EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

The Untamed North – Greenland to Iceland (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Zegrahm Expeditions
Reykjavík, Iceland to Geysir Area, Iceland
Dates: 24 Jun 2018 - 08 Jul 2018

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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
24 Jun 2018
Air travel

Board your independent flight to Iceland.

DAY 2
25 Jun 2018
Reykjavík, Iceland

Arrive in the Icelandic capital this morning and transfer to the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. Lunch and the remainder of the day are at leisure to enjoy this fascinating and colorful city. Gather this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3
26 Jun 2018
Reykjavík, Iceland
Air travel
Narsarsuaq, Greenland

After your charter flight to Greenland, board the Hebridean Sky. Spend the afternoon exploring the town, or take a hike for beautiful views over the fjord.

DAY 4
27 Jun 2018
Brattahlid, Greenland
Narsaq, Greenland

This morning, visit Brattahlid, the historic Norse site named after Eric the Red's wife, who built the first Christian church in the New World. In the afternoon, step ashore in Narsaq, built on a beautiful plain on the Narsaq Peninsula and surrounded by waters rich with seals, salmon, Arctic char, and minke whales. Explore the small town with its brightly painted houses, museum, and local handicrafts market; and visit the remains of an old Norse settlement.

DAY 5
28 Jun 2018
Arsukfjord, Denmark, Greenland

This morning cruise along beautiful Arsuk Fjord, home to one of Greenland's largest bird cliffs where thousands of kittiwakes, gulls, and guillemots breed. Zodiac excursions bring you close to the edges of the rugged cliffs, where in addition to the birds, you may also spot whales and seals. Ashore, nature hikes along the beach and to a nearby waterfall showcase the natural beauty of the area.

DAY 6
29 Jun 2018
Alluitsoq, Greenland, Denmark, Greenland
Walk
Alluitsup Paa, Greenland, Denmark, Greenland

Alluitsoq was once the site of the German missionary Lichtenau, which during the 18th century, was the largest permanent settlement in Greenland. Peruse the large graveyard before setting out on a scenic three-hour hike to Alluitsup Paa to reboard the ship.

DAY 7
30 Jun 2018
Prins Christian Sund (Cruising), Denmark

The 55-mile-long channel near the southern tip of Greenland offers breathtaking vistas as you cruise among a flotilla of ice. Volcanoes rise from the barren landscape, and icebergs, like tiny atolls, sit in pools of aquamarine waters. Steep glacier-cut cliffs border the fjord with frozen waterfalls clinging to their edges like freeze-framed photographs. By Zodiac and aboard the ship, cruise the bays and finger-like offshoots of this truly spectacular display of geology and geography.

DAY 8
01 Jul 2018
Napasorsuaq Fjord, Denmark, Greenland

Today, cruise along the southeastern coast of Greenland. Now uninhabited, the region recalls its past civilization in skeletal sites of old Scandinavian and Inuit camps and settlements. Watch for seals, whales, and polar bears and, conditions permitting, go ashore in Napassorssuaq Fjord via Zodiac to explore this remote expanse of shoreline. This is one of the areas of Greenland that fully lives up to its name, being the most fertile part of the country; unlike the northern hunting and fishing villages, agriculture and farming are an important part of economic life.

DAY 9
02 Jul 2018
Skjoldungen Fjord, Denmark, Greenland

This horse-shoe-shaped inlet offers breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wildlife. Humpback whales are often found feeding in the nutrient-rich waters and ringed and harp seals haul out on the rocky shores.

DAY 10
03 Jul 2018
Tasiilaq, Greenland

The small settlement of Ammassalik is part of the municipality of the same name, which covers an area five times the size of Denmark. Ashore, enjoy a cultural performance and stroll through the town's brightly-colored buildings to visit the excellent local museum. After this, there is free time to browse handicraft shops, or take a stroll around town. Those who wish may continue on a hike to Flower Valley, accompanied by naturalists who point out the varieties of local vegetation enjoying their brief seasonal bloom.

DAY 11
04 Jul 2018
Nansen Fjord, Denmark, Greenland

Spectacular mountains surround Nansen Fjord, clad in tundra dotted with seasonal wildflowers. By Zodiac, cruise among glittering icebergs, sculpted by wind and sea into fantastical shapes, watching for harbor, harp, and hooded seals on the ice floes. Conditions permitting, take walks along pristine beaches and across tundra-carpeted landscapes, keeping an eye out for musk oxen, collared lemmings, and Arctic foxes.

DAY 12
05 Jul 2018
Day-at-Sea

Join naturalists on deck to search for seabirds and marine mammals. Lectures recap your time in Greenland and prepare you for the wonders you'll witness in Iceland.

DAY 13
06 Jul 2018
Patreksfjörður, Iceland

Step ashore in the fishing village of Patreksfjörður, one of the oldest trading posts in the Westfjords, dating back to 1570. Hike to a vantage point for stunning views, then continue to the impressive Dynjandi Waterfall. In the isolated village of Bíldudalur, visit the Sea Monster Museum to learn the colorful role that sea monsters have played in Icelandic folk culture. Stunning red sand and black cliffs await at Rauðasandur Beach, where local guides take you to a colony of harbor seals for photo opportunities.

DAY 14
07 Jul 2018
Látrabjarg, Iceland
Flateyri, Iceland

This morning, sail past Iceland's westernmost cape, the Látrabjarg cliff, a breeding ground for millions of seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes, northern fulmars, and thick-billed murres. By Zodiac, trace the coastline of Flatey Island before going ashore for a walking tour of the village. View the uniquely painted island church and the restored houses of islanders who earn a living fishing for cod and lumpfish.

DAY 15
08 Jul 2018
Reykjavík, Iceland
Þingvellir, Iceland
Gullfoss, Iceland
Geysir Area, Iceland

After breakfast, disembark the Hebridean Sky and set out to explore Iceland's classic scenic wonders known as the Golden Circle. Begin with Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by mountains and encompassing a vast lava plain of green moss and wildflowers. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall where the Hvítá River drops 96 feet in two voluminous cascades. The Geysir Center is a huge geothermal field of both boiling and tranquil multi-hued hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the airport for your independent homeward flight, arriving in the USA the same day.

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Hebridean Sky
The 104-guest Hebridean Sky, is a spacious, yet intimate, expedition vessel. Public spaces include a single-seating dining room, a large lounge, elegant bar, two outdoor seating areas, and library. All suites have an ocean view and feature a sitting room, en suite bathroom, TV, wardrobes, and dressing table. The Hebridean Sky carries a fleet of Zodiacs.

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With over 25 years in expedition travel, Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc. is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.

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Shore Excursions

Reykjavík, Iceland - 25 Jun 2018

Reykjavík, Iceland - 26 Jun 2018

Flateyri, Iceland - 07 Jul 2018

Reykjavík, Iceland - 08 Jul 2018

Þingvellir, Iceland - 08 Jul 2018

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