Colourful houses, Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound Fjords, Eastern Greenland

Greenland Holidays

A mystifying location for any traveller. Our Arctic cruise is the choice for bright minds – offering glimpses of the area’s abundant wildlife in the day and stunning views of the Aurora Borealis at night.

A Greenland holiday is as spellbinding as it is diverse. Whether you’re travelling in search of solitude in Greenland’s magnificent landscapes, hoping for chance sightings of the local Arctic wildlife or are there to experience the ethereal flickering of the Northern Lights, a Greenland holiday offers magical experiences at every turn.

Expedition Cruising, Disko Bay, Greenland

Greenland: What to Expect

Greenland is both the world’s largest island and its least densely populated country. For much of the year, it is ice-locked and little visited. Thus, in spite of its name – it was named to try and entice settlers – it is not green, at least not for most of the year. However, as the pack ice breaks up, late summer offers a brief opportunity for a Greenland holiday and a chance to access its dramatic mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs. A window in which to experience Greenland’s majestic scenery, iceberg-strewn waters and some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.


A selection of activities and experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Greenland.

Local Woman, Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Inuit Culture

Visit locals in remote hamlets and experience their very authentic Inuit culture.

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Go Whale-Watching in Greenland

Scout the horizon for species that include fin, minke and humpback whales.

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Northern Lights, Nuuk City, Greenland

See the Northern Lights

Cross your fingers and hope to see the remarkable Northern Lights in Hall Bredning.

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Musk Ox, Greenland

See Musk Ox

Watch the remarkable musk ox roam freely against epic and ever-changing landscapes.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Sue Grimwood

Sue has visited Greenland on a number of occasions, exploring the colourful communities that cling to fjords, learning the skills of the local Inuit, kayaking amongst the great icebergs of Disko Bay and flying across its great icecap.

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