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Sailing past the ragged coastline scattered with historic lighthouses and scenic rock formations of the port towns of Maine will be an experience in and of itself. However, entering the Labrador Coast, and with the bow pointing towards Nuuk, will most likely be that experience for which our guests chose this trip. With everyday sailed the days will get longer, the nights shorter and the weather colder. Eventually sea ice will be seen and night time replaced by 24 hours of daylight. Greenland and its unique culture and wildlife await our guests. Polar bears, icebergs the size of cities, and brightly coloured towns housing the Inuit locals and their fascinating culture are only some of the treasures Greenland offers.
Guests arrive to board Urchin. Together Guests stamp passports for permission to depart, then undergo a safety briefing and get acquainted with vessel layout. Urchin then departs.
Unlike other sailing voyages offered by Urchin, sailing to Greenland through the Labrador Sea will include iceberg watches to ensure Urchin navigates the waters safely. While weather systems are able to be predicted with relative accuracy, over the long term – at some stage on some trip – the possibility remains that Urchin may well have to navigate an Arctic storm. But this in itself simply adds to the excitement of sailing in Northern waters. Fortunately as Urchin approaches Greenland, the nights will become shorter and the days longer until eventually the sun no longer sets.
Urchin is required to stop at the closest port of entry upon entering Greenland to process visas. Once processed by immigration, Urchin will dock so that guests are able to disembark.
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Maine is the easternmost state in the United States, renowned for its rugged coastline, scenic beauty, and abundant seafood. Along with its natural beauty, Maine is also famous for its rich history, which is reflected in its architecture, museums, and landmarks. The state is home to Acadia National Park, which offers some of the most stunning vistas on the East Coast, as well as numerous other state parks and nature reserves. In addition to its natural and cultural attractions, Maine is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
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Nuuk is the world’s most Northern capital city. Arriving at Nuuk visitors will be hit with the contrast of icebergs floating by all while the city of Nuuk is light up by an array warm colours for each building. The Inuit culture history and evidence of human settlement stretch back thousands of years and the city is host to many museums and cultural sites to celebrate the proud heritage.
Nuuk translates from Greenlandic to the word “point of a peninsula” its Danish name was “Godthaab” which means “Good Hope”.
Nuuk is surrounded by stunning landscapes that are best explored by boat. The fjords, glaciers, and icebergs offer a picturesque backdrop to your sailing adventure. ance to see some incredible marine life, including whales, seals, and Arctic char. Nuuk has a rich history of exploration, and sailing the same waters as some of the world’s greatest explorers is an experience like no other.
Greenland is inside the arctic circle, offering some truly unique animal experiences, and photogrghic opportunities. Although the climates is cold and unforgigiving, the landscape offers opportunities for hikes and explorations by kayak. Scuba diving can be arranged for those with the experience to brave the waters in dry-suits.
Packing for a sailing trip means prioritizing clothing that is functional to pack as light as possible as there is not much space on a vessel. Aim to stay warm by layering clothing and bring sun protection. An important consideration is any medicine that you may need may have to be ordered in bulk to last the voyage.
Visit our blog on how to pack to find out more.
We are always keen to explore the places we sail to, and encourage our guests to engage in local activities. Whether it’s choosing from one of the suggested options, or a completely custom experience, our team will do their best to make it happen.
Adventure is calling! Check out our list of pre-planned voyages or get in contact with us to charter Urchin for a custom experience.