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Luxury Expedition Cruises

Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise 2020


15 days from $15,995 was $17,495

Limited to 199 guests

Offer

Book by Nov 30, 2019 and save $1,500 per person in all staterooms and suites, plus receive an additional $1,500 per-person international air credit when you reserve your international air through A&K. Waived single supplement for solo travellers on stateroom categories 1-3.

Set sail on a thrilling expedition to Iceland and Greenland via exclusively chartered, all-balcony ‘Le Boreal.’ Discover spectacular Lindenow Fjord, Prince Christian Sound and more on excursions for active guests and families alike, visiting the Inuit villages of Greenland and discovering the deep-rooted Viking history of both countries alongside the most knowledgeable Expedition Team at sea. 

A&K Advantages

Cruise for 12 nights through the Arctic’s wildest regions on luxurious ‘Le Boreal,’ enjoying all-balcony accommodations and a guest capacity limited to just 199, only when exclusively chartered by A&K

Explore with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team, including a dedicated photo coach, historian, geologist, ornithologist, botanist and marine biologist, as well as a Greenland cultural expert with longstanding roots in the country’s culture

Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, Traveller’s Valet laundry service, and complimentary Wi-Fi

Sharpen your focus with expert photography programming, including lectures and workshops led by a dedicated A&K photo coach

Discover fascinating Viking history and trace the steps of Erik the Red, visiting ancient archaeological sites that include the ruins at Hvalsey and the explorer’s homestead at Brattahlid

Explore vast and timeless landscapes such as the geologically rich Westman archipelago, snow-capped Lindenow Fjord and Prince Christian Sound

Uncover your active side with heart-pounding kayaking and hiking excursions led by famed mountaineer and Explorer in Residence Alex Pancoe

Experience the cultural breadth and depth of Greenland with visits to faraway communities, including Qaqortoq and Naraq.

Take part in fun, family-focused activities, including all-ages workshops, events and shore excursions led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides who are also experienced educators

 

Featured Experts

Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu
CULTURE LECTURER

With family ties to Greenland’s west coast, Lykke’s passion for authentic local traditions only grew during her 20-year career at the Greenland Tourism Board. Her desire to authentically share Greenland with visitors led her to create a unique guiding company focused on the landscapes and villages she holds dear. While her home is in Denmark, Lykke frequently returns to Greenland to spend time with extended family in Nuuk and to share her love of the country with guests ranging from active adventurers to scientists.

Alex Pancoe
EXPLORER IN RESIDENCE

Upon summitting Mount McKinley in Denali National Park in July 2019, Alex achieved what very few have: the Explorers Grand Slam. It was his recovery from a brain tumor diagnosis at 18 that inspired him to climb the seven tallest peaks, with the goal of raising a million dollars for the hospital where he had received care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital. Alex lives in Chicago and is currently training to climb “the savage mountain” of K2 in Pakistan.

Itinerary at a Glance

AUG 13
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland
AUG 14
Reykjavik | Iceland’s Modern Cultural Hub
AUG 15–17
The Westman Islands & Westfjords | Icelandic Volcanoes & Fjords
AUG 18
At Sea | Crossing the Denmark Strait
AUG 19
Lindenow Fjord, Greenland | Wild Wonderland
AUG 20–24
South Greenland | The Viking Trail
AUG 25
Sisimiut | Life Above the Arctic Circle
AUG 26
Kangerlussuaq | The Greenland Ice Cap
AUG 27
Depart Reykjavik

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AUG 13
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrive in modern Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Set off on a walking tour of the city center before gathering tonight for a welcome reception.

Hotel Borg
Hotel Apotek
Accommodations on Aug 13 are Hotel Borg or Hotel Apotek. Contact A&K for details.
AUG 14
Reykjavik | Iceland’s Modern Cultural Hub

Despite its small size, the northerly capital of Reykjavik is a vibrant city packed with eye-popping art, buzzy restaurants and historic treasures. Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore the city. After lunch, board ‘Le Boreal,’ your luxury megayacht for the next 12 nights.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 15–17
The Westman Islands & Westfjords | Icelandic Volcanoes & Fjords

For the next three days, explore Iceland’s iconic southern volcanoes and western fjords. Arrive in the archipelago of the Westman Islands. Discover Heimaey Island’s unique geography and local farmhouse ruins. Opt, if you wish, for a moderate or vigorous walk up to the island’s storied volcano before heading to the Eldheimar museum, home to interactive exhibits that detail the crater’s powerful eruption in 1973. Continue along Iceland’s rugged, remote coastlines to the stunning Westfjords. Breidafjordur and Isafjordur are among the areas planned for exploration, with possible highlights to include:

Red Sand Beach: One of the most beguiling shorelines in Iceland, a contrast from the many black volcanic basalt beaches ringing the coast. Wander the reddish-hued sands as they subtly change color with the sunlight, shifting through a palette of reds, golds and greys.

Latrabjarg Cliffs: Home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills, these staggering cliffs are a wildlife haven.

Dynjandi Falls: The grandest waterfall in the Westfjords of Iceland, Dynjandi is a spectacular sight, with water cascading down tiered ridges flanked by a green and brown façade. Enjoy leisurely walks up to a viewing platform or opt for something more vigorous, like a rock climb all the way to the top of the falls.

Isafjordur: This largest town in the Westfjords peninsula is framed by verdant fjords, which you explore on a leisurely tour of the countryside. Explore farms and fishing villages, and choose to kayak through its glacial bays. Families can also uncover the history of trolls, elves and ghosts in Iceland with a fun guided walk around town.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 18
At Sea | Crossing the Denmark Strait

Relish a day at sea, watching for wildlife while cruising the relatively narrow Denmark Strait, which connects the Arctic Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Watch for seabirds and whales from the deck in between thought-provoking lectures presented by A&K’s Expedition Team.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 19
Lindenow Fjord, Greenland | Wild Wonderland

Arrive on Greenland’s Lindenow Fjord complex. Take in the views from the ship as your onboard geologist explains how the fjord was formed. Embark on a Zodiac excursion amid towering snow-capped mountains and spectacular glacial scenery. All guests can enjoy a nature walk, observing the fascinating evolution of plant life between different moraines.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 20–24
South Greenland | The Viking Trail

Explore Greenland’s southern coast, inland waterways and remote villages for the next few days, following the trail of Erik the Red, who founded the first European settlement on Greenland. You also trace Greenland’s history of exploration, which ultimately led to the discovery of North America. Based on conditions, your Captain and Expedition Team determine the day’s best excursions, which may bring you to:

Prince Christian Sound: Connecting the North Atlantic with the Labrador Sea, this stunning 60-mile-long fjord features sheer cliffs that reach as high as 3,200 feet. Conditions permitting, visit Unnartoq hot springs, one of the world’s most beautiful, and enjoy a relaxing dip in the warm waters.

Qaqortoq: Part of a region that has been inhabited for more than 4,300 years, Qaqortoq village still maintains its traditional subsistence economy. Active guests can join Alex on a rappelling excursion, while families and history buffs can opt for a guided village walk through the 17th-century town, visiting the museum, which was formerly the village blacksmith shop; the beautiful village fountain; and the Stone & Man project, an open-air art gallery.

Ivigtut: Home to the world’s only cryolite mine, Ivigtut is a geologist’s dream. Cryolite was used as early as the 19th century in the production of aluminum and opaline glass. Although the mine has ceased production, it’s a spectacular source of rare minerals. All guests can explore the mine with our geologist, while active guests can hike from the cryolite mine up to an abandoned Danish military base with cultural guide Lykke.

Hvalsey Ruins: This UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern settlement region (Eystribyggd) was settled by Erik the Red’s uncle. Also known as Qaqortukulooq, it is considered southern Greenland’s best-preserved Norse site. Explore the site on a leisurely walking tour that includes visits to one of the earliest Christian churches on the North American continent, established in the 12th century.

Narsaq: Dating back to the year 1000, this colorful village is still supported primarily by its fishing industry and sheep farming. Enjoy the rich waters on a beginners’ or experts’ kayak ride, exploring the exciting ocean and coastline. All guests can soak up the rich history of the fishing village with a relaxing tour, stopping to pick up handmade souvenirs from the Eskimo Pels fur factory and the Meqqilerifftk wool workshop.

Eriksfjord: Erik the Red chose to settle his home on this beautiful fjord. Visit his Brattahlid homestead on a walking tour and explore the first Christian church in the Western Hemisphere. Brattahlid also served as an ever-important launching point for the first voyages to North America.

Each cruise day begins with breakfast followed by morning and afternoon Zodiac excursions, which are always piloted by expert A&K naturalist driver-guides and accompanied by no more than 10 guests. You may also enjoy a guided kayaking excursion along iceberg-studded shores. After full days of exploring, unwind aboard luxury ‘Le Boreal,’ perhaps enjoying tea and well-crafted cocktails along with time on deck to take in your destination. Enjoy dinner at your choice of restaurants, and the chance to recap the day’s most inspiring moments with your Expedition team and fellow guests, and look forward to the next day’s adventures.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 25
Sisimiut | Life Above the Arctic Circle

North of the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut is the northernmost city in Greenland able to maintain a year round, ice-free port, and also the southernmost town with sufficient snow for dogsledding in winter and spring. Visit the local museum and enjoy an Inuit sea kayak demonstration. Back on board your expedition cruiser, the Captain gathers fellow guests and A&K’s Expedition Team for a special farewell reception and dinner to commemorate an unforgettable voyage.

 

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 26
Kangerlussuaq | The Greenland Ice Cap

At the mouth of the magnificent Greenland Ice Cap, Kangerlussuaq is a mecca for active and leisure travellers alike. After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Boreal.’ Time permitting, enjoy a ride over the majestic ice cap, with views of the calving glaciers from every angle. Those looking for a challenge can opt for a trek across this breathtaking natural wonder with Alex in the lead. Families can enjoy the same walk at a more leisurely pace. Later, board your charter flight for your return to Reykjavik. Transfer to your hotel.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AUG 27
Depart Reykjavik

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. 

Meals: Breakfast

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Reykjavik Post-Tour Extension

Post-Tour Extension: Reykjavik

4 days from $4,495

Single Supplement from $1,395

Visit the world’s most northerly capital and enjoy a choice of adventures, including Thingvellir National Park, Thorsmork glacial valley and the Blue Lagoon.

Aug 26

Upon arrival in Reykjavik, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a guided panoramic tour en route.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Lunch
Aug 27

Choose from two excursions: Drive along Iceland’s rugged South Shore, visiting the volcano exhibition, Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the Skogar Folk Museum; or spend the day in the Thorsmork glacial valley including driving in a 4x4 vehicle.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Aug 28

More adventures await today when you choose to explore Iceland’s Golden Circle, including Thingvellir National Park, a thermal greenhouse farm, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Alternatively, you may opt to instead visit the iconic Blue Lagoon. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a farewell cocktail reception.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Aug 29

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Aug 13 - Aug 27
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Category 1 - Classic Stateroom
    Price
    $15,995 was $17,495
    Single Supplement
    $0 was $13,125
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 2 - Deluxe Stateroom
    Price
    $18,495 was $19,995
    Single Supplement
    $0 was $14,995
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 3 - Premier Stateroom
    Price
    $19,495 was $20,995
    Single Supplement
    $0 was $15,745
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 4 - Superior Stateroom
    Price
    $20,495 was $21,995
    Single Supplement
    $16,495
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Category 5 - Prestige Suite
    Price
    $28,495 was $29,995
    Single Supplement
    $26,995
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Category 6 - Premier Two-Room Suite
    Price
    $33,995 was $35,495
    Single Supplement
    $32,295
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 7 - Prestige Two-Room Suite
    Price
    $36,995 was $38,495
    Single Supplement
    $35,145
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 8 - Owner's Suite
    Price
    $41,995 was $43,495
    Single Supplement
    $39,895
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Limited Availability

    Optional post-tour extension available on this departure.

    Special pricing available for children 17 & under from $8,745. Call A&K for details.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $675
Kangerlussuaq/ Reykjavik

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Minimum age is 7 years old.

Categories 5–8 include suite accommodations at the hotel and butler service on board the ship.

First group event: welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. on Aug 13.

Last group event: disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq at 9:00 a.m. on Aug 26.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offers valid for new bookings only through Nov 30, 2019. Waived single supplement valid for solo travellers in stateroom categories 1-3. International air credit of $1,500 per person valid for all staterooms and suites. Air must be booked and ticketed through A&K USA, LLC. Airfare must be paid in full by the traveller for ticket issuance. Air credit will appear as a discount off the cruise on the traveller’s invoice. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.


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