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Greenland Extension
Commences Reykjavik 07 July and ends Reykjavik 10 July 2017

  • Greenland
    Greenland
  • Typical Greenland Homes
    Typical Greenland Homes
  • Glacier Cruise
    Glacier Cruise
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching
  • Program Status Guaranteed Departure
  • Price AUD 5,690
  • Program Code GCTGL17
  • Single Supplement AUD 420
  • Program Leader Louise Shave
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 3 Nights
    • 2 - Ilulissat 
    • 1 - Reykjavik

Commences Reykjavik 07 July and ends Reykjavik 10 July 2017

Tour Highlights

  • A visit with guided city walk of Ilulissat
  • Midnight Cruise to the mouth of the Ice Fjord 
  • Day tour by boat to the calving glacier Eqip with lunch at the former settlement Ataa 
  • An easy morning's hike the shores of the Icefjord and the Eskimo ruins at Sermermiut

Tour Overview

Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is rugged and mountainous with its coasts cut by deep winding fjords and dramatic valleys, through which glaciers flow from the icecap to the sea, and which are covered by rich colourful tundra in summer. This is an Arctic wilderness par excellence. 

The destination of our short extension to Western Greenland is Ilulissat, the town of the icebergs. Here we explore the modern Greenlandic town north of the Polar Circle and experience calving glaciers and gigantic icebergs. Majestic icebergs are situated in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord right outside the town and are experienced at close range on our midnight cruise and during our full day excursion to the impressive glacier of Eqip. We also experience small and remote settlements, where 'the old world' and the Greenlandic hunters still live much according to ancient traditions.

We stay at the Hotel Arctic, the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, with flights to and excursions on Greenland included.

Tour Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights with taxes: Reykjavik - Ilulissat - Reykjavik
  • 2 nights en-suite  accommodation at Hotel Arctic on Greenland
  • 1 night en-suite accommodation in Reykjavik. 
  • Typical local breakfasts daily, 2 dinners and 1 lunch 
  • Airport transfers 
  • Services of Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet
 

Pre Tour Combinations

Our Greenland Extension tour can easily be preceded by the following tour:

Icelandic Discovery - COMMENCES REYKJAVIK 21 JUNE AND ENDS REYKJAVIK 07 JULY 2017

Post Tour Combinations

Our Greenland Extension tour can easily be followed by the following tours:

Faroe Islands - COMMENCES 10 JULY AND ENDS 14 JULY 2017

Golden Compass France Ireland Scotland Tour Leader Louise Shave
Louise Shave

Louise Shave graduated from the University of Auckland, in Languages, History and Music and with a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching.

She has a passion for her chosen subjects and really enjoys sharing with travellers the history and culture of countries in which she has lived or experienced. The extensive time she has recently spent living in both France and Ireland has given her an in-depth knowledge of those particular countries. She is a fluent speaker of French.

For the past 14 years, she has led many outbound programmes, especially in Europe, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Ireland, India, Bhutan and Nepal. She is much in demand as a guest speaker.

For six years, Louise and her husband explored the waterways of Europe on their 20 metre converted Dutch Barge. Not content with river travel, they also sailed a 10 metre boat across the Irish Sea and then back to England. Three years were spent in Ireland on the canals and rivers, with numerous adventures, followed by more time around the coast and in the English waterways.

As well as those noted above, her interests include art, architecture, theatre, film, reading, trekking, and, not least, her family!

 

Moderate

This program includes placeswhich can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Golden Compass’s UK, European, Asian and other educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 151, Albion Park, NSW 2527, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass Tours Australia

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 1800 132 385.