Save up to 40% on Greenland expedition cruises with HX | Offer Expires June 30, 2024

Save Up to 40% on Greenland Expedition Cruises with HX

Price: $9,203 USD Per Person

(Price per person, based on double occupancy, cabin category RR.)

Offer: Save 40%

Departure Date: June 11, 2025

Return Date: June 23, 2025

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Epic natural beauty

Sail north from Nuuk through the cold blue waters of west Greenland. You’ll witness phenomenal scenery as we sail past icy mountains, into deep fjords and past jaw-dropping glaciers. As we reach Disko Bay, you’ll gaze at the immense icebergs and seemingly endless stretches of wilderness. The icing on the cake is the Ilulissat Icefjord, a natural wonder of stunning beauty. Experience the Midnight Sun and look out for whales while sailing past immense icebergs.

Active adventure in Greenland

Discover a blend of the modern and traditional as we visit communities living on the edge of a frozen world and learn about the history and culture of Kalaallit Nunaat. Join the Expedition Team as they deliver a series of fascinating lectures from glaciology to mythology, take you small boat cruising and on nature walks, and offer opportunities to take part in science projects. The expedition element means we can be flexible and seek out the best places for wildlife and landings.

Photo: Hiking the vast Greenland landscape, Photo credit: HX

What's included:


  • Overnight stay in Reykjavík before and after the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  • Flights in economy class between Reykjavík and Nuuk


  • Transfers between the hotel and airport in Reykjavík before and after the flight to Nuuk
  • Transfers between the airport and the ship in Nuuk

Expedition cruise:

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Wine, beer, and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported.
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges, and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated.
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard activities:

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Center
  • Citizen Science Program allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Photo: Kayaking alongside crystal blue icebergs, Photo credit: Karsten Bidstrup

Landing activities:

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included:

  • International flights
  • Additional overnight stay(s) may be required due to international flight schedules
  • Travel protection
  • Baggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Photo: Map of the itinerary

Grand Greenland - The Icy Giants of Disko Bay - 13 Days on MS Fridtjof Nansen

Day 1: Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Explore the world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavík. Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in Reykjavík. Reykjavík is a laid-back city of art, culture, and history. Exploring this delightful place is well worth your time. Take a stroll along Laugavegur with its boutiques and outdoor shops, or gaze in awe at the striking Hallgrímskirkja Church and drop into the fascinating Reykjavík Art Museum.

Day 2: Embarkation day in Nuuk

Welcome to the capital of Greenland. You’ll have an early start today as we depart Reykjavík and fly to Nuuk. Nuuk is Greenland’s colorful and compact capital. With a population of fewer than 20,000, it has a striking mix of old and modern buildings. If historical buildings pique your interest, head down to the old part of town by the waterfront, where you’ll find the Nuuk Cathedral and the statue of Hans Egede standing on a hill. You’ll see the beautiful Mother of the Sea statue standing in juxtaposition to the water below. Your expedition ship awaits you in the harbor. After being welcomed aboard and collecting your complimentary expedition jacket, it’s time to settle into your cabin and enjoy your first dinner on board.

Photo: Small boat cruising among giant icebergs, Photo credit: Karsten Bidstrup

Day 3: At sea

Getting ready for adventure. Sailing towards the Arctic Circle, you’ll have time to get acquainted with the AECO rules and recommendations regarding operations and landings in the fragile Arctic environment. Make sure you attend these mandatory presentations if you want to join planned landings as we head north. You will also have time to settle in, enjoy the ship’s state-of-the-art facilities, and join the first lectures on Greenland-related topics, including the Citizen Science projects run on board the ship. At some point during the sailing, we will cross the Arctic Circle, entering the lands of the Midnight Sun at the height of summer.

Day 4: UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord

See the jaw-dropping beauty of nature’s artworks. Today, we reach Disko Bay, a haven for whales and other wildlife. The water here is dotted with icebergs in many shapes and sizes, and they all come from one place – the Ilulissat Icefjord. This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site regularly tops the list of things to see and do in Greenland. Today, you’ll find out why. Enjoy the scenery as you walk along the wooden gangway to the breathtaking ice fjord. Marvel at giant icebergs floating placidly in the deep blue water as they take on different hues of white, gray, and blue. All photographers, regardless of skill, will return to the ship with enviable images. Back in pretty Ilulissat, visit the Icefjord Center to learn about the ice in this fascinating area. You can also go on a hike to Sermermiut to take in incredible views.

Photo: Whale watching against the backdrop of the Midnight Sun, Photo credit: Shutterstock

Days 5-6: Exploring Uummannaq Fjord

Deep dive into Arctic life. Beyond the Nuussuaq peninsula, distances start to mean everything, because it’s here that Greenland’s ‘Far North’ begins. At this latitude, life proceeds at a slower pace. Weather and ice conditions run the show, and any successful landing that we attempt depends on the ability of the captain to safely navigate waterways – especially when a summer fog descends. All in all, it’s the perfect setting for our expedition. The beauty of the land and the relative productivity of the environment here have attracted people since the first settlers came down the coast more than 4,000 years ago. Intriguing archaeological sites are silent witnesses to the ability of Arctic people to thrive in such a harsh environment. It is in this area that the famed Qilakitsoq mummies were discovered. Potential activities around here include stops at small communities such as Uummannaq – a beautiful island town with a heart-shaped mountain – or Ukkusissat. We may visit the archaeological site of Qilakitsok, go on nature landings or attempt ice-cruising in the inner fjords with our small boats (RIBs).

Days 7-9: Beautiful ice sculptures of Disko Bay

Get closer to the awesome power of nature. Grandeur is the key word here. Disko Bay is one of those places that people dream about. And with good reason – the deep blue waters here are scattered with icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are truly immense, weighing over seven million tons, and the ice fjord pumps out more water in the form of glacial ice in a day than New York City uses in a year. Traditional communities, massive glaciers, and seemingly endless stretches of wilderness await us during our exploration of the region. Over the next days, we aim to show you the wonders of the bay, including Vaigat Sound, Disko Island, and the eastern fjords. Of course, Mother Nature has the upper hand, so we’ll always be ready to adjust our plans to the local weather and ice conditions. Get ready for nature landings in our small boats (RIBs), cruising in between floes and icebergs, spotting whales from the deck, and listening to interesting talks by the Expedition Team. On landings, keep your eyes open and maybe you’ll catch sight of a reindeer herd, a fast-moving Arctic fox, or a powerfully built gyrfalcon.

Days 10-11: Landscapes and communities of West Greenland

Visit modern towns on the edge of the wilderness. The central west coast of Greenland is a land of contrasts. It’s home to some of the longest fjords in the country and a sprinkling of settlements, including the second-largest town on the island. However, the vastness of the land makes this stretch of the coast a sparsely populated region, where huge distances are the norm, and the sense of remoteness and isolation is just a part of daily life. On our journey south, we’ll visit communities where traditions are still alive, including Sisimiut, which lies 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. This modern town has grown up alongside very ancient remains that date back more than 4,000 years. If you want to learn more about the ancient Saqqaq culture, make sure to visit the interesting local museum. If you’re looking for a special souvenir, pick up a scarf, hat or mittens made of qiviut, the inner wool of a musk ox, said to be 10 times warmer than sheep wool.

Photo: Colorful homes on the hillside, Photo credit: Visit Greenland

Day 12: End of expedition in Nuuk

A small capital in a grandiose setting. Today, as we arrive at Nuuk, you will say a fond farewell to MS Fridtjof Nansen, her crew, the Expedition Team, and the new friends you will have made. The lively capital of Greenland is a metropolis compared to all other towns you have visited in the country over the last couple of weeks. If you have time before flying back home, it is a fascinating window onto modern Greenland. From here, you’ll catch a flight back to Reykjavík, taking with you a wealth of fantastic memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 13: Back to Reykjavík

See more of Reykjavík. Your adventure concludes in Reykjavík, giving you another chance to explore Iceland’s stylish capital. If you want to discover more, you can extend your stay to enjoy more of Reykjavík and its surrounding geothermal attractions.

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