-Expedition Greenland 24- Disko Bay-round trip

39,500 NOK

juli 27 - 3. august 2023

8 days

Disko Bay is one of West Greenalnd most famous and visited destinations, with good reasons. We start here from the smal village of Ilulissat by the Illusatfjord which is UNESCO World Heritage area. In the bottom of this fjord the calving glacier Sermeq Kujalleq, which is part of the vast inland ice, fills the fjord here with icebergs recembeling crystal white skyscrapers. We set our course further around the volcanic island of Discoøya, where we will both do hikes on land, try our fishing luck and explore the majestic landscapes surrounding us here. We visit the charming village of Qeqertarsuaq and will underway learn a lot about the Greelandic and the inuit’s culture, heritage and lifestyle.

We have gotten to our final destination for this leg, and now it's really time to enjoy what we have been sailing up the Grenlandic west coast for! This week we spend around Disco Bay, starting and ending in the little cute fishing village of Ilulissat. During this week we will not sail that many sea-miles as on the legs up and down the coast. We will anyways spend a few nights sailing underway, having the wheelhouse filled with the midnight sun on our night watches. But we will also be anchored up quite some of our nights onboard.


 


From SeilNorge we will be 2-3 skippers and crew, of which all are great sailors, and of which at least one of us has solid experience from similar expeditions.  We will work as guides and polar bear guards when we are ashore in the terrain. Along the way, sailing or on motor, we will include all participants in the sailing. We will generally sail at all times of the day, and everyone onboard will be running watches of 4 hours on and 8 hours off.


It's not just any sailboat we use on this trip, but our 70-feet expedition boat Valiente. She is a very steady and comfortable boat built in steel, made for sailing in arctic waters. The boat is well equipped and has a large outdoor area, a wheelhouse and a 360-degree-view lounge. For pictures and more info about Valiente see link here.


This expedition is like our other adventures, primarily a major exploration, but also a great opportunity to learn a lot about sailing and navigation, and not least the use of a boat as a starting point for explorations and experiences ashore. Are you ready for the summer's expedition from Iceland to Greenland?


 


We recommend all participants to remain a couple of days extra in Greenland, as there’s a lot to see and do here. We’ll send out tips and info on activities and accommodation to all participants.


 


The Arctic is a vulnerable area under pressure from people and climate change. In SeilNorge we are committed to taking care of the environment as much as possible and we believe that small boats with few people and little pollution and waste are much less harmful to the environment, climate and local wildlife, than larger boats and cruise ships. We also try to gather garbage at the places we visit, instead of leaving something behind. On Svalbard and Greenland we follow AECO's guidelines for encounters with wildlife, beach cleaning, cultural heritage sites and for arctic operators. More about AECO's guidelines can be read here. https://www.aeco.no/guidelines/


This longer expedition to Greenland is a dream we’ve had for a long time. Last year we had to postpone - this year we set sail for new adventures!
Many have already showed their interest for the different legs so this will be very exciting!

Emil, SeilNorge

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