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.
Explore the wonders of Greenland with Ben Fogle
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
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.
Reasons to book
Exclusive events with Ben Fogle
Immerse yourself in local culture
See icebergs up close in Ilulissat
Your expert guides
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**
Day1Fly to CopenhagenCopenhagen, 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.
Day2KangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq 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.
Day3SisimiutSisimiut (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.
Day4Disko IslandQeqertarsuaq (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 the afternoon, 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.
Day5IlulissatIlulissat (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.
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.
Day7Arrive in KangerlussuaqKangerlussuaq Havn, Greenland
Today you'll disembark MV Ocean Atlantic in Kangerlussuaq before being transferred to the airport and flying back to Copenhagen.
Day8Return to the UKCopenhagen, Denmark
Today, you will leave Copenhagen for your flight home.
MV Ocean Atlantic
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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