Sailing Adventures in the Arctic
05 – 15 July 2023 – Fully booked
15 – 25 July 2023 – Fully booked
South Greenland is often referred to as the ‘Garden of Greenland, with beautiful fjords and colourful valleys offering amazing hiking experiences for the active explorer. The landscape is a stunning myriad of mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep fjords, there are even hot springs to relax in at the end of a long trek.
Erik the Red (Icelandic Eiríkur Rauði) founder of the settlement of Greenland first landed here in 985. Erik the Red was the father of Leif Eiríksson the first explorer of North America. Erik the Red left Iceland after being exiled after killing his fellow farmer, he rounded the southern tip of Greenland and settled on an island at the mouth of Eriksfjörð (now known as Tunulliarfik Fjord) near Qaqortoq (formerly Julianehåb). From there they explored the west and north for two years. Erik chose the inner area of Eriksfjord for his settlement which he called Brattahlid (“Steep Slope”) now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He named the country Greenland in the belief that a good name would attract settlers.
We will on this voyage explore many interesting places including Hvalsey Church the best-preserved Viking ruin in Greenland and a major centre of the early centuries. We will explore Eiríksfjörð and Brattahlíð and The Sermersooq region with its stunning mountain peaks, glaciers, and deep fjords. We will spend time on the western coast, where records of human habitation stretching back over 1,500 years. We will explore by Zodiac and by foot, keep a look out for Nattoralik (white-tailed eagles), seabirds, and marine mammals, and enjoy the vegetation of southwest Greenland.
- International flight Reykjavik – Narsarsuaq – Reykjavik.
- Transport between the airport and the Yacht in Narsarsuaq.
- Accommodation is made up of double cabins (bunks), all en-suite with showers.
- All meals on board the yacht.
- Airfare to and from Iceland.
- Individual insurance.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Charges or items of personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages (available for an extra charge).