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Greenland, the Arctic Pearl
Greenland, the Arctic Pearl
Greenland, the Arctic Pearl
Greenland, the Arctic Pearl
Greenland, the Arctic Pearl
Greenland, the Arctic Pearl
12 days - Tour by boat and on foot in Angmagssalik, the area of the last Inuit people contacted by white man.
Sailing by local boat through the 3 major fjords on the east coast of Greenland.  Easy hiking on tundra, lakes and Great Polar Icecap, the second largest ice mass on Earth. Visit remote Inuit villages of fewer than 100 inhabitants. Swimming among icebergs with heat-sealed suits. Route through imposing glaciers. Visit the Blue Diamont Bay icebergs flooded by brilliant cobalt blue icebergs. Sightings of whales, seals, polar bears and other arctic wildlife. Possibly the most complete and varied trip you can do nowdays in Greenland.

 

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TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1
- Flight country of residence - Reykjavik.
- Transfer international airport - Reykjavik.
- Dinner at your own.
- Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2
- Breakfast at your own.
- Transfer at your own to the Reykjavik domestic airport.
- Flight Reykjavik - Kulusuk (East Greenland coast).
- Visit the tiny village of Kulusuk with 290 inhabitants located in the island of the same name.
- Dinner at an Inuit local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Kulusuk.

Day 3
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Sailing by local boat from Kulusuk to Tiniteqilaq thorough the great Angmagssalik fjord. During the navigation we will visit the abandoned village of Qnertivartivit located in a small island at the mouth of the Ikasartivaq fjord, the access to the traditional tiny village of Tiniteqilaq with around 250 inhabitants.
- Picnic lunch during route.
- Visit of Tiniteqilaq village. This area is one of the few places in the world where still is used the dogsled as a main way of transport in the winter season.
- Dinner at an Inuit local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Tiniteqilaq.

Day 4
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Trekking through the isthmus where is settled Tiniteqilaq village until we reach the top of a mountain of 400 metres high above the sea level. From up here we will see the great Sermilik, a big fjord flooded by icebergs as huge as buildings that born from three glaciers very productive: Helheim, Apuserajik and Midgar glaciers.
- Picnic lunch during route.
- Dinner at an Inuit local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Tiniteqilaq.

Day 5
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Sailing southward by local boat along the great Sermilik fjord, skirting the big island of Angmagssalik.
- During the route, the one who wish could swim among ancient icebergs with a thermal and waterproof suit. Spectacular photos guaranteed!
- Sailing inside the Nagtivit fjord, named as the Blue Diamond Bay because of the beautiful iceberg with blue cobalt colours that dot the bay and where is relatively easy to see seals.
- Disembark beside the glacier face of the fjord where we will access to the Greenland polar icecap, the second biggest ice mass on Earth. Here, on the ice, we will do an easy route on foot.
- Picnic lunch during the route.
- Next we will reach at the abandoned village of Ikateq located at the entrance of the Sermilik fjord where it meets the great Ocean. This village is preserved intact as it was left by its inhabitants. During our sailing we will have lot of chances to see whales that feed in these cold waters.
- During this coastal sailing is very common meeting huge icebergs wander drift coming from a very long glacier face located hundreds of kilometres north of our position.
- In the evening arrival to Kulusuk.
- Dinner at an Inuit local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Kulusuk.


Day 6
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Free day to rest, relax, strolling around Kulusuk or making an optional route by local boat to Sermiligaq fjord to see the Karale and Knud Rasmussen glaciers that meet at the end of the fjord. This is one of place on Earth where is possible to see most clearly the enormous receding (several kilometres) of the glaciers happened during the last 10 years.
- Lunch at an Inuit local hose.
- Dinner at an Inuit local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Kulusuk.

Day 7
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Sailing to Tasiilaq, the Angmagssalik capital district.
- Free time to stroll through the streets of the town of Tasiilaq. It is considered  the most beautiful city of Greenland.
- You can visit, by your own, the Inuit Local Museum.
- Picnic lunch.
- Dinner at the hostel.
- Acommodation at the hostel in Tasiilaq.

Day 8
- Breakfast at hostel.
- Free day to make optional activies such as a route through the Flower Valley or kayak.
- Picnic lunch.
- Dinner at the hostel.
- Acommodation at the hostel in Tasiilaq.

Day 9
- Breakfast at hostel.
- Sailing by local boat through the Tunu Bay to reach the glacier. We can approach to the Apusiajik glacier and its blue ice falling into the ocean.
- Picnic lunch.
- Dinner at an Inuit local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Kulusuk.

Day 10
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Extra day as margin in case of bad weather
- Free time to make optional activities.
- Lunch and dinner at local house.
- Accommodation at an Inuit local house in Kulusuk.

Day 11
- Breakfast at an Inuit local house.
- Flight Kulusuk - Reykjavik.
- Transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik at your own.
- Dinner at your own.
- Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 12
- Transfer Reykjavik - International airport.
- Flight Reykjavik - Country of residence.

WARNING

Note: This program is indicative and may be modified due to weather factors, sea and ice conditions or logistical factors inherent in the Arctic.

DATES

From 15 July to 30 September 2017

PRICE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

30 Days before

RESERVATION

30% of the trip price excluding flight tickets and air taxes.

MINIMUM GROUP

1 person

INCLUDED

- 7 nights of accommodation at Inuit local houses.
- 2 nights at hostel (double /twin room) in Tasiilaq.
- Full board in Greenland.
- All excursions and visit included in the program trip.
- Transfers in Greenland according the program trip.
- 1 Local skipper for the boat.
- Multiadventure trip insurance.
- Transfer Keflavik international airport - Reykjavik and return.
- 15 Kg of personal baggage.

NOT INCLUDED

- Flight country of residence - Iceland and return.
- Flight Reykjavik - Kulusuk and return.
- Air taxes.
- Accommodation in Iceland.
- Meals in Iceland.
- Transfers in Iceland except the Keflavik international airport - Reykjavik and return.
- Meals in airports and planes.
- Personal mountain clothes and personal equipment.
- Anything not specified in the "Included" section.
- Activities and excursions not specified in the travel program.
- Optional excursions (see below)
- Costs and applications for visa to Greenland, Iceland, the European Union or other countries if required.
- Extra costs of accommodation, planes, boating and meals due to flight delays, weather factors, sea and ice conditions, and any cause beyond of Arctic World.
- Excess of personal baggage.

SUPPLEMENTS

- Cancellation insurance.

- Hotel accommodation in Iceland.

- Hotel accommodation in Kulusuk and Tasiilaq (Greenland).

- Optional excursion to Sermiligaq: Sailing route to Sermiligaq village visiting the abandoned Second World War USA air base, the village of Kuumiut and the Karale and Knud Rasmussen glaciers.

- Boat trip to whale watching: Sailing tour by local boat through the ocean to see cetaceans in their natural habitat, such as Humpbacks and Orcas.

- Kayak.

- Trekking through the Flower Valley.

 

NOTES

Guide: For groups of 10 people and up: The guide for the trip is Jose M. Naranjo who has extensive professional experience in polar expeditions to the Geographic and Magnetic North Pole.
 
Among other expeditions undertaken by him stands out the Transgreenland 2001, a crossing of Greenland from south to north in total autonomy with a sled drawn by giant kites, becoming the fastest polar journey in history.
 
Also noteworthy in its polar career the Transbaltic 2003 expedition, the first world crossing of the Baltic Sea with skis through the icebreakers' route.

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