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    Disko Bay in West Greenland

    Disko Bay in West Greenland

    The most interesting places to see on this trip are along the dramatic coastline of West Greenland: small colorful houses on the mountain slopes that drop steeply to the fjords, huge glaciers producing huge icebergs, and whales and seals feeding in the shallow sea. The people of Greenland live along the coast in small towns and settlements - accessible only from the sea in summer. Their culture, architecture and living conditions are determined, enriched and limited by the harsh nature of the Arctic. During our city visits you will have the opportunity to meet the hospitable Greenlanders and learn more about the Inuit culture. We fly from Keflavék to Kangerlussuaq airport, board the Ocean Atlantik and sail to the town of Sisimiut. Then on to the small and much quieter town of Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island. Here we can experience the ancient "Kaffemik" tradition in the community center. On the southern journey we visit the calving glacier at Eqip Sermia, the iceberg capital of the world Ilulissat and the settlement of Sarfannguit where you can experience the hunting culture of the Inuit. Back in Kangerlussuaq, we disembark the ship and enjoy a bus tour to the ice cap before flying back to Keflavék and Iceland. Unforgettable experiences await you in Greenland!

    Important facts in an overview

    • 14.08 - 19.08.2022 (English)

      19.08 - 24.08.2022 (English)

      24.08 - 29.08.2022 (English)

      29.08 - 05.09.2022 (English)

    • MS Ocean Atlantic
    • From / to Kangerlussuaq
    • Max. 189 guests on board

    Your ship - MS Ocean Atlantic

    Ship MS Ocean Atlantic

    Map of the itinerary

    Map of the journey Disko Bay in West Greenland

    Itinerary

    First day: Arrival at Kangerlussuaq, Arrival at

    Second to penultimate day: On expedition cruise... Ice, weather and wildlife observation will determine the route.

    Last day: Disembarkation at Kangerlussuaq and return home.

    Please note: The trips and programmes described here are for your orientation only. The final itinerary will be adjusted on site according to weather conditions, the current ice situation and animal sightings. The captain and expedition leader will determine the itinerary depending on the above mentioned factors and will inform you daily about the events. Flexibility and adaptability is of utmost importance on cruises with expedition character.

    DAY 1 EMBARKATION

    We board our charter flight in Keflavék or Copenhagen and fly to Kangerlussuaq.

    Upon arrival at the former American air base in western Greenland, we will be driven to the small harbor west of the airport where the Ocean Atlantik awaits us. Zodiacs will take us the short distance to the ship where you will be checked into your cabin. After the safety drill, enjoy dinner as we sail out to sea through the 160-kilometer long Kangerlussuaq Fjord.

    DAY 2 SISIMIUT, GREENLAND'S SECOND LARGEST CITY

    After breakfast we arrive in the colorful town of Sisimiut, where we get an idea of what modern Greenland looks like. With a population of 5.400, it is considered Greenland's second "city" next to Nuuk. People have lived in the Sisimiut area since 2,500 BC.

    In 1756, Earl Johan Ludvig Holstein founded a colony here and named it "Holsteinsborg". The oldest part of Sisimiut's old town contains townhouses from this "Holsteinsborg" era, and the oldest house in town dates back to 1756. One of the most culturally significant buildings is the Blue Church, which was built in 1775.

    Today, Sisimiut is an important place for education and industry, and local factories process most of Royal Greenland's fishery. The fish processing plant is one of the largest of its kind in Greenland and one of the most modern in the world.

    Our highlights of the city tour include the historic colonial district, the museum and the beautiful church. In addition, we will visit the downtown area. In the afternoon we will return on board and continue north.

    In the evening we will pass the Sisimiut Isortuat Fjord, the Nordre Strait Fjord settlements of Attu and Ikerasaarsuk, and the small town of Kangaatsiaq. During the light night we pass Aasiaat and enter the southern waters of Disko Bay. Next we will tax Disko Island, known for its distinctive 1,000 meter layered cliffs.

    At this point we will be north of the Arctic Circle! Here the nights are light and early risers can enjoy the sight of icebergs on Disko Bay squeezing out of the Ilulissat Icefjord and floating into the icy seawater.


    Deck plan of the

    Deck plan of  MS Ocean Atlantic

    Show deck plan

    Prices

    2022
    14.08 - 19.08.2022 (English)
    5 nights on board
    CHF 3'160.-
    2'870.- €
    CHF 3'460.-
    3'140.- €
    CHF 4'150.-
    3'770.- €
    CHF 4'550.-
    4'130.- €
    CHF 5'540.-
    5'030.- €
    CHF 6'730.-
    6'110.- €
    CHF 7'720.-
    7'010.- €
    CHF 8'210.-
    7'460.- €
    19.08 - 24.08.2022 (English)
    5 nights on board
    24.08 - 29.08.2022 (English)
    5 nights on board
    29.08 - 05.09.2022 (English)
    7 nights on board

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    Included in travel price

    • Accommodation on board in the booked cabin category;
    • All meals on board during the cruise (B/L/D);
    • 24-hour tea and coffee station on board;
    • All planned shore excursions, Zodiac rides, excursions according to program;
    • Experienced expedition leaders and lecturers;
    • Rentel rubber boots.
    • Flights Keflavik - Kangerlussuaq or Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq (round trip);
    • Transfer to/from Kangerlussuaq port;
    • Guided walks in all cities and settlements;
    • 'Kaffemik' visit to Qeqertarsuaq;
    • Taxes, tariffs and AECO fees.

    Not included in travel price

    • Arrival and departure, flight to Iceland or Denmark. Arctos Travel will be happy to advise you on a possible pre-cruise program;
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages;
    • Health insurance with emergency evacuation (required);
    • Luggage and cancellation insurance (recommended);
    • Personal expenses and tips.

    Information

    • OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:
    • Day 4: Icefjord boat tour or Icefjord helicopter flight;
    • Day 6: Bus tour to the