This is a self-guided trip. Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of expert knowledge our professional Greenland team are always on hand. All activities are lead by our qualified guides - all English speaking outdoor practitioners with a passion for everything Greenlandic. Please note that this adventure takes place in an isolated polar environment which can be hostile - safety rules must be followed.
There are grocery stores in Qassiarsuk, Igaliku and Narsaq where you can buy canned, dried and frozen food, plus some fresh products. In the smaller towns of Qassiarsuk and Igaliku please be aware that shop opening hours are generally restricted to 10am-3pm on weekdays and 10am - 12pm saturdays, closed Sundays.
Igaliku hotel accommodation options include hotel restaurants and cafes where you can purchase Greenlandic meals.
On board Sarfak Ittuk Cruise Ship there is a cafeteria which serves hot & cold meals, tea, coffee, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks. Meal prices range from 60DKK- 90DKK. You can pay with Mastercard, Eurocard, Visa, Visa Electron, Akiliut or cash in Danish Kronas.
In Ilulissat breakfasts are provided if you choose B&B or hotel accommodation. No meals are provided if you choose our mini-apartment option but you will have a fully equiped kitchen. You will find shops, markets, small cafes and restaurants nearby (~260DKK per meal). We recommend a budget of ~150DKK per day if you intend to buy food from local supermarkets and we recommend checking out the local fish market 'Brættet'.
In Greenland accommodation is scarce and often limited in terms of capacity so durng the summer season reservation long in advance is necessary. Please be aware that because of this, your accommodation may differ from what is stated in the itinerary.
Hostel in Qassiarsuk (shared facilities) / Hotel in Igaliku / Hostel in Narsaq (shared facilities)
On board Sarfak Ittuk Cruise Ship: Built in 1992 Sarfak Ittuk is 73 metres long and 11 metres wide, she can cruise up to speeds of13 knots. The crew consists of 22 people and the ship has a cafeteria, a living room with panaramic windows and a games room and an infirmary. The ship can sleep up to 249 passengers and is organised as follows...
-104 beds in single, twin and quadruple cabins: each cabin has its own bathroom and toilet and bedding is included
-85 beds in 4 people compartments: bathrooms and toilets found in the hallway, bedding is included
-60 berths: bedding not included
Internet is available on board for a small fee.
you can stay in rustic B&B accommodation run by a local
Greenlandic families. All B&Bs have heating, hot showers and shared toilets plus a kitchen area. Blankets, sheets and pillows are provided. We can
also arrange hotel or mini apartment accommodation with private or shared facilities subject to availabilities, please contact us
for more informtaion.
In Greenland we use local boats, specially adapted for ice navigation, to cross fjords. Please see 'Accommodation' for more information about the cruise ship used in this trip.
The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK)
Please budget for:
We recommend a budget of around 3000DKK for food on this trip but this
is widely variable. This number is based on a mixture of restaurant and
supermarket food options. Alcohol is very expensive in Greenland, if you want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport.