On board MS HANSEATIC from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik
Expedition to Greenland and Iceland: on both sides of the Arctic Circle
Set out on an Arctic adventure. The HANSEATIC presents Greenland’s diversity on a special expedition route: look forward to mighty glaciers, vast tundra and deep fjords as well as relics of Inuit and Norse settlements. Your experiences will span the legendary 66th parallel north, the magic of the Arctic, all the way to pristine Iceland.
from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik
|Cruise dates:||from 09.09.2017 to 25.09.2017 (16 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
16 days cruise only from € 8,408 per person
incl. charter flight & travel package from arrival point from € 9,098 per person
| Sat, 09.09.2017 |
Charter flight from Duesseldorf** to Kangerlussuaq
| Sun, 10.09.2017 |
- Fri, 15.09.2017
Western coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq, Eqip Sermia Glacier, Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut, Evigedsfjord, Nuuk)
Wonders of the Arctic region
| Sat, 16.09.2017 |
- Mon, 18.09.2017
Southern coast of Greenland (Arsukfjord, Hvalsey, Alluitsoq, Unartoq)
Your expedition then takes you to the Arsukfjord. In Greenlandic, “Arsuk” means “beloved place” – a name that also applies to Darwin Hall on board the HANSEATIC, where the experts’ fascinating presentations will bring you closer to the roots of Greenlandic culture. Ashore, hike through the tundra to explore its autumnal colours; with luck, you might see some musk oxen. Here you can also gain an insight into the era of mining, and – with luck – find yourself some cryolite and siderite souvenirs. You will understand why Erik the Red named the island “green land” when he arrived here in the 10th century: banned from Iceland, he was greeted by deep fjords and fertile valleys. According to the tales, the settlement of Hvalsey was also built by the Norse. The ruins of a Viking church, possibly the country’s most significant, bear witness to their presence. At the end of the 18th century, Alluitsoq offered fertile ground – cultivated by the Inuit to this day – to the Moravian missions. Immerse yourself in nature: bathe in the geothermal springs at Unartoq and enjoy a relaxing view of the iceberg panorama.
| Tue, 19.09.2017 |
Passage through Prins Christian Sund (depending on ice)
One scenic highlight is the passage through Prins Christian Sund with waterfalls and mighty glaciers that extend to the gleaming turquoise lake.
| Wed, 20.09.2017 |
Eastern coast of Greenland (Skjoldungen Sound)
In the early autumn, the ice shield on the coast of east Greenland opens up to provide rare insights – for example, in Skjoldungen Sound, which is surrounded by glaciers. With a little luck you will see whales here, while the colourful tundra invites you for a hike following a Zodiac landing. Images of Greenland that will resonate with you for a long time to come.
| Thu, 21.09.2017 |
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 22.09.2017 |
- Sat, 23.09.2017
Iceland (Isafjoerdur, Hesteyri , Arnarstapi )
Iceland’s original side
| Sun, 24.09.2017 |
Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 6.00 hrs
Bid farewell to Iceland’s natural wonders in Reykjavik – look back on your many experiences during this expedition with a panoramic view of “Smoky Bay”.
| Mon, 25.09.2017 |
Journey to Keflavik
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
** Depending on the flight plan, it may be necessary to change the airport of departure (outbound flight).
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
Attractive combination discount of € 400
Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise to include HAN1717 (applies to categories 2 – 7).
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:
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS
Geologist on the team of experts
Even during her studies, Heike Fries was intrigued by the calving glaciers at both of the earth’s poles. A geoscientist, she has been spending summers and winters here since 2001. Her passion for the world of ice will not leave you cold.