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Coastal Ship - West Greenland

8 days west coast incl. 3 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk

from 715.00 €

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Coastal Ship - West Greenland

8 days west coast incl. 3 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk

from 715.00 €

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Ilulissat: Boat Tour Eqi (11h, 285€) Ilulissat: Evening iceberg sailing (2.5h, 95€) Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (2h, 48€) Ilulissat: Evening kayaking (3h, 220€) Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (2h, 80€) Ilulissat: Boat tour Ilimanaq (5h, 125€) Nuuk: City Sightseeing (1.5h, 40€) Nuuk: Boat Tour Ice Fjord (7h, 245€) Nuuk: Boat Tour Qooqqut Restaurant (5.5h, 120€) Nuuk: Fjord Safari (4h, 105€)

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Coastal Ship - West Greenland

8 days west coast incl. 3 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk

from 715.00 €
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On this trip you will sail with the coastal ship ‘Sarfaq Ittuk’ from Nuuk to the famous Disko Bay. Travelling with the locals on board the coastal ship will give you a great insight into the life of the Greenlanders. In Nuuk, the capital of Greenland we will have time to explore the city and learn about the history and the culture of the Inuit. On the way to Ilulissat, the city of Icebergs, you will stop at small settlements and witness the locals at the ports welcoming or bidding farewell to family and friends. In Ilulissat you can explore the breathtaking area, enjoy the view on the most impressive icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere and go on exciting day tours.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Arrival in Nuuk

Day 2:

Embarkation on board the Coastal in Nuuk

Day 3:

Sailing: Maniitsoq - Sisimiut

Day 4:

Sailing: Aasiaat - Arrival in Ilulissat

Day 5-7:

Days at leisure in Ilulissat

Day 8:

End of the trip in Ilulissat

Prices and dates

Price per person:

1 June to 1 September: Double Single
Couchette & hostel 815 985
Cabin & acc. w. private facilities 1570 2270
2 September to 30 September: Double Single
Couchette & hostel 715 880
Cabin & acc. w. private facilities 1370 1975

Dates:

Thursdays, May 15th, 2017 – October 15th, 2017 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • 1 night in Nuuk
  • sailing on board Sarfaq Ittuk from Nuuk to Ilulissat
  • 4 nights in Ilulissat

Options:

  • Ilulissat: Boat Tour Eqi (11h, 285€)
  • Ilulissat: Evening iceberg sailing (2.5h, 95€)
  • Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (2h, 48€)
  • Ilulissat: Evening kayaking (3h, 220€)
  • Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (2h, 80€)
  • Ilulissat: Boat tour Ilimanaq (5h, 125€)
  • Nuuk: City Sightseeing (1.5h, 40€)
  • Nuuk: Boat Tour Ice Fjord (7h, 245€)
  • Nuuk: Boat Tour Qooqqut Restaurant (5.5h, 120€)
  • Nuuk: Fjord Safari (4h, 105€)

Minimum age:

10

Bring along:

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing.

About accommodation:

Couchette & hostel: In Nuuk in hostel in dormitory in sleeping bag accommodation with kitchen facilities, on board the Sarfaq Ittuk in couchette in sleeping bag accommodation, in Ilulissat in hostel in double or single room in sleeping bag accommodation with shared facilitates and with kitchen facilities.

Cabin & accommodation with private facilities: In Nuuk in a 3 local star hotel in room with private facilities including breakfast, on board the Sarfaq Ittuk in a private cabin with private facilities, in Ilulissat in a 3 local star hotel in standard room with private facilities including breakfast.

The ship Sarfaq Ittuk

The vessel was built in 1992 and modernised and lengthened in the winter of 1999/2000. It is now 73 meters long and 11 meters wide. With her engine of 2000 hp the vessels steams at a speed of 13 knots. The crew counts 22 people. The vessel has café, stern saloon with panorama windows, playroom and a hospital clinic to be used in case of injuries and emergency situations onboard. The vessel's capacity is 274 passengers. The overnight accommodation facilities are distributed on 104 cabin beds with private bath and toilet, 85 4-person compartment seats and 60 couchettes. The compartment and the couchettes are without private facilities and have access to lockable cabinet showers in communal areas. 'Det Norske Veritas' has classified the vessel for sailing in icy waters.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Nuuk via Reykjavík/Iceland or through Kangerlussuaq via Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 950 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nuuk - visit of the capital

The trip starts in Nuuk. You can explore the capital, visit the National Museum and see the mummies found in the north of Greenland, and take a walk at the hold harbour and visit the the culture center, Katuaq. Night in Nuuk.

Day 2: Nuuk - coastal ship departure

You will have the day at leisure Nuuk. In the evening, you will leave Nuuk on board the coastal ship, Sarfaq Ittuk. Night on board.

Day 3: Maniitsoq - Sisimiut

The further north we sail, the higher and steeper the mountains are. Today we will pass the Arctic Circle before we arrive in Sisimiut, which is the most northern town in Greenland free of ice all the year around. Night on board.

Day 4: Aasiaat - Ilulissat

Today, you will arrive in the famous Disko Bay. After a short stop in Aasiaat, we will continue to sail north towards Ilulissat, the town of the icebergs. Shortly before we arrive in Ilulissat, we will pass by the impressive Icefjord, Kangia, filled with enormous icebergs. You will have the afternoon at leisure in Ilulissat to visit the town and enjoy the amazing view of the icebergs. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 5 to 7: Days at leisure in Ilulissat

You will have 3 days to discover the famous Disko Bay. You can explore the beautiful area and the incredible icebergs. You can book great excursions on the spot. Nights in Ilulissat.

Day 8: End of the trip in Ilulissat

Today your trip ends in Ilulissat after unforgettable days in the Arctic.

Schedule Sarfaq Ittuk

1 June - 1 September Day Arrival Departure
Nuuk Friday - 21:00
Maniitsoq Saturday 07:00 08:00
Kangaamiut 11:30 11:45
Sisimiut 19:00 21:00
Aasiaat Sunday 08:00 08:30
Ilulissat 13:00 -
2 September - 30 September Day Arrival Departure
Nuuk Friday - 21:00
Maniitsoq Saturday 07:00 07:30
Kangaamiut 11:00 11:15
Sisimiut 19:00 21:00
Aasiaat Sunday 08:00 08:30
Ilulissat 13:00 -
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