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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Thule and Beyond

Fram cruises along the edge of the breathtaking Greenland Ice Sheet on this unique expedition which includes daily landings and fascinating onboard lectures from the experienced Expedition Team

Cruise Only
15 nights from £8359pp

Expedition Holiday
  • Qeqertarsuaq
  • Ilulissat
  • Ilulissat
  • Itilleq
  • Polar bear

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Discover authentic Greenland and observe nature at work on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

The history of the people of Greenland is at the heart of this journey. See abandoned settlements, visit the northernmost community in the world and sail to the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Meet the friendly people who call Greenland home and discover their traditional way of life.

Enjoy amazing Arctic experiences in Qeqertarsuaq on the volcanic island of Disko and learn more about the fascinating Inuit history in Qaanaaq, before visiting the northernmost community in the world at Siorapaluk and discovering important archaeological sites at Dundas.

Enjoy exploring the rarely visited settlement of Upernavik, experience the true power of nature at the Eqip Sermia glacier and see enormous icebergs in the Ilulissat Icefjord.

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Thule and Beyond Itinerary

Day 1 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)

Fly from Copenhagen and embark Fram in Kangerlussuaq this evening.

Days 2-4 - Sisimiut - Qeqertarsuaq - Uummannaq

Choose from a variety of optional shore excursions in the town of Sisimiut, including hiking, boat trips, sightseeing, shopping for local handicrafts and enjoying some Greenlandic specialities in a local restaurant. Qeqertarsuaq is the only town on the old volcanic island of Disko and is beautifully located at the foot of impressive mountains. The town of Uummannaq enjoys a picturesque setting, with highlights including the magnificent church and unusual old turf house.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Qaanaaq

Qaanaaq (or Thule) was the first area in Greenland to be colonised by Inuits from the west. Traditional hunting for seals, whales and polar bears is the main occupation in the town and the surrounding areas. The Ultima Thule souvenir shop sells original artwork and crafts from the Qaanaaq region.

Day 7 - Siorapaluk

Less than a mile from the North Pole, Siorapaluk is the northernmost natural community in the world and is famous for its beautiful surroundings and geology. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the church, museum or the local shop.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea, cruising along the ice edge.

Day 9 - Dundas

Greenlanders have lived in Dundas for the last 900 years. In 1910, the Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen founded the trade post here and in 1963, the area was officially designated as Thule, the 17th municipality of Greenland and the northernmost community in the world. Come ashore and walk around the ruins of this old trading post, or walk to the other side of the peninsula to see the remains of the old turf huts from the former settlement.

Day 10 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - Upernavik

For centuries, the locals have migrated in spring to Upernavik to take advantage of the rich hunting grounds there. Many of the locals still go hunting and fishing so don't be surprised to see polar bear or seal skins whilst you're walking through town. Upernavik is also home to the world’s northernmost open-air museum.

Day 12 - Eqip Sermia

Witness the true power of nature on a visit to the Eqip Sermia Glacier, which calves icebergs into the open ocean. The ship’s Polarcirkel boats allow landings ashore in this beautiful area, where a BBQ offers dining with a terrific view over the glacier.

Day 13 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is set in the stunning scenery of the Ilulissat Icefjord where giant icebergs run aground at the mouth of the fjord. Learn about the town's long history and the importance of fishing and tourism.

Day 14 - Itilleq

Itilleq is majestically surrounded by high mountains and glaciers. Around 130 people live here, mainly engaged in hunting and fishing activities. The island has no fresh water, so its inhabitants make use of a facility that forms fresh water from sea water. The church here has an interesting history: it was built in Thule in 1930 and was moved to Itilleq in 1963.

Days 15-16 - Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen (Denmark)

Disembark Fram in Kangerlussuaq. There is the opportunity to join a final excursion which travels through beautiful natural scenery to the vast icy wasteland of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The flight to Copenhagen leaves late in the evening and arrives very early in the morning.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 15-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice on Fram
  • Return flights from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
  • Activities on board and ashore
  • Lectures with the Expedition Team

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us for a quote
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 5th - Kangerlussuaq and back - Sailing on: Fram From: £8359
      Polar Outside Arctic Superior Expedition Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8459 Brochure Price from: £9533 Brochure Price from: £12184
      Blue Water Price from: £8359 Blue Water Price from: £9433 Blue Water Price from: £12084

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
Map for Thule and Beyond