MS Fridtjof Nansen
13 days

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

Price from $ 9,556
$ 7,436
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fridtjof Nansen
13 days

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

Price from $ 9,556
$ 7,436
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Greenland and Atlantic Canada - Expedition of History, Culture and Nature (Itinerary 2)
Departures September 7, 2021
  • Discover stunning landscapes, including the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Meet local Inuit during visits to remote yet welcoming communities
  • Get a fascinating in-depth look at the cultures and histories of Greenland and Canada
  • Enjoy opportunities to see wildlife such as whales and a variety of seabirds

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Itinerary

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 beautiful landscapes and plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Day 1
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Toward the World’s Largest Island
Remote beauty as we leave civilisation behind.
Remote beauty as we leave civilisation behind.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup

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 (118 miles) before reaching the open sea.

Remote beauty as we leave civilisation behind.
Remote beauty as we leave civilisation behind.
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Fjord scenery as we depart from Kangerlussuaq.
Fjord scenery as we depart from Kangerlussuaq.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Take a hike in unforgettable surroundings.
Take a hike in unforgettable surroundings.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson
Taking a closer look at the colourful houses in Sisimiut, Greenland
Taking a closer look at the colorful houses in Sisimiut, Greenland
Photo: Hurtigruten
Day 2
Sisimiut
`The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens’
Take a hike in unforgettable surroundings.
Take a hike in unforgettable surroundings.
Photo: Andreas Kalvig Anderson

Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, situated 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is a modern, growing settlement with a history that goes back 4,500 years. The town´s name translates as `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens.´ Visit the museum, shop for handicrafts, or hike in the hills.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Sisimiut - Kayak Demo and Museum visit
    Sisimiut is Greenland's second largest town with approximately 5.500 inhabitants. That's almost 4 times smaller than the Capital, Nuuk.
  • City tour by bus
    If you want to comfortably experience all of Sisimiut in a short amount of time, this sightseeing tour by bus is the perfect excursion for you.
  • Sisimiut Town Walk
    Sisimiut is Greenland's second largest town with approximately 5.500 inhabitants. That's almost 4 times smaller than the Capital, Nuuk.
  • Hike to Palasip Qaqqaa
    Join a challenging summit hike and be rewarded with an amazing panoramic view!
Explore surreal and fantastic icescapes.
Day 3
Ilulissat
Where Icebergs are Born
Day 3
Ilulissat
Where Icebergs are Born
Explore surreal and fantastic icescapes.
Explore surreal and fantastic icescapes.
Photo: Camille Seaman

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 most productive glaciers in the world.

Close to the tremendous glacier in Ilulissat, Greenland
Close to the tremendous glacier in Ilulissat, Greenland
Photo: Karsten Bidstrup
Entering the beautiful little town of Ilulissat, Greenland
Entering the beautiful little town of Ilulissat, Greenland
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Welcome to the northernmost point of our itinerary.
Welcome to the northernmost point of our itinerary.
Photo: Luca Baggi Photography
Day 4
Vaigat Sound
Exploration day Vaigat Sound
Welcome to the northernmost point of our itinerary.
Welcome to the northernmost point of our itinerary.
Photo: Luca Baggi Photography

We now arrive at the northernmost point in our itinerary. There are several excellent landing sites in Vaigat Sound, offering views of 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 5
Evighed Fjord
Exploration Day
Glacier in Kangerlussuatsiaq (Evighetsfjorden)
Glacier in Kangerlussuatsiaq.
Photo: Thomas Haltner

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 6,600 feet high, sometimes swirling with mist. Conditions on the day will determine the final program and the range of activities on offer by the Expedition Team.

Glacier in Kangerlussuatsiaq (Evighetsfjorden)
Glacier in Kangerlussuatsiaq.
Photo: Thomas Haltner
Close to a glacier in Kangerlussuatsiaq (Evighetsfjorden)
Close to a glacier in Kangerlussuatsiaq.
Photo: Thomas Haltner
Get to know Greenland´s capital.
Get to know Greenland´s capital.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Statue of the missionary Hans Egede, Nuuk, Greenland
Statue of the missionary Hans Egede, Nuuk, Greenland
Photo: Thomas Haltner
Day 6
Nuuk
Capital of Greenland
Get to know Greenland´s capital.
Get to know Greenland´s capital.
Photo: Camille Seaman

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 era.

Day 7
Labrador Sea
Labrador Sea
Fog-covered cliffs along Sam Ford Fjord
Fog-covered cliffs along Sam Ford Fjord
Photo: Jennifer Andresen

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

Fog-covered cliffs along Sam Ford Fjord
Fog-covered cliffs along Sam Ford Fjord
Photo: Jennifer Andresen
Icebergs floating in Baffin Bay
Icebergs floating in Baffin Bay
Photo: Thomas Haltner
Encounter local history and culture at Makkovik.
Encounter local history and culture at Makkovik.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Enjoy an outing to scenic viewpoints.
Enjoy an outing to scenic viewpoints.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Day 8
Makkovik
An Inuit and Settler Community
Encounter local history and culture at Makkovik.
Encounter local history and culture at Makkovik.
Photo: Camille Seaman

Our first call in Canada is this welcoming town in northern Labrador populated by 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 9
Rigolet
The Southernmost Inuit Community in the World
Get a taste of Inuit culture Rigolet.
Get a taste of Inuit culture Rigolet.
Photo: Camille Seaman

Located on Hamilton Inlet and nestled in a sheltered cove at the entrance to Lake Melville, this picturesque town is the southernmost officially recognized 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.

Get a taste of Inuit culture Rigolet.
Get a taste of Inuit culture Rigolet.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Stroll the Seashore Bordwalk in stunning nature.
Stroll the Seashore Bordwalk in stunning nature.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Talk a walk in untouched nature at Red Bay.
Day 10
Red Bay
Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History
The community has roots in the 17th century whaling industry.
The community has roots in the 17th century whaling industry.
Photo: Camille Seaman
Day 10
Red Bay
Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History
Talk a walk in untouched nature at Red Bay.
Talk a walk in untouched nature at Red Bay.
Photo: Camille Seaman

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.

Optional Excursions
  • Included
    Red Bay - Red Bay Highlights Access
    Want to get a feel for Red Bay’s local culture and history?
  • Coastal Labrador and Point Amour Lighthouse tour
    Drive the coastal highway and visit the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada.
  • Red Bay Then and Now Historical Walking tour
    Stroll through the intriguing village of Red Bay with local guides to provide insight into the history and culture of this remarkable community with a history of whaling.
Day 11
Corner Brook
A Classic Canadian City
Corner Brook´s beautiful foliage.
Corner Brook´s beautiful foliage.
Photo: shutterstock

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 center or enjoy its many walking trails along the Humber River, decorated at this time of year with vibrant autumn leaves.

Optional Excursions
  • Corner Brook - Gros Morne by Motorcoach
    Explore the mountains, fjords, and coastal wonders of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s recognized for its unique geology.
  • Corner Brook - Marble Mountain Zip Line
    Experience zip lining like never before with an adventure that starts at the top of Steady Brook Falls, just outside of Corner Brook, western Newfoundland’s largest town.
  • Captain Cook's Trail
    This excursion is a scenic exploration of the countryside with a local host who will share historic stories of the region’s rich land and sea.
  • Corner Brook Trails Adventure
    Embrace the spectacular natural beauty of the Corner Brook woodlands during this picturesque hiking Land Adventure.
Corner Brook´s beautiful foliage.
Corner Brook´s beautiful foliage.
Photo: shutterstock
Enjoy walking trails along the Humber River.
Enjoy walking trails along the Humber River.
Photo: Shutterstock
Constantly changing sea and sights at sea.
Constantly changing sea and sights at sea.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Scan for a wide variety of bird life from deck.
Scan for a wide variety of bird life from deck.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Day 12
At Sea
Relaxing Day
Constantly changing sea and sights at sea.
Constantly changing sea and sights at sea.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Our 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 13
Halifax
End of the Expedition
History lives at the citadel in Halifax.
History lives at the citadel in Halifax.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner

Our journey comes to an end in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, which features red-brick heritage buildings, parks, a landmark citadel, some world-class museums, and a 2-mile seafront boardwalk. If you can, we definitely recommend spending extra time exploring here with our Post-program before you head home.

History lives at the citadel in Halifax.
History lives at the citadel in Halifax.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Stroll the charming lanes of the city.
Stroll the charming lanes of the city.
Photo: Andrea Klaussner
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

Flights

  • Flight in coach class from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq

Transfers

  • Transfer in Kangerlussuaq from the 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 organize 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 program allows guests to assist with current 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, sauna with floor-to-ceiling window, 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 explorer 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 Expedition

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • 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
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Pool area on MS Fridtjof Nansen
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Your Ship

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Year built 2020
Shipyard Kleven Yards, Norway
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m / 459 ft
Beam 23.6 m / 77 ft
Speed 15 knots
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom-built ships – and represents the next generation of expedition ships. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

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Suite MD on MS Roald Amundsen
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Optional Excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Included
A man kayaking in the sea. A man kayaking in the sea.

Sisimiut - Kayak Demo and Museum visit

Greenland

Duration

2 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-SIS1

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View over Sisimiut View over Sisimiut

See Sisimiut by Bus

Greenland

Duration

Approx. 1h30

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

G-SIS6

See Excursion
View over Sisimiut. View over Sisimiut.

Sisimiut Town Walk

Iceland

Duration

2h

Price per person

From

Booking Code

G-SIS8

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Hiking towards Sisimiut Hiking towards Sisimiut

Hike to Palasip Qaqqaa

Greenland

Duration

Approx. 3-4h

Price per person

From $ 99

Booking Code

G-SIS4

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Included
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Red Bay - Red Bay Highlights Access

North America

Duration

1 - 3 hrs

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking Code

INCL-RDY1

See Excursion
A flock of birds flying over a body of water A flock of birds flying over a body of water

Red Bay - Coastal Labrador and Point Amour Lighthouse tour

North America

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From $ 174

Booking Code

C-RDY1

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Red Bay Then and Now Historical Walking tour

North America

Duration

3 hrs

Price per person

From $ 99

Booking Code

C-RDY3

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Corner Brook - Gros Morne by Motorcoach

North America

Duration

7 hrs

Price per person

From $ 183

Booking Code

C-CBK1

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A man flying through the air while riding skis A man flying through the air while riding skis

Corner Brook - Marble Mountain Zip Line

North America

Duration

2hrs 15min

Price per person

From $ 183

Booking Code

C-CBK2

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Corner Brook - Captain Cook's Trail

North America

Duration

4 hrs

Price per person

From $ 99

Booking Code

C-CBK3

See Excursion
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Corner Brook Trails Adventure

North America

Duration

3 hrs

Price per person

From $ 83

Booking Code

C-CBK4

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Extend Your Cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.

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Post-cruise Land Adventure Halifax

North America

Duration

2 Days

From

$ 468

Booking Code

YHZPOST

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