While there are a lot of different ways to see the world—planes, trains and automobiles, boats, bicycles and backpacks—when it comes to Greenland, the only real route is to escape on an expedition ship built specifically for adventure.
Cruising down the ice-choked fjords, watching the sky change with every breath, drinking in the grandeur of nature and the sheer size of the land, letting your thoughts wander, letting yourself wander—this is the true essence of Greenland. And the best way to experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of the largest island in the world by planning an authentic expedition with the best polar explorers around.
Expeditions of this nature let you cross everything off your list all at once, offering a full adventure itinerary—seeing iconic Arctic wildlife in their natural setting, experiencing Indigenous Arctic culture, learning about the people and their history, and topping up that hands-on experience with insider information from field experts. Onboard scientists from the worlds of zoology, biology, geology, anthropology and history really help make sense of what you’re seeing and doing.
More importantly, expedition travel leaves room for unscripted moments, like the candid wildlife sightings, the Northern Lights that can appear without warning, and spontaneous experiences that take you by surprise and leave you with your mouth open in total awe. While traditional cruises hop from port to port, keeping to a tidy schedule, an expedition ship lets you travel like legendary polar explorers, going wherever the action is, the schedule continuously and blessedly subject to change.
As one of the most unique places in the world, Greenland lends itself well to being explored via expedition ship. Communities and points of interest are scattered along the coastline, with little to no road access. The capabilities of an expedition ship crewed by the most experienced Arctic explorers can enhance your journey in ways that will take you further than any other mode of exploration.