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10-night Arctic & Greenland Expedition Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Cloud Expedition
Destination:
Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq
Departure Date:
8/8/2018
Length:
10
Offer ID:
1251005

Theme: Explorer's Collection Cruise 

Embrace your inner Shackleton or Magellan and follow in the footsteps of the first explorers to relive their amazing discoveries. Join Silversea as they join forces with the renowned Royal Geographical Society in London on a selection of special voyages that build on the routes of early explorers. Embrace your inner Columbus and discover the romance of the seas as they take you from pole to pole accross all seven seas. Taste the thrill of discovery with especially crafted menus that celebrate the cameraderie of an exploration team at sea in recreated dinners that are inspired by their successes.

*Cruise line theme is subject to change or cancellation without notice.


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Reykjavik
Suggested Private Excursion
8/8/2018
8/8/2018 7:00:00 PM

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Suggested Private Excursions

Reykjavik - The Golden Circle - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - HD Tour

Reykjavik - A Taste of Iceland - FD Tour

Reykjavik - Glacier Safari with Optional Snowmobiles - FD Tour

Reykjavik Highlights - HD Tour

Adrenaline buggy ride & Thingvellir National park

Super-jeep safari to the glacier cave and snowmobiling

At Sea
8/9/2018
8/9/2018

No information currently available.

Skjoldungen Island
8/10/2018 9:00:00 AM
8/10/2018 4:00:00 PM

Skjoldungen Island is located in the eastern coast of Greenland. This destination offers some of them most beautiful picturesque mountains covered in white snow. Polar Bears are to be found in the island, as well other forms of wildlife sightings are common. There is a small abandoned Eskimo settlement in Skjoldungen Island. Enjoy a day discovering fjords, icebergs and glaciers along this beautiful island, or take advantage of the unique hiking opportunities this land has to offer.

Prince Christian Sound
8/11/2018
8/11/2018

This narrow 70-mile-long channel across the southernmost tip of Greenland is breathtakingly dramatic. Huge glaciers tumble down towards the rugged coast from the Greenland ice cap-exactly the kind of scene that inspired one Greenlandic poet to declare: 'I get dizzy of all this beauty'. A thousand years ago, just north of here at Narsarsuaq, Eric the Red established his farm amid 6,000-foot mountains and glaciers.

Aapilattoq
8/11/2018 3:00:00 PM
8/11/2018 9:00:00 PM

Aapilattoq is a remote, yet picturesque settlement in South Greenland. It’s located approximately 50km north of Cape Farewell – one of the most scenic fjords in the world. Due to the surrounding mountains and remote location, it’s virtually inaccessibly by land. Visitors come by sea or air to take in the sights

Nanortalik
8/12/2018 6:30:00 AM
8/12/2018 12:00:00 PM

Nanortalik means 'place of bears'. It is Greenland's southernmost town, the district border extends all the way from the island Qeqertarsuaq, north west of Alluitsup Paa to the Cape Farewell area and to the 60 kilometers long Lindenow Fjord in East Greenland. The area is approx. 15,000 square kilometers.

The most renowned feature in the area is the Nanortalik skyscrapers - the steep peaks and sheer mountain walls lining the Tasermiut Fjord, Pamiagdluk, Prins Christianssund and Lindenow Fjord. Names like Ketil Mountain and Ulamertorsuaq are well known to most rock and mountain climbers in the world. The mountains in this area are just as challenging as the Alps and only experienced climbers should give it a go.

The sealhunters move to the outermost islands in the spring to hunt the big hooded seal, because the seals' migratory route passes through these islands along with the field ice. Here, the hunter culture remains unspoilt for many generations. The supply for summer and winter is prepared on the islands.

The place got its name, Nanortalik, because the polar bears drift by on big ice floes in the field ice from East Greenland. Each year several polarbears are spotted in the area, but they are of no danger to the inhabitants.

In the spring and in the late summer the waters surrounding the municipality are filled with whales, of which the most frequent is the minke whale.

Uunartoq
8/12/2018 3:30:00 PM
8/12/2018 11:00:00 PM

In September 2005, an American Explorer, Dennis Schmitt, discovered an island off the coast of Greenland, Uunartoq Qeqertoq, Inuit for “warming island”. The island has always existed but covered by a glacier which melted exposing the island. On Uunartoq Island near the town are Inuit ruins from the 18th and 19th centuries, a nunnery and geothermal springs. Offshore are drifting icebergs and whales that frequent these waters.

Qaqortoq
8/13/2018 7:00:00 AM
8/13/2018 1:30:00 PM

Qaqortoq means "The White Place", and the town is the educational and cultural center of Southern Greenland. The sheep farms give this part of Greenland special character. Qaqortoq has a sculpture park "Stone and Man" made by 18 Nordic sculptors. The result is 24 sculptures and reliefs spread all over town. Greenland's only public fountain is in the town square. The square is the historical part of town, with many buildings from colonial times and a museum concentrating on Greenlandic culture, the Norse period and the history of Qaqortoq. Close to the square is "Brædtet" market where local fishermen and hunters sell the days catch. There are 2 churches in town; "Frelserens" from 1832 and "Gertrud Raschs" from 1973. "Frelserens" hans the lifebuoy and memorial tablet with the names of those missing from M/S Hans Hedtoft, which went down in January 1959. "Gertrud Raschs" has one of Greenlands most beautiful altar pieces made by artist Maria Haagen-Müller.

Hvalsey
8/13/2018 3:30:00 PM
8/13/2018 10:00:00 PM

Hvalsey is the site of Greenland's largest, best preserved Norse ruins. History enthusiasts will be interested in the archaeological history of the region and will want to visit Hvalsey Church, built by Viking settlers, before their disappearance from Greenland in the 15th Century. The church itself is located on a beautiful green hill surrounded by picturesque mountains.

Qassiarsuk & the Bra
8/14/2018 6:30:00 AM
8/14/2018 1:00:00 PM

After being exiled from both Norway and Iceland, Erik the Red settled in a small village in Southern Greenland called Brattahlið - now Qassiarsuk - in 982. You can stroll along the ancient village grounds, its longhouse and the church, Brattahild (which Erik's wife insisted on having built), the first Christian church in the West. It was from Qassiaruk's green shores that Leif Erikson embarked and discovered the North American continent in 1000. The area is now primarily agricultural, with farming and sheep. Wander the village to get a sense of what life was like here, or view the dramatic blocks of glacial ice drifting along the fjord.

 

Itilleq
8/14/2018 3:30:00 PM
8/14/2018 10:00:00 PM

Called the Arctic Circle Village due to its proximity to this northern line, Itilleq contains a population of a little more than a hundred. Alpine mountains and glaciers surround the village, and a facility in town generates fresh water from sea water due to the absence of fresh water on the island.

At Sea
8/15/2018
8/15/2018

No information currently available.

Nuuk
8/16/2018 6:30:00 AM
8/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

Nuuk was founded by the unfailingly optimistic Hans Egede - the Danish missionary with soul-conversions on his mind - who promptly named the settlement Good Hope. Today Nuuk is small by modern standards, with a total population of only 14,000. Despite a wealth of land and a paucity of people, Nuuk has insisted on housing the population in immense apartment blocks with imaginative names like Blok P - a kind of Gulag on ice - and the urban sprawl is now spreading out along the road to the airport. Kolonihavnen is a pleasant exception to the rest of Nuuk's Lego-city look: it's a picturesque 18th-century fishing village in the heart of Nuuk and gives some idea of what the town looked like before the industrial harbour was built. Nuuk's real attraction lies in its proximity to any number of excellent day hikes into the hinterland and the fabulous views from the tops of the nearby mountains. Organised tours, boat trips and the rental of equipment is easier from the capital.

Kangaamiut
8/17/2018 2:30:00 PM
8/17/2018 8:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

Kangerlussuaq Fjord
8/18/2018 9:00:00 AM
8/18/2018

Kangerlussuaq is a long Fjord just north of the polar circle, in western Greenland. This Fjord is unique because if its nature and rich biodiversity. The surrounding landscape features glaciers that feed into the Fjord, as well as plains covered in plants, wildflowers, and greenery. The Fjord is also home to a number of wildlife including musk ox, reindeer, and arctic foxes. Visitors are in for a treat when visiting this beautiful region of Greenland.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
8/8/2018
Number of Nights
10
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • Transportation into Town

As of January 2016, every guest will receive at least one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Addons:

 

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

Remarks:
Offer ID:
1251005

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