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5th August 2021 to 15th August 2021

Iceland – Greenland

£3292 Per person

Deposit Deposit 50%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Join a voyage of discovery as we explore the nooks and crannies of rural untouched Greenland, a truly unforgettable adventure

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Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
No experience required
Nights onboard
10
Vessel type
70 ft steel boat
Vessel length
70 foot
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Various cabin configurations, max 16 people.
Insurance Required
Yes

Experience life in the middle of rural Greenland as we weave in between icebergs towered over by snow-capped mountains

10 Nights: 05 - 15 August 2021

39,500 NOK / £3,292 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.

This adventure will take you from the magical shores of Iceland sailing past icebergs as you head towards the almost untouched coast of Greenland where you will be met by grand views of glaciers and mountains. The vast sprawling landscape contrasts beautifully with the vibrantly coloured wooden houses and will give you an insight into real life in rural Greenland.

On this expedition, you will get to experience Greenland's greatness. In the fjords, and among the mountains and glaciers along the northeast coast, we will spend several days. This is an area very few have been before us and we are vulnerable, far from civilization and quite alone. We must be careful and manoeuvre slowly, but we have the southern Greenland stream with us on our way south. In these waters at this time of year, we no longer have the full midnight sun, but it will be very bright 24/7 which is always a good starting point for an adventure trip.

If these dates don’t work, why not book the whole boat for dates that do! Minimum 5 participants.

Day 1: Trip start in Ísafjörður (Iceland)

Our journey begins in beautiful Ísafjörður in Iceland. known for its dramatic landscapes this is the perfect place to start our adventure. You’ll arrive at the boat, get settled and meet the crew. Then maybe a bit of exploring of the old town before setting down for dinner onboard before tucking in for a good nights sleep, in readiness for the crossing the next day.

Day 2-5: From Ísafjörður to Greenland

The 600nm crossing from Ísafjörður, Iceland, will take us to the inlet of Scoresby Sound, Greenland. Scoresby Sound is a huge and magnificent fjord system with glaciers, fjords and mountains. Here, the large icebergs float calmly back and forth and there is much to see and discover. We will spend a few days here sailing through the fjords and discovering beautiful landscapes and villages such as Ittoqqortormiit. This tiny rural village has barely more than 400 inhabitants, the houses are brightly coloured wooden building which contrasts beautifully with the icy surroundings.

Day 5-10: Exploration among the fjords on the south-west coast of Greenland

We will continue our exploration of the fjords as we journey down the South coast of Greenland towards Narsarsuaq. On route, we will get some fantastic sailing in as well as finding the most beautiful untouched areas of wilderness. We will have the opportunity to jump in the Kayaks or go fishing and make the most of nature. As we continue sailing we may even come across whales, narwhales and seals, and much more.

Day 11: This leg is finished in Narsarsuaq (Greenland)

Our adventure will come to an end as we reach Narsarsuaq. Located 100 km inside Tunulliarfik Fjord, just 6 km from the Greenland Ice Sheet, this town is the perfect place for hiking and exploring the countryside. With around 160 residents Narsarsuaq is a peaceful place to unwind and take in the gorgeous landscape.

 

  • Experienced local skipper/instructor on board
  • Accommodation onboard during the whole trip
  • Our comfy-package with duvets, pillows and bedsheets
  • All food and all meals that we eat onboard underway (from dinner first day until breakfast last day)
  • High-quality inflatable life jacket
  • A sustainable, environmentally friendly, unique, exotic and exclusive holiday
  • Free use of equipment such as ribs, kayaks, fishing gear etc
  • All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbour-fees etc
  • Personal safety equipment, HH inflatable life vest
  • Shared experience and friendship with like-minded adventurers from around the world
  • A lot of time outdoors – raw and honest nature experiences
  • Advice, guidance and practical training on sailing and boating in general. As an active crew member, you will be engaged in, and learn to run a boat.
  • Survival Suit and Search and rescue (SAR) insurance for everyone on board
  • Transportation to/from Svalbard/Iceland
  • Possible restaurant visits or other extra activities that cost extra
  • Drinks like wine, beer or exclusive apple juice and other luxuries

Level of trip

  • No sailing experience required
  • A reasonable level of fitness advised

Changes in the program

The program should be seen as a starting point that we adapt to weather and conditions. We also reserve the right to constantly improve our itineraries.

Wet weather gear is available to hire for 500NOK (£50) per person for a jacket and trousers.

Ísafjörður airport, Iceland

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

Day 1: Trip start in Ísafjörður (Iceland)

Our journey begins in beautiful Ísafjörður in Iceland. known for its dramatic landscapes this is the perfect place to start our adventure. You’ll arrive at the boat, get settled and meet the crew. Then maybe a bit of exploring of the old town before setting down for dinner onboard before tucking in for a good nights sleep, in readiness for the crossing the next day.

Day 2-5: From Ísafjörður to Greenland

The 600nm crossing from Ísafjörður, Iceland, will take us to the inlet of Scoresby Sound, Greenland. Scoresby Sound is a huge and magnificent fjord system with glaciers, fjords and mountains. Here, the large icebergs float calmly back and forth and there is much to see and discover. We will spend a few days here sailing through the fjords and discovering beautiful landscapes and villages such as Ittoqqortormiit. This tiny rural village has barely more than 400 inhabitants, the houses are brightly coloured wooden building which contrasts beautifully with the icy surroundings.

Day 5-10: Exploration among the fjords on the south-west coast of Greenland

We will continue our exploration of the fjords as we journey down the South coast of Greenland towards Narsarsuaq. On route, we will get some fantastic sailing in as well as finding the most beautiful untouched areas of wilderness. We will have the opportunity to jump in the Kayaks or go fishing and make the most of nature. As we continue sailing we may even come across whales, narwhales and seals, and much more.

Day 11: This leg is finished in Narsarsuaq (Greenland)

Our adventure will come to an end as we reach Narsarsuaq. Located 100 km inside Tunulliarfik Fjord, just 6 km from the Greenland Ice Sheet, this town is the perfect place for hiking and exploring the countryside. With around 160 residents Narsarsuaq is a peaceful place to unwind and take in the gorgeous landscape.

 

Base layer – 2x warm thermal tops + thermal leggings

Mid layer – 2x fleece type mid layers + mid layer trousers

Light waterproof shell (waterproof hiking type jacket and trousers) – for exploring ashore

Down jacket – a down (or synthetic alternative) jacket, the warmer the better

Gillet – optional but a really versatile mid layer, down or synthetic down are great

Hats – 2x warm wool hats, ear flaps are great

Waterproof hat – a waterproof hat or cap (eg Sealskins)

Neck warmer – 2x ‘Buff’ style neck warmers

Gloves – one waterproof pair (ski or fishing type) + 2x thinner fleece liner / spare pairs

Socks – 2x pairs of warm socks for sailing + hiking socks for exploring ashore

Boots – Wellington type boots. These are needed not just for sailing but also for getting ashore from the rib where you may need to stop into mid-calf depth water. They don’t need to be expensive or sailing specific, but they should be waterproof with good grip

Hiking shoes / boots – suitable for exploring on rough or wet terrain ashore

Rucsac – for on land exploring

Underwear – a couple of sets of comfortable underwear

Swimwear – you might not fancy a dip in the Arctic waters but a local hot tub can be a treat that you don’t want to miss out on

Camera, batteries, memory cards etc – it is possible to charge camera batteries onboard but it is a good idea to bring spare batteries and lots of memory card space

Entertainment – books, music etc for rest time

Toiletries – basic wash kit with travel-sized bottles

Eye mask and earplugs – can make sleeping easier in the midnight sun

Any personal medications that you need – ensure you have enough to last the whole trip

Dry bags – recommended for keeping any electrical kit in and for taking things ashore

Head torch – ideally with a red light function

Sunscreen – 24hr daylight can be relentless

Sunglasses

A set of ‘shore clothes’ for travelling in / rest days in town

Passport / visas

Credit/debit card for shore-based activities or travel emergencies

Kitbag – this must be squashy type (not a suitcase) a large barrel type bag is ideal