9 days west coast incl. 3 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk
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.
Arrival in Nuuk
Day at leisure in Nuuk
Embarkation on board the coastal ship in Nuuk
Sailing: Maniitsoq - Sisimiut
Sailing: Aasiaat - Arrival in Ilulissat
Days at leisure in Ilulissat
End of the trip in Ilulissat
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|1 June to 1 September:||Double||Single|
|Couchette & hostel||940||1250|
|Cabin & acc. w. private facilities||1800||2875|
|2 September to 30 September:||Double||Single|
|Couchette & hostel||845||1150|
|Cabin & acc. w. private facilities||1605||2580|
Wednesdays, June 01, 2023 – September 15, 2023 (available)
- 2 nights in Nuuk
- sailing on board Sarfaq Ittuk from Nuuk to Ilulissat
- 4 nights in Ilulissat
- breakfast included when staying in accommodation with private facilities
- breakfast included when staying in hostel accommodation only in Ilulissat
Price does not include:
- meals aboard the coastal ship
- all services not mentioned in the above "included" section
Type of trip:
This pre-arranged adventure is an individual trip, meaning you are discovering Greenland on your own but joining selected guided group activities during your stay. You will receive comprehensive travel information such as where and when to meet for the activities.
Couchette & hostel: In Nuuk & Ilulissat in hostel in double or single room with shared facilitates (bed linen included), on board the Sarfaq Ittuk in couchette in dormitory in sleeping bag accommodation with shared facilitates.
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 239 passengers. The overnight accommodation facilities are distributed on 104 cabin beds with private bath and toilet, and 135 couchettes. 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.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Nuuk via Reykjavík/Iceland or through Kangerlussuaq via Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 990 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Arrival in Nuuk - visit of the capital
Today you arrive in Nuuk. Night in Nuuk.
Day 2: Nuuk
You will have the day at leisure 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 as well as visiting the culture center, Katuaq or join one of the guided excursions we have available in the options. Night in Nuuk.
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6 to 8: 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 also check out our guided excursions in the options. Nights in Ilulissat.
Day 9: End of the trip in Ilulissat
Today your trip ends in Ilulissat after unforgettable days in the Arctic.
Schedule Sarfaq Ittuk
|10 May - 27 September||Day||Arrival||Departure|
What our customers say
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Everything was very well organized and the accommodations and excursions were all excellent! The packing list was incredibly helpful beforehand so we knew what to bring.
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