Depart from NuukIf you arrive from Copenhagen or Keflavik at the Nuuk airport on the scheduled flights (flight not included in the voyage cost) you will be transferred to the ship, which will depart in the early evening into the interior fjords of Nuuk. Passengers who have arrived on earlier flights will have time to do some independent sightseeing. Nuuk (Godthåb), the capital of Greenland has a population of about 16,000 people. The museum has a collection of Inuit mummies, from the 15th Century, which were found near Uummannaq. The Cultural Centre of Greenland - Katuak has exhibitions of Greenlandic artists, is also worth visiting. There are historical buildings from colonial times and bookstores with books about Greenland. The waters to the west of the town are a good place to see Humpback Whale.
Ski Mountaineering & SnowshoeingSpend the day in the fjord system East of Nuuk for a ski mountaineering excursion whilst the non-skiers can enjoy a walk with snowshoes. A prospect for skiers is the mountain Quingaq at 1616 m a.s.l. Later continue your Arctic exploration as you sail to the glacier reaches down to the sea in Kangersuneq. The head of the fjords may be iced up but you will sail as far into the fjord as possible.
Mount SadlenAnother day in fjords east of Nuuk for more ski mountaineering and snowshoe walking. The ski mountaineers may climb up to Mount Sadlen (1210 m) and the snow walkers will enjoy a walk on the lower slopes. In the evening, on your way north, arrive near the settlement of Atangmik.
Sondre IsortoqIn Søndre Isortoq at Ivnnarssuaq, in the Maniitsoq area, find a ski and snowshoe tour there or near the Apussuit glacier. The rugged mountains tower from the sea and the views from this height are great. Later sail to east of Maniitsoq. Sperm Whale frequently surface in spring and summer.
East of HamburgerlandThe Maniitsoq area offers rugged scenery and the mountain tops are flanked by glaciers reaching down to sea. North facing slopes become your playground for alpine descent at Kristefjeld (800 m) and at the east side of Hamborgerland. Spend the night in the fjord of Appamiut Kangerluarsuat.
EvighedsfjordThe Northern slopes of the mountains surrounding Kangerluarsuat offer the best snow. The snowshoe walkers opt for an easy route whilst the ski mountaineers scale higher peaks and pick a downhill run from there. The ship will pick you up for a scenic evening sail into Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord). Visit a Kittiwake colony at Taaterat (Kittiwake) and anchor there. Near the mouth of Evighedsfjord Humpback Whale are often seen.
Taaterat GlacierThe skiers climb a 100m peak at the interior of Taaterat Glacier. They may even scale the highest mountain top in this area (1444 m). The snowshoe walkers will in the meantime explore the rugged glacier fronts which come all the way down to sea level. In the evening depart towards Maniitsoq and enjoy the time at sea on the last night of your polar voyage.
Disembark / Fly to KangerdlussuakDisembark in Maniitsoq. The town is nestled on an island at the mouth of a fjord surrounded by peaks above 2000 m. The port of Maniitsoq is ice free from late spring to early winter. Board the charter plane from Maniitsoq to Kangerdlussuak, and onward scheduled flight to Copenhagen (flights not included in the voyage cost).