Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition

Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition

Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition

Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition

Travel information 13 days MS Fram
Departures
2 August 2023
11 August 2024
Price from
7325 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

13-Day Expedition Cruise from Iceland to Greenland taking in Scoresby Sund 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 of the year. Our destination is Scoresby Sund, an immense system of fjords and glaciers that fans out 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 such as Snowy Owls and Greenlandic Gyrfalcons in the sky. You’ll also learn about the fascinating history, traditions, and culture of the people of Ittoqqortoormiit.  

Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition
  • Day 1
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Reykjavík

    Capital of Iceland 

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

    Take a stroll along Laugavegur with its boutiques and outdoor shops, head to the striking Hallgrímskirkja 

    church or fascinating Reykjavík Art Museum. Or why not book a Pre-Programme with us and discover the stunning waterfalls, hot springs, geysers and national parks found nearby.  

    MS Fram awaits you in Reykjavík Harbour. Your adventure has begun. 

    Day 1
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Reykjavík

  • Day 2
    At sea

    At Sea

    Crossing the Denmark Strait 

    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 we interact with the Indigenous Arctic communities respectfully. In the Science Center, you can learn more about Greenland's geology, or join one of our Citizen Science projects. Why not hit the gym orrelax in the panoramic sauna before enjoying a delicious meal in one of our onboard restaurants. 

    Day 2
    At sea

    At Sea

  • Day 3-11
    Scoresbysund Fjord system

    Scoresby Sund fjord system

    Largest fjord system on Earth 

    You’ll 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. Making the most of the conditions, we pack in as many shore landings, nature walks, kayaking tours and wildlife sightings as possible.  

    You’ll visit Ittoqqortoormiit – the most remote inhabited community in the Western Hemisphere, and if conditions allow, we’ll sail towards the ever-changing east Greenland Sea ice edge to scout for wildlife. 

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

    • Included Ittoqqortoormiit Community Visit
    Day 3-11
    Scoresbysund Fjord system

    Scoresby Sund fjord system

  • Day 12
    Denmark Strait

    Denmark Strait

    Heading back to Iceland  

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

     As you reflect on your cruise, from the delicate ecology of the fjord systems to the ethereal elegance of the floating ice, Greenland’s beauty is sure to have left its mark on you. 

    Day 12
    Denmark Strait

    Denmark Strait

  • Day 13
    Reykjavik

    Reykjavík

    End of the expedition  

    We say a fond farewell to MS Fram as we end where we started, in the fabulous city of Reykjavík. Why not visit the places you may have missed when you arrived. With its stylish galleries, restaurants and geothermal pools, there’s so much to enjoy in Reykjavík. 

    And if you want to discover more of Iceland, you can join our optional Post-Programme to tour the south of the country before you head 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.  

    Day 13
    Reykjavik

    Reykjavík

Departures

2023

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
August:
2.

2024

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
August:
11.

What's included

Included in your voyage

Expedition Cruise 

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune  
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

*House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water 

Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported. 

 

Onboard Activities 

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym. 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

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 on hand to assist you 

Notes 

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Luggage handling 
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser
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Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2022
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 250 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo

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