boat 3hrs

· English speaking escort day 1 - 9

· 3 hours city tour in Nuuk

· Entrance Nuuk National Museum

· Panoramic tour Ilulissat + Sermemiut Hike

Not included in the package

· Arrival & Departure Flights

· Drinks and meals not specified as included

· Tips

· Entrances where not specified as included

· Luggage Handling

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