MS Fram
17 days

Greenland and Atlantic Canada - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition (Itinerary 2)

Price from
$ 9585
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
17 days

Greenland and Atlantic Canada - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition (Itinerary 2)

Price from
$ 9585
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Join an epic voyage from Iceland, to Greenland, and to the eastern Canadian coast
  • Explore the rarely-visited eastern coastline of Greenland and meet the locals here
  • See spectacular scenery in the largest national park and the largest fjord in the world
  • Contrast your journey with a visit to Canadian towns and cities for culture and history

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.

Greenland and Atlantic Canada - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition (Itinerary 2)
  • Day 1
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Capital of Iceland

    Estimated time of departure is 8:00 PM

    Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world. The name means 'Smokey Bay', so called because of the columns of steam that rise from the many hot springs in the area. It is well worth booking a Pre-programme to explore the surrounding geysers, mountains, glaciers and geothermal baths before embarking MS Fram.

    Day 1
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Capital of Iceland

  • Day 2
    At sea

    Crossing the Denmark Strait

    Learn how to protect the great wilderness, both during our expedition and in the future, as part of the mandatory safety and sustainability briefing. Check out the onboard Science Center to learn more about the wildlife and ecosystems of the Arctic.  

    Day 2
    At sea

    Crossing the Denmark Strait

  • Day 3
    Ittoqqortoormiit

    The Most Isolated Settlement

    Located on a stunning peninsula that is encased by sea ice for nine months of the year, Ittoqqortoormiit is the most remote inhabited community in the western hemisphere. Less than 500 hardy souls call this home and they’ll be proud to show you around the community, including a museum, church and even a photo exhibition.

    Day 3
    Ittoqqortoormiit

    The Most Isolated Settlement

  • Day 4-7
    North East Greenland National Park

    The Largest National Park in the World

    We begin our exploration of the largest national park in the world, which is also the least visited national park in the world. Only a small number of expeditions are permitted to visit the park over its very short summer season. Thanks to our expertise and experience here, we are always one of them.

    Apart from trapper huts, some science research stations, and two military outposts, there are no traces of human life here. The only others we might be lucky to meet are the Sirius Patrol park rangers who supervise the area on dogsleds.

    Once inside the park, there are large fjords, giant icebergs, alpine landscapes, hanging glaciers, and vertical granite cliffs reaching as far as the eye can see. The likes of hares, muskoxen and Arctic foxes roam the coasts and tundra in the summertime. They are usually spread out across this enormous region, making it a real highlight if we do manage to spot one or more of them.

    The captain and Expedition Leader will assess the ice conditions and choose the best locations for landings accordingly. You can also participate in exciting optional activities such as kayaking and long guided hikes.

    Day 4-7
    North East Greenland National Park

    The Largest National Park in the World

  • Day 8
    Scorebysund

    Largest Fjord on Earth

    Heading south, we will attempt a landing at the entrance to the Scoresbysund fjord. This is the world’s largest fjord system which extends 350 km inland and 600 m deep. The fjord’s steep basalt mountains provide a haven for an unusual abundance of Greenlandic wildlife including various species of seabird, seal, and whale.

    Day 8
    Scorebysund

    Largest Fjord on Earth

  • Day 9
    At sea

    Sailing along the East Coast of Greenland

    Take some time just relaxing on board and allowing the experiences of the past few days to sink in. Lectures by the Expedition Team will also prepare you for the next days to come, including a bit of history about Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s crossing over the Greenland Ice Cap.

    Day 9
    At sea

    Sailing along the East Coast of Greenland

  • Day 10
    Umivik

    A Place in History

    The gentle bay at Umivik is fringed by many glaciers which calve their icebergs into the sea. This is the place where Fridtjof Nansen launched his legendary journey across the Greenland Ice Cap in August 1888. Once ashore yourself, you’ll see the remains of the small Inuit community that welcomed Nansen way back then.

    Day 10
    Umivik

    A Place in History

  • Day 11
    Skjoldungen

    “Paradise on Earth”

    Skjoldungen is a large coastal island in southeastern Greenland and located between two deep fjords. Danish Arctic explorer W.A Graah described the area as “paradise on earth” when he came here in 1829 to look for a lost Norse settlement. Humpback whales are also known to visit the area in the summertime.

    Day 11
    Skjoldungen

    “Paradise on Earth”

  • Day 12
    Prins Christian Sund

    Narrow Channel with Spectacular Scenery

    This long fjord is surrounded by mountains that reach over 1,200 metres (3,900 ft), and up to 2,220 metres (7,280 ft) high. Many glaciers go straight into its waters where they calve icebergs of all shapes, shades, and sizes. If the channel is blocked with ice, we will sail around Nunap Isua (Cape Farewell) instead.

    Day 12
    Prins Christian Sund

    Narrow Channel with Spectacular Scenery

  • Day 13
    At sea

    Heading for Canada

    After exploring exhilarating Greenland, we set course for Canada. Spend the days at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing out on deck, looking at the sea birds which follow our ship or maybe even engaging in some whale-spotting.

    Day 13
    At sea

    Heading for Canada

  • Day 14
    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 14
    Red Bay

    Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History

  • Day 15
    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 15
    Corner Brook

    A Classic Canadian City

  • Day 16
    At sea

    Spend the day in the Science Center

    Spend a tranquil day at sea, sharing experiences and exchanging stories with your fellow adventurers. Enjoy the amenities of our innovative expedition ship and look out for wildlife from the outer decks. In the Science Center, observe the tiniest creatures and samples taken during this voyage up close with our state-of-the-art microscopes.

    Day 16
    At sea

    Spend the day in the Science Center

  • Day 17
    Halifax

    Vibrant City on the Rise

    Estimated time of arrival is 8:00 AM

    Our incredible journey beginning in Iceland, exploring the extremes of Greenland, across to the coasts and culture of Canada, comes to an end in Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. If you can, we definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on one of our Post-Programmes before you head home.

    Day 17
    Halifax

    Vibrant City on the Rise

Departures

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What's included

Included in your voyage

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 restaurant Aune
  • 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, panoramic sauna, indoor gym
  • 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

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo
MS Fram in Antarctica
Photo: Sandra Walser

Your ship

MS Fram

Year built 2007
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Fincantieri, Italy
Passenger capacity 318 (200 in Antarctica)
Beds 276
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 11 647 T
Length 114 m
Beam 20.2 m
Speed 13 knots
MS Fram in Greenland
Photo: Stian Klo

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

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Icebergs – one of many favorite photo motives when on an expedition with MS Fram
Photo: Tomas Mauch
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