Great Canadian Travel Company Offers Greenland Voyage

The Great Canadian Travel Company is offering a 10-day, nine-night voyage, “Greenland by Schooner,” priced at $4880. Departures are Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2012.

Guests fly into Reykjavik, Iceland, for an overnight stay before departing the next morning by air for Constable Point, before embarking on the two-masted, 50-passenger wooden schooner Hildur. On day three the cruise visits Hekla Havn before sailing west to Ankervig through the Føhnfjord. On the fourth day the cruise visits the Hjørnedal, a steep valley entering Gåseland from Ankervig, before sailing north through Rødefjord to anchor in Harefjord.

The next day is spent ashore in Harefjord scouting for musk oxen and hiking to the top of the ridge between Harefjord and Rypefjord. The cruise continues sailing, now eastwards, through the Øfjord to anchor at Bjørneøer. The following day the cruise continues to sail up Nordvestfjord for a visit to an old Inuit settlement on the island of Mågetuen, then sail east to an abandoned trading post at Sydkap. That evening, there will be a bonfire and BBQ at the rocky beach where a local hunter helps prepare musk ox meat.

On day seven, depart in the early morning for the crossing of Hall Basin to Ittoqqortoomit, where there is accommodation at the local guesthouse for two nights. On day nine, you sail to Constable Point, disembark for the return flight to Reykjavík, where you overnight before returning to North America.

The Greenland by Schooner program includes accommodation and all meals on board the schooner, the services of crew, all excursions and arrangements as noted in the itinerary, round trip airfare between Reykjavik and Constable Point, accommodations for two nights in Reykjavik, and airport transfers in Iceland. Airfare between North America and Reykjavik is not included. The price of $4880 is based on double occupancy; single supplement is available on request.

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