Quark introduces new Greenland cruise itinerary based on Ultramarine ship's helicopters

   February 2, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The global leader in polar adventures, Quark Expeditions, announced a new Greenland itinerary constructed around Ultramarine's 2 twin-engine helicopters.

It was brought to life with local Greenlandic partners, enabling passengers to enjoy the most innovative itinerary in the 32-year history of the line.

The 11-day "Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic" (roundtrip from Reykjavik Iceland) is scheduled to launch in September 2024.

  • (Day 1) Reykjavik (hotel overnight)
  • (Day 2) charter flight to Narsarsuaq Greenland (from Keflavik Airport), boarding the ship in Narsarsuaq (South Greenland)
  • (Days 3-4) east coast fjord cruising, Lindenow Fjord/Kangerlussuaq
  • (Days 4-5-6-7) Arctic Patagonia coastal cruising, Cape Farewell, transiting Prince Christian Sound/Ikerasassuaq Strait, Tasermiut Fjord
  • (Days 8-9-10) Western Fjords cruising, Greenland Ice Sheet (landing), Qassiarsuk, Narsarsuaq (flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik hotel overnight)
  • (Day 11) Reykjavik (independent program)

Prices start from AUD 16600 (GBP 9495 / EUR 10780 / USD 11695) per person with double occupancy.

Josh Weidman, Director of Product for Quark Expeditions said that being able to develop that itinerary in full collaboration with local partners in Greenland ensured their guests could enjoy truly authentic experiences no one else could provide, "such as Tundra to Table: Inuit Culinary Experience and Greenland Camping along the Tasermiut Fjord."

"The other gems in this new itinerary are Ultramarine's two twin-engine helicopters, which enable our expedition team to take guests to areas in South Greenland no one else can where they'll choose from the most robust portfolio of off-ship adventures in the Arctic. It's our long-standing partnerships with local Greenlanders, and our dedicated expedition team—the best in the industry—that make us the experts in Greenland adventure."

Quark Ultramarine cruise ship

Itinerary highlights include:

The most helicopter activities in Greenland: passengers can explore the scenic landscapes and natural beauty of South Greenland as they experience the Ice Sheet Experience, Heli hiking, and Heli landing among other activities. They can also set foot on the Greenland Ice sheet, the world's second-largest body of ice.

Authentic Greenland Cultural Immersion: guests can visit one of South Greenland's most welcoming populations and experience the rich cultural history, cuisine, stories, and vibrant agricultural/tourism economy. A one-of-a-kind culinary experience features local foods prepared by Greenlandic chefs during the Tundra to Table: Inuit Culinary Experience.


The Stunning Northern Lights: guests can observe the natural phenomena popular as the Aurora borealis, which, in September, due to the extended 4-8 hours of night in South Greenland.