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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland

Greenland - Kangerlussuaq to Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Roundtrip Montreal - Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Silver Endeavour
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Embark on a 13-day trip to Greenland and explore a picturesque land of stunning wildflowers, fjords, cliffs, hot springs, and clear skies. Immerse in the country's culture and traditions through the guidance of knowledgeable local experts. Visit local communities and interact with locals, as well as explore the breathtaking landscape. This trip is perfect for those who seek an off-grid adventure.
The edge of Greenland's ice capMidnight sun light, IlulissatKangerlussaq, GreenlandAmazing blue water and ice in Greenland
Highlights
  • Visit the arctic seascape of Cape York, Greenland
  • Watch whales at some stage with Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales
  • Walk in the town of Ilulissat, the third-largest town in Greenland
  • Visit Nuuk museum, and see the famous mummy of a 6-month-old boy
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Day 1: Arrive in Montreal

Welcome to Iqaluit, the vibrant capital of Nunavut. Relax and spend the overnight here preparing for your adventure.

Day 2: Fly to Kangerlussuaq | Embark

Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality located at the head of the fjord of the same name (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord). It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport. The airport dates from American settlement during and after World War II, when the site was known as Bluie West-8 and Sondrestrom Air Base. The Kangerlussuaq area is also home to Greenland's most diverse terrestrial fauna, including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons. The settlement's economy and population of 512 is almost entirely reliant on the airport and tourist industry.

Day 3: Kangaamiut | Evighedsfjord

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kangaamiut (the People of the Fjords) is a settlement which clings to the shoreline of Greenland's Arctic Circle region, backed by some of the country's most spectacular fjord lands. The nearby pinnacle-shaped mountains gave the Danish-Norwegian colonial settlement its original name of Sukkertoppen (Sugarloaf) and the town recently celebrated its 250th anniversary. Here, one can experience small-town Greenlandic culture at its most authentic. The town is scattered across a small hill, displaying all the colorful buildings at once; it is impossible to take a bad photo here. A system of staircases and boardwalks leads to the top of the hill, an area used for helicopter transport offering jaw-dropping vistas of the wilderness around the settlement. The locals are proud of their Inuit history and culture, and the people of Kangaamiut are friendly and welcoming to visitors. Depending on the day, one could see local men selling fresh fish or reindeer meat from the surrounding fjords or flensing their catch on the rocks of the harbor, local women selling intricate homemade beaded necklaces and carvings, or even be invited into a local home to share a pot of coffee with some of the friendly residents, who are always happy to have visitors. Although the scenery is world-class, as in many towns in Greenland, wonderful memories of the welcoming residents are the most treasured.

Included Shore Excursions
Kangaamiut Open Settlement
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
Expedition Activities with Silversea Expedition team

Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord) is a large fjord northeast of Kangaamiut in southwest Greenland. The fjord has a length of 75 kilometers and several branches with numerous glaciers coming down from the Maniitsoq Ice Cap to the north can be seen. The Evighedsfjord has several bends and whenever the ship reaches the supposed end the fjord continues in another direction and seems to go on forever. Qingua Kujatdleq Glacier is at its southeastern end. At the northwestern end a U-shaped valley has seven glaciers coming down from the mountains but not reaching the water. The glaciers had their maximum extent around the year 1870 and have gone through several cycles of advance and retreat. The mountains on either side of the fjord can reach in excess of 2,000 meters and the fjord has a depth of up to 700 meters. Evighedsfjord’s snowline is at 1,100 meters and the Evighedsfjord region is famous as one of Greenland’s best heli-skiing areas.

Included Shore Excursions
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

Day 4: Nuuk

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the bustling capital city of Greenland, you could be forgiven for forgetting you are in such a vast and isolated country. Nuuk is Greenland's economic and social hub, home to more than a third of Greenland's population, and although it feels like a world capital, scratch the surface, and a uniquely Greenlandic character can be found underneath. Nuuk Cathedral overlooks the gorgeous old Colonial Harbor district and the Greenland National Museum, resting place of the legendary Qilakitsoq mummies, the true highlight of the museum's archaeological collection. Above the Colonial Harbor sits downtown Nuuk, with lines of Scandistyle apartments, a bustling shopping district, the Greenlandic Parliament, Nuuk City Hall (which welcomes visitors to see its artwork) and even outdoor cafes selling locally produced food and beer. These nods to modernity compete for space with local artisan boutiques, the meat market selling the catch from Nuuk's vast fjord-lands, and the stunning Katuaq Cultural Centre, where blockbuster movies, as well as local and foreign performers entertain the people of Nuuk. Although Nuuk has long been a melting pot of Danish and Greenlandic ideas, this is a city where Greenland displays its sophistication, with the Country's only traffic lights, roundabouts and University. Most of all, expect to find a multitude of friendly people who are proud of who they are, and equally proud of the city they call home.

Included Shore Excursions
Nuuk Cultural Historical Walk
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team

Day 5: Sisimiut

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sisimiut ('The People of the Fox Holes') is Greenland's second city, the largest Arctic City in North America, and a hub between the warmer South and the frozen North of the country. With a young, dynamic population, including students from all over the country, Sisimiut is one of the fastest growing cities in Greenland. Inhabited for more than four and a half thousand years, the Danish Colonial Era saw the rapid development of the city into a trade center, and the old buildings and artifacts can be seen at Sisimiut Museum, a collection of beautifully restored buildings displaying everything from ancient turf houses to modern Inuit art. The local artisans are considered some of the best in Greenland, and often sell their wares direct from their communal workshop in the harbor, where they barter with hunters for raw materials. Today, modern industry focuses on processing seafood and shipping; KNI, the state-run chain of general stores operating in even the most remote settlements is based in Sisimiut. Most residents still live in the colorful wooden houses Greenland is so well known for. Sisimiut's vast backcountry offers excellent opportunities for hiking and fishing, and the locals often use sled dogs or snowmobiles to get around their vast mountainous playground during the long winters. In the summer, one can walk as far as Kangerlussuaq International Airport, a trail also used for the grueling Polar Circle Marathon, one of the toughest endurance events in the world.

Included Shore Excursions
Sisimiut Town Walk with a Taste of Greenlandic Specialties
A Taste of Greenland
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

Day 6: Ilulissat

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Known as the birthplace of icebergs, the Ilulissat Icefjord produces nearly 20 million tons of ice each day. In fact, the word Ilulissat means “icebergs” in the Kalaallisut language. The town of Ilulissat is known for its long periods of calm and settled weather, but the climate tends to be cold due to its proximity to the fjord. Approximately 4,500 people live in Ilulissat, the third-largest town in Greenland after Nuuk and Sisimiut. Some people here estimate that there are nearly as many sled dogs as human beings living in the town that also boasts a local history museum located in the former home of Greenlandic folk hero and famed polar explorer Knud Rasmussen.

Included Shore Excursions
Ilulissat Iceberg Cruise
Ilulissat Town Walk
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

Day 7: Eqip Sermia Glacier | Saqqaq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8: Uummannaq Fjord

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fjords were carved by glaciers and Uummannaq Fjord must have been carved by an enormous one in the past. This fjord is about 160 km (100 miles) long and 24–48 km (15–30 miles) wide as it extends eastward to the Greenland ice cap. The main fjord divides into several smaller fjords also fed by glaciers. Store Glacier, or Great Qarajaq, is one of the world’s fastest moving at 5.7 km (3.5 miles) a year. It sheds icebergs that float, melt, develop strange shapes and pose for photographers. Sheltered conditions at Uummannaq Fjord suited people. First the Saqqaq culture inhabited the area between 2500 BCE and 800 BCE and then the Inuit. A famous mummy of a 6-month-old boy is now displayed at Nuuk museum. Found at Qilakitsoq within the fjord, the boy has been preserved in remarkable condition by cold dry air for 500 years. Today Inuit live in eight colorful settlements in the fjord, with Ummannanaq having the most people and facilities. Hunting, fishing and many other cultural traditions continue to be important for the communities. Wildlife in the fjord thrives during the long summer days. You will probably see whales at some stage with Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales the most common. Ashore, Arctic Foxes lose their white winter fur and grow a brown coat for summer. Arctic Hares however keep their white coats all year round in this area. Remote parts of the fjord have Musk Oxen. Northern Fulmars are common seabirds and Black Guillemots, Iceland Gulls and Glaucous Gulls often fill the binocular views.

Included Shore Excursions
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team

Day 9: Expedition Upernavik Fjord | Upernavik (Avannaata)

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This far into North Greenland, ice is a feature of every landscape. Flowing between two island chains in the maze of fjords which make up the vast Upernavik Archipelago, the seventy-kilometer Upernavik Fjord stretches from the open waters of Baffin Bay right to the Greenland Ice Sheet itself. Less well known than the Ilulissat Icefjord to the South, Upernavik Fjord is no less spectacular. The Greenland Ice Sheet tumbles relentlessly into the fjord, which is over a kilometer deep in parts, and the vast icebergs calved from the Upernavik Glacier have to be seen to be believed. Some are as large as entire city blocks (including the height), and icebergs of this size can last in the frigid North Atlantic for years, often arriving in Newfoundland in Canada or even further afield; some Greenlandic icebergs have been sighted as far south as the Azores, and upon seeing these sleeping giants first hand, it is easy to see why. Sailing among these colossal icebergs is the only way to appreciate the ocean-carved beauty and silent power of Northern Greenland's pristine wilderness. Hearing the ocean lap at the foot of an iceberg or seeing the spectacle of an iceberg calving and rolling over can be experienced like this nowhere else in the Arctic. Being in such vast and breathtaking beauty, can truly make one feel insignificant, and it is easy to see why the Inuit in the area believed themselves to be the only humans on Earth.

Upernavik, home to around one thousand people, sits on a low island in an iceberg-jeweled sea, surrounded by sea ice for much of the year. The hub for the many small villages in the area, Upernavik is surprisingly cosmopolitan, proudly the northernmost true town in Greenland. A runic inscription dated to around 1300 was found outside the town in the 1850s, marking the northern limit of Norse exploration in Greenland. But the Inuit history of the area goes back far longer, with waves of Palaeo-Inuit settlers from Canada inhabiting the prey-rich area for almost five thousand years, and inhabited by the modern Thule Inuit (ancestors of modern Greenlanders) continuously for the last nine hundred years. Upernavik is a city at peace with its wealth of history. Founded in 1772, the town is one of the oldest in Greenland, and the excellent local museum proudly displays a stunning collection of artifacts and artwork from all over Northwestern Greenland in several period buildings, including the Old Church. Nearby is the larger New Church, a constant hub for the local community; weddings, christenings and confirmations are commonly an excuse for the whole town to celebrate and wear their intricate national costumes. With the only airport in the area, Upernavik is also a commercial center for North Greenland, with fresh food and mail going North, while fish and furs are exported South, and the local artisans are among the best in Greenland, proudly displaying their work to visitors.

Included Shore Excursions
Explore Upernavik
Zodiac Cruise with Silversea Expedition team
Hiking with Silversea Expedition team
Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team
Expedition activities with Silversea Expedition team

Day 10: Kraulshavn

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 11: Cape York, Greenland

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the arctic seascape of Cape York, Greenland. Located on the northwestern coast of Greenland in Baffin Bay, Cape York is an important geographical feature delimiting the Melville Bay at its northwestern end and Kiatassuaq Island at its other end. There is a chain of coastal islands that stretches between the two capes, most notably Meteorite Island, named for the discovery of one of the world’s largest iron meteorites in Savissivik, a settlement on the island. The iron from this meteorite attracted Inuit migrating from Arctic Canada who used the metal in making tools and harpoons. Visitors to this region will see iconic drifting blue-white icebergs that are shrinking as the earth's temperature rises.

Day 12: Pond Inlet, Nunavut | Disembark | Fly to and Arrive in Iqaluit

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark Silver Endeavour and board a charter flight back to Iqaluit. Transfer to the hotel for a post-cruise overnight stay.

Day 13: Fly to Montreal | Arrive in Montreal

After breakfast, board a charter flight back to Montreal. Transfer to the hotel and then catch your flight way back home. 

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The Superior Veranda Suite is found on the upper decks. From the sumptuous views from the teak veranda to the spacious sitting room (with sofa bed able to accommodate a third berth) and large marble bathroom, everything about the Superior Veranda has been designed for your comfort. A comfortable living space, attention to detail and a generous expanse of amenities makes this stunning suite a cosy home while on the seas. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
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Deluxe Veranda Suites keep the iconic suite configuration - one of the most successful in the industry - while enhancing your creature comforts and destination immersion. Located on the privileged upper mid levels, Deluxe Veranda Suites have spacious interiors with a bedroom area that includes a large writing desk and comfortable living room with a convertible sofa (able to accommodate a third berth). Even better, the balcony is larger and more beautiful than ever, offering ample space to relax and enjoy sweeping views, wherever you are. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
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Our best-selling Premium Veranda Suite is more beautiful and luxurious than ever on board Silver Endeavour. This suite offers a large bedroom space with dreamy bedding, a stunning marbled bathroom with a large vanity and sumptuous walk-in shower. Comfortable furnishings and elegant decor make staying in (almost) as good as going out! Spacious and well-situated, enjoy ultra-luxury amenities from the 24-hour butler service to the well-stocked mini-bar (and yes, they’re all included!). The sofa-bed can easily accommodate a third guest. One bedroom: 33.1 sq.m. including veranda
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No Silversea ship would be complete without our guests’ favourite Silver Suite. Located on deck eight, the Silver Suite promises stunning views of the destination thanks to its floor-to-ceiling window and large balcony. The spacious living area allows for comfortable relaxing while the dining area makes cosy nights in veritable experiences in themselves. Additionally, Silver Suites feature generous walk-in wardrobes as well as a bathroom with a large walk-in shower, vanity and separate lavatory. One bedroom: 49.7 sq.m. including veranda
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The Grand Suite is one of the most luxurious and spacious suites on board Silver Endeavour. It guarantees sweeping views of your destination thanks to its large balcony. A spacious interior includes a large living room, separate dining area and large bedroom with a big walk-in wardrobe. A luxurious bathroom with double vanity, whirlpool bath and walk-in shower completes. In addition, the Grand Suite also includes a small, second bedroom able to accommodate a third berth. One bedroom: 155 sq.m. including veranda Two bedroom: 188.1 sq.m. including veranda
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Supremely spacious and superbly located, the Owner’s Suite is the most luxurious suite on board. Located in the premium bow position on deck seven, the Owner’s Suite offers amazing destination immersion, thanks its enormous surrounding balcony and incredible views from all indoor areas. The large living room, separate dining area and well-stocked bar are perfect for sharing a moment with like-minded travellers, while the luxurious and well-appointed bedrooms ensure supreme comfort any time of the day or night. One bedroom: 173.5 sq.m. including veranda
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  • 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Personalized Service with a Butler for all Suites
  • One hour free WIFI per day for all guests. Unlimited free WIFI for guests sailing on select suite categories.
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Pre and Post cruise hotels
  • Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq - Montreal
  • Charter Flight: Pond Inlet - Iqaluit - Montreal
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  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare.
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  • Laundry or Valet services
  • Casino gaming

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