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Exploring Greenland

Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland 2021

Example 12 Day Cruise aboard Ocean Diamond (IPC)
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Board the Ocean Diamond Kangerlussuaq to Iceland, 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 ship, while musk ox grazes ashore. Hardly anywhere is geology as exciting as it is in Iceland. Ice and fire have combined throughout the years to form unearthly landscapes of lava, glaciers, boiling mud pots, geothermal springs, and thundering waterfalls. On this 12-day voyage, discover remote fishing villages and explore the wild coastline of Iceland.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Discover the splendid Sisimiut, the second largest town in Greenland
  • Visit Uummannaq, considered one of the most beautiful Arctic towns
  • Experience the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the authentic charm of Reykjavik, Iceland's lively capital

Ship

Ocean Diamond (IPC)

Places Visited

  • Arctic
  • Europe
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Ammassalik
  • 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

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Day 1 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland | Embark

Welcome to Greenland! The Ocean Diamond anchors off Kanglerlussuaq and embarkation is conducted via your Zodiac boats. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 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 3 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your next stop is Ilulissat, which means “iceberg” in Greenlandic. And with good reason, as the town is located at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord.

Day 4 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 heartshaped mountain.

Day 5 Qeqertarsuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the South Coast of Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded there. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries.

Day 6 Nuuk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, the city combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is considered a modern, bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

Day 7 Narsarsuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the evening we reach the small settlement of Qassiarsuk to anchor for the night. Qassiarsuk was founded by notorious Viking Erik the Red who named this area “green land” because of the inviting green valleys around Qassiarsuk. During our stop here you can learn about the lives of the island’s early Norse settlers and visit a reconstructed Viking longhouse and small turf church.

Day 8 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) Prins Christian Sound. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch them.

Day 9 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 10 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 11 Day at Sea | Denmark Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you sail across the Denmark Strait towards Iceland. This route was used by Norse settlers traveling to Greenland around 900 years ago.

Day 12 Reykjavík, Iceland | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, you bid farewell to the Ocean Diamont as you sail back into Reykjavik. You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food, and world-class entertainment.

Ocean Diamond (IPC)

Per person starting at
$3,995
Ocean Diamond's Triple Cabin.
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T - Triple Cabin
204-sq. ft., Deck 3, 2 twin beds and 1 upper bed, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hairdryer, and two portholes
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P - Outside Cabin with Porthole
204-sq. ft., Deck 3, double bed or 2 twin beds, private bathroom with shower, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hairdryer, and two portholes
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O - Outside Cabin - Obstructed View
204-sq. ft., Deck 5 & 6, double bed or 2 twin beds, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hairdryer, and a picture window
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D - Outside Cabin
183 - 204-sq. ft., Deck 4, 5, & 6, double bed or 2 twin beds, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hairdryer, and a picture window
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B - Suite
398-sq. ft., Deck 4, double bed or 2 twin beds plus two more beds, 2 private bathrooms with shower or bathtub, sitting area, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hairdryer, and picture windows
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A - Balcony Suite
323-sq. ft., Deck 7, double bed or 2 twin beds, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, sitting area, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hairdryer, and a full-size window

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 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 Keflavik - Kangerlussuaq incl. transfer in Greenland from Kangerlussuaq Airport – Harbor
  • Company jacket
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