Arctic cruising in Greenland: Special offer
Ready for a last minute Greenland summer adventure?
Greenland is a huge Arctic island that is dominated by a 3000 metres high icecap. Greenland or “Kalaallit Nunaat” (“Land of the People”) in the Greenlandic language is a place of extremes and this summer, you can join an in-depth 18-day voyage along the coast.
Heavily indented with numerous fjords, the Greenland coast is formed by spectacular high mountains, 2000 metre high cliffs and innumerable glaciers. The large glaciers produce the huge cathedral-like icebergs that are abundant in the Greenlandic waters. Greenland and its surrounding waters are home to an impressive array of wildlife. Especially marine mammals such as Fin, Minke and Humpback Whales, Narwhal and Beluga (White Whales) are frequently seen. Blue Whale, Sperm Whale and Pilot Whale are also seen occasionally.
There are about 52 bird species on Greenland and it is also home to more terrestrial mammal species than Spitsbergen: Arctic Wolf, Arctic Fox, Ermine, Collared Lemming, Muskox and the Arctic Hare. The Polar Bear is rarely seen on the west coast, but is regularly seen on the northern and northeastern coasts. And it is along this Northern Greenland coast that the Greenland Odyssey journey takes you.
For 18 days, you will travel by tall ship north from Aasiaat, a settlement which was created in the 17th century to support the whaling at the mouth of Disko Bay. You will travel right up to the small village of Siorapaluk, the northernmost Greenlandic village. Returning back down the coast to Aasiaat, you will enjoy the best Greenland has to offer - massive icebergs, wildlife & incredible scenery.