• Disko Bay

Disko Bay  |  10 days

Embarking and disembarking in Kangerlussuaq, Western Greenland, whales, nature, and cultural exploration will astonish you over the next six days in this iceberg paradise. At Evighedsfjorden, (meaning Fjord of Eternity), we hike among the majestic mountain peaks for an incredible 360 degree panorama of the surrounding fiords. We visit Sisimiut, 40 km north of the Arctic Circle, and Ilulissat with its marvellous gallery of icy sculptures, where hiking in the surrounding hills reveals awesome views. Humpback whales abound in the nearby fjords. We plan to hike in the Eqip Sermia area to witness the icebergs calving.  The bergs in Disko Bay come from the Jakobshavn Glacier, also known as Sermeq Kujalleq, and the world’s fastest, advancing 40 metres a day.  Spring offers good opportunities to spot bowhead whales which are still in Disko Bay before heading west.


Ship: Sea Spirit  

29 May – 7 June 2016

Guide price:£5,110 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)




Trip reports for Greenland


Fiona’s travel tips

WHAT TO WEAR: Dress in layers with a wind and waterproof outer layer. Fleeces are great underneath. It can still be cold sailing in the middle of summer so a hat, scarf and gloves are sensible if you feel the cold.


BRING WITH YOU: Insect repellent and antihistamine as mosquitoes are around in summer.

Clients’ comments

“Ship was very comfortable, lovely food, waiters and cabin stewards did a grand job. Good selection of talks and entertainment. It was a privilege to be welcomed into the Inuit and Newfoundland communities. A unique, once in a lifetime experience that I’ll look back on with great pleasure.”

Christine Lord, Wild Labrador and Greenland, September 2011


“The holiday was fantastic. Favourite aspects were the wonder of the Scoresby Sund fjord under clear blue skies, the northern lights and the icebergs. In Iceland the bus drivers, both male and female, were all very courteous. The B&B was excellent, very clean and friendly staff. I chose you as you offered en route accommodation and return flights – definitely a point in your favour.”

Sandy Lawson, Scoresby Sund, September 2011


“Pre-departure the service was very helpful and friendly. The whole trip was wonderful and friendly and everything went like clockwork. We enjoyed it all.”

Pat Gellion and Margaret Moore, Scoresby Sund (Professor Molchanov)

“Thank you for arranging our trip to the Arctic. We found Fiona to be extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the destination. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the Arctic experience. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and would certainly use Arcturus again.”

Gillian and Neville Ham, Spitsbergen and NE Greenland


“I had a splendid holiday, I liked the Polar Star very much. Nansen Fjord was superb, at last we had sunshine. That night there was a good display of the aurora, the first time I had seen it. I had never been to the Westmann Islands and I found the harbour at Heimaey delightful. The arrangements you made for me were very good and I recommend Arcturus to all.

Elizabeth Lonkhurst, Steam to Ice (Polar Star)