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Disko Bay Exploration

From £2949 Per person

Deposit Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Explore icy glaciers, relax under the glorious midnight sun, and kayak your way between floating icebergs  
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Pay a 50% deposit per item
Suited to
Families, Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
No previous experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Clipper 60
Vessel length
60 feet
Skipper
Yes
Crew
2
Berth Style
8 guest bunks (single)
Insurance Required
Yes

Explore the breathtaking collection of icebergs and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat icefjord.

7 Nights: Various dates June - July 2021

€3,250 / £2,949 per person*

*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

Disko Bay is located on the west coast of Greenland, comprising a breathtaking collection of icebergs and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat icefjord. This is one of the most popular areas in Greenland due to its outstanding beauty. There are four main towns: Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq, Qasigiannguit, and Aasiaat all with their own fantastic attractions.

This adventure will take you to an icy paradise, perfect for exploring glaciers, kayaking through icebergs, old local towns, hiking and watching out for whales as you relax under the midnight sun.

Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will offer something new and different.

Day 1: From Ilulissat, we will sail 6nm north to Kangeriurarsuk Bay. A lovely place, where we will have the opportunity to kayak among grounded icebergs and hike to the lake to catch trouts.

Day 2: After breakfast, we will go for a hike (+/- 7km) along the coast towards Oqaatsut with a stunning view of Disko Bay and its massive icebergs. Once we will pick you up while you’re chilling on the deck and enjoy the landscape, we will sail north (20nm) and spend the night on an anchorage situated on the East of Agdlugtoq Island ( Arve Prinsens Ejland).

Day 3: In the morning, from the anchorage often occupied by icebergs we could go for a kayak or a hike towards the lake and on our way back to the boat we could pick up excellent mussels.

After lunch, we will approach Eqip Sermia glacier, ‘Eqi’ with a 3,4km front and an approximate height of 200m. We will safely make our way through the ice and enjoy this mighty nature sight.

This glacier is the most active of Greenland, we won’t be able to anchor nearby, but we will go to a beautiful anchorage just 5nm West of us, on a little island which offers very good shelter and, from where we will invite you to enjoy the midnight sunlight with a splendid panoramic view of the glaciers around.

Day 4: We will make our way further north of the island. The navigation will be extremely interesting, a lot of slaloming among fast drifting ice, narrow passages and islands. Then we will land at the foot of a huge bird’s cliff, arctic terns and guillemots will offer us a stupendous ballet.

For the rest of the day, we will anchor in a little bay on the North West of Agdlugtoq.

Ashore, we will have the chance to see some very well preserved old turf houses and from the hill, we will enjoy the view of the North of the bay and the East face of Disko Island with the sound of the ice cracking and birds wings flying above us as background sound.

After dinner we will depart for Qeqertarsuaq ‘ the Great Island’, taking us more or less 10 hours.

Sailing during the ‘night’ in Greenland is a very special experience. You will enjoy the midnight sunlight for the evening and will keep an incredible memory of that moment.

Day 5: You will wake up at the anchorage in Qeqertarsuaq.

After breakfast, we will prepare a picnic and go for another incredible day.

First, we will visit the town, the museum and some excellent Greenlandic handcrafts.

Then we will go for a hike where we will have the chance to see colourful flowers which are always stunning with the contrast of the basalt landscape of the ‘Great Island’, the highlight of this hike is that while we will be looking for wild angelic and admiring the geology of the landscape we will probably be capable to hear and spot whales.

Day 6: After breakfast, we will sail to Akunaq (40nm), a little settlement, with approximatively 100 friendly inhabitants, mostly hunters and fishermen. Akunaq is in between Aasiaat and Ilulissat, extremely photogenic – especially in the Midnight Sun season- it has been a great spot for whales watching for many years, a very good spot for mussels picking and kayaking.

Day 7: We will have an early departure and sail towards the South of Kangia (Ilulissat Isfjord) (+/-30nm). We can hike along the glacier mouth and will have an outstanding view of the Glacier, Disko bay and if visibility allows we can even see the icecap of Disko Island.

After our memorable hike, we will sail on front of the Ilulissat glacier and enjoy as much as possible the view of its massive ice walls.

For the night we will stay at the anchorage near Ilulissat.

Day 8: Departure

  • 8 days (7 night) on a yacht
  • Sailing instruction
  • Services of guides and crew
  • Guided walks and land excursions
  • Guided paddling in sea kayaks amongst the fjords
  • Use of stand up paddleboards (SUP)
  • Use of wet weather sailing clothing
  • All meals for the duration of the trip.
  • Flights not included.
  • Alcohol is not provided but you can bring your own. Consumption is always at the discretion of the skipper.
  • Open to beginner sailors.
  • A good level of fitness is recommended.

Ilulissat Airport, Greenland

Ilulissat Airport, Greenland

Day 1: From Ilulissat, we will sail 6nm north to Kangeriurarsuk Bay. A lovely place, where we will have the opportunity to kayak among grounded icebergs and hike to the lake to catch trouts.

Day 2: After breakfast, we will go for a hike (+/- 7km) along the coast towards Oqaatsut with a stunning view of Disko Bay and its massive icebergs. Once we will pick you up while you’re chilling on the deck and enjoy the landscape, we will sail north (20nm) and spend the night on an anchorage situated on the East of Agdlugtoq Island ( Arve Prinsens Ejland).

Day 3: In the morning, from the anchorage often occupied by icebergs we could go for a kayak or a hike towards the lake and on our way back to the boat we could pick up excellent mussels.

After lunch, we will approach Eqip Sermia glacier, ‘Eqi’ with a 3,4km front and an approximate height of 200m. We will safely make our way through the ice and enjoy this mighty nature sight.

This glacier is the most active of Greenland, we won’t be able to anchor nearby, but we will go to a beautiful anchorage just 5nm West of us, on a little island which offers very good shelter and, from where we will invite you to enjoy the midnight sunlight with a splendid panoramic view of the glaciers around.

Day 4: We will make our way further north of the island. The navigation will be extremely interesting, a lot of slaloming among fast drifting ice, narrow passages and islands. Then we will land at the foot of a huge bird’s cliff, arctic terns and guillemots will offer us a stupendous ballet.

For the rest of the day, we will anchor in a little bay on the North West of Agdlugtoq.

Ashore, we will have the chance to see some very well preserved old turf houses and from the hill, we will enjoy the view of the North of the bay and the East face of Disko Island with the sound of the ice cracking and birds wings flying above us as background sound.

After dinner we will depart for Qeqertarsuaq ‘ the Great Island’, taking us more or less 10 hours.

Sailing during the ‘night’ in Greenland is a very special experience. You will enjoy the midnight sunlight for the evening and will keep an incredible memory of that moment.

Day 5: You will wake up at the anchorage in Qeqertarsuaq.

After breakfast, we will prepare a picnic and go for another incredible day.

First, we will visit the town, the museum and some excellent Greenlandic handcrafts.

Then we will go for a hike where we will have the chance to see colourful flowers which are always stunning with the contrast of the basalt landscape of the ‘Great Island’, the highlight of this hike is that while we will be looking for wild angelic and admiring the geology of the landscape we will probably be capable to hear and spot whales.

Day 6: After breakfast, we will sail to Akunaq (40nm), a little settlement, with approximatively 100 friendly inhabitants, mostly hunters and fishermen. Akunaq is in between Aasiaat and Ilulissat, extremely photogenic – especially in the Midnight Sun season- it has been a great spot for whales watching for many years, a very good spot for mussels picking and kayaking.

Day 7: We will have an early departure and sail towards the South of Kangia (Ilulissat Isfjord) (+/-30nm). We can hike along the glacier mouth and will have an outstanding view of the Glacier, Disko bay and if visibility allows we can even see the icecap of Disko Island.

After our memorable hike, we will sail on front of the Ilulissat glacier and enjoy as much as possible the view of its massive ice walls.

For the night we will stay at the anchorage near Ilulissat.

Day 8: Departure

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require