ocean adventurer greenland cruise

Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

  • Overview
    Greenland is Europe’s final frontier: its grandeur is unquestionable and yet unknown to most travelers. Sailing along Greenland’s coast is the best way to sample the rich history and diversity of this beautiful and dramatic country and to encounter an ancient culture surviving in a modern world.
    Duration: 15 days
    Passengers: 132 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Disembarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Mandatory extra flight
    Single Supplement: 0.0x - 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavik

      Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and make your way to your included hotel. You will have the day to explore the city on your own. In the evening, join us at your hotel for a welcome briefing.

    • Day 2 - Akureyri; Embarkation Day

      You’ll fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri to board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead!

    • Day 3/4 - East Greenland

      Experience a true arctic ghost town when we visit the abandoned settlement of Skjoldungen, where inhabitants were forced to move to larger, more accessible towns in 1961. The narrow part of Skjoldungen Fjord is an ideal place to explore by Zodiac. Those who opt for our kayaking program may have an opportunity to get out on the water to glide past icebergs and capture some great photographs.

    • Day 5/7 - South Greenland

      Climbers and mountaineers around the world know Tasermiut Fjord, one of the world’s most prolific big-wall playgrounds. This part of Greenland is particularly dramatic, being nicknamed the Arctic Patagonia. A bit of a history lesson will be provided here as you learn about the settlements of the area, founded by Erik the Red. As we round Cape Farewell, the southernmost point of Greenland, we will call in at the natural hot springs found in the Uunartoq area, soak in the geothermal waters and watch the icebergs pass by.

    • Day 8/13 - Greenland’s West Coast

      Heading north, you’ll stop at some of the quaint villages that dot the islands and fjords of Greenland’s western side. You’ll find friendly faces, local artisans and colorful houses on the wildflower- covered tundra. You’ll visit Nuuk, the capital of Greenland and home to fewer than 16,000 people. You’ll have time to wander the streets and see the Hans Egede Church and Hans Egede statue near the waterfront, both named after the missionary who founded the settlement. You’ll also visit the museum to see the famous Greenlandic mummies.

      The nearby town of Sisimiut is an interesting place to visit, as there are more dogsleds here than humans. Evighedsfjorden, which means “Fjord of Eternity,” is a favored place for us to put the Zodiacs in the water for some more in-depth exploration. This long, deep fjord has very few settlements, so you’ll come to appreciate nature in its rawest form. There will be an opportunity for hiking among the towering mountains, and you’ll have plenty of chances to photograph the colorful tundra and dramatic landscapes.

      The west coast of Greenland provides many dramatic, mountainous landscapes where fjords open into the sea. You will explore the Ilulissat Icefjord, home to one of the world’s fastest-moving glaciers. Moving approximately 62 feet (19 meters) per day, the glacier provides you with a great opportunity to photograph ice crashing into the sea. Continuing along, the Amerloq Fjord offers a chance for you to stretch your legs by exploring abandoned villages and ancient Thule sites.

    • Day 14 - Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq

      Today, you’ll board your direct charter flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    • Day 15 - Depart Reykjavik

      After breakfast, you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in Reykjavik.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Kayaking is probably one of the most intimate and inspiring ways you can explore the rugged coastlines and calm bays of the Polar regions.

    Kayaking in the Polar Regions is highly weather-dependent, however we guarantee at least one outing throughout your voyage, but your kayak guides will take you out as many times as possible throughout your voyage.

    AUD 955 per person

    Transfer Package (Mandatory)

    Includes pre and post accommodation in Reykjavik and charter flights

    AUD 1,800 per person

    Hiking

    There are options on most excursions for shorter walks, often to take advantage of excellent lookouts, that don’t require hiking boots and other equipment. Hiking participation is optional and your Expedition Team will advise you of what you can expect prior to each excursion.

    Included

    Explore Greenland

    Vast swaths of beautiful, unfenced wilderness give you unique freedom to wander at will, whether on foot, by ski or by dogsled.

    Inuit Communities

    Picturesque communities on the East and Wests costs of Greenland, are vibrant and ever welcoming and our time here is spent bonding with the local Inuit people and understanding their way of life. You are welcome to support the community by purchasing unique handicrafts from the local Inuit artisans.

  • Inclusions

    Expedition Gear

    Comfortable expedition boots and a high quality expedition parka, specifically designed for the polar regions.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Comprehensive pre-departure information
    - All shipboard accommodation and meals
    - Greenland passenger tax
    - 000 per person
    - Emergency evacuation insurance up to USD$100
    - Service taxes and port charges
    - Photographic journal of your expedition
    - All shore excursions and lectures in the itinerary

    Not included in your Expedition

  • Map
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  • Vessel

    OCEAN ADVENTURER

    The new and improved Ocean Adventurer is designed to carry 132 travelers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world. Originally built in Yugoslavia in 1976, this nimble, ice-strengthened ship has become a passenger favourite over the years and underwent refurbishments in 1999 and 2002 with the most significant being in 2017. With the latest rounds of refurbishments guests will enjoy: A refreshed, contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship. - The addition of six new twin cabins and three new suites. - All existing cabins will be furnished with all new soft furnishings and brand new bathrooms. - Main common areas such as the Lounge and Dining Room will be remodeled as well as the Bar. - Major technical enhancements – include two new Rolls Royce engines, which will significantly increase fuel efficiency and minimized carbon footprint.

    Features & Facilities
    • Recently refurbished
    • superior accommodation
    • Lounge/Dining Room
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Internet/Wifi
    • Library
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 4
    Guests #: 132
    Crew #: 87
    Ice Class: 1A
    Speed: 14
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 100m
    Width: 16
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 4376
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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ocean adventurer triple cabin

Triple Cabin

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Triple cabin with private facilities.
AUD 9,200pp
AUD 9,200pp
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ocean adventurer lower deck twin cabin

Lower Deck Twin

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Two lower berths with private facilities and a pothole.
AUD 12,200pp
AUD 12,200pp
ocean adventurer main deck porthole cabin

Main Deck Porthole

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Two lower berths with private facilities and a porthole.
AUD 13,600pp
AUD 13,600pp
ocean adventurer main deck window cabin

Main Deck Window

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Two lower berths with private facilities and a window.
AUD 14,900pp
AUD 14,900pp
ocean adventurer superior cabin

Superior Twin

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Two lower berths with private facilities and a window.
AUD 16,400pp
AUD 16,400pp
ocean adventurer deluxe cabin

Deluxe

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Two lower berths with private facilities and a window.
AUD 18,200pp
AUD 18,200pp
ocean adventurer suite cabin

Suite

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Two lower berths with private facilities and a window.
AUD 20,100pp
AUD 20,100pp
ocean adventurer owner's suite cabin

Owner's Suite

15 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Newly redesigned suite featuring 1 king bed with private facilities and a window.
AUD 22,100pp
AUD 22,100pp