Greenland and Atlantic Canada - Expedition of History, Culture and Nature (Itinerary 2)

On this voyage, we experience the raw natural beauty of Greenland’s western and southern coasts before exploring how Inuit culture and communities have spread to eastern Canada, intertwined with the history of Canada’s early settlers. Naturally, you can also expect beautiful landscapes and plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities.
13 days




Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our planned itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
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  1. Toward the World’s Largest Island - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    Starting with a flight from Copenhagen, you arrive late in the evening at the international airport in Kangerlussuaq. After a transfer to the port and embarkation on your expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, we will sail almost the entire length of the fjord (118 miles) before reaching the open sea.

    Toward the World’s Largest Island - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  2. `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens’ - Sisimiut

    Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, situated 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It is a modern, growing settlement with a history that goes back 4,500 years. The town´s name translates as `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens.´ Visit the museum, shop for handicrafts, or hike in the hills.

    `The People Living in a Place of Fox Dens’ - Sisimiut
  3. Where Icebergs are Born - Ilulissat

    The stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord has earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the mouth of the fjord you can see enormous icebergs that have run aground. These ice masses originate from the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest-moving and most productive glaciers in the world.

    Where Icebergs are Born - Ilulissat
  4. Exploration day Vaigat Sound - Vaigat Sound

    We now arrive at the northernmost point in our itinerary. There are several excellent landing sites in Vaigat Sound, offering views of breathtaking landscape and Arctic flora. Our experienced captain and Expedition Leader will take advantage of the current weather and ice conditions to identify our activity for the day.

    Exploration day Vaigat Sound - Vaigat Sound
  5. Exploration Day - Evighed Fjord

    On one side of the meandering Evighed Fjord is an ice cap that often crashes massive chunks of ice into the water. Around us are the highest mountains in West Greenland with peaks up to 6,600 feet high, sometimes swirling with mist. Conditions on the day will determine the final program and the range of activities on offer by the Expedition Team.

    Exploration Day - Evighed Fjord
  6. Capital of Greenland - Nuuk

    Nuuk is the oldest town in the nation, founded in 1728. It has a beautiful setting at the mouth of one of most spectacular fjord systems in the world. This is a place where old and new traditions meet, from picturesque old buildings in `Kolonihaven´ to the modern architecture of the Greenland Home Rule era.

    Capital of Greenland - Nuuk
  7. Labrador Sea - Labrador Sea

    We leave Greenland and head for open sea. We will cross the southern part of the Labrador Sea, sailing toward Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.  Wind down and watch the waves aboard the ship or enjoy a lecture from the Expedition Team.

    Labrador Sea - Labrador Sea
  8. An Inuit and Settler Community - Makkovik

    Our first call in Canada is this welcoming town in northern Labrador populated by 360 people from diverse backgrounds and heritage. Visit the White Elephant Museum and learn more about the mixed history here, stroll through the inspiring Poet's Path, or hike along the boardwalk for stunning views of icebergs and the Atlantic Ocean.

    An Inuit and Settler Community  - Makkovik
  9. The Southernmost Inuit Community in the World - Rigolet

    Located on Hamilton Inlet and nestled in a sheltered cove at the entrance to Lake Melville, this picturesque town is the southernmost officially recognized Inuit community in the world and we will learn about its unique traditions and history. Minke (known locally as 'grumpus') and humpback whales are also commonly observed in the nearby waters.

    The Southernmost Inuit Community in the World - Rigolet
  10. Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History - Red Bay

    Preserved in the ice-cold waters, the remains of several 17th century Basque whaling ships have led to the town being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the local museum that documents this interesting history or take the trail up to Tracey Hill for scenic views, and where, legends say, pirate captain Kidd buried treasure.

    Canada’s Hidden but Rich Maritime History - Red Bay
  11. A Classic Canadian City - Corner Brook

    Located at the mouth of the Bay of Islands and Humber River, Corner Brook is the second largest city in the province and local to the core. Explore the city center or enjoy its many walking trails along the Humber River, decorated at this time of year with vibrant autumn leaves.

    A Classic Canadian City - Corner Brook
  12. Relaxing Day - At Sea

    Our adventure is drawing to an end. Spend time with the other guests and the Expedition Team reviewing the many exciting experiences you shared during our voyage together. 

    Relaxing Day - At Sea
  13. End of the Expedition - Halifax

    Our journey comes to an end in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, which features red-brick heritage buildings, parks, a landmark citadel, some world-class museums, and a 2-mile seafront boardwalk. If you can, we definitely recommend spending extra time exploring here with our Post-program before you head home.

    End of the Expedition - Halifax

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