Follow in the wake of the early polar adventurers, linking the unique wildlife and dramatic scenery of Greenland and Arctic Canada
Activity adventure | Exploration cruise | Mountains | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Unique & unusual | Wildlife
- Weave between glaciers and icebergs under the Midnight Sun – the backdrop to everything from narwhals to polar bears
- Stop off at wild remotes to take in prehistoric archaeology, unique Inuit culture and the sites of polar adventurers past
- Enjoy small-boat excursions with the expedition team throughout, returning to gourmet, full-board dining
Day by day itinerary
UK / Kangerlussuaq / Sisimiut / Ilulissat
Flying out from the UK to Kangerlussuaq, you’ll be met at the airport and brought to your expedition ship, settling in to enjoy full-board dining as you navigate Greenland’s fjords. Keep your eyes out for seals and breaching whales as you cross the Arctic Circle to arrive into Sisimiut. Here, the expedition team will point you towards scenic hill hikes along with the town’s colourful houses, handicrafts and small museum. You’ll then sail the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord, watching as colossal icebergs glow iridescent under the Midnight Sun. It’s a spectacular welcome to its eponymous town. On disembarking you can walk right along the fjord’s shores to look out over the ice floe. Alternatively, explore further with kayaks and even scenic flights.
Stay: MS Fram
Davis Strait / Baffin Island / Devon Island
With two days at sea, you’ll sweep across the Davis Strait, keeping your eyes out for whales and seals before you arrive at Canada’s Baffin Island. Sailing with drifting icebergs through a narrow, glacier-framed channel, you’ll make land at Pond Inlet to be greeted at this traditional Inuit community by a cultural performance. This is also where the search for high Arctic wildlife begins, with highlights including polar bears and large pods of narwhal. It’s then on to Devon, the world’s largest uninhabited island whose human history lives on in abandoned settlements and archaeological sites. Your trip alongside the tidewater glaciers of Croker’s Bay will then showcase everything from walrus and belugas to Arctic hare and musk ox.
Meals: B L D
Radstock Bay / Beechey Island / Fort Ross / Coningham Bay / James Ross Strait
Pausing at Radstock Bay, you’ll stop at Caswell Tower. This giant rock rises imposingly out of the Arctic waters, making for dramatic hikes along with easy walks to pre-Inuit settlements. Nearby Beechey Island also tells the story of the region’s ill-fated expeditions with evocative graves and shelters, while Fort Ross – a historic trading post – will see you to the Bellot Strait; its ice floes are ideal for spotting polar bears. Your next port of call is Coningham Bay where jagged snow-capped peaks pierce blue skies – the spectacular backdrop to belugas and polar bears. You’ll then continue along the James Ross Strait, with tender-boat landings bringing you to sublime hikes.
Meals: B L D
Gjøa Haven / Cambridge Bay / Montréal / UK
Meals: B L D
Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
14-day cruise on board MS Fram (Hurtigruten) from £9,830 incl. flights
Departure: 29 August 2018
Polar Inside (I):
Polar Outside (N): £11,390
Arctic Superior (U2): £12,315
Special fly-cruise fares
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights between the UK and Copenhagen and Montreal
- Shared transfers throughout
- Hurtigruten Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
- Economy flight Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq & Cambridge Bay to Montreal
- 1 night accommodation in a 4* (Superior) hotel on a B&B basis in Montreal
- Wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
- Professional English-speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities
- Free tea and coffee
Please note This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine the final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.
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