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).