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Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition
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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Destinations: Greenland, Iceland
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Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition

13 Days | From $10,583*

Departure Dates: Aug 2, 2023 & Aug 11, 2024

Ship: MS Fram

Sail from Iceland to Greenland’s remote east coast and experience the epic grandeur of the world’s largest wilderness fjord system

Greenland’s remote east coast

The vast, untouched wilderness of Greenland’s rarely visited east coast is accessible by ship for only a few months each year. Hurtigruten's destination is Scoresby Sund, an immense system of fjords and glaciers that expands over 24,000 square miles.

Nature, wildlife, and culture

Soak up the beauty, silence, and natural wonders of this truly unique destination while watching for seals on ice floes, whales in the water, and birds like snowy owls and Greenlandic gyrfalcons in the sky. You can also learn about the fascinating history, traditions, and culture of the people of Ittoqqortoormiit.

Call to Book 1-800-529-3222
Included With Your Trip

AAA Member Benefits For This Trip:

90 Euro OnBoard Credit per person

What's Included:

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • Range of included excursions
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
Additional Information

Day 1: Reykjavik

Reykjavík is full of art, culture, and history. It is definitely worth discovering, either before or after your cruise to Greenland.

Stroll along Laugavegur, filled with boutiques and outdoor shops. Then head to the architecturally striking Hallgrímskirkja

church or the fascinating Reykjavík Art Museum. Why not book a Pre-Program with us? That way, you can discover the nearby waterfalls, hot springs, geysers, and national parks.

MS Fram awaits you at Reykjavík Harbor. Your adventure has begun.

Day 2: At Sea

We sail to Greenland across the Denmark Strait, the route taken by Erik the Red, supposedly the first European to have settled there. Relax and explore the stylish onboard facilities.

Your Expedition Team will explain the protocols of visiting wildlife habitats and how to respectfully interact with the indigenous Arctic communities. In the Science Center, learn more about Greenland’s geology, or join one of our Citizen Science projects. Why not hit the gym? You can also just relax in the panoramic sauna before enjoying a delicious meal in one of our onboard restaurants.

Day 3 - 11: Scoresby Sund fjord system

You will spend the next nine days exploring the vast wilderness of Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system.

Cruising peacefully against a backdrop of looming mountains, blue icebergs, and mirror-like waters, you’ll seek out wildlife like whales and Greenlandic gyrfalcons. We will make the most of current conditions and pack in as many shore landings, nature walks, kayaking tours, and wildlife sightings as possible.

Visit Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote inhabited community in the Western Hemisphere. Conditions permitting, we’ll sail towards the ever-changing eastern ice edge of the Greenland Sea to scout for wildlife.

If you want to do your part, participate in Citizen Science projects that help preserve the region for future generations.

Day 12: Denmark Strait

After exploring the remote beauty of Greenland, we’ll set our course back to Iceland. Spend the days at sea recapping your experiences with your new friends, studying nature in the Science Center, listening to a lecture or two, or just relaxing on deck. As you sail the same route as the Vikings, look out for the seabirds that follow our ship and keep an eye out for whales.

Greenland’s beauty is sure to have left its mark on you, so reflect on what you’ve seen—from the delicate ecology of the fjord systems to the ethereal elegance of the floating ice.

Day 13: Reykjavik

We bid a fond farewell to MS Fram as we end where we started: in the fabulous city of Reykjavík. Visit the places you may have missed when you arrived. There’s plenty to enjoy in Reykjavík, including stylish galleries, restaurants, and geothermal pools.

And if you want to discover more of Iceland, join our optional Post-Program to the south of the country before heading home. Or simply extend your stay to enjoy more of Reykjavík and its surrounding geothermal attractions. It’s a great place to end an epic journey.

Departure Dates
Start: August 2, 2023
End: August 15, 2023
Price: $10,583 pp

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Start: August 11, 2024
End: August 24, 2024
Price: $10,123 pp

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