Priced from $5,950 Days: 14
Our 13 night Northeast Greenland cruises explore the coastline of the largest island in the world. It is an indescribably spectacular place, with its numerous fjords, high mountains, and massive glaciers that calve huge icebergs. This Greenland cruises takes place in September when the pack ice is broken up and the land is most likely to be accessible for shore excursions. We visit the most isolated, sparsely populated and scenically superb parts of the island. This time of year is excellent for Aurora Borealis viewing as well.
Greenland stretches from 60º to 83º north latitude. Kap Farvel, its southern tip, is located at almost the same latitude as the Shetland Islands in Scotland. The extreme north of Greenland is the northernmost point of land on our planet. Greenland is dominated by the second largest ice-sheet in the world; more than 80% of its surface area is covered by ice reaching a thickness of over 10,000 feet in the interior. Although huge in size, fewer than 60,000 people live there, most of them the indigenous Inuit.
For travelers interested in native Arctic culture, icebergs, northern lights, and wildlife, a Greenland cruise is an excellent choice. For a shorter Greenland cruise, we recommend our 7 night Scoresby Sund and Aurora Borealis cruise.
Priced from $3,900 Days: 8
This 7 night Greenland cruise offers stunning wildife and scenery along with potentially outstanding aurora viewing. The trip originates in Iceland, and starts with a scenic drive through the northern part of this geologically fascinating country. From Iceland, you will board the comfortable, expedition class M/V Plancius and begin your cruise.
This voyage includes hiking. Polar diving available on some departures.
This is a somewhat shorter version of our Northeast Greenland cruise and the itinerary confines itself mainly to the Scoresby Sund region. For travelers who have more time, we recommend considering our Northeast Greenland Cruise.
To see the region by sailing schooner, we also offer Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis cruises aboard the Rembrandt van Rijn.