Day 1 — Copenhagen, Denmark
Enjoy an included night in Copenhagen and meet your fellow travelers.
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Kangerlussuaq,
Day 3 - 14 — West Greenland
Ancient archaeological sites, massive fjords, Zodiac excursions and tundra hikes await you in Greenland. Sisimiut, our first planned stop, has the feel of a small fishing village with a great harbor for walking around and taking photos. You’ll get to watch a demonstration of traditional kayaking before venturing further north to Ilulissat. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat (Greenlandic for “icebergs”) is home to the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. In addition to some spectacular Zodiac cruising, there is also a refreshing longer hike along a boardwalk to a beautiful lookout in Ilulissat.
Your northern most stops in Greenland are Qaanaaq and Thule, where glaciers and archaeological sites are found. The fabled name Thule occurs in ancient Greek and Roman mythology as the name of a country or an island far north at the end of the world. The word Thule has allegedly also been used as a name of some foggy, inaccessible islands off the coast of Scotland. The Danish explorer, Knud Rasmussen, chose 100 years ago Thule as the name of his trade station by the settlements northwest of Cape York. Today, the name still clings to Greenland’s northwesterly corner, even though the main town is actually called Qaanaaq and the municipality is called Avernarsuaq, ‘The Great North’.
DAY 15 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq
Today you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon arrival in Copenhagen, we will transfer you to your included hotel.
Day 16 — Depart
Today you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Copenhagen.
MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Pre and post expedition hotel nights at Copenhagen airport hotel and breakfast
- Return flights from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
- Transfers to and from ship
Package cost: $1,825
Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage.