On board MS HANSEATIC from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage; in the wake of great explorers
Pioneers wanted for a legendary sea route: follow in the footsteps of daring polar researchers to the heart of the famous Northwest Passage. With the highest ice class, a crew experienced in polar voyages and equipped with robust Zodiacs, the HANSEATIC spends a lot of time in the Canadian Arctic. Creaking and cracking, the pack ice breaks apart to open a route to breathtaking landscapes and the impressive animal kingdom.
from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
|Cruise dates:||from 21.08.2017 to 09.09.2017 (19 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
19 days cruise only incl. charter flights from € 12,990 per person
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
| Mon, 21.08.2017 |
Charter flight from Duesseldorf* to Kangerlussuaq
| Tue, 22.08.2017 |
- Wed, 23.08.2017
Western coast of Greenland (Disko Bay, Storoen, Uummannaq)
The journey is the destination
| Thu, 24.08.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 25.08.2017 |
Pond Inlet/Baffin Island/Canada
The history of exploration in the Northwest Passage comes to life in Baffin Bay, named for the English seafarer William Baffin, who came here in the 16th century on the search for a possible passage. Once you have visited Pond Inlet on Baffin Island and gotten to know a small, hidden Inuit village, the HANSEATIC will travel to the Lancaster Sound. The excitement will grow as your own chapter in the history of Northwest Passage exploration approaches.
| Sat, 26.08.2017 |
- Mon, 04.09.2017
In the heart of the Northwest Passage (including Devon Island, Somerset Island, cruising in the Victoria Strait, Jenny Lind Island, Cambridge Bay/Victoria Island, cruising in Peel Sound, Prince of Wales Island, Beechey Island)
Thrilling expeditionary spirit
| Tue, 05.09.2017 |
- Wed, 06.09.2017
Finally, the HANSEATIC will take some time to explore the magnificent fjords of Baffin Island. Mountains and ice shape this expansive landscape – one impressive example being the majestic Kisimngiuqtuq glacier.
| Thu, 07.09.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 08.09.2017 |
Back in Greenland, Sisimiut – with its open-air museum and Inuit culture – provides an atmospheric conclusion to your personal expedition to the heart of the Northwest Passage.
| Sat, 09.09.2017 |
Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
* 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
Historian and expedition leader
Dr Arne Kertelhein, a specialist in polar history and the author of many guide books, retraces the lives of great polar researchers at original sites and on board. His talks are based on old expedition reports and historical maps.