9-night Greenland Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Cloud
Destination:
Narsarsuaq/Kangerlussuaq Fjord
Departure Date:
7/14/2023
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1434875
from
$7550


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Narsarsuaq
7/14/2023
7/14/2023 6:30:00 PM

Since Narsarsuaq means 'great plain', it stands to reason South Greenland's international airport is here. The ice cap is about three to four hours away on foot - and a beautiful hike away through lush 'Flower Valley'. The ice can also be experienced by sailing to Qooroq Fjord where boats sail close to the glacier, which occasionally sends gigantic icebergs into the water. Narsarsuaq offers a beautiful view of Qassiarsuk sheep farms. To this day ruins from the Norse era are clearly visible, as are elegant reconstructions of Erik's farmstead and Thjodhildur's Church. Many stay at them during hiking trips, horseback rides and angling trips in the area. Itilleq is one hour by boat from Narsarsuaq to the south-east. From here it is a short walk to the settlement of Igaliku. The Norse named the locality Gardar, and an Episcopal residence was founded here in 1126. The ruins of the cathedral and bishop's place have been renovated in recent years, and today constitute a beautiful memorial to Greenland's Norse Era.

Nanortalik
7/15/2023 6:30:00 AM
7/15/2023 12:00:00 PM

Nanortalik means 'place of bears'. It is Greenland's southernmost town, the district border extends all the way from the island Qeqertarsuaq, north west of Alluitsup Paa to the Cape Farewell area and to the 60 kilometers long Lindenow Fjord in East Greenland. The area is approx. 15,000 square kilometers.

The most renowned feature in the area is the Nanortalik skyscrapers - the steep peaks and sheer mountain walls lining the Tasermiut Fjord, Pamiagdluk, Prins Christianssund and Lindenow Fjord. Names like Ketil Mountain and Ulamertorsuaq are well known to most rock and mountain climbers in the world. The mountains in this area are just as challenging as the Alps and only experienced climbers should give it a go.

The sealhunters move to the outermost islands in the spring to hunt the big hooded seal, because the seals' migratory route passes through these islands along with the field ice. Here, the hunter culture remains unspoilt for many generations. The supply for summer and winter is prepared on the islands.

The place got its name, Nanortalik, because the polar bears drift by on big ice floes in the field ice from East Greenland. Each year several polarbears are spotted in the area, but they are of no danger to the inhabitants.

In the spring and in the late summer the waters surrounding the municipality are filled with whales, of which the most frequent is the minke whale.

Aapilattoq
7/16/2023 8:30:00 AM
7/16/2023 1:00:00 PM

Aapilattoq is a remote, yet picturesque settlement in South Greenland. It’s located approximately 50km north of Cape Farewell – one of the most scenic fjords in the world. Due to the surrounding mountains and remote location, it’s virtually inaccessibly by land. Visitors come by sea or air to take in the sights

Prince Christian Sound
7/16/2023 4:00:00 PM
7/16/2023

This narrow 70-mile-long channel across the southernmost tip of Greenland is breathtakingly dramatic. Huge glaciers tumble down towards the rugged coast from the Greenland ice cap-exactly the kind of scene that inspired one Greenlandic poet to declare: 'I get dizzy of all this beauty'. A thousand years ago, just north of here at Narsarsuaq, Eric the Red established his farm amid 6,000-foot mountains and glaciers.

Alicudi
7/17/2023 6:00:00 AM
7/17/2023 7:30:00 PM

Alicudi is a remote island in the Aeolian archipelago north of Sicily, Italy. The island was formed 150,000 years ago when Montagnola volcano erupted. It was evident the island first populated in 17th century BC when fragments of Roman artifacts were discovered. The island was once named Ericusa deriving from the Erica plant that grows on the island’s slopes. Present-day Alicudi is abundant in agriculture and fishing. Visitors can hike Alicudi’s summit, Monte Filo dell’Arpa, journey to the church of San Bartolo, the patron saint of the island and take a relaxing stroll through the grapevines and fields of olive trees.

At Sea
7/18/2023
7/18/2023

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Nuuk
7/19/2023 6:30:00 AM
7/19/2023 6:00:00 PM

Nuuk was founded by the unfailingly optimistic Hans Egede - the Danish missionary with soul-conversions on his mind - who promptly named the settlement Good Hope. Today Nuuk is small by modern standards, with a total population of only 14,000. Despite a wealth of land and a paucity of people, Nuuk has insisted on housing the population in immense apartment blocks with imaginative names like Blok P - a kind of Gulag on ice - and the urban sprawl is now spreading out along the road to the airport. Kolonihavnen is a pleasant exception to the rest of Nuuk's Lego-city look: it's a picturesque 18th-century fishing village in the heart of Nuuk and gives some idea of what the town looked like before the industrial harbour was built. Nuuk's real attraction lies in its proximity to any number of excellent day hikes into the hinterland and the fabulous views from the tops of the nearby mountains. Organised tours, boat trips and the rental of equipment is easier from the capital.

Kangerlussuaq Fjord
7/20/2023 8:30:00 AM
7/20/2023 12:30:00 PM

Kangerlussuaq is a long Fjord just north of the polar circle, in western Greenland. This Fjord is unique because if its nature and rich biodiversity. The surrounding landscape features glaciers that feed into the Fjord, as well as plains covered in plants, wildflowers, and greenery. The Fjord is also home to a number of wildlife including musk ox, reindeer, and arctic foxes. Visitors are in for a treat when visiting this beautiful region of Greenland.


Ilulisat
7/21/2023 8:30:00 AM
7/21/2023 5:00:00 PM

Ilulissat means icebergs in Greenlandic, and the town has a beautiful location at the mouth of an ice fjord that is filled with enormous icebergs, and is the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. North of Ilulissat lies the settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay, where some of the old buildings from colonial times are today restaurants or huts available for rent. Ilulissat is a modern town but is also know as the dogsled town for all its sleds and snow dogs, and visitors can share in the sledding fun.

Sisimuit
7/22/2023 8:30:00 AM
7/22/2023 5:00:00 PM

Sisimuit is a growing town located in western Greenland. It is one of the main village destinations in Greenland, and an administrative center for the Qeqqata Municipality. The population of Sisimiut was recorded of 5,598 inhabitants living in the town in 2013. One of the main attractions is the multicolor Northern Lights of the Aurora Borelis that take place during the months of September to April. Aside from this amazing phenomenon, many visitors come to Sisimuit to enjoy activities such as fishing, hiking, and dog sledding. 

Kangerlussuaq Fjord
7/23/2023 5:00:00 AM
7/23/2023

Kangerlussuaq is a long Fjord just north of the polar circle, in western Greenland. This Fjord is unique because if its nature and rich biodiversity. The surrounding landscape features glaciers that feed into the Fjord, as well as plains covered in plants, wildflowers, and greenery. The Fjord is also home to a number of wildlife including musk ox, reindeer, and arctic foxes. Visitors are in for a treat when visiting this beautiful region of Greenland.


Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
7/14/2023
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Unlimited WiFi in all suites and throughout the ship
  • Transportation into Town
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1434875

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Kathleen Stahl Travel Services
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Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091