HAL-Holland America launches new 28-day Greenland and Iceland itinerary

   August 23, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

HAL-Holland America Line presents the "Arctic Circle Crossing: Greenland & Iceland," a 28-day voyage departing on June 29th, 2025.

Aboard ms Nieuw Statendam, this Legendary Voyage traces the paths of Norse explorer Erik the Red, who established Europe's first Greenlandic settlement. Departing from Rotterdam Holland, the itinerary has 15 ports in 5 countries, and features passing through the Arctic Circle, an overnight in Reykjavik Iceland, and scenic cruising in Iceland's and Greenland's fjords. The expedition also marks 4 maiden calls in Greenland and represents one of HAL's most comprehensive explorations of the region.

Key Highlights of the 'Arctic Circle Crossing' Legendary Voyage:

  • Duration: 28 days, commencing on June 29th, 2025, roundtrip from Rotterdam.
  • Visiting 15 ports across 5 countries: Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, and England.
  • Maiden Calls in Greenland: Nuuk, Ittoqqortoormiit, Sisimiut, Ilulissat.
  • Crossing the Arctic Circle at various points during the voyage.
  • Overnight stay in Reykjavik on July 20th and 21st.
  • Scenic cruising opportunities at remarkable locations like North Cape (Norway), Jan Mayen Island, Scoresbysund (Greenland), and Icelandic fjords.

The expedition promises an immersive and remarkable journey, paying homage to historical exploration while embracing the awe-inspiring beauty of the Arctic region.