Poseidon Expeditions - your polar cruise operator
Though seemingly larger than life, Disko Bay is almost not large enough to hold its many wonders.
This voyage centers on Disko Bay, a region on the west coast of Greenland famous for its icebergs, whales, and friendly Inuit villages. It departs from the capital of Greenland city of Nuuk and finishes in Kangerlussuaq. Attractions include volcanic landscapes, museums, iconic churches in numerous settlements, Greenlandic sled dogs, and stunning scenery everywhere.
Our area of exploration encompasses a wealth of natural wonders such as the famous Ilulissat Icefjord, the beautiful Eqip Sermia glacier, the heart-shaped Uummannaq mountain, and breathtaking fjords, such as Nuuk fjord, reaching deep into the mountainous wilderness of Greenland.
With a maximum capacity of just 114 passengers, we usually operate with 100 guests off the ship. It maximizes our travelers' time ashore because there is no need for splitting passengers into groups for landing rotations as required on larger ships.
Experience active exploration of the polar regions through a variety of activities. Weather permitting, we schedule up to 3 excursions per day and offer optional kayaking and, in Antarctica, camping. Enrich your polar knowledge in an engaging and interactive way through Poseidon’s edutainment program.
Polar cruising is our passion and expertise and over the past 24 years, we’ve gained tremendous experience building a strong team of enthusiastic polar professionals who are all experts in their field. Each cruise is a thoughtfully crafted expedition voyage.
The spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the head of this steady stream of ice lies Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Glacier), an outlet of the Greenland Ice Sheet through which around 46 cubic kilometers of ice are calved annually into the sea.
Situated nearby is the town of Ilulissat, which offers easy access for close viewing of icebergs emanating from the immense glacier front. The combination of a highly scenic ice sheet and a fast moving ice stream, along with the dramatic sound produced by grinding icebergs, presents an unforgettable natural spectacle.
Cultural traditions are blended with modern living in contemporary Inuit villages throughout the Disco Bay area. Colorful houses are a modern reflection of the pride and felicity of this robust and ancient culture. The preservation of a subsistence lifestyle is evident in fishing boat captains and sled dog mushers. Village youth enjoy soccer with some of the sport’s most scenic backdrops.
Each village has its own unique history and character. Settlements on our route include Itilleq, Sisimiut, Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq, and Uummannaq.
Disko Island is the largest island on the west coast of Greenland. The island’s characteristic volcanic landscape contains hot springs, red basalt mountains, lush greenery, and amazing rock formations. The small, traditional town of Qeqertarsuaq is among of Greenland’s oldest.
The waters around Disko Island are home to a variety of whale species including humpback, fin, minke, and bowhead (also known as the Greenland right whale). The abundance of icebergs makes whale watching here a particularly awesome experience.
In Greenland’s Disco Bay, you will be filled with inspiration and your memory card will be filled with photos. Our free photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your skills alongside an expert photographer.
Attractions include distinctive mountains, volcanic rock formations, cathedral-like icebergs, calving glaciers, and gregarious whales, as well as charismatic sled dogs and colorful houses in villages throughout.
Our expert photographer will be there to help you make the most of this bounty in your viewfinder. Be sure to clear your calendar after the voyage, as you will have an excessive amount of photos to post.
Greenland has been a paradise for kayakers ever since the versatile craft was invented here many thousands of years ago. Disko Bay invites you to paddle through its fjords, around its skerries, and amidst its spectacular icebergs.
Join us for an unscripted, genuine small-group adventure as we discover rugged coastlines, tidewater glaciers, and uninhabited islands while paddling through waters strewn with icebergs and frequented by whales.
Sea Kayak Club is a fun and exciting way to experience the extraordinary beauty of Disko Bay. If you enjoy sea kayaking, then do not miss your chance to participate in this optional adventure activity.