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Greenland – The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition

Greenland – The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition

From AUD $10,189

Description

The majesty of East Greenland

From Reykjavik, we sail across the Denmark Strait to the spectacular east coast of Greenland. Our first destination is Scoresbysund, an immense system of fjords and glaciers that fans out over 24,000 square miles. You’ll spend the next four days exploring this vast pristine region.

Placid dark waters reflect the soaring mountains around us as we seek out whales and other marine wildlife, including seals which can sometimes be spotted relaxing on ice floes. Look out for avian life including Brünnich’s Guillemots, Snowy Owls and Greenlandic Gyrfalcons.
The largest national park in the world

Next, we explore the Northeast Greenland National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve. Visitor numbers are limited in this 375,000 square mile wilderness region, and Hurtigruten’s expertise and experience means you’ll be one of the lucky few to experience this Arctic Eden.

In the absence of people, wildlife abounds in this peaceful haven, and you might see Arctic hares, muskoxen and even polar bears. The waters are filled with sparkling blue-hued icebergs, and you’ll get up close to nature on guided walks and kayak trips. This expedition cruise to one of the most remote places on the planet will be an unforgettable experience.

Trip Name
Greenland - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition
Days
13
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 140 m Passenger Capacity: 530 Built: 2020 MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe. Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen. Combining state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destinations, the two Norwegian built ships introduces the next generation of adventure travel. Cabins and public areas The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views. Science Center The core of the onboard experience is the Nansen Science Center, an edutainment venue to guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. Nansen Science Center will also be the on board HQ for the Expedition Team. Restaurants MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration. Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking – where our honest and delicious cuisine reflects our destinations. After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym and Wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks with the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights. Everything you need for an expedition cruise Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science. MS Fridtjof Nansen will feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas. In the footsteps of a great explorer The newest addition to our fleet will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896). Interestingly, after Nansen's Fram expedition, the ship was passed on to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole - Roald Amundsen.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Reykjavik
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Day 2 - Day 2: Crossing the Denmark Strait
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Day 3 - Days 3-7: Largest Fiord on Earth
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Day 4 - Days 8-11: The Largest National Park in the World
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Day 5 - Day 12: Heading Back to Iceland
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Day 6 - Day 13: The Sylish Capital of Earth
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Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
24-08-202205-09-2022AUD $10,189Polar Outside. From
24-08-202205-09-2022AUD $10,793Arctic Superior. From
24-08-202205-09-2022AUD $14,206Expedition Suite. From

Inclusions

    • Voyage from Iceland to Greenland’s remote east coast and experience the wildlife and epic grandeur of the world’s largest national park and wilderness fjord system.

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