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Greenland Safaris

Greenland is a vast expanse of wilderness that boasts spectacular scenery, rugged, mountainous landscapes and resilient Arctic wildlife found everywhere from inland meadows to ice-choked fjords. The inhabitants of this unspoilt wilderness are far outnumbered by the wildlife that can be found in this remote region, including half the world's population of muskox and the King of the Arctic, the mighty polar bear. A variety of marine mammals can be seen along the open coastline, catch a glimpse of the unicorns of the sea - narwhals as well as the famous tusked residents - the walrus. The island’s barren interior makes up one of the world’s last great remaining wildernesses, making Greenland a top destination for intrepid travelers seeking the true meaning of wild.

The Greenland Safari Experience

  • Venture deep into the fjords of Greenland to discover remote icy landscapes that are yet to be explored. From rugged peaks and labyrinthine fjords to icebergs and crashing glaciers, Greenland is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
  • Specially adapted to the harsh climate, you can find musk ox, reindeer, Arctic fox and hare, walrus and polar bear.
  • 235 species of bird flock during the summer months including the white-tailed eagle and the eider, fulmars and black guillemots, snowy owls, ravels, cormorants and gyrfalcons.
  • Spot humpback, fin, minke, beluga whales and the Narwhal.
  • From early autumn, the natural phenomenon of the aurora borealis can be witnessed in the skies above Greenland.
  • Navigate the ancient waterways of Scoresby Sund, surrounded by steep rising basalt mountains. The small and only Inuit settlement in the region, blocked off by the sea for nine months of the year, Ittoqqortoormiit is the gateway to Scoresby Sund, the largest fjord system in the world.
  • Most of Greenland is entirely uninhabited, with the local Greenlandic Inuit population residing in remote towns and villages such as Ittoqqortoormiit. Discover the fascinating culture and picturesque villages of the Greenlandic Inuit made up of colourfully painted houses.

Why Natural World Safaris?

Our team has first-hand experience and a long history working in the region, we have developed excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat. Our safaris support conservation across Greenland, helping to restore and maintain these environments, protecting wildlife, and educating future generations.

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The Greenland Safari Experience

How Much Does Greenland Cost?

Expect to budget from $21,000 per person for an 10 night adventurous small ship expedition, along the East coast of Greenland with specialist photographer Graeme Purdy, including 8 nights full board accommodation and charter flights from Iceland to Greenland. Typically, for larger ship expeditions such as the M/S Sea Spirit, expect to budget around $10,500 per person for a 9 day trip departing from Reykjavik, Iceland.

When to Go to Greenland?

Between May and September is the best time to visit Greenland; summer brings the phenomenon of the midnight sun, as well as increased temperatures melting the snow. The sea ice retreats from the fjords so you can cruise the iceberg-filled bays more easily and wildlife sightings are more frequent. Read more about when to go to Greenland.

Where to Stay in Greenland?

Many visitors make their way here via expedition ship, venturing onshore during daily landings while spending the night on the water. The ship's crew are able to navigate along the island's coasts during the trip, giving passengers the chance to see a wider variety of wildlife and spectacular landscapes than if they stayed at a single spot on land. Camp Kiattua offers an exquisite glamping experience in a secluded corner of western Greenland.

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"Travel experiences can do more than relax you from a busy life, they can change your entire outlook and hunger for life. Unfortunately, we have become too good at turning life changing experiences into commodities with predictable outcomes. When 100,000 people visit the Antarctic in a single year and Mt Everest becomes ‘overcrowded’ it becomes harder to find soul searching adventures. Times move so fast, it is fine line between an accessible destination and tourism for the masses. This is why Greenland is top of my list. It’s raw adventure in biblical proportions. But for how long?"

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Greenland Safaris FAQs

Can you see the Northern Lights in Greenland?

Yes, you can witness the captivating Northern Lights in Greenland, particularly during the winter months from September to April when the dark, remote locations enhance visibility. Notable spots such as Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Tasiilaq, Nuuk, and Sisimiut. Read more.

How many people live in Greenland?

The population of Greenland was estimated to be around 56,600 people, a relatively small population due to its remote location and challenging Arctic environment.