South & West Greenland & Disko Bay 12 Days
Arctic

South & West Greenland & Disko Bay

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

South & West Greenland & Disko Bay 12 Days aboard Sea Spirit

Disko Bay is the birthplace of icebergs, a place where these magnificent ice structures break off from glaciers and flow into Baffin Bay. On this itinerary we will explore the south and west coasts of Greenland, including spending time at Ilulissat, a World Heritage site, where we can watch the ice flowing into the bay. Combined with whale-watching and Inuit culture, this is an in-depth Greenlandic experience.

Highlights

  • Birthplace of icebergs
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Birds and marine mammals
  • Inuit culture

What's Included

  • Group transfers to and from ship
  • Full board accommodation on ship
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • All zodiac landings and excursions
  • Programme of lectures by expert guides
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • All port fees
  • Emergency Evacuation Insurance upto US$100,000 (age limit 85 years)
11 nights 06/06/2018 - 17/06/2018
From Only £4,495pp
Gillian Landells
Gillian Landells
Arctic Specialist

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ITINERARY

11 Nights   12 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • 1 | Kangerlussuaq
  • 2-9 | Disko Bay and West Greenland
  • 10 - 11 | At Sea
  • 9 | Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland
Kangerlussuaq
1Day

Kangerlussuaq

Independently arrive at the starting point of your expedition, the town of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is more or less only the airport. Though the Greenland ice cap “knocking at the door” of the town and colourful houses make it a special place.

In the afternoon you are welcomed aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your Arctic dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail out of the picturesque fjord.

Disko Bay and West Greenland
2-9Days

Disko Bay and West Greenland

Over the next days, landings and excursions will be determined by ice and weather conditions. We expect to visit Sisimiut, the country's second largest town with its excellent museum; Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island where there is a distinctive octagonal church and lots of hiking options; Nuuk, the capital and largest city of Greenland; the picturesque town of Paamuit; the colonial trading port of Narsaq where some of Greenland’s oldest Norse ruins are located; Qaqortoq, the island of Hvalsey and the highlight of the coast, Ilulissat, where ice broken from the Jacobshavn Glacier flows swiftly down the fjord into Disko Bay.

At Sea
10 - 11Days

At Sea

After an amazing time in West Greenland we head toward Iceland. Presentations and workshops by expert staff, as well as our range of onboard recreation facilities, ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. Seabird viewing and whale sightings can be enjoyed from panoramic open decks as well as exterior stateroom windows and balconies.

Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland
9Day

Disembarkation in Reykjavík, Iceland

After breakfast we say farewell in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and ending point of our expedition. A transfer to the international airport is provided or to the city center if you wish to spend another day or more in Iceland before flying home. From Reykjavík the entire country is accessible through day tours or longer journeys by rental car. The options for additional adventures are endless!

Sea Spirit

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Ann Macleod, Scotland Sarah & David, Portsmouth James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax Geoff & Magda, Adelaide, Australia Ann & Paul, East Grinstead, Sussex Chris Janner, Manchester Gavin Burnett Stirling, United Kingdom Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Conlan, Manchester, UK Boyan Todorov, Holland Karen Worton, Suffolk,UK Malcolm Green , UK Malcolm Green , UK Frances Hadfield, East Sussex, UK Mike Unwin, Brighton, UK Christine Matthews, London, UK
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We have just returned from our Spitsbergen trip with Wildfoot and had to tell you what an amazing time we had! We saw 6 polar bears including a mother with 2 cubs as well as whales, walruses and lots of birds. The ship (Expedition) was really comfortable and the guides were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
We had always wanted to see the Arctic and travelling all the way from Australia needed lots of information. After getting nowhere, we came across Wildfoot and found people who knew what they were talking about! Sara and John were so helpful and made the process easy, suggesting Iceland Greenland and Spitsbergen. This was perfect for us – amazing scenery and lots of wildlife, especially the polar bears in Spitsbergen. Thanks for everything. Ps, the ship was great too!
Just wanted to say thank you for suggesting a trip to Franz Josef Land as something different for the Arctic. We had a super trip and really enjoyed the Sea Spirit. Galapagos next!
Standing on the North Pole has been an ambition of mine since childhood and now I have done it! Thank you for making the process so easy - seeing polar bears and whales too was a real bonus.
The Sea Spirit expedition was excellent and the team organising it all were extremely good. 10 out of 10. Everything went very smoothly. The Iceland extension worked perfectly, all the organisation, connections etc. were excellent
The cruise was beyond my expectations. Got to see everything the captain wanted, even a polar bear mother with three cubs. Coal Miners Cabins were smashing. I did loads of birding and exploring over three days. All the people were great from the expedition leaders down to the passengers. So glad to have achieved my ambition of some 50 years standing and got amongst the ice of the Arctic, walked amongst it’s islands and witnessed the antics of its wonderful wildlife. What’s next??? I’ll need to speak with Sara again.
Thanks so much for enabling me to get to places I had always wanted to see from a very young age. “Ace” as my boys used to say!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help in arranging our recent trip to Svalbard. Everything ran smoothly and the trip was a great success. Unfortunately I had to flew back a few days early and missed out on Isfjord Radio, which the rest of the team said was a brilliant place with amazing food, still the Basecamp Hotel and Nordenskiold Lodge were pretty amazing places, so I’m not complaining!
Writing back to tell you that the trip to the Arctic was all that it promised and more. It was a great wild-life sightseeing opportunity and the staff were really good.I had an excellent trip and have thousands of photos to go through.
I had an absolutely fabulous time won the Sergey Vavilov, it is an excellent ship. Sara was indeed right in her recommendation that they would be the most likely to push north into the ice to find the polar bears. We even circumnavigated Spitsbergen which was awesome and not o n the itinerary.It is such a wonderful way to take a trip when you are on your own – so if any of your potential single clients are unsure, definitely recommend it – I didn’t feel alone from the moment I stepped on board. I will be at the Birdfair next weekend and so will catch up with whoever is there – regarding this trip, and potentially my next!
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful cruise in the Russian Far East. The landscape and destination were inspiring, we had some excellent wildlife sightings (sea otter, grey whale, Steller's sea eagle, snowy owl and Arctic fox were all firsts for me), and the Heritage team were superb. Rough seas forced a few changes to the itinerary but we also had some fabulous weather. All in all, a thrilling travel experience.Thanks once again for all your efforts
I thought you might like to know that this was an excellent holiday. Our guide, Brad, was absolutely wonderful, his enthusiasm and knowledge made the holiday even better. All in all the whole trip was excellent and we saw lots of bears, 24 on the first day. Fewer on the second and third days but still plenty, as well as arctic foxes,silver foxes and snowy owls. Even on the last day near the town we saw a bear on rocks by the beach.

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