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Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

Meet locals on the western coast of Greenland and explore traditional Inuit settlements. Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Ilulissat Icefjord. Historic places from Norse and Viking eras and see Arctic wildlife such as whales, birds and seals.

07 August, 2018 to 21 August, 2018 Make a booking request for Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords, departing on 07 August, 2018

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Triple £ 5771 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Lower Deck Twin £ 7542 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 8312 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
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Main Deck Twin Window £ 9082 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
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Superior £ 10006 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Deluxe £ 11007 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
There will be 6 new, deluxe cabins built forward on Captain’s deck. Averaging 182 sq. ft., a Deluxe Cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Suite £ 12162 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
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Owner's Suite £ 13317 GBP pp (+ Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen 1011 GBP pp)
Approximately 289 sq. ft. in size (27 sq. m), these cabins all feature a private sitting room. One features a large panoramic window facing aft, and the other two suites face port and starboard.
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Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords itinerary:

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Day 1 Embarkation Day in Reykjavik
Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and transfer to our included hotel. You will have the day on your own to explore the city. Join usat the hotel in the evening for a welcome reception and orientation
Day 2 — At Sea
Bid farewell to Iceland, as your expedition heads east towards Greenland
Day 3-4 — East Greenland
Your Greenland journey begins with a visit to Tasiilaq and the Ammassalik Fjord. It is the largest community in East Greenland, where the inhabitants may put on a cultural show for us and you’ll also have time to take a scenic hike to the Valley of Flowers. Time and weather permitting, we may go on a search for whales in Ammassalik Fjord Experience a true Arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned Skoldungen settlement, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skoldungenfjord is a great place to explore by Zodiac. Those who opt for our kayaking program may have an opportunity to get out on the water to glide past icebergs and get some
Day 5-7 — South Greenland
Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, known as one of the world’s most prolific big wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is one of the most dramatic, being nicknamed the “Arctic Patagonia.” A bit of a history lesson will be provided here, as you learn about the settlements of the area, founded by Erik the Red. As we round Cape Farewell, the southernmost point in Greenland, we will call in at the natural hot springs found in the Uunartoq area, soak in the geothermal waters and watch the icebergs pass by.
Days 8-13 — Greenland’s West Coast
Heading north, we’ll stop in at some of the quaint Greenlandic villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. We’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower-covered tundra. We’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland yet home to fewer than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue near the waterfront, named after the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum to see the famous Greenlandic mummies. The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit as there are more dog sleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, meaning Fjord of Eternity, is a favored place for us to put the Zodiacs in the water for some more in-depth exploration. This long, deep fjord has very few settlements, so you'll come to appreciate nature in its rawest form. There will be an opportunity for hiking among the towering mountains, and you’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the colorful tundra and dramatic landscapes. The coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. We will explore Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest moving glaciers. Moving approximately 19m per day, the glacier here provides you with a great opportunity to capture ice crashing into the sea, as it calves more than 35 km3 of ice each year. Continuing along, the Amerdloq Fjord provides you with a chance to stretch your legs by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.
Day 14 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq
Today you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon arrival in Copenhagen, we will transfer you to your included hote
Day 15 — Copenhagen (Departure)
Today you can make you way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Copenhagen.

Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords reverse itinerary:

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Day 15 — Copenhagen (Departure) *
Today you can make you way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Copenhagen.
Day 14 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq *
Today you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon arrival in Copenhagen, we will transfer you to your included hote
Days 8-13 — Greenland’s West Coast *
Heading north, we’ll stop in at some of the quaint Greenlandic villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. We’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower-covered tundra. We’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland yet home to fewer than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue near the waterfront, named after the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum to see the famous Greenlandic mummies. The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit as there are more dog sleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, meaning Fjord of Eternity, is a favored place for us to put the Zodiacs in the water for some more in-depth exploration. This long, deep fjord has very few settlements, so you'll come to appreciate nature in its rawest form. There will be an opportunity for hiking among the towering mountains, and you’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the colorful tundra and dramatic landscapes. The coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. We will explore Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest moving glaciers. Moving approximately 19m per day, the glacier here provides you with a great opportunity to capture ice crashing into the sea, as it calves more than 35 km3 of ice each year. Continuing along, the Amerdloq Fjord provides you with a chance to stretch your legs by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.
Day 5-7 — South Greenland *
Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, known as one of the world’s most prolific big wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is one of the most dramatic, being nicknamed the “Arctic Patagonia.” A bit of a history lesson will be provided here, as you learn about the settlements of the area, founded by Erik the Red. As we round Cape Farewell, the southernmost point in Greenland, we will call in at the natural hot springs found in the Uunartoq area, soak in the geothermal waters and watch the icebergs pass by.
Day 3-4 — East Greenland *
Your Greenland journey begins with a visit to Tasiilaq and the Ammassalik Fjord. It is the largest community in East Greenland, where the inhabitants may put on a cultural show for us and you’ll also have time to take a scenic hike to the Valley of Flowers. Time and weather permitting, we may go on a search for whales in Ammassalik Fjord Experience a true Arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned Skoldungen settlement, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skoldungenfjord is a great place to explore by Zodiac. Those who opt for our kayaking program may have an opportunity to get out on the water to glide past icebergs and get some
Day 2 — At Sea *
Bid farewell to Iceland, as your expedition heads east towards Greenland
Day 1 Embarkation Day in Reykjavik *
Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and transfer to our included hotel. You will have the day on your own to explore the city. Join usat the hotel in the evening for a welcome reception and orientation
* = Indicative
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Sea Adventurer, the ship servicing Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

Sea Adventurer

Vessel Type: Comfortable Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 118

Built / refurbished: 1975 / 1998

The 118-passenger Sea Adventurer, (formerly the Clipper Adventurer) is among the very few vessels in the world specifically constructed for expedition voyages to the remote polar regions. Her ice-strengthened hull permits her to glide easily and safely through ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to conventional cruise vessels.

She has advanced communications and navigation equipment, and newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers. In 1998 the Adventurer had a $13 million conversion done in Scandinavia. She is a handsome expedition vessel, done in the style of great ocean liners when ships were ships. With lots of varnished wood, brass, and wooden decks, the ship has all new outside cabins, with lower beds and private facilities.

There is a Main Lounge, bar, Clipper Club, library/card room, gymnasium and gift shop. A multi-national staff serves American and Continental cuisine. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs and a special loading platform. An ice class rating of A-1 allows the Clipper Adventurer to go to places larger cruise ships can only dream of, and she does it in comfort and style unsurpassed by other vessels her size.

Cabins: All cabins have a window with outside view. Each has private facilities.

 

Cabins and amenities

  • 61 outside cabins with exterior views and private facilities.
  • Decks 4 and 5 have exterior access, with outside seating.
  • Window-lined dining room on Deck 4 with unreserved seating.
  • Lounge/Presentation Room.
  • 2 bars.
  • Library.
  • Gift shop.
  • 4 hour beverage station.
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email, and wireless, Internet access.
  • Clinic with licensed doctor.
  • Exercise room.

Deck Plan for some trips may vary, please ask for details.


Cabin layout for Sea Adventurer
The coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea, this is an experience to behold.
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