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Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland

Aboard the expedition-style MS Ocean Diamond

14 days from £4,699 per person

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Sailing past glistening icebergs in Ilulissat Icefjord. Listening to a Greenlandic choir in Qeqertarsuaq’s church. Enjoying a tour of Iceland’s ‘Golden Circle’.

Summary

On this cruise, we follow the routes of the ancient settlers of Northern Europe to Iceland and Greenland, to learn of the early and modern-day inhabitants and their cultures that have developed around these wondrous lands of ice and fire. Twinning magnificent Arctic lands and seas - where the whale and walrus thrive and glaciers calve into the ocean - with Iceland’s Golden Circle of sights, means many opportunities to experience the extraordinary power of nature.

Your holiday includes:

6 excursions and visits

  • Qassiarsuk Viking heritage from Narsarsuaq
  • Skjoldungen Fjord (subject to change)
  • Sisimiut Museum
  • Uummannaq Museum, church and orphanage
  • Greenlandic choral singing at the Church of Qeqertarsuaq
  • Full-day Golden Circle excursion

Plus:

  • 2 nights in hotel and 11 nights voyage on MS Ocean Diamond (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International and regional flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with Icelandair from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 34 meals: 13 breakfasts (days 2-14) 10 lunches (days 2-11) 11 dinners (days 1-11)

Plus

  • $100 per person onboard credit
  • Onboard talks
  • Complimentary tea/coffee and water
  • House wine served with dinner
  • Iceland ProCruises jacket
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Porterage

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Reykjavik


  • VIP Outbound4

    Day 1 - UK - Reykjavik

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Reykjavik. On arrival, you are met and transfer to embark MS Ocean Diamond (3-star), with time to settle in before dinner tonight, as our journey begins.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Heimaey Island

    Day 2 - At sea

    Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. Fascinating presentations by the Expedition Team members will be available, to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or choose to just relax and watch for whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • MS Ocean Diamond

    Day 3 - Ammassalik Island

    Characterised by rivers, lakes, waterfalls, jagged peaks and several glaciers, the island has vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs. The largest town in East Greenland, Tasiilaq, is located on Ammassalik Island and is the gateway to this side of the landmass.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Prince Christian Sound

    Day 4 - Skjoldungen Fjord

    Bordered by towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides with serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea, Skjoldungen Fjord is surrounded by wild and pristine nature. It’s quite common to see whales, bearded seals and various kinds of birds in the area.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Narsarsuaq

    Day 5 - At sea - Prince Christian Sound

    If conditions allow, we’ll travel along the 70-mile-long Prince Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, you may come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive, inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, calving large icebergs.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Ikka Fjord

    Day 6 - Narsarsuaq

    Very close to the town of Narsarsuaq lies the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by the legendary Viking rebel and leader Erik the Red. He named this area ‘green land’ because the landscape around Qassiarsuk is characterised by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop we’ll learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstruction of a Viking longhouse and a small turf church.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Nuuk

    Day 7 - Nuuk

    With 16,000 inhabitants Nuuk is both the capital and biggest city of Greenland. It combines Arctic traditions with European urbanity. Perhaps visit the city sights on an optional walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Sisimiut

    Day 8 - Sisimiut

    With around 5,600 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second-largest town in Greenland. It is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions and the fishing industry still plays an important role, particularly as the natural harbour remains ice-free throughout the year. We’ll visit the museum for an insight.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Glacier

    Day 9 - Ilulissat - Eqip Glacier

    In the morning we reach Ilulissat village in fabled Disko Bay, beside the Ilulissat Icefjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere. We spend the evening at the beautiful Eqip Glacier.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Uummannaq

    Day 10 - Uummannaq

    Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain. Here, we’ll explore the museum, church and also the town’s orphanage.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Quillissat

    Day 11 - Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay

    The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the south coast of Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries and hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island’s inhabitants. At the church, we’ll listen to traditional Greenlandic choral singing.

    MS Ocean Diamond (3-star)

  • Reykjavik

    Kangerlussuaq - Reykjavik

    In the morning we reach the 120-mile Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the town of the same name. We’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for a flight to Reykjavik and onward transfer to the Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4-star). The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4-star)


  • Great Geyser

    Iceland’s Golden Circle

    Today we enjoy a tour of the ‘Golden Circle’ of Iceland, visiting some of the country’s most iconic landmarks and places of natural, historic and scenic qualities. The thermal area of Great Geysir dazzles, especially its spouting hot spring, the Strokkur, which erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, sending up a column of boiling water to a height of 30 metres. Then at Gullfoss, we visit Iceland’s best known and most beautiful waterfall, the two-tiered Golden Falls. This natural wonder is simply breathtaking. Another highlight is Thingvellir, home of the world’s first parliament and now a national park. We return to Reykjavik later in the afternoon.

    Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4-star)


  • VIP Inbound

    Day 14 Reykjavik - UK

    We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Important information about your destination

Please note: • The ship’s own Zodiac boats are used for selected shore excursions - guests should have a good level of mobility. • The cruise itinerary shown and included excursions are subject to change. It can also change due to weather and local conditions - the captain’s will make decisions at their discretion, in the interests of safety. • A tour manager isn’t included on the cruise. Your ship’s expert crew will be available instead.

Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland

Aboard the expedition-style MS Ocean Diamond

14 days from £4,699 per person