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Grand Greenland: The Icy Giants of Disko Bay

This deal expires on 30th Jun 2024
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*Based on Oceanview Stateroom.

What's Included

Epic 12-night Disko Bay expedition exploring Greenland’s wild western coast, including awe-inspiring mountains and the breathtaking Ilulissat Icefjord.

Set sail north from Nuuk through the cold blue waters of west Greenland. You’ll witness phenomenal scenery as we sail past icy mountains, into deep fjords and past jaw-dropping glaciers. As we reach Disko Bay, you’ll gaze at the immense icebergs and seemingly endless stretches of wilderness. The icing on the cake is the Ilulissat Icefjord, a natural wonder of aching beauty.

Your unforgettable experience incudes:

⚓ Overnight in Reykjavík before and after the expedition cruise, including breakfast
⚓ 11-night Greenland expedition voyage from Nuuk
⚓ A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
⚓ Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
⚓ Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research
⚓ Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
⚓ Transfers, port charges, gratuities and more

Save up to 25% on an All-Inclusive Greenland cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
11th Jun 2025
Reykjavik

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in Re ...

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in Reykjavík. A laid-back city of art, culture and history, delightful Reykjavík is well worth spending some time getting to know. Take a stroll along Laugavegur with its boutiques and outdoor shops, gaze in awe at the striking Hallgrímskirkja Church, and drop in on the fascinating Reykjavík Art Museum.

If you have the time, we recommend booking a Pre-Programme with us and discovering some of Iceland’s natural highlights before your cruise begins.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
12th Jun 2025
Nuuk

You’ll have an early start today as we depart Rey ...

You’ll have an early start today as we depart Reykjavík and fly to Nuuk. Nuuk is Greenland’s colourful and compact capital. With a population of fewer than 20,000, it’s a striking mix of old and modern buildings. If you’re more a fan of the former, head down to the old part of town by the waterfront, where you’ll find Nuuk Cathedral and the statue of Hans Egede standing on a hill. In the water below, you’ll see the beautiful Mother of the Sea statue – a striking juxtaposition between the two.

Your expedition ship awaits you in the harbour. After being welcomed aboard and collecting your complimentary expedition jacket, it’s time to settle into your cabin and enjoy your first dinner aboard.

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
13th Jun 2025
Cruising at Sea

Sailing towards the Arctic Circle you’ll have time to get a ...

Sailing towards the Arctic Circle you’ll have time to get acquainted with the AECO rules and recommendations regarding operations and landings in the fragile Arctic environment. Make sure you attend these mandatory presentations if you want to join planned landings as we head north.

You will also have time to settle on board, enjoy the state-of-the-art ship facilities and join the first lectures on Greenland related topics, including the Citizen Science projects run on board the ship.

At some point during the sailing, we will cross the Arctic Circle, entering the lands of the Midnight Sun at the height of summer.

Arrive
Depart
Day 4
14th Jun 2025
Ilulissat

Today we reach Disko Bay – a haven for whales and other wildli ...

Today we reach Disko Bay – a haven for whales and other wildlife. The waters here are scattered with icebergs in many shapes and sizes, and they all come from one place – the Ilulissat Icefjord. This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site regularly tops the list of things to see and do in Greenland, and today you’ll find out why. Enjoy the scenery as you walk along the wooden gangway to the breathtaking ice fjord.

Marvel at giant icebergs floating placidly in the deep blue waters as they take on different hues of white, grey and blue. All photographers, regardless of skill, will return to the ship with the most enviable images. Back in pretty Ilulissat, visit the Icefjord Centre to learn more about the ice in this fascinating area and take a hike to Sermermiut to drink in the incredible views.

Arrive
Depart
Day 5
15th Jun 2025
Uummannaq

Beyond the Nuussuaq peninsula, distances start to mean ...

Beyond the Nuussuaq peninsula, distances start to mean everything, because it’s here that Greenland’s ‘Far North’ begins. At this latitude life proceeds at a slower pace. Weather and ice conditions run the show, and any successful landing that we attempt depends on the ability of the Captain to safely navigate waterways – especially when a summer fog descends. All in all, it’s the perfect setting for our expedition.

The beauty of the land and the relative productivity of the environment here have attracted people since the first settlers came down the coast more than 4,000 years ago. Intriguing archaeological sites are mute witness of the ability of Arctic people to thrive in such a harsh environment. It is from this area that the famed Qilakitsoq mummies were discovered.

Potential activities around here include calls at small communities such as Uummannaq – a beautiful island town with a heart-shaped mountain – or Ukkusissat. We may visit the archaeological site of Qilakitsok, go on nature landings, or attempt ice cruising in the inner fjords with our small expedition boats.

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
16th Jun 2025
Uummannaq

Beyond the Nuussuaq peninsula, distances start to m ...

Beyond the Nuussuaq peninsula, distances start to mean everything, because it’s here that Greenland’s ‘Far North’ begins. At this latitude life proceeds at a slower pace. Weather and ice conditions run the show, and any successful landing that we attempt depends on the ability of the Captain to safely navigate waterways – especially when a summer fog descends. All in all, it’s the perfect setting for our expedition.

The beauty of the land and the relative productivity of the environment here have attracted people since the first settlers came down the coast more than 4,000 years ago. Intriguing archaeological sites are mute witness of the ability of Arctic people to thrive in such a harsh environment. It is from this area that the famed Qilakitsoq mummies were discovered.

Potential activities around here include calls at small communities such as Uummannaq – a beautiful island town with a heart-shaped mountain – or Ukkusissat. We may visit the archaeological site of Qilakitsok, go on nature landings, or attempt ice cruising in the inner fjords with our small expedition boats.

Arrive
Depart
Day 7
17th Jun 2025
Disko Bay

Grandeur in the key word here. Disko Bay is one of those plac ...

Grandeur in the key word here. Disko Bay is one of those places that people dream about. And with good reason – the deep blue waters here are scattered with icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are truly immense, weighing up to seven million tonnes, and the ice fjord pumps out more water in the form of glacial ice in a day than New York City uses in a year.

Arrive
Depart
Day 8
18th Jun 2025
Disko Bay

Traditional communities, massive glaciers, and seemingly end ...

Traditional communities, massive glaciers, and seemingly endless stretches of wilderness await us during our exploration of the region. Over the next days, we aim to show you the wonders of the bay, including Vaigat Sound, Disko Island, and the eastern fjords. Of course, Mother Nature has the upper hand, so we’ll always be ready to adjust our plans to the local weather and ice conditions.

Arrive
Depart
Day 9
19th Jun 2025
Disko Bay

Get ready for nature landings in our expedition boats, cruisin ...

Get ready for nature landings in our expedition boats, cruising in between floes and icebergs, whale spotting from deck and more talks by the Expedition Team. On landings, keep your eyes open and maybe you’ll catch sight of a reindeer herd, a fast-moving Arctic fox, or a powerfully built gyrfalcon.

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
20th Jun 2025
West Greenland

The central west coast of Greenland is a land of contrasts ...

The central west coast of Greenland is a land of contrasts, home to some of the longest fjords in the country and a sprinkling of settlements, including the second-largest town on the island. However, the vastness of the land makes this stretch of the coast a sparsely-populated region, where huge distances are the norm, and the sense of remoteness and isolation is just a part of daily life.

Arrive
Depart
Day 11
21st Jun 2025
West Greenland

On our journey south we’ll visit communities where traditions ...

On our journey south we’ll visit communities where traditions are still alive, including Sisimiut, which lies 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The modern town has grown up alongside very ancient remains that date back to more than 4,000 years. If you want to learn more about the ancient Saqqaq culture, make sure to visit the interesting local museum. If you’re looking for a special souvenir, pick up a scarf, hat or mittens made of qiviut, the inner wool of a musk ox, said to be 10 times warmer than sheep wool.

Arrive
Depart
Day 12
22nd Jun 2025
Nuuk

Today, as we arrive at Nuuk, you will say a fond farewell ...

Today, as we arrive at Nuuk, you will say a fond farewell to MS Fridtjof Nansen, her crew, the Expedition Team and the new friends you will have made. The lively capital of Greenland is a metropolis compared to all other towns in the country you have visited over the last couple of weeks. If you have time before flying back home, it is a fascinating window onto modern Greenland.

From here, you’ll catch a flight back to Reykjavík, taking with you a wealth of fantastic memories that will no doubt endure.

Arrive
Depart
Day 13
23rd Jun 2025
Reykjavik

our adventure concludes in Reykjavík, giving you an ...

our adventure concludes in Reykjavík, giving you another chance to explore Iceland’s stylish capital.

If you want to discover more, you can join our optional Post-Programme before heading home. Or simply extend your stay and enjoy Reykjavík and its surrounding geothermal attractions.

Arrive
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The MS Fridtjof Nansen

The newest addition to our fleet will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896).

Interestingly, after Nansen’s Fram expedition, the ship was passed on to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole – Roald Amundsen.

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

MS Fridtjof Nansen will feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.
The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

MS Fridtjof Nansen’s three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Description

The newest addition to our fleet will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896).

Interestingly, after Nansen’s Fram expedition, the ship was passed on to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole – Roald Amundsen.

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

MS Fridtjof Nansen will feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.
The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

MS Fridtjof Nansen’s three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Other

Foyer
Lecture Halls
Medical Centre
Nansen Science Center
Observation Deck
Photo Shop
Reception
Shops

Relaxation

Pool Deck

Entertainment

Expedition Team
Explorers Lounge

Food and Drink

Aune Main Dining
Bar
Fredheim Restaurant
Lindstrom Restaurant

Fitness

Gym

Recreational

Library
Running Track

STATEROOMS

    Suite

    Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. 46 – 48 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed Balcony

    Oceanview Stateroom

    Accessible cabin with balcony. High deck, broad balcony, double bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. 17 – 19 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed Balcony

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