Picture yourself in Greenland, home to the world’s great fjords and some of the most active glaciers outside of Antarctica. You’ll be dwarfed by the sheer size and scale of nature in Greenland, where the forces of nature still reign supreme. Join this expedition and brush up on Viking history and immerse yourself in present day Greenlandic Inuit culture. Tundra hiking for all levels is available throughout the voyage. For thrill seekers, try an optional glacier helicopter excursion over Ilulissat icefjord, the fastest moving glacier in the world. For those who like to get up close and personal and feel the elements, there will be plenty of Zodiac cruising among the glaciers and of course, optional kayaking adventures.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Meet locals on the western coast of Greenland and explore traditional Inuit settlements
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Ilulissat Icefjord
- Historic places from Norse and Viking eras
- Arctic wildlife such as whales, birds and seals
Day 1 — Embarkation Day in Reykjavik
Day 2 — At Sea
Days 3 and 4 — East Greenland
Days 5 to 7 — South Greenland
Days 8 to 13 — Greenland’s West Coast
Day 14 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq
Day 15 — Copenhagen (Departure)
Say Hello to the Captain and Crew
During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.
Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.
Gifts and souvenirs are a great to bring home as mementos of your polar expedition. In addition to small souvenirs, our Polar Boutique offers a selection of expedition gear, including base layer clothing and refillable water bottles. All items may be charged to your shipboard account.
All your purchases made aboard the ship through your shipboard account are backed by Quark Expeditions’ satisfaction guarantee.