• Greenland, Mads Pihl/Courtesy of Visit Greenland

What you need to know before travelling to Greenland

Our first exclusive small ship charters to Greenland will be departing in 2018, and in order to provide our clients with the best possible information prior to their trips, we’ve assembled these advice pages so that you can learn all about this spectacular polar destination before you travel.

There are plenty of reasons to visit the largest island in the world, not least the fjords, icebergs, glaciers, snowfields and vast tracts of tundra that compose this frozen wilderness, 80% of which is covered by an icecap.

Aside from the stark beauty offered by Greenland’s landscapes and frigid waters, travellers here can also encounter a range of polar wildlife, from polar bears, muskox and Arctic fox to whales, seals and seabirds.

Most of Greenland lies within the Arctic Circle, and this high latitude makes it conducive to viewing the Northern Lights, which dance and shimmer across the skies here when the midnight sun begins to wane.

Just journeying to Greenland is an adventure in itself due to its location, terrain and limited transport links. Our expedition ships are the best way to explore the country’s coasts, allowing you to travel to various points along Greenland's shores that would be much more difficult or even impossible to do on land.

If you have a question that isn’t answered by one of these pages, you can view our FAQs page or contact one of our Destination Specialists by clicking the link below.

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Polar bear in Greenland, Andy Mann

Can I see Polar Bears in Greenland?

Learn more about Greenland's polar bears and how you can see them for yourself in the wild.

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Andy Mann, Greenland

Can I see the Northern Lights in Greenland?

Find out where, when and how to watch the Aurora Borealis in Greenland.

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Greenland, Mads Pihl/Courtesy of Visit Greenland

East Coast Expedition: Further Information

Find out more about our Greenland East Coast Wilderness Expedition with professional photographer Andrew James, including FAQs.

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Chris Brinlee Jr/Courtesy of Visit Greenland

Hiking in Greenland

Advice and information for all those interested in hiking during their trip to Greenland.

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Iceberg near Tasiilaq, Mads Pihl/Courtesy of Visit Greenland

How do I get to Greenland?

Discover Greenland's transport links and learn which of our expedition ships travel to the country.

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M/S Freya, Shannon Wild

Small Ship Cruises to Greenland

Find out why travelling to Greenland aboard one of our small expedition ships is the best way to see the country.

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Book your Greenland Safari

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Greenland. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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