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Greenland Summer Explorer Cruising Under the Midni

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Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Daily Guided Shore Excursions Included*

Full board expedition cruising*

Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 19 nights
  • Departs 18 Jul 2024
  • Sails from Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ship MS Maud
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2003685
  • Voyage code ‍REK-REK-0-MAGRE2405

Your Itinerary

Panoramic cityscape of Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland Thu 18 Jul 2024

Panoramic cityscape of Reykjavik

MS Maud awaits you in Reykjavík Harbour. After collecting your complimentary expedition jacket, it's time to settle into your cabin. Your adventure has begun.

MS Maud, Hurtigruten

Denmark strait Fri 19 Jul 2024

MS Maud, Hurtigruten

We sail to Greenland across the Denmark Strait. This is the route taken by Erik the Red, thought to be the first European to have settled there. It’s time to relax and explore the stylish onboard facilities of your ship. 

Your Expedition Team will explain the protocols of respectfully visiting wildlife habitats and local communities. In the Science Center, you can learn more about Greenland's geology, or join one of our Citizen Science projects. 

If you’re feeling active, you can hit the gym, or perhaps you’d rather just enjoy a delicious meal in one of the three onboard restaurants.

Greenland, Arctic

South Greenland Sun 21 Jul 2024

Greenland, Arctic

For the next three days, you’ll be exploring the south of Greenland. Enter a land of dramatic mountains, crystalline icebergs, and green rolling fields. Experience the history of the area through Viking Age ruins, and immerse yourself in the culture by spending time with the local people. You may even have the chance to join in a traditional Greenlandic social gathering, a Kaffemik, with a local family. 

With our Expedition Team choosing the best places to land, your adventure is in safe hands. Perhaps you’ll discover Inuit artifacts among the colourful houses of Qaqortoq, or scout for wildlife in a boat at Kvanefjord. You may get to see the UNESCO-listed ruins of Hvalsey Church, the site of the last documented event to ever take place during the Norse settlement of Greenland. 

You can rest assured that whichever places you get to visit in South Greenland, you’ll be treated to exhilarating activities in some of the world’s most remote and beautiful locations.

Greenland, Arctic

Arctic Circle Wed 24 Jul 2024

Greenland, Arctic

As we head north, you’ll notice the days getting longer and longer. Once we cross the Arctic Circle, we’ll be sailing under the light of the Midnight Sun, which means 24 hours of daylight. This is great for summer activities, and it’s also great for photography — get your camera ready to capture glistening icebergs and glaciers bathed in a golden glow. 

During these two days, you might get to visit Sisimiut, the second largest city in Greenland. There are great hiking trails to follow, and ancient Saqqaq artefacts to be found in the local museum. If you're looking for a special souvenir, pick up a scarf, hat or pair of mittens made of qiviut. This local fabric is made from muskox wool, and is said to be ten times warmer than sheep wool. 

Another place you might see is Maniitsoq, known half-jokingly as the 'Venice of Greenland' for its natural canals. The surrounding mountains deliver awe-inspiring views, and you might even spot pods of humpback whales from the shore.

Disko Island

North Greenland & Disko Bay Fri 26 Jul 2024

Disko Island

Continuing north, we’ll explore parts of North Greenland, including Disko Island, an island just off the west coast of the mainland. This island is a haven for walruses, whales and seals, and the jagged basalt mountains reveal its volcanic origin. 

On the south coast of Disko Island, we may get to land in Qeqertarsuaq, where you might have the opportunity to hike to nearby glacier, Lyngmarksbræen. Another possible destination is the town of Uummannaq, the northernmost point of our journey. Here, you can visit the “summer home of Santa Claus”. This turf hut is a beloved relic of Danish pop culture, having been built for a TV show that aired during the late 80’s and 90’s. 

We might also get to sail in Vaigat Sound. Depending on local conditions, we could visit Camp Frieda, where you’ll trek across tundra, getting up close to a glacier to learn how it moves. If possible, we'll take the expedition boats out on shore landings, or on optional kayaking trips between icebergs. 

You will get to see the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that regularly tops the list of things to see and do in Greenland. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the ice fjord, and see the old Inuit settlement of Sermermiut.

Evighedsfjorden, Greenland

Evighedsfjorden, Greenland Tue 30 Jul 2024

Evighedsfjorden, Greenland

The ship is now heading back south. You'll enjoy an exploration day in the magical and pristine Evighed fjord near Maniitsoq. We'll determine on the day what exciting adventures we can partake in.   

The 'Fjord of Eternity' is fed by an ice cap that calves huge icebergs into its 2,300 ft deep waters. It's surrounded by mist-cloaked mountains with beautiful white ridges, punctuated by crystal blue ice caves.  

Nature reigns here. The only settlements in this region are tiny fishing hamlets clinging to the shores. As ever, we'll be on the lookout for Arctic flora and wildlife, including whales and seabirds.

A panoramic view of Nuuk

Nuuk, Greenland Wed 31 Jul 2024

A panoramic view of Nuuk

After the last few days exploring remote and idyllic icescapes, we'll arrive at Nuuk, Greenland’s colourful capital. With a population of just 18,000, it has a striking mix of old and new buildings. 

Compare the old structures – Hans Egede's House and Nuuk Cathedral – with the ultra-modern architecture of Greenland's Parliament. 

Visit the National Museum to see the six Qilakitsoq mummies, which offer a fascinating insight to life here 500 years ago. Join us for an optional nature walk around Mount Lille Malene and explore the pristine natural beauty around Nuuk.

South Greenland

South Greenland Thu 01 Aug 2024

South Greenland

As we continue back down to the south of Greenland, there’s still plenty more to see. If we land at Ivittuut, you’ll see a ghost town in ruins that bears little resemblance to the mining outpost it once was. Once the last Viking settlement in Greenland, the only inhabitants you'll find now are muskoxen. Enjoy an included guided walk of the area’s deserted buildings, and learn about the pivotal role the town played in WWII. 

Another possible landing site is a small farming settlement on the edge of the Tunulliarfik Fjord. Home to around 60 people, Igaliku is a tranquil village, recognisable by its sandstone houses and fields of grazing sheep, which you might be able to visit on an optional excursion to a farm. 

If conditions allow, we might spend some time in Prince Christian Sound, where ringed and bearded seals rest on the ice, and Glaucous Gulls and Black Guillemots soar above. You may even spot minke and humpback whales. If sea ice prevents us from entering the sound, we'll head to craggy Cape Farewell, the southernmost point of Greenland.

MS Maud, Hurtigruten

At sea Sun 04 Aug 2024

MS Maud, Hurtigruten

After exploring the ethereal, rugged beauty of Greenland, we set course for Iceland. You'll enjoy two days at sea recapping highlights with the Expedition Team, studying the delicate ecology of Greenland's fjord system in the Science Center, and relaxing. 

Out on deck, you might spot seabirds or whales that like to follow our ship. Our onboard photographer can share tips to capture them in action. You can even count any whales you see for our Happywhale Citizen Science project. 

This might be the time to enjoy the panoramic sauna and our on-deck hot tubs. You can also enjoy the company of fellow explorers over drinks in the Explorer Bar & Lounge.

Panoramic cityscape of Reykjavik

Reykjavik Tue 06 Aug 2024

Panoramic cityscape of Reykjavik

Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital, offers a striking blend of icy landscapes and fiery volcanic activity.

What's included *

  • Full board expedition cruising aboard MS Maud, including:
  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in Aune & Fredheim restaurants)
  • A rich programme of daily activities including exploration and lectures on board and ashore. Plus, use of the ship's Science Center which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples
  • Coffee & tea included throughout the day
  • FREE Wi-Fi on board for ALL guests
  • Gratuities not expected
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • Trekking poles, head lamps and walking poles available if necessary
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team – an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the regions they sail in
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • A range of additional shore excursions are available at a supplement
  • Plus, book an Ocean View Stateroom or above by 8pm 24th June 2024 and receive a FREE Champagne Gift Box

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These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

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The Ship - MS Maud

  • Occupancy532
  • Tonnage16,140 tons
  • Length442 ft (134.72 m)
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Set to be upgraded, MS Maud offers the ultimate in expedition cruising. As part of her changes, she will undergo hybrid installation and will introduce several new features and venues. Equipped with battery packs and other green technology, MS Maud will operate year-round expeditions along the Norwegian coast. Her battery packs will support her engines, therefore drastically cutting emissions. She will also be equipped for shore power meaning when docked in ports with shore power facilities, emissions will be cut to zero.

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HX Hurtigruten Expeditions FAQs

Do Hurtigruten offer a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Hurtigruten Expeditions requires proof of full vaccination for COVID-19. This policy applies to all Hurtigruten Expeditions sailings with a departure date in 2022.   For all Hurtigruten Expedition Cruises in 2022, we require all guests, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO-approved vaccine. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose of a WHO authorized vaccine. All guests who were fully vaccinated more than 270 days ago must present proof of a booster shot. For guests aged 5 - 11, they must either have at least one vaccine or proof of recovery of COVID-19 in 2022. Types of proof accepted included a green pass, certificate, a doctor's note, or a positive test result with the name and date

Please note COVID entry requirements differ on Hurtigruten Coastal voyages.  


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Hurtigruten ship?

Hurtigruten Expeditions requires proof of full vaccination for COVID-19. This policy applies to all Hurtigruten Expeditions sailings with a departure date in 2022.   For all Hurtigruten Expedition Cruises in 2022, Hurtigruten Expeditions require all guests (including children under the age of 18), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO-approved vaccine.  You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose of a WHO authorized vaccine. All guests who were fully vaccinated more than 270 days ago must present proof of a booster shot. 

Please note COVID entry requirements differ on Hurtigruten Coastal voyages.  


When can I book shore excursions?

Please note: Pre-booked excursions on Expedition sailings is temporarily unavailable due to COVID regulations. 


Last Updated: 01/07/2022

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