From  £5165
per person
Tour Highlights
  • See the Greenland's famous Ice Cap from Kangerlussuaq
  • Spend 3 nights onboard the Sarfaq Ittuk - a ferry linking local towns, villages and settlements on Greenland's west coast
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Nuuk including the amazing National Museum
  • Spend time in Ilulissat - iceberg capital of the world
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Greenland Coastal Voyage

8 Day Tour, from £5165 per person
Itinerary Dates
06 Jun  -  13 Jun
04 Jul  -  11 Jul
01 Aug  -  08 Aug
29 Aug  -  05 Sep

Sailing along the West Coast of Greenland gives you the perfect opportunity to meet the locals whilst experiencing the breathtaking Arctic summer. Experience the most popular sites and towns of Greenland on this tour; the Greenland Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq, the capital of Nuuk, and, of course, Ilulissat in the Disko Bay area by the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world-famous Ilulissat Ice Fjord
Sailing plays a very important role in the Greenlandic infrastructure and a cruise along the West Coast of Greenland is a fabulous way of experiencing this beautiful and varied country. Accommodation is in outside cabins with private facilities.

Tour Itinerary

Ice Sheet Greenland

Fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. On arrival in Kangerlussuaq check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. Meet your local guide for a welcome meeting. We recommend booking an optional excursion to Greenland Ice Sheet Point 660. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at Roklubben in Kangerlussuaq (excluding drinks). (D)

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

This morning fly to Nuuk, Greenland's colourful capital. Here, enjoy a walking tour including a visit to the Greenland National Museum and the old colonial harbour. In the afternoon free time allows you to wander around the town, visit a number of excellent souvenir shops and enjoy a beverage in Katuaq Cultural Centre (when we last visited they do a rather delicious vegan chilli!). In the evening transfer to the commercial harbour and board the MV Sarfaq Ittuk. (B,D)



Sisimiut - Greenland

Sail north along the Greenlandic West Coast. The ship calls in to Maniitsoq for just over 3 hours. Here enjoy tour around the settlement. Maniitsoq is often referred to "Venice of Greenland" due to its numerous bridges. While the comparison may be an exaggeration, the town boasts lots of personality and attractions. For a breathtaking town view, climbing one of the many staircases, such as the 470 steps leading to the "Eiffel Tower" (Sakkortusaavik), offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view. In the evening arrive in the town of Sisimiut, the second-largest town in Greenland, rich with Inuit history and literally translated as 'the people at the fox burrows'. Overnight onboard. (B,L,D)

Ilulissat in the summer - Greenland

Sisimiut, the second-largest town in Greenland with over 5,500 inhabitants, exudes a warm and authentic Greenlandic atmosphere. The colourful houses create a striking contrast against the rocky landscape. During the visit, explore the local museum situated in the charming old district with original colonial buildings. The museum provides valuable insights into the town's history and way of life through the ages. At 10:30 am, re-embark on the Sarfaq Ittuk to continue our journey northward (B,L,D)



Hotel Arctic
Hike to Sermermiut

Early this morning arrive in Ilulissat and transfer to the Hotel Arctic for a briefing about the town and the various excursions available in the fascinating area. Ilulissat, meaning icebergs, becomes evident as you witness the breathtaking Ice Fjord and the numerous icebergs gracefully floating in the fjord, illuminated by an almost magical light reflecting the sun. Enjoy a guided walk around the town with a local guide. The tour includes an introduction to the city's history and culture, passing by the museum, old colonial houses, the beautiful and simple Zion’s Church, and the lively harbour. 
This afternoon consider joining a guided walk/hike to Sermermiut. This old settlement is located right at the mouth of the icefjord where giant icebergs have stranded on an old moraine. Along the way, visit the amazing Icefjord Centre with exhibitions about ice and the UNESCO World Heritage area. We certainly recommend finding a quiet place, where you can enjoy the view of the omnipresent icebergs. (B)
Optional Whale Watching Safari
During summer it is possible to see the humpback whale, minke whale and fin whale in the waters around Greenland. The whales swim around the entire Disko Bay throughout the warmer months, sometimes very close to the town. The ship has radio contact with local fishermen, who provide information about where the whales are. 



Hotel Arctic
Kayaking near Ilulissat - Greenland

Today is free to explore Ilulissat early or perhaps join a whale watching safari and/or enjoy a kayaking experience around the bay. (B)
Optional Kayak Experience
For the adventure seeker perhaps join an optional Kayak Experience in Ilulissat. Inuit have kayaked in the Greenland waters for more than a thousand years. The kayaks glide silently through the water amongst the huge icebergs rising around you. The midnight sun gives the ice a unique hue. With a little luck, it may also be possible to see whales. All tours take place in double kayaks with a safety boat close by. The excursion takes about 3-4 hours (at sea for at least two hours).
Optional Sail Sailing amongst the icebergs
This evening, take a lovely cruise between the icebergs that regardless of the weather are guaranteed to take your breath away. The midnight sun is low on the horizon, and it can be difficult to tell night from day. Reflections from the soft, warm light give the icebergs and mountain tops an orange tinge, and the water becomes almost purple.

Hotel Arctic
Eqi Glacier - Greenland

Free day - it is possible to pre-book a helicopter tour or a day tour to Eqi Glacier - the calving glacier. (B,D)
Optional Excursion Eqi Glacier
Only a few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which spills into in the fjord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. It is possible to get very close to the glacier by boat and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are thunderous, and the sight of ice crashing into the water is astonishing.
The sailing route goes north along the coast passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and a large fjord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals are often spotted. Further along the route, pass through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steep mountains teeming with bird life and waterfalls. The boats, which are reinforced for sailing in icy waters, will remain in front of the glacier for approximately two hours and wait for the ice to calve. Meanwhile, a delicious lunch will be served.




After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq.(B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £5165 per person
(Single person supplement + £1795)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from Denmark to Greenland 
  • All airport taxes
  • 1 night accommodation in 2/3-star Hotel Kangerlussuaq 
  • 3 nights' Coastal Voyage on board MV Sarfaq Ittuk in an Outside Cabin with Private Facilities on full board
  • 3 nights' accommodation in 4-star Hotel Arctic
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as specified
  • Excursion - Guided walking tour of Nuuk
  • Excursion - Guided walking tour of Maniitsoq
  • Excursion - Guided walking tour of Sisimiut
  • Excursion - Guided walking tour of Ilulissat
  • Excursion - Guided walk to the old settlement Sermermiut and the Icefjord Center by the Icefjord
  • Tour Leader in Greenland

Price Excludes

  • Additional excursions - please contact us for details

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Itinerary Dates  
06 Jun 2024
13 Jun 2024
04 Jul 2024
11 Jul 2024
01 Aug 2024
08 Aug 2024
29 Aug 2024
05 Sep 2024

M/V Sarfaq Ittuk

The sea has always been the main method of transport around Greenland, in a country with few roads. On board the Sarfaq Ittuk meet locals travelling from town to town to visit relatives and friends, relax and enjoy the dramatic coastal scenery as you sail by. This is not a cruise but a slow local way to travel on board a ferry that is a life line to the local communities on the west coast of Greenland.  There is a guide on board giving optional talks about different topics concerning Greenland and there are guided walks in some of the settlements en route (payment locally).
We include 2 berth outside cabins which have a small private bathroom with shower. There are also 4 berth cabins - please contact us for prices for these.
There is a lounge and café on board serving local foods and if not on deck watching the coastline sail by, then most passengers spend time in the café or lounge chatting.  

Tour Route Map

  1. Greenland, Kangerlussuaq
  2. Greenland, Nuuk
  3. Greenland, Maniitsoq
  4. Greenland, Sisimiut
  5. Greenland, Ilulissat

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Arctic
Hotel Arctic
Hotel Arctic Hotel Arctic is the world’s most northerly 4-star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord - a wonder of the world which is on the UNESCO World Heritage......
Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Hotel Kangerlussuaq Hotel Kangerlussuaq is centrally located in Greenland's only inland settlement, offering a mixture of en suite double/twin rooms and a variety of suites and family rooms. The......

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