Greenland

Based in and around Southeast Greenland’s spectacular fjords, take advantage of twin-engine helicopters to take you to areas others can’t reach. Nicknamed “Arctic Patagonia,” South Greenland is a region as rich in spectacular scenery as it is in history. Here, it’s easy to see why Erik the Red gave Greenland its name: everywhere you look rewards with vistas of icy blue waters set against a breathtaking backdrop of dramatic fjords, winding coastline, crystal-clear waterfalls, and lush, verdant valleys and pastures bursting with blooms. Ascend cascading coastal glaciers and step onto the vast polar plateau of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Travel by helicopter to glacial lakes high in the upper alpine zones. Roam the tundra with a resident chef and enjoy an unforgettable meal made from local ingredients.

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Language

Greenlandic, Danish, English

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT -3

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Currency

Iceland: Icelandic Krona (ISK)
Greenland: Danish Krone (DKK)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

Iceland: 39° F (annual);
50° F (July)
Greenland: 22° F (annual);
42° F (July)

Greenland Expedition

Explore by Air, Sea & Land

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – REYKJAVIK, ICELAND / NARSARSUAG, GREENLAND

Arrive at Reykjavik airport for charter flight to 

      Narsarsuaq,  Greenland

Transfer to ship for embarkation

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Days 2 - 7 – SOUTHERN GREENLAND

Explore majestic fjords. Activities include:

  • Flightseeing by helicopter & Heli-hiking
  • Paddling & Hiking
  • Ice Sheet Experience & “Polar Plunge”
  • Zodiac cruising & Shore landings

Alpine Kayaking, Mountain Biking & Camping in Tasermiut Fjord (supplements apply)

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – NARSARSUAQ

Group tour:

  • Igaliku Villages – Gardar Cathedral
  • Brattahlíð – Estate of Erik the Red

Disembark

Charter flight to Reykjavik

Transfer to hotel in Keflavik

Accommodations: Hotel in Keflavik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – REYKJAVIK / HOMEWARD BOUND

Continue your journey or shuttle transfer to 

      Keflavik  International Airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $8,100 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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When to go:

Best times are in July

What to eat:

Continental & Vegetarian cuisine
aboard the ship

What to pack:

For Excursions: wool & synthetic layering clothing & socks; warm scarf & hat; waterproof pants; waterproof gloves & glove liners; swimwear; sunscreen, UV sunglasses & ski goggles; waterproof backpack; parka (provided by Quark – yours to keep); insulated waterproof boots (loaned by Quark); camera equipment; binoculars
Aboard the Ship: casual clothing; comfortable non-slip closed-toe flat shoes; seasickness & other medications; universal converter/adapter

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