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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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Natural Wonders of Greenland - Tour 220%$749912Aug 18, 2023Board the MS Seaventure on this incredible 12-day Arctic expedition cruise of Greenland and Iceland. Spot wildlife such as musk ox and whales, trek …
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Natural Wonders of Greenland - Tour 120%$749912Aug 7, 2023This 12-day expedition voyage aboard MS Seaventure takes you from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, through the Prince Christian Sound, visiting the old …
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Out of the Northwest PassageSavings$1299517Sep 1, 2023The Northwest Passage remains one of the world’s last true frontiers. Embark on the Ocean Endeavour for a 17-day Arctic cruise to the far reaches …
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Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and AirSavings$84959Jul 14, 2023Aboard the Ultramarine, you'll be offered the most extensive array of adventure activities and you'll be able to curate an authentic Greenland active …
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Greenland & Wild LabradorSavings$799515Sep 17, 2023The splendor of Greenland meets the charm of Newfoundland on this 15-day expedition cruise aboard Ocean Endeavor. From Greenland, cruise through …
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Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of FranklinSavings$1649517Jul 30, 2023On this compelling 17-day Arctic cruise aboard the game-changing new vessel, Ultramarine, passengers retrace the steps of the intrepid Franklin …
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Into the Northwest PassageSavings$1299517Aug 16, 2023Board the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavor expedition ship on this 17-day Arctic cruise from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland through the legendary Northwest …
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Northwest Passage: Epic High ArcticSavings$1649517Aug 28, 2023Marvel at highlights of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland’s stunning west coast aboard the Ultramarine on a 17-day adventure cruise. Participate in …
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In the Wake of the Vikings: A Voyage from Iceland to GreenlandSavings$469513Jul 13, 2023Board the Ocean Endeavour to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on this exceptional 12-day expedition cruise across the Arctic region. Depart …
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High Arctic ExplorerSavings$899512Jul 25, 2023Explore the high Arctic on this 12-day expedition cruise aboard the ice-class Ocean Endeavour. Departing from Resolute Bay high in the Arctic Circle, …
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Top Luxury Greenland Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland$1899520Sep 11, 2023Embark on Ocean Adventurer and join this 20-day itinerary in the exploration of the Arctic Circle through the legendary Northwest Passage, searching …
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Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip$1850017Jul 23, 2023Explore the Arctic on this exceptional 17-day roundtrip expedition cruise from Kangerlussuaq aboard Silver Cloud, thoroughly traversing Disko Bay and …
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Expedition to the Thule Region$2090017Jul 25, 2023Departing from cosmopolitan Paris, luxurious L'Austral takes you north to Arctic Greenland on this 17-day expedition cruise. Explore Baffin Bay, …
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Expedition Along the East Coast of Greenland$1672016Aug 10, 2023Discover the east coast of Greenland on this 16-day expedition cruise onboard L’Austral, and venture into an extremely remote part of the world …
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Baffin Bay Secrets$1827014Jul 12, 2023This incredible 14-day journey aboard L'Austral acquaints you with the secrets of Baffin Bay and Greenland. Glaciers and icebergs are home to the …
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Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay$1549515Jun 29, 2023This 15-day roundtrip Arctic cruise departs from Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine to experience the best that Iceland & Greenland have to offer. You will …
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The Northwest Passage$4058025Sep 11, 2023The brand new Le Commandant Charcot hosts this novel 25-day Arctic expedition cruise to the north of Russia via the legendary Northwest Passage. This …
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Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air$84959Jul 14, 2023Aboard the Ultramarine, you'll be offered the most extensive array of adventure activities and you'll be able to curate an authentic Greenland active …
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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 2022-2023

  • 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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