Iceland & Greenland Explorer

13 Days
Copenhagen to Reykjavik
From (CAD)
$ 15,707
Dates & Pricing

2023 Copenhagen > Reykjavik

Immersive Discovery of Arctic Landscapes

Venture far above the Arctic Circle, visit the world’s largest island, whose frozen coastline has witnessed the birth of some of nature’s most breath-taking creations.
Southern Greenland’s wilderness offers some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery on earth, coupled with a rich culture, history and rarely seen geology. Sail through magnificent untouched Arctic wilderness regions and discover natural wonders, wildlife and Viking history.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101G
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Reykjavik

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen, Denmark

    Welcome to Copenhagen, the buzzing capital of Denmark. Enjoy your one-night stay and explore at leisure.

  2. Day 2 - Copenhagen > Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Your journey above the Arctic Circle begins as you fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq to board Scenic Eclipse. Toast the start of your adventure at tonight's welcome reception where the Captain will introduce the crew and your expert Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Ilulissat (Disko Bay)

    Spectacular days await as you cruise Disko Bay. Ilulissat is named from the Inuit word for ‘icebergs’. Formerly called Jakobshavn, the town is best known for large number of icebergs forming 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 ice bergs calving from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier.

    Discovery

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ilulissat (Disko Bay)

    Continue to discover Disko Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Evighedfjord

    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

  6. Day 6 - 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 remain strong to this day.

    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

  7. Day 7 - Narsaq

    The most striking agricultural town located on the edge of a fjord, Narsaq is known for its Greenlandic 'cowboys', lush agricultural land supporting sheep farming and cattle ranching and 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 the Mother 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 - East Coast Fjords

    Over the coming days, explore Greenland's east coast, the fjords of Skjoldungen and Prins 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.

    Discovery

    Weather depending, partake in Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks. Discover majestic scenery, tundra landscapes, and native wildlife and marine life.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - East Coast Fjords

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - East Coast Fjords

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Cruise across Denmark Strait to Iceland. 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

  12. Day 12 - Dynjandi (Fjallfoss), Iceland

    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

  13. Day 13 - Reykjavík

    Your cruise ends this morning in the world’s northernmost capital city, Reykjavík. Say farewell to your crew, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Reykjavik after 11:00 AM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the voyage 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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