SEATTLE, WA – Quark Expeditions successfully launched its new Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air itinerary on July 16, 2022. The 9-day expedition on the technologically-advanced Ultramarine has solidified Quark Expeditions’ position as the leader in helicopter-supported polar adventure.
Quark Expeditions’ guests traveled by a private charter flight from Reykjavik, Iceland, to the small village of Narsarsuaq, nestled in the deep fjord of Tunulliarfik in South Greenland. From there, they departed on Ultramarine for an epic expedition exploring the mountains, alpine lakes, ice masses and fjords of South Greenland.
Quark Expeditions’ guests are currently navigating the majestic fjords that dominate the southern and southeastern coasts of Greenland on Ultramarine. The game-changing vessel - equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs - is designed to give unprecedented access to the hardest-to-reach places in the Polar Regions. Access to these remote wilderness sites is made possible through partnerships with local Greenlanders.
Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air offers guests a truly ultra-immersive destination experience. In addition to sea kayaking, Zodiac cruising, shore landings and guided walks, intrepid guests also have the opportunity to experience a diverse selection of heli-supported activities, such heli-landing on the Greenland Ice Sheet, heli-hiking, heli-mountain biking, helicopter-supported alpine lake kayaking, and overnight camping along the picturesque Tasermiut Fjord.
This epic Greenland expedition marks one of numerous milestones for Quark Expeditions in recent months. In addition to launching the purpose-built Ultramarine, the seasoned team at Quark Expeditions has developed new itineraries, a first-ever Inuit culinary experience (available in Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic), as well as a portfolio of heli-supported adventures.
“Our Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air is the first itinerary in history to be developed in full partnership with local community members and businesses in Greenland, from conception to execution,” said Alex McNeil, Director of Expedition Experience and Innovation for Quark Expeditions. “The culture and expertise of the people of South Greenland have been woven into these voyages. Ultramarine’s twin-engine helicopters now transport guests to remote locations for unique adventure options - something no other operator can provide. Aligned with our Polar Promise strategy, all of these activities - geared to travelers of all ages and levels of fitness - are developed sustainably with our local partners.”