West & South Greenland Aurora Celestis« All Rembrandt van Rijn cruise options
- Day 1 Aasiaat / Embark
- Day 2 Jakobshavn Glacier
- Day 3 Disko Bay & Hunde Eijland
- Day 4 Sydbay (Ukivik)
- Day 5 Evigheds fjord
- Day 6 South of Maniitsoq
- Day 7 Godthabsfjord
- Day 8 Nuuk
- Day 9 Lichtenfels & Fiskenaes
- Day 10 At Sea
- Day 11 Ivittuut
- Day 12 Qaleralik Sermia & Qoornooq
- Day 13 Lichtenau & Uunartoq
- Day 14 Narsasrsuaq
- Day 15 Disembark / Return Home
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Triple Private Porthole||Twin Private Inside||Twin Private Porthole|
|Sep 19 '13
|Charter flights - price to be determined|
- 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.
Day 1 Aasiaat / Embark
Arrive in Aasiaat from Kangerdlussuak by chartered plane (flight not included in the voyage cost). Aasiaat is a settlement which was created in the 17th century to support the whaling in the mouth of Disko Bay. Its port is ice free from late spring to early winter.
Day 2 Jakobshavn Glacier
Today find yourselves just south of the large Jakobshavn Glacier with its enormous ice-bergs. Climb the hill at Avangnardlit for fantastic views across the Jakobshavn Isfjord, which is a World Heritage site.
Day 3 Disko Bay & Hunde Eijland
The island groups of Hunde Ejland and Kronprinsens Ejland in the mouth of the Disko Bay, are surrounded by rich waters which attract both seabirds and whales. Call at the small settlement on Hunde Eijland where old dwellings of Greenland’s Thule culture (dating from the 11th century) and graves from 18th century Dutch whalers can be seen.
Day 4 Sydbay (Ukivik)
Arrive at Sydbay (Ukivik), where the 18th Century whalers traded with the Eskimo’s at the occasion of the yearly Assivik, when people from a large area come together, on a beautiful sandy beach. Land also at nearby Isortoq with remains of houses of the Thule culture. In this area Reindeer are often seen.
Day 5 Evigheds fjord
Kangaamiut at the mouth of Evigheds fjord is a friendly Greenlandic village where people still indulge in handcraft. Some way into Evighedsfjord (Eternities Fjord) near the glacier fronts of Sermetsiaq and Taterat Sermiat be surrounded by mountains nearly 2000 m high.
Day 6 South of Maniitsoq
South of Maniitsoq between Alanngua and Fiskefjord, 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. The geologist Adam Garde (Denmark) who discovered this phenomena will be guide/lecturer on this voyage.
Day 7 Godthabsfjord
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
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 9 Lichtenfels & Fiskenaes
Call at Lichtenfels, an abandoned Herrnhuters mission post, with large cemetry from the 18th century, and Fiskenaes (formerly called Brielse Haven).
Day 10 At Sea
Sail past Flade Isblink and keep a lookout for Humpback Whale and Minke Whale.
Day 11 Ivittuut
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 12 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 13 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 14 Narsasrsuaq
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 15 Disembark / Return Home
From Narsarssuaq fly by scheduled plane to Kangerdlussuak and Copenhagen (flight not included).
Itinerary NotesFares 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
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: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
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.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|90 days or more||25% cruise cost|
|89-60 Days||55% cruise cost|
|59-0 Days||100% cruise cost|
Rembrandt van Rijn
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 32
S/V ‘Rembrandt Van Rijn’ was built as a herring lugger early last century. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-mast passenger sailing schooner in he Netherlands in 1994 and sailed various regions of the globe since then. The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program which was completed 2011. The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed according to the latest SOLAS regulations.
The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers good open deck viewing areas, also when under sail. The 2 inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas.
Life aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn:
The crew of the ´Rembrandt van Rijn´ consists of 7 experienced crew and 2 tour guides and a cook. The sailors are in charge during sailing and will bring guests ashore. Whilst sailing the assistance of the passengers is appreciated for handling the sails and taking the helm. This includes being on watch during nightly sailing.
Expeditions aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn attract independent-minded travelers from around the world. They are characterized by a strong interest in exploring remote regions. The camaraderie and spirit that develops aboard is an important part of the expedition experience.
The general interior public areas include a spacious restaurant area so that all meals can be taken together as well as separate bar area and reading table area. There is room to relax, read and socialize. Three meals of international cuisine per day are served buffet style in the restaurant and is prepared by the cook. The vessel furthermore consists of a separate bar including a reading table.
The ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 passengers in 16 cabins in the following cabin types: one Triple Private cabin with porthole, shower and toilet, six Twin Private Inside cabins with shower, toilet and no porthole, and nine Twin Private cabins with shower, toilet and porthole.
The electrical supply aboard the ship is 220 volt 50hz. Electrical outlets are standard European with two thick round pins. U.S. passengers may need a 220v/110v converter.
The s/v Rembrandt van Rijn has no ice class. During her refit, the bow of the vessel was enforced and is therefore suitable to sail in the polar waters.
|Triple Private Porthole|
Main deck, upper and lower berths, private bath facilities and porthole.
|Twin Private Inside |
Lower deck, upper and lower berths, inside cabins with private bath facilities.
|Twin Private Porthole|
Lower deck, upper and lower berths or two lower berths, private bath facilities and porthole.