Explore the rugged coast of the largest island in the world on this fascinating eight-day tour with the much-loved TV presenter

Seeing the dramatic Arctic coastline of west Greenland, where narrow fjords meander beneath giant glaciers and towering mountains, is an unforgettable experience. On this special eight-day trip you will have the chance to witness the beauty of Greenland in the company of popular TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle.

Ben, who first came to fame after appearing in the television show Castaway 20 years ago, has become one of Britain's most popular presenters. He is also an accomplished author, having written The Race to the Pole about his Antarctic challenge and Through Hell and High Water - the story of the transatlantic row he took on with former Olympian James Cracknell. Ben will give up to three exclusive talks and a private question-and-answer session, as well joining you on an the included excursions during your trip.

This is an unmissable chance to explore the famous Disko Bay and the town of Ilulissat, also known as the iceberg capital of the world. You'll explore small towns and tiny settlements, learn about the Inuit culture and meet Qeqertarsuaq locals over coffee and cake.

You will sail on MV Ocean Atlantic with our recommended travel partner Discover The World, an expert in voyages holidays to Iceland and Lapland and voyages to the polar regions. Specifically designed for expedition cruises, you can make the most of the long daylight hours on the ship's observation platforms and in panorama lounges or enjoy the cuisine, gym, sauna, pool and Jacuzzi.

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Ben Fogle
Presenter & Adventurer

Ben Fogle has presented numerous programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Discovery, worked as a special correspondent for NBC News, and made documentaries on Prince William in Africa and Captain Scott in Antarctica. He has written nine bestselling books, including Race To The Pole and The Accidental Adventurer, and is the United Nations patron of the wilderness, a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and ambassador to WWF, Tusk and Hearing Dogs For The Deaf, as well as a patron to the Red Cross.

Price includes

  • Up to three exclusive talks and a Q&A session with Ben Fogle

  • Excursions with Ben Fogle and family
  • Return flight from the UK to Copenhagen
  • Return flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
  • Five night full-board voyage on MV Ocean Atlantic
  • City tours and museum visits in Sisimiut, Qeqertarsuaq and Ilulissat
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Kaffemik (coffee and cake) visit with locals in Qeqertarsuaq
  • Guiding and lectures from Discover The World's the experienced on-board expedition team
  • Photography assistance from on-board photography expert
  • Airport lounge access on departure**
  • Free copy of The Accidental Adventurer by Ben Fogle**

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Aug 18, 2021
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 25, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£4,219*
* *PRICE FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. BASED ON TWO SHARING AN OUTSIDE CABIN CATEGORY D. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. 5% deposit applies (non-refundable) and full balance is payable 90 days prior to departure. **Subscribers only, one copy of book per booking. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls charged at local rates. This tour is operated by Discover the World, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice at telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted.
From
Wed, Wed, Aug 18, 2021
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 25, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£4,295*
* *PRICE FOR NON-SUBSCRIBERS. BASED ON TWO SHARING AN OUTSIDE CABIN CATEGORY D. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. **Subscribers only, one copy of book per booking. Calls charged at local rates. This tour is operated by Discover the World, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice, to be found at telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Copenhagen
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    You will fly to Copenhagen, one of Europe's coolest and most welcoming cities. On arrival, you'll have time to explore Denmark's beautiful capital at your leisure.

  2. Day
    2
    Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq Havn, Greenland

    After a morning flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq in western Greenland, you will transfer to the port before arriving at the MV Ocean Atlantic by zodiac. While you enjoy dinner, you'll set sail through the 160-kilometre Kangerlussuaq fjord.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Sisimiut
    Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland

    You'll arrive in the colourful, modern town of Sisimiut in the morning. At the foot of Nasaasaaq Mountain, it's the second largest townin Greenland with 5,400 inhabitants. You'll take a city tour with highlights including the historic colonial quarter, the museum and church. In the afternoon, you'll head north past the Sisimiut Isortuat Fjord, the Nordre Stromfjord settlements of Attu and Kierasaarsunk and the small town of Kangaatsiaq.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Disko Island
    Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), Greenland

    Today, you'll get a taste of life in Greenland when you meet some of Qeqertarsuaq's locals for 'kaffemik'. On the distinctive Disko Island, you'll have a chance to wander through the town before sampling some home-made cakes with tea or coffee accompanied by local music and dance with some of the town's residents. In theafternoon, you will continue your journey to the breathtakingly beautiful Eqip Sermia Glacier. There, in what is sure to be an unforgettable experience, you'll observe the icebergs calving off the enormous icecap.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Ilulissat
    Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), Greenland

    Ilulissat means 'icebergs' in Greeland's Kalallisut language and that's exactly what you'll see in the country's third largest city. Skyscraper-sized icebergs flow down from the Unesco-protected Icefjord and linger in the Arctic waters of the city's bay. You'll have the chance to hike south to explore the Icefjord on foot.
    Or you can choose to pay for an optional 2.5-hour boat trip to take you into the bay among the incredible icesculpted scenery. Of for themore adventurous, you can hire a fixed-wing plane for an aerial view of the glacier and the Icefjord.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Sarfannguit
    Sarfannguit, Greenland

    In this remote settlement, 100 residents still make their living from traditional Inuit practices of hunting, trapping and fishing. You'll meet the locals going about their day.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Arrive in Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq Havn, Greenland

    Today you'll disembark MV Ocean Atlantic in Kangerlussuaq before being transferred to the airport and flying back to Copenhagen.

    Meals - Breakfast
  8. Day
    8
    Return to the UK
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Today, you will leave Copenhagen for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MV Ocean Atlantic

4
Cruise ship

One of the strongest ships operating in the Arctic, MV Ocean Atlantic’s high manoeuvrability and shallow draft make it perfect for voyages into isolated fjords. On board you will find a dedicated lecture theatre, library and gift shop as well as a professionally staffed bar, indoor and outdoor observation areas. All private cabins are stylishly appointed with individual bathroom facilities, temperature controls and televisions.

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Aug 18, 2021
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 25, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£4,219*
* *PRICE FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. BASED ON TWO SHARING AN OUTSIDE CABIN CATEGORY D. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. 5% deposit applies (non-refundable) and full balance is payable 90 days prior to departure. **Subscribers only, one copy of book per booking. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls charged at local rates. This tour is operated by Discover the World, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice at telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted.
From
Wed, Wed, Aug 18, 2021
To
Wed, Wed, Aug 25, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£4,295*
* *PRICE FOR NON-SUBSCRIBERS. BASED ON TWO SHARING AN OUTSIDE CABIN CATEGORY D. Subject to availability. Single supplement available. **Subscribers only, one copy of book per booking. Calls charged at local rates. This tour is operated by Discover the World, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice, to be found at telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted.
Call now to book 01737 747 940
Quote ref: Greenland Fogle