- 17 Days
- August 2021
- Hanseatic Inspiration
- £10650 per person
This Expedition Includes:
- Return charter flights from Dusseldorf to Kangerlussuaq (flights from the UK available on request)
- Return transfers from the airport to the ship
- Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guide and activity programme
- Visit Pim Island, noted for it’s population of Arctic foxes and polar bears.
- Explore the icy landscape of Cape York by Zodiac.
- Take a trip to the world’s largest uninhabited island, Devon Island.
Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers on this 17-night Canadian Arctic expedition cruise aboard MS HANSEATIC Inspiration,
Your Arctic expedition begins with charter flights from Dusseldorf, Germany, to Kangerlussuaq on the south-western coast of Greenland. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the port and board the beautiful MS HANSEATIC Inspiration.
After leaving Kangerlussuaq, your adventure will begin. In Uummannaq, Greenland, you will see rows of colourful houses set against an incredible heart-shaped mountain backdrop. You will then cross Baffin Bay and arrive in Pond Inlet, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about Inuit culture and history.
Heading further north, you will visit the world’s largest uninhabited island, Devon Island, and take a trip to Ellesmere Island, which is home to an abandoned outpost once staffed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Depending on the conditions, which can vary by the hour, you may then moor in Pim Island, home to polar bears and Arctic foxes, before charting a course through the ice-packed waters of the Nares Strait, bound for Cape Constitution. The Cape is noted for being the place where the famous explorer Elisha Kane raised the American flag in 1854, marking his achievement of penetrating further north than anyone had done until that time.
MS HANSEATIC Inspiration will then begin her journey south, visiting the Qaanaaq settlement in Old Thule which explorers such as Robert Peary had previously used as a base before setting off in search of the North Pole.
Before sailing back to Kangerlussuaq, you will visit the imposing ice fjord in Ilulissat and the famous Disko Bay, which is renowned as one of the most mesmerising sites in Greenland.Contact Us