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Greenland’s Ice Sheets Quark Heli-Cruise

Narsarsuaq, Tunulliarfik Fjord & Arctic Patagonia

Best time to travel
Jul – Aug
Ideal length
9 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Reykjavik.
  • All airport shuttle transfers and charter flights.
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in Reykjavik and aboard the M/V Ultramarine during your luxury Quark expedition.
  • Daily Zodiac cruises, visiting the remote landscapes of Southern Greenland.
  • Exclusive adventures including flightseeing, heli-hiking and an ice sheet experience.
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Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.
Ultramarine restaurant
Featuring table tops that accommodate 2 to 10, guests can enjoy a quiet dinner or join a larger table of new friends. Guests will also enjoy views from every seat in addition to direct access to the wraparound deck.
Ultramarine Spa
Offering a variety of treatments, the spa and adjacent steam room allow passengers to fully relax and unwind before their next off-ship adventure. ​
Ultramarine Sauna
Perfectly juxtaposed luxury: guests can rest and relax in the comfort and warmth of the sauna while enjoying the spectacular views outside.​
Ultramarine Lounge and Bar
Enclosed in glass and featuring unobstructed views, the Panorama Lounge and Bar allows guests to relax indoors while staying connected to the awe-inspiring landscapes drifting by. ​It servese as a cozy gathering point where guests can sip a glass of wine, engage in great conversation, indulge in a board game, or socialize at the bar—and, later in the evening, bust a move on the dance floor.
Ultramarine Luxury suites
The luxury suites offer the perfect sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation after an exciting day of exploration.


An adventure awaits as you experience the beauty of Greenland by land, sea and air. In partnership with the expedition specialist cruise line, Quark, explore the rugged landscapes of Southeast Greenland. Soar over glacial fjords, walk along vast polar plateaus and ascend cascading coastal glaciers. Nicknamed the Arctic Patagonia, there is no limit to the adventures you can experience.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Reykjavik.

Upon arrival, take the complimentary airport shuttle and transfer to your nearby hotel for a one night pre-cruise stay.

Depart for Narsarsuaq on a private charter plane.

Arriving in the scenic village deep in the Tunulliarfik Fjord, step aboard Quark’s M/V Ultramarine and set out on your seven night exploration of Southern Greenland.

Nicknamed the Arctic Patagonia, witness spectacular landscapes from the observation deck.

From the warmth and comfort of your vessel, cruise past dramatic fjords, rugged coastline, snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys.

Arctic Expeditions
Quark promises an extensive portfolio of outdoor expeditions to enjoy.

On the ultimate polar exploration, set out on daily activities with the expeditions team. As stunning as polar landscapes are from your ship, they’ll be even more striking from the air on guiding flightseeing tours.

Quark Expeditions Polar Bear Arctic
Experience one adventure after another as you set out on small group tours.

Fly over the polar landscape, land on remote ice sheets only accessible by air, paddle by kayak through the polar waters and hike along the dramatic coastline.

Arctic Kayaking
Witness Greenland’s wildlife on daily Zodiac excursions.

Arctic fox, humpback whales, and white tailed eagle are just some of the magnificent wildlife you’ll spot along your daily Zodiac excursions. Expert guides will know the perfect place to spot each animal.

Arctic fox
Disembark in Narsarsuaq and fly to Reykjavik.

After spending the afternoon exploring the surrounding villages and landmarks of Narsarsuaq, depart by charter flight to Reykjavik for a one night post-cruise stay at a partner airport hotel.

Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

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M/V Ultramarine


One of the latest additions to the Quark fleet, M/V Ultramarine is specifically designed to explore the remote polar regions.

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“I’ve been a customer of OROKO for the last 12 months and have booked family holidays, ski trips and short breaks. The whole experience is brilliant; you explain the type of holiday that you are hoping to have, without specifying necessarily where and the team will present you a series of ideas and options, all costed out. It takes away all the stress of planning a trip. On top of this, you receive a full itinerary, and all activities can be sourced in advance. I’m a big fan.”

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