Greenland beckons with its glittering icebergs and wildflower-bedecked tundra, while Iceland enchants with its mighty glaciers and geothermal hotspots—hike, sail by Zodiac, photograph, and commune with seabirds in these ethereal landscapes.

Please Note: Your voyage rates do not include flight Reykjavík/Narsarsuaq.


Highlights


• Search for a variety of Arctic wildlife—seals, walrus, whales, Arctic foxes, musk oxen, and with luck, polar bears.

• Photograph dramatic landscapes, including chiseled fjords, glittering glaciers, sculpted icebergs, and lush tundra blazing with purple saxifrage and moss campion.

• Explore by Zodiac to discover thousands of breeding seabirds, including kittiwakes, murres, dovekies, puffins, and rare ivory gulls.

• Visit colorfully-painted villages and tiny fishing hamlets steeped in Viking history.

• Attend cultural performances and meet the hearty residents who share stories of survival in this harsh, yet ultimately beautiful land.

Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and transfer to our hotel. Lunch and the remainder of the day are at leisure to enjoy this fascinating and colorful city. Gather this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner and overnight at our hotel.
After breakfast, board your charter flight to Greenland. Board the Hebridean Sky in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the town, or take a hike for beautiful views over the fjord.
This morning visit Narsaq, built on a beautiful plain on the Narsaq Peninsula, and surrounded by waters rich with seals, salmon, Arctic char, and minke whales. Explore the small town with its brightly painted houses, museum, and local handicrafts market, and visit the remains of an old Norse settlement. Attend a performance by the local choir before lunch on board. In Brattahlid, visit the historic Norse site, named after Eric the Red’s wife who built the first Christian church in the New World.
This morning cruise along beautiful Arsuk Fjord, home to one of Greenland’s largest bird cliffs where thousands of kittiwakes, gulls, and guillemots breed. Zodiac excursions bring you close to the edges of the rugged cliffs, where in addition to the birds, you may also spot whales and seals. Ashore, nature hikes along the beach and to a nearby waterfall showcase the natural beauty of the area.
The 55-mile-long channel near the southern tip of Greenland offers breathtaking vistas as you cruise among a flotilla of ice. Volcanoes rise from the barren landscape, and icebergs, like tiny atolls, sit in pools of aquamarine waters. Steep, glacier-cut cliffs border the fjord with frozen waterfalls clinging to their edges like freeze-framed photographs. By Zodiac and aboard the ship, cruise the bays and finger-like offshoots of this truly spectacular display of geology and geography.
Today, cruise along the southeastern coast of Greenland. Now uninhabited, the region recalls its past civilization in skeletal sites of old Scandinavian and Inuit camps and settlements. Watch for seals, whales, and polar bears and, conditions permitting, go ashore in Napassorssuaq Fjord via Zodiac to explore this remote expanse of shoreline. Farther south, witness the portion of Greenland that fully lives up to its name. This is the most fertile part of the country; unlike the northern hunting and fishing villages, agriculture and farming are an important part of economic life.
This horse-shoe-shaped inlet offers breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Humpback whales are often found feeding in the nutrient-rich waters and ringed and harp seals haul out on the rocky shores.
The small settlement of Ammassalik is part of the municipality of the same name which covers an area five times the size of Denmark. Ashore, enjoy a cultural performance and stroll through the town’s brightly-colored buildings to visit the excellent local museum. After this, there is free time to browse handicraft shops, or take a stroll around town. Those who wish may continue on a hike to Flower Valley, accompanied by naturalists who point out the varieties of local vegetation enjoying their brief seasonal bloom.
Cruise among enormous icebergs, calved by the numerous glaciers in this huge U-shaped fjord. Conditions permitting, hike along beaches littered with glacial moraine and observe interesting geological formations, including the Skargaard Intrusion, where magma was forced through the earth’s crust.
Spectacular mountains surround Nansen Fjord, clad in tundra dotted with seasonal wildflowers. By Zodiac, cruise among glittering icebergs, sculpted by wind and sea into fantastical shapes, watching for harbor, harp, and hooded seals on the ice floes. Conditions permitting, take walks along pristine beaches and across tundra-carpeted landscapes, keeping an eye out for musk oxen, collared lemmings, and Arctic foxes.
Join naturalists on deck to search for seabirds and marine mammals. Lectures recap your time in Greenland and prepare you for the wonders you’ll witness in Iceland.
After breakfast take a walking tour of small, verdant Vigur, the summer home to vast numbers of puffins, black guillemots, Arctic terns, and eiders. The tiny community dates back to the late 1800s and boasts Iceland’s only windmill. During lunch on board, cruise northward to Ísafjördur, the trading and cultural center of the West Fjords. A cultural tour reveals the history and daily life of one of Iceland’s oldest fishing settlements and visits the region’s scenic highlights. This afternoon, enjoy free time in town to browse the local shops.
This morning sail past Iceland’s westernmost cape, the Látrabjarg cliff, a breeding ground for millions of seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes, northern fulmars, and thick-billed murres. By Zodiac, trace the coastline of Flatey Island before going ashore for a walking tour of the village. View the uniquely painted island church and the restored houses of islanders who earn a living fishing for cod and lumpfish.
After breakfast, disembark the Hebridean Sky and set out to explore Iceland’s classic scenic wonders known as the Golden Circle. Begin with Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by mountains and encompassing a vast lava plain of green moss and wildflowers. Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall where the Hvita River drops 96 feet in two voluminous cascades. The Geysir Center is a huge geothermal field of both boiling and tranquil multi-hued hot springs and bubbling mud pools. After lunch, visit Fridheimar Farm, which produces tomatoes and cucumbers year-round in their impressive greenhouses and breeds Icelandic horses. Transfer to the airport this afternoon for your independent homeward flight.
Based on the expeditionary nature of our trips, there may be ongoing enhancements to this itinerary

Category 1

$ 12980 USD pp
Category 1
Ocean-view staterooms on the Amundsen Deck are 240 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and two to four portholes.

Category 2

$ 13980 USD pp
Category 2
Ocean-view staterooms on the Byrd Deck are 225 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and large picture windows.

Category 3

$ 15380 USD pp
Category 3
Ocean-view staterooms on the Mawson Deck are between 220 and 240 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and large picture windows.

Category 4

$ 16580 USD pp
Category 4
Ocean-view staterooms on the Mawson Deck are between 220 and 240 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and large picture windows.

Category 2 Special Single Rate

$ 17580 USD pp
Limited

Category 5

$ 18080 USD pp
Category 5
Ocean-view staterooms in the middle of the Scott Deck are 260 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and private balconies.

Category 3 Special Single Rate

$ 19280 USD pp
Limited

Category 6

$ 20480 USD pp
Category 6
Ocean-view staterooms on the Shackleton Deck are 325 square feet, and feature beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and private balconies.

Owner's Suite

$ 24480 USD pp
Owner's Suite
Ocean-view suite on the Shackleton Deck is 370 square feet, and features beds that are configurable into two twins or one queen, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and a private balcony.

Hebridean Sky

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 110

Built: 1992 - newly re-launched 2016

The Hebridean Sky (formerly the Sea Explorer) underwent a 6.5 million dollar refurbishment. Always  known for its effortless elegance, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and camaraderie, the Hebridean Sky continues that tradition adding a host of new amenities as well as state of the art stabilization, fuel efficiency, and upgraded communications systems. Its all-suite accommodations and increased adventure options make the Hebridean Sky the perfect blend of luxury and adventurous exploration.

SPACIOUS SUITES

Hebridean Sky is an all-suite yacht accommodating up to 110 guests. Built in 1992, refurbished 2014 and again in 2016, each suite features:

• Exterior views
• Your choice of queen-sized or two twin-sized beds
• Sitting area with sofa and side chair
• Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD player
• Telephone
• Independent temperature controls
• Mini-Bar
• Marble-appointed bathroom with fine toiletries
• Hair dryer
• 220 square feet or more
• Sofa can be converted to bed for third person

In adition Promenade, Deluxe, Veranda & Penthouse Suites include:

• En suite Champagne & Chocolates on Arrival
• Complimentary mini-bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
• $100 per person Gift Shop credit
• En suite Nespresso machine

Penthouse Suites (325 sq.ft.) and Veranda Suites (260 sq.ft.) feature private balconies.

ONBOARD DINING
Great expeditions require great food! Our team of world-class chefs offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that change daily. They have boat-loads of creativity, so you are sure to experience a variety of remarkable cuisine throughout your voyage.

SERVICES
• World-Class Cuisine
• Complimentary Wine with Dinner
• Live Entertainment
• Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
• Voyage Photographer
• On-board MD and Facilities
• Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
• Pre-voyage hotel night
• Complimentary Expedition Jacket

FACILITIES
• Elevator serving all passenger decks
• Upgraded WIFI Internet
• Library with computers
• Panoramic Top Deck Observation Platform
• Bar/Lounge with Live Entertainment
• Boot Room
• Lounge with Audiovisual Facilities
• DVD Movie Library

Deck plans may very depending on the ship operator.

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