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Southwest Greenland

Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Rembrandt van Rijn
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Enjoy this voyage of Southwest Greenland, sailing to numerous landing sites. Along the way see whales, other beautiful flora and fauna, learn from Greenlandic history & culture, and admire the many glaciers on this exciting Arctic cruise.
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Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: 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 2: Lichtenfels & Fiskenaes

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Call at Lichtenfels, an abandoned Herrnhuters mission post, with a large cemetery from the 18th century, and Fiskenaes (formerly called Brielse Haven).

Day 3: At Sea

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail past Flade Isblink and keep a lookout for humpback whale and minke whale. Later, the ship may sail past Pamiut into Kuanersoq (Kvanefjord) to the island of Qeqertaq at the head of the fjord, and make a landing at Ivnarssup qava, an accessible and beautiful lake.

Day 4-5: Ivittuut

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Some way into the fjord you can admire the beautiful Fox Waterfall, and at the head of the fjord, you may see the front of the Arsuk Glacier. Then, the ship may sail into the Ika Fjord, where from the zodiac we can see the phantastic underwater columns of calcium carbonate hexahydrate.

Day 6: Qaleralik Sermia & Qoornooq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 7: Lichtenau & Uunartoq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 8: Hvalsey

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Hvalsey, visit the famous medieval Viking Cathedral, the largest Viking building in Greenland.

Day 9: Eriksfjord

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In Eriksfjord we visit the Viking sites of Gardar and Brattahlíð, where Erik Red lived about a thousand years ago. In the evening we arrive at the port of Narsarsuaq.

Day 10: Disembark / Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
From Narsarssuaq fly by scheduled plane to Reykjavik (flight not included).


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- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy.
- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.7 times the double occupancy rate.
- Children between the ages of 3-15 receive a 40% discount in triple cabins, one child per cabin.
- 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.
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