On board MS BREMEN from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Expedition to northern Greenland and the Canadian Arctic - The wonders of the Arctic – embedded in ice
This premiere for the BREMEN will lead you along the icy coastlines of Greenland and Canada on an adventure far from the classical routes. Bizarre ice formations and unique flora and fauna will make your dreams of exploration come true. Uncover the secrets of the largest island in the world and press farther north than most have dared. Unforgettable moments await you.
from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
|Cruise dates:||from 03.08.2014 to 18.08.2014 (18 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Sun, 03.08.2014 |
Charter flight from Berlin to Kangerlussuaq
| Mon, 24.10.2016 |
Greenland’s west coast (Qeqertarsuaq , Uummannaq )
Whale habitat for explorers: Greenland and Canada
| Wed, 06.08.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 07.08.2014 |
- Sun, 10.08.2014
Nunavut/Canada (Pond Inlet , Beechey Island , Dundas Harbor , cruises in Jones Sound)
After landing at the Inuit settlement Pond Inlet with the Zodiacs, you will gain interesting insights into the traditions of the inhabitants with their characteristic throat singing and drum dancing. With a bit of luck, you can meet the king of the Arctic off Beechey Island: polar bears often roam the archipelago as they hunt for food. The island itself hosts three graves from the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin. The experts will captivate you with the fate of the men who found their final resting place here over 150 years ago. The experts will lead you from the stirring past to the natural wonders of the present in Dundas Harbor. The fjord surrounded by steep and towering rocks and the diverse tundra vegetation are sometimes visited by polar bears. Alpine hares also live here. When the BREMEN cruises through Jones Sound, the clear Arctic air is filled with the cries of thick-billed murres, kittiwakes and glaucous gulls – not to mention the crunching of the ice on the reinforced hulk of the ship. Walruses and Arctic foxes may be seen along the coasts, and you can observe from your “box seat” on deck.
| Mon, 11.08.2014 |
- Thu, 14.08.2014
Greenland’s north coast (Qaanaaq , Siorapaluk , cruises in Smith Sound and in the Nares Strait, Cape York )
The magical appeal of Greenland’s north coast
| Fri, 15.08.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 16.08.2014 |
- Sun, 17.08.2014
Greenland’s west coast (Ilulissat , Disko Bay, Sisimiut )
Further scenic vistas await you at the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of Ilulissat, where you may have the spectacular experience of seeing the glaciers calving in the Icefjord. Enjoy the glistening, sparkling blocks of ice gathering in the fjord on a tour with the experts – the ideal way to prepare for an overwhelming experience in Disko Bay: enjoy the sight of breathtaking ice giants slowly drifting through the bay, either on the cruise ship or in the Zodiacs. You take your leave from Greenland in Sisimiut, where the Saqqaq culture settled over 4,000 years ago – but you will vividly remember it for a long time thanks to the power of nature.
| Mon, 18.08.2014 |
Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
It may become necessary to change the itinerary on this expedition to the Arctic. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives based on the weather and ice.
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Travel for Young Discoverer
If you want to become a great explorer, it pays to start early. That is
why our crew is offering special age-related packages on this voyage,
aimed at ten- to seventeen-year-olds. With a varied and entertaining
programme, they will communicate their knowledge and stimulate curiosity
and the spirit of research in the young people taking part.
Young people up to 17 years of age travel in the cabin of their parents (or grandparents) for € 60 per night.
Marine research and geology specialist in the expert team
After studying geology and palaeontology, Dr Gerd Hoffmann-Wieck
carried out research in the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic. He also
travelled the fjords of Greenland for geo-archaeological studies. As
part of his public work for the GEOMAR Helmholz Centre for Ocean
Research Kiel, this experienced leader of numerous expeditions on
research ships develops presentations about the oceans.