The Ultimate Greenland trip! On this 15-day journey, you will experience the incredible contrasts in the Greenlandic nature and the different living conditions in the south and north, in settlements and towns. Hiking trips in overwhelming silence and untouched nature. Green mountains and turquoise icebergs. Verdant flower valleys and barren glaciers.
We set out in green South Greenland with a few days’ stay in a small and very beautiful sheep farming settlement, visiting historical sites like Erik the Red’s settlement and the Gardar bishopric.
The next part of the journey is a two-day cruise on board the coastal vessel Sarfaq Ittuk, sailing along Greenland’s spectacular west coast. During the cruise, there is ample opportunity to look for seals and whales and enjoy life at sea, either behind the vessel’s panoramic windows or in a sheltered corner on deck. We sail to Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and commercial center where we spend the day exploring the exciting cultural experiences Nuuk has to offer.
Nuuk is one of the world’s smallest capitals. As elsewhere in the world, there is a movement from villages and smaller towns to the bigger towns and cities, and you can see that in Greenland, also.
We will continue northward to the Arctic paradise Ilulissat, which is famous for its gigantic icebergs and the incredible Ice Fjord which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List. During winter, the dog sled is used daily. Therefore, the town is dominated by dog sleds and thousands of dogs longing for the first snowfall.
After a night in Ilulissat, we sail 15 kilometers south of Ilulissat Ice Fjord and have two days of adventures at the amazing Ilimanaq Lodge.
The awe inspiring Eqi Glacier is our next stop. We stay in the cozy cabins of Glacier Lodge Eqi with a direct view of the calving glacier front. The fantastic scenery invites us to go on shorter or longer hikes, where the silence is intense. Back in Ilulissat, your last day will be the perfect ending to a breath-taking journey full of contrasts, uncrowded wilderness and a glimpse of the Greenlanders’ unique cultural perspective on life.