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about the M/S Freya, Greenland

about the M/S Freya, Greenland

The M/S Freya was built in 1981 in the Åsiverken shipyard in Amal as a lighthouse building vessel. Since then she has been used by the Swedish Coast Guard for environmental protection purposes; as a research ship by the University of Umeå, and has also spent time as a diving vessel. Having recently undergone a full refit as a passenger ship and undertaken her first season exploring the icy shores of Svalbard, the ship will be heading west in 2018 for our first ever safari to the shores of Greenland.

M/S FREYA details


A classic and intimate cruise ship with a warm and friendly atmosphere.


The M/S Freya will be found cruising through the fjord systems and coastlines of Greenland.

Accommodation & Facilities

After an extremely successful first season in the Arctic the M/S Freya has returned for further refurbishment. When completed there will be 11 passenger cabins, of which the majority will have two lower berths and a private bathroom. These cabins have an optional upper berth making them easily convertible into a triple cabin. As well as a fully stocked bar, dining room and new living area, guests will have the added luxury of a sauna to relax in after a long day sailing through the seas surrounding Greenland.


All meals are included during your stay on the M/S Freya, which will be a range of European-style dishes. Almost any dietary requirements can be catered for as long as you have given sufficient notice to your destination specialist.


Whilst cruising through Greenland's waters you will have opportunities to see remarkable fjords, mountains and glaciers, as well as both terrestrial and marine wildlife, including muskox, Arctic fox and various species of whale and seal. Due to the small size of the ship you may even be able to photograph wildlife close-up from out on deck. There are also two zodiacs on board the M/S Freya which gives you opportunities to take extra excursions. The group sizes on theses zodiacs are between 6-8 people per boat (compared to 12-14 on other vessels).

Child Policy

Children of 12 years and above welcome.

Want to stay aboard this ship?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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