Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts & Disko Bay

Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts & Disko Bay is a 15-day cruise through the Arctic, traveling roundtrip from Reykjavik, Iceland. Embark in Reykjavik, cross the Denmark Strait to explore East Greenland and West Greenland, then disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, for a private charter flight back to Reykjavik.

This in-depth exploration of Greenland is like no other, as it covers the most remote regions of the country: icy waters, little-visited coastlines, charming communities, the lush southern tip and unspoiled glaciers. Visit picturesque villages and Norse ruins that dot the shoreline; photograph and explore the rugged landscape dominated by dramatic fjords, imposing glaciers, towering mountains and verdant valleys. The Arctic has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this small ship expedition offers the chance to discover why. Search for iconic Arctic wildlife such as whales, seals and seabirds. Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord and Kujataa farming communities, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Meet locals and experience traditional Inuit settlements. The Norse historical sites reveal fascinating culture and the human history of the Arctic. And daily activities include riding in a Zodiac to explore icebergs, glaciers, fjords and even optional kayaking adventures.

The 15-day Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts & Disko Bay cruise is aboard the 132-guest Ocean Adventurer, whose proud reputation is matched only by her elegance. With a 1A ice-class rating, low emission engines, eco-friendly preferences and sustainably sourced menus, Ocean Adventurer is the perfect ship from which to discover the Arctic. AdventureSmith Explorations’ crew of award-winning polar small ship cruise experts have personal experience sailing in the polar regions. Contact us to discover more about this Arctic small ship cruise and other options to suit your travel interests and timeline.

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