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Hurtigruten Thule and Disko Bay - Midnight Sun Exploration
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  • Location
    Greenland, Nordic
  • Board Basis
    Full Board
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Expedition & Adventure
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Please call free – 0800 707 6229 - for Huge Extra Savings on your Hurtigruten Thule and Disko Bay - Midnight Sun Exploration 

This voyage takes in the heart of Greenland amid the fantastic icebergs of Disko Bay before steaming north along the coast. We take you far off the beaten track to make landings in small settlements to experience the Inuit way of life, and at wild locations to explore nature, including a rare stop in Thule.

Voyage Highlights
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  • Visit Thule – the northernmost town on Greenland’s west coast
  • Majestic Ilulissat Icefjord: a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Quiet settlements and bustling, colourful towns
  • Luxuriant green tundra and narrow twisting fjords filled with ice
What's Included
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  • Hurtigruten Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Return economy class flights from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
  • Transfer from airport to ship and from ship to airport in Kangerlussuaq
  • Excursion towards the Ice Cap incl. a barbecue meal
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
  • Free tea and coffee
Voyage Itinerary
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Day 1: Copenhagen/Kangerlussuaq

Your flight from Copenhagen arrives in the evening in Kangerlussuaq, where MS Fram will be waiting for your embarkation.

Days 2-4: Exploring Northwest Greenland

Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, with a population of only 5.600. The community subsists on fishing, with a large fleet of trawlers, a shipyard and a fish factory prominent in the town. Set in lovely, rolling countryside at the foot of a steep hill, Sisimiut offers exciting excursion that require a reasonable level of fitness.

Day 5: At Sea

We sail the northwest coast in the Davis Strait from 71 to 76 degrees north, and enter a great northern wilderness. A series of lectures about this area of Greenland will be held during the day. 

Day 6: Qaanaaq (Thule)

Traditional hunting for seal, whale and polar bear remains the way of life in the town and small settlements. We may visit the Ultima Thule souvenir shop here, to see and shop for original artwork and handicrafts from the Qaanaaq district. 

Day 7: Siorapaluk

Situated only 1,362 km from the North Pole, Siorapaluk is the most northerly natural community in the World.
This will be the northernmost landing on this trip. The church, museum and shop are open for all to enter.

Day 8: At Sea

While we are at sea, a series of lectures will be held on board on topics related to history and wildlife in the area. Another focal point for our lecture programme is the environmental challenges of the world’s oceans.

Day 9: Dundas - Old Thule

Greenlanders have lived in the settlement now known as Dundas for the last 900 years, and the Danish explorer Rasmussen founded a trading post here in 1910. Go ashore and stroll in the old settlement and continue to the other side of the peninsula, where you will find the remains of old turf huts from earlier times. 

Day 10: At Sea

Enjoy more fascinating lectures from our Expedition team, and relax as you get to know your fellow explorers on board.  

Day 11: Upernavik

Today, you will have a unique opportunity to witness the true power of nature on a visit to the Eqip Sermia Glacier, which calves icebergs into the open ocean. We will use the ship’s tender boats to go ashore in this beautiful area. If you're feeling more active, you can take a short hike on your own in the area.

Day 12: Eqip Sermia

Today, you will have a unique opportunity to witness the true power of nature on a visit to the Eqip Sermia Glacier, which calves icebergs into the open ocean. We will use the ship’s tender boats to go ashore in this beautiful area. 

Day 13: Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the metropolitan centre of the Disko Bay area and this aspect will be the theme of the settlement visit, together with the town's long-standing history. The most important trades in Ilulissat are fishing and tourism.

Day 14: Itilleq

In the early afternoon we reach the small settlement Itilleq, meaning “the hollow”.  The town was founded in 1847 on another island, but was later moved one kilometre east to its present location.

Day 15: Kangerlussuaq/Copenhagen

As we reach Kangerlussuaq, your expedition with MS Fram has come to an end. We take you on a final excursion towards the Greenland Ice Cap and the Reindeer Glacier.

Day 16: Copenhagen

You arrive in the Danish capital early in the morning and may even have the time to explore "Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen" before you head home.

Departure Dates
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This voyage is departing on the following dates: 

  • 5th August 2019
Ship Information
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MS Fram: 

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram brings on the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology to make her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in Polar Regions.

In the restaurant on deck 5, you can enjoy the finest cuisine. The floor has different levels, so no matter where your table is placed; there are views to the outdoors. The restaurant is located in the aft of the ship, on your way there you walk through an exhibition of original artefacts from the historic expeditions of Amundsen and Nansen. At the far end of the restaurant there is a balcony for taking pictures when wildlife show up during a meal. On deck 7 you will find a well-equipped fitness room, with its panoramic ocean view there is no better place to exercise. On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna or bathe in one of the outdoor hot tubs. Let the warm water surround you while the icebergs float silently past the side of the ship.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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