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Experience life at the top of the world on a cruise to Greenland & the Arctic. Avid explorers will make the journey across the Northwest Passage on expedition cruises. You can also lace up your boots, and trek your way across the Arctic tundra, where green trees & white ice contrast in a surprising natural scenery. From your boat, you will see giant icebergs that float ominously in the frigid waters. No trip to Greenland is complete without a stop at Scoresby Sund or the coastal towns like Kangerlusauq & Iluslissat, Nuuk, or others, built on fabulous fjords and icy cliffs. If you want the full Arctic experience, consider combining your trip with stops in IcelandNorway & CanadaContact us to start planning your Greenland adventure!
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Adventure West GreenlandSavings$57708Jul 29, 2024Experience the wonders of Greenland's west coast during this 8-day adventure cruise roundtrip Kangerlussuaq on board MS Seaventure. Explore remote …
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Disko Bay to Uummannaq - Icebergs, Whales and Inuit cultureCustom Label$1149010Jun 9, 2024This relaxed 10-day expedition cruise roundtrip from Ilulissat aboard M/S Balto visits several small colorful settlements to immerse you in the local …
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East Greenland and the mighty fjords around SermilikCustom Label$899010Aug 13, 2024Join this 10-day expedition cruise with MS Balto from Reykjavik to discover the east coast of Greenland and the Sermilik fjord system while …
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Greenland OdysseyCustom Label$1779517Jul 6, 2024Experience the world's largest island on this 10-day Greenland Odyssey Cruise aboard Sylvia Earle. Discover the grandeur of Greenland featuring …
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Traversing the Northwest PassageSavings$4439529Aug 27, 2025Join this 29-day Northwest Passage expedition aboard Sylvia Earle and encounter enigmatic Arctic wildlife, including walrus, beluga whale, polar …
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Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine ArcticCustom Label$799511Sep 14, 2024Explore South Greenland on this 11-day Explorer Cruise roundtrip Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine. This Greenland Explorer trip is intended for …
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Northwest PassageSavings$2479516Aug 25, 2025Join this 16-day Northwest Passage Expedition aboard Greg Mortimer and encounter Arctic wildlife, polar foxes, bowhead whales, polar bears, and the …
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Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and IcelandCustom Label$1079515Aug 25, 2024Check Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland off your bucket list as you explore these three regions on this 15-day cruise aboard Ocean Adventurer. …
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Wild Fjords of South Greenland: Land of the VikingsCustom Label$1009513Jul 19, 2025Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik to Toronto aboard the Ultramarine. Explore Greenland's southeast coast, visit local communities …
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Arctic Sights and Northern LightsCustom Label$709511Sep 1, 2024Join the Sea Spirit on this incredible 11-day cruise on Arctic Sights and Northern Lights and experience the amazing connection between culture and …
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Top Luxury Greenland Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic$799511Sep 14, 2024Explore South Greenland on this 11-day Explorer Cruise roundtrip Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine. This Greenland Explorer trip is intended for …
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Gems of West Greenland: Fjords, Icebergs and Culture$989512Jul 14, 2024Experience the breathtaking scenery of West Greenland on this 12-day expedition cruise roundtrip to Toronto aboard Ultramarine, delving into its …
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Jewels of the Arctic$1969515Jul 12, 2025Join a 15-day expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer from Oslo to Reykjavik. Explore Svalbard's endless daylight, meet polar bears and sea ice …
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West Greenland Ice Odyssey: Glaciers and Icebergs$819510Aug 10, 2025Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise from Toronto aboard the Ultramarine. Visit towns like Sisimiut and Ilulissat, each rich in culture. Glide past …
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Jewels of the Arctic$1969515Jul 25, 2025Join a 15-day expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer from Reykjavik to Oslo. Explore Svalbard's endless daylight, meet polar bears and sea ice …
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Inuit Spring of Ammassalik$1842011Apr 16, 2024Join Le Commandant Charcot on this 11-day cruise exploring the hypnotic and icy landscapes of the Ammassalik and Blosseville regions.
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Northeast Greenland's Unexplored Sea Ice$2578015May 28, 2024This 15-day cruise offers a unique opportunity to explore Greenland's northeast coast, one of the most remote regions in the Far North. Take the time …
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The Northwest Passage$4710025Aug 12, 2024Explore the Northwest Passage on a 25-day cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot from Reykjavik to Nome, with stunning views of glaciers and icebergs. …
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Greenland Travel Guide

Despite its massive size, only 20 percent of Greenland is hospitable, the rest covered in glacial ice. The lush greens of the plants strike a bold contrast with the glaciated mountaintops, making this an intriguing Arctic destination. Your Greenland cruise might feature:
  • Aurora Borealis: Known also as "the Northern Lights," you'll have a front row seat to this natural marvel, as the neon rainbow dances across the Arctic sky.
  • Whale watching: The majestic humpback and Greenland whales can be seen breaching here in these icy waters.
  • Sailing past icebergs bigger than houses along the Coast of South Greenland.
  • Trekking across glaciers that have helped form the country or exploring the Polar seas by Zodiacs  around the world's biggest fjord system in Scoresbysund.
  • A visit to some of the most secluded parts of the northern hemisphere and expeditions to traditional fishing villages.
  • A cruise through the legendary Northwest Passage.
  • Discovery of the ancient ways of the Vikings, who made Greenland their base, just like you will.

Best Greenland Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2024-2025

  • Silversea Cruises - is a luxury cruise line owned by Royal Caribbean Group and headquartered in Monaco, pioneer of all-inclusive cruising. Tour Greenland’s most coveted destinations from Kangerlussuaq. Explore the uniquely Greenlandic character of the country’s capital, Nuuk, to the still waters and eerie silence of the Uumanaq Fjord, on a voyage aboard the Silver Wind
  • Ponant - has purposefully designed ships to welcome a limited number of guests with 32 to 132 staterooms. Its nine ships offer comfort comparable to the finest luxury hotels. Discover the extreme northeast of Greenland on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled Le Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.
  • Oceanwide Expeditions - aim to take you off the ship and into action as often as possible. Its sea routes are short and direct, allowing for maximum shore time, and activities are designed to accommodate a wide range of experience and fitness levels. Join Rembrandt van Rijn on a cruise to Greenland to meet a world where European culture combines with the Inuit in a beautiful landscape of ice, rock, and the sea. 
  • Quark Expeditions - has been a leader in polar adventure, forever driven to forge new paths in polar explorations. On the Ultramarine, visit indigenous communities in Nunavut and Greenland for a richer and more intimate glimpse of what life in the Arctic is really like. 
  • Adventure Canada - is a leader in expedition cruising with a deep commitment to safety. Their staff is rigorously trained and certified for their roles, and crews have lifetimes of experience. Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery of Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord) as you sail south from Kangerlussuaq to the Baffin Bay aboard the Ocean Endeavour.
  • Lindblad Expeditions - has ships that feature comfortable cabins, a lounge, a library, and wellness services so that you can unwind after an active day. Chefs on board create delicious meals that reflect the cuisine of the regions we visit using fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Embark the National Geographic Resolution for a true polar exploration to discover the Northeast Greenland National Park, West Greenland, and the towering icebergs of UNESCO World Heritage Ilulissat Icefjord.
  • Aurora Expeditions - offers customizable itineraries. If weather or sea ice prevents travel, Plan B, C, and D are available. They are constantly on the hunt for new locations to explore and are not hesitant to adjust their schedules to take advantage of unexpected wildlife displays. On the Greg Mortimer, encounter summer in Greenland when 24-hours of sunlight can still be experienced above the Arctic Circle where migratory birds arrive at nest and whale numbers are at their greatest.
  • Hurtigruten - goes beyond the usual highlights and iconic cities, going further to remote communities, hidden vistas, and rare wildlife few get to see. MS Fram allows you to experience places few others ever visit, whether that’s the silent vastness of Northeast Greenland National Park, on an island beach in remote Disko Bay, or deep within a mist-shrouded fjord. 
  • Iceland Pro Cruises - is part of the Iceland ProTravel Group, the leading tour operator in Europe, specializing in Iceland. The MS Seaventure has been assigned the highest ice class for passenger ships. A greater density of steel plates in the hull and a massive stem are just two elements that allow the expedition ship to glide safely through the waters.
  • Poseidon Expeditions - is a leading provider of polar expeditions in the cruise business, founded in 1999. The  Sea Spirit offers 114 guests large cabins and the friendliness of small ships. An ice-hardened hull, Zodiacs, and retractable fin stabilizers make this ship a breeze to sail.

Greenland Travel FAQs & Tips

Do I need a visa to travel to Greenland?
A visa is not required if you are traveling from the United States & Canada, most countries in Europe, or Australia & New Zealand. Travelers from South Africa do need to have a visa in advance. Check with your country's state department if you have doubts about travel requirements.

Is tipping customary in Greenland?
Tipping is not customary in Greenland, but you should expect to see a service charge included on the bill. If you do experience great service, tips are definitely appreciated, but not expected.

What is the internet access like in Greenland?
Surprisingly, Greenland has very dependable high speed internet and WiFi hotspots. If you are staying at a lodge on Greenland, you will likely have access from your room; if you are traveling on a cruise, you can always ask us if your ship is equipped with internet access.

Can I use my cell phone while in Greenland?
If you have a phone with a SIM chip, then the easiest and cheapest way to get mobile phone service is by purchasing a local chip from TeleGreenland. The alternative would be to activate global roaming, in which case you will still have fair 3G coverage and signal in the villages and towns, but your rates will probably be very high since Greenland is so isolated from the rest of civilization. 

Do I need a power adapter/ converter?
Greenland runs on 220-240V power and has Type K Danish outlets and ocassionally Type C Europlug outlets. Having an adapter for both of these is crucial, but you will also need a step-down converter if you have any appliances that can only accept a 110V power source (many small North American devices).

What are the toilets like in Greenland?
Cruise ships and the main cities, towns, and villages you will visit have modern, flushing toilets. 
 
Approximately what will it cost for (in USD):
Train ticket- $3.00
Beer- $11.00
Bottle of water - $1.50
Simple lunch - $17.00
Dinner at a restaurant - $45.00

Can I drink the water in Greenland?
Seldom will you find cleaner water than in Greenland. Whether it's tap water or glacier water, it's all safe to drink. But it's best to stick to the tap water!

What is the most common way of paying for things in Greenland?
In the bigger towns and settlements, it's not hard to find an ATM or a business that accepts credit cards, however they sometimes close as early as 6pm and there are many businesses that do not accept credit cards, especially in the more remote areas. You should always have some spare cash on hand just in case. 

Should I purchase travel insurance for my trip?
We always encourage travelers to purchase insurance just in the case of any eventuality. Check out the Once You're Booked page for more info.
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