Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic (Ultramarine)

11 Days | Cruise Greenland's epic arctic coastline

Polar
Wildlife
From
NZD $15,875
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This trip is defined by the awe-inspiring scenery of Greenland that makes you ooh and ahh. But there's more to this arctic wonderland than fabulous fjords, snow-capped mountains and arctic tundra, the history and culture that's still celebrated here today will be sure to wow you as well. Discover quaint villages where locals remain steadfastly faithful to their hunting and fishing heritage. Get the opportunity to listen to their stories, hear their music, taste their food, learn about their hunting traditions, and perhaps even join a friendly game of soccer. Ohh and the wildlife, did we mention that yet? Fingers crossed the likes of marine mammals such as polar bears and humpbacks will make an appearance if you're lucky!

Trip overview

Map of Greenland Explorer: Sail And Soar The Alpine Arctic (Ultramarine) including Greenland and Iceland
Start
Reykjavik, Iceland
Finish
Reykjavik, Iceland
Theme
Polar, Wildlife
Destinations
Greenland, Iceland
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1 - Max 199
Trip code
BQMSA
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Marvel at dramatic cliffs, towering icebergs, snow-capped peaks and blooming fields as you cruise the arctic coastline in the comfort of our expedition ship.
  • Do your best to spot fascinating marine mammals like polar bears and humpback whales as you explore the depths of the fjord systems that are home to an abundance of wildlife.
  • Enjoy a Greenland Ice Sheet Experience and become one of the few people to set foot on this incredible body of ice as you explore the Ice Sheet, hike the foothills and cruise or paddle the surrounding waters.
  • Visit Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a living history lesson in Viking farming and visit the charming Qassiarsuk, a small sheep farming settlement where you can gain insight into the fascinating lives of sheep farmers here.
  • Get to know the local people of Aappilattoq, perched on the shores of Prins Christian Sund (Ikerasassuaq), who remain steadfastly faithful to their hunting and fishing heritage.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You will be supplied with an expedition parka and waterproof boots that are sturdy and warm. Please see the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for a detailed guide on what to bring with you.
  • You'll regularly board Zodiac boats to explore and search for wildlife. Please be aware it can get very cold and wet on the Zodiacs. Sturdy sea legs are needed for wet and dry landings by Zodiac, and you will hike on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces.
  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and, although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area.

Boats

Ultramarine
Ultramarine
BOAT TYPE: Expedition PASSENGERS: 199
If you’re looking to take your polar adventure to the next level, Ultramarine is designed to help you discover amazing new places.
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Itinerary

Map of Greenland Explorer: Sail And Soar The Alpine Arctic (Ultramarine) including Greenland and Iceland

Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Ship, Zodiac, plane

Accommodation

Expedition Cruise Ship (8 nights), comfortable hotel (2 nights)

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Important notes

Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
To confirm your reservation, a deposit of 25% (unless indicated otherwise at time of booking) of the total invoice amount is required at time of booking. Balances are due 120 days prior to departure.
Please refer to our "Booking terms and conditions" page on our website for all Quark Expedition terms and conditions. http://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-intrepid/booking-conditions

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic (Ultramarine)
From
NZD $15,875