Hurtigruten prides itself in bringing is guests closer to the local communities and now anyone visiting Greenland this summer will be accompanied by Greenlandic painter and musician, Miki Jacobsen. With his performances, Miki will introduce the world of Greenlandic painting, national music, traditional mask dancing and stories from the world of the Inuit to MS Fram guests, offering unique insights into the country’s cultural history.
Born in 1965, Miki Jacobsen represents the new generation of artists in Greenland. His works reflect the country’s history, culture, identity and diversity. “Greenland's culture and nature are great sources of inspiration for me,” says Jacobsen, who also lives in Greenland. “I’m delighted to share my passion for this country and its people with the guests of Hurtigruten.”
Miki Jacobsen’s summer as an artist on board MS Fram supports Hurtigruten’s objective to show its guests at first hand the culture and traditions of the region they are travelling through. It is the perfect addition to the ships existing social events programme in Greenland which includes guests being invited by local families to partake in a traditional ‘kaffemik’, the Greenland version of a cup of coffee and learn more about their way of life. In Uummannaq, there is a welcome by local school children and the chance for them to mingle with guests and when the ship docks in the Ittileq township guests, crew and locals join together for a traditional football match that sees sport bringing together different cultures.
Disco Bay & Southern Fjords – Glaciers and Ice– from £3356pp – This 12-day expedition starts in Disco Bay and visits the less visited the southern parts of Greenland before making its way to Iceland. Available on 31 May 2013, the voyage costs from £3356 per person and includes 11 night’s full board on the ship, return flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, transfers, landings and lectures by expedition team. Flights from UK to Copenhagen are extra and can be booked by Hurtigruten. Based on two sharing. Price based on unspecified inside cabin.
For more information call Hurtigruten – 0844 448 7601 www.hurtigruten.co.uk