Greenland Expeditions

Come for the wildlife, be amazed by the ice

This is true polar exploration—whether it’s attempting to penetrate the massive ice of east Greenland to reach Northeast Greenland National Park, marveling at the big ice of West Greenland, or cruising among the towering icebergs of UNESCO World Heritage-designated Ilulissat Icefjord. Each year in this incredibly remote region, our guests enjoy simply spectacular wildlife sightings, and cultural rewards as well. 

And as the New York Times stated in a 2020 article listing Greenland as #4 among the Top 52 Places To Go In the World in 2020 (make that 2021 now, given the pandemic): “With that mile-thick ice sheet melting fast, and two new international airports slated to open in 2023, the time to explore an untrammeled, intact Greenland is now.”

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(7) Greenland Itineraries

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

Arctic

Canada

Greenland

Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland to Newfoundland

Duration

16 days
Aug

From

$16,969

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Canada

Greenland

Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland to Newfoundland

Duration

16 days
Aug

From

$16,969

Top Highlights

  • Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites: glide among soaring icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, and walk through the remains of the 11th-century Viking village at L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Meet Inuit artisans on Baffin Island and learn about their carving and weaving traditions
  • Join our naturalists to search for polar bears, caribou, arctic foxes, humpback and minke whales, walruses, and more in their natural habitat

Arctic

Canada

Greenland

High Arctic Archipelago: Canada and Greenland

Duration

24 days
Aug

From

$41,895

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Canada

Greenland

High Arctic Archipelago: Canada and Greenland

Duration

24 days
Aug

From

$41,895

Top Highlights

  • Venture into the dramatic high Arctic islands, up to the ice edge and learn dramatic stories of explorers and adventurers who sought this remarkable, icy frontier
  • Glide between soaring icebergs at the mouth of Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore Ellesmere Island with binoculars at the ready to spot polar bears, walruses, ringed seals, belugas, bowhead whales, and the elusive narwhal

Arctic

Iceland

Greenland

Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic

Duration

18 days
  1. Jul
  2. Aug

From

$21,024

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Iceland

Greenland

Iceland & Greenland: Edge of the Arctic

Duration

18 days
  1. Jul
  2. Aug

From

$21,024

Top Highlights

  • Hike the dramatic Dynjandi Waterfall in Iceland's remote Westfjords peninsula, and visit a farm that produces eiderdown
  • Delve into Greenlandic culture with visits to Uummannaq and Qilakitsoq to see the archaeological site of the 5,000-year-old mummies and visit the National Museum in Nuuk where they can be viewed
  • Cruise among the dazzling icebergs calved by the Ilulissat Icefjord and search for whales amid impressive tidewater glaciers in West Greenland

Arctic

Iceland

Greenland

Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland

Duration

12 days
  1. Jul
  2. Aug

From

$18,056

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Iceland

Greenland

Iceland's Wild West Coast to East Greenland

Duration

12 days
  1. Jul
  2. Aug

From

$18,056

Top Highlights

  • Discover the wild west coast of Iceland with its incredible geology, quiet coves, and majestic waterfalls
  • Hike to a remote waterfall, explore the fjords by kayak, or enjoy a Zodiac cruise alongside stunning scenery in the Westfjords of Iceland
  • Explore the largest national park in the world—Northeast Greenland National Park—and search for polar bears, musk oxen, whales, and more

Arctic

Greenland

South Greenland Exploration: Fjords, Waterfalls, and Fishing Villages

Duration

11 days
Aug

From

$13,815

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Greenland

South Greenland Exploration: Fjords, Waterfalls, and Fishing Villages

Duration

11 days
Aug

From

$13,815

Top Highlights

  • Experience the ice floes and deep fjords of southern Greenland by Zodiac, kayak, and hiking excursions
  • Navigate the spectacular majesty of Prins Christian Sund, flanked by soaring snow-topped mountains, rock-strewn cliffs, and icebergs
  • Discover the Western and Eastern Settlements of Erik the Red, the great Norse explorer credited with naming Greenland

Arctic

Iceland

Greenland

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

Duration

16 days
Jun

From

$20,546

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Iceland

Greenland

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

Duration

16 days
Jun

From

$20,546

Top Highlights

  • Venture into little-known parts of the Arctic, using satellite imagery and the ice-strengthened hull of our ship to explore the ice—including Scoresbysund, the largest fjord system in the world
  • Focus on wildlife, with an itinerary driven by opportunities to observe walruses, whales, reindeer, and polar bears in their natural habitat
  • Glide between massive ice floes and encounter astonishing icebergs from water level while exploring by kayak and Zodiac

Arctic

Greenland

Wild Greenland Escape

Duration

7 days
Jul

From

$7,974

Prices are per person

Highlights

Arctic

Greenland

Wild Greenland Escape

Duration

7 days
Jul

From

$7,974

Top Highlights

  • Explore the dramatic coastline of West Greenland by water and on foot, kayaking stunning fjords and hiking across the tundra while on the lookout for wildlife
  • Delve into Greenlandic culture and history at the outstanding museum of Sisimiut and meet with residents of Uummannaq Island to learn about everyday life
  • Hike the Sermermiut Valley to a promontory overlooking the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord and take in extraordinary views of the iceberg-choked bay

Expedition Highlights

We venture high, deep, and far into both East and West Greenland lured by the chance to see mythic species: muskox, beluga whales, polar bears, killer whales, even the possibility of the elusive narwhal. And to log the exhilarating sightings of other iconic creatures—walrus, humpbacks, bearded and ringed seals—that our keen-eyed spotters reliably deliver each year. 

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I was fortunately able to share this experience with my wife, son (age 10) and daughter (age 13). It was one of those moments that will stick in our minds forever. My son’s love for photography started on this voyage, and my daughter wrote a beautiful essay about this trip that won an award at school.
Bennett G.

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Although space shuttles never fly directly over the Arctic, on a clear day we could see the lower 25% of Greenland with the fjords all cut in and incised and the stark white on blue of the ice sheet against the ocean. It was an oblique view, like a super-cool postcard picture of a place.

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Geologist, NOAA Scientist, and NASA Astronaut

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