You can meet locals and watch the Greenland coastline change from green hills to steep granite peaks on board Sarfaq Ittuk, the only coastal ferry in Greenland.
The Ocean is Greenland’s highway connecting towns on the west coast and to experience Greenland from the seaside is something out of the ordinary. Greenlanders have always had a special relationship with the sea; survival came through the sea and they live in the middle of this amazing and unspoilt nature.
The coastal ship Sarfaq Ittuk sails along the west coast and is a safe and comfortable ship. It is smaller than most cruisers and is therefore able to dock at very small settlements and can navigate very close to whales and icebergs.
Combined adventures on land and at sea
If you are looking for adventures on land and at sea, we have various packages that combine the best of both worlds.
The coastal ship: Sarfaq Ittuk
The ship was built in 1992 and was modernized and extended in winter 1999/2000. She now has a length of 73 meters and a width of 11 meters. With an engine of 2000 HP, the ship has a maximum speed of 13 knots. The crew is 22 people. The ship has a café, a lounge with panoramic windows, a playroom, and a hospital/clinic in case of injuries and acute illness on board. The ship’s capacity is 274 passengers.
Accommodation: Cabins and couchettes
The cabins are designed for 1-4 people. Each cabin is approx. 9.9 square meters (approx. 321 square feet) and contains a table, a chair, a wardrobe and 220 volt sockets. There is an en suite bathroom and toilet, and bed linen and towels are included. All cabins are exterior cabins and have sea views.
The cabins are located on decks 3 and 4. You will be allocated a place of accommodation upon boarding. You will not be staying with strangers; only with those with whom you are booked.
Couchettes are bunk beds in an open area on decks 1 – 3. All beds have single-use sheets, pillow, and pillowcase. It is possible to buy a single-use duvet. You can also choose to bring your own bed linen or sleeping bag. There are shared toilets and a shower in the hallways and the possibility to put luggage in a luggage room in the hallway. You will be allocated a place of accommodation upon boarding. You may be staying with other passengers. However, as often as possible, we take into account that people of the same sex will stay in the same areas.
Please note that you can only book a couchette in the booking flow. If you wish to upgrade to a cabin, this can only be done by requesting it in the comments box in the booking process. After this, we will check availability and get back to you as soon as possible.