Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland

Explorer CruiseIceland and Greenland

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From $3,995 USD
July 27 - August 7, 2017
12 Days / 11 Nights

Iceland and natural wonders of Greenland, voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, from Iceland to Disko Bay. Enjoy Viking history, culture, Icefjord and towns.

Overview

Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland, a 12-day voyage aboard the OCEAN DIAMOND, from Iceland to Disko Bay, Greenland. Discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world's largest island, from the fertile south with fascinating Viking history, to the modern capital of Nuuk in a traditional Inuit society, to Ilulissat and the Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. All these spectacles and more await you on this unforgettable journey.

Operation

July 27 - August 7, 2017

Departure

July 27 - August 7, 2017

Price

  • from $3,995 per person, T Cabin, Triple occupancy, Season B
  • from $5,995 per person, P cabin, double occupancy, Season B
  • T
  • Deck 3
  • $3,995
  • P
  • Deck 3
  • $5,595
  • O
  • Deck 5-6
  • $7,095
  • D
  • Deck 4-5-6
  • $8,995
  • B
  • Deck 4
  • $12,110
  • A
  • Deck 7
  • $14,995
2017 rates, in USD per person, Season B.

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
  • Charterflight Kangerlussuaq-Keflavik
  • including transfer in Kangerlussuaq
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change.
  • All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent.

Tour Options

  • Shore excursions
  • Air & Ground package (please see 'More Info'):
  • Direct economy class flights with Icelandair to/from Keflavik
  • Airport Taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 day use room in a 4-star Hotel in Reykjavik incl. breakfast (double occupancy)
  • Excursion "Reykjavik City Tour"
  • from USD 1,799 per person

Day 1 ARRIVAL REYKJAVIK

Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to uncover the unique charm of the world's northernmost capital or book one of the pre-programs for a unique Iceland experience (please see "More Info"). The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five minute stroll to the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 WESTMANN ISLANDS (B, L, D)

Located off Iceland's south coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption.

Day 3 DAY AT SEA - DENMARK STRAIT (B, L, D)

Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. En-route you can attend fascinating presentations by our Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck of your cabin.

Day 4 DAY AT SEA - PRINS CHRISTIAN SOUND (B, L, D)

When conditions are favorable we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland's massive, inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large hunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.

Day 5 NARSARSUAQ (B, L, D)

Very close to the town of Narsarsuaq lies the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by the legendary Viking rebel and leader Erik the Red. He named this area "green land" because the landscape around Qassiarsuk is characterized by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop you have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and a small turf church.

Day 6 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 7 NUUK - CAPITAL OF GREENALND (B, L, D)

With 16,000 inhabitants Nuuk is both capital and biggest city of Greenland. It combines Arctic traditions with European urbanity. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

Day 8 SISIMIUT (B, L, D)

With approx. 5,600 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland. It is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. The fishing industry still plays an important role. The natural harbor remains ice-free throughout the year which made it an attractive location for European whalers in former times.

Day 9 ILULISSAT - EQUIP GLACIER (B, L, D)

In the morning we reach Ilulissat village in fabled Disko Bay. Ilulissat is located beside the Ilulissat Icefjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere. We spend the evening at the beautiful Eqip Glacier.

Day 10 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 11 DISKO BAY - QEQERTARSUAQ (B, L, D)

The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the south coast off Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island's inhabitants.

Day 12 KANGERLUSSUAQ (B)

In the morning we reach the 120-mile (190 km) Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the town of the same name. It's time to say goodbye to the OCEAN DIAMOND. Take a look at our air ground package (see under "Tour Options") for this tour to enjoy a comfortable journey home.

1 Reykjavik 2 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) 3 Day at Sea/Denmark Strait 4 Day at Sea/Prins Christian Sound 5 Narsarsuaq 6 Ikka Fjord 7 Nuuk 8 Sisimiut 9 Ilulissat/Eqip Glacier 10 Uummannaq 11 Disko Bay

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