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New Luxury Expedition Cruises

Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise 2020


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

Limited to 199 guests

Offer

Book early and save $1,500 per person on all staterooms and suites.

Embark on a thrilling expedition to awe-inspiring Iceland and Greenland, discovering spectacular landscapes, fascinating communities, and a treasure trove of Viking culture, alongside the most captivating 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

Sail with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team, including a dedicated photo coach, historian, geologist, ornithologist, botanist and marine biologist, as well as a team of field naturalists and Zodiac driver-guides

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

Benefit from expert photography programming, including lectures and workshops led by a dedicated A&K photo coach

Explore vast landscapes, such as the geologically rich Westman archipelago, ice-covered Lindenow Fjord and Prince Christian Sound

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

Visit and learn about life in remote Greenlandic communities that include Qaqortoq and Narsaq, where you learn about their traditional lifestyles

Tour the faraway city of Nuuk, abundant in historic and cultural treasures

Explore with A&K experts, benefiting from immersive lectures and conversations throughout your voyage

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 20–23
South Greenland | The Viking Trail
AUG 24
Nuuk | Capital of Greenland
AUG 25
West Greenland | Crossing the Arctic Circle
AUG 26
Kangerlussuaq & Reykjavik | Summer in the City
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 walking tours of the city center before gathering tonight for a welcome reception.

Hotel Borg
Hotel Apotek
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 volcanic archipelago of the Westman Islands. Visit Heimaey Island and its local village and farmhouse ruins dating back to the year 650. Conditions permitting, board your Zodiac for an up-close view of Surtsey Island, Iceland’s southernmost point and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue along Iceland’s western fjords, exploring the rugged, remote coastlines of its stunning Westfjords from the comfort of luxury ‘Le Boreal.’ Breidafjordur and Isafjordur are among the areas we plan to explore, with possible highlights to include Dynjandi waterfall, Flatey Island and the immense cliffs of Latrabjarg.

'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. This evening, gather for the Captain’s welcome reception and gala dinner.

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

Arrive the next day 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 mountains and spectacular glacial scenery. Enjoy a nature walk observing the fascinating plant succession between different moraines.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 20–23
South Greenland | The Viking Trail

Explore Greenland’s southern coast, inland waterways and remote villages for the next few days, retracing the early colonization trail of Erik the Red, who founded the first European settlement on Greenland. You also trace Greenland’s history of explorations, 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.

Qaqortoq: It’s surrounding area has been inhabited for more than 4,300 years. Today, Qaqortoq village is still supported by a traditional subsistence economy. Visit its museum, which was formerly the village blacksmith shop; the beautiful village fountain, Mindebrønden, which depicts whales spouting water; and the Stone & Man project, an open-air art gallery.

Hvalsey Ruin: This UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern settlement region (Eystribyggð) was settled by Erik the Red’s uncle. Also known as Qaqortukulooq, it is considered southern Greenland’s best preserved Norse site.

Narsaq: Dating back to the year 1000, this colorful fishing village was originally a trading post due to its deep-water port. Present-day Narsaq is still supported primarily by its fishing industry and sheep farming. The local population climbs just over 1,500, giving the town its status as Greenland’s ninth largest community.

Eriksfjord: Erik the Red chose to settle his home on this beautiful fjord. Visit his Brattahlid homestead and 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 24
Nuuk | Capital of Greenland

Nuuk has the dual distinction of being both the World’s northernmost and smallest capital city. Today, explore quaint yet surprising Nuuk, visiting its prominent Nuuk Cathedral and the Nuuk Katuaq (cultural center). You also venture to the art museum, and the National Museum, which features the famous 15th-century Qilakitsoq mummies, found in an icy tomb dated to 1475. Back on board your expedition cruiser, gather with your fellow travellers 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 25
West Greenland | Crossing the Arctic Circle

Today, explore the spectacular fjords of West Greenland. Cruise through towering icebergs on a Zodiac excursion before landing for a walk across high Arctic tundra, alive with wildflowers and migrating seabirds. Another momentous event awaits as you cross the Arctic Circle and enjoy the celebrating that follows.

'Le Boreal'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AUG 26
Kangerlussuaq & Reykjavik | Summer in the City

After breakfast on board this morning, disembark ‘Le Boreal’ in Kangerlussuaq, and then board your charter flight for your return to Reykjavik. Transfer to your hotel. Time permitting, you may wish to take advantage of the unending summertime light to explore more of the Icelandic city.

Hotel Borg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AUG 27
Depart Reykjavik

After breakfast at the 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
    $13,125
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 2 - Deluxe Stateroom
    Price
    $18,495 was $19,995
    Single Supplement
    $14,995
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 3 - Premier Stateroom
    Price
    $19,495 was $20,995
    Single Supplement
    $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
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Category 5 - Prestige Suite
    Price
    $28,495 was $29,995
    Single Supplement
    $26,995
    Internal air from
    $675
    Availability
    Available
    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.

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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

Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.


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