Shore excursions

  • General Information Shore Excursions In some ports, it is possible to have more than one excursion (max 2). We have marked with a star (*) tours that can be combined. We ask that you please indicate with an A your first choice of excursions, in case local conditions do not allow two activities.
    • Quality of the bus

      The buses in Greenland are operated in extreme weather conditions and are very heavy
      – giving them a different look! Dust in the buses, while driving gravel roads, simply
      can’t be avoided. Toilets are not available on the buses. There are no typical coaches in
      Greenland, therefore school buses, city buses or offroad buses are used for our excursions.
      You can leave your backpacks or non-needed clothes on the bus – as they are
      locked at all stops.

    • Language

      All shore excursions organized by us take place in English. Every now and then, however,
      it can happen that a bilingual excursion (in German & English language) takes place.

    • Itinerary

      Strong winds, snow or even rain can affect the route of our excursions. The course of the
      tour and the planned stops are followed as far as possible due to weather and road
      conditions. We must reserve the right to make changes.

    • Zodiac transfer

      It might happen that the SEAVENTURE will not be at the pier but on anchorage. In those
      cases you will be shuttled ashore with our own zodiacs.

    • Flights and Boat Trips

      The weather in Greenland is very unpredictable. Please note that flights and boats are
      particularly weather dependent on wind, ice and sea conditions. Cancellations are also
      frequent as the helicopter/plane/boat might be needed for other transportation reasons
      or for rescue and emergency, if those are the only ones available in this area. There is a
      risk that we have to move around the timetable or cancel all the planned tours if there
      are changes. Please note that during the excursions there won’t be detailed explanations
      as the captains and pilots are not guides, and our guides are not able to join. For
      flight bookings please identify your weight in the shore excursion booking form as the
      weight limit is 265 lbs per person. If you weigh more than 265 lbs and want to participate
      you need to buy two seats.

    • Changes/Cancellations through Iceland ProCruises GmbH / Min/Max

      Due to weather and sea conditions, number of participants or cancellation by local service
      provider, Iceland ProCruises has the right to change the prices, duration and content of the
      excursions or even cancel them. Please note that the order of the sights may vary from the
      description due to high traffic volumes or other organizational reasons.

    • Min/Max

      Shows the minimum and maximum number of participants for an excursion. If minimum
      numbers are not reached we may cancel the excursion on short notice.

    • Difficulty level and requirements

      1 - no requirements; solid closed boots; easy walking on paved paths
      2 - sure-footedness; hiking boots; moderate walking on partly unpaved paths
      3 - good sure-footedness; hiking boots; good condition needed; hike on uneven terrain; maybe with a little climb
      4 - very good sure-footedness; good hiking boots; very good condition needed; challenging hike over varying terrains
      5 - expert knowledge and experience for years as well as familiarity with very difficult and challenging hikes needed

  • Ammassalik-Island Wild Nature in East Greenland
    • A1 - CITY WALK

      Tour Highlights: The church, sledge dogs and amazing views over the city and fjord
      Difficulty level: 3 Includes uphill walking; walking on gravel and sometimes steep roads
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 10/30
      Reservation code: A1
      Price: USD 20.-

      Join us for a lovely exploration of Ammassalik (Tasiilaq) and the town’s beautiful surroundings.
      Take a walk around the city passing by the most interesting sights including the church, school and museum. Your guide will not only tell you about history but also about how daily life is today in one of the most remote areas in the world. At the end of the tour you get a chance to walk up a small mountain to enjoy an impressive view over the fjord and town. But you can also of course stay in the harbor area and enjoy the beautiful views from there.

    • A2 - FLOWER VALLEY HIKE

      Tour Highlights: Untouched wilderness with beautiful flora
      Difficulty level: 3 Hike on gravel roads with uphill walking
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: A2
      Price: USD 30.-

      Join this out-of-town-adventure into the wilderness of Ammassalik (Tasiilaq). You pass the East Greenlandic sled dog packs and the cemetery of Tasiilaq town. From there, you get to untouched and beautiful nature. As the name indicates, the flower valley is full of mesmerizing flowers. You hike between crystal blue lakes and arctic herbs in all colours. Enjoy the stunning views you get on this trip.

    • A3 - GLACIER WALK & ICE CAVE TOUR

      Tour Highlights: Climb and walk on a glacier, explore an ice cave and participate in a stunning boat ride
      Difficulty level: 4 This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility; moderate to difficult hiking on rocks and uneven ground
      Remarks: This tour includes transportation, glacier equipment, snacks, water, coffee, tea; remember to bring hiking boots, warm clothing (layer), camera and a bottle of water; please note there might be no toilets on this tour
      Duration: approx. 4 hours including 1.5 hours of sailing
      Min/Max: 10/20; depends on available boat size
      Reservation code: A3
      Price: USD 540.-

      Join us for an Arctic adventure that starts with a boat ride between Ammassalik (Tasiilaq) and Kulusuk Island, during which we pass icebergs and maybe some wildlife. Have your cameras ready. After coming ashore, you explore an ice cave and admire the front of a glacier as it calves giant chunks of ice into the ocean. If you ever wanted to walk on a glacier, this is your chance. Don’t miss out on the fun.

    • OPEN TOWN

      Tour Highlights: Dog Feeding Event, Choir Singing and various shops and attractions are open for visitors
      Difficulty Level: 2 Some uphill walking on gravel roads
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; entrance to museum included
      Price: This excursion is included for all guests

      Experience life in one of the most remote areas in the world. Watch the locals feed their dogs or listen to the incredible choir singing. But don’t forget to pay a visit to the local museum, church, post office or stunk – the local art workshop and many more as they all have their doors opened up for you.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • SKJOLDUNGEN Surrounded by wild and pristine nature
    • EXPEDITION DAY

      Tour Highlights: Impressive views of Skjoldungen Fjord
      Difficulty Level: 1 No walking involved
      Remarks: Warm, waterproof and outdoor clothing recommended including gloves, hat and scarf
      Price: This excursion is included for all guests

      On the way to western Greenland we enter the beautiful fjord system with the small island of Skjoldungen and its impressive icebergs and glaciers. Our program today depends on the ice and weather conditions. But look forward to stunning scenery and amazing views. You can collect lasting memories either during a zodiac cruise or onboard our ship, while we do a “scenic drive” through the area.

  • Qaqortoq Colorful houses in beautiful surrounding
    • QA1 - BOAT TRIP HVALSEY VIKING RUINS

      Tour Highlights: A fascinating walk back into time of the Vikings, while enjoying a beautiful cruise in the fjord
      Difficulty Level: 2 Walking on uneven ground, partly uphill
      Remarks: Warm clothes recommended; boat with mostly outdoor space and limited seating
      Duration: approx. 1.5-2 hours
      Min/Max: 12/24
      Reservation code: QA1
      Price: USD 200.-

      Eric the Red went to Greenland in the year 982 and settled in the village, known today as Qassiarsuk. But other well-preserved Viking ruins can be found in Hvalsey, where in the year 1300 a church was built. Hvalsey was an important area during the time of the North Men and is home to one of the best-preserved churches in Greenland. On this tour you meet your captain at the harbor and sail from Qaqortoq towards Hvalsey. The boat ride is approx. 25 minutes and at the ruins you have approx. 45 minutes to walk around the area before you head back. You have enough time to observe the old ruins of the farms and the best-preserved church. We suggest to sit down close to the church and just enjoy and imagine the Arctic life back in the 1300’s.

    • QA2 - HIKE BY THE GREAT LAKE

      Tour Highlights: Hike through the beautiful Arctic landscape
      Difficulty Level: 3 Moderate 4 to 6-miles hike on unpaved, partly rocky ground; partly uphill
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: QA2
      Price: USD 40.-

      You start the hike with a walk to the other side of town. Here the “real” hike begins, which leads you to a big lake behind the town. On the hike your guide will tell you about the Greenlandic nature, the vegetation, flora and fauna and how the lake was produced by the Inland Icecap. This hike provides you with the feeling of how spectacular an Arctic tundra can be and what amazing views over majestic landscapes can look like. Take a deep breath and feel the silence of the Arctic landscape.

    • QA3* - ART WALK

      Tour Highlights: Stone & Man (art collection around town), Art by Aka Høegh and Buuti
      Difficulty Level: 2 The town has some difficult and steep hills
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/30
      Reservation code: QA3
      Price: USD 20.-

      On this walk you get the chance to enjoy the cultural project “Stone & Man” created in 1993/94 by Aka Høegh. She invited 18 Nordic artists to transform the hard granite into 24 pieces of art, which can be found all around the city of Qaqortoq. Aka Høegh is a very important artist raised in Qaqortoq. In the year 2,000, in connection with the city’s 225th birthday they launched even more art pieces and now a total of 31 pieces of art decorate the city.

    • QA4 - HELICOPTER FLIGHT TO QALERALLIT GLACIER

      Tour Highlights: Exciting approx. 50-minute helicopter flight plus 30-minute ground stop at the Qalerallit Glacier
      Difficulty Level: 1 Approx. 20-minute walk to the heliport
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; weight limit per person: 265 lbs; if a guest weighs more than 265 lbs he/she has to buy two seats
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 5/5
      Reservation code: QA4
      Price: USD 885.-

      An aerial perspective gives a true sense of Greenland’s unbelievable size. During this “Flightseeing-Tour” by helicopter you might see details that you would miss from an airplane. Flying low and slow, Greenland’s spectacular natural features like glacial moulins and icebergs seem to be right below your feet. The helicopter flies at low altitude over the coastal mountains for about 25 minutes (each way) before landing in front of the glacier. Use the break of approx. 30 minutes to inspect and photograph the amazing glacier face before flying back.

    • QA5* - VISIT TO THE TANNERY

      Tour Highlights: Get an insight into Greenlandic traditions by visiting the only tannery in Greenland!
      Difficulty Level: 1 Easy Walking
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; entrance to the tannery included
      Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/15
      Reservation code: QA5
      Price: USD 55.-

      The tannery of Qaqortoq is the only tannery in Greenland and was established in 1977. It is now subsidized by the government. They not only produce clothing for the locals or skins for local use but they also sell their clothing world wide. They use different kind of skins for their clothing. You can find seal, muskox, reindeer or even polar bear. Visit the beautiful show room to get some inspiration. During the tour your guide will teach you about the Greenlandic culture and its traditions.

    • (These excursions will not be offered on cruise 22SV12 (Aug 23 - Sep 3))

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • Ikka Fjord One of Greenlands most beautiful Fjords
    • ZODIAC EXCURSION

      Tour Highlights: Zodiac excursion towards the underwater stalactites
      Difficulty Level: 2 No walking involved
      Remarks: Warm, waterproof and outdoor clothing recommended including gloves, hat and scarf
      Price: This excursion is included for all guests

      On the way to East Greenland we enter the fjord system by Arsuk, meeting the mouth of the Ikka Fjord. After boarding the zodiacs, the local ranger leads you to the preserved area of the fjord. From the zodiacs, you are able to spot the forest of remarkable mineral columns growing on the seabed. The stalactites are 32-50 feet tall and rise up just below the water surface. But also keep an eye out for musk oxen on the shore!

    • (This excursion will not be offered on cruise 22SV11 (Aug 12 - 23))

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Nuuk Capital of Greenland
    • NU1* - CITY WALK INCL. NATIONAL MUSEUM

      Tour Highlights: A wonderful introduction to Greenland’s capital Nuuk and a visit to the world famous mummies in the National Museum
      Difficulty Level: 1 Walking for approx. 2 hours with some steps
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; museum entrance included
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: NU1
      Price: USD 25.-

      Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, the city combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is considered a bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland’s cities and settlements. This guided tour takes you through the old city center and includes a visit to the National Museum of Greenland, which exhibits 500-year-old Inuit-mummies discovered in Qilakitsoq 40 years ago. In the local market, you can find seal, fish and musk ox for sale.

    • NU2 - HIKING AROUND LILLE MALENE

      Tour Highlights: Hike through the beautiful Arctic landscape around Nuuk
      Difficulty Level: 4 ATTENTION! This hike covers mountain terrain in all variations and is only suitable for passengers with a very good level of fitness! Very demanding 6-mile and approx. 4.5 hours hike
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water; return transfer included
      Duration: approx. 5 hours including transfer
      Min/Max: 20/25
      Reservation code: NU2
      Price: USD 80.-

      A short approx. 10-minute bus ride takes you to the starting point: the foot of the mountain Lille Malene. Soon you are out in the clean and untouched wilderness with magnificent views over the Nuuk fjord system, which is the second largest system in the world. The hike takes you along a trail with streams and small lakes. It provides many beautiful spots, which are perfect for photo stops.

    • NU3* - FJORD BOAT TRIP

      Tour Highlights: Good chances of spotting whales as well as beautiful views of Sermitsiaq mountain – Nuuk’s landmark
      Difficulty Level: 1 Short stretches of walking involved (approx. 0.1 miles including stairs)
      Remarks: Warm clothing recommended; boat with outdoor space and indoor seating
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 12/66
      Reservation code: NU3
      Price: USD 155.-

      On this two-hour boat trip there is a good chance of seeing humpback whales on close hand. The captains are very experienced and know how to sail carefully in order for the whales to stay close to the boat. The tour will also take you to the island of Sermitsiaq, which hosts even more beautiful sights. Not only melting glaciers produce a waterfall diving directly into the fjord but also Sermitsiaq mountain can be seen. Seals, icebergs and sea birds (mid-April to mid-August) are also likely to be observed on this tour. The tour program is flexible, the captain will decide on the spot what’s best to show you on that specific day.

    • NU4* - HELICOPTER FLIGHT AMONGST MOUNTAINS AND FJORDS (only on cruise 22SV12 bookable (Aug 23 - Sep 3))

      Tour Highlights: Exciting half-hour helicopter flight plus 30-minute ground stop in the mountains
      Difficulty Level: 1 No walking involved
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; weight limit per person: 265 lbs; if a guest weighs more than 265 lbs he/she has to buy two seats
      Duration: approx. 1.5 hours including transfer
      Min/Max: 5/5 or 8/8 passengers– depending on the available helicopter
      Reservation code: NU4
      Price: USD 695.-

      People consider Greenland’s nature the most beautiful in the world. This is your chance to see it from above. During the ground stop you will have a splendid vista over impressive mountains and the wide fjord system around Nuuk. Do not miss this unique chance to experience astonishing views and bring back memories for life.

      Please be aware this excursion will not be offered on 22SV12 (Aug 23 - Sep3)!

    • NU5* - KAFFEMIK

      Tour Highlights: Getting a special look at Greenlandic life, traditions and culture, while enjoying the company of Greenlanders over coffee and cake
      Difficulty Level: 2 Approx. 1 mile of walking, partly uphill
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; coffee, tea and cake included
      Duration: approx. 1.5 hours including transfer
      Min/Max: 12/12
      Reservation code: NU5
      Price: USD 70.-

      Get a feeling of what it’s like to live like a Greenlander by visiting a Greenlandic Kaffemik. Kaffemik is an old tradition, where a family invites many guests into their home to celebrate special events of all kinds – births and birthdays, first days at school and confirmations – but the real enjoyment comes from being in a room filled with people, while enjoying coffee / tea and homemade cake.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • Sisimiut The 2nd biggest town in Greenland
    • SI1 – CITY WALK

      Tour Highlights: Culture and history of Greenland, sledge dogs, most popular sights of Sisimiut
      Difficulty Level: 2 Approx. 2 hours up and down hill walk on uneven and unpaved ground
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: 2-2.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/30
      Reservation code: SI1
      Price: USD 20.-

      On this walking tour your guide describes everyday life in Sisimiut as well as the history, buildings and places you pass. The walk starts at the harbor, brings you to the old city center passing by the fish market, all the way to the local dog yard. If you are lucky you might even get to see some puppies. The walk ends in the city center, if time allows you can still explore the village on your own and walk individually back to the ship.

    • SI2 - INUIT CULTURE & HISTORY HIKE

      Tour Highlights: Amazing scenery, Tele-Island and Inuit culture
      Difficulty Level: 2 Approx. 2 hours of hiking on uneven terrain
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: SI2
      Price: USD 30.-

      Do you want to know more about Greenlandic culture? Join this guided hike to the place where it all started 4,000 years ago. Different Inuit cultures used Tele-Island as a hunting ground over the years. Learn about the way they lived. From the Tele-Island you also have a beautiful view over Sisimiut with Nasaasaq mountain in the background.

    • SISIMIUT MUSEUM

      Tour Highlights: History and culture of Greenland
      Difficulty Level: 2 Approx. 0.6 miles of walking uphill to the museum
      Remarks: Entrance to museum included
      Price: This excursion is included for all guests

      The Sisimiut Museum opens their doors exclusively for all guests of the SEAVENTURE. It is one of the best preserved museums in Greenland und focusses on Greenlandic culture, Greenlandic trade and industry history as well as the important shipping industry. The old buildings originate from the Danish colonial time and the original colors are still preserved.

    • GREENLANDIC FOOD TASTING

      Tour Highlights: Taste of local Greenlandic specialties
      Difficulty Level: 2 Approx. 0.6 miles of walking uphill to the museum
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Price: This excursion is included for all guests

      Food is always a big part of a country’s culture; in Greenland, we have the purest and most organic ingredients from icy polar sea to mountain landscapes. You can try local specialties. The tasting depends on what has been caught and is available at that time, like a variety of fish, maybe musk ox, seal or other delicacies. But it will definitely be an exclusive tasting of local specialties you will probably never experience again.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • Ilulissat The town of the icebergs
    • IL1* - CITY WALK

      Tour Highlights: An interesting cultural and historical walk to Ilulissats most famous sights
      Difficulty Level: 3 Approx. 1.5 hours up and down hill walk through the town, partly uneven and steps
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/30
      Reservation code: IL1
      Price: USD 20.-

      Originally founded by the Danes as a trading post in 1741, Ilulissat is nowadays the third largest town in Greenland with over 4,500 inhabitants. Learn more about life 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and hear about the old as well as the new history of the town and its development. After the tour you can stay in town or walk back to the pier.

    • IL2* - HIKE TO THE ICEBERGS OF SERMERMIUT

      Tour Highlights: Learn more about Greenland’s Inuit culture on this hike through stunning Arctic nature and see impressive icebergs
      Difficulty Level: 3 ATTENTION! This hike covers mountainous terrain in all variations! A demanding 5-mile-long hike
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water; lunch boxes from SEAVENTURE; at the beginning and the end of the hike you walk through the town of Ilulissat(30-40 minutes each way)
      Duration: 5-6 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: IL2
      Price: USD 50.-

      Hike through spectacular surroundings on the way to “Holms Bakke”, which offers great views of Jakobshavn Ice Fjord and its many icebergs. Experience the Ice Fjord from a different angle and soak in these impressive moments. The trail also leads to the Inuit ruins at Sermermiut, where you can discover the culture and lifestyle of the early Inuit, the first people to settle the area around 2,000 B.C. You can still see the relics reflecting their presence. Hear stories about Inuit life and traditions before the Europeans arrived in Greenland.

    • IL3* - ICE FJORD CRUISE

      Tour Highlights: An unforgettable cruise among the icebergs of the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord
      Difficulty Level: 1 No walking involved
      Remarks: Warm clothing recommended; excursion boat with mostly outdoor space and limited seatings; daily ice conditions determine how far the boat can go into the fjord
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 12/–
      Reservation code: IL3
      Price: USD 185.-

      Ilulissat means “icebergs” in Greenlandic and the Ilulissat Ice Fjord is impressive whether viewed from the air or the sea. Experience an unforgettable cruise to the mouth of the Ilulissat
      Ice Fjord, where an underwater moraine catches many of the large icebergs. The only way to cross the moraine is via pressure from behind – therefore you always see a multitude of huge icebergs directly in front of Ilulissat.

    • IL4* - ICE FJORD SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT

      Tour Highlights: Enjoy the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord from above on this approx. 30-minute flight
      Difficulty Level: 1 No walking involved
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; window seat in the plane is guaranteed for the best photo opportunity; every passenger is provided with an “Active Noise Reduction Headset”; weight limit per person: 265 lbs; if a guest weighs more than 265 lbs he/she needs to buy two seats
      Duration: approx. 1 hour including transfer
      Min/Max: 5/5
      Reservation code: IL4
      Price: USD 545.-

      The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is impressive whether viewed from the air or the sea. Experience an unforgettable flight over the Ice Fjord and the world’s most active glacier, Sermeq Kujalleq, which moves 72 feet per day. Your pilot will fly low over the fjord and circle around the majestic icebergs, which can reach a height of 3,000 feet and a few miles in length.

    • IL5* - ICE FJORD KAYAK TOUR

      Tour Highlights: Enjoy the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord from the kayak
      Difficulty Level: 2 Good physical condition for kayaking needed
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; not suitable for children under 12 years of age; dry suits, gloves and boots will be provided; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 3 hours including transfer
      Min/Max: 6/10
      Reservation code: IL5
      Price: USD 335.-

      You will be picked up at the pier and transferred closer to Ilulissat Ice Fjord, where your kayak adventure begins. Ilulissat Ice Fjord, famous for its unimaginably large icebergs, is the first place in Greenland to earn a status as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The icebergs calve from Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. Kayaking in the area is a truly unique experience, where you paddle in peace and quiet among the icebergs, while gaining further insight into the history and the purpose of kayaks in the area.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • Uummannaq The northernmost point of our journey
    • U1 - PHOTO CITY WALK

      Tour Highlights: History and culture of Greenland
      Difficulty Level: 2 Walk on uneven ground, partly uphill
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/30
      Reservation code: U1
      Price: USD 20.-

      Uummannaq is a picturesque small village and tells fascinating stories about the region’s human and natural history. Particularly interesting is the story of an extensive polar exploration that took place and Alfred Wegener’s expedition on a propeller-driven sled onto the Greenland Ice Cap. The church of the town is the only stone church in Greenland. Uummannaq also hosts an orphanage, which is known all over the world as the children here are taught different instruments and singing with which they are going on world wide tours. This city walk leads you to the best photostops of Uummannaq.

    • U2 - HIKE TO SANTA

      Tour Highlights: Visit Santa’s summer house and hike through beautiful scenery
      Difficulty Level: 3 Approx. 3-mile hike on uneven ground, partly uphill
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: U2
      Price: USD 30.-

      Uummannaq – the city named after the heart-shaped mountain, is also home to Santa Claus’ summer residence. The cabin, built with rocks and turf, was featured as Santa Claus’ home, in the popular Danish Christmas tv-show “Nissebanden i Grønland” – which translates to “The elf-gang in Greenland”. But the highlight is not only Santa’s summer house but also the walk to get there. You pass by stunning landscapes, picturesque scenery just infront of the “seal heart-shaped” mountain.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • Qeqertarsuaq The only settlement on Disko Island
    • QE1 - CITY WALK

      Tour Highlights: An interesting cultural and historical walk to Qeqertarsuaqs most famous sights
      Difficulty Level: 2 Walk on partly uneven ground
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 10/30
      Reservation code: QE1
      Price: USD 20.-

      Guided sightseeing in Qeqertarsuaq where you get an insight into the town’s ancient and modern history. Qeqertarsuaq is the only town on Disko Island (the big island) and a city that stands alone far off Greenland’s west coast and the Lyngmark Glacier that towers above the town. In the past, whaling played a major and important role. In 1773, the first whaling base was opened up in Qeqertarsuaq. Nowadays, the inhabitants live from fishing and sealing.

    • QE2 - BOTANIC TUNDRA HIKE

      Tour Highlights: Stunning landscapes, Blaesedalen “Valley of the Winds” and waterfalls
      Difficulty Level: 3 Moderate 3-miles hike in mountainous, uneven terrain
      Remarks: Hiking shoes and outdoor clothing recommended; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: approx. 2.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/25
      Reservation code: QE2
      Price: USD 30.-

      The Blaesedalen “Valley of the Winds” is located right outside of Qeqertarsuaq. Sometimes, a heavy wind blows through this valley from the nearby Arctic plateau, which is how Blaesedalen received its name. But the valley also impresses with its waterfalls, scenic variety and diversified flora and fauna. Learn more about tundra vegetation and the adaptions of plants to the Arctic climate on this botanic hike.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.

  • Kangerlussuaq The last port of our journey
    • KA1 - BUS TOUR TO THE “REINDEER GLACIER” AND BBQ

      Tour Highlights: Experience one of Greenland’s biggest attractions - the Ice Sheet and enjoy a BBQ with local specialities
      Difficulty Level: 2 transport by a 4x4 coach on rocky and changeable terrain and gravel roads
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: 5-6 hours
      Min/Max: 12/–
      Reservation code: KA1
      Price: USD 165.-

      Known as the Greenland Ice Sheet, it is UNESCO World Heritage and covers 80 % of the island’s surface and is second in size to the world’s only other Ice Sheet in Antarctica. You drive through a wide variety of the most beautiful natural scenery from Arctic desert to tundra with low growing shrubs and through hilly terrain with a grand view of the edge of the Ice Sheet in the distance. The final goal is a stop with the most magnificent view. Here you will have approximately one hour to enjoy the unspoiled tundra vegetation and silence. Before heading to the airport you stop at a beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere for a BBQ with local Greenlandic specialities.

    • KA2 - TUNDRA SAFARI AND BBQ

      Tour Highlights: Explore Greenland’s backcountry, keep an eye open for musk oxen and enjoy a BBQ with local specialities
      Difficulty Level: transport by a 4x4 coach on rocky and changeable terrain and gravel roads
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: approx. 3.5 hours
      Min/Max: 12/–
      Reservation code: KA2
      Price: USD 100.-

      Kangerlussuaq’s location is a paradise for both reindeer and musk oxen, who thrive in this environment due to the relatively mild, stable and dry climate and the abundance of food. With a bit of luck, you observe musk oxen roaming freely in their natural habitat. You follow a route through beautiful tundra landscape to the top of the Black Ridge mountain, which offers fantastic panoramic views of the valleys, rivers, Kangerlussuaq and even parts of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Before heading to the airport you stop at a beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere for a BBQ with local Greenlandic specialities.

    • KA3 - ICE SHEET SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT

      Tour Highlights: A spectacular half-hour sightseeing flight over the Ice Sheet and glaciers
      Difficulty Level: 1 No walking involved
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; window seat in the plane is guaranteed for the best photo opportunity; every passenger is provided with an “Active Noise Reduction Headset”; weight limit per person: 265 lbs; if a guest weighs more than 265 lbs he/she needs to buy two seats
      Duration: approx. 1 hour including transfer
      Min/Max: 5/5
      Reservation code: KA3
      Price: USD 545.-

      A treat for your senses! The magnificent Ice Sheet awaits your visit on this unique sightseeing
      flight covering both the Arctic tundra with a great view of numerous musk oxen, a journey over the Ice Sheet with smooth turns to experience melt water lakes and of course the Russell Glacier as the grand finale.

    • (These excursions will not be offered on cruise 22SV12 (Aug 23 - Sep 3))

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.
    The payment of the shore excursions will be at the end of the cruise in U.S. Dollars.