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’.
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.
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.
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.