Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland Cruise

Ocean CruiseIceland and Greenland

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From $3,085 USD
August 20 - August 31, 2019
12 Days / 11 Nights

Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland, 12-day cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik on the Ocean Diamond. Enjoy glaciers, icebergs, whales and seals.

Overview

Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland, 12-day cruise from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland on the Ocean Diamond. Due to its compact size, the Ocean Diamond can enter fjords and bays too shallow for larger vessels. From majestic glaciers and icebergs to the island’s indigenous wildlife, the natural wonders of Greenland are the stars of this soft adventure voyage. Whales and seals often accompany the ship, while musk ox graze ashore.

Operation

August 20 - August 31, 2019

Departure

August 20 - August 31, 2019

Prices 2019

from $3,085 per person, 2019, early bird rates, triple occupancy, category T
from $3,855 per person, 2019, regular rates, triple occupancy, category T

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season C $3,085 early bird rate
Season C $3,855 regular rate
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season C $4,730 early bird rate
Season C $5,915 regular rate
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season C $6,275 early bird rate
Season C $7,845 regular rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season C $7,670 early bird rate
Season C $9,590 regular rate
B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season C $10,220 early bird rate
Season C $12,775 regular rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season C $12,685 early bird rate
Season C $15,855 regular rate

2019 Early bird rates, in USD per person, valid until 28th Dec 2018!
After December 28, 2018 please see regular rates.
Single occupancy upon request (75% surcharge)

Ocean Diamond cabins

Ocean Diamond deck plan

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
  • Transfer in Kangerlussuaq
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance / personal items

Please note

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

Tour Options

Optional Shore Excursions Iceland - Greenland

Air & Ground Packages

Day 1 KANGERLUSSUAQ

Welcome to Greenland! Our optional Air & Ground package provides a convenient arrival.The OCEAN DIAMOND anchors off Kangerlussuaq and embarkation is conducted via our Zodiac boats. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 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 3 ILULISSAT

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. In the evening we visit the beautiful Eqip Glacier.

Day 4 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 heartshaped mountain.

Day 5 QEQERTARSUAQ (B, L, D)

The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the south coast of Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded there. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries.

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 AT SEA - DENMARK STRAIT (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 WESTMAN 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 12 REYKJAVIK (B)

After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment. More post-cruise programs (prices 2019 upon request) can be found here. Take a look at our Air & Ground package or this tour to enjoy a comfortable journey home.

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

Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Kangerlussuaq
Day 2 Sisimiut
Day 3 Uummannaq
Day 4 Eqip Glacier/Ilulissat
Day 5 Ilulissat
Day 6 Nuuk
Day 7 Ikka Fjord
Day 8 Narsarsuaq
Day 9 Day at Sea/Prins Chrisitan Sound
Day 10 Day at Sea
Day 11 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
Day 12 Reykjavik

Optional Shore Excursions in Iceland and Greenland

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