Greenland and the Baffin Sea

Greenland Cruise

  • Le Soleal
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 264 Capacity
  • 14 Days
  • 2015 View Departure>
    • 2015
    • Aug 11 Tue
  • Price from
  • $13,120

Summary : Embark on a 14-day, 5-star expedition to ythe Baffin Sea. Your first port of call will be Greenland's Northwest Coast, home to majestic icebergs and colorful villages encircled by mountains and basalt formations. Meet the community and learn about Greenland's Inuit culture. Marvel at the glacier of Disko Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit Paul Emile Victor Base which holds artifacts and relics of French polar expeditions. North Greenland reveals remote villages where the last bear hunters and narwhal fishers live following ancestral traditions in the Arctic tundra. Observe ruins of ancient Inuit civilizations and discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture

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$13,120 to $32,390

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Itinerary
Day 1
Paris, France / Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Board your charter flight in Paris taking you to Kangerlussuaq where the ship awaits your arrival. Embark your vessel for introductions to experienced crew and fellow travelers. Settle in to life on board as your cruise begins its voyage.

Day 2 – 3
Ilulissat / Disko Bay

At the heart of Disko Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Icefjord provides an extraordinary spectacle of surreal beauty. Sculptural icebergs continue on their timeless journey, shimmering with eternal light. Vast pieces of ice break off from the bergs rejoining the inexorable movement of the sea. Close by lies the town of Ilulissat, the region’s principal destination. Encircled by icebergs, it has retained a unique mix of traditional Arctic life, with multicolored wooden houses, huskies and leather tanners who still use the ancient methods of their ancestors.

Day 4
Eqi Glacier / Paul Emile Victor Base

One of the region’s most impressive sights, Eqi Glacier breaks the silence with roars and crackles of calving icebergs. Regularly breaking off from the glacier into the fjord, experience the impressive sights and sounds of falling icebergs while cruising close to shore.

Visit the Paul Emile Victor Base which holds artifacts and relics of French polar expeditions. A panoramic viewpoint overlooks the glacier of Greenland’s polar icecap, the second largest expanse of ice in the world.

Day 5 – 6
Upernavik Fjord / Melville Bay

Cruise along the Northwestern shores of Greenland to Upernavik Fjord. Roughly 70 km long and located between two island chains, Upernavik Fjord empties into Baffin Bay. Continuing north, discover Melville Bay which is called Qimusseriarsuaq by the local people, meaning "the great dog sledding place". Watch for wildlife and birds while sharing travel experiences with fellow passengers.

Day 7 – 8
Savissivik / Thule

North Greenland reveals remote villages of peat houses where the last bear hunters and narwhal fishers live following their ancestral traditions in the Arctic tundra. Observe ruins of ancient Inuit civilizations and discover Savissivik, the largest “iceberg graveyard” in Greenland, while exploring the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Day 9
Pond Inlet, Canada

Situated like a custodian on Baffin Island's northern edge, Pond Inlet guards over the entrance to the legendary Northwest Passage. Ancient Inuit ancestors, the Thule, left behind numerous archaeological artifacts. Discover unique landscapes of snow-capped mountain ranges and ice-blue glaciers whose vertiginous flows descend into the ocean. Enjoy the magical summer sun that never sets below the horizon. Cruise past bird colonies and marvel at Bylot Island, an uninhabited "Garden of Eden".

Day 10 – 12
Nunavut, Canada

Sail south along Canada's Northeastern shoreline discovering Nunavut's Sam Fjord, and the Clyde River while observing bird colonies and immense cliffs. Visit Isabella Bay's National Wildlife Area, home to many bowhead whales. Polar bears, seals, narwhals and killer whales may be seen in this region, and keep an eye on the sky in search of the Aurora Borealis.

Day 13
At Sea / Sisimiut, Greenland

Explore the ship and enjoy time to take advantage of onboard amenities as you head to Sisimiut. Relax in the spa, read in the library, workout in the fitness center, enjoy a delicious meal, or watch incredible views from the panoramic lounge.

Day 14
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland / Paris, France

Conclude the expedition and disembark in Kangerlussuaq. Transfer to the airport for your return charter flight to Paris.

Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Travel Insurance:
Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.

Included:
Chartered roundtrip flight between Paris and Kangerlussuaq in Economy-class; meet and greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfers between Kangerlussuaq airport and ship for arrival and departure; all meals on board the ship; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; organized entertainment and events; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request); port and safety taxes; gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24 hour room service (special selection); parka.

Not Included:
Airfare except charter flight between Paris and Kangerlussuaq; airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; day rooms and other services at arrival and departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation; visa and passport fees; optional shore excursions (sold on board); travel insurance; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, use of spa, laundry and hair salon; other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.