Day-By-Day


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  • DAY 1: U.S./Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Fly by chartered aircraft to Kangerlussuaq on Greenland’s western coast. Settle into your cabin aboard National Geographic Resolution, the newest ship in the fleet. (L,D)

  • DAY 2: Greenland’s West Coast & Sisimiut

    Cruise the length of Kangerlussuaq Fjord en route to Sisimiut. Dozens of deep fjords carve into Greenland’s west coast, many with glaciers fed by the ice cap that covers 80% of the country. At Sisimiut, a former whaling port, visit the museum and wander amid a jumble of wooden 18th-century buildings. There are several walking options to explore in and around town. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3: Ilulissat & Disko Bay

    Sail into Disko Bay and set out to explore a tongue of the Greenland ice cap. Take an extraordinary cruise among towering icebergs of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Ilulissat Icefjord. Visit the town of Ilulissat and take a hike to an archaeological site in the Sermermiut Valley. As we make our way north through Disko Bay, if ice conditions permit, follow the inside passage of Disko Island and continue to Nuussuaq Peninsula. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4: Uummannaq/Qilakitsoq

    The village of Uummannaq sits on a tiny island in the Uummannaq Fjord that is dominated by a massive peak that rises dramatically at its center. Visit the town’s excellent community museum to see traditional clothing and tools, along with scenes of everyday life on these islands. Cross the fjord to the site of the village of Qilakitsoq, where a collection of eight mummies dating back to 1475 was discovered in 1972. These eight individuals, all extraordinarily well-preserved women and children, were Thule people, the ancestors of the modern Inuit. Learn about the historic find, which was featured on the cover of the February 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine. (B,L,D) 

  • DAY 5: Ataneq Fjord

    Today we will explore the beautiful Ataneq Fjord in true expeditionary style, stopping to hike, kayak, ride Zodiacs, and observe wildlife when the opportunity arises. Hike across the spongy tundra that covers metamorphic rocks at Tunúngassoq, searching for Arctic fox or perhaps caribou. Kayak along the steep sides of the fjord or enjoy a Zodiac cruise to get up close to the glacially carved landscape. Cap off the day with a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6: Kangerlussuaq/U.S.

    Our ship returns to Kangerlussuaq by morning. Transfer to the airport for your charter flight back to the U.S. and connect to your flight home. (B,L) 

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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