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Southern Fjords & Disko Bay - Iceland to Greenland

(15 days / 14 nights)

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Experience two of the North Atlantic’s incredible islands

If you’re a nature lover seeking adventure, this expedition cruise is for you. Sailing from Iceland to Greenland, discover the wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland along with the iceberg-filled Disko Bay and coastal settlements of southern Greenland. With a special on-board program and guided boat and land excursions led by the ship’s expert crew, you will gain deeper insights into the nature and culture of each shore stop.

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May - July


31 May


A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik - Iceland

    On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes.
    Spend the night in Reykjavik.
  • Day 2: Blue Lagoon & Boarding the MS Fram

    Start the morning on a relaxing trip to the Blue Lagoon, where you can soak in warm, radiant white-blue waters surrounded by unearthly lava formations. Enjoy a complementary silica mud mask on your cheeks in the lagoon or let your cares slip away as you unwind in the saunas and steam baths. Renowned for the healing properties of its mineral-rich waters, this geothermal spa also offers optional skin treatments or in-water massages. (We advise booking treatments well in advance.)

    In the late afternoon you will embark on the MS Fram ship and depart from the capital of Iceland.

    Spend the next 11 nights on board the cruise ship.

    Please note: as this is an expedition-style cruise, the planned landings depend on weather and ice conditions. We reserve the right to change the scheduled program and itinerary.

  • Day 3: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    The first stop of the cruise is the town of Grundarfjörður on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula of West Iceland. This area of the country is full of diverse nature, with different kinds of lava and rock formations, jagged mountains, abundant birdlife, dramatic basalt cliffs and the pristine slopes of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. The peninsula also shelters a number of small fishing hamlets and natural harbours.

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  • Day 4: Denmark Strait

    Sail the route of the Vikings! Crossing the Denmark Strait today towards Greenland, the cruise follows the path of the Norse settlers who left the shores of Iceland and Norway more than 900 years ago.

  • Day 5: Prins Christian Sund

    Today’s part of the voyage takes you to Greenland’s southern shores, containing some of the most culturally and scenically diverse regions of the island. If conditions allow, the ship will try to enter the narrow, often ice-choked Prins Christian Sund channel that crosses the southernmost point of Greenland – an opportunity to enjoy some truly breath-taking scenery. If the channel is blocked the ship will instead sail around Nunap Isua (Kap Farvel).

  • Day 6: Hvalsey and Quaqrtoq

    Start the morning with a visit to Hvalsey, where you can find some of the best preserved ruins from the Norse period dating back over 500 years ago. From there the journey continues to Qaqortoq, the centre of the largest municipality in South Greenland.

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  • Day 7: Narsaq and Qoassiarsuk

    Early in the day you can experience Narsaq (1,600), located at the beautiful shores of the Tunulliarfik Fjord, an area of South Greenland that has been inhabited for thousands of years. The glaciers north of town ensure that there are icebergs around and the fjord is rich in seals, salmon, trout and minke whales. In the afternoon the ships land in Qassiarsuk, a community with only about 56 people known best for the settlement of Eric the Red, the Viking banished from Iceland who called this land Greenland when he arrived in the year 982.

  • Day 8: Ivittuut

    The next stop is Ivittuut, a small former mining community of approximately 200 seasonal residents. In the summertime some of the old houses are used for tourism. Located here is an old cryolite mine that was used by Allied Forces during World War II and closed down in 1987.

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  • Day 9: Nuuk

    Today’s destination is Nuuk (pop. 16,000), Greenland’s friendly capital city that also happens to be the world´s smallest capital. Founded by the Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede in 1728, Nuuk is also the oldest town on the island. Now it is renowned as a place where old and new traditions meet, from picturesque old buildings at the colonial harbour to cutting edge structures like the Katuaq is a cultural centre. Another point of interest here is the Greenland National Museum, where you can see the mummies from Qilakilsoq that date back thousands of years.

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  • Day 10: Sisimiut

    Next on the voyage is Sisimiut (pop. 5,200), the second largest town in Greenland and a major fishing port. On board you will get an introduction presentation to prepare you for discovering the town on your own with the help of a city map.

    One the highlights here is the Sisimiut Museum, which is focused on the town’s culture and history. The museum is housed in beautiful old buildings originating from the colonial period, situated close to the harbour. Also located close to the pier is a local handicraft workshop, where you can watch the artists make jewellery and arts from bone, leather and metal. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, you could also choose from one of various active excursions available in Sisimiut.

  • Day 11: Ilulissat

    Today the highlight is Ilulissat, about 250 km north of the Arctic Circle on Greenland’s west coast. This town (pop. 4,500) is well known for the nearby Ilulissat Icefjord, a sight to behold with its maze of icebergs calved from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. It is so remarkable that it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

    The weather and sea conditions today will determine whether MS Fram can use the PolarCirkel boats. Before arrival the Expedition Team will prepare you with information. On land you will enjoy a guided hike to the abandoned settlement of Sermermiut, situated 1.5 kilometres south of the town. In Ilulissat you can also visit the museum to browse the extensive collection from Knud Rasmussen’s expeditions and the history of the area.

  • Day 12: Northwest Greenland

    In the early afternoon we reach the small settlement Itilleq. Around 130 people live here, and they are mainly engaged in hunting and fishing. Visit one of the families that live here, buy some arts and crafts of the area or have fun playing soccer with the locals.

  • Day 13: Kangerlussuaq

    The voyage comes to an end in Kangerlussuaq, and your final destination of your grand adventure is Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. (Flight is included in package.) An excursion that includes a farewell barbecue marks the end of our adventure in Kangerlussuaq. Late in the evening you fly to Copenhagen.

    Spend the night in Copenhagen.

  • Day 14: Copenhagen

    You arrive in Copenhagen early in the morning. You will be transferred to your accommodation in Copenhagen where you can rest for the night. Later today we recommend a stroll down the famous “Ströget” street, which is always full of life. Copenhagen is also home to such marvels as the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, the old harbour of Nyhavn and Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks and among the city’s most famous attractions.

    Spend another night in Copenhagen.

  • Day 15: Departure

    Today you will be transferred from Copenhagen to Kastrup Airport for your flight back home after this incredible adventure in the Nordic region.



Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.


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Tour Information

50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
Booking: We recommend booking at least eight weeks prior to departure.
Customizations: This package can be customized to meet your needs by adding extra nights and activities before/after the cruise, contact us for details.
  • Embarkation in Kangerlussuaq is by Polarcirkel boats and therefore we regret that this voyage is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The daily itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the expedition team.
  • Suites include a range of additional complimentary amenities such as drinks with meals and a welcome gift.
  • Rubber boots may be rented on board.
  • Some activities and excursions will only be sold on board (not in advance).
  • We strongly recommend buying travel insurance.
What to bring on the voyage:
  • Wind and water resistant trousers
  • Shoes with a good grip on the soles
  • Warm cap or headband
  • Scarf
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Warm socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Small backpack/rucksack
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.
2016 Prices from
Category 1 Adult 2 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults
Polar Inside - I Category 10169 EUR 6086 EUR 7292 EUR 5970 EUR
Polar Outside - N Category 10994 EUR 6558 EUR 7881 EUR 6441 EUR
Arctic Superior - U Category 11902 EUR 7076 EUR 8530 EUR 6960 EUR
Arctic Superior - F Category 12900 EUR 7647 EUR 9243 EUR 7530 EUR
Expedition Suites - M Category 14218 EUR 8400 EUR 10184 EUR 8284 EUR


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