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Iceland and the Natural Wonders of Greenland Cruise

12 Days
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US$ 4,795

FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Cruise along the North Atlantic, exploring the Arctic landscapes of western Iceland and Greenland to discover Viking history and floating icebergs. From the cosmopolitan capital of Reykjavik, board the Seaventure to cross the Denmark Strait to Greenland where you’ll follow in the footsteps of Erik the Red and survey the glaciers, fjords, and Inuit settlements that define this ancient island.

This 12-day tour takes you across the North Atlantic, from the Nordic landscape of Iceland to the glacial reaches of Greenland.

Your Icelandic tour begins in the capital of Reykjavik, a small city that boasts big culture. Take in the National Museum to learn about the nation’s founding or relax in the smoky hot springs that surround the town or sample its vibrant nightlife before taking to the sea aboard the MS Seaventure. The MS Seaventure is a modern super-yacht capable of carrying 149 passengers in maximum comfort across the ice-clogged seas of the North Atlantic. Relax in the charming common spaces, from the bar to the spacious restaurants, or spend your time in the library or at a massage as you head towards Greenland.

Pass through the imposing Vestmannaeyjar or Westman Islands, jagged black rocks jutting out of the ocean. Land on inhabited Heimaey to spot the volcanoes, Eldfell and Helgafell, and witness half-buried houses from an eruption in the seventies. Cross the Denmark Strait that connects Iceland to Greenland, charting the course laid out by Vikings over 900 years ago. If you chance upon mild weather, pass through the Prins Christian Sound to cruise through a sea of icebergs. Reach land at the town of Narsarsuaq, very close to the settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by Erik the Red. The green and verdant landscape around here inspired the name “Greenland,” even though the island as a whole is mostly snow-covered and desolate. Head up to the capital city of Nuuk to discover a cosmopolitan town set amongst a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and icy fjords. Visit the National Museum then pass onto Sisimut, where the island’s fishing industry thrives.

In Ilulissat, the nations’ most popular tourist destination, you’ll see the historical home of polar explorer, Knud Rasmussen, as well as the lovely rainbow houses that dot the hillside. From this Inuit settlement pass 80 kilometres north to the Egip Sermia or Egip Glacier, a stunning glacier with a 90-metre-high bank rising straight out of the ocean. Watch ice calve from the wall and fall into the sea before moving onto Uummannaq, a gorgeous town 483 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Pass by Qeqertarsuaq in Disko Bay where the whaling industry was born in 1773 before passing the Kangerlussuaq Fjord on your farewell cruise along Greenland’s coast.

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12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,795

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Day 1


Upon arrival to Keflavik Airport, make your way to Reykjavik by bus, taxi or private car (transfer not included, can be added). Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world's northernmost capital, a bohemian city with something for everyone. Stroll along Laugavegur Street to find quirky shops and cafes, perhaps visit the Perlan Museum, and explore the Old Harbour area to find fun attractions like Fly Over Iceland and the Whale Museum. The Ocean Diamond docks here, just a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining, and will depart in the evening.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration11 Nights

Ocean Diamond Iceland ProCruises

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    Ocean Diamond Iceland ProCruises

    The Ocean Diamond is a modern and stable vessel. It can carry up to 210 passengers and 106 crew members. The Ship has two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, it is ideal to explore Iceland's and Greenland's cold waters. Its compact size facilitates access to …

    The Ocean Diamond is a modern and stable vessel. It can carry up to 210 passengers and 106 crew members. The Ship has two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, it is ideal to explore Iceland's and Greenland's cold waters. Its compact size facilitates access to fjords and bays too shallow for large vessels.
    Onboard the Ocean Diamond, guests will experience the "Land of Fire and Ice" in a special and unique way.

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Day 2

Day at Sea - the Denmark Strait

Today, sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. En-route you are encouraged to attend fascinating presentations by the Ocean Diamond's Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck of your cabin

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Ammassalik Island

The island is characterized by large glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap and into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to explore East Greenland

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Skjoldungen Fjord

The Skjoldungen Fjord is bordered by towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides with serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea. It is highly likely that the fjord was inhabited by Paleo-Eskimo (Inuit) nomadic people as early as 4,000 years ago. Surrounded by wild and pristine nature, it is quite common to see whales, bearded seals and various kinds of birds in the area.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Day at Sea - Prins Christian Sound

Providing conditions are favorable, today's travels stretch along the 70 mile (112 km) Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, you'll 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, where large hunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6


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 characterized by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and a small turf church.

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Day 7


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

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8


With approximately 5,600 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland. A modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions, it is found nestled picturesque region that is subject of many gorgeous photographs. The natural harbor remains ice-free throughout the year which made it an attractive location for European whalers in former times and fishing still plays a large role in the local economy and culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9


In the morning, Ilulissat village, found in fabled Disko Bay, will appear on the horizon. Located beside the Ilulissat Icefjord, here lucky guests will marvel at the thunderous spectacle of icebergs breaking off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunging into the fjord. Though this spectacular sight is far from guaranteed, it is worth noting that Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10


Uummannaq is another that ranks among the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, postcard-perfect village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Disko Bay - Qeqertarsuaq

The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the south coast off Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island's inhabitants.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12


In the morning, you'll pass by the 120-mile (190 km) Kangerlussuaq Fjord and visit the nearby town of the same name. Here it's time to say goodbye to the Ocean Diamond and board a charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Keflavik. Please note: Please contact your agent regarding flight arrival time from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Keflavik, Iceland before you book your return flight from Keflavik.

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Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq: MS Seaventure:
2022: August 12

2023: August 7

Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik: MS Seaventure:
2022: August 23

2023: August 18


  • 11 nights accommodation in the cabin category selected
  • Shared Zodiac shore excursions
  • Icelandic/English speaking guides
  • On-board entertainment programs and lectures
  • Iceland ProCruises jacket
  • Charter flight Kangerlussuaq - Keflavik
  • Transfer in Kangerlussuaq
  • Coffee, tea, and water throughout the cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the cruise


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Airport transfers & transfers to and from dock 
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

12 Aug 2022
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