M/S Sarfaq Ittuk was built in 1992 and renovated and extended in the winter of 1999/2000. She now has a length of 73 meters and a width of 11 meters. With an engine of 2000 HP, the ship reaches a speed of 13 knots.
The ship’s capacity is 228 passengers with a crew of 22 people. Accommodation facilities are 24 4-bed cabins, all of them with window and bathroom, and 126 couchettes. 3 suites with two beds, all of them with window and bathroom + television.
Passengers with couchettes have access to lockable showers in public areas. The ship is classified by the “Norske Veritas” to sail in the Arctic area.
Free baggage is limited to 30 kg. per. person and may only include ordinary luggage like suitcases, bags, sacks, or similar.
Extra luggage costs DKK 10 per. kg. + charge DKK 200.
Luggage overweight will be charged, based on existing charges and freight by ship.
Luggage storage rooms for passengers are available in couchettes on deck 1, 2 and 3.
Luggage stored in the luggage rooms is stored at own risk and we recommend marking all items with name and contact information.
We provide safety boxes in the information hall on deck 3 (DKK 10.- per day).
We offer wireless internet in the aft lounge, and in the Café Sarfaq.
1 hour / 60 min. DKK 50
3 hours / 180 min. DKK 100
12 hours / 720 min. DKK 200
Safety is Arctic Umiaq Lines number one priority, which is reflected in several ways in the daily life aboard Sarfaq Ittuk. It is routine for the crew to think and act from the highest possible safety requirements and standards at all times.
The ship is built of heavy steel. The crew is well trained and has extensive experience in sailing with passengers along the coast of Greenland. Occasionally with passengers aboard, fire and safety drills will be carried out. The exercises are necessary to provide the crew with the greatest possible experience, should an emergency occur.
Smoking is only allowed in designated areas on open deck aft deck 4 and deck 5. (This also apply for Electronic cigarettes).
Unfortunately, no freezer is available aboard on Sarfaq Ittuk. However, we offer access to a red thermo box on open deck, aft deck 4. Goods stored in the thermo box is stored at own risk and we recommend to mark all items with name and contact information.
All weapons have to be handed to the deck officer when boarding the ship.
It is possible to take a pet along on your travels. You can max. bring one pet. The journey must not extend over more than 36 hours.
Dogs and cats are not allowed to stay in the public passenger areas inside the ship during the journey. By booking and boarding, you are required to present valid vaccination certificate. Dogs and cats must have an approved transportation crate, and can only be allowed if they can stay on deck. Obtaining the transportation crate is your own responsibility.
Fee: DKK 300 to bring your cat or dog. The fee must be paid upon embarking.
If you have further questions please contact us by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasickness is not dangerous and can be prevented.
It is possible to buy seasickness tablets or Sea-band at Café Sarfaq. If you have any questions please contact our staff in Café Sarfaq or at the information desk.
We provide a ships guide in June, July and August. The Ships guide will give lectures in different topics about Greenland and make sightseeing in some of the smaller cities and settelments.
There will be no ship guide in 2023.
When the information stand and Café Sarfaq are closed, it is possible to contact the staff on the bridge by activating the emergency button next to the Information on deck 3.