The remarkable coastline of West Greenland has seen many changes since the first humans arrived over 4,500 years ago. Gain an incomparable insight into the wildlife, fascinating traditional cultures and ever-changing ice that characterises this compelling island on a special voyage to one of the most remote regions in the world.
Known as the ‘birthplace of icebergs’, this region boasts some of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring ice on Earth. Zodiac cruise in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ilulissat Icefjord, where majestic, sculpted icebergs parade down dramatic fjords, and the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier flows from the massive Greenland ice sheet – the second largest on Earth – into the sea.
Hike to spectacular viewpoints and admire the magnificent landscape as the winter snow begins to melt, giving arctic plants their precious moment in the sun.
Kayak the rocky coastlines and wildlife-filled waters where the word kayak (qajak) originated.
Your voyage departs in May, when you can experience nearly 24 hours of daylight above the Arctic Circle. Greenland is bathed in the warmth of spring, and migratory birds and whales start returning to their summer breeding and feeding grounds.
Hone your wildlife-watching skills as you search for whales, seals, muskoxen and the variety of seabirds that breed and feed on the Greenland coast. The Greenland white-fronted goose and the Greenland white-tailed eagle (nattoralik), Greenland’s largest breeding bird, nest only on these shores.
As we journey north, where the sea ice becomes more impressive, we aim to visit coastal settlements and museums to discover the fascinating local stories, unique dialects and enduring cultures of West Greenland.