Greenland Adventure - Explore by Land, Sea & Air

From Reykjavik to Reykjavik
  • All Arctic Cruises
  • Iceland and Greenland
  • Expedition
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Discover the unique sights of Greenland on an incredible adventure catered to an array of adventure activities. On board Ultramarine one of the worlds latest polar exploration vessels, you will experience a one of a kind journey into the stark yet majestic landscapes of the worlds second largest ice mass. Ascend through coastal glaciers in helicopters, cruise through immense fjords in supreme comfort and hike through extensive mountain ranges. 

Conditions permitting, you may have opportunities for a heli-landing on the Greenland ice sheet and heli-hiking (flying to places we could not otherwise access for hikes suitable for all skill levels), exciting included options that are unique to Ultramarine and give you an awe-inspiring polar experience like no other.

**Mandatory Transfer Package applies. Please contact us for further information.

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Unique opportunities for a heli-landing on the Greenland ice sheet and heli-hiking.

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Numerous adventure activities, including hikes through extensive mountain ranges.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Reykjavik Embarkation in Narsarsuaq

Your Arctic expedition begins in Reykjavik, Iceland. Meet us at the airport to take our private charter flight from the Icelandic capital to Narsarsuaq, Greenland, where you’ll embark your ship. A scenic village deep in the Tunulliarfik Fjord, Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland, surrounded by several Norse sites and hiking trails. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

Day 2-7
Exploring Southern Greenland

Nicknamed “Arctic Patagonia,” South Greenland is a region as rich in spectacular scenery as it is in history. Here, it’s easy to see why Erik the Red gave Greenland its name: Everywhere you look rewards with vistas of icy blue waters set against a breathtaking backdrop of dramatic fjords, winding coastline, crystal-clear waterfalls, and lush, verdant valleys and pastures bursting with blooms. Boasting the greatest variety of landscapes in the country, coupled with the most serene, sheltered waterways surrounded by soaring, snow-capped mountains, Greenland’s southern tip is an adventure seeker’s paradise, whether you’re a newbie kayaker or hardcore hiker.

Cruising in sublime comfort aboard the newest ship in our fleet, Ultramarine, we’ll base ourselves in and around the majestic fjords that dominate the south and southeastern coasts, sailing deeper and exploring farther than ever before. Designed to give polar adventurers unprecedented access to the hardest-to-reach places on the planet—and equipped with kayaks, mountain bikes and two onboard twin-engine helicopters for unparalleled access to areas only Quark Expeditions can bring you—this one-of-a-kind ship, in its inaugural year, will take you beyond the familiar in polar exploration for an ultra-immersive, ultra-adventurous Greenland experience.

A first in polar adventure travel, this expedition has been developed sustainably in collaboration with municipal, regional and national partners to offer you the most extensive array of adventure activities (many of which are included), allowing you to curate an authentic Greenland active adventure that best suits you! Imagine checking off immersive bucket-list activities like paddle excursions, shore landings and Zodiac cruising in such spectacular surroundings. And thanks to our onboard helicopters, you’ll also discover the ultimate polar expedition experience: As stunning as polar landscapes are from your ship, they’re even more striking from the air. Conditions permitting, you may have opportunities for a heli-landing on the Greenland ice sheet and heli-hiking (flying to places we could not otherwise access for hikes suitable for all skill levels), exciting included options that are unique to Ultramarine and give you an awe-inspiring polar experience like no other.

Since each expedition presents new opportunities and different weather and ice conditions, no two polar voyages are alike. This voyage in particular has no fixed itinerary, which will allow your Expedition Team and our local partners to craft a voyage that provides you with the best experiences that South Greenland can offer by closely monitoring the local weather and ice conditions. Each day, your Expedition Team will plan excursions deep in the southern fjord systems. With the expertise of local partners, we will be able to showcase lesser-visited areas and take advantage of all that this polar paradise has to offer. Your ship will continually be on the move as your Expedition Team searches for the most ideal places to venture ashore, dip our kayaks and Zodiacs in the water, or deploy our helicopters for more in-depth exploration. Every day will be a new adventure, exploring a new fjord.

Throughout your journey, you’ll head out in small, intimate groups with similar interests, multiple times a day, to some of the most remote, isolated areas of South Greenland. Here, you’ll truly unplug, recharge and experience the transformative power of travel, at your own pace. One day, you may hop in a helicopter to hike around the scenic alpine areas while quietly around the

Day 8
Disembarkation in Narsarsuaq Reykjavik

Before you depart on your charter flight back to Reykjavik in the early evening, we hope to spend the day visiting the sites surrounding Narsarsuaq. Possible destinations include the villages of Igaliku, where you can wander the ruins of the Gardar cathedral, the largest church in Greenland in the Middle Ages. We may also stop at Brattahlíð to explore the remains of Erik the Red’s estate. Upon landing back at Reykjavik’s international airport, you will be transferred to a hotel in nearby Keflavik.

Day 9
Reykjavik

Today, you can make your way home at your leisure or spend time exploring this vibrant city.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When travelling 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.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Cabin accommodation on board Ultramarine
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals whilst on board
  • Included Copy 7 Beverages (other than tea and coffee)
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All scheduled landings and excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Guiding and leadership by expert exploration team and crew
  • Included Copy 7 International flights
  • Included Copy 7 Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Included Copy 7 Travel Insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities for the crew
  • Included Copy 7 Optional Activities whilst on-board
Transportation
Ultramarine | Antarctic & Arctic Cruise Ship

199 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Heli-landing
  • Included Heli-hiking
  • Included Zodiac excursions
  • Included Kayaking
  • Included Hiking
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Duration

9 days

Price from

$7,995 USD

Per person, sharing

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