Escorted hiking trips or arctic voyages
Dominated by the world’s second largest icecap, Greenland only has a narrow coastal fringe of rugged mountains and intensely green valleys which remain ice free where a small, resilient community live. 90% of the population live in scattered settlements along the west coast, including the capital Nuuk and Disko Bay, renowned for its monumental icebergs. In contrast, East Greenland is virtually uninhabited outside the Ammassalik area. This remote region has breathtaking scenery, ice-flecked fjords and dragonback peaks. Isolated and authentic, South Greenland is not only home to majestic fjords and mighty glaciers, but also rich history and culture.
From May to September coastal fringes shrug off their winter shrouds and turn green. This is the perfect time for hiking the fjords, exploring Viking ruins, spotting 60 species of breeding birds and admiring iceberg-filled bays, a rich feeding ground for whales. Our collection of Greenland holidays includes adventure cruises and land-based holidays, designed to give a real taste of this epic country.
Greenland Trip Types and Experiences
Planning a trip to Greenland
During the fleeting summer, the pack ice breaks up and giant icebergs drift through the fjords, migratory birds arrive to breed and hardy Arctic flora bloom. Summer also brings 24-hour daylight and north of the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun.
Our flexible Greenland trips give you the option to explore the largely untouched and rugged coastline on a voyage, hike through wide open vistas and valleys of flora on a walking holiday, travel through the frozen wilderness on a husky sledge or experience the magnificent scenery on a choice of daily excursions on an independent break.
Where to go in Greenland
West Coast and Disko Bay
Things To Do in Greenland
Around many of Greenland’s towns, there are well-trodden hiking routes of varying difficulty, ideal for the independent traveller and can be completed within two or three hours depending on your pace and how often you stop to admire the views. In most areas of the country you do not need to walk far to reach wide open spaces and experience total silence.
Watch our Hiking in East Greenland video to find out more >
Alternatively, a guided hike, boat, 4WD or helicopter excursion take you through the stunning glacial landscape and provide the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna, as well as local history and geology.