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ILULISSAT ICEFJORD & ETERNITY FJORD

From colossal icebergs to our favorite fjord

HIGHLIGHTS

zodiac cruise in the world heritage site of the Ilulissat icefjord

massive icebergs in Disko Bight

great chances of spotting humpback whales

day hikes to panoramic summits and cliffs overlooking the fjords

visit to the traditional Inuit settlement of Kangaamiut, known for its bone carving art (‘Tupilak’)

barbecue on an iceberg-strewn beach in a spectacular setting

muskox and reindeer safari in a beautiful remote valley

packrafting near the snout of huge glaciers

ABOUT THIS EXPEDITION
ABOUT THIS EXPEDITION

This trip is without any doubt one of the most varied in our Summer schedule. It combines highlights of the Eternity Fjord expeditions and the Ilulissat & Uummanaaq fjord expeditions into one phenomenal journey. Huge icebergs, alpine mountain scenery, glacier paddling, a full day of sailing, humpback whales, a reindeer and muskox safari, incredible pioneering dayhikes, and even the first chances of the season to see the northern lights. This 11-day expedition cruise has it all!

We start with a blast in Ilulissat, where one of the most productive glaciers on earth feeds the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a site which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Numerous massive icebergs will continue to define the skyline as we sail south to the lively town of Sisimiut, Greenland’s second largest populated place. After crossing the Arctic circle, the absolute highlight during the second part of the expedition is without any doubt the Evighedsfjorden or ‘Eternity Fjord’, which penetrates almost 100km into sensational wilderness. The fjord is lined by high ice-capped mountains with countless glaciers diving straight into its icy waters. You will paddle near the snout of glaciers and watch in awe as huge chunks of ice thunder into the water. By the end of the trip, we might even see the first northern lights of the season.

Without any exaggeration, we dare to call Eternity Fjord one of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered fjords in the world. This is true pioneering, and it will render you speechless!

DATES 2018

Log

Day 1: flight from Copenhagen to Ilulissat, Ilulissat midnight sun cruise
Day 2- 10: 9 days of expedition cruise in Ilulissat Icefjord & Eternity Fjord
Day 11: flight from Maniitsoq to Copenhagen

Detailed day-to-day planning

Available on request (differs per travel dates)

Price

on request

Number of participants

Minimum 6 / maximum 8

TESTIMONIALFROM THE GUESTBOOK

“This is a series of natural wonders of which you could daydream for an entire year. (…) In this landscape, all your senses get lost. (…) This was a trip to remember: incredibly beautiful nature, salty air & thunderous cracks, many bursts of laughter, great catering and a very competent crew.”
– Wieland, journalist, 48, Belgian

“An adventure which I’ll never forget. Greenland exceeds all expectations. The Moonlight is truly unique. Spotting whales & muskoxen in their natural biotopes during magnificent hikes… Fantastic crew!”
– Lieven, 36, college teacher, Belgian

TESTIMONIALFROM THE GUESTBOOK

“This is a series of natural wonders of which you could daydream for an entire year. (…) In this landscape, all your senses get lost. (…) This was a trip to remember: incredibly beautiful nature, salty air & thunderous cracks, many bursts of laughter, great catering and a very competent crew.”
– Wieland, journalist, 48, Belgian

“An adventure which I’ll never forget. Greenland exceeds all expectations. The Moonlight is truly unique. Spotting whales & muskoxen in their natural biotopes during magnificent hikes… Fantastic crew!”
– Lieven, 36, college teacher, Belgian

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Climate

In August, daytime temperatures vary between 8-14°C along the coast and hover up to 20°C in the inner fjords. The dry and sunny climate renders excellent walking conditions.

Personal equipment

A detailed luggage checklist will be provided to the participating pioneers; no special items are required. For outdoor clothes, our customers enjoy significant reductions at the Mounteqshop (also an online store).

Meals

All meals on board are provided by Puffins, including breakfast, snacks, lunch and a varied three-course dinner with local produce and imported vegetables, including wine. Extra alcoholic beverages on sale in the bar.

More info

Visit our FAQ page or contact us. All participating pioneers receive detailed travel information before departure.

Price includes:

  • VAT & file costs
  • detailed travel information
  • international flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen
  • all domestic flights in Greenland
  • accommodation in double cabins with private ensuite bathroom
  • all meals from arrival on board until departure
  • all activities mentioned in the day-to-day travel scheme
  • local permits
  • use of high quality gear (packraft etc.)
  • professional service of the bilingual guide (EN/NL)
  • professional service of the sailing crew

Not included:

  • flights to/from Copenhagen
  • optional extended stay in Copenhagen (ask Puffins for advice)
  • any required travel documents (please check your foreign affairs public service)
  • travel insurance (click here for the optional travel insurance provided by Puffins)
  • excess luggage charges (Air Greenland allows up to 20kg of checked-in luggage)
  • alcoholic beverages (available for extra charge, to be paid cash upon departure)

Price includes:

  • VAT & file costs
  • detailed travel information
  • international flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen
  • all domestic flights in Greenland
  • accommodation in luxury rooms with private ensuite bathroom
  • all meals from arrival on board until departure
  • all activities mentioned in the day-to-day travel scheme
  • local permits
  • use of high quality gear (packraft etc.)
  • professional service of the bilingual guide (EN/NL)
  • professional service of the sailing crew

Not included:

  • flights to/from Copenhagen
  • optional extended stay in Copenhagen (ask Puffins for advice)
  • any required travel documents (please check your foreign affairs public service)
  • travel insurance (click here for the optional travel insurance provided by Puffins)
  • excess luggage charges (Air Greenland allows up to 20kg of checked-in luggage)
  • alcoholic beverages (available for extra charge, to be paid cash upon departure)
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