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West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers and Icebergs

10 Days | Journey deep into the land of ice in West Greenland

Polar
Wildlife
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GBP £7,800
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Immerse yourself along the dramatic coast of West Greenland with this epic 10-day adventure. Explore the immense fjords and stunning islands of Disko Bay and Qeqqata, visiting Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Ittileq along the way, all rich in local culture. Find yourself coasting by massive glaciers and sculpted icebergs while enjoying all the comforts of the Ultramarine – your vessel on the icy seas. At the peak of summer, you’ll enjoy long sunny days, clear vistas and loads of opportunities to see ringed, harp and possibly hooded seals, as well as various Arctic birds, including the black guillemot, Arctic tern, northern fulmar and snow bunting. You might even see some humpback, minke and fin whales!

Trip overview

Map of West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers And Icebergs including Canada and Greenland
Start
Toronto, Canada
Finish
Toronto, Canada
Theme
Polar, Wildlife
Destinations
Canada, Greenland
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1 - Max 199
Trip code
BQMO
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel deeper into Disko Bay and the Eternity Fjords than any other travel operator! On your journey aboard the Ultramarine, you’ll be looking out for Arctic wildlife like whales, seabirds and seals.
  • If the conditions are right, you’ll even get to see the stunning panoramic views from above on the twin-engine H145 helicopters aboard the ship – who else can say they’ve experienced this landscape from the air?
  • Immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture by exploring small towns surrounded by sea and mountains – maybe even take up a soccer game with the villagers in Itilleq.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Glacier) and maybe opt to take on a few of the nearby hiking trails for epic views.
  • Take advantage of the many optional activities, like mountain biking in Sisimiut or hiking to the basalt columns of Qeqertarsuaq. In your down time, you can relax on board with the huge array of amenities like the gym, the spa and the library.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Arctic are very cold. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the Essential Trip Information for further important details about what to bring.
  • Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships also have a lot of stairs.
  • 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 for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to 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 West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers And Icebergs including Canada and Greenland

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Ship, Zodiac, plane

Accommodation

Expedition Ship (7 nights), comfortable hotel (2 nights)

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Important notes

This trip starts and finishes in Toronto, Canada
1 nights pre expedition hotel is included in Toronto, Canada on day 1 of this trip
Group Charter flights to Kangerlussuaq return are included in this trip.
1 nights post expedition hotel accommodation is included in Toronto on day 9 of this trip. You are free to depart anytime after breakfast on the last day of this trip.

This trip is onboard the Ultramarine

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

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
Kayaking, Mountain biking, paddling excursion and Tundra to Table: Inuit Culinary Experience are all optional activities that can be prebooked and incurs an additional cost. Please speak to your sales consultant if you are interested in booking any of these optional activities.

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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West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers and Icebergs
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GBP £7,800