10 Day Greenland's Disko Bay

Peregrine Adventure Cruise starting in Reykjavik and finishing in Reykjavik

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Peregrine's 10 Day Greenland's Disko Bay. Take flight from Iceland and explore the real land of ice - Greenland. Set sail around Disko Bay along the west coast of this extreme outpost of Europe, exploring the small Inuit communities that call this arctic island home. Cruise between...read more
Overview
Operator: Peregrine
Type: Adventure Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 10 Days
From: Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Tour Code: PPDB
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Iceland, Greenland
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Reykjavik
Your journey begins in Reykjavik, where you can explore the Icelandic capital on your own before spending the night at your included hotel.
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Kangerlussauq
After breakfast, board your charter flight to Kangerlussuaq. You’ll have some time to wander this small seaside town, situated in one of Greenland’s longest fjords, before being transferred by Zodiac from shore to ship.
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Itilleq
Today, you’ll visit a typical Greenlandic village, the picturesque Itilleq. Delightfully situated in a hollow (which is the meaning of “Itilleq” in Greenlandic), it’s surrounded by sea, mountains and fjords, on an island with no freshwater source. The small fishing and hunting community will welcome us and show us their way of life. Nearby, Itilleq Fjord is the perfect place to explore, as the colorful tundra bursting with wildflowers offers a vibrant contrast to the stark, soaring cliffs. Itinerary
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Ilulissat
Adventure awaits you in Ilulissat (meaning “iceberg” in Greenlandic), a gateway to another world. Just south of this town is the beautiful Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of one of the most actively calving glaciers in the world, Sermeq Kujalleq. We’ll cruise in a Zodiac at the mouth of the fjord, and if you’re lucky, you may witness the spectacle of calving ice. These young bergs float down the fjord to enter Baffin Bay and, years later, end up farther south, off the coast of Newfoundland. The town itself, founded in 1741, is so traditional that sled dogs outnumber the people and still have the right of way. Hiking trails offer stunning vistas of the bergs as they approach the bay.
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Eqip Sermia
Sailing toward the glacier Eqip Sermia rewards with breathtaking views one of the most photographed places in Greenland. We hope to Zodiac cruise from a safe distance, tracing the spectacular jagged, gleaming-blue glacier front. We may also stop nearby for a shore landing.
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Uummannaq and Qilaqitsoq
Have your camera ready and be out on deck as the ship approaches Uummannaq (which means “heartlike”), named for the heart-shaped mountain that towers over the town. It’s a breathtaking vista you won’t want to miss. Founded as a Danish colony in 1758 on the mainland, the settlement was moved five years later to this nearby island, where seal hunting was more plentiful. Marvel at the traditional colorful houses perched atop the rugged terrain as you wander through the town. Nearby Qilaqitsoq (also known as Qilakitsoq) is the where the remains of eight fully dressed mummies were discovered in 1972 under a rock outcrop by two brothers out hunting for grouse. The ruins of several buildings can be found not far from the graves. The world-famous mummies, which date back to 1475 AD, can now be viewed at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk.
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Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island)
The town of Qeqertarsuaq (also the name of the island it’s on) is one of Greenland’s oldest, founded in 1773 as a whaling station. Today, although whaling still occurs, sealing and fishing are more predominant. Particularly rich with marine life, the waters around the island play host to humpback, fin, and minke whales. Coupled with the abundance of icebergs the area boasts, whale watching here is especially awe inspiring. Just as mesmerizing is the varied volcanic landscape, a combination of lush hilltops, red-tinged basalt mountains, hot springs and incredible rock figures.
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Sisimiut
Today, you’ll have time to explore the 18th-century colonial buildings of Sisimiut and also watch a demonstration of traditional kayaking. Be sure to wander the historic area, where you can pass under the large arch formed by a pair of bowhead whale bones. There will also be an opportunity to hike amongst the soaring mountains that surround the town.
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Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq
After bidding goodbye to your Expedition Team, you’ll take a direct charter flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland, where we will transfer you to your included hotel.
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Depart Reykjavik
You can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time exploring Reykjavik. cruise
Peregrine Inclusions
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Cruise Highlights
  • See how ancient Inuit culture continues in the traditional communities of Greenland’s western coast
  • Feel nature’s power while watching the creation of icebergs at the World Heritage Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Enjoy encounters with the Arctic’s impressive wildlife, including whales, birds, seals and caribou
  • Take the chance to board both Zodiacs and kayaks to cruise and paddle up close to glaciers, fjords and icebergs
Accommodation
  • Ocean Adventurer, Expedition Voyage Ship (7 nights)
  • Comfortable hotel (2 nights)
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts included
  • 6 Lunches included
  • 7 Dinners included
Trip Notes
Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your hotel, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions.
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Tours on Sale: 220
Accommodation: Centrally located, quality accommodation
Average Age: 50s & 60s
Types: Small Group Tours, Independent Tours & Small Ship Cruises
Max Group Size(s): 12 (Avg 9)
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Arctic & Antarctic, Asia, Middle East, Europe, South & Central America
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