DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Quadruple Porthole||Triple Porthole||Twin Porthole||Twin Window||Twin Deluxe||Superior||Junior Suite||Grand Suite|
|Sep 03, 2022||Sep 13, 2022||4,500||5,600||6,300||6,800||7,200||8,150||8,750||10,100|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Sep 03, 2022||Sep 13, 2022||4,500||7,200||10,100|
1: Westward through the fjord
voyage begins in the small town of Kangerlussuaq (Søndre
Strømfjord), where we board the ship and spend the night
sailing westward through the area’s long fjord (250 km, 155
miles). The currents here are strong and may work against us or with us.
2: Sermilinguaq Fjord and seabird cliffs
we head east of Hamborgerland to reach the fantastic landscapes of the
Sermilinguaq Fjord. Our Zodiac excursions in this area, which will take
place near a glacier front, also include some landings near seabird
colonies where some winged residents still keep to the cliffs.
3: Exploring Greenland's captivating capital
next land at Nuuk (once called Godthåb), the capital of
Greenland, with a population of about 18,000.
trip to shore should include a visit to the museum, which has a
remarkable collection of Inuit mummies dating from the 15th century.
These were found near Uummannaq, farther to the north. The Cultural
Centre of Nuuk, which each year has an exhibition of the work from a
Greenlandic artist, is also well worth visiting.
area around Nuuk offers many attractions: Among the oldest exposed
rocks on Earth are found here, and the waters to the west of town are a
good place to look for humpbacks and blue whales.
now getting into the zone where the darkness at night lets us admire
the aurora borealis, or northern lights.
4: Whales, seabirds, and the Greenland ice sheet
aim to land at Lichtenfels, an abandoned Herrnhuters (Moravian
Brethren) mission post, with a large cemetery from the 18th
may also sail to the small Greenlandic fishing village of Fiskenaes
(formerly Brielse Haven). Later in the evening, we sail past Flade
Isblink, where the Greenland ice sheet nearly comes to the
a lookout for humpbacks and minke whales. If we’re lucky, we
might see migratory birds from the Southern Hemisphere, such as great
shearwaters from Tristan da Cunha and Antarctic skuas from Antarctica.
5: Admiring the Arsuk Glacier
first landing of the day is Ivittuut, a deserted settlement where we
can see the remains of an old cryolite mine from the 19th century,
along with many tokens of how people lived here a century ago. We often
also see musk oxen that have been introduced into this area. In the
Arsuk Fjord, we may visit the impressive waterfall of Fox Fald and see
the deep blue front of the Arsuk Glacier.
6: Greenland’s ancient Norse remains
we continue to Hvalsey (Whale Island), visiting the best-preserved
Viking church in Greenland.
then plan to sail to the ruins of Gardar, an historic episcopal
residence now located in the settlement of Igaliku. Here we see more
ancient Norse buildings where the local people keep sheep and grow
potatoes, often against a background of dazzling icebergs. When and why
the Norse disappeared from Greenland is not known, but records show
there were settlers living here for about 500 years.
remains of their dwellings are scattered all over the area, but one of
the longest-lived settlements was at Hvalsey.
7: Stunning views and Viking artifacts
Prins Christian Sund, we cut through the southern tip of Greenland.
This strait is renowned for its magnificent views on both
the entrance to the strait, opposite the settlement of Narsarmijit
(once Frederiksdal), we hope to land at Herjolfsnes and enjoy the
extensive artifacts of Greenland’s Viking settlers.
then continue past Aappilattoq (formerly Augpilagtoq), a village
characterized by a towering mountain, and plan to make a shore
excursion at either Igdlorssuit Havn or Svaerdfisken Havn.
8: Timmiarmiut Fjord ice formations
venture on to the remote eastern coast of Greenland.
the mouth of Timmiarmiut Fjord (one of the few fjords on the east coast
that has recorded depth soundings), we land on Timmiarmiut Island in a
safe bay that ships have used for centuries.
remains of Thule culture dwellings can still be seen here, and deeper
in the fjord is a great area for Zodiac cruises among icebergs that
have calved from glaciers flowing down from the inland ice.
9: The incredible scenes of Skjoldungen Island
just might offer us the high point of the whole voyage. As we
circumnavigate Skjoldungen Island, we’ll experience some of
the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Greenland.
aim to sail by a deserted settlement, then more inland near the
settlement of Qornoq. Here we can see the remains of a Thule settlement
and maybe even ringed seals.
the head of the fjord, we’ve planned a walk to Dronning Marie
Dal amid a landscape of colorful autumn flora.
10: Denmark Strait’s wildlife and auroras
we sail Denmark Strait on our way to Iceland, the going can be rough,
but be sure to spend some time on deck looking for whales, migrating
seabirds, and of course, the aurora borealis.
11: Farewell Greenland, hello Iceland
even the greatest adventures eventually must end, you will return home
with countless memories (and memorable photos) to enjoy for years to
on the weather, we should arrive at the delightful Icelandic port town
of Keflavik around midday.
the weather in Denmark Strait might delay us, we suggest planning your
return flight for after day 11.
Janssonius (Luxury Expedition, 170-guests)
Janssonius is meeting the latest and highest Lloyd's Register standards for ice-strengthened cruise ships. Surpassing the requirements of the Polar Code adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Janssonius represents the most flexible, advanced, innovative touring vessel in the polar regions, thoroughly optimized for exploratory voyages that provide you the utmost first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica.
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aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee
shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced
in Kangerlussuaq to our vessel.
in Keflavik from our vessel to city center.
use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
fees and governmental taxes.
Excluded from this voyage
airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
and post- land arrangements.
and visa expenses.
arrival and departure taxes.
cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry,
bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other
service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).