Fjords and Icebergs of Remote Greenland
17 days from £2,649 per person
This cruise reveals the wild beauty and rich culture of Greenland, one of the world’s most remote destinations. We’ll cruise through iceberg-dotted fjords, watching for wildlife and passing soaring cliffs and powder-blue glaciers. Calling at small settlements, we’ll learn about the history and traditions of the local people. On the way, we’ll spend a couple of days in Iceland, with time to discover its volcanic scenery, cosmopolitan capital and thermal springs. Returning to the UK, we’ll stop at Scrabster, gateway to the Scottish Highlands.
- 16 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 47 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 2-17) 15 lunches (days 2-16) 16 dinners (days 1-16)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £150 per person onboard credit
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 3 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Services of a Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover. Embark Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Days 2-4 - At sea
Three free days, as we sail towards Iceland, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.
Days 5-6 - Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight)
Arriving early on day 5 and setting sail late afternoon on day 6 gives you time to discover a few of Iceland’s highlights. In Reykjavik, there’s the quirky Hallgrimskirkja Church (the bell tower offers 360-degree views of the city), a handful of brilliant museums and an eye-catching concert hall. The dining scene is fantastic, with plenty of creative restaurants and cosy cafés to try out. Further afield, you could tour the ‘Golden Circle’ of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs; or perhaps soak in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Day 7 - At sea
Spend the day on board. Maybe read a book and relax or choose to listen to a fascinating talk by a guest speaker. Enjoy lunchtime melodies or a piano recital, then walk a mile with the cruise fitness instructor.
Day 8 - Cruising Prins Christian Sund - Cruising Torssukátak
Our first introduction to Greenland is a spectacularly scenic one (in fact, it’s been rated as the best scenic cruising experience by Fred. Olsen guests). We’ll spend the morning cruising Prins Christian Sund, a 66-mile waterway flanked by magnificent glaciers and dramatic granite cliffs. Look out for wildlife - bearded seals, black guillemots and even whales have been spotted here. In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Torssukátak, a fjord hemmed by cliffs up to 600m high.
Day 9 - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Step ashore in southern Greenland today. Narsarsuaq is a small settlement (around 200 people live here) nestled on the edge of a breathtaking fjord. Admire the views from atop nearby Signal Hill or join a tour to the pale-blue Narsarsuaq Glacier. You could also travel by boat onto the Qooroq Ice Fjord, dotted with blue and white icebergs that have broken away from the Qooroq Glacier.
Day 10 - Qaqortoq
Colourful Qaqortoq is clustered around another picture-perfect fjord (which is often speckled with icebergs, even in summer). The town is steeped in Norse history and traditional culture - ancient Inuit styles of fishing, hunting and kayaking have been preserved and are still practised today. Noteworthy sights include the town’s fountain, with carved whales spouting water from their blowholes, the early 19th century church, and the Stone and Man project (natural rock carvings by local artists). Ship to shore tender service.
Day 11 - Nanortalik - Cruising Tasermuit Fjord
Nanortalik is set on a small island at the end of a fjord, with soaring mountains as a backdrop. Walk through the well-preserved historic quarter, with its brightly painted houses and unusual wooden church; or watch for whales and seals in the fjord. Ship to shore tender service. We’ll set sail early afternoon for a few hours of scenic cruising along Tasermuit Fjord, keeping watch for wild foxes, eagles, whales, seals and Arctic hares as we go.
Days 12-14 - At sea
Three free days. Keep your brain active with the morning quiz, then perfect your dance moves in the afternoon with a beginners’ class. After dinner, you could continue the dancing theme and join the hosted dancing, or choose to watch the professionals instead.
Day 16 - At sea
As we sail home you may want to rest after all your sightseeing. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.
Day 17 Dover
We arrive back in Dover early this morning, disembarking after breakfast. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.