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Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland 2021

Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
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From majestic glaciers and icebergs floating in deep-blue water to the island’s unique indigenous wildlife, the natural wonders of Greenland are the stars of this soft adventure voyage. Whales and seals often accompany the Ocean Diamond, while musk oxen graze ashore.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Reykjavik, Iceland | Embark
Day 2 : Day at Sea | Denmark Strait
Day 3 : Ammassalik Island
Day 4 : Skjoldungen Fjord
Day 5 : Day at Sea | Prins Christian Sound
Day 6 : Narsarsuaq
Day 7 : Nuuk
Day 8 : Sisimiut
Day 9 : Ilulissat
Day 10 : Uummannaq
Day 11 : Disko Bay | Qeqertarsuaq
Day 12 : Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Disembark

Highlights

  • Cross the Prins Christian Sound between the Labrador and Irminger Seas
  • Visit the ancient town of Qassiarsuk, founded by Viking leader Erik the Red
  • Tour Greenland's bustling capital and oldest town, Nuuk
  • Experience the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ship

Ocean Diamond (IPC)

Places Visited

  • Arctic
  • Europe
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Ammassalik
  • Denmark Strait
  • Disko Bay
  • Disko Island
  • Ilulissat
  • Kangerlussuaq
  • Narsarsuaq
  • Nuuk
  • Prince Christian Sound
  • Qeqertarsuaq
  • Reykjavik
  • Sisimiut
  • Skjoldungen
  • Uummannaq

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Street view of old town Reykjavik Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in Iceland Late summer in West Greenland Midnight sun light, Ilulissat Reflection of colorful houses in Greenland
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Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland | Embark

Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital or explore the sights of south and west Iceland. The Ocean Diamond docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping, and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 Day at Sea | Denmark Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. En-route you can attend fascinating presentations by your Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins, and seabirds from the deck of your cabin.

Day 3 Ammassalik Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island is characterized by several glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to exploring East Greenland.

Day 4 Skjoldungen Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Skjoldungen Fjord is bordered by towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides with serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea. It is highly likely that the fjord was inhabited by Paleo-Eskimo (Inuit) nomadic people as early as 4,000 years ago. Surrounded by wild and pristine nature, it is quite common to see whales, bearded seals and various kinds of birds in the area.

Day 5 Day at Sea | Prins Christian Sound

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
When conditions are favorable we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive, inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large hunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.

Day 6 Narsarsuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Very close to the town of Narsarsuaq lies the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by the legendary Viking rebel and leader Erik the Red. He named this area “green land” because the landscape around Qassiarsuk is characterized by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop, you have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and a small turf church.

Day 7 Nuuk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With 16,000 inhabitants Nuuk is both the capital and the biggest city of Greenland. It combines Arctic traditions with European urbanity. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

Day 8 Sisimiut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With approx. 5,600 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland. It is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. The fishing industry still plays an important role. The natural harbor remains ice-free throughout the year which made it an attractive location for European whalers in former times.

Day 9 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning we reach Ilulissat village in fabled Disko Bay. Ilulissat is located beside the Ilulissat Icefjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere.

Day 10 Uummannaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

Day 11 Disko Bay | Qeqertarsuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the South Coast off Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island's inhabitants.

Day 12 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning reach the 120-mile (190 km) Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the town of the same name. It’s time to say goodbye to the Ocean Diamond. 
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Notes

The minimum age requirement is 8 years on the Iceland Circumnavigation cruise and 10 years of age for cruises that combine Greenland and Iceland. The age restrictions are in place to ensure the safety and well being of the child.

Single supplement is 75% of published double-occupancy rate

Please note: only one shore excursion per port of call is bookable in advance. If conditions allow for excursions to be combined, staff will announce this on board. Shore excursions are not included in cruise fare. Please contact us for details.

Included in the price
  • accommodation in the booked cabin category
  • all meals included
  • coffee, tea, and water
  • all Zodiac excursions in Iceland and Greenland
  • Icelandic/English speaking guides
  • all lectures on board
  • on-board entertainment program
  • flight Kangerlussuaq – Keflavik incl. transfer in Kangerlussuaq Airport – Harbor
  • Company jacket
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