In summer 2014 the Hurtigruten expedition ship MS Fram is setting off on an extended voyage to explore the north-west of Greenland. The new trip includes new harbours and points of disembarkation, allowing guests to get to know the Greenland coast, with its breathtaking landscape and unique culture.
The 'Arctic Wilderness Adventure’ is available as an 11 or 13 day voyage, starting from June 2014.
Impressive ice landscapes, beautiful nature and wilderness, trips to small settlements and encounters with the Inuit and their culture are the focal point of the two new expeditions which begin in Kangerlussuaq and set a northern course across Disko Bay along the west coast of Greenland.
The northernmost harbour of the tour and a new stop on the itinerary is Upernavik, located on Melville Bay in north-west Greenland. For centuries the settlement attracted hunters every spring with its rich population of animals and many of the inhabitants still make a living from hunting today.
A further new stop is Qasigiannguit. The town with around 1,300 inhabitants, is known as 'the pearl of Disko Bay'. The small, colourful residential buildings on the bay are worth seeing, along with the old colonial buildings and the museum with important artefacts of the hunting and fishing culture of the Inuit. The island Illorsuit on the mouth of the Uummannaq Fjord is also a new part of the schedule. The traditional fishing settlement has approximately 90 inhabitants and makes for an unusual photo opportunity as fish are hung up to dry alongside the laundry outside many of the houses.
Along with the new harbours, MS Fram will continue to visit amongst others the charming town of Uummannaq, the impressive glaciers of Eqip Sermia as well as the famous ice fjord of Ilulissat, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The 11-day 'Arctic Wilderness Adventure’ (26 June – 6 July 2014) costs from £4,900 per person including early booking discount.
The 13-day version (14 June – 26 June 2014) costs from £5,341 including early booking discount.
The trip includes return flights from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq (the departure point), transfers and cabin on full board basis (based on 2 sharing). Flights to Copenhagen are available for an additional £360 per person.
Both schedules are the same, with the longer trip offering more time to discover the surrounding area of Ilulissat.
Book before 31 October 2013 and receive an additional on-board credit of £120 per person.
For more information call Hurtigruten on tel: 0844 448 7601 or visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk.