Expedition Greenland — Reykjavik To Kangerlussuaq

Silver Cloud Expedition Cruise Ship
Silver Cloud
200 Passengers

Join us for a journey that follows the route of the Norse in their explorations of Greenland. Heading first to East Greenland, we will experience the beauty of deep fjords and crystal clear glaciers. In South and West Greenland, we will see the remains of Norse settlements and will visit small towns and villages to encounter a fascinating mix of local and Danish culture. Visiting Ilulissat’s Icefjord (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) will illustrate the tremendous forces of nature that influence the life of the Greenlanders. Throughout the voyage, learn about the history, geology, wildlife and botany of this spectacular area from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable on board expedition team.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2 At Sea
Day 3 Skjoldungen, Greenland
Day 4 Cruise Prince Christian Sound | Aapilattoq
Day 5 Nanortalik | Uunartoq Island
Day 6 Qaqortoq (Julianehåb) | Hvalsey
Day 7 Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid) | Itilleq
Day 8 At Sea
Day 9 Nuuk (Godthab)
Day 10 Evighedsfjord | Evigheids Glacier | Kangaamiut
Day 11 Illulisat
Day 12 Sissimiut
Day 13 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Day 1 — Reykjavik, Iceland

Sprawling Reykjavík, the nation's nerve center and government seat, is home to half the island's population. On a bay overlooked by proud Mt. Esja (pronounced eh-shyuh), with its ever-changing hues, Reykjavík presents a colorful sight, its concrete houses painted in light colors and topped by vibrant red, blue, and green roofs. In contrast to the almost treeless countryside, Reykjavík has many tall, native birches, rowans, and willows, as well as imported aspen, pines, and spruces.Reykjavík's name comes from the Icelandic words for smoke, reykur, and bay, vík. In AD 874, Norseman Ingólfur…

Day 2 — At Sea

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 3 — Skjoldungen, Greenland

Located on Greenland’s relatively rarely visited rugged east coast, Skoldungen Fjord has enchanting scenery with towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides and sculptured icebergs in shades of white and blue. At the top of the fjord one can easily see the retreating state of the Thrym Glacier. The U-shaped fjord offers spectacular scenery and as an extra perk, it is not uncommon to see whales in the fjord.

Day 4 — Cruise Prince Christian Sound | Aapilattoq

Connecting the Denmark Strait with Davis Strait, Prins Christian Sund offers a protected course from southeastern to southwestern Greenland, and is one of South Greenland’s most dramatic natural features. The water is generally placid and the crisp scent of ice fills the air. On either side of the Sund, waterfalls stream down sharp, wrinkled mountainsides. Depending on weather conditions, icebergs that glitter in the sun may be constant companions during the passage. Born of compacted ancient snows that formed glaciers and now calve into the sound at the glacier’s edge, each iceberg is…

Aapilattoq is a small settlement near the western end of Prins Christian Sund in southwestern Greenland. In the local Greenlandic language the name means, "sea anemone". This small village of 130 inhabitants, hidden behind a prominent rock, offers good insight into the life of Greenlandic Inuit. A stroll through the village will reveal a small school and a church, along with the likely possibility of seeing a polar bear skin drying in the wind behind a local dwelling. People have lived off the land in the area around Aapilattoq since the 19th century. The tradition continues today…

Day 5 — Nanortalik | Uunartoq Island

Nanortalik lies in a scenic area surrounded by steep mountainsides and is Greenland’s tenth-largest and most southerly town with less than 1,500 inhabitants. The town’s name means the “place of polar bears”, which refers to the polar bears that used to be seen floating offshore on summer’s ice floes. Nanortalik has an excellent open-air museum that gives a broad picture of the region from Inuit times to today. Part of the exhibition is a summer hunting camp, where Inuit in traditional clothing describe aspects of their ancestor’s customs and lifestyle.

Uunartoq is a small island in South Greenland a short distance east of what once was considered the largest settlement in Greenland. The island has hot springs that were renowned as far back as the days of the Norse for their healing effects. Three naturally heated streams have been channeled to flow into a knee-deep and stone-lined pool. While one unwinds by soaking in the steaming waters, one can watch icebergs that either clog the fjord to the north or come floating by.

Day 6 — Qaqortoq (Julianehåb) | Hvalsey

The largest town in southern Greenland, Qaqortoq has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Upon arrival in this charming southern Greenland enclave, it's easy to see why. Qaqortoq rises quite steeply over the fjord system around the city, offering breath-taking panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, deep, blue sea, Lake Tasersuag, icebergs in the bay, and pastoral backcountry. Although the earliest signs of ancient civilization in Qaqortoq date back 4,300 years, Qaqortoq is known to have been inhabited by Norse and Inuit settlers in the 10th and 12th centuries, and the present-day…

Northeast of Qaqortoq and at the end of a fjord, Hvalsey is one of the best examples of South Greenland’s many scattered ruins from the Norse period. Today the area is used for sheep-grazing, but until the 15th century the settlement at Hvalsey, and specifically Hvalsey’s church, played an important part. Christianity had spread its influence throughout Europe and eventually had reached remote Greenland, where it established itself in the country in 1000 AD. Hvalsey Church was built in the 14th century and is the best preserved of the churches in Greenland from that period. Apart from the…

Day 7 — Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid) | Itilleq

Qassiarsuk is the newer, Greenlandic name for this small village. Brattahlid is the older, Norse name. Here we tour the foundation remains of the manor house of Erik the Red, who found Greenland after being banished from Iceland and Norway for murder. We will also visit the site of the first Christian church ever built in North America (physiographically speaking), see a recently unearthed Norse graveyard that contains remains of 144 Norse colonists, and have a chance to admire Hans Lynge’s remarkable bronze sculpture of Erik the Red.

Itilleq is an idyllic little village located on a small island about a half a mile off the west coast of Greenland, and only about a mile north of the Arctic Circle. It is one of the most picturesque villages in Greenland with its quaint colorful houses surrounded by stunning rugged mountains and glaciers. Originally, the village of Itilleq was founded on another island in 1847, but was later moved to its present location. The 100 people living here today survive mainly on hunting and fishing, with a fish factory being the main employer.

Day 8 — At Sea

While we're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.

Day 9 — Nuuk (Godthab)

Nuuk, meaning “the cape”, was Greenland’s first town (1728). Started as a fort and later mission and trading post some 240 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, it is the current capital. Almost 30% of Greenland’s population lives in the town. Not only does Nuuk have great natural beauty in its vicinity, but there are Inuit ruins, Hans Egede’s home, the parliament, and the Church of our Savior as well. The Greenlandic National Museum has an outstanding collection of Greenlandic traditional dresses, as well as the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. The Katuaq Cultural Center’s building was inspired…

Day 10 — Evighedsfjord | Evigheids Glacier | Kangaamiut

Within roughly an hour of steaming south from Kangerlussuaq Fjord is Evighedsfjord Fjord. The fjords in this area can reach over half a mile in depth and are lined with tidewater glaciers from the Maniitsoq ice sheet located high up in the interior of Greenland. Some of the cliffs along the fjords of this region can exceed 6,600 ft. (2,000 m) in height.

The Evigheids Glacier flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet (the second largest ice body in the world after the Antarctic ice sheet) to the west. It is a slow-moving tidewater glacier, meaning this valley glacier winds down through the coastal mountains to the ocean at a snail’s pace. As the glacial ice enters the water it begins to float and then eventually breaks apart into icebergs that float away down the fjord. The shades of blue and carved shapes of these ice floes are infinite.

Only 350 people live in the small Greenlandic community of Kangaamiut. Located on the south coast of Timerdlit Island and facing the Davis Strait, Kangaamiut is situated between the mouths of two long fjords: the Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (or Evighedsfjorden in Danish) to its south, and, to its north, the Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat Fjord. Founded in 1755, it was called “Sugarloaf” (Sukkertoppen) because of the appearance of three nearby hills.

Day 11 — Illulisat

Known as the birthplace of icebergs, the Ilulissat Icefjord produces nearly 20 million tons of ice each day. In fact, the word Ilulissat means “icebergs” in the Kalaallisut language. The town of Ilulissat is known for its long periods of calm and settled weather, but the climate tends to be cold due to its proximity to the fjord. Approximately 4,500 people live in Ilulissat, the third-largest town in Greenland after Nuuk and Sisimiut. Some people here estimate that there are nearly as many sled dogs as human beings living in the town that also boasts a local history museum located in the…

Day 12 — Sissimiut

Located just north of the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is the northernmost town in Greenland where the port remains free of ice in the winter. Yet it is also the southernmost town where there is enough snow and ice to drive a dogsled in winter and spring. In Sisimiut, traveling by sled has been the primary means of winter transportation for centuries. In fact, the area has been inhabited for approximately 4,500 years. Modern Sisimiut is the largest business center in the north of Greenland, and is one of the fastest growing Greenlandic cities. Commercial fishing is the lead economy in the town‘s…

Day 13 — Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality located at the head of the fjord of the same name (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord). It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport. The airport dates from American settlement during and after World War II, when the site was known as Bluie West-8 and Sondrestrom Air Base. The Kangerlussuaq area is also home to Greenland's most diverse terrestrial fauna, including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons. The settlement's economy and population of 512 is almost entirely reliant on…

Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your expedition leader and captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Complimentary kayaking depending on weather and ice conditions. Available on a first-come basis prior to each kayaking departure.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Owner's Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite
1 Bedroom: 587 Sq Ft / 55 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 827 Sq Ft / 77 m² [Including Veranda (89 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine

   Grand Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 1,019 Sq Ft / 95 m² [Including Veranda (145 Sq Ft / 14 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,314 Sq Ft / 122 m² [Including Veranda (194 Sq Ft/18.5 m²)]

Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine
  

Royal Suite
Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite
1 Bedroom: 736 Sq Ft / 69 m² [Including Veranda (126 Sq Ft / 12 m²)]
2 Bedroom: 1,031 Sq Ft / 96 m² [Including Veranda (175 Sq Ft/16.5 m²)]

Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda • Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower; bedroom two has additional marbled bathroom with shower (no tub as indicated in diagram) • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer • Writing desk(s) • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices • Illy® Espresso machine

   Silver Suite
541 Sq Ft / 46 m² [Including Veranda (92 Sq Ft / 8 m²)]
note: Silver Suites accommodate three guests
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Medallion Suite
437 Sq Ft / 40.6 m² [Including Veranda (81 Sq Ft / 7.6 m²)]
Offers preferred central location
Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest • Sitting area • Separate dining area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower; Silver Suite has two bathrooms with shower • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Vanity table with hair dryer • Writing desk • Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 2 simultaneous devices
   Deluxe Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Deluxe Suites accommodate three guests. The Deluxe Suite offers preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   Veranda Suite
295 Sq Ft / 27 m² [Including Veranda (49 Sq Ft / 4.5 m²)]
Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests

Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device
   Vista Suite
240 Sq Ft / 22 m²
note: Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests

Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views • Sitting area • Twin beds or queen-sized bed • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination) • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe • Writing desk • Hair dryer • Unlimited WiFi Internet access for 1 simultaneous device

All suites feature:
• Butler service
• Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
• Pratesi® fine bed linens
• A choice of pillows
• Plush Etro® bathrobe
• Personalized stationary
• Umbrella
• BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
• iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
• Direct dial telephone(s)
• Dual voltage 110/220 outlets
• Unlimited, complimentary WiFi Internet access as per suite category
• Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library