Greenland Adventure - Explore by Land, Sea & Air

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

The ultimate Greenland Adventure. Join this 9 day adventure and experience stunning Southeast Greenland.

There are exciting adventures for all levels, as we explore by land. Whether its walking the lush valley regions, joining an alpine hike to enjoy glacial lakes and spectacular vistas over the polar landscape, or opting to camp overnight in the picturesque Tasermiut Fjord for a truly immersive experience with local hosts. Or perhaps ride one of the most scenic mountain bike trails in the world.

We also explore by sea, cruising on the Ultramarine, one of the worlds latest polar exploration vessels, through dramatic fjords and past coastal glaciers. Board a zodiac to take an even closer look, or quietly kayak through these Arctic waters soaking up the sounds of nature.

And there is further exploration by air, on board there are 2 twin engine helicopters that will allow as to take a different perspective, perhaps fly up to the Greenland ice sheet (the largest ice cap in the northern hemisphere) or make a heli landing to explore an area that would be otherwise inaccessible. 

Discover the unique sights of Greenland on this awe-inspiring polar experience like no other!

 

Viva's Best Bits...

Unique opportunities for a heli-hiking and a perhaps a flight over the Greenland ice sheet

Join local hosts at one of the most exclusive camps in Greenland, roam the tundra with a local chef who will show you local ingredients and then prepare an incredible meal.

"Experience remote Greenland is such a varied way, numerous adventure activities, including hikes, biking, kayaking, and even heli landing, on this innovative cruise, with a great mix of sustainability features" Tara, Team Viva

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 remote areas —this one-of-a-kind ship, ultra modern vessel, 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 Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Included Copy 20 Beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • Included Copy 20 Guiding and leadership by expert exploration team and crew
  • Included Copy 20 All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Included Copy 20 A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Included Copy 20 All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Included Copy 20 Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Included Copy 20 An official expedition parka to keep
  • Included Copy 20 A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan
  • Included Copy 20 Flightseeing in twin engine helicopters
  • Included Copy 20 Greenland Ice sheet experience
  • Included Copy 20 Paddling & hiking excursions
  • Included Copy 31 Optional Activities: alpine kayaking, Greenland camp experience, and mountain biking (additional)
  • Included Copy 31 Mandatory transfer & charter flight package (additional cost)
  • Included Copy 7 Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance — strongly recommended
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, visas, Gratuities, Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges
Transportation
Ultramarine | Antarctic & Arctic Cruise Ship

199 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Stunning photos: lush valleys, dramatic fjords, snowy mountains
  • Included Heli-hiking; land and hike some of the most scenic routes in Southern Greenland!
  • Included Zodiac excursions past glaciers, gentle walks through the Arctic tundra, options for all levels
  • Included Kayaking in the fjords of Greenland, listen to the sounds of nature
  • Included Perhaps take a flight over the Greenland ice sheet - the 2nd largest ice sheet in the world
  • Included Opt for a wilderness camp, and forage for dinner ingredients with your local host
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Duration

9 days

Price from

$7,995 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on a triple share cabin

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