Discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world’s largest island, from the impressive mountain range in the East to the beautiful and fertile south with its fascinating Viking history up to the town of Ilulissat with its floating icebergs.
Our optional Air & Ground package provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs. Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The SEAVENTURE docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.
Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. Enroute you can attend fascinating presentations by our Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck or from your cabin.
The island is characterized by several glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to explore East Greenland.
When conditions are favourable, we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prince Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large chunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.
When conditions are favorable, we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large chunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.
With 3.000 inhabitants, Qaqortoq is the largest settlement in South Greenland. In this charming town you can find lots of strikingly beautiful colonial buildings, dating from the establishment of the town in 1775. The area has a rich history, as it has been inhabited continuously since prehistoric times. You can still see traces of Thule and Norse cultures throughout the region.
With 16,000 inhabitants Nuuk is both the capital and the biggest city of Greenland. It combines Arctic traditions with European urbanity. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.
Sisimiut has a turbulent history, especially during the 18th century when the first Danish colony was destroyed by Dutch whalers who wanted to establish their own settlement. The Danes fought back and eventually recaptured Sisimiut after several fierce battles in the 1730s. about the domination of the city. Heavy fighting between Dutch whalers and various European nations took place over the years. Because of itsthe flourishing shrimp industry, Sisimiut is one of theGreenland’s most prosperous richest cities today.in the country.
In the morning we reach Ilulissat village in fabled Disko Bay. Ilulissat is located beside the Ilulissat Icefjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from the glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere.
Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart shaped mountain.
The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the South Coast of Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded there. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island’s inhabitants.
In the morning we reach the 120-mile (190 km) Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the town of the same name. It’s time to say goodbye to the SEAVENTURE. Charter flight back to Keflavik. Take a look at our Air & Ground package or this tour to enjoy a comfortable journey home.
Built in: 1990 / Reimagined: 2019 / Refurbished: Spring 2021
A WORLD-CLASS SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCE
Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. This means that we will be able to explore coves, bays, and channels that would previously have been forbidden to us. The ship also offers a host of new activities. There’s a sauna, a fitness center, a custom-built citizen science lab, and heated saltwater pool. There is more storage space, which is important because it means we can carry more equipment, so that more of our guests can participate in activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping.
The common areas are larger and beautifully appointed, and the ship has two.
Two Elevators serving all passenger decks
Library with computers
Fitness Center and Sauna
Heated saltwater swimming pool
Citizen Science Laboratory
All Staterooms Feature:
Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table
Flat Screen TV
Safe to store your valuables
Independent temperature controls
Optional Tours & Excursions Available. Please Contact Us for More Details.
• Voyage on board in selected cabin cateogry • All meals while on board • Coffee, tea and water on board • All Zodiac excursions • Icelandic/English speaking guides • Lectures on board • On-board entertainment program • Expedition jacket to keep (Note: Waterproof layer only, you will need warm layers underneath)
• Charter flight Kangerlussuaq – Keflavik incl. transfer in Kangerlussuaq Airport – Harbor
• Optional Shore excursion • Beverages on board other than those specified • Transfers unless otherwise stated • International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated • Pre and post-voyage accommodation • Passport and visa costs if applicable • Gratuities • Items of a personal nature including laundry
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