discover-the-world.co.uk/icelandbrochure Talk to the experts 01737 218 800 7777East GreenlandTasiilaqTasiilaq © Svend Erik Nielsen© Bent Petersen77It is possible to explore the ice-choked fjords and glacier-scoured valleys from Illulissat, or alternatively, sail between here and Narsaq on board the Greenlandic ferry MV Sarfaq Ittuk. A comfortable yet functional ship, she offers an invaluable service to the local communities as well as transport for visitors to this magnificent coastline. Essential West Greenland (Illulissat)6 nights, June-August, bed and breakfast, from £1650 per person (two sharing, excluding return UK-Iceland flights - see page 80)Greenland Coastal Voyage (sailing between Illulissat and Narsarsuaq) 7 nights, June-August, bed and breakfast, from £2927 per person (two sharing, excluding return UK-Iceland flights - see page 80)The modern town of Ilulissat sits approximately 200km above the Arctic Circle, mid-way along the west coast at the mouth of a 56km long ice fjord and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is here that you'll find famous Disko Bay. Hotel Arctic boasts a restaurant with incredible views over the bay's icebergs, with award-winning chefs creating mouth-watering cuisine. Just a couple of kilometres from Ilulissat you'll find the idyllic Sermermiut valley, which back in 1727 was Greenland's biggest settlement. Today, the town is home to at least 4,000 sled dogs and the harbour is full of fishing boats and trawlers. Should you opt to cruise on board the Sarfaq Ittuk, accommodation is in outside cabins. The beautiful, verdant south contrasts spectacularly with the icebergs of Disko Bay and at the end of your cruise you'll enjoy two nights in Narsaq before flying from Narsarsuaq to Iceland. West GreenlandA variety of excursions are available in Greenland which we recommend you book and pay for locally. This is because most excursions are weather dependent. According to location and time of year, these include city walks, iceberg and midnight sun cruises, visits to remote hunters' settlements, fishing tours, helicopter trips to the icecap, whale safaris and husky encounters - further information can be found on our website or contact us. Please note that excursions are also subject to minimum numbers and some may not operate from March to end of May. Optional Excursions ? Time in Reykjavik at either end of your Greenland tour is strongly recommended, to allow for any weather delays (this is included in the number of nights shown on these pages).
And beyond. Our programme of holidays reaches beyond Iceland to Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Canada as well as New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica and the Arctic. The range of destinations we offer reflects the places we know best and enjoy travelling to. From tailor-made independent travel and self-drive adventures to expedition cruising and small group escorted tours, explore the world in a way that suits you. With a collection of truly special, imaginative itineraries, we ensure that our clients get the most out of each destination.Winter LaplandNorway, Sweden, FinlandCovering Sweden, Norway and Finland, our inspiring collection of holidays to this enchanting region includes traditional winter warmers in cozy log cabins; thrilling active adventures by snowmobile, husky or reindeer, not forgetting the magnificent northern lights, as well as 'once-in-a-lifetime' experiences such as the original ICEHOTEL. With much of Scandinavia breaching the auroral oval, there are excellent chances of seeing the northern lights across Lapland. With Discover the World's direct flight from Heathrow to Kiruna - the only one from the UK - you can reach the snowy realms of Swedish Lapland in just 3½ hours. You can even combine Iceland and the ICEHOTEL in one memorable holiday; see pages 72-73 or our website for further information.Summer Scandinavia Norway, Sweden, FinlandIn the land where the sun never sets, summer in Scandinavia is truly magical. From Norway's iconic fjords and mountains and Sweden's archipelago coastline, to Finland's log cabins and wildlife adventures, Scandinavia is an outdoor lover's paradise. All countries can be explored on an independent tailor-made itinerary. Self-drives are a popular option, allowing you to enjoy the freedom of the open road and explore at your own pace.Canada A truly spectacular country, Canada offers a wealth of holiday adventures - including iconic rail journeys through the Rockies, vibrant city breaks in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, unforgettable self-drive holidays through breathtaking landscapes, and guided wildlife tours in search of polar bears, grizzlies, orcas and © Rocky Mountaineer, Canada78 Why choose Discover the World - see page 6For our office opening hours please visit our website