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Disko Bay: Birthplace of Icebergs

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Join the crew of the m/v Sea Spirit on this breathtaking 8-day cruise around West Greenland's Disko Bay. When the ship anchors, be ready to face a serious challenge, choosing the vista that impresses you the most. The 360° degree panorama of Disko Bay includes calving glaciers, white and turquoise icebergs, majestic basalt mountains, picturesque Greenlandic villages and numerous whales. But, then again, you don't have to choose...

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Days 2-7 : West Greenland and Disko Bay
Day 8 : Disembark in Kangerlussuaq


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Places Visited

  • Arctic
  • Greenland
  • Disko Bay
  • Disko Island
  • Eqip Sermia
  • Evighedsfjorden
  • Ilulissat
  • Kangerlussuaq
  • Qeqertarsuaq
  • Sisimiut
  • Uummannaq

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

A towering iceberg drifts in Disko Bay Disko Bay Boat, barn, and iceberg on Disko Bay Iceberg Greenland hiking views

Day 1 Embark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Your Arctic expedition starts in the town of Kangerlussuaq, full of beautiful ice caps and colorful houses make is a special place.

In the afternoon, embark the Sea Spirit and sail out of the picturesque fjord.

Day 2-7 West Greenland and Disko Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Whales, nature, and cultural exploration await you in this iceberg paradise for the next six days.

In Evighedsfjorden, "Fjord of Eternity," hike among majestic mountain peaks and enjoy an incredible 360 degree panorama of the land and the surrounding fjords.

Sisimiut is the second largest settlement in Greenland, appearing very modern but at the same time very traditional. It is located 40 km north of the Arctic Circle and is the southernmost settlement where there is enough snow for dog sledding in winter and spring. There are more dog sleds than humans in the town. The locals are very hospitable and colorful houses look friendly too.

Ilulissat means icebergs. Watch the marvelous gallery of icy sculptures up to 100 meters in height. Hear the inimitable symphony of the icebergs’ cracking and rumbling. Ilulissat, however, is much more than just icebergs. For nature lovers, hiking in the surrounding hills reveal some amazing views. Humpback whales are abundant in the nearby fjords. The local Inuit Art Museum contains a large collection of paintings by Greenland's probably best known painter, Emanuel A. Petersen. Over 100 paintings by Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish artists are exhibited here.

Embrace yourself for strong emotions as the ship approachs the beautiful Eqip Sermia Glacier. Here, plan to hike at Eqip Sermia and watch huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are booming and the sight of the icebergs, crashing into the water, is breathtaking.

Then explore the picturesque Uummannaq Fjord and stop over at the same-name town. Uummannaq is translated as heart-like after the 1175 meter heart-shaped mountain that lies behind the town. According the myth when someone visits Uummannaq, a piece of their heart remains on the island forever, stirring the memories of visiting this enchanting place for life. Watch the locals’ everyday life as women sell handmade goods down at the harbor while behind them, men come and go on fishing boats heavy with the day’s catch on board.

Icebergs in Disko Bay come from the world’s fastest glacier Jakobshavn Glacier known also as Sermeq Kujalleq. It advances 40 meters daily and creates 46 cubic kilometers of icebergs annually. Here, there are excellent to spot bowhead whales; in spring these animals are still in Disko Bay before heading west.

At the volcanic Disko Island, hike around hot springs and columnar basalt rocks that show the island's volcanic history. Learn about special geology of the island. It looks that the Earth has cropped out here to the very core and access the “inners” of the planet. Then visit Qeqertarsuaq – the only settlement on the island – to explore the beautiful nature around the town and the colorful town itself.

Day 8 Disembark in Kangerlussuaq

  • 1 Breakfast
Your adventures finish at the port of Kangerlussuaq. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your homeward bound flight.

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Averaging 226 sq ft. Two twin beds (convert to a King) and a sofa bed, picture window, two wardrobes and en suite facilities.
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Main Deck Suite
Averaging 248 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, minimum two portholes, and en suite facilities.
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Averaging 226 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, picture window, two wardrobes, and en suite facilities.
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Averaging 215 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, picture window overlooking outside walkway, and en suite facilities.
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Averaging 258 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, private balcony, walk-in closet or wardrobe, and en suite facilities.
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Premium Suite
Averaging 323 sq ft. Two twin beds or a King Size bed, private balcony, lounge area, and en suite facilities.
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Owner's Suite
Averaging 463 sq ft. King size bed and sofa bed, separate living room with game and meeting area, private deck, and en suite facilities with jetted bathtub.


Travel Insurance:
All passengers must have comprehensive travel insurance coverage with a minimum $200,000 (Antarctica) and $150,000 (Arctic) emergency medical coverage. The insurance IS included in the Arctic travel package and is NOT included in the Antarctic travel package. Additional insurance is strongly recommended.

Solo Travelers:
All rates posted are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: 1.7 for Main Deck and Classic, Superior Suite; twice the posted price for Deluxe, Premium and Owner's Suite.

PLEASE NOTE - This itinerary is for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions.

Included Features:
- Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
- Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
- Shipboard accommodation
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- Leadership throughout the voyage by your experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
- All meals on board throughout the voyage
- Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
- Expedition parka
- A pair of rubber boots on loan for shore landings
- Welcome and Farewell cocktails
- All port fees
- Pre-departure materials
- Digital Voyage Log

Not included:
- Airfare
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
- Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
- Staff gratuities
- Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a maximum benefit of US 100,000 per person

PLEASE NOTE: In case fuel price increases significantly fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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