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Qeqertarsuaq Greenland

Midnight Sun Exploration of Greenland

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Discover the extreme north, isolated settlements, and the Ilulissat icefjord. Hike and kayak under the midnight sun. Visit Qeqertarsuaq a magical spot that features natural wonders such as a fjord, soaring mountains, and natural hot springs. Sail on the Davis Strait, passing some of Greenland's northernmost settlements. Spot incredible wildlife as you sail Greenland's scenic northwestern coastline. Experience nature's true power at the Eqip Sermia Glacier, where icebergs calve into the sea.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Copenhagen | Fly to Kangerlussuaq | Embark
Day 2 : Sisimiut
Day 3 : Qeqertarsuaq
Day 4 : Uummannaq | Ukkusissatsuaqi
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Dundas
Day 7 : Siorapaluk
Days 8-9 : At Sea
Day 10 : Qaanaaq
Day 11 : At Sea
Day 12 : Upernavik
Day 13 : Eqip Sermia
Day 14 : Ilulissat
Day 15 : Itilleq
Day 16 : Kangerlussuaq | Disembark | Fly to Copenhagen
Day 17 : Copenhagen

Highlights

  • Discover the heart-shaped mountain at Uummannaq
  • Visit Dundas, named after the mythical island of Thule
  • Explore Siorapaluk the world's northernmost inhabited settlement
  • Sail between Greenland and Canada's Ellesmere Island,

Ship

MS Fram

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Qeqertarsuaq Greenland A sunburst appears over the mountain Greenlandic dog A traveler enjoys a Norwegian sunrise Qassiuarsuk dwelling

Day 1 Copenhagen | Fly to Kangerlussuaq | Embark

The expedition starts by flying from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, where you board MS Fram.

Day 2 Sisimiut

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
See villages clinging to mountains where inland ice flows to the sea.

Day 3 Qeqertarsuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Qeqertarsuaq features natural wonders such as a fjord, soaring mountains, and natural hot springs.

Day 4 Uummannaq | Ukkusissatsuaqi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
They say that when you visit the heart-shaped mountain at Uummannaq, a piece of your heart remains there forever.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail on the Davis Strait, passing some of Greenland's northernmost settlements. Learn about life in this remote terrain during informative talks.

Day 6 Dundas

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excavations have revealed ruins dating back 900 years. Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen named Dundas after the mythical island of Thule.

Day 7 Siorapaluk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Siorapaluk is the world's northernmost inhabited settlement and only 845 miles from the North Pole.

Day 8-9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sail between Greenland and Canada's Ellesmere Island, attempting to reach 80 North, ice permitting.

Day 10 Qaanaaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Colonized by the Inuit more than 4,500 years ago, Qaanaaq's inhabitants still live traditional lives and have come to symbolize Inuit identity.

Day 11 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spot wildlife as you sail Greenland's scenic northwestern coastline.

Day 12 Upernavik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Locals once migrated to the Upernavik Archipelago in spring for the rich hunting grounds.

Day 13 Eqip Sermia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Experience nature's true power at the Eqip Sermia Glacier, where icebergs calve into the sea.

Day 14 Ilulissat

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Experience the stunning Ilulissat Icefjord, where enormous icebergs crack, rumble, and change color under the midnight sun.

Day 15 Itilleq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Just 650 feet south of the Arctic Circle, Itilleq lies beneath towering mountains and near spectacular glaciers and the midnight sun.

Day 16 Kangerlussuaq | Disembark | Fly to Copenhagen

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The onboard expedition ends today. Join a road excursion to the Greenland ice sheet. Depart for Copenhagen in the late evening.

Day 17 Copenhagen

Arrive at Copenhagen in the early morning for the trip home.

MS Fram

Per person starting at
$12,215
Cabin I MS Fram
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Polar Inside I
113-140 square feet. Inside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc
Cabin FJ MS Fram
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Polar Outside FJ
172-226 square feet. Outside cabin: Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc, limited or no view. (FJ 503 with twin beds).
A comfortable twin cabin on the MS Fram
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Polar Outside N
113-140 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, shower/wc. (N-352 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin U MS Fram
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Arctic Superior U
118-252 square feet. Outside cabin: One bed, one sofa bed, table, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc. (U-526 with upper/lower berths).
Cabin F MS Fram
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Arctic Superior F
183-248 square feet. Double bed, seating area, TV, refrigerator, kettle, shower/wc.
Cabin M MS Fram
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Expedition Suite M
172-215 square feet. One room with seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.
Cabin MG MS Fram
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Expedition Suite MG
260-420 square feet. One room with private balcony, seating area, TV, mini-bar, kettle, double bed, shower/wc.

Notes

YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
-Expedition in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis
-Economy flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq
-Transfers from airport to ship and ship to airport in Kangerlussuaq 
-Excursion to the ice sheet including dinner after the expedition
-Wind- and water-resistant jacket
-Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
-Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
-Complimentary tea and coffee
-Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots.

NOT INCLUDED:
-International flights
-Travel insurance
-Luggage handling
-Optional excursions and gratuities.

NOTE: Prices are in $ per person. All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions. All itineraries are
subject to change.
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