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Greenland's West Coast

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Explore the incredible beauty of the Arctic on this unique 11-day cruise that begins in Reykjavik, Iceland and travels around remote areas of Greenland. Board your luxurious 264-passenger luxury vessel, Le Boreal, and sail through silence broken only by the cracking of icebergs to the landscapes of this radiant, virgin land. Here, when the ice breaks up and the granite peaks shed their white mantle for a brief summer, a spellbinding world of bewitching power and beauty emerges.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2 : Reykjavik | Hafnarfjordur
Day 3 : At Sea
Day 4 : Farewell Cape Passage, Greenland
Day 5 : Narsaq
Day 6 : Nuuk
Day 7 : Sail along the Western Coast of Greenland
Day 8 : Equi Glacier | Paul Emile Victor Base
Day 9 : Ilulissat, Disko Bay
Day 10 : Cruising the Fjords
Day 11 : Kangerlusuaq, Greenland | Disembark

Highlights

  • Anchor at remote ports of call in Greenland
  • Hike the tundra as you explore incredibly beautiful Arctic landscapes
  • Tour Greenland's capital, Nuuk, with its brightly colored houses
  • Navigate the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ship

Le Boreal (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Coastal village in the arctic View of a glacier in Greenland A humpback whale lifts its fluke Ilulissat iceberg Greenland hiking views

Day 1 Embark in Reykjavik, Iceland

Embark in Reykjavik, Iceland, in the evening. This attractive harbor city is located just a few kilometers from the Icelandic capital. You get there by sea, and can see the fishing boats moored in the Hafnarfjörður bays. As you approach, see the immersed rocks of volcanic origin; in fact, Hafnarfjörður is built on an ancient field of lava flow. In the town center, basalt rocks point you in the direction of the historic houses of Sivertsen and Siggubær: their interiors and period furniture bring old Iceland back to life before your very eyes. Not far from here, you can fill your lungs with sea air by taking the coastal walk, which is well worth it for the beautiful, panoramic views. Overnight in port.

Day 2 Reykjavik | Hafnarfjordur

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend your first day in Hafnarfjordur, a charming port town and municipality located on the southwest coast of Iceland. Hafnarfjordur is known for its wildly shaped lava formations, fantastic museums, variety of shops and restaurants, and geothermal swimming pools.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax aboard your luxurious vessel while cruising the polar waters.

Day 4 Farewell Cape Passage, Greenland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day exploring Farewell Cape Passage, a headland on the southern shore of Eggers Island, Greenland.

Day 5 Narsaq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Navigate along the west coast of Greenland, exploring fjords and glaciers. Head to Narsaq, a striking agricultural town in Greenland situated in a giant fjord system known for hiking, mineral deposits and cowboy history. The area is a great place to explore, and is full of abundant wildlife including seals, salmon, trout, and whales as well as icebergs from the nearby glacier.

Day 6 Nuuk

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend your day exploring Nuuk, Greenland’s capital city and its largest. Nuuk extends gradually over Davis Strait and boasts a historic center with a particularly rich heritage. The vivid reds, blues, greens, and yellows of the houses are a lively contrast to the somber waters of Greenland and serve to lift the spirits of the locals during the winter months. Nuuk is visually emotive and imbued with the expressions of the tundra, the sea, and the sky.

Day 7 Sail along the Western Coast of Greenland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail along the western coast of Greenland.

Day 8 Equi Glacier | Paul Emile Victor Base

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Equi Glacier, one of the most impressive sites of the region. Here, the silence is broken only by the roaring and cracking of the ice. It is impossible to know if one is shivering from cold or from the sheer thrill of being here. Imagine the vast outline of a glacier, its translucent crystals glowing with an ice-blue fire in the sunlight. Paul-Emile Victor’s shelter cannot be overlooked; it was from here that the French Polar Expeditions’ anthropological and geographic explorations set off in the 1950s.

Day 9 Ilulissat, Disko Bay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the heart of Disko Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of almost surreal beauty. Embark on an unforgettable adventure aboard a local boat to discover this river of ice. When the light changes as the sun’s angle shifts, the icebergs display strange colors, draping themselves in gold, pink, red and mauve as off in the distance the houses light up for nightfall. In the isolated bay, the horizon, water, and ice meld together and become one. Experience this timeless adventure and celebrate the immensity of the landscapes Greenland has to offer.

Day 10 Cruising the Fjords

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day admiring beautiful fjords and watching for amazing Arctic wildlife.

Day 11 Kangerlusuaq, Greenland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Kangerlussuaq is a settlement on the west coast of Greenland near the end of a fjord of the same name. A former U.S. military base, the settlement serves as the international gateway for the majority of travel to and from Greenland. Kangerlussuaq connects travelers and locals with other towns in Greenland to international destinations like Copenhagen, Denmark and Iceland. The town is also surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Thousands of musk oxen roam the mountains and valleys near the town, which are accessible by hiking trails. 

Disembark this morning for your continued journey home. Transfer to the airport for your flight from Kangerlussuaq to Paris.

Le Boreal (CDP)

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$7,545
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8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
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28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
Deck 4, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
Deck 5, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
Deck 6, 200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Deluxe Suites
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Owners Suite
1 suite, 484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phon

Notes

Children Welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Please Note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship 
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• 24h Room service (special selection)
• English speaking lecturer 
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team
• Park entry fees into protected areas
• Complimentary boot rental on select cruises 

Cruise, Flights & Transfers program rates are per person and also include:
• Reykjavik-Kangerlussuaq one-way return flight to Paris on European airline
• Meet and Greet by our representatives at the destination airport
• Transfers to and/or from the ship and other services before and after the cruise according to detailed programs available upon request 10 months prior departure
• All flights indicated and included in the cruise package are in economy class
* Flights are being studied and are subject to change until the flight plan is confirmed and this up to 3 months prior to each cruise.

Cruise fares do not include:
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned in each “Cruise, Flights & Transfers” package and for which details are available upon request
• Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned in the cruise brochure
• Airport taxes (other than the ones included)
• Port and safety taxes
• Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
• Luggage handling
• Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
• Dives when authorized by local authorities and feasible with ship equipment and zodiacs. Rates: 70 € per standard dive; 80€ per dive when local equipment or staff must be used, 80€ for a “discover scuba dive” course. In order to participate to diving sessions, guests must have with them a medical certificate less than 1 year old and their up to date dive book.
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)

Please Note:
Please do not forget to bring your medical certificates when it is required to participate in an expedition cruise. 

These voyages include activities such as Zodiac® landings (sometimes wet landings), Zodiac® outings, moderate walks, to more active hikes accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Considering the nature of the programs, a reasonable level of mobility is required to enjoy these expeditions.

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  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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