MS Fram
13 days

Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition (Itinerary 1)

Price from
$ 9587
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
MS Fram
13 days

Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition (Itinerary 1)

Price from
$ 9587
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Join an epic expedition cruise from Iceland to eastern Greenland
  • 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
  • Chances of spotting a range of Arctic wildlife, including whales and polar bears

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 - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition (Itinerary 1)
  • 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

    Today, the Expedition Team will introduce you to AECO – the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators – and their work to ensure that tourism in the Arctic preserves the vulnerable, natural environment, local cultures and cultural remains.
    You can also spend time learning more about the wildlife and ecosystems of the Arctic in the onboard Science Center.

    Day 2
    At sea

    Crossing the Denmark Strait

  • Day 3-7
    Scoresbysund fjord

    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. It offers spectacular scenery: white and blue icebergs float in the still waters of the fjord, surrounded by bare green brown mountains.

    The fjord’s steep basalt mountains, some reaching up to 2,000 m not only create a stunning backdrop, but also provide shelter from the winds. Add this to the availability of open water in the wide fjord mouth, and areas of water which do not freeze even in winter, and it explains why the fjord has become a haven for an unusual abundance of Greenlandic wildlife.

    You might be able to spot muskox, Arctic foxes, mountain hares, and even reindeer. Little auks, Atlantic puffins, fulmars, snowy owls, the Greenlandic gyrfalcon, and great black-backed gulls are just some of the bird species that can be admired in the skies above. Various species of seal dominate the shores and the clear waters below. Keep on the look-out also for Atlantic walrus, narwhal, beluga whales, and the rare bowhead whale.

    Day 3-7
    Scoresbysund fjord

    Largest Fjord on Earth

  • Day 8-10
    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 dog-sleds.

    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 8-10
    North East Greenland National Park

    The Largest National Park in the World

  • Day 11
    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 11
    Ittoqqortoormiit

    The Most Isolated Settlement

  • Day 12
    Irminger Sea

    Heading Back to Iceland

    After exploring exhilarating Greenland, we set course back to Iceland. Spend the day at sea recapping your experiences, having fun in the Science Center or just relaxing on deck, looking at the sea birds which follow our ship or maybe even spotting whales.

    Day 12
    Irminger Sea

    Heading Back to Iceland

  • Day 13
    Reykjavik

    The Stylish Capital of Iceland

    Estimated time of arrival is 6:00 AM

    You arrive back in the Icelandic capital early in the morning. If you want to explore more of the country, add one of our Post-Programmes, or simply extend your stay to enjoy the city and its surroundings before you head home.

    Day 13
    Reykjavik

    The Stylish Capital of Iceland

Departures

  • 2021
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7 August 2021

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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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