On board MS HANSEATIC from Longyearbyen to Kangerlussuaq
Expedition to Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland; three worlds, one polar adventure
Major island characters await in the Arctic Ocean: Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland with its seldom-visited east coast. Which is the most spectacular, which the most beautiful? Find out on a thrilling expedition in which the ice class of the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs enable you to enjoy intensive nature and wildlife sightings.
| Sun, 16.07.2017 |
Charter flight from Duesseldorf** to Longyearbyen
| Mon, 17.07.2017 |
- Thu, 20.07.2017
Spitsbergen (including Moffen, Liefdefjord, Amsterdamoa, Magdalenefjord, Ny-Alesund, Moellerhafen)
Spitsbergen: wonderful archipelago
| Fri, 21.07.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 22.07.2017 |
Cruising off Jan Mayen
The silhouette of the mountains in the archipelago, which rise up to 1,700 m (5,577 ft), remain visible as the HANSEATIC heads for the Arctic Ocean – until an active volcano gets you in the mood for the power and magic of Iceland off the inhospitable island of Jan Mayen.
| Sun, 23.07.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 24.07.2017 |
- Tue, 25.07.2017
Iceland (cruising off Latrabjarg, Grundarfjoerdur, Reykjavik)
Iceland: wild beauty
| Wed, 26.07.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 27.07.2017 |
- Fri, 28.07.2017
Eastern coast of Greenland (Ammassalik, Skjoldungen Sound)
Greenland: home of whales and world of the Inuit
| Sat, 29.07.2017 |
Passage through Prins Christian Sound (depending on ice)
With turquoise water, imposing glaciers and waterfalls, Prins Christian Sound presents an exhilarating, monumental scene.
| Sun, 30.07.2017 |
- Wed, 02.08.2017
Western coast of Greenland (Paamiut, Sermilinguaqfjord, Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)
The old colonial buildings in the harbour of Paamiut are very picturesque. The south-western coast of Greenland is famous for its large population of humpback and fin whales at this time of year. Make sure to turn your gaze to the skies: in Sermilinguaqfjord, you can watch numerous guillemots and kittiwakes nesting in the steep rock faces. Steeped in tradition and history, the Inuit culture is not just reflected in the whalebone gateway at Qeqertarsuaq. This town on Disko Island was once a flourishing whalers’ settlement and is surrounded by fascinating rugged basalt cliffs. And then you will see it in front of you – Disko Bay. Cruising with the HANSEATIC and the Zodiacs takes you right to the heart of the adventure: countless icebergs drift slowly past. With the contrasts of whaling history and nature, the small town of Sisimiut perfectly embodies your Arctic explorer’s dream.
| Thu, 03.08.2017 |
Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
** Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airports of departure and arrival.
A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.
= at anchor
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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DUESSELDORF AIRPORT HOTEL
Historian and expedition leader
Among the many interests of Dr Arne Kertelhein, historian and author of various guide books, are the adventures of the great polar explorers. Expedition reports and historical maps illustrate his stimulating talks on the Arctic.