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Greenland Cruises

An old travellers’ saying goes: “When you've seen the world, there's always Greenland.” When you arrive here you’ll understand exactly what that means. 

Like nowhere else on Earth, Greenland lets you feel the raw power of nature. Its breathtaking scenery spans rugged mountain ranges, idyllic fjords, steaming hot springs, clusters of colourful buildings and, of course, gargantuan glaciers.

 

The land of the midnight sun and the Northern Lights, Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm and the world’s largest non-continental island. Dive into outdoor adventures such as fishing, sea kayaking, whale watching and rock climbing in this awe-inspiring destination, and experience the unique and rich cultural mix of Inuit and Danish heritage. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • 80% of Greenland is covered by ice
  • The total ice-free area is bigger than Germany
  • Greenland has the world’s sparsest population – 57,000 people
  • It’s geographically part of North America, but politically part of Europe
  • 70% of Greenland’s energy comes from renewable sources
 

Highlights

Nuuk Fjord

Explore Nuuk Fjord, the second-largest in the world. Packed with inlets, islands, waterfalls and icebergs, it’s a natural playground where you shouldn’t be surprised to spot humpback whales.

 

Visit the capital’s National Museum to learn about 4,500 years of Greenlandic history and survey its star attraction: the 500-year-old freeze-dried Inuit mummies from Qilakitsoq.

Stone & Man sculptures

Stroll around Qaqortoq in search of the Stone & Man sculptures that make the city a giant art exhibition. The project was the brainchild of Greenlandic artist Aka Høegh, who joined forces with his peers from other Nordic communities to create 40 sculptures in the mid-90s, many of which are carved into the city’s surrounding rock face.

Ready for some relaxation? Take a small passenger boat to the soothing natural hot springs on the island of Uunartoq.

 

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The Greenlandic Ice Sheet

The majority of Greenland is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. It’s roughly 14 times the size of England and at its edges this marvel of nature can be up to 100,000 years old. The ice cap creates huge icebergs and pushes them out to sea, and due to their changing shape, when you view them you’ll see something no one ever has before.

 

Wildlife

While some of its more infamous inhabitants, such as polar bears, are mostly elusive to visitors, you have a good chance of encountering much of Greenland’s fauna. Musk oxen, reindeer and sea eagles are all regularly seen, and if you want the ultimate wildlife experience, you can go whale watching. Fin, humpback, and minke whales are the most commonly spotted, while bowhead, blue, and sperm whales are far from rare.

 

Food

Greenlanders are renowned for their hospitality and that’s good news for you! The delicious local cuisine includes many dishes of marine mammals, game, birds and fish to provide the energy needed to endure the cold winters. For a little taste of everything, find a restaurant offering a Greenlandic buffet and let your curiosity guide you. Make sure you arrive hungry!

 

Ports in the country

 

Cruises visiting Greenland

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