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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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Top 10 Greenland Cruise Deals for 2023-2024

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Greenland OdysseySavings$1779517Jul 6, 2024Experience the world's largest island on this 10-day Greenland Odyssey Cruise aboard Sylvia Earle. Discover the grandeur of Greenland featuring …
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 …
Northern Lights ExplorerSavings$1919519Sep 8, 2024Join Greg Mortimer on this 19-day Northern Lights adventure from Kirkenes to Reykjavik. Sail through the Norwegian Coast, Jan Mayen, East Greenland, …
Arctic Complete: Svalbard, Greenland & IcelandSavings$2569524Jul 20, 2024Come see the Arctic with Greg Mortimer on a 24-day expedition cruise across the archipelago of Spitsbergen. This cruise shows off the area's varied …
Arctic Sights and Northern LightsSavings$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 …
Greenland Explorer - Tour 1Savings$1267518Jul 19, 2024Embark on this 18-day cruise along the coast of Greenland aboard the MS Seaventure, from the mountains of the east to the lush, historically rich …
Natural Wonders of Greenland - Tour 1Savings$793011Jul 19, 2024This 11-day cruise aboard the MS Seaventure will take you from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, passing through Prince Christian Sound, touring Nuuk, and …
Complete Northwest PassageSavings$3579530Aug 17, 2024Join this spectacular 30-dayComplete Northwest Passage Expedition aboard Sylvia Earle and encounter enigmatic Arctic wildlife, including walrus, …
Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and IcelandSavings$1389518Aug 9, 2024Explore four incredible regions of the Arctic on this 18-day cruise aboard Ocean Adventurer. Discover the world’s largest fjord system, see the …
Greenland Explorer - Tour 2Savings$1267518Jul 29, 2024Embark on this 18-day adventure aboard the MS Seaventure and cruise along the coast of Greenland and explore the mountain range in the east, along …

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Top Luxury Greenland Cruises for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Gems of West Greenland$919512Jul 14, 2024Experience the breathtaking scenery of West Greenland on this 12-day expedition roundtrip Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine, delving into its picturesque …
Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine Arctic$949511Sep 14, 2024Explore South Greenland on this 11-day Explorer Cruise roundtrip Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine. This Greenland Explorer trip is intended for …
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.
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 …
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. …
Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin$1709517Aug 1, 2024On this compelling 17-day Arctic cruise aboard the game-changing new vessel, Ultramarine, passengers retrace the steps of the intrepid Franklin …
In the Ice of the Arctic, from Greenland to Svalbard$3297017Jun 25, 2024Join Le Commandant Charcot on this 17-day cruise exploring the north-east of Greenland, inaccessible to traditional ships in early summer, before …
Greenland to Nova Scotia exploring the Canadian Arctic$2051917Sep 24, 2024Join the SH Vega for a 17-day Northern Canada Discovery cruise to learn the cultures, art, and wildlife of the magical Arctic while exploring its …
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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 2023-2024

  • 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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