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Hurtigruten Group

Iceland & Greenland – Arctic Expedition Cruise under the Midnight Sun


Departure date
24 days

Cruise Overview

The land of ice and fire … and elves 

Join an epic journey of showstopping scenery, fascinating cultures and Arctic wildlife as we circumnavigate Iceland and discover pristine west Greenland.

Experience the land of volcanoes, elves, glaciers and hot springs as we travel around Iceland, spotting whales and Atlantic Puffins as we go.

Encounter stunning glaciers and icebergs, breathtaking scenery, captivating wildlife and welcoming local communities as we explore Greenland’s west coast.

The land of fire and ice 

Your adventure begins in Reykjavík, where you’ll start your circumnavigation of remarkable Iceland. From Stykkishólmur, gateway to spectacular Snæfellsnes Peninsula, across the Arctic Circle at Grímsey Island and continuing to Heimaey, you’ll discover volcanic scenery, majestic glaciers and iconic wildlife like beluga whales and Atlantic Puffins.

Spectacular west Greenland 

Returning to Reykjavík, you’ll cross the Denmark Strait towards the picturesque west coast of Greenland. From Qaqortoq to Vaigat Sound, you’ll discover ancient cultures and traditions, breathtaking fjords and glaciers, and wildlife like musk oxen and White-tailed Eagles. You’ll also experience a UNESCO wonder and the marvellous Midnight Sun.

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(2-15 years)

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

Snæfellsnes peninsula

Day 2

Beautiful Patreksfjörður

Day 3

The Northwestern Region

Day 4

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 5

Grímsey’s puffins

Day 6

Hike in Bakkagerði

Day 7

Heimaey's explosive past

Day 8

Rest in Reykjavík

Day 9

Crossing the Denmark Strait

Day 10-11

Culture and history in Qaqortoq

Day 12

Explorating Kvanefjord

Day 13

Fascinating Maniitsoq

Day 14

Spectacular Sisimiut

Day 15

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord

Day 16

Go wild in Vaigat Sound

Day 17

Beguiling Evighedsfjord

Day 18

Nuuk, Greenland's capital

Day 19

Forgotten town

Day 20

Prince Christian Sound

Day 21

Reflections of Greenland

Day 22-23

Return to Reykjavík

Day 24

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 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 program 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, 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  

What's not included

  • 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 wellness and spa area

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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