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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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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
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 …
Heart of the ArcticSavings$599513Jul 22, 2024This 13-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavor brings you into the heart of the Arctic, from Canada's Inuit regions of Nunavik and Nunavut …
Gems of West Greenland: Fjords, Icebergs and CultureCustom Label$989512Jul 23, 2024Experience the breathtaking scenery of West Greenland on this 12-day expedition cruise roundtrip to Toronto aboard Ultramarine, delving into its …
Canadian Northwest Passage & Northern LightsSavings$2198018Sep 8, 2024Discover the Canadian Arctic on this 18-day expedition cruise roundtrip Kangerlussuaq aboard the SH Vega. This cruise takes you to a region of great …
Reykjavik to ReykjavikSavings$1990019Sep 2, 2024Explore Greenland's amazing fjord systems on this 19-day Reykjavik roundtrip cruise aboard Silver Endeavour. Admire the breathtaking scenery of the …
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. …
Glaciers of Greenland$1039911Aug 5, 2024Cruise from Reykjavik to Greenland for 11 days on World Voyager. Explore breathtaking landscapes, cultural treasures, and wildlife encounters. Visit …
Greenland & Wild LabradorSavings$899515Sep 28, 2024During this 15-day expedition cruise on the Ocean Endeavor, see both the beauty of Greenland and the charm of Newfoundland. From Greenland, cruise …
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 …
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 …

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 …
Encounter with the Last Guardians of the North Pole$2369013Apr 5, 2025Join a 13-day cruise from Nuuk aboard Le Commandant Charcot. Experience Greenland's spring transformation with narwhals, belugas, and dog sleds. …
Gems of West Greenland: Fjords, Icebergs and Culture$989512Jul 23, 2024Experience the breathtaking scenery of West Greenland on this 12-day expedition cruise roundtrip to Toronto aboard Ultramarine, delving into its …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Northeast Greenland's Unexplored Sea Ice$2603015May 24, 2025This 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 …
Disko Bay: Meeting the Inuit & Discovering the Unknown$2552016Apr 17, 2025Embark on a 16-day Disko Bay cruise on Le Commandant Charcot. Explore Reykjavík's highlights, cruise the King Frederick VI Coast, and visit Inuit …
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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.
  • Discovery of the seafaring ways of the Vikings, and the cultures of the Inuit peoples who have made this land their home.

Best Greenland Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2024-2025

  • 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 Greenland's West and Southern Coasts for a richer and more intimate glimpse of what life in the Arctic is really like. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the MV Hondius on a cruise to Greenland to meet a world where European culture combines with the Inuit in a beautiful landscape of ice, tundra, and the sea. 
  • Silversea Cruises - is a luxury cruise line owned by Royal Caribbean Group and headquartered in Monaco, pioneer of all-inclusive luxury 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 icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hurtigruten - goes beyond the usual highlights and iconic cities, going further to remote communities, hidden vistas, and rare wildlife few get to see. Hurtigruten voyages allow 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. 

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. 

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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