West Greenland Aurora Celestis Cruise

Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Hiking through the arctic tundra.
Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Enjoy the unique towns of Greenland.
Amos Nachoum
Hiking the arctic tundra.
Jan Belgers-Oceanwide Expeditions
Sight-seeing in the arctic.
Rob Tully-Oceanwide Expeditions
Unique villages of Greenland.
Monica Salmang-Oceanwide Expeditions
Lounge area aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.
Amos Nachoum-Oceanwide Expeditions
Travelers aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn posing for a group picture.
A polar voyage to West Greenland where you will sail to Godthåbsfjord among other landing sites. Along the way on your Arctic exploration see whales, other beautiful flora and fauna, learn from Greenlandic history & culture and admire the many glaciers on this exciting Arctic cruise.

Day 1

    Kangerlussuaq / Embark

    We arrive at Kangerlussuaq a former American air base, these days an intercontinental airport, where we board the ship

    Day 2

      Søndre Strømfjord

      In the Søndre Strømfjord surrounded by towering mountains, we can meet currents of up to 7 knots ( 12 km), thus we may need some time to sail the whole length of 170 km. At the south side of the fjord, the valleys at Safartoq and Angujafortik are much frequented by groups of Musk Oxen. We will land there to observe them from a distance

      Day 3


        Deep into Evighedsfjord ( Eternities Fjord) near the glacier fronts of Sermetsiaq and Taterat Sermiat we are surrounded by mountains of nearly 2000 m high. In the mouth of this fjord system we often see Humpback Whales.

        Day 4


          East of Hamborgerland we reach the fantastic landscapes of the Sermilinguaq Fjord. The Maniitsoq area has rugged scenery with mountain tops flanked by glaciers reaching down to the sea.

          Day 5

            South of Maniitsoq

            South of Maniitsoq between Alanngua and Atamik, we land in an area which is the base of a large impact crater, caused by a huge meteorite, which hit the earth about 3 milliard years ago. It is the oldest impact structure recorded to date on earth.

            Days 6-7


              We sail some way into Godthåbsfjord and visit some ruins from Vesterbygd ( western settlement) of the Norsemen and see majestatic ice-bergs from the Kangersuneq. The Moravians had a mission in the abandoned Umanaq settlement.

              Day 8


                Nuuk (Godthåb - Neu Herrenhut) the capital of Greenland has a population of about 15,000. An excursion should include a visit to the museum which has a remarkable collection of Inuit mummies, dating from the 15th Century, which were found near Uummannaq, further to the north. The Cultural Centre of Nuuk, which each year has an exhibition of the work of a Greenlandic artist, is also worth visiting. The waters to the west of the town are a good place to see Humpback Whale and Blue Whale. Some of our passengers will leave the ship for their home-ward flights, but many will stay for the next voyage
                - Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy.
                - 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.
                Fares include:
                - Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
                - All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
                - All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
                - Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
                - On Rembrandt voyages: Transfers and baggage handling between airport and ship in Greenland harbors on the chartered group flights.
                - All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
                - AECO fees and governmental taxes.
                - Comprehensive pre-departure material

                Not included:
                Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel outside Spitsbergen; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; 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; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

                Please note: It is agreed that if fuel prices will exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure Rembrandt van Rijn reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of EURO 18 per passenger per night.