Wake of Eric the Red: Ocean Atlantic

Greenland

In Disko Bay, experience local dancing in Qeqertarsuaq and the renowned Eqi Glacier. At the Sermermiut Plain admire the World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and the dazzling icebergs in the late evening sun. Further to the south along the western coast of Greenland, visit the capital of Greenland, one of the smallest in the world. Before heading north again along the spectacular east coast of Greenland, marvel at the narrow cliffs of Prince Christian Sound and the charming silence of the undisturbed Skjoldungen Island

  • Visit Ilulissat, nicknamed “The Iceberg Capital” & UNESCO-protected Icefjord
  • Glaciers of Evigshedsfjorden & Eqip Sermia
  • Arctic ’Minitropolis’ of Nuuk, capital of Greenland
  • Whale sightings, bird watching & Arctic wildlife
  • Cruising the Prince Christian Sound & East Greenland Coast
  • Traveling by sea is a magnificent way to experience Greenland. The places most worth seeing are situated along the dramatic coast line: small and colourful houses situated on the steep mountains sides down to a fjord, giant glaciers producing enormous icebergs, whilst whales and seals play in the sea. And only a few minutes’ hike away you will find yourself totally isolated, surrounded by wilderness. The people of Greenland live along the coast in small towns and settlements – at summer only accessible from the sea. Their culture, architecture and living conditions are enriched and limited by the harsh nature of the Arctic. On our town visits, you will have opportunities to meet the hospitable Greenlanders and learn more about the Inuit culture.

    Flight from Iceland included


    Stewart's Take

    An enriching experience of Nordic culture and Arctic nature!

    Overview

    In Disko Bay, experience local dancing in Qeqertarsuaq and the renowned Eqi Glacier. At the Sermermiut Plain admire the World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and the dazzling icebergs in the late evening sun. Further to the south along the western coast of Greenland, visit the capital of Greenland, one of the smallest in the world. Before heading north again along the spectacular east coast of Greenland, marvel at the narrow cliffs of Prince Christian Sound and the charming silence of the undisturbed Skjoldungen Island.
    DAY 1 - EMBARKATION IN KANGERLUSSUAQ DAY 2 - SISIMIUT - EXPERIENCE GREENLAND’S SECOND-LARGEST CITY AT THE FOOT OF NASAASAAQ MOUNTAIN DAY 3 - QEQERTARSUAQ ON DISKO ISLAND, ‘KAFFEMIK’ IN A COMMUNITY CENTRE AND EQIP SERMIA GLACIER DAY 4 - CAPITAL OF THE ICEBERGS, ILULISSAT DAY 5 - EVIGHEDSFJORDEN / FJORD OF ETERNITY DAY 6 - NUUK DAY 7 - IVITTUUT; FORMER CRYOLITE MINE AND POSSIBLE MUSK OX SIGHTING DAY 8 - PRINCE CHRISTIAN SOUND DAY 9 - SKJOLDUNGEN / SAQQISIKUIK DAY 10 - TASIILAQ AND KUUMMIIT DAY 11 - AT SEA DAY 12 - REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND. DEPARTURE

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    M/V OCEAN ATLANTIC

    Ocean Atlantic

    The newly renovated Ocean Atlantic is an expedition vessel with an international ice class rating of 1B, with high maneuverability, shallow draft and strong engines to allow for extended voyages into the polar regions. Ocean Atlantic is newly renovated (2016) with elegant common areas and accommodation for 198 passengers. The ship was built in 1985 and underwent an extensive rebuild in 2010. With a length of 140m she has ample space on the multiple decks for several lecture halls, a relaxed restaurant serving 4-star international cuisine, professionally staffed bars and observation platforms – and even a pool. All common areas on the Erickson Deck feature large panel windows, enabling passengers to quickly spot passing whales and photographic sights from the comfort of indoor lounges. All private cabins are stylish appointed and feature individual bathroom facilities, phone for internal calls, individual temperature controls and TV. Ideal for relaxation, the vessels’ accommodation ranges in size from 11 - 35 m2 and are designed with either portholes or windows. Daily shore landings are made possible by her fleet of 20 Zodiacs.

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    Included
    • 12-day cruise in a shared outside double suite with bathroom/toilet
    • Flight Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq
    • English-speaking guides
    • Church visit and ‘kaffemik’ in Qeqertarsuaq
    • Town and settlement walks in Qeqertarsuaq, Ilulissat, Itilleq, Nuuk, Tasiilaq & Kuumiit.
    • Museum visits in Qeqertarsuaq and Ilulissat, Nuuk, Tasiilaq
    • Slow-crusing in Zodiacs in fjords
    • Inspiring and enriching lectures onboard by qualifi ed lecturers
    • Full board on the ship
    • Coffee, tea and afternoon snacks on theship
    • Taxes, tariffs, and AECO fees
    Excluded
    • Single room supplement and cabin upgrades
    • Meals not on board ship
    • Beverages other than coffee, tea and water
    • Tips for ship crew (approx. 13.5 USD per day per participant)
    • Personal expenses
    Deposits Reservations require a deposit of 20% at the time you receive a booking confirmation from Expeditions Online. A payment link will be sent to you and this may be paid by major credit card. Bookings within 90 days of departure require full payment. Final Payments Balances are due 90 days prior to departure. Cancellations All requests for cancellation must be received in writing to Expeditions Online. Cancellations received from time of booking to 91 days prior to departure 20 % of the total cruise tariff. From 90 days until departure: 100% of the total cruise tariff. We strongly recommend that you obtain adequate trip cancellation insurance. Booking Terms Please read carefully the General Booking Conditions for Expeditions Online. This voyage is operated by Albatros Expeditions and you additionally travel under their terms and conditions as the operator as well as of the Shipping Company/transport carrier. Details will be forwarded to you at the time of booking.
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