Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland
Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland– Greenland, Iceland –12 days / 11 nights, Kangerlussuaq - Evighedsfjord - Uummannaq - Eqip Glacier - Ilulissat - Nuuk - Ikka Fjord - Narsarsuaq - Prins Christian Sound - Westman Islands - ReykjavikNatural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland, a soft adventure cruise onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Voyage from Disko Bay, along the west coast of Greenland, across the Denmark Strait to Iceland. Experience majestic glaciers, icebergs floating in Unesco World Heritage Ilulissat Icefjord, learn about the lives of early Norse settlers and visit a reconstructed Viking longhouse. Sail along the narrow Prins Christian Sound to the Westman Islands and Reykjavik.
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2017 rates, in USD per person, Season B.
|Operation||September 2 - September 13, 2017|
|Departure||September 2 - September 13, 2017|
|Price||from $3,995 per person, T cabin, triple occupancy
from $5,595 per person, P cabin, double occupancy
|Included||Accommodation in booked cabin category
All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Coffee, tea and water
All Zodiac excursions (weather dependent)
Icelandic/English speaking guide
All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers
Onboard entertainment program
Transfer in Kangerlussuaq
Iceland ProCruises Windjacket
|Not Included||International flights
Optional excursions & gratuities
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change
All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent
Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland map
MS Ocean Diamond deck plan
Air & Ground Package
IcelandProCruises All routes and dates
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Day 1 KANGERLUSSUAQ Welcome to Greenland! The OCEAN DIAMOND anchors off Kanglerlussuaq and embarkation is conducted via our Zodiac boats. The ship departs in the evening.
Day 2 DAY AT SEA - EVIGHEDSFJORD (B, L, D) Enjoy the scenery as the ship cruises through the fantastic Evighedsfjord. Learn more about the country and its people at interesting presentations provided by our knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Team.
Day 3 UUMMANNAQ (B, L, D) Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.
Day 4 EQIP GLACIER - ILULISSAT (B, L, D) In the morning we visit the beautiful Eqip Glacier. Our next stop is Ilulissat, which means "iceberg" in Greenlandic. And with good reason, as the town is located at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord.
Day 5 ILULISSAT (B, L, D) Enjoy the morning in Ilulissat and discover the town on one of our optional shore excursions. Ilulissat was originally founded by the Danes as a trading post in 1741. The tour takes you to the harbor and the 18th-century Zion Church, which was once the largest man-made object in Greenland.
Day 6 NUUK (B, L, D) Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, the city combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is considered a modern, bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.
Day 7 IKKA FJORD (B, L, D) Today we visit Ikka Fjord. The underwater world is like no other, it contains a forest of remarkable mineral columns growing on the seabed. The columns formed over 10,000 years ago of the extremely rare mineral Ikait.
Day 8 NARSARSUAQ (B, L, D) In the evening we reach the small settlement of Qassiarsuk to anchor for the night. Qassiarsuk was founded by notorious Viking Erik the Red who named this area "green land" because of the inviting green valleys around Qassiarsuk. During our stop here you can learn about the lives of the island's early Norse settlers and visit a reconstructed Viking longhouse and small turf church.
Day 9 DAY AT SEA - PRINS CHRISTIAN SOUND (B, L, D) When conditions are favorable, we travel along the 70-mile (112-km) Prins Christian Sound. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch them.
Day 10 DAY AT SEA (B, L, D) Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Iceland. This route was used by Norse settlers traveling to Greenland around 900 years ago.
Day 11 VESTMANNAEYJAR - WESTMAN ISLANDS (B, L, D) Located off the coast of South Iceland, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged in 1963 and is the youngest place on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago.
Day 12 REYKJAVIK (B) In the morning we reach Reykjavik. After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to the OCEAN DIAMOND. Want to extend your stay in Iceland? Book one of our post-tours and explore Reykjavik and the surrounding area or take a look at our air and ground packages for travelling home.