Sail south aboard the M/V Cape Race – our exquisitely refurbished 12 passenger expedition vessel — from Greenland’s capital of Nuuk, to the Island’s verdant southern shores. Here there are lush mountains, hot springs, rare minerals and Viking ruins left by the Norseman who disappeared 500 years ago. The surrounding sea is dotted with beautifully sculpted icebergs, and whales are often seen close to the shores.
We’ll explore the quaint, colourful villages, stopping in to meet local Greenlanders to experience their unique customs. As we head east to Kulusuk we’ll take a short cut through Prins Christian Sund (conditions permitting) an 88 km channel, with mountains rising a staggering 1,800 metres above sea level. We’ll exit the channel, arriving in the east, and head north along the coastal edge, searching for walrus and musk-oxen — nearly 40% of the world’s population of this fascinating mammal live on Greenland’s east coast. We’ll explore this region by foot, zodiac, and if mother nature allows it, kayak, just as Greenlanders have done for centuries.
Life Defining Moments
- Sail through Prins Christian Sund, the 88 km channel from west Greenland to the east, with sheer rock cliffs jutting from the sea, and glaciers are what seems like every turn
- Keep an out for muskox – 40% of the world’s population live in Eastern Greenland
- Visit traditional Inuit villages so remote they are only accessible by helicopter or boat
- Kayak among exquisitely sculpted icebergs, and chip off a shard for your sundowner cocktail
- See Viking relics, left behind by Norsemen 500 years ago