Wild Fjords of South Greenland: Land of the Vikings

13 Days | Sail through the wild fjords of South Greenland on a cruise ship expedition

USD $10,790
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Explore the seldom visited and fascinating region of South Greenland on this 13-day exploration aboard the Ultramarine. Start in Reykjavik and explore this picturesque city at your own pace before climbing aboard your ship – with an expert expedition team, you’ll discover Greenland’s serene shores, sail the icy waters of the southeast coast and see the lush southern tip. Visit local communities and Viking sites, gaining an insight into the local culture and history, and look out for the whales, seals and seabirds that call this place home along the way. In your downtime, take advantage of your ship’s luxurious suites, spa and wellness amenities and incredible wilderness viewing spaces! Surrounded by mountains, valleys and fields of wildflowers, and with heaps of optional extras to kick it all up a notch, this expedition trip will be sure to leave you breathless.

Trip overview

Map of Wild Fjords Of South Greenland: Land Of The Vikings including Canada, Greenland and Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
Toronto, Canada
Polar, Wildlife
Iceland, Canada, Greenland
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Min 8
Group size
Min 1 - Max 199
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.
  • Look out for wildlife like migrating whales, seals and lots of seabirds! Your expedition team will always be on hand, looking out for the best spotting opportunities.
  • Learn about the Viking culture and Norse history in Reykjavik and with a visit to Hvalsey (Qaqortukulooq) in Southeast Greenland – home to the country’s best preserved Norse ruins.
  • 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.

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.


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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Map of Wild Fjords Of South Greenland: Land Of The Vikings including Canada, Greenland and Iceland



12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners


Ship, Zodiac, plane


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

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Important notes

This trip starts on day 1 in Reykjavik, Iceland and finishes in Toronto, Canada
1 nights, pre- expedition hotel is included in Reykjavik, Iceland on day 1.
A group Charter flight from Nuuk to Toronto is included on day 12 of this trip.
1 nights, post expedition hotel accommodation is included in Toronto on day 12 of this trip. You are free to depart any time after breakfast on the last day of this trip.

This trip is on board 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.

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

Kayaking is available to book on this trip. Kayaking must be booked prior to departure and incurs an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. Some previous, recent experience is essential. Hiking is also offered on some itineraries. This activity is at no additional cost and do not need to be pre-booked. See the itinerary for Adventure options available on this voyage.

Essential Trip Information

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Wild Fjords of South Greenland: Land of the Vikings
USD $10,790