MS Fridtjof Nansen
13 days

Greenland and Atlantic Canada – Expedition of History, Culture and Nature (Itinerary 2)

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6250 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fridtjof Nansen
13 days

Greenland and Atlantic Canada – Expedition of History, Culture and Nature (Itinerary 2)

Price from
6250 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Discover stunning landscapes, including the UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland
  • Meet local Inuit during visits to remote yet welcoming communities in Greenland and Canada
  • Fascinating in-depth look at the cultures and histories of Greenland and Canada
  • Opportunities to see wildlife such as whales and a variety of seabird species

On this voyage, we experience the raw natural beauty of Greenland’s western and southern coasts before exploring how Inuit culture and communities have spread to eastern Canada, intertwined with the history of Canada’s early Settlers. Naturally, you can also expect there to be beautiful landscapes and plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities.

Greenland and Atlantic Canada – Expedition of History, Culture and Nature (Itinerary 2)
  • Day 1
    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Towards the World’s Largest Island

    Starting with a flight from Copenhagen, you arrive late in the evening at the international airport in Kangerlussuaq. After a transfer to the port and embarkation on your expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, we will sail almost the entire length of the fjord (190km) before reaching the open sea.

    Day 1
    Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Towards the World’s Largest Island

  • Day 2
    Sisimiut

    `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens’

    Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, situated 40 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is a modern, growing settlement with a history that goes back 4,500 years. For example, its name means `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens´. Visit the museum, shop for handicrafts, or hike in the hills.

    • Included Sisimiut - Kayak Demo and Museum visit
    Day 2
    Sisimiut

    `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens’

  • Day 3
    Ilulissat

    Where Icebergs are Born

    The stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord has earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the mouth of the fjord you can see enormous icebergs that have run aground. These ice masses originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest-moving and productive glaciers in the world.

    Day 3
    Ilulissat

    Where Icebergs are Born

  • Day 4
    Vaigat Sound

    Exploration day Vaigat Sound

    We now arrive at the northernmost point in our itinerary. There are several excellent landing sites in Vaigat Sound offering breathtaking landscape and Arctic flora. Our experienced captain and Expedition Leader will take advantage of the current weather and ice conditions to identify our activity for the day.

    Day 4
    Vaigat Sound

    Exploration day Vaigat Sound

  • Day 5
    Evighed Fjord

    Exploration Day

    On one side of the meandering Evighed Fjord is an ice cap that often crashes massive chunks of ice into the water. Around us are the highest mountains in West Greenland with peaks, up to 2,000 m (6,600 ft.) in height, sometimes swirling with mist. Conditions on the day will determine the final programme and the range of activities on offer by the Expedition Team.

    Day 5
    Evighed Fjord

    Exploration Day

  • Day 6
    Nuuk

    Capital of Greenland

    Nuuk is the oldest town in the nation, founded in 1728. It has a beautiful setting, at the mouth of one of most spectacular fjord systems in the world. This is a place where old and new traditions meet, from picturesque old buildings in ”Kolonihaven” to the modern architecture of the Greenland Home Rule structure.

    Day 6
    Nuuk

    Capital of Greenland

  • Day 7
    Labrador Sea

    Labrador Sea

    We leave Greenland and head for open sea. We will cross the southern part of the Labrador Sea, sailing towards Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.  Wind down and watch the waves aboard the ship, or enjoy a lecture from the Expedition Team.

    Day 7
    Labrador Sea

    Labrador Sea

  • Day 8
    Makkovik

    An Inuit and Settler Community

    Our first call in Canada is this welcoming town in northern Labrador made up of 360 people from diverse backgrounds and heritage. Visit the White Elephant Museum and learn more about the mixed history here, stroll through the inspiring Poet's Path, or hike along the boardwalk for stunning views of icebergs and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Day 8
    Makkovik

    An Inuit and Settler Community

  • Day 9
    Rigolet

    The Southernmost Inuit Community in the World

    Located on Hamilton Inlet and nestled in a sheltered cove at the entrance to Lake Melville, this picturesque town is the southernmost officially recognised Inuit community in the world and we will learn about its unique traditions and history. Minke (known locally as 'grumpus') and humpback whales are also commonly observed in the nearby waters.

    Day 9
    Rigolet

    The Southernmost Inuit Community in the World

  • Day 10
    Red Bay

    Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History

    Preserved in the ice-cold waters, the remains of several 17th century Basque whaling ships have led to the town being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the local museum that documents this interesting history or take the trail up to Tracey Hill for scenic views, and where, legends say, pirate captain Kidd buried treasure.

    • Included Red Bay - Red Bay Highlights Access
    Day 10
    Red Bay

    Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History

  • Day 11
    Corner Brook

    A Classic Canadian City

    Located at the mouth of the Bay of Islands and Humber River, Corner Brook is the second largest city in the province and local to the core. Explore the city centre or enjoy its many walking trails along the Humber River, decorated at this time of year with vibrant autumn leaves.

    Day 11
    Corner Brook

    A Classic Canadian City

  • Day 12
    At Sea

    Relaxing Day

    The adventure is drawing to an end. Spend time with the other guests and the Expedition Team reviewing the many exciting experiences you shared during our voyage together. 

    Day 12
    At Sea

    Relaxing Day

  • Day 13
    Halifax

    End of the Expedition

    Your journey comes to an end in Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, a landmark citadel, some world-class museums, and a 4km seafront boardwalk. If you can, we definitely recommend spending extra time exploring here with our Post-Programme before you head home.

    Day 13
    Halifax

    End of the Expedition

Departures

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7 September 2021

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What's included

Included in your voyage

Flights

  • Flight in economy class from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq

Transfers

  • Transfer in Kangerlussuaq from airport to the ship

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 restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • 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
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

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
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • 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

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
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
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Pool area on MS Fridtjof Nansen
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

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MS Fridtjof Nansen

Year built 2020
Shipyard Kleven Yards, Norway
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
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MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

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