GREENLAND- In the Wake of the Vikings

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Sailing with Canadian Author Margaret Atwood

July 13th - July 25th, 2023

About the sailing!

Joining you on this exploration from Iceland to Greenland is well known Canadian Author Margaret Atwood. She has spent much of her life exploring the wood of Northern Quebec and Ontario and now ventures off to explore further afield. She is passionate conservationist and a tireless advocate for birds. A deep believer in the power of getting people out into nature.

On this sailing you will travel from Reykjavík, Iceland on the path of the Vikings. They had set sail to search for plentiful farmland. They found this in the fertile fjords of Greenland. You will follow Erik the Red’s original route to explore this seldom-seen coastline, visiting important archaeological sites and modern Greenlandic communities along the way.

There are limited waived single supplement cabins available. Talk to your PTM Travel Agent for options to extend your journey by taking the Iceland Circumnavigation prior to this sailing for even more discounts!


Day 1 - July 13, 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

Enjoy a day of self-guided, of course your Personal Travel Management Agent can give you suggestions, exploration in Reykjavik. This evening though, you will join the crew and board your ship that will take you from Iceland to explore Greenland. If you wanted to see Iceland, check out our Iceland Circumnavigation sailing too and totally immerse yourself in this northern area of the world!

Day 2 - July 14, 2023

At Sea - Set Sail like the Vikings

Watch for whales and seabirds as we sail the Denmark Strait. You’ll be truly in the wake of the Vikings as we journey westward from Iceland.

The onboard learning program will prepare you for the archaeology, history, culture, and wildlife that await you in Greenland! Now remember Margaret Atwood, an amazing Canadian author, will be onboard and you will be able to engage in conversation and get to know her a little too! She is an experienced explorer and will share with you her travel stories (these are not fiction!).

Day 3 - July 15, 2023

East Greenland - Witness Fjords, Icebergs and Whales

Explore the remote reaches of east Greenland by ship, in Zodiacs, and on land. Your first views of this seldom-visited region will reveal a stunning coastline traced with innumerable fjords and potentially dotted with pack ice.

Join the expedition team out on deck to watch for iconic Arctic wildlife, such as muskox, seals, and humpback whales.

You have 3 days exploring here. This gives you time to participate in several different experiences and observe different aspects of the diverse environment here.

Day 4 - July 16, 2023

East Greenland

Continue to explore Greenland.

Day 5 - July 17, 2023

East Greenland

This is your last day in this region! Take plenty of photos and soak in the natural landscapes.

Day 6 - July 18, 2023

Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound)

Here you will have the opportunity to marvel at the mountains and feel the history of the glaciers.

Make the most of your time out on deck, as our experts scout for opportunities to go ashore along this breathtaking landscape. Here, craggy mountain peaks tower over still waters fed by calving glaciers.

Soak in the breathtaking beauty of one of the world’s most majestic waterways, Ikerasassuaq (Prince Christian Sound), where the Irminger and Labrador Seas join through the islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago.

Day 7 - July 19, 2023

South Greenland - Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pay a visit to the Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Norse settlement history intersects with contemporary Greenlandic life.

Along its southern coast, Greenland lives up to its name; the land is fertile, agriculture thrives, and farms and vegetable husbandry contrast with the ice that covers so much of the rest of the country.

Admire the jagged mountains that rise from beyond green pastures, with sheep farms directly bordering ice fjords.

Day 8 - July 20, 2023

Hvalsey - Immerse yourself in Viking Archaeology

Walk amongst the ruins of captivating history! Learn more about the settlement at haunting Hvalsey, a major Norse centre in the early centuries of the last millennium.

Hvalsey Church is the best-preserved Norse ruin in Greenland—the last known record from the original Norse colony is of a wedding held here in September 1408!

Day 9 - July 21, 2023

Brattahlíð - Tour a Reconstructed Norse Settlement

Visit fascinating Brattahlíð, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the most fertile region of Greenland. It was once the home of Viking explorer Erik the Red and his descendants until the 1400s.

Walk amongst a reconstructed Norse church and Viking longhouse to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Greenlandic Inuit now run the sheep farms originally worked by Norse settlers.

Day 10 - July 22, 2023

Sermersooq - Birdwatching and Zodiac Cruising

Explore the Sermersooq region of Greenland by Zodiac or by foot, as landing conditions permit. Here you’ll find a stunning myriad of mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep fjords, with records of human habitation that stretch back over 1,500 years.

Keep a look out for nattoralik (white-tailed eagles), seabirds, and marine mammals while you enjoy the lush vegetation of southwest Greenland.

Day 11 - July 23, 2023

Nuuk - Museums, Shops and Cafes

Stop in at vibrant Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The old harbour includes many buildings dating from Danish colonial days, while contemporary Nuuk is known for art, shopping, pubs, and cafés.

Visit the Greenland National Museum, one of the city’s many outstanding features, where the world-famous Qilakitsoq mummies rest.

Day 12 - July 24, 2023

Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord (Evighedsfjorden)

See why Kangerlussuatsiaq lives up to its Danish name, Evighedsfjorden, which means “the fjord of eternity.” Marvel at this complex coastal waterway that includes calving glaciers, sheer bird cliffs, and streams cascading against a towering mountain backdrop.

Explore this sublime glacial landscape by ship and by Zodiac. The waters here are relatively warm, due to the West Greenland Current and the subarctic location.

Day 13 - July 25, 2023

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland - Cross the Artic Circle

Complete your journey up Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), a 190-kilometre-long fjord surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and cross the Arctic Circle on your way.

Kangerlussuaq, the settlement at the head of the fjord, is a former U.S. Air Force base and Greenland’s primary flight hub. Transfer by Zodiac to shore, then ride to the airport by bus for your charter flight to Toronto, ON.

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