GREENLAND FROM THE SEA 2014 - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

A semi-escorted tour with the choice to book optional tours in advance or on spot

Hotel stay in Ilulissat and Qaqortoq combined with a cruise along the West coast of Greenland offers unique experiences of the arctic nature and insight in the Inuit culture. Sailing along the West coast of Greenland is a splendid way of meeting the locals. Accommodation in modern outside cabins with private facilities. Along the way from Ilulissat in the Disko Bay to Qaqortoq in South Greenland there will be plenty of time to relax and experience the beautiful and varied nature of Greenland.

Sailing plays a very important role in the Greenlandic infrastructure and a cruise along the West coast of Greenland is a fabulous way of experiencing this beautiful and varied country. Accommodation in outside cabins with private facilities. Ilulissat Town of the giant icebergs and home of the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fiord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a really big city where modern life meets old fashion life style, all surrounded by amazing nature. Here, ice is the main theme; get close to the icy giants covered in the rays of the midnight sun on an amazing Ice Fiord cruise, join a full day boat excursion to the calving glacier; Eqip Sermia. You can also visit some of the remote settlements where fishing and hunting still provide for the living.

The Sea Voyage
Meet the local population travelling from town to town to visit relatives and friends along the coast. Enjoy the beautiful and varied landscape as we leave the rough Arctic nature and reach the green and fertile South Greenland. We sail in open waters and in narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at the major towns and at a few settlements. Everywhere, the arrival of the ship makes people rush to the harbour to welcome friends and relatives. Life on board is relaxing! Enjoy the view and make sure to keep your eyes open, as humpback whales are often seen.

Qaqortoq
Qaqortoq is the biggest town in South Greenland. Situated near the big lake "Storesøen" with rising mountains in the outback of the city. Old colony houses show the history of the town, while new big modern houses rises up along the cliff wall, all with splendid views over the open sea. A real town of contrasts.

GREENLAND FROM THE SEA 2014 - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

A semi-escorted tour with the choice to book optional tours in advance or on spot

Thursday
Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat. Meet & greet by a local guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting including details for the upcoming ship voyage and guided city walk. Optional excursions during stay in Ilulissat:
• The Icebergs of Sermermiut
• Midnight Cruise to the Ice Fiord
• Helicopter De Luxe to Iulissat Icefiord
• Home Visit
• The calving glacier Eqi and Inuit Settlement Ataa
• Fishing tour
• Feeding the dogs
• Whale Safari
• Sightseeing flight over Ilulissat Ice fiord
• Ice fiord photo sightseeing
Optional tours can be booked in advance or with the local tour representative - see selection here!
Included meals: In flight meal and welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Friday & Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions.
Included meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat until afternoon transfer at 15:30 to the pier for embarking MV Sarfaq Ittuk. Departure at 16:30 for our southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West Coast.
21:00-22:00 Short stop in Aasiaat.
Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

Monday
Sailing south along the Greenlandic West Coast.
09:00-11:00 Call at Sisimiut including special guided city tour of Sisimiut
21:15-22:30 Short stop in Maniitsoq.
Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

Tuesday
Sailing south along the Greenlandic West Coast.
07:30-13:00 Call at Nuuk including special guided city tour of Nuuk.
Included meals: None
Accommodation: Outside cabin on board

Wednesday
Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.
06:00-06:30 Short stop in Paamiut.
21:30 Short stop in Narsaq
24:00 Arrival to Qaqortoq. Meet & greet by a local tour guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and information meeting.
Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

Thursday
Breakfast at hotel. Short city tour of Qaqortoq. Optional excursions during stay in Qaqortoq:
• Hike around Storesøen
• Hvalsey Church Ruin
• Hot springs of Uunartoq
• Boat excursion to Inland Ice Cap
• Coffee mik
Optional tours can be booked in advance or with the local tour representative - see selection here!
Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

Friday
Breakfast at hotel. Day for leisure and optional excursions during stay in Qaqortoq.
Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

Saturday
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Qaqortoq pier and by boat through Eric's Fiord to Narsarsuaq. Transfer from Narsarsuaq pier to the airport. Air Iceland flight from Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.
Included meals: Breakfast at the hotel and light in-flight meal


GREENLAND FROM THE SEA 2014 - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

A semi-escorted tour with the choice to book optional tours in advance or on spot

2014 guaranteed departures from Reykjavík every Thursday from 03.07.-21.08.2014:
From Thursday Reykjavík-Ilulissat to Saturday Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik

Flight schedule:
03.07.-21.08.14 Thu: Reykjavik 11:15 - Ilulissat 12:30 and Sat: Narsarsuaq 14:45 - Reykjavik 19:45

Schedules are subject to change.

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Time Difference: Please note that there is a two-hour time difference between Iceland and Greenland.

Airport Transfer in Reykjavik: not included

Airport Transfers in Greenland: are included

Currency and credit cards: Important to bring Danish Kronas to Greenland. Foreign currency is not everywhere accepted. Credit cards are accepted only at few locations. i.e. at the hotels and larger stores. Using credit and debit card, an PIN-code is required.

Book optional Ilulissat day tours in advance - see selection here!
Book optional Qaqortoq day tours in advance - see selection here!


GREENLAND FROM THE SEA 2014 - 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

A semi-escorted tour with the choice to book optional tours in advance or on spot

2014 guaranteed departures from Reykjavík every Thursday from 03.07.-21.08.2014:
From Thursday Reykjavík-Ilulissat to Saturday Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik

Flight schedule:
03.07.-21.08.14 Thu: Reykjavik 11:15 - Ilulissat 12:30 and Sat: Narsarsuaq 14:45 - Reykjavik 19:45

Schedules are subject to change.


2014 Price per person:
DKK 30,315 per person (double room with private facilities)
Single-room supplement: DKK 7,260 per person
Note: We can send invoice in EUR, GBP or USD if requested - using exchange rate of billing date

Price includes:
  • Accommodation and coastal voyage as per detailed itinerary
  • Breakfast at hotels (meals can be bought on board of the cruise in the cafeteria)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat
  • All transfers in West- and South Greenland
  • Boat transfer: Qaqortoq – Narsarsuaq
  • Flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat & Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik including airport tax and light meals served on board
  • Destination guide in Ilulissat & Qaqortoq
  • Guided city walk/tour in Ilulissat, Sisimiut, Nuuk and Qaqortoq. No guide during cruise however special information will be provided to the guests by the local guide in Ilulissat the day before the ship voyage.
See details about hotel accommodations and meals under trip guide

Book optional Ilulissat day tours in advance - see selection here!
Book optional Qaqortoq day tours in advance - see selection here!

Important:
Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from Greenland.

Bookings to be sent to email: gjtravel@gjtravel.is
All bookings are on request. We need full names of all travellers to Greenland, nationality and travel dates to/from Greenland. After we receive your reservation by email, you will get a short reconfirmation from us that we will work on your booking. The final confirmation will be sent within 2-4 working days after booking receipt. Unfortunately for Greenland packages there is no instant availability system and online booking & payment system. Payment is due latest 6 weeks prior to arrival; we accept international bank transfer or payment by visa or mastercard. Vouchers and detailed itinerary will be sent after receipt of final payment. This concept will assure an interactive relation between you and our company and we can assist you with any personal needs you might have. We provide you also with many practical information in regards to your stay in Greenland and how to prepare for a trip to Greenland.

Cancellation policy for Greenland
If reservation is cancelled within 8 weeks of departure there will be a charge of 10% of the tour package.
If reservation is cancelled within 6 weeks of departure there will be a charge of 40% of the tour package.
If reservation is cancelled within 4 weeks prior to departure there will be a charge of 60 % of the tour package.
If reservation is cancelled within 3 weeks prior to departure there will be a charge of 80% of the tour package.
If reservation is cancelled on day of departure or in case of no show there will be a charge of 100% of the tour package (no refund at all).

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