Special expedition ships that can carry 50 to 250 passengers have become popular in Arctic waters.
These expedition cruises are characterised by choosing atypical routes and landing sites, including small settlements or rarely visited natural attractions.
In particular, trips to remote towns in Greenland, Qaanaaq in North Greenland’s hunting district as well as Ittoqqortoormiit and the National Park in Northeast Greenland are popular amongst globetrotters looking for experiences of nature of the highest order.
KANGERLUSSUAQ, DISKO BAY AND UUMMANNAQ
Several cruises depart from the main gateway to Greenland, the international airport at Kangerlussuaq, from where the route typically takes in the fantastic Evighedsfjord (Fjord of Eternity) and the dogsled town of Sisimiut just north of the Arctic Circle, as well as a number of fascinating landing sites in Disko Bay.
This applies to, for example, Ilulissat with the UNESCO-protected ice fjord, and also occasionally to Qeqertarsuaq on the formerly volcanic Disko Island, where dog sledding on Lyngmarksbræen is possible during the summer.
Some cruise ships sail further north to Uummannaq, which is the essence of a real Arctic hunting town.