Arctic Voyage to Greenland & Iceland
Prepare to leave the world you know behind for three weeks as you explore the magnificent Arctic landscapes of Iceland and Greenland. Your expectations will be confounded as you discover that Iceland is largely lush and green whilst Greenland is wreathed in ice, like some mythical land from a fantasy novel. Jagged mountains and awe-inspiring glaciers are interspersed with tiny rustic settlements on the worlds largest island, which is one of the most remote outposts of humanity a place where man confronts the elements in an endless vista.
Part-old Norse, part-modern city, Icelands capital is both quirky and cosmopolitan. Brightly coloured houses create unique streetscapes, whilst further afield vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers will fire your imagination.
South Greenlands largest town was founded in 1775 and is famed for its colonial-style architecture. Its charming town square houses Greenlands oldest fountain, whilst historical relics discovered in the area stretch back more than 4,000 years.
Narsarsuaq is located close to Brattahlid, the farm of tenth-century Viking explorer Erik the Red. It is also home to the Greenlandicum Arboretum, a nature reserve hosting more than 110 rare species of tree.
Greenlands third largest city is home to almost as many sled-dogs as people. It is one of the sunniest settlements in Greenland, and its stunning colourful houses have made it a popular destination.
Nuuk is unlike any other capital city home to just 18,000 people and set opposite crystal clear waters and snow-covered peaks. Its strong Inuit culture makes it unique, and it has been described as the most indigenous city in the world.
Note:In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.