Explore Greenland's wild coastline and meet the locals with TV presenter Ben Fogle

Watching huge icebergs float silently down a fjord into the open sea will be just one of the unforgettable experiences on this incredible eight-day trip to Greenland. With its dramatic Arctic coastline of towering mountains, you'll be sure to create memories to last forever. You will also have the chance meet one of the UK's favourite TV presenters, adventurer Ben Fogle.

Ben has become a regular on our screens since appearing on Castaway an unbelievable 20 years ago, turning up on Countryfile, hosting Crufts and making the series Year Of Adventures, among many others. Ben will share stories about his career, including his transatlantic row with James Cracknell, during up to three exclusive talks. He will also take part in a private Q&A session, as well as join the included shore excursions during your trip.

You will explore some of Greenland's most fascinating towns and get a taste of its culture during exclusive events. You'll see the magical Disko Bay and the town of Ilulissat, known as the 'city of icebergs' and meet Qeqertarsuaq locals over coffee and cake.

Hang out with Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle will join the included shore excursions and give private talks on-board MV Ocean Atlantic.

Explore local culture
You'll learn about Greenland's Inuit culture and in Disko Island's main town, Qeqertarsuaq, you'll enjoy local music and dancing while joining the locals for the traditional kaffemik (coffee and cake).

See icebergs up close
Ilulissat means 'icebergs' in Greenland's Kalaallisut language and that's exactly what you'll see in the country's third-largest city. Skyscraper-sized icebergs flow down from the UNESCO-protected Icefjord and you'll have the chance to hike south to explore the Icefjord on foot, pay for an optional boat trip to take you into the bay or hire a fixed-wing plane for an aerial view.

Cruise in style
The MV Ocean Atlantic carries just 198 passengers. You'll enjoy excellent accommodation and delicious cuisine, plus there's a gym, sauna, pool and Jacuzzi. Observation platforms and panorama lounges let you make the most of the sublime views, and the stylish cabins offer a high standard of comfort.

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Ben Fogle
Presenter & Adventurer

Ben Fogle has presented numerous programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Discovery, worked as a special correspondent for NBC News, and made documentaries on Prince William in Africa and Captain Scott in Antarctica. He has written nine bestselling books, including Race To The Pole and The Accidental Adventurer, and is the United Nations patron of the wilderness, a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and ambassador to WWF, Tusk and Hearing Dogs For The Deaf, as well as a patron to the Red Cross.

Price includes

  • Meet Ben Fogle during exclusive talks and a Q&A session
  • Spend five days full-board on MV Ocean Atlantic
  • Take city tours of Sisimiut, Qeqertarsuaq and Ilulissat
  • Enjoy welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Join locals in Qeqertarsuaq for coffee and cake

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Aug 18, 2021
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 25, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£4,295*
* Based on two adults sharing an Outside Cabin Category D. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. Includes return flight from the UK to Copenhagen and return flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Children welcome; call for details. 20% deposit is due at time of booking. Cancellation information at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Copenhagen
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    You will fly to Copenhagen, one of Europe's coolest and most welcoming cities. On arrival, you'll have time to explore Denmark's beautiful capital at your leisure.

  2. Day
    2
    Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq Havn, Greenland

    After a morning flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq in western Greenland, you will transfer to the port before arriving at the MV Ocean Atlantic by zodiac. While you enjoy dinner, you'll set sail through the 160-kilometre Kangerlussuaq fjord.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Sisimiut
    Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland

    You'll arrive in the colourful, modern town of Sisimiut in the morning. At the foot of Nasaasaaq Mountain, it's the second largest townin Greenland with 5,400 inhabitants. You'll take a city tour with highlights including the historic colonial quarter, the museum and church. In the afternoon, you'll head north past the Sisimiut Isortuat Fjord, the Nordre Stromfjord settlements of Attu and Kierasaarsunk and the small town of Kangaatsiaq.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Disko Island
    Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), Greenland

    Today, you'll get a taste of life in Greenland when you meet some of Qeqertarsuaq's locals for 'kaffemik'. On the distinctive Disko Island, you'll have a chance to wander through the town before sampling some home-made cakes with tea or coffee accompanied by local music and dance with some of the town's residents. In the afternoon, you will continue your journey to the breathtakingly beautiful Eqip Sermia Glacier. There, in what is sure to be an unforgettable experience, you'll observe the icebergs calving off the enormous icecap.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Ilulissat
    Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland

    Ilulissat means 'icebergs' in Greeland's Kalallisut language and that's exactly what you'll see in the country's third largest city. Skyscraper-sized icebergs flow down from the Unesco-protected Icefjord and linger in the Arctic waters of the city's bay. You'll have the chance to hike south to explore the Icefjord on foot.
    Or you can choose to pay for an optional 2.5-hour boat trip to take you into the bay among the incredible icesculpted scenery. Of for themore adventurous, you can hire a fixed-wing plane for an aerial view of the glacier and the Icefjord.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Sarfannguit
    Sarfannguit, Greenland

    In this remote settlement, 100 residents still make their living from traditional Inuit practices of hunting, trapping and fishing. You'll meet the locals going about their day.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Arrive in Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq Havn, Greenland

    Today you'll disembark MV Ocean Atlantic in Kangerlussuaq before being transferred to the airport and flying back to Copenhagen.

    Meals - Breakfast
  8. Day
    8
    Return to the UK
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Today, you will leave Copenhagen for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MV Ocean Atlantic

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Cruise ship

One of the strongest ships operating in the Arctic, MV Ocean Atlantic’s high manoeuvrability and shallow draft make it perfect for voyages into isolated fjords. On board you will find a dedicated lecture theatre, library and gift shop as well as a professionally staffed bar, indoor and outdoor observation areas. All private cabins are stylishly appointed with individual bathroom facilities, temperature controls and televisions.

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Aug 18, 2021
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 25, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£4,295*
* Based on two adults sharing an Outside Cabin Category D. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. Includes return flight from the UK to Copenhagen and return flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Children welcome; call for details. 20% deposit is due at time of booking. Cancellation information at discover-the-world.com/booking-conditions. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.
Call now to book 01737749197
Quote ref: HEARST GREENLAND