On this voyage from Iceland to Greenland discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world’s largest island from the beautiful and fertile south with its fascinating Viking history and the modern capital of Nuuk in a traditional Inuit society to the town of Ilulissat with its floating icebergs and UNESCO World Heritage site, Ilulissat Ice Fjord. All these spectacles and more await your unforgettable journey aboard the Ocean Diamond.


Highlights


• Attempt to enter the 70-mile-long Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas

• Learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and small turf church in Narsarsuaq

• Enjoy the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord

• Enjoy the Arctic summer and admire the contrast between majestic icebergs and the riot of colors ashore

Use your leisure time in Reykjavík to uncover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital or book one of our pre-programs for a unique Iceland experience. The Ocean Diamond docks in Old Reykjavík Harbor in the heart of the city, a five minute stroll to the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs Reykjavík harbor at 6 p.m.
Located off the coast of South Iceland, the island group Vestmannaeyjar was formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is the youngest place on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Here the evidence of Iceland’s volcanic fury is on full display with half-buried houses in ash from a violent eruption in 1973 when the entire island had to be evacuated. Aboard Zodiacs we circumnavigate the island to take in the magical scenery and stop at places of interest to see the local bird life, visit caves and possibly spot whales. An epic experience here is to play a round of golf in a sunken volcanic crater.
Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. En-route you can attend fascinating presentations by our Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck of your cabin.
When conditions are favorable we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive, inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large hunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.
Very close to the town of Narsarsuaq lies the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by the legendary Viking rebel and leader Erik the Red. He named this area “green land” because the landscape around Qassiarsuk is characterized by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop you have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and small turf church.
Learn more about the country and its peoples at the interesting presentations given by our knowledgeable and experienced expedition team. Enjoy the breathtaking nature in the Arsuk Fjord.
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, Nuuk combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is considered a modern, bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.
Keep a sharp lookout for seals, walruses, whales and other local marine life as we sail the Greenland Sea along the island’s scenic West Coast.
In the morning we visit Eqip Glacier and with a little luck witness icebergs calving into the fjord.
Ummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.
In the morning the Ocean Diamond arrives in Ilulissat which means “iceberg” in Greenlandic, and with good reason as the town is located at the mouth of iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. The fjord has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere and calves over 13 square miles (35 sq km) of ice every year.
Early morning we arrive at the 120 mile (193 km) long Kangerlussuaq Fjord and city of the same name. It’s time to bid farewell to the Ocean Diamond.
All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change – weather, sea and ice conditions may affect the itinerary.

Category T

$ 3995 USD pp
Category T
Size 19 m2. Cabin features: 2 twin beds and 1 upper bed, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hair dryer, 2 portholes. Deck: Deck 3

Category P

$ 5595 USD pp
Category P
Size 19 m2. Cabin features: twin or double, private bathroom with shower, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hair dryer, 2 portholes. Deck: Deck 3

Category O

$ 7095 USD pp
Category O
Size 19 m2. Cabin features: twin or double, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hair dryer, picture window (the view is obstructed). Deck: Deck 5,6

Category D

$ 8995 USD pp
Category D
Size 17-19 m2. Cabin features: twin or double, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hair dryer, picture window. Deck: Deck 4, 5, 6

Category B

$ 12110 USD pp
Category B
Size 37 m2. Cabin features: twin or double, 2 private bathrooms with shower or bathtub, sitting area, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hair dryer, picture window. Deck: Deck 4

Category A

$ 14995 USD pp
Category A
Size 30 m2. Cabin features: twin or double, private bathroom with shower and bathtub, sitting area, TV with DVD-player, wardrobe, safe, refrigerator, individual temperature controls, satellite telephone access, hair dryer, full-size window with a sliding glass door, balcony. Deck: Deck 7

Ocean Diamond PC

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 124 metres

Passenger Capacity: 224

Built / refurbished: 1974 / 2012

Enjoy the breathtaking nature of Iceland and Greenland aboard the Ocean Diamond. The super yacht Ocean Diamond is the ideal ship for expeditions in the Arctic region. Due to the ship’s compact size, we can take passengers to places off the traditional cruise routes to experience all the highlights of both Iceland and Greenland.

Thanks to two stabilizers that significantly reduce roll and an ice-strengthened hull (ice class 1D), the super yacht Ocean Diamond is the ideal ship for expeditions in the Arctic region. Due to the ship’s compact size, we can take passengers to places off the traditional cruise routes to experience all the highlights of both Iceland and Greenland.

With a maximum of 224 passengers, the Ocean Diamond features a range of modern onboard amenities and is staffed with outstanding officers and crew, as well as bilingual expedition leaders and guides. The 109 cabins and suites, all of them elegantly designed, offer modern amenities and exterior views. The ship’s own Zodiacs are available for shore excursions. After a busy day of exploration, passengers can browse books or DVDs in the well-stocked Polar library or enjoy views of the spectacular Arctic scenery from the panorama salon.

    

    

Cabin layout for Ocean Diamond PC

PRE AND POST TOURS ICELAND

Inside the Volcano, Helicopter-Tour “Silver Circle”, Super Jeep Safari Landmannalaugar, Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, Super-Jeep Tour Thorsmörk, Lava Tour by Horse, South Shore Adventure, Walk through Ice and Fire, Kangerlussuaq: Excursion to Inland Ice Cap. Please contact us for more details.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Excursions in Vestmannaeyjar, Narsarsuaq, Nuuk, Ummannaq & Ilulissat are available. Please contact us for more details.

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