From  £1695
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Board the majestic SV Rembrandt Van Rijn
  • Walk through ancient Viking sites
  • Look out for the White-tailed Eagle
  • Visit a medieval Norse Cathedral
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South Greenland

8 Day Tour, from £1695 per person

From deep fjords and towering mountains, to tiny coast-clinging fishing villages with coloured wooden houses, discover the Arctic South of Greenland on this journey on board of the MV Rembrandt Van Rijn. Stop at small settlements rarely visited by tourists for a privileged insight into the traditional lives of local people, bathe in large hot springs surrounded by icebergs and uncover the remains of Viking settlers.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO NARSARUAQ
Fly from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq and board the majestic SV Rembrandt Van Rijn ship. Originally built as a herring lugger, the vessel underwent a complete rebuild and refurbishment program in 2011. The ship is perfectly suited for expedition cruising among small islands and its large open deck areas are great for viewing the landscapes drifting by. With an experienced crew and 2 tour guides on board you will be in fantastic, knowledgeable hands for your Greenland voyage. (D)
DAY 2
ISAFJORD
In the morning cruise to Nordre Sermilik (Isafjord) which is surrounded by stunning mountains of over 1000 m. Land on Eqaluit qeqertat to visit an old Thule settlement, and sail as far as the ice-bergs will allow you, to the glacier front of Eqalorutsit Kangidlit Sermiat. (B,L,D)
DAY 3
BREDEFJORD
Cruise to Bredefjord at Qornooq, a small uninhabited fishing village and land in an area with beautiful house from the Thule culture. Continue sailing to the beautiful glacier fronts of Qaleralik Sermia. Here, we will take zodiac boats and land near the glacier, making sure to look out for the White-tailed Eagles. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
LICHTENEAU
Cruise to Lichtenau - a lovely but nearly deserted Greenlandic village – where you can view the remains of some of the Herrnhuters’ buildings from their mission in the 18th Century. Bathe in a large hot spring surrounded by towering icebergs in Uunartoq and uncover the remains of a Viking homestead in Vagar. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
HERJOLFSNES
Herjolfsnes (Ikigait) was A Norse settlement, located approximately 50km northwest of Cape Farewell. It was also the first landfall site for the Vikings in Greenland when they arrived from Iceland. Explore the small settlement of Fredriksdal, where the Moravians had an important mission post. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
HVALSEY
Land in Hvalsey, the site of Greenland’s largest, best-preserved Norse ruins in the area known as the Eastern Settlement. Visit the famous medieval Norse Cathedral, the largest Norse building in Greenland. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
ERIKSFJORD
Land in Eriksfjord and walk through the Viking sites of Gardar and Brattahlíd (approx 3 kilometres), where Erik the Red lived about a thousand years ago. In the evening, arrive in port Narsarsuaq. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Reykjavik. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1695 per person

Price Includes

  • Shipboard accommodation
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
  • All scheduled landings/excursions
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by experienced Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Free use of snow shoes
 

Price Excludes

  • International flights

MV Rembrandt Van Rjin

The Rembrandt van Rijn measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2, 5 meters • The maximum engine speed is 9 knots • She has an experienced crew of 12 on board including two tour guides • The ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 passengers in 16 cabins • (1 Triple Private cabin with porthole (with shower and toilet)• 6 Twin Private Inside cabins (with shower and toilet, no porthole) • 9 Twin Private cabins (with shower and toilet and porthole) • The general interior public areas include a spacious restaurant area so that all meals can be taken together as well as separate bar area and reading table area

 

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