Expedition Northwest Greenland - thrilling polar adventure.

Please note: your voyage rates include Charter flights as per itinerary in Economy Class.


• Discover spectacular natural experiences

• Meet friendly people

• Explore surprising cultural treasures

Departure 21.00 hrs
Once upon a time, north of the Arctic Circle: an experienced expedition team make their first visit to the Greenland Sea on the HANSEATIC inspiration and take you to the fascinating world of the Inuit. In the far north, the midnight sun casts a magical light over exciting expedition days that never seem to end. In Qeqertarsuaq, travel back in time to the late 18th century, when whaler Svend Sandgreen founded the town on Disko Island, which – with its picturesque houses from the colonial era – enchants those who visit to this very day. The whales used to attract hunters; today, the gentle giants of the sea attract looks of amazement when they spout water close to the ship. Uummannaq has a “heart” for explorers: this settlement was named for the heart-shaped mountain that towers above it and radiates different shades of red as the sun moves through the day. In the glow of the perpetual dusk, the desert isle of Storoen seems like a lunar landscape – a geological treasure of the far north bathed in unique plays of colour from ochre to red. In the peaceful fishing and hunting village of Ukkusissat, also seemingly not of this world, time appears to have stood still. The inhabitants’ lives have changed little over the years, and they will provide impressive insights into their traditions. In the former marble mining site of Marmorilik, you will encounter the miners’ past, while Upernavik awaits you with a women’s boat from the whaling era – a real umiak.
Depending on the ice, the HANSEATIC inspiration will continue its inexorable journey towards Northwest Greenland, allowing you to explore unknown shores – just like Knud Rasmussen. The polar explorer founded a missionary station in North Star Bay in 1909, and later the world’s most northerly trading post at Old Thule. He began many expeditions from here, long before the settlement was renamed Qaanaaq and moved to make way for a US airbase during the Cold War. In the footsteps of daring explorers, your crew use their great experience in polar voyages to find the safest passage through these seldom-visited waters. In the remote village of Siorapaluk with its picturesque mountain backdrop, the people live close to and with nature. Explorer Robert Peary also made a stop here in 1909 on his journey towards the North Pole. He is commemorated by a memorial on Cape York, where the HANSEATIC inspiration will cruise depending on the ice.
In Greenland’s northernmost settlements, fishing and hunting are part of everyday life – as in Kangersuatsiaq on a small island in the Upernavik archipelago. Far from modern urban life, you will delve deep into the raw, wild beauty of the untouched north. With luck, you will enjoy unforgettable wildlife encounters with imposing musk oxen, seabirds and whales as well as thrilling moments with the glorious forces of nature. Gaze in awe as the breathtaking foot of the Eqip Sermia Glacier stretches out 7 km (4.35 mi.) before you, along with Ilulissat’s vast panorama along the ice fjord. Soak in the wonders of nature and knowledge on a hike with your experts. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ice fjord is also the setting for what is possibly Greenland’s most intoxicating nature spectacle in Disko Bay: bring your expedition in the Arctic summer to an unforgettable conclusion by watching a majestic “water ballet” of drifting icebergs from a Zodiac. Allow your mind to drift one last time in Sisimiut on a hike to Tele Island and marvel at the picturesque old town before closing the final chapter of this intensive cruise. Rich in extraordinary moments, encounters and sunny days, you will return home with your very own story of adventure.
Arrival 6.00 hrs Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq to Germany
A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best-possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

Guaranteed Cabin. From

$12,230 USD pp
When a guaranteed cabin is booked, a two-berth outside cabin will be provided (limited numbers). Cabins will be assigned shortly before the beginning of the cruise. If combined cruises are booked, we are unable to guarantee the same accommodation throughout. Your cabin number will be sent to you along with the travel documents.

Outside Cabin. From

$13,440 USD pp
Outside Cabin. From
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

Panorama Cabin. From

$14,040 USD pp
Panorama Cabin. From
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

French Balcony Cabin. From

$14,630 USD pp
French Balcony Cabin. From
Living area: 21 m² (226 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

Balcony Cabin. From

$15,230 USD pp
Balcony Cabin. From
Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); balcony: 6 m² (65 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds

Junior Suite with Balcony. From

$19,840 USD pp
Junior Suite with Balcony. From
Living area: 43 m² (463 ft²); balcony: 6 m² (65 ft²) Separate living/sleeping area Separate dining area Sleeping area with panoramic view Separable beds TV in living and sleeping areas Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower Steam sauna in shower area Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Butler service Binoculars in the suite Nordic walking poles Free mini bar Coffee machine

Hanseatic Inspiration

Vessel Type: Five-star expedition ship

Length: 138 meters

Passenger Capacity: 230 (199 for Antarctic expeditions and cruises around Spitsbergen)

Built: 2017

Explore the Ship:

* More open deck space than on any other expedition ship

* Glass balconies: Float over the ocean with perfect views when watching whales and dolphins, for example

* Observation Deck and Lounge: The terraced Observation Deck offers the best views as well as permanently mounted binoculars. Located one deck lower, the Observation Lounge brings the excitement indoors with its 180-degree panoramic view

* Bow tour: The new deck track at the bow puts you in the front row for wildlife sightings.

* Marina: The marina is the convenient starting point for a variety of warmwater sports – kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for you to use

Cabins & Suites:

* An ocean view with even more: exclusively outside cabins and suites, almost all with balconies or French balconies

* Grand Suites with a private veranda

* Spaciously designed – enjoy a relaxing stay in rooms from 21 m² (226 ft²) up to 71 m² (764 ft²) in size

* Exceptionally equipped – for example, with binoculars, Nordic Walking poles, air conditioning, coffee machine and mini bar (free of charge)

* Separable beds in all cabins and suites

* Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas)


* Main restaurant: A relaxed atmosphere at any time of day – from breakfast to dinner, inspired by the region.

* Speciality restaurants: The speciality restaurant on the HANSEATIC inspiration will take you on a culinary voyage of discovery: explore exquisite Japanese creations and Peru’s modern and fashionable cooking. Explore new culinary highlights of the North American east coast on the HANSEATIC nature.

* Bistro Restaurant: Eat under an open sky. The Bistro Restaurant offers 84 indoor and around 100 outdoor seats.

* Bars: spend the evening relaxing with a glass of wine in the Observation Lounge or the HanseAtrium.

Fitness & Wellness:

* Spa area: Our new ships offer professional partial- and full-body massages, classic cosmetic treatments, a hairdresser and treatments for your hands and feet. The Finnish sauna with an ocean view and the steam sauna are the perfect end to every expedition.

* Pool area/bar: Thanks to its flexible canopy, the pool area with bar can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Water loungers and a counter-current system offer pure relaxation.

* Fitness area: The fitness area, which has been expanded significantly to around 100 m² / 1,076 ft², features up-to-date equipment, a separate course room and an incomparable ocean view.

Knowledge On Board:

* HanseAtrium: The central HanseAtrium can be used for many different activities; its cutting-edge technology makes it suitable for presentations and expert lectures as well as intensive precaps and recaps. In the evening, the HanseAtrium is transformed into an atmospheric bar where you can see out the day and reflect on your experiences.

* Ocean Academy: The Ocean Academy allows you to experience science however you desire. You can use the large media wall and interactive poster to display fascinating information on a wide range of disciplines whenever you like.

Cabin layout for Hanseatic Inspiration


Voyage on board in selected cabin category
All meals while on board
All landings or rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs or tenders (potential admission fees or guided tours by local tour guides not included)
Lectures on board
Champagne welcome on day 1
Mini bar filled with soft drinks in the cabin (refilled daily)
Flat screen, DVD player and Wi-Fi in every cabin
German and English-speaking service crew on board
Comprehensive pre-departure information
Port charges/taxes
Travel cancellation expenses insurance
Operator Bankruptcy insurance
One pair of binoculars and two sets of Nordic Walking poles per cabin for use throughout the voyage
Warm parkas, rubber boots & snorkelling equipment available for loan where applicable


International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
Travel Insurance
Passport and visa costs where applicable
Alcoholic beverages
Any items of a personal nature including additional on board services
14 Days from
$12,230 USD pp

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