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16-night Expedition Greenland – Fabled Fjords and Glaciers Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Endeavor®
Destination:
Reykjavik/Kangerlussuaq Fjord
Departure Date:
8/17/2022
Length:
16
Offer ID:
1369386
from
$23999


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Reykjavik
Suggested Private Excursion
8/17/2022
8/17/2022

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

Reykjavik
Suggested Private Excursion
8/18/2022
8/18/2022

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

At Sea
8/19/2022
8/19/2022

No information currently available.

Sermiligaaq
8/20/2022
8/20/2022

No information currently available.

Knud Rasmussen Glacier
8/20/2022
8/20/2022

No information currently available.

Tasiilaq
8/20/2022
8/20/2022



Long hours of daylight during the summer time and a beautiful view of the Northern Lights during the winter make Tasiilaq one of the most visited tourist destinations in Greenland.  This picturesque town is located on a nearly circular fjord, surrounded by high mountains dotted with colorful wooden houses.  During the summer months, the Valley of Flowers, blossoms with a unique array of arctic flora.  This destination is truly on the edge of civilization!



 

Sermilik Fjord
8/21/2022
8/21/2022

Sermilik Fjord is an isolated region of Ammassalik, East Greenland. The area is surrounded by frozen giants of mountains, icebergs, glaciers, rivers and beautiful arctic landscape. Village settlements are few in number however scientific research continuously occurs during summer. The first scientific research station was built in 1970 and remains there today.

Skjoldungen Island
8/22/2022
8/22/2022

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
8/23/2022
8/23/2022

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.

Narsaq Kujalleq
8/24/2022
8/24/2022

No information currently available.

Tasermiut Fjord
8/24/2022
8/24/2022

No information currently available.

Uunartoq
8/25/2022
8/25/2022

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
8/26/2022
8/26/2022

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.

Qaqortoq
8/27/2022
8/27/2022

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.

Igaliku
8/27/2022
8/27/2022

Igaliku is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Most notably, it was an important religious center in the days of the Vikings and the ruins of the cathedral they built in th 11th century are one of the town's highlights. Many Greenlanders have vacation homes here, understandably given the idyllic alpine surroundings. It's also a good base for hikers; several good day hikes and multi-day treks leave from here, including a five-day trip to Qaqortoq via Hvalsey.

Narsarsuaq
8/27/2022
8/27/2022

Since Narsarsuaq means 'great plain', it stands to reason South Greenland's international airport is here. The ice cap is about three to four hours away on foot - and a beautiful hike away through lush 'Flower Valley'. The ice can also be experienced by sailing to Qooroq Fjord where boats sail close to the glacier, which occasionally sends gigantic icebergs into the water. Narsarsuaq offers a beautiful view of Qassiarsuk sheep farms. To this day ruins from the Norse era are clearly visible, as are elegant reconstructions of Erik's farmstead and Thjodhildur's Church. Many stay at them during hiking trips, horseback rides and angling trips in the area. Itilleq is one hour by boat from Narsarsuaq to the south-east. From here it is a short walk to the settlement of Igaliku. The Norse named the locality Gardar, and an Episcopal residence was founded here in 1126. The ruins of the cathedral and bishop's place have been renovated in recent years, and today constitute a beautiful memorial to Greenland's Norse Era.

Narsarsuaq
8/28/2022
8/28/2022

Since Narsarsuaq means 'great plain', it stands to reason South Greenland's international airport is here. The ice cap is about three to four hours away on foot - and a beautiful hike away through lush 'Flower Valley'. The ice can also be experienced by sailing to Qooroq Fjord where boats sail close to the glacier, which occasionally sends gigantic icebergs into the water. Narsarsuaq offers a beautiful view of Qassiarsuk sheep farms. To this day ruins from the Norse era are clearly visible, as are elegant reconstructions of Erik's farmstead and Thjodhildur's Church. Many stay at them during hiking trips, horseback rides and angling trips in the area. Itilleq is one hour by boat from Narsarsuaq to the south-east. From here it is a short walk to the settlement of Igaliku. The Norse named the locality Gardar, and an Episcopal residence was founded here in 1126. The ruins of the cathedral and bishop's place have been renovated in recent years, and today constitute a beautiful memorial to Greenland's Norse Era.

Kangilnnguit
8/29/2022
8/29/2022

No information currently available.

Nuuk
8/30/2022
8/30/2022

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.

Nuuk
8/31/2022
8/31/2022

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.

Nuuk Fjord
8/31/2022
8/31/2022

No information currently available.

Kangerlussuaq Fjord
9/1/2022
9/1/2022

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.


Kangerlussuaq Fjord
9/2/2022
9/2/2022

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.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $1200, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
8/17/2022
Number of Nights
16
Cruise Inclusions:
  • All-suite, all-balcony, butler-serviced accommodations
  • Unlimited Michelin-inspired cuisine and 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits, specialty coffees, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Onboard entertainment, expedition lectures, and enrichment programs
  • Unmatched collection of Complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore
  • 18 zodiacs, kayaks, submersible*, and 2 helicopters*

*Additional cost

Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1369386

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