During this 10-day voyage, join the Rembrandt van Rijn to circumnavigate Upernivik Ø and sail to Fortune Bay. Along the way you can see many marine mammals, including whales, as well as other beautiful flora and fauna, learn about Greenlandic history & culture, and admire the many glaciers that characterize this landscape.
Day 1 : Embark in Aasiaat Day 2 : Eqip Sermia Day 3 : Bjørnefaelden Day 4 : Uummannaq Day 5 : Qaumarajuk Fjord Day 6 : Upernivik Ø Day 7 : Schades Øer Day 8 : Hareøen Day 9 : Fortune Bay and Engkelsmanshavn Day 10 : Disembark in Aasiaat
Arrive in Aasiaat from Kangerlussuaq by chartered plane. Aasiaat is a settlement which was created in the 17th century to support the whaling at the mouth of Disko Bay. Its mouth is ice free from late spring to early winter.
At Uummannaq, approach High Arctic waters. Seal hunting and fishing is still an important source of income for the local people and they also have many dogs which haul their sledges in winter. Also visit the nearby Qilakitsoq site, on the north coast of the Nuussuaq Peninsula, where some years ago a family of mummified Thule culture people from the 15th century was found.
Land at the head of the Qaumarajuk Fjord, where Wegener began his ascent of the icecap. The glacier Scheideck, which 80 years ago ended at the coast, has retreated about 10 km inland. In the same area, see Marmorilik with the Black Angel Mine for zinc and lead high in the mountains. Later take a zodiac cruise along the glacier front of the Perdlerfiup Sermia.
Circumnavigate Upernivik Ø and sail through the narrow fjords of Inukavsait, surrounded by mountains of over 2000m and glaciers at all sides. At the head of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord land at Nungutagssuak with Thule houses, a beautiful valley near a giant glacier front, and in the valley a hanging glacier.
In the morning take a zodiac cruise to Schades Øer where you can see Arctic tern colonies and sometimes Sabines gulls. In the afternoon sail along the south coast of Svartenhuk Peninsula and look into the valleys of Savik and Akunerit, where you can sometimes see musk ox. The west side of Akunerit has lakes with water birds like Canada goose. Also Arctic skuas breed here.
On Hareøen you may make a landing at Umivinguaq, a lovely little bay with Thule houses. Alternatively land in Qasigissat, in a lush tundra landscape near lakes in valleys surrounded by basalt cliffs. It is a great area for ducks and geese.
In Fortune Bay (in Greenlandic called Kitdlit, meaning whale bay) and Engkelsmanshavn, land near some warm springs, which create lush vegetation. The area offers a good opportunity to see humpback whales when the ship sails south of Godhavn. Head to Hunde Ejlands, a small Greenlandic settlement, to see old dwellings of Greenland’s Thule culture dating from 11th century and graves from 18th century European Whalers.
Day 10 Disembark in Aasiaat
Arrive in Aasiaat. In the morning fly from Aasiaat to Kangerlussuaq by chartered flight, and onward by scheduled flight to Copenhagen.
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- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the double occupancy rate.
- Due to the extreme nature of itinerary destinations, travel insurance is mandatory for all cruises aboard the Rembrandt Van Rijn - including medical, accident and repatriation/evacuation insurance.
Please note: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.
Trip Cost Includes
- All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
- Free use of snowshoes
- All shore excursions and activities
- Lecture Program by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
- All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
- AECO fees and governmental taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure material
Trip Cost Does Not Include:
-Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
-Pre- and post land arrangements
-Transfers to / from the vessel on commercial flights
-Passport and visa expenses
-Government arrival and departure taxes.
-Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory)
-Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
-The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided)
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!