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Greenland Tours: Coastal Ship - South & West

13 days in the south & west of Greenland incl. 5 days on board Sarfaq Ittuk
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Quark Expeditions: Greenland Explorer: Valleys and Fjords

Witness the Ilulissat icefjord, explore historic places and visit communities, encountering an ancient culture surviving in a modern world.

Providers

Sarfaq Ittuk cruising in the Disko Bay outside Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland

Arctic Umiaq Line

Arctic Umiaq Line is passenger and freight shipping company also known as AUL. The company runs the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk on Greenland's west coast.
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Hotel Ivaana

Hotel Ivaana is a cosy family-run hotel in the town centre of Paamiut. In 2009 a new wing was added to the hotel which now has 13 rooms.

Destinations

A Turf house from Paamiut in Greenland. By Angu Motzfeldt

Paamiut

Paamiut is embodied by snowy winter slopes, majestic wildlife with eagles and a tourist density that will make you feel like the guest of honor around town.

Things To Do

A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Hiking

Follow hiking trails in Greenland to reach mountaintops or traverse long distances. Or forge your own route and stand in no one’s footsteps but your own.
A photographer shooting flowers and plants by the Knud Rasmussen Glacier in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Photo tours in Greenland

Photo tours in Greenland add new dimensions to landscapes and culture, wildlife and natural phenomena when the destination is explored through a lens.
A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on the National Day, June 21 in Greenland

Inuit culture in Greenland

The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island.
Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Meeting Greenlanders

Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population.
Reindeer in winter colors in Greenland

Arctic Wildlife

Polar bears, humpback whales, musk oxen, walruses, reindeer and sea eagles are just some of the many species that you may experience by land, air and sea around Greenland.
The reflection of an iceberg in the Disko Bay

Icebergs

Experience colossal icebergs grounded in the Ilulissat Icefjord or find them along Greenland’s coastline like floating sculptures.
Northern Lights over the backcountry near Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland

Northern Lights

Northern lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night, and you can experience this multicoloured light show from September to April.
Ponant Cruises L'Austral in early morning light near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruises in Greenland

The sea and seafaring has always been vital to us, and for you as a guest it makes for an optimal way to tour large parts of the country.
The Greenland passenger ferry in the sunset near Ilulissat ice fjord. By Mads Pihl

Coastal ferry in Greenland

Meet locals and watch the Greenland coastline change from green hills to steep granite peaks on board Sarfaq Ittuk, the only coastal ferry in Greenland.

Articles

A view of the water reservoir lake Outside Greenlands capital Nuuk. By Camilla Hylleberg

Hiking routes in Capital Region, Greenland

In the area around Nuuk you'll find both easy and difficult hiking trails, for example, you can enjoy the view from 2,532-foot-tall "Big Malene".