Marine expedition over Disko Bay
(West Greenland)

GREENLAND

05.06.23 — 12.06.23
14.06.23 — 21.06.23
23.06.23 — 30.06.23

Greenland

морская экспедиция тур в антарктида антарктика пингвины киты айсберги пролив дрейка ушуайя антарктический океан полярная станция морской поход круиз на яхте в антарктиду

Путешествия по России активный тур на зимний Байкал снегоходы хивус джипы
Who wants to see a real miracle of nature - icebergs, which attract many travelers from all over the world?
Who is ready to go where people live in harsh climatic conditions?
Who is ready to plunge into the romantic fairy tale of scarlet sails?

We invite you to go with us on a sea expedition on yachts to the western coast of Greenland to meet icebergs and purposefully see all the splendor of these places.

Отправляемся в незабываемое путешествие под парусами полярной яхты к самому южному городу планеты и самому таинственному мысу Горн!
Горные реки здесь рождают множество водопадов, к кораблю прилетают дикие соколы, а по пути нередко встречаются киты.
Нас ждут стоянки в живописных бухтах и ночевки по треск обрушающихся вековых льдов.
А вокруг - только горы до неба и непроходимые леса!

SСHEDULE AND COST:


Dates:


05.06.23 — 12.06.23
14.06.23 — 21.06.23
23.06.23 — 30.06.23


Duration: 8 days / 7 nights


Cost per person: 3000 EURO

Included in the price:
- accommodation in cabins
- bed linen and towel
- parking lots (water/electricity)
- fuel surcharge
- three meals a day on board
- professional services commands
- сook services.






TRAVEL PROGRAM: ТУР АНТАРКТИД

Day 1. Ilulissat

The boat that is going to be your home for the nearest future will be waiting for you in ten-minutes drive from the Ilulissat airport.

Just recall the feeling you had while looking at dozens of icebergs scattered around from an airplane window — very soon you'll get it back, when after accommodating yourself aboard you will take the Blue Trail trek along the fjord. That is where you will find the largest collection of icebergs in Greenland, thousands of which are calving off the Jakobshavn Glacier. Whichever route you choose — a long one of 7 km or a short one of 3 km — you will get loads of impressions from this trek!

Don't forget to take a thermos and some cookies — you will need them if you decide to take a break. Pick a beautiful little hill and listen to the ice move while sipping some warm drink. You will definitely remember this moment! We'll be there during a polar day in Greenland, so the icebergs lit up by the golden rays of the midnight Sun will look especially amazing.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins



Day 2. Aasiaat

We have bought the food, have replenished the water and fuel supplies and are ready to set sail. Our first stop will be the town of Aasiaat. To get there we'll have to pass the Icefjord, the very fjord that you walked by while taking the Blue Trail and that you might have seen from the airplane.

It's time to check out what icebergs look like from the sea and, maybe, even to meet your first whale. You might have noticed that it is a whale that's imprinted on our Greenland expedition emblem, because these noble giants are present in abundance here. When we were on our first expedition to Greenland, groups of whales were fishing close to Aasiaat, and 4 to 7 whales were jumping out of the water right next to our boat at once.

Apart from taking pictures, you might try fishing. Our chef will easily fry a fresh cod or, in case we are lucky, a catfish. Halibut, sea bass or wild trout are not that easy to catch, but you may buy some at a market here in the port. Sometimes you'll find whale meat being sold too. Like centuries ago, nowadays Inuits fish whales since their meat as well as that of seals is the basics of their diet.

When walking around the town, pay attention to an arch next to the church: it is made of bones from a whale's jaws; and next to the hotel where you are likely to look for some wi-fi, you will see the full whale skeleton.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins



Day 3. Kekertarsuak

If you look at a map of Greenland, you can see that almost 80% of its surface is covered by an ice sheet. Then why Greenland? There are several opinions why the Viking Eric the Red, the first European to set foot on this land, called it the "Green Earth". According to one version, it was such a PR move to attract more settlers to this harsh region. It seems to us personally that such a name could well have appeared after Eric the Red visited Disko Island - the greenest corner of Greenland.
We will see for ourselves by going on a trek along the most picturesque route to the waterfalls of the Valley of the Winds, basalt rocks, and a black beach. The trail goes along the bay and giant icebergs are clearly visible from the shore. Let's not forget to take a large bag with us, because a lot of mushrooms grow along the path and you don't need to fumble for them through the bushes.
We will go to a secret place with a double waterfall, have a barbecue on a beach with volcanic sand and maybe a wake ride among icebergs, after which we will return to spend the night in the port. Without a doubt, Godhavn is one of our favorite destinations on our Disko Bay expedition.


Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins



Day 4. Sarkak

Sarkak is a small, nice town fifty miles away from Kekertarsuak. We'll stop here for a night before starting our passage to Uummanaq, the longest passage of this expedition. In Sarkak we recommend you visit the local church, it is always open here.

Greenland churches, as well as sculptures, paintings and simple drawings that Inuits use to decorate the walls of their buildings represent their unique national culture and traditions. Nowadays, the same as five thousand years ago, dog sledding is an essential part of Greenland tradition. They use dogs not only for moving around in winter, but also for hunting.

Those who live in such small towns like Sarkak are usually involved in breeding or learning to sled the dogs. That is why you will always come across a kennel with a horde of fluffy puppies that you can't but squeeze for a while.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins



Day 5.
Uummannaq

The second place in our top-three. The town is located at the foot of a mountain that resembles a heart by its shape. We will spend almost a whole day on the way to Uummannaq, but it is so much worth it; in addition we'll see so many wonderful places on our way there. While in the town, you'd better leave the boat and have a walk around, especially if it's foggy or at sunset.

The panoramic view of the fjord from the shore is stunning in its colour, light and texture.


Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins



Day 6. Qullissat

This is an abandoned village where they used to mine coal until 1972. Due to labour intensity and costly processes the mining ceased and the workers had to leave their homes and move.

Although there is no communications and electricity, and the place resembles Silent Hill, old residents and miners' grandchildren take care of their households and come here like to their country houses.


Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins



Day 7. Oqaatsut, getting back to Ilulissat

Oqaatsut, or, formerly, Rodebay, received its first name from the Dutch whale hunters, who settled here in the 18th century; the name means ''the bloody bay''. If you go along the Oqaatsut coasts on a motorboat you'll get the idea: one could easily distinguish remnants of whales at the bottom that are God only knows how many years old.

Tourists are attracted to the oldest whale-catcher tavern H8, where you can try local cuisine: smoked whale set; a cocktail of shrimps, dry cod; and smoked halibut, and sea soup. Ilulissat is two hours away from here, and the whole route will be studded with icebergs.


Note:
Please, take into account that the start date, the described route and the duration of stops during the expedition to the West Greenland might vary upon the captain's understanding depending on weather conditions and other circumstances.


Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accomodation: cabins




Please do not purchase tickets without prior agreement with us.

The program may be adjusted according to weather conditions.

Please note that the captain of the yacht reserves the right to change the route and its sequence depending on the weather and ice conditions.

The steel yacht ALYONKA
The steel yacht ALYONKA was built by the Italian shipbuilding company Benetti at the Viareggio shipyard in 1981.
For accommodation are provided:
-Double aft cabin suite with double bed;
-Two double cabins with double beds;
-One place in a double cabin with a bunk bed.

The yacht is equipped with:
5 latrines; 5 souls; Refrigerator; Dishwasher; Washing and drying machine; Hot water supply and heating system for all premises; 3 kW inverter; Diesel generator for 220 V; Satellite communications; Navigation and rescue equipment.
The steel yacht BAZILEUS
BAZILEUS is originally from Australia and was launched in 1987 in Fremantle.
For accommodation are provided:
-One double aft cabin deluxe with double bed;
-Three double cabins with bunk beds.

The yacht is equipped with: 2 latrines; 2 souls; 2 refrigerators; Washing and drying machine; Hot water supply and heating system for all premises; 3 kW inverter; 2 diesel generators for 220 V; 3 solar panels; Hydraulic stern platform; Adjustable pitch propeller; Satellite communications; Navigation and rescue equipment.

Cost includes:

Included in the price:
- accommodation in cabins;
- bed linen and towel;
- berthing expenses (water/electricity);
- fuel duty;
- three meals per day on board;
- professional sailing team service;
- cook's service.

Please pay attention to the fact that the captain has the right to alter the route and its sequence depending on the weather and ice conditions.


Cost excludes (additionally paid):

• Flights from your city to Ilulissat and back
• Personal health insurance
• Souvenirs, other pocket expenses
• Satellite connection


Take with you:

ATTENTION! On the water and with the wind, the air temperature is felt much lower than it actually is. The weather will be very changeable. Strong winds, high waves and rain precipitation are expected.

• Warm fleece and thermal underwear.
• Thermosocks (several pairs).
• Rubber high boots with a warm inner insert for walking on the shore.
• Shoes for walking inside the yacht (sneakers).
• Parka, raincoat, pants and things made of waterproof materials.
• Sunglasses (with a rope so as not to lose it in the sea).
• Personal hygiene items, towel.
• Hand cream, face cream and sunscreen.
• Waterproof cases for photographic equipment.
• Personal first aid kit with individual medicines.

(!) Things must be packed in soft bags and backpacks


The authors of the photos used:
Dmitry Kokh, Vadim Balakin, Deepak Kamath, Alex Kuzmitsky, Stas Zakharov, Max Pankov


    KEY FEATURES:
    Тур в
    GREENLAND

    3 REASONS TO GO TO WEST GREENLAND
    If you ever consider going somewhere to see icebergs, choose Ilulissat. That is where you will find the fastest outlet glacier in the world, Jakobshavn Glacier; thousands of icebergs are calving off it constantly, filling the West coast of Greenland. Icebergs are one of nature's wonders that make Greenland so special and attract so many travellers from around the world.

    Inuit culture and customs
    The way people live in such harsh climate conditions makes you curious. They have to adapt to winter when the water freezes and the polar night begins; they have to adapt to summer, when the ice melts and the polar day settles in. There are no industries, farms, wheat fields, fruit gardens, as it's hard to grow anything in the Arctic climate. How do they travel having no roads? What do they eat without growing anything? How do they live with the Sun not going down in the summer and not rising in the winter? These are the questions you are going to get answers to during our expedition to the Disko Bay.


    Sailing under scarlet sails
    The story behind red sails on our yachts is touching and romantic; it resembles a fairy-tale, and in the long run its characters (like the characters of the fairy-tale) lived happily ever after. As for the sails, they remained with us, and first reached the Antarctic, then Greenland and now they bring joy to our guests every season.

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