South Greenland Adventure: The Majestic Alpine Arctic

13 Days | Set sail to the captivating wilderness of South Greenland

Polar
Wildlife
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USD $14,790
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Immerse yourself in Greenland’s otherworldly beauty and remote communities on this 13-day Artic voyage. Hop aboard the Ultramarine and sail south from Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, admiring the spectacular west coast. Stop into the Greenland Ice Sheet, explore its surroundings and take the chance to step foot on the impressive body of ice. Meet the locals of Aappilattoq, swapping stories and sharing a meal, then keep an eye out for humpback whales along the east coast. For a remote wilderness as vast as this, you won’t be short of places to explore.

Trip overview

Map of South Greenland Adventure: The Majestic Alpine Arctic 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
BQMT
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Meet locals in remote towns and see what it’s like to live in traditional Inuit settlements along the shores of Greenland.
  • Explore Igaliku – part of the newly established UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kujataa. Home to only 25 inhabitants, this is Greenland’s oldest sheep-farming settlement.
  • Cruise past epic Arctic scenery out in the wilderness, where few dare to venture. Aboard your Ultramarine ship and on daily Zodiac excursions, you’ll see huge icebergs, soaring glaciers, gorgeous fjords and a vast seascape.
  • 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.

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 and see the very best of the spectacular polar regions. Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine helps travellers access a wide variety of activities while featuring spacious suites, incredible public spaces, and a huge range of outdoor wildlife viewing vantage points. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards. Other features include an all-inclusive bar and a helicopter landing pad, with sightseeing flights included in the voyages. Please note: Helicopter operations are not permitted in certain regions such as Svalbard and South Georgia. These restrictions are in place to protect the landscape and wildlife of these areas.
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Itinerary

Map of South Greenland Adventure: The Majestic Alpine Arctic including Canada and Greenland

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

Transport

Ship, Zodiac, plane

Accommodation

Expedition Ship (10 nights), comfortable hotel (2 nights)

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Important notes

This trip is onboard the Ultramarine

This trip starts and finishes in Toronto, Canada
1 nights pre expedition hotel is included in Toronto, Canada on day 1
Group Charter flights to Nuuk return are included in this trip.
1 nights post expedition hotel accommodation is included in Toronto on day 12 of this trip. You are free to depart anytime after breakfast on the last day of this trip.

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
This trip comes with many included activities including, Heli-hiking, hiking and an Ice-sheet experience. You can also prebook a paddling excursion and a campinjg excursion. These activities are optional and incur an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking.

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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South Greenland Adventure: The Majestic Alpine Arctic
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USD $14,790