Ultimate Greenland & High Canadian Arctic

27 Days
Reykjavik to Copenhagen
From (CAD)
$ 38,835
Dates & Pricing

2024 Reykjavik > Copenhagen

Explore The Arctic Giants

From floating giants of ice in Ilulissat, to one of the northernmost towns of the world and the soaring cliffs of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti, the diverse beauty of Western Greenland and Baffin Island is spectacular. Southern Greenland’s wilderness offers some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery on Earth, couples with a rich culture, history and rarely seen geology. Discover natural wonder, wildlife and Viking history.
Voyaging to this remote region will take you through some of the most spectacular fjords, and will give you a glimpse into the local Greenlandic life. Cruising through majestic fjords and by spectacular glaciers on board Scenic Eclipse will be unlike any other. Admire the serenity gliding along by on kayaks, listen to the echo of cracking icebergs, and watch out for the diverse wildlife.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
802N
Duration:
27 days
Departure City:
Reykjavik
Return City:
Copenhagen

27 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Reykjavík, Iceland

    Welcome to Reykjavík where you board Scenic Eclipse to start your discovery of the world’s largest island – Greenland. 

    Please book your flight to arrive into Reykjavik prior to 02:00 PM.

  2. Day 2 - Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)

    Weather depending, today we visit the jewel of the Westfjords. Stand back and admire the cascading bridal veil and discover why it was nicknamed ‘the thunder’. Made up of seven waterfalls, it is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Cruise from Iceland across the Denmark Strait to the east coast of Greenland. The Discovery Team will enthrall you with their knowledge and passion for this region. From your suite's verandah, scan the horizon through your included binoculars to look for whales.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Fridtjof Nansen Halvø

    Unlike the rest of Greenland, the Sermersooq municipality where the  Fridtjof Nansen peninsula is located, is smooth and unbroken, with the magnificent Greenland Ice Sheet flowing right to the shore. Umivik Bay is the location where Fridtjof Nansen launched his pioneering Greenland venture, the expedition that confirmed that Greenland was completely covered in ice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Skjoldungen Fjord

    Glaciers calving, rivers flowing, towering rock walls and colourful forests, the Skjoldungen Fjord is spectacular.  Weave through the numerous icebergs on board Scenic Eclipse, and learn of the archaeological remains that have been found in this region, indicating to people living here over 4,000 years ago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cruising Prince Christianssund

    Carving a breathtaking, naturally formed path separating the mainland from the islands of Cape Farewell, Prins Christianssund is one of Greenland's most scenic waterways. Over a hundred kilometres in length, and flanked by magnificent glaciers and granite cliffs, this narrow passage is only accessible during summer, when the largest ice blockades melt away. Scenic Eclipse brings you close to the towering glaciers, huge icebergs and imposing peaks for unmissable photo opportunities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Narsaq

    The most striking agricultural town located on the edge of a fjord, Narsaq is known for its Greenlandic 'cowboys',  and is a region of lush agricultural land where sheep farming and cattle ranching take place. It also has an intriguing Norse history. In the 1960s, a long house was unearthed and is believed to be the very first place Eric the Red settled. Discover this quaint town and its close connection to nature and visit the Narsaq Museum to learn about Norse history.

    Freechoice

    Walk around the town or Narsaq, and see the mixture of modern living and ancient traditions, or taste some Greenlandic specialties at the Hotel Narsaq.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak or take a hiking tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Paamiut (Frederikshåb)

    Wildlife lovers will delight, with 20 species of whales frequenting the area, and an abundance of falcons. Keep look out for the white-tale eagle, known as Nattoralik, said to bring good luck to anyone who spots it. Wander through the township past the wooded Friedenskirche, a charming Norwegian style church, and admire the multitude of brightly coloured buildings. 

    Discovery

    Join your guide for a hike towards the Blue Mountains to get a view of the entire town from above, or hike towards the Sermilik Fjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nuuk (Godthåb)

    Nuuk means ‘headland’ or ‘cape’ in Greenlandic. The capital and largest city in Greenland, Nuuk has been inhabited by many settlers over the centuries, but the present town was only established in 1728. A guided tour through the picturesque Old Harbour reveals history and traditions that still remain strong.

    Freechoice

    Explore Nuuk by bus or on a guided walking tour or meet a local family and hear stories of past and present. Choose to taste some Greenlandic specialties or try the local Greenlandic beer at Greenland’s largest microbrewery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Evighed Fjord

    Meander through the Evighed Fjord or “Eternity Fjord”, listening as chunks from the ice cap break away and collapse into the water. Gaze up at the highest mountains in West Greenland, watching as the mist swirls around them. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Ilulissat

    Ilulissat is named from the Inuit word for ‘icebergs’. Formerly called Jakobshavn, the town is best known for large number of icebergs breaking away from the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord, into which one of the world’s fastest moving and most active glaciers calves 46 cubic kilometres of ice annually. Listen for the rumbling sounds in the distance of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Upernavik

    The Upernavik archipelago the known as the bay of islands and ice. A town of only 1,100 inhabitants, Upernavik, is located on the picturesque Archipelago consisting of over 100 rocky islands. Officially founded in 1772, this area had been explored by Inuit hunters much earlier. A Viking runestone was also found in 1824 atop Kingittorsuag, an island some 20km to the north of Upernavik, and has been dated to around the mid-13th century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Disko Bay

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Renowned for its pristine icebergs and glorious glaciers, stand on the Observation Terrace or your private verandah and listen for the remarkable sound of a calving glacier echoing across the fjord.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Sisimiut

    Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, and means ‘the people living in a place where the fox dens’. Stroll past the brightly coloured houses to explore one of the most widespread and beautiful backcountry areas in Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Kangerlussuaq

    Enjoy a day at leisure in Kangerlussuaq.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Ilulissat > Disko Bay

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Ilulissat is named from the Inuit word for ‘iceberg’. Formerly called Jakobshavn, the town is best known for large number of icebergs breaking away from the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord, into which one of the world’s fastest moving and most active glaciers calves 46 cubic kilometres of ice annually. Listen for the rumbling sounds in the distance of icebergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. 

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Upernavik

    A town of only 1,100 inhabitants, Upernavik is located in the picturesque Archipelago consisting of over 100 rocky islands. Officially founded in 1772, this area had been explored by Inuit hunters much earlier. A Viking runestone was also found atop a mountain just to the west of Upernavik, dating the area to approximately the 13th century.

    Discovery

    Explore the villages lining the shore by kayak, gliding past the islands that dot the archipelago, be guided by the Discovery Team in the hopes of witnessing muskox in the Upernavik backcountry or cruise by Zodiac to the Upernavik Icefjord.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Melville Bay

    The largest nature reserve in Greenland, established to protect breeding polar bears, beluga whales and narwhals. With a coastline marked with calving glaciers, Melville Bay is home to remarkable icebergs of all shapes and sizes.

    Discovery

    Explore the largest nature reserve in Greenland by kayak and Zodiac with your Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Savissivik

    Savissivik is a magical place that has to be seen to be believed. Considered to be one of the biggest iceberg graveyards in Greenland, it is a photographer's dream. This small Inuit village was also home to one of the world's largest meteorites, used by the local Inuits for tools.

    Discovery

    Weave between these icy giants onboard Zodiacs with your expert Discovery Team. For a more active excursion, hike to a viewpoint nearby to enjoy an incredible view of this vast landscape from above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Qaanaaq (Thule)

    One of the northern-most towns in the world, Qaanaaq has been romanticised by poets and explorers alike. Arrive with an open mind and be ready to experience life the local way, falling into the Greenlandic rhythm. 

    Discovery

    Hike into the hills behind Qaanaaq and experience the view out to Baffin Bay, or kayak around towering icebergs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Pond Inlet, Canada

    On Baffin Island, at the mouth of the famous Northwest Passage lies a small Inuit settlement. Pond Inlet is surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers, and your exploration of this remote region will leave you with lasting memories.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti (Sam Ford Fjord)

    Rocky cliffs rising steeply from the ocean, the raw beauty of Kangiqtualuk Uqquqti will make you feel like you are sailing along the edge of the world. A nesting ground for millions of bird species, join our on board ornithologist with your complimentary binoculars and see how many breeds you are able to spot.  

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak or go onshore for landings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Isabella Bay

    Isabella Bay is Canada's first National Marine Wildlife Area, now a very important region bowhead whales, with over 100 whales recorded at one time. The Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area includes the islands of Isabella Bay and the surrounding shores.

    Discovery

    Join our Marine Biologists and Naturalists in Zodiacs as we observe bowhead whales in their natural environment.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - At sea

    Today, relax on board. With the many choices available to you on board, you will be surprised at how quickly time passes. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or unwind in Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Sisimiut, Greenland

    Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, and means “the people living in a place where the fox dens”. Stroll by the brightly coloured houses to explore one of the most widespread and beautiful backcountry areas in Greenland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Kangerlussuaq > Copenhagen, Denmark

    Your cruise ends this morning in Kangerlussuaq as you bid farewell to the crew and fly to Copenhagen. 

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Unrivalled exploration of extraordinary lands with
  • Up to 200 guests on board to maximise landings in Antarctica or the Arctic
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots

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