– The beautiful land of contrasts
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  • True Arctic expedition
    With our expertise in Arctic waters, we will show you the best of incredible Greenland under the Midnight Sun.
  • Isolated beauty
    Experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world - amazing icebergs, fjords, and a rich wildlife.
  • Unique cultural experiences
    Get to know the rich cultural traditions, meet the fascinating Inuit people and visit their colourful settlements.
  • Sustainable adventure
    Our expedition cruises are created with sustainability as a priority – protecting wildlife, supporting local communities, and the future of our planet.
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Cruises in Greenland

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Explore Greenland

Discover some of the possible landing sites you may visit on an expedition cruise to Greenland.

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Explore Greenland

Discover some of the possible landing sites you may visit on an expedition cruise to Greenland.

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    Camp Frieda

    Beathtaking scenery and Arctic flora await near Camp Frieda. The place is actually named after Friederike Bronny, a member of the Hurtigruten Expedition Team.

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    Brightly coloured houses are surrounded by icebergs in the third largest town in Greenland, located at the entrance to the stunning Ilulissat Icefjord World Heritage Site.

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    Disko Bay

    Discover charming settlements, icebergs and rich wildlife in this historically important bay - one of the best spots in Greenland for whale watching.

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    is 40 km north of the Arctic Circle, and is the second-largest town in Greenland.

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    is Greenland’s capital, situated at the mouth of one of the most spectacular fjord systems in the world.

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    is a good location to scan for herds of powerful musk oxen in ruggedly beautiful Arctic landscape.

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    is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland.

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    Crossing the Denmark Strait

    The Irminger Sea was used by the Vikings to migrate from Iceland to Greenland 1,000 years ago.

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    is the world’s northernmost capital city. Settlers named the place ‘Smoky Bay’ after the columns of steam rising from local hot springs.

Sail with the experts

– Your Expedition Team in Greenland

Our experts are here to safeguard both explorers and the pristine environment. They serve as your invaluable hosts throughout your expedition cruise.

Leading and teaching

During your discovery of Greenland, your Expedition Team will lead the way on short hikes and guided landscape explorations, flora and fauna spotting, cultural site visits, community walks and small boat cruises.

“Some of my favourite experiences on expedition cruises are getting sprayed by a humpback whale and sighting polar bears from a close but safe distance.”

– Steffen, Expedition Team Leader

Explore Greenland

Greenland is a land of contrasts. Colossal icebergs calve from the inland ice sheet against a backdrop of green mountains, long fjords and beautiful wild flowers. A rich variety of animal life add to its splendour, including sea mammals, game, and birds by the million. Still, the best description of what Greenland is all about is the Greenlandic name of the world’s biggest island: Kalaallit Nunaat –the “Land of the people".

Man and nature

The fine-tuned interaction between man and nature, as illustrated by the traditional lives of hunters in small isolated communities, is reflected in the language, music, myths, clothing and food.

Like no other polar destination, Greenland offers close interaction and unique cultural experiences along with breathtaking nature.

Ilulissat Icefjord

The total area of Greenland is over 2.1 million square kilometres, with ice covering over 80% of the island. Here you find the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. It produces up to 10% of all the icebergs in Greenland – with its massive glacier front feeding a 40 kilometre long fiord packed with sculptural icebergs.

The town of Ilulissat, on the Icefjord, is on the UNESCO world heritage list.

Close encounters 

With Hurtigruten you can choose among a variety of expedition sailings to Greeland on the MS Fram and MS Spitsbergen. We cooperate with local suppliers to give you an even closer encounter with the nature, wildlife, culture and history of Greenland. This includes both on-board meetings with the local Inuit and visits to Greenlandic communities and settlements as regular parts of the programme.