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The Unexplored Iceland and Greenland

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard L'Austral
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Come aboard L'Austral for a 14-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq. Sail through silence broken only by the cracking of icebergs, introducing you 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 : Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur
Day 2 : Cross the Denmark Strait
Day 3 : Knut Rasmussen Fjord, Greenland
Day 4 : Ammassalik
Day 5 : Sermilik
Days 6-7 : Sail along the eastern coast of Greenland
Day 8 : Cape Farewell
Day 9 : Sail along the coast of Greenland
Day 10 : Nuuk
Day 11 : Ilulissat – Disko Bay
Day 12 : Ilulissat – Disko Bay
Day 13 : Sail in the fjords
Day 14 : Kangerlussuaq

Ship

L'Austral

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland Greenland ice cap Kangaamiut port, Greenland My daughter finds a caribou antler as we hike the terrain Charming Sisimiut, Greenland - traditional fishing village

Day 1 Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur

Reykjavik, the "Bay of Smoke": nestled in a bay that protects its dreamlike beauty from the wind, Reykjavik’s rhythm is determined by the infinite movements of the ocean. The capital of Iceland is also merely a stone’s throw away from the magnificent Icelandic outback, as evidenced by the large numbers of Arctic terns and wild geese and duck that are to be found in the town center! Established in around 874 by a Viking chief, the world’s northernmost capital is simultaneously fierce and fascinating. Embark this evening and settle into your luxurious accommodations in preparation for your upcoming Arctic adventure.

Day 2 Cross the Denmark Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 Knut Rasmussen Fjord, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4 Ammassalik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 Sermilik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6-7 Sail along the eastern coast of Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Observe fjords and glaciers as the ship sails along the eastern coast of Greenland.

Day 8 Cape Farewell

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 9 Sail along the coast of Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10 Nuuk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
When Erik the Red, the exiled Norse chief, landed on the coast of Nuuk at the tail end of the 10th century, he found a fertile and welcoming land dotted with fjords. He settled there with a group of his former countrymen, and the Norse remained the principal inhabitants until, over a period of 500 years, their population declined and gave way to the Inuit. Nuuk is situated at the mouth of one of the largest fjords in the world, where the waters never freeze. The town spreads gently out towards the Davis Strait and enjoys an historic centre that is particularly rich in national heritage. The National Museum is home to fabulous collections of items depicting Inuit hunter and fishermen’s lives. Despite being Greenland’s capital city and its largest, Nuuk benefits from the rarefied atmosphere of inaccessibility; it can only be reached by air or sea, as there are no roads on Greenland. The vivid reds, blues, greens and yellows of the houses are a lively contrast to the sombre 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 11 Ilulissat – Disko Bay

  • 1 Breakfast
At the heart of Disko Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of almost surreal beauty. The sculptural icebergs continue on their timeless journey, shimmering with their eternal light. Vast pieces of ice break off from the bergs and rejoin the inexorable movement of the sea. Close by lies the town of Ilulissat, the region’s principal destination. Encircled by icebergs, it has retained a unique mix of traditional Arctic life, with multicolored wooden houses, huskies, and the leather tanners who still work today using the ancient methods of their ancestors.

Day 12 Ilulissat – Disko Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 13 Sail in the fjords

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day cruising the icy fjords and spotting wildlife from the deck.

Day 14 Kangerlussuaq

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.

A group charter flight to Paris and airport transfers are included in your cruise fare.

L'Austral

Per person starting at
$10,100
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
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.
Prestige Suite
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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.
Prestige Suite
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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.
Owner's Suite
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Owners 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 phone

Notes

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.

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

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• One-way return flight from Kangerlussuaq to Paris in economy class, on European airline
• Meet and greet at the airport
• Transfer from pier to the airport by local bus
• Separate luggage transfer from the pier to the airport
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team
• All meals while on board the ship
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals; afternoon tea
• “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• Room service 24h (special selection)
• Water sports activities using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected area

Please note:
• A transfer from the airport to the pier of Reykjavik (Hafnarfjordur) is available for US$44 - please inquire for details
• In Kangerlussuaq, truck drivers act as guides and tourist infrastructures are very limited
• Due to local transportation conditions, carry on could be limited on board the buses used for the passenger transfer to the airport (if the carry on is too large it could be transferred with the main luggage)

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• 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)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Expeditions programs include activities such as zodiac outings (sometimes with "wet landing"), moderate walks, to more active hikes. All of this is accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides. Certain zodiac outings will not allow for landings, just cruising. Landings will depend on weather conditions, position of ice and winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time.

Taking into consideration the unusual and exceptional character of expedition itineraries, the calls shown are an indication only. The final route will be confirmed by the Captain and Expedition Leader, who will take into account the touristic quality of the sites and above all, the safety of the passengers. Their decision will be subject to that of local authorities and the expert pilots present on board during the navigation in polar and/or isolated zones.

Included

  • 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
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