After crossing the Arctic Circle you reach the beautiful Lofoten Islands. Your final night is spent at the Kirkenes Snowhotel, home of the most northerly ice hotel. Meals: D. Here you have the option to explore this fascinating location on foot. Meals: B D. Arriving early morning in Trondheim, you have time to explore Norway's former capital and discover its delightful wooden buildings, brightly painted wharves and warehouses, plus the impressive 14th century Nidaros Cathedral.
Following a relaxing morning on board you arrive mid afternoon in Tromso, Norway's Arctic capital, a great place to see the Northern Lights and to soak up life high above the Arctic Circle. This is also an ideal location to gain a real taste of the Arctic by joining an optional dog sledging excursion, a truly exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
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The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Finland. Transfer to the Snow Hotel, constructed entirely from snow and ice each year, for a special Arctic experience and enjoy husky dog sledging, king crab safaris and many other exciting, optional winter activities. Stay: Kirkenes Snowhotel Superior. After a night in the Snow Hotel warm up in the sauna before breakfast and your flight back to the UK.
Meals: B. Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more. Accommodation rating: Superior. From price is based on inside cabin; outside cabins available with a supplement. Three naturally heated streams have been channeled to flow into a knee-deep and stone-lined pool. While one unwinds by soaking in the steaming waters, one can watch icebergs that either clog the fjord to the north or come floating by.
Upon arrival in this charming southern Greenland enclave, it's easy to see why. Qaqortoq rises quite steeply over the fjord system around the city, offering breath-taking panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, deep, blue sea, Lake Tasersuag, icebergs in the bay, and pastoral backcountry. Although the earliest signs of ancient civilization in Qaqortoq date back 4, years, Qaqortoq is known to have been inhabited by Norse and Inuit settlers in the 10th and 12th centuries, and the present-day Christianity had spread its influence throughout Europe and eventually had reached remote Greenland, where it established itself in the country in AD.
Brattahlid is the older, Norse name. Here you tour the foundation remains of the manor house of Erik the Red, who found Greenland after being banished from Iceland and Norway for murder. Itilleq is an idyllic little village located on a small island about a half a mile off the west coast of Greenland, and only about a mile north of the Arctic Circle.
It is one of the most picturesque villages in Greenland with its quaint colorful houses surrounded by stunning rugged mountains and glaciers. Originally, the village of Itilleq was founded on another island in , but was later moved to its present location. The people living here today survive mainly on hunting and fishing, with a fish factory being the main employer. Day 8 At Sea Ship 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner While you're at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Started as a fort and later mission and trading post some kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, it is the current capital.
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The Greenlandic National Museum has an outstanding collection of Greenlandic traditional dresses, as well as the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. The fjords in this area can reach close to a kilometer over half a mile of depth and are lined with tidewater glaciers from the Maniitsoq ice sheet located high up in the interior of Greenland. Some of the cliffs along the fjords of this region can exceed 2, meters 6, ft. The Evigheids Glacier flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice body in the world after the Antarctic ice sheet, to the west.
As the glacial ice enters the water it begins to float and the eventually breaks apart into icebergs that float away down the fjord. The shades of blue and carved shapes of these ice floes are infinite. Only people live in the small Greenlandic community of Kangaamiut. Located on the south coast of Timerdlit Island and facing the Davis Strait, Kangaamiut is situated between the mouths of two long fjords: the Kangerlussuatsiaq Fjord or Evighedsfjorden in Danish to its south and to its north Kangaamiut Kangerluarsuat Fjord. Day 11 Ilulissat, Greenland Ship 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner Known as the birthplace of icebergs, the Ilulissat Icefjord produces nearly 20 million tons of ice each day.
The town of Ilulissat is known for its long periods of calm and settled weather, but the climate tends to be cold due to its proximity to the fjord. Approximately 4, people live in Ilulissat, the third-largest town in Greenland after Nuuk and Sisimiut.
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Yet it is also the southernmost town where there is enough snow and ice to drive a dogsled in winter and spring. In Sisimiut, traveling by sled has been the primary means of winter transportation for centuries. In fact, the area has been inhabited for approximately 4, years. Modern Sisimiut is the largest business center in the north of Greenland and is one of the fastest growing Greenlandic cities.
It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport.
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The Kangerlussuaq area is also home to Greenland's most diverse terrestrial fauna, including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons. Silver Cloud Expedition. The newly refurbished Silver Cloud is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising.
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