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Grand Greenland – Farthest North to Thule and Kane Basin


Departure date
21 days
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Cruise Overview

Greenland cruise | Grand Greenland – Farthest North to Thule and Kane Basin

Join an expedition cruise to northwest Greenland on an epic ‘farthest north’ attempt to explore the seldom-visited Kane Basin region.

Visit the northernmost communities on Earth and sail beyond the human habitable world.

Discover amazing scenery and arctic wildlife, and enjoy the chance to spot walruses, narwhals, belugas, and polar bears.

This voyage begins and ends in Nuuk with flights from/to Reykjavík. An option to fly from/to Copenhagen instead can be seen here.

The icy waters of Disko Bay and beyond  

We set out north from Nuuk along the rugged and breathtaking coast of west Greenland. See immense icebergs from tidewater glaciers in Disko Bay, including Sermeq Kujalleq, the gigantic glacier at the head of UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord. As we sail, we’ll be on the lookout for whales.  

Hit the North – adventure beyond the ordinary

We’ll explore as far north as we can get, taking in the Kane Basin and the region known in legend as Thule. It’s a pure expedition voyage to the northern limit of the world. The only constraints will be the weather conditions, the sea ice and the time available. Expect Arctic uncertainties, cold adapted wildlife, ice choked waters and the coolest summer on Earth..

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Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

Embarkation day in Nuuk

Day 2

Sailing towards Disko Bay

Day 3

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord

Day 4

Exploring Uummannaq Fjord

Day 5-6

Melville Bay

Day 7

Farthest North

Day 8-14

Crossing Baffin Bay

Day 15-16

Landscapes and communities of west Greenland

Day 17-19

End of expedition in Nuuk

Day 20

Back to Reykjavík

Day 21

What's included


  • Overnight 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 

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

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme 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


  • 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(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage 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

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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