Greenland Like a Pirate
*Price is per person for a double room according to departure point – additional price variations listed below.
*Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen every Thursday from 06 Jun – 22Aug
8 days sailing along the Greenlandic West Coast
Visiting 1 country: Greenland
Sailing plays a significant role in the Greenlandic infrastructure and a cruise along the West coast of Greenland is the most awesome way to gain the full experience. Accommodation is hosted in outside cabins with private facilities. Combine hotel stays in Ilulissat and Narsaq with a cruise along the West Coast of Greenland. Sailing along the Greenlandic West Coast is the perfect way to meet the Greenlanders. Along the way from Ilulissat in the Disko Bay to Narsaq in South Greenland you will have plenty of time to experience the beautiful and varied country.
Famed for its giant icebergs and home to the World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is the third largest town in Greenland and a city where modern life meets old traditions. Here, ice is the main theme! Get close to the icy giants covered in the rays of the midnight sun, on an amazing Ice Fjord cruise or 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 is the only way to survive.
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 rugged Arctic nature, in the Disko Bay, and reach green and fertile South Greenland. We sail in open waters and narrow straits, so close that you can almost touch the mountains. Along the way the ship calls at major towns and small 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 sometimes seen.
Narsaq, (meaning The Plain in Greenlandic) is a charming and beautiful village, known for its colourful wooden houses, and located in the amazing fjord systems of South Greenland. It is an area of great geological and historic interest. Several interesting minerals can be found on the outskirts of town, in the Kvanefjæld area. You’ll also see as well as the Viking ruins of Dyrnæs and the Landnamsgård, which are among the oldest Viking ruins dating back to AD 1000. Don’t miss the wonderful day trip to the Inland Icecap, sailing through waters filled with icy sculptures before landing in front of the Twin Glaciers offering you the opportunity to walk right up to the glacier front and touch the ice!
Air Greenland morning flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Connecting flight to Ilulissat. Meet and greet by your guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and information meeting where you will be introduced to the guide team and hear more about the journey you are about to embark on. Following the welcome meeting your guide will take you on a city walk so you can get acquainted with the town and marvel at the breathtaking nature with the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilulissat Icefjord nearby. Tonight you will enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant ‘Ulo’ which specializes in fresh-from-the-fjords-andfells cuisine. Other local staples include seaweed, musk ox, Greenland halibut, and Greenlandic herbs.
Day 2, 3
Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure. There are several ways to explore the area – by boat, by foot or even flightseeing. The Arctic Adventure guide team can advise you regarding tours and also book your space. Talk to the guide team if you need advice on where to buy the best souvenirs. A popular gift is a ‘Tupilak’, which in Greenlandic means ‘soul of the ancestor’ and is an Inuit version of a talisman/voodoo doll. Traditional tupilaks were sculpted into tiny creatures inspired by Inuit mythology.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions until afternoon transfer to the pier for embarking MV Sarfaq Ittuk. The sea has always been the primary way to get around in Greenland. Sarfaq Ittuk is your best chance to travel as – and along with – the local population. Please note! All timings during the cruise are approximate. Check with crew before disembarking during port calls!
17:00: Departure for our southbound cruise along the Greenlandic West coast.
21.30-22.00: Short stop in Aasiaat.
Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast. During your cruise all meals can be purchased in Café Sarfak on board. The menu usually includes light snacks, open sandwiches as well as hot dishes which include Greenlandic produce like fish, reindeer and musk oxen.
09.00-11.00: Call at Sisimiut
17:45-18:00: Short stop in Kangaamiut
21.30-22.30: Short stop in Maniitsoq.
Sailing south along the Greenlandic West coast.
07.00-09.00: Call at Nuuk
16:30-16:45: Short stop in Qeqertarsuatsiaat
23:30-23:59: Short stop in Paamiut
Sailing in the South Greenland Archipelago.
06:45.07:00: Short stop in Arsuk.
16:00-19:00: Stop in Qaqortoq.
Use the information sheet, your guide gave you in Ilulissat to go exploring this charming town on your own. Don’t forget to look for the more than 40 sculptures which form part of the Man & Stone project, spearheaded by the local Aka Hoegh.
21:00: Arrival in Narsaq Meet and greet by your guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Breakfast at the hotel. Short guided city tour of Narsaq and debriefing with Arctic Adventure guide. Short city tour of Narsaq and farewell meeting with your guide. Transfer to Narsaq pier and by boat through Erik’s Fjord to Narsarsuaq. Transfer from Narsarsuaq pier to the airport. Air Greenland midday flight from Narsarsuaq to Copenhagen Airport.
EPIC JOURNEYS: ADVENTURES & EXPEDITIONS
1 Week +
Cruises w M/V Sarfak Ittuk from Copenhagen
|Tour Name||No. of days||Departure day(s)||Availability||Twin cabin p.p.||Single supplement||Dinner supplement||Flight deposit*||Extra nights Dbl p.p/sgl|
|Greenland like a pirate||8||Thu||06JUN-22AUG||EUR 3460||EUR 780||EUR 260||EUR 2210||EUR 185|
Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen every Thursday from 06 JUN-22 AUG
- Mentioned flights with all taxes
- Mentioned transfers
- Accommodation with private facilities
- Coastal voyages with accommodation in cabins with private facilities
- Breakfast at hotels (meals can be bought on board during cruise)
- 2 dinners
- Farewell meeting before leaving Narsaq
- Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat and Narsaq
- City walk/tour in Ilulissat and Narsaq
- No guide during cruise however special information will be provided to the guests by our Arctic
- Adventure guide in Ilulissat the day before the ship departs
- No meals during cruise (meals can be bought on board)
- Travel Insurance
3 nights in Hotel Arctic
3 nights on board of MV Sarfaq Ittuk
1 night in Hotel Narsaq