South Greenland Aurora Celestis Cruise

Rinie van Meurs
Purple Saxifrage on a Arctic hillside
Goran Ehlme
A humpback whale lifts its fluke
North Atlantic Island
Sole Auk Bird
Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
A walrus relaxes on the snow.
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 voyage of South Greenland sailing to numerous landing sites. Along the way see whales, other beautiful flora and fauna, learn from Greenlandic history & culture and admire the many glaciers on this exciting Arctic cruise.

Day 1


    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 Center 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.

    Day 2

      Lichtenfels & Fiskenaes

      Call at Lichtenfels, an abandoned Herrnhuters mission post, with large cemetry from the 18th century, and Fiskenaes (formerly called Brielse Haven).

      Day 3

        At Sea

        Sail past Flade Isblink and keep a lookout for Humpback Whale and Minke Whale.

        Day 4


          This Sunday morning try to attend a church service in Arsuk, a dwindling Greenlandic community with about 140 residents. In Ivittuut walk along the remains of a Cryolite mine and around a small cemetery connected with it. In this area see Musk Oxen, which were introduced into the area in the last century.

          Day 5

            Qaleralik Sermia & Qoornooq

            Today sail to the beautiful glacier fronts of Qaleralik Sermia, where you will have some zodiac excursions and make some landings near the glacier. Deeper into Bredefjord at Qoornooq, land in an area with beautiful remains of houses from the Thule culture.

            Day 6

              Lichtenau & Uunartoq

              Reach Lichtenau a lovely but nearly deserted Greenlandic village, where the Herrnhuters had a mission in the 18th Century, and where still some of their large buildings remain. Try to get to Uunartoq, where you can bathe in a large hot spring, surrounded by icebergs. Close to it is Igdlorpait another abandoned Moravian Mission.

              Day 7


                In Eriksfjord visit the Viking sites of Gardar (a walk of 3 km from the landing site at Itilleq in the neck of the Peninsula) and Brattahlíð, where Erik Red lived about a thousand years ago. In the evening arrive at the port of Narsasrsuaq.

                Day 8

                  Disembark / Return Home

                  From Narsarssuaq fly by scheduled plane to Kangerdlussuak and Copenhagen (flight not included).
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                  Charter flights - price to be determined
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                  2014 : Sep 25
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                  Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                  - 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.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is 25% cruise cost, 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:

                  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to a variable credit card fee.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  90 days or more25% cruise cost
                  89-60 Days55% cruise cost
                  59-0 Days100% cruise cost