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Hurtigruten Group

Grand Greenland – The Icy Giants of Disko Bay

Flight from/to Reykjavík


Departure Dates
13 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Greenland cruise | Grand Greenland – The Icy Giants of Disko Bay

Join an expedition cruise to Disko Bay, exploring Greenland’s wild western coast, including awe-inspiring mountains and the breathtaking Ilulissat Icefjord.

Experience the Midnight Sun and look out for whales while sailing past immense icebergs.

Take part in science projects and attend fascinating onboard lectures about everything from glaciology to mythology.

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

Epic natural beauty

We 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 aching beauty.  

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 and take you small boat cruising and on nature walks. The expedition element means we can be flexible and seek out the best places for wildlife and landings.

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(2-15 years)

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

Embarkation day at Nuuk

Day 2

At sea

Day 3

UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord

Day 4

Exploring Uummannaq Fjord

Day 5-6

Beautiful ice sculptures of Disko Bay

Day 7-9

Landscapes and communities of west Greenland

Day 10-11

End of expedition in Nuuk

Day 12

Back to Reykjavík

Day 13

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 

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

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(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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