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Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings

July 12 to July 24, 2025

From $5,395 to $13,695 USD

per person based on double occupancy

Save 25% until May 23

Applies to berth cost only

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In the Wake of the Vikings

The Norse originally set sail from Iceland in search of plentiful farmland, and their search was rewarded in the beautiful and fertile fjords of Greenland. Follow Erik the Red’s original route to explore this seldom-seen coastline, visiting important archaeological sites and modern Greenlandic communities along the way.

Map

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  • Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Day 2: At Sea
  • Day 3-5: East Greenland
  • Day 6: Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound)
  • Day 7: South Greenland
  • Day 8: Hvalsey
  • Day 9: Brattahlíð
  • Day 10: Sermersooq
  • Day 11: Nuuk
  • Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (Evighedsfjorden)
  • Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Itinerary

  • Rykjavik mountain landscapeclouds

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    Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Begin Your Adventure

    Your journey begins in the late afternoon, following a day of independent exploration and arrival in the captivating city of Reykjavík. Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital was established in the year 874 CE.

    Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth. Food, culture, and nightlife abound.

    The National Culture House preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts.

  • Onboard learning knot tying

    © Jen Derbach

    Day 2: At Sea
    Set Sail like the Vikings

    Watch for whales and seabirds as we sail the Denmark Strait. You’ll be truly in the wake of the Vikings as we journey westward from Iceland.

    The on-board learning program will prepare you for the archaeology, history, culture, and wildlife that await you in Greenland!

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    © Jen Derbach

    Day 3-5: East Greenland
    Witness Fjords, Icebergs, and Whales

    Explore the remote reaches of east Greenland by ship, in Zodiacs, and on land.

    Your first views of this seldom-visited region will reveal a stunning coastline traced with innumerable fjords and potentially dotted with pack ice.

    Whether on foot, on shore, or on the ship, our expert expedition team will be by your side, sharing their extensive knowledge and insights. Join them out on deck to keep a keen eye out for iconic Arctic wildlife, including the polar bears, seals, and humpback whales. Learn from their expertise as they provide fascinating interpretation and help you gain a profound connection to the stunning landscapes we traverse.

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    © Jen Derbach

    Day 6: Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound)
    Marvel at Mountains and Glaciers

    Make the most of your time out on deck, as our experts scout for opportunities to go ashore along this breathtaking landscape.

    Soak in the breathtaking beauty of one of the world’s most majestic waterways, Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound), where the Irminger and Labrador Seas join through the islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago.

    Here, craggy mountain peaks tower over still waters fed by calving glaciers.

  • Gardar South Greenland

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    Day 7: South Greenland
    Visit Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Pay a visit to the Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Norse settlement history intersects with contemporary Greenlandic life.

    Admire the jagged mountains that rise from beyond green pastures, with sheep farms directly bordering ice fjords.

    Along its southern coast, Greenland lives up to its name; the land is fertile, agriculture thrives, and farms and vegetable husbandry contrast with the ice that covers so much of the rest of the country.

    Discover Greenland’s only heated outdoor spa with complete views of icebergs and mountain peaks. This hot spring has been cherished for centuries, with a notable tale about Leif Erikson who, a thousand years ago, took a refreshing swim before embarking on his journey towards uncharted lands to the west.

    Unlike volcanic hot springs, this oasis gets its warmth from geothermal subsoil. As the soil layers rub against each other in the spring, the water is heated, reaching temperatures of around 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • Historical site hvalsey

    © Jen Derbach

    Day 8: Hvalsey
    Immerse Yourself in Viking Archaeology

    Walk amongst the ruins of captivating history!

    Learn more about the settlement at haunting Hvalsey, a major Norse centre in the early centuries of the last millennium.

    Hvalsey Church is the best-preserved Norse ruin in Greenland—the last known record from the original Norse colony is of a wedding held here in September 1408!

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    Day 9: Brattahlíð
    Tour a Reconstructed Norse Settlement

    Visit fascinating Brattahlíð, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the most fertile region of Greenland. Walk amongst a reconstructed Norse church and Viking longhouse to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

    It was once the home of Viking explorer Erik the Red and his descendants until the 1400s. Today, Greenlandic Inuit run the sheep farms originally worked by Norse settlers.

  • Birds nesting on rocks

    Day 10: Sermersooq
    Enjoy Birdwatching and Zodiac Cruising

    Explore the Sermersooq region of Greenland by Zodiac or by foot, as landing conditions permit.

    Here you’ll find a stunning myriad of mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep fjords, with records of human habitation that stretch back over 1,500 years.

    Keep a look out for nattoralik (white-tailed eagles), seabirds, and marine mammals while you enjoy the lush vegetation of southwest Greenland.

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    © Jen Derbach

    Day 11: Nuuk
    Visit Museums, Shops, and Cafés

    Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.

    The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

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    Day 12: Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (Evighedsfjorden)
    Take a Zodiac Cruise at the Foot of a Glacier

    Kangerlussuatsiaq means “the rather big fjord” in Greenlandic, while the Danish name Evighedsfjorden translates to “the fjord of eternity,” underscoring its vastness and seemingly never-ending nature.

    See why Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord lives up to its name and marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.

    Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac. The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

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    Day 13: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    Cross the Arctic Circle

    Complete your journey up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way. Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former US Air Force base.

    Transfer by Zodiac to shore, then ride to the airport by bus for your charter flight to Toronto, ON.

Pricing and Cabins

For a limited time, receive 25% off the berth cost! League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program members receive an additional 5-10%.

This promotion is combinable with our Free Single Supplement. Not combinable with any other offers or incentives. Terms and conditions apply.

Canadian residents may opt to use our in-house exchange rate (fixed quarterly) and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars. Contact Adventure Canada or your travel advisor for more details.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, and advanced navigation equipment. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition Cruise

    Iceland to Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings

    July 12 to July 24, 2025

    From $5,395 to $13,695 USD

    per person based on double occupancy

    Save 25% until May 23

    Applies to berth cost only

  • Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

  • Starts: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Ends: Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Flights

    • Southbound Charter Flight: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Toronto, ON, Canada. Evening arrival.

      Price: $1,450 USD

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

Incentives

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

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    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 30% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica) in the same calendar. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on the berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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Published itineraries are examples only, weather, ice, government regulations, and community requests may necessitate changes to the planned schedules. These sometimes necessary adjustments present exciting opportunities for exploration, discovery, and adventure.