Greenland

– The beautiful land of contrasts
The abandoned mining town of Ivittuut
  • True Arctic expedition
    With our expertise in Arctic waters, we will show you the best of incredible Greenland under the Midnight Sun.
  • Isolated beauty
    Experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world - amazing icebergs, fjords, and a rich wildlife.
  • Unique cultural experiences
    Get to know the rich cultural traditions, meet the fascinating Inuit people and visit their colourful settlements.
  • Sustainable adventure
    Our expedition cruises are created with sustainability as a priority – protecting wildlife, supporting local communities, and the future of our planet.
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Explore Greenland

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    Sisimiut

    is 40 km north of the Arctic Circle, and is the second-largest town in Greenland.

  • 2

    Nuuk

    is Greenland’s capital, situated at the mouth of one of the most spectacular fjord systems in the world.

  • 3

    Ivituut

    is a good location to scan for herds of powerful musk oxen in ruggedly beautiful Arctic landscape.

  • 4

    Qaqortoq

    is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland.

  • 5

    Crossing the Denmark Strait

    The Irminger Sea was used by the Vikings to migrate from Iceland to Greenland 1,000 years ago.

  • 6

    Reykjavik

    is the world’s northernmost capital city. Settlers named the place ‘Smoky Bay’ after the columns of steam rising from local hot springs.

Explore Greenland

Greenland is a land of contrasts. Colossal icebergs calve from the inland ice sheet against a backdrop of green mountains, long fjords, beautiful wild flowers, and a variety of animal life such as sea mammals, game, birds, and fish. Still, the Greenlandic name of the world’s biggest island provides the best description of what Greenland is all about: ‘Kalaallit Nunaat’ - the ‘Land of the people’.

Photo: Thomas Haltner
Photo: Petra Wobke

Man and nature

The fine-tuned interaction between man and nature, as illustrated by the traditional lives of the hunters in small isolated communities, are reflected in the language, music, myths, clothing, and food.

Like no other polar destination, Greenland offers close interaction and unique cultural experiences along with breathtaking nature.

Icefjord

The total area of Greenland is over 836,000 square miles and ice covers over 80% of the island. Here you find the most ‘productive’ glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. It produces up to 10% of all the icebergs in Greenland – with its massive glacier front feeding a 25-feet long fjord packed with sculptural icebergs.

The town of Ilulissat, on the Icefjord, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.

Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Marsel van Oosten

Close encounters

With Hurtigruten, you can choose among a variety of expedition sailings on the MS Fram.We cooperate with local suppliers to give you an even closer encounter with the nature, wildlife, culture, and history of Greenland. This includes both onboard meetings with the local Inuit and visits to Greenlandic communities and settlements.