Explorers are required to voyage to Greenland. Experience awe-inspiring scenery, pristine glaciers and some of the most photogenic wildlife on earth.
Greenland Expedition Cruises
Greenland will take your breath away. Surrounded by a vast network of glaciers and glittering fjords, you’ll cruise past calving icebergs in Disko Bay, hike along pristine beaches and green valleys, and see photogenic wildlife. Experience Greenland’s culture and traditions as you visit colourful settlements and join exciting activities with your Expedition Team. See our itineraries, activities and current offers.
Expedition cruises to Greenland
Explore Greenland’s east coast fjords or visit Disko Bay along the western shores. Sail from Reykjavik and travel in June, July or August.
Activities in Greenland
Greenland expeditions come with a great selection of activities. We take you to Greenland in the best months for outdoor adventures as the days are long and the weather is mild.
Wildlife in Greenland
On our Greenland tours you can meet some of the hardiest wildlife on the planet, including – muskoxen, caribou, Arctic hares, Arctic foxes, reindeer, stoats and Arctic wolves.
Expedition Team in Greenland
Your expert Expedition Team will help bring you closer to Greenland’s captivating wildlife and culture on lectures, guided hikes, landings and kayaking.
Explore Greenland’s fascinating coastline and islands by kayak, in the land where the kayak or ‘man boat’ was first made and used.
Cruises to Greenland
See humpback whales feeding among icebergs under the warm glow of the Midnight Sun on your Greenland expedition.
Activities in Greenland
If there’s anywhere that’s suited to off-the-beaten-track adventures, it’s the world’s largest island, Greenland. Discover a pristine natural environment, photogenic wildlife and the unique culture of the Greenlanders on a range of included and optional activities.
Ice Age wildlife
See mammals that have roamed the Arctic since the last Ice Age, including musk oxen and caribou as you explore Greenland.
As 80% of Greenland is covered by an inhospitable ice sheet, you’ll discover most wildlife around the ice-free periphery. In the coastal waters, rich in fish, look for humpback whales and seals. Little Auks, Snowy Owls and Greenland Gyrfalcons are among the birds you’ll be on the lookout for here.
Greenland’s topography includes tundra landscapes, immense glacial valleys and a vast ice sheet second in size only to Antarctica’s.
Expedition Team Greenland
The Expedition Team will share the fascinating geology behind the glacial landforms you’ll find in Greenland in lectures or as you explore them on walks and on landings. They’ll accompany you to a kaffemik – a traditional coffee morning or - take you kayaking in the icy waters.
Expedition Ships to Greenland
Travel safely and in comfort aboard our hybrid-powered expedition ships and ships modified for better sustainability. Our smaller ice-class ships allow you to experience more remote and unspoilt polar destinations, and these are the ships you’ll travel with to Greenland.
Helping local communities
On a Hurtigruten Expeditions cruise to Greenland you’ll be helping to improve the lives of Greenlandic children. The Hurtigruten Foundation supports the work of local charities and development projects wherever we travel.