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Greenland and Disko Bay by Small Ship

8 days with Alexander+Roberts   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 - Welcome to Reykjavik
On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Alda Hotel. Enjoy breakfast and then explore this modern, culturally alluring city with our engaging guide. (B)
 
Day 2 - Blue Lagoon + Fly to Greenland + Embark our Ship
Originating 6,000 feet below the Earth’s surface and rich with soothing minerals, the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon are a terrific way to start your day. Then fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and board our ice-class expedition ship, the Ocean Atlantic. (B+D)
 
Day 3 - Ashore in Sisimiut
Your tour of this lively town of 5,000 residents reveals fine Colonial-era homes and the historic Blue Church built in 1775. At the Sisimiut Museum, you’ll see artifacts from the ancient Saqqaq culture. Tonight, we’ll sail north of the Arctic Circle on our way to Disko Bay, home to a variety of whale species including minke, humpback and bowhead. (B+L+D)
 
Day 4 - Disko Island + The Magnificent Eqip Sermia Glacier
Soaring thousands of feet, the craggy basalt cliffs of Disko Island greet you this morning. In the small community of Qeqertarsuaq, we’ll join residents for kaffemik, a Greenlandic tradition with coffee, cakes and conversation. Back onboard, we cruise as close as possible to the mighty face of the Eqip Sermia Glacier. This is one of the most active glaciers on Earth and we have a good chance to see it calving huge icebergs. (B+L+D)
 
Day 5 - Ilulissat – The Iceberg Capital
Embark on a thrilling boat expedition into the Ilulissat Icefjord c, filled with icebergs from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. Calving at an amazing average rate of 82 feet each day, it’s one of the world’s fastest-moving and most productive. This glacier is also one of the few through which the Greenland ice cap, formed during the Quaternary Ice Age, reaches the sea – and some of the ice that surrounds us today is estimated to be 250,000 years old! Be sure to keep your eyes sharp: The skies and waters of the fjord are also home to a variety of sea birds including eider, auk, and guillemot. (B+L+D)
 
Day 6 - Ashore in Itilleq
This morning you’ll wake to the picturesque sight of Itilleq, its brightly painted homes clustered along the rocky shoreline. Situated a mile above the Arctic Circle, this remote island settlement is just half a mile off of Greenland’s western coast. Going ashore, you’ll gain an intimate firsthand look into the life of its 100 or so residents. Though smart phones and web-browsing are a part of everyday life here, customs and traditions remain strong. (B+L+D)
 
Day 7 - Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik
After breakfast, disembark in Kangerlussuaq and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Iceland. On arrival in the capital, you’ll be escorted to the Alda Hotel. (B)
 
Day 8 - Depart Iceland
After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)
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All This Included
Our exclusive land + sea journey is highlighted by a cruise on Greenland’s historic inter-coastal routes. It’s a voyage filled with glacial landscapes, Arctic wildlife, and meaningful engagement with friendly residents.
  • 2 nights at the Alda Hotel in Reykjavik
  • Discover the colorful waterfront and lively spirit of Reykjavik with our native guide
  • Visit to the Blue Lagoon, famed for its warm, mineral-rich waters
  • 17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 5 nights in your choice of stateroom aboard the ice-class Ocean Atlantic
  • Complete program of shore landings and Zodiac excursions with our experienced Expedition Team
  • All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and both internal flights
  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes, airline fees for your 2 included flights, and all shipboard gratuities plus port charges
Highlights
  • Delight in the warming, mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon and tour Reykjavik with our expert Icelandic guide.
  • Discover Greenland’s remote settlements where brightly painted 18th-century homes are clustered along rocky and pristine shores.
  • Sail into magnificent Disko Bay, home to minke, humpback and bowhead whales.
  • Join local residents for ka?emik, a wonderful Greenlandic tradition with coffee, cakes and lively conversation.
  • Discover the iceberg filled waters of the Ilulissat Ice?ord, where the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier calves at an amazing average rate of 82 feet per day.
Accommodations
Reykjavik: Alda Hotel
Cruising: Cabin onboard Ocean Atlantic
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.