Live on board a traditional sailing ship for 5 amazing days in the natural wonders of East Greenland. Encounter the arctic landscape and wildlife in one of the most remote places in the world
Day 1: Arrival in Greenland
Fly into one of the smallest international airports in the world with only a gravel landing strip —Kulusuk International Airport. Kulusuk is a traditional Greenlandic village that still reflects much of its original Inuit culture. You may want to use your time before embarking to hike the 300-meter tall Isikajia hill and enjoy an excellent view of the Denmark Strait, the icebergs, the fjord system, Tasiilaq island and the coastline.
Once you meet your crew and fellow Travelers, get settled in and review the boat facilities. Afterwards, you’ll have a safety briefing with your skipper and your guide. Finally set sail towards the initial anchorage and enjoy your first dinner onboard.
Days 2-4: Cruise through the Sermilik and Ammassalik Fjord System
This adventure takes you through the region of the Sermilik Fjord and the Ammassalik Fjord, on the eastern coast of Greenland. Departing from Kulusuk, you’ll spend your time exploring a region far away from any infrastructure or inhabited area.
The Sermilik Fjord, whose name ‘Sermilik’ means ‘place with glaciers’ is located at the southern end of King Christian IX Land, west of the Ammassalik fjord. It is one of the largest fjords in the south-eastern coast of Greenland and stretches inland in a roughly northern direction, splitting into two branches at its head. It culminates in multiple glaciers including the Helheim, Fenris and Midgard glaciers, which feed a constant flow of icebergs into the fjord.
The far, western flank of the fjord is inundated by Greenland’s icecap, second only in size to Antarctica. Surrounded by a steep mountainous shoreline and filled with sculpted icebergs, it makes for a spectacular setting. Your guide knows everything about the area—ask them about weather patterns, tradition, or the culture, they’ll answer every question you might have.
With icebergs towering over you and high walls and cliffs falling straight into the sea, keep an eye out for the wildlife. Narwhals, polar bears, arctic foxes, geese, seabirds, seals, beluga whales, walrus—these are just a few of the animals living in the Arctic Circle.
Day 5: Departure
You’ll arrive at Kulusuk in the morning. Say goodbye to your crew, to your fellow adventurers, and to the boat that’s been your home for 10 days. Return to the airport—bon voyage back home!
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