13 days in the south & west of Greenland incl. 5 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk
The trip starts in South Greenland where you will spend four days exploring the beautiful green nature and the beautiful blue icebergs. You will then sail on board the coastal ship ‘Sarfaq Ittuk’ from Narsaq to the famous Disko Bay.
Travelling on board the coastal ship with the locals and stopping in small settlements on the way, gives you a great insight into the life of the people in Greenland. You will sail for more than 1200km along the coast before arriving the the famous Disko Bay. You will stay spend five days in Ilulissat, the city of icebergs, where you can explore the area, enjoy the amazing view and go on exciting day tours.
Arrival in Narsarsuaq
Narsarsuaq - Igaliku
Day at leisure in Igaliku
Igaliku - Narsaq
Visit of Narsaq - Embarkation on board the Coastal ship
Sailing: Stops in Arsuk, Paamiut & Qeqertarsuatsiaat
Sailing: Stop in Nuuk
Sailing: Stops in Maniitsoq and Sisimiut
Sailing: Stop in Aasiaat - Arrival in Ilulissat
Days at leisure in Ilulissat
End of the trip in Ilulissat
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|1 June to 31 August:||Dormitory||Double||Single|
|Couchette & hostel||1540 (two travellers) 1765 (single traveller)||-||-|
|Cabin & acc. w. private facilities||-||2910||4275|
|1 September to 30 September:||Dormitory||Double||Single|
|Couchette & hostel||1370 (two travellers) 1590 (single traveller)||-||-|
|Cabin & acc. w. private facilities||-||2525||3730|
Saturdays, June 01, 2019 – September 29, 2019 (available)
June 01, 2020 – September 29, 2020 (available)
- 1 night in Narsarsuaq
- 2 nights in Igaliku
- 1 night in Narsaq
- boat transfers Narsarsuaq - Itilleq - Narsaq
- sailing on board Sarfaq Ittuk from Narsaq to Ilulissat
- 4 nights in Ilulissat
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 Narsarsuaq, Igaliku & Narsaq, nights in hostel in dormitory / sleeping bag accommodation with kitchen facilities, on board the Sarfaq Ittuk in couchette / sleeping bag accommodation, in Ilulissat in hostel in double room / sleeping bag accommodation with shared facilities and shared kitchen.
Cabin & acc. with private facilities: In Narsarsuaq & Narsaq in hotel with breakfast in room with private facilities, in Igaliku in a cottage including breakfast with shared facilities, 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 and breakfast included. Note that there is no accommodation in Igaliku with private facilities, so we offer you to stay in a cosy cottage with an amazing view on the fjord and the settlement.
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 Narsarsuaq via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 950 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Arrival in Narsarsuaq
Today you arrive in Narsarsuaq, the gateway to South Greenland. Planes usually land late afternoon or in the evening here, so use the rest of the day to take a quick stroll around the few houses. Here you will also stay for tonight before your big adventure is about to begin tomorrow.
Day 2: Narsarsuaq - Itilleq - Igaliku
You will leave Narsarsuaq and sail south in the Tunulliarfik fjord to the small port of Itilleq. From there you will go on an easy hike to cross the Kongevejen, the path of the kings, to the the small settlement of Igaliku. At Igaliku you will find the ruins Gardar, the archdiocese and religious capital of Viking Greenland. Night in Igaliku.
Day 3: Day at leisure in Igaliku
You will have the day at leisure in the Igaliku area. You can go on a very nice hike up to the plateau over Igaliku, where you have an amazing view on the Qooroq fjord and the icebergs. Night in Igaliku.
Day 4: Igaliku - Boat transfer Ittileq - Narsaq
You will hike along the Kongevejen back from Igaliku to Itilleq. From there you will sail south to Narsaq which is the most important town in South Greenland, ideally located between two fjords. Narsaq offers the perfect setting for iceberg cruising, as a very active glacier in Bredefjord sends numerous icebergs towards the sea passing by Narsaq. The town is very beautiful with colourful houses, a fantastic museum with a fine exhibition of kayaks, traditional clothing and the history of the town. Night in Narsaq.
Day 5: Visit of Narsaq - coastal ship departure
You will have the day at leisure in Narsaq. In the evening you will leave Narsaq on board the coastal ship ‘Sarfaq Ittuk’.
Day 6: Sailing: Arsuk, Paamiut & Qeqertarsuatsiaat
Today you will be northbound on the ocean along the west coast. Now that we are out of the fjord the chances of seeing whales increase and much of the time, will be spent on the lookout for these giants of the sea. We will have short stops at the settlements of Arsuk, Paamiut & Qeqertarsuatsiaat. Night on board.
Day 7: Sailing: Nuuk
Today, we will stop in Nuuk and will have the day to explore the capital of Greenland. You can take a walk around town, 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.
Day 8: Sailing: Maniitsoq - Sisimiut
The further north we sail, the higher and steeper the mountains are. Today, we will pass the Arctic Circle before arriving in Sisimiut, which is the most northern town in Greenland to be free of ice all the year around. Night on board.
Day 9: Sailing: 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 10-12: Days at leisure in Ilulissat
You will have 3 days to discover the famous Disko Bay. You can explore the beautiful area and enjoy the view of the the incredible icebergs. You can also book great excursions on the spot. Nights in Ilulissat.
Day 13: 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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