18 Days / 17 Nights
Discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world’s largest island, from the impressive mountain range in the east to the beautiful and fertile south with its fascinating Viking history, to the town of Ilulissat with its floating icebergs.
Our optional Air & Ground package provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs. Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The SEAVENTURE docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.
Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. Enroute 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 or from your cabin.
The island is characterized by several glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to explore East Greenland.
When conditions are favorable, we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prince 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 chunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.
With 3.000 inhabitants, Qaqortoq is the largest settlement in South Greenland. In this charming town you can find lots of strikingly beautiful colonial buildings, dating from the establishment of the town in 1775. The area has a rich history, as it has been inhabited continuously since prehistoric times. You can still see traces of Thule and Norse cultures throughout the region.
Qeqertarsuasiat is a small settlement with approx. 200 residents, mainly living from hunting and fishing. Visit the small mine and learn more about the extraction of precious stones.
With 16,000 inhabitants Nuuk is both the capital and the 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.
Sisimiut has a turbulent history, especially during the 18th century when the first Danish colony was destroyed by Dutch whalers who wanted to establish their own settlement. The Danes fought back and eventually recaptured Sisimiut after several fierce battles in the 1730s. Heavy fighting between Dutch whalers and various European nations took place over the years. Because of its flourishing shrimp industry, Sisimiut is one of Greenland’s most prosperous cities today.
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 the glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere.
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. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island’s inhabitants.
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 SEAVENTURE. Charter flight back to Keflavik. Take a look at our Air & Ground package or this tour to enjoy a comfortable journey home.
Just 200 people live in the small town of Attu, near Disko Bay. Use the day for a hike through the unique nature and, with a bit of luck, observe the local wildlife up close.
On this day, one of the smallest settlements in Disko Bay awaits you in Ilimanaq with its 50 inhabitants. The idyllic village with its colorful houses and picturesque surroundings is still mainly inhabited by hunters and fishermen and can look back on a rich history. Afterwards, the journey continues towards the impressive Equip Glacier.
We are about 500 km north of the Arctic Circle. Uummanaq’s landmark is the heart-shaped mountain of the same name, at the foot of which nestle numerous colorful houses, winding paths, and countless sled dogs. The small town of Ikerasak, with a population of just under 230, is located near Uummannaq and is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Weather permitting, we will go ashore and explore the town.
In the morning, we drive through the Karrat Fjord. With a bit of luck, you can see icebergs calving as we drive through the fjord landscape – an impressive and breathtaking experience. In the afternoon, we anchor in front of Nuugaatsiaq, a place with a tragic history: in 2017, the village was hit by a big tsunami. The place has not been inhabited since then.
Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Optional activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful sights of the Eastfjords.
Many years ago, the town we are visiting today, was a fishing and trading town. Nowadays there are only around 100 inhabitants in the picturesque fishing village.
We are back in Kangerlussuaq in the early morning. Now it is time to say goodbye to the SEAVENTURE. Our charter flight will take you back from Greenland to Iceland in the early evening. Take a look at our Air & Ground package or this tour to enjoy a comfortable journey home.
Dates & Prices
|Start/End||Nights||Sailing Schedule||Starting From|
|Reykjavik / Kangerlussuaq||17||July||$14,333|
*All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change.
accommodation in booked cabin category
Icelandic tour guide (German and/or English speaking depending on departure date)
Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
all meals included
coffee, tea and water available all day free of charge
lectures given by experts of the expedition team
Typical Iceland (Icelandic beer tasting, musicians, etc.)
Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
The SEAVENTURE was specifically designed for extraordinary moments, such as exploring the biggest island in the world. Come aboard and discover the unique landscapes of Greenland.