Top 5 Reasons to Visit Greenland

  1. Few places combine such magnificent scenery, such clarity of light and such raw power of nature
  2. Truly magnificent mountainscapes and some of the planet's most spectacular fjords
  3. Chase the Northern Lights
  4. Experience the immensity of Ilulissat Icefjord or Scoresby Sund's labyrinthine fjord system
  5. Trace Greenland's rich culture - both past and present

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Greenland & other Regions

How to Get there

To get to Greenland you will need to fly via Copenhagen or Iceland, even if you are coming from North America. In spite of being the world’s 12th largest country, Greenland has a sparse population, particularly in the east, and as a result limited airports.

Greenland is located between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada and northwest of Iceland. It's the world’s largest island. It is politically part of Europe, being an autonomous country of Denmark, but geographically belongs to North America as it is closer to Canada.

When to go

Expedition cruises of Greenland are limited to the months of late May to September. By September, the chances of seeing the Northern Lights become quite high.

Costs & When to Book

Cruise Costs

From around £4,000 per person for a 10 days trip.

When to Book

As there are fewer Greenland cruises than to Svalbard or the Canadian Arctic, and the season is relatively short, to be confident of securing your first option we would advise planning at least a year in advance.

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Major Landmarks in Greenland

Greenland: Your Questions Answered

  • Will I see wildlife?

    You may see some wildlife - musk oxen and birdlife particularly - however Greenland isn’t renowned for wildlife in the same way as Svalbard. You would be very lucky to see a polar bear, and only in east Greenland. If seeing wildlife is your primary objective then there are better places in the Arctic.

  • What is the average trip length to Greenland?

    The average is around 10 - 11 days in length. Many voyages combine either East Greenland with Svalbard, or West Greenland with the Canadian Arctic.

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