Iceland ProCruises Catalogue 2022

D E N M A R K S T R A I T P R I N C E C H R I S T I A N S O U N D 6 6 ˚ 3 3 ’ N A R C T I C C I R C L E Iceland ProCruises terms and conditions: Sales & Marketing: Baarerstr. 21 Höfdabakki 9D 6300 Zug 110 Reykjavik Switzerland Germany Phone: UK toll free number 0800 032 1630 Phone IS: +354 510 3600 E-Mail: Nuuk Greenland’s capital has around 16,000 inhabitants and combines Inuit traditions with modern European urbanity. It’s also Greenland’s oldest town, founded in 1728 by the Danish Norwegian missionary Hans Egede. The National Museum features 500-year-old mummies from Qilakitsoq, as well as other arti- facts related to Greenland archaeology, history and art. The Katuaq Cultural Center in downtown Nu- uk is the venue for concerts, exhibitions, cinema and local cuisine. The University of Greenland, the country’s only university, is also located in Nuuk. Disko Bay Disko Bay combines incredible iceberg scenery and Inuit hospitality. Along the eastern edge of the bay is Ilulissat, the third largest town in Greenland. The name means “iceberg” in Greenlandic, a reference to its location at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Photo:RuthÁsgeirsdóttir The South Some of the best known Icelandic sights are in this area including the Strokkur geyser, the geo- logically and historically interesting Thingvellir area, and the imposing Gullfoss waterfall. Also located here is the famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier, which covers the caldera of an ancient volcano. Vestman- naeyjar are a group of 14 volcanic islands, only one of which is inhabited – “Heimaey”. Several specta- cular waterfalls and dramatic sea cliffs are also found along the south shore. Photo:©ErwinNeu The North Nowhere else in the world do so many whales gather in one area as in the waters off northern Iceland. Observing whales in the wild is always a thrilling adventure. Also located in the north is the fascinating Lake Myvatn region. The schizophrenic landscape looks as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life. g I v r The East The eastern coast of Iceland is dominated by narrow fjords, rugged mountains, remote homesteads and historic fishing villages. Here you find a variety of hiking trails that lead through untouched nature and spectacular scenery. Among the region’s high- lights are the town of Djupivogur on the Berufjor- dur fjord and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, full of icebergs from Breidamerkurjokull glacier. Y6096