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Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

Greenland is Europe’s final frontier: its grandeur is unquestionable and yet unknown to most travelers. Sailing along Greenland’s coast is the best way to sample the rich history and diversity of this beautiful and dramatic country and to encounter an ancient culture surviving in a modern world.

2018 MANDATORY TRANSFER PACKAGE INCLUDES:
One night’s hotel accommodation in Reykjavik with breakfast
Transfer to the Reykjavik airport on Day 2
Charter flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri
Transfers to and from the ship
Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik
Group transfer from Reykjavik airport to hotel
One night’s post-expedition hotel accommodation in Reykjavik with breakfast
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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
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Deluxe £ 11007 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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 (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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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15 August, 2019 to 29 August, 2019 Make a booking request for Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords, departing on 15 August, 2019

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 £ 5249 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Triple Cabin has two lower berths and one upper berth, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Lower Deck Twin £ 6975 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Lower Deck Twin cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Porthole £ 7725 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Porthole cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and a porthole with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Window £ 8475 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Main Deck Twin Window cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and two windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Superior £ 9375 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Superior cabin has two lower berths, private facilities, and windows with exterior views.
view cabin photo
Deluxe £ 10349 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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.
view cabin photo
Suite £ 11475 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD pp)
A Suite has two lower berths, windows with exterior views, private facilities. Cabin 403 has a bathtub other Suites have showers.
view cabin photo
Owner's Suite £ 12599 GBP pp (+ Mandatory Transfer Package. From 1295 USD 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.
view cabin photo

Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords itinerary:

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Day 1 — Arrival in Reykjavik
Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own. In the evening, join us at your hotel for a welcome briefing.
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Akureyri
You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!
Days 3 and 4 — East Greenland
Experience a true arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skjoldungen Fjord is an ideal 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 capture some great photographs.
Days 5 to 7 — South Greenland
Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, one of the world’s most prolific big-wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is particularly 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 of 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 to 13 — Greenland’s West Coast
Heading north, you’ll stop at some of the quaint villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. You’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower- covered tundra. You’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and 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, both 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 dogsleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, which means “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 west coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. You will explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers. Moving approximately 62 feet (19 meters) per day, the glacier provides you with a great opportunity to photograph ice crashing into the sea. Continuing along, the Amerloq Fjord offers a chance for you 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 Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, we will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 15 — Depart Reykjavik
After breakfast, you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Reykjavik.
Please Note:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.
Day 15 — Depart Reykjavik *
After breakfast, you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Reykjavik.
Day 14 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq *
Today, you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, we will transfer you to your hotel.
Days 8 to 13 — Greenland’s West Coast *
Heading north, you’ll stop at some of the quaint villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. You’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower- covered tundra. You’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and 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, both 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 dogsleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, which means “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 west coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. You will explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers. Moving approximately 62 feet (19 meters) per day, the glacier provides you with a great opportunity to photograph ice crashing into the sea. Continuing along, the Amerloq Fjord offers a chance for you to stretch your legs by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.
Days 5 to 7 — South Greenland *
Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, one of the world’s most prolific big-wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is particularly 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 of 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 3 and 4 — East Greenland *
Experience a true arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skjoldungen Fjord is an ideal 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 capture some great photographs.
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Akureyri *
You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!
Day 1 — Arrival in Reykjavik *
Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own. In the evening, join us at your hotel for a welcome briefing.
* = Indicative
Map for Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords
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
• Meet locals on the western coast of Greenland and explore traditional Inuit settlements

• Visit the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site

• Explore historic places from Norse and Viking eras

• Spot arctic wildlife, such as whales, birds and seals
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