Canada, Greenland & Iceland
August 04, 2024 - August 17, 2024
Escorted by Deb Krebs
Aug. 4 Bus departs from York approximately 7am to Cape Liberty, NJ. Ship sails at 4:00pm
Aug. 5 Day at Sea
Aug. 6 Arrive Halifax, Nova Scotia at 7:00am, depart 6:00pm. Located on the shores of the world's second-largest natural harbor, the "City of Trees" adds to the pastoral beauty of Canada's maritime region.
Aug. 7 Day at Sea
Aug. 8 Arrive St. John’s, Newfoundland at 7:00am, depart 6:00pm. Saint John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, is the province’s largest city. Saint John’s is one of the oldest cities in the “New World.” Known for its colorful row houses, it has the perfect balance of luxurious city and old town charm. For the more adventurous guests, you can hike up to Signal Hill and enjoy the views.
Aug. 9 Day at Sea
Aug. 10 Day at Sea
Aug. 11 Arrive Qaqortoq, Greenland at 7:00am, depart 4:00pm. The largest town in South Greenland, which can still be covered on foot. Next to the central square, with historic buildings and pleasant cafés, Qaqortoq Museum displays a mix of modern art and classic culture. Trek up the hills for a stunning panorama of the area, complete with migrating sea ice.
Aug. 12 Cruising through Prince Christian Sound, Greenland. Named for King Christian VIII of Denmark, this dramatic fjord separates the southernmost islands from the rest of South Greenland, a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms border icy fjords. Prince Christian Sound presents beautiful scenery for cruising, with mountains reaching 4,000 feet, glaciers inching toward the sea, and tidal currents that limit the formation of ice.
Aug. 13 Day at Sea
Aug. 14 Arrive Akureyri, Iceland at 11:30am, depart 8:00pm. Akureyri, Iceland is the country’s second-largest city and one of the country’s most important ports and fishing centers. Affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland, this city is more than meets the eye. There are fabulous summer festivals fueled by the Midnight Sun, like the Akureyri Summer Arts festival (late June-late August). Akureyri is a laid-back Nordic city and a study in contrasts. The city’s Botanical Gardens is famed for its collection of high-latitude plants and well worth a visit. The city is best known as the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders – thundering waterfalls, gurgling lava fields, snow-capped mountains, sweeping fjords, and robust folk culture.
Aug. 15 Arrive Isafjordur, Iceland at 8:00am, depart 5:00pm. Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breathtaking landscapes. Here guests can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding to whale watching. They can explore the history of the town that started as a trading post in the 16th century.
Aug. 16 Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland at 5:30am. We will be picked up at the ship and then go on the Golden Circle Day Tour of the area around Reykjavik visiting Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area visiting the Strokkur geyser. The coach will drop us off at the Hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and the evening are on your own. Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast. Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings. And you’ll find in Reykjavik that the culinary scene is eclectic and awesome. Explore the city’s artistic boutiques for authentic Icelandic souvenirs and trinkets, like music boxes, unique clothing, driftwood furniture and fish-skin handbags.
Aug. 17 Breakfast at hotel. Morning is at your leisure. Transfer to airport from the hotel at approximately 12:30pm. The option is available to go to the Blue Lagoon in the morning and then transfer to the airport. Flight departure is approximately 5pm and arrive in Washington Dulles approximately 8pm. Transfer to York and arrive approximately 11pm.