On board MS HANSEATIC from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic - The fascinating realm of the ice giants
Leave the beaten track and follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers to uncover the secrets of a spectacularly icy world. An expedition that will take you to the far north of the Arctic. The ice crunches around the reinforced bow of the HANSEATIC as it clears a path from Greenland’s breathtaking natural treasures to the Canadian Arctic in the blue light of the North Pole summer. Each day, the numerous Zodiac rides will deepen your experience in the realm of polar bears, walruses and whales.
from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
|Cruise dates:||from 12.08.2015 to 27.08.2015 (15 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
| Wed, 12.08.2015 |
Charter flight Hamburg – Kangerlussuaq
| Thu, 13.08.2015 |
- Fri, 14.08.2015
Western coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq , Uummannaq )
Greenland and Canada: natural wonders in the ice
| Sat, 15.08.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 16.08.2015 |
- Wed, 19.08.2015
Nunavut/Canada (Pond Inlet , Beechey Island , Dundas Harbor ,
In a very different type of spectacle, local people will stage a folklore performance in the Pond Inlet community house. Traditional dances provide an insight into the ways of the people. Explore this idyllic spot surrounded by water and icebergs however you wish. A Zodiac landing on Beechey Island will reveal traces of great explorers as you walk to the three graves of the missing Franklin expedition. Polar bears have been spotted many times in the wilderness of Dundas Harbor (Nunavut). The Zodiacs will take you to the shores of the fjord surrounded by steep, towering rocks, where Arctic hares are a common sight, and an abandoned Arctic station of the Royal Mounted Police will get explorers’ hearts racing. The cruise through Jones Sound is no less exciting: the clear polar air is filled with the cries of thick-billed murres, kittiwakes and glaucous gulls – and the crunching and cracking on the ship’s reinforced bow. If you happen to see walruses, too, then the experience will be perfect.
| Thu, 20.08.2015 |
- Sun, 23.08.2015
Northern coast of Greenland (Qaanaaq , Siorapaluk , cruising in Smith Sound and Nares Strait, Cape York )
Enthralling northern Greenland
| Mon, 24.08.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 25.08.2015 |
- Wed, 26.08.2015
Western coast of Greenland (Ilulissat , Disko Bay , Sisimiut )
How far north will the HANSEATIC get? The answer to this question, a true indication of a pioneer’s itinerary, will be determined by the weather and ice conditions. But one thing is certain: each day will bring new adventures and fascinating experiences. As will the Zodiac ride by Cape York – tall icebergs fascinate with indescribable panoramas that continue in Ilulissat. Walk with the experts to the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, which will offer you breathtaking views of the bizarre fairy-tale landscape with enormous icebergs. Another great wonder still awaits you in the form of the world-famous Disko Bay. Imposing ice masses break off from the flanks of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier into the sea, drift along the Icefjord and “gather” in the bay to form a great natural spectacle – and the Zodiacs will place you right in the middle of it all. Sisimiut takes you from nature to culture with a modern district and handicrafts centre, while the guided walk to Tele Island will once again delight with the typical charm of Greenlandic landscapes. These many Arctic wonders will continue to move you long after you return home.
| Thu, 27.08.2015 |
Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to the Arctic. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German: