Iceland and Greenland Cruise

Mary Curry
Colin and Eugene Hiking in Greenland
Mary Curry
Greenland ice cap
Mary Curry
Kangaamiut port, Greenland
Mary Curry
My daughter finds a caribou antler as we hike the terrain
Mary Curry
Charming Sisimiut, Greenland - traditional fishing village
Erick Larrieu
Relax on the deck of the L'Austral.
Stunning views from the bar and lounge
Come aboard L'Australfor an 11-day, 5-star 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 1

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Embark this evening and settle into your luxurious accommodations in preparation for your upcoming Arctic adventure. A group charter flight from Paris and arrival transfers are included in your cruise fare.

    Day 2

      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. Nearby, in the rugged lava fields, natural springs throw their turbulent water towards the sky, performing an incredible geyser dance dressed in amber tones. Don’t miss out on this natural resplendence and the reflections of astonishing geological phenomena.

      Day 3

        At Sea

        You’ll cruise through the heart of landscapes heavily punctuated with vertical lines and dotted with vertiginous cliffs and cathedral-like icy giants. Sometimes you will see them tip over or bump into one another and in those moments you will understand the complex nature of this environment, which is both strong and fragile. Icebergs are natural works of art, and they result from an accumulation of snow that is compressed over thousands of years. They set the backdrop for a timeless adventure. When, as you admire them from the deck of L'Austral, these majestic mountains of ice tower over you and the sun shines upon them like a great floodlight, a palette of colors will reflect their extraordinary beauty: deep blue, white, turquoise, or as transparent as pure crystal. Nature’s creative genius will reveal itself before your very eyes in the form of an incredible confusion of ice sculptures.

        Day 4

          Farvell Cape Passage, Greenland

          Port details pending.

          Day 5

            Narsaq, Greenland

            Port details pending.

            Day 6

              Nuuk, Greenland

              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 center 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 7

                At Sea

                Enjoy a day at sea sailing along the coastline of Greenland.

                Day 8

                  Eqi Glacier / Base Paul Emile Victor, Greenland

                  Port details pending.

                  Day 9

                    Disko Bay & Ilulissat

                    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 their on 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 10

                      At Sea

                      Spend the day cruising the icy fjords and spotting wildlife from the deck.

                      Day 11

                        Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

                        Disembark this morning for your continued journey home. A group charter flight to Paris and airport transfers are included in your cruise fare.
                         Superior StateroomDeluxe StateroomPrestige Stateroom - Deck 4Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6Deluxe SuitePrestige Suite - Deck 5Prestige Suite - Deck 6Owners Suite
                        2014-Aug-03$7,539$8,404$9,083$9,454$9,824$11,553$13,097$21,124$18,125
                        Airport Taxes: $182
                        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.
                        Not included in rates:
                        - Air transportation and airport taxes
                        - Port and safety taxes
                        - Gratuities
                        - Optional shore excursions -booked onboard. (Except Antarctic & Arctic voyages)
                        - Personal expenses onboard
                        - Personal insurance

                        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 fare is per person and includes the following:
                        • All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
                        • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
                        • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
                        • Evening entertainment and events
                        • Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
                        • Room service 24h (special selection)
                        • Direct flight as follow: chartered flight from/to Paris in Economy-class on European airline
                        • Meet and Greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfers to and/or from the ship and other services before and after the cruise according to detailed program available upon request 10 months prior departure.

                        Special inclusion program for US/Canada bookings:
                        The all inclusive package includes the Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request), port taxes, fuel surcharge and gratuities

                        Not included in cruise fare:
                        • Airport taxes (subject to modification)
                        • Port and safety taxes
                        • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise
                        • 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
                        • Gratuities
                        • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
                        • Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

                        Deposit & Payment

                        Initial deposit is 30%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                        Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                        Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

                        Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                        Cancellation Policy

                        Days Prior to departureFee
                        Antarctic & Arctic Cruises
                        91 days or more$450
                        90-61 days30% cruise cost
                        60-46 days55% cruise cost
                        45-31 days80% cruise cost
                        30-0 days100% cruise cost
                        All other Cruises
                        45 days or more$450
                        44-31 days55% cruise cost
                        30-0 days100% cruise cost