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Poseidon Expeditions - your polar cruise operator

Arctic / Greenland

Our company has been fascinated by these wonders; that’s why we decided to share Greenland with all of you. We invite you to take part in our Greenland expedition cruise. We will show travelers that this place is not just all ice, but birches, rowan alder, and willow and juniper trees, with reindeer, musk ox, polar bear arctic fox, polar wolf, lemming, and bowhead whale as well.

Join our Greenland Cruises for Lifetime Impressions

Greenland is the biggest island on our planet. Though its area is over 2 million square kilometers, the population is just a little under 56,000 people. Due to these unbelievable circumstances, the nature of the land remains unaffected by human activity and preserves plenty of wonders and miracles to see.

Greenland is a gorgeous place to admire the view of the polar lights while camping or kayaking. You can visit picturesque Greenland fjords and glaciers, browse through museums, and wander among ancient ruins. Our company provides different kinds of excursions that will help you to enjoy all of these and more with comfort and safety. Read on to find out the details.

What You Can See in Greenland

The sights of Greenland are not that obvious as the sights of France or Italy. Lots of people have seen the Pisa town tower, Colosseum, or the Louvre. With our cruise lines, you can be one of those lucky people who have a chance to experience the unique atmosphere of Greenlandic attractions.

Seeing the polar day, embracing the vibes of Greenlandic fjords and glaciers that have been standing there longer than anybody can even imagine, talking with locals, and watching wild animals won’t just pass by. This is an experience that will leave a trace in your soul and inspire you to take a cruise to Greenland again and again.

To pick up the most interesting Greenland expedition, go to Highlights.


Highlights

Nuuk

Nuuk

This town is the capital of Greenland, its largest cultural and economic center. In 2021, the population was around 15,000 people. In Nuuk, you can visit the Greenland national museum with artifacts and exhibits dedicated to Greenland’s history, art, and archeology.

Another notable town building is the Hans Egede’s House is the oldest house in Greenland, also located in Nuuk. It was built by the Norwegians, now serving as a government building.

The Greenland capital also has its art museum, which contains some sophisticated local paintings and graphics. It also houses the works of Andy Warhol and figures in soapstone, ivory, and wood, with many items collected by archaeologists.

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Northeast Greenland National Park

Northeast Greenland National Park

The world’s largest national park without any human population. You can see up to 15 000 musk oxen there with polar bears and walrus. Apart from them, you can accidentally run into arctic foxes, stoats, hares, and Greenlandic wolves.

Marina fauna includes the ringed seal, narwhal, and beluga whale. If you are lucky, you can see these animals during cruises.

You can also notice great northern divers, barnacle geese, pink-footed geese, common eiders, king eiders, gyrfalcons, snowy owls, sanderlings, ptarmigan, and ravens there.

The park was included in the UNESCO heritage.

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Ilulissat Icefjord

Ilulissat Icefjord

This is another Greenlandic UNESCO world heritage object you can step on. The glacier floats at a rate of 20-35 every day. If you are especially interested in ice missives, you can join in our Greenland glacier cruise and see the solid cold beauty as near as possible. Close to things like that, people feel the true power of nature – those are the impressions definitely worth experiencing. Our expedition cruise to Greenland is a nice option to have both the views and the pleasure and the safety.

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South & West Greenland and Disko Bay
South & West Greenland and Disko Bay South & West Greenland and Disko Bay map route

US$ 4 937

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Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland
Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland map route

US$ 6 952

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East Greenland East Greenland map route

US$ 5 912

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Greenland Cruises, Expeditions & Tours

About Greenland

greenland-seoblock-7.jpgBefore embarking on your new adventure, check out this fascinating info about Greenland!

Short History

Inuit were the first inhabitants of Greenland. They are known to have lived there in the period of 2500 BC till around 900 BC. For the next four centuries, Greenland was abandoned. The Dorset people came in 500 BC or so. In the 10th century AD, the Thule people came and stayed.

Erik the Red led Vikings to Greenland. He is also believed to give the county its name in the hope of attracting more settlers. Back then, Greenland wasn’t as cold as it is now, as the climate on our planet was different. In the 14th century AD, the Earth cooled, and many Viking settlements died out.

In 1380 Norway joined with Denmark, and Greenland came under Danish rule. Now the queen of Denmark is still officially the queen of Greenland as well. The official language is Greenlandic, but people can speak Danish and English as well.

Climate

The world’s lowest temperature record (in the northern hemisphere) belongs to Greenland. In 1991, the temperature reached -69.6 C. The average temperature in Greenlandic capital Nuuk varies from around -5 C to +10 C. During summer, the air can warm up to +21 C, but that is true only for the coastal region. In the center of Greenland, the temperature is hardly ever higher than 0.

The east part is considered colder as hard winds blow there. Their speed can be 60-70 meters per second. Have this in mind when you are choosing an expedition in the center of the country or a cruise around it in winter. The west coast can seem warmer.

The precipitation quantity on the south is 1080mm per year. In the north, it can be only about 100-200 mm.

Geography

greenland-seoblock-3.jpgThe highest point on Greenland is Gunnbjørn Fjeld of 3,700 m. It is situated in the Watkins Range in the east. If you are eager to see it, ask our managers about a Greenland travel itinerary which includes this sight. The rest of the mountains are rarely higher than 1500 m.

The northernmost point of Greenland is Cape Morris Jesup, discovered by Admiral Robert Peary in 1900. Natural resources are sparse. There are zinc, lead, iron ore, coal, and platinum. The total area is 2,166,086 km2, but only 410,449 km2 are not covered with ice.

How People Live in Greenland Now

The main industry of Greenland is now fishing. This country is rich in minerals. The sphere of travel has great potential and fills in the budget. In 2017, new sources of rubies in Greenland were discovered, promising to bring new industry and a new export from the country.

Greenland has primary and secondary schools. Many locals choose to go to other countries to attend universities; Nuuk is the one and only town that has a university. Only a few classes are taught in Greenlandic; the majority of them are in Danish, and some of them are held in English. In 2021, there were 14 academics and a little fewer than 300 students.

Plan Your Greenland Tour

If you are unsure of what expedition to choose, contact our specialists. They will hear you out and give you possible options for cruises.

How to Get to Greenland

greenland-seoblock-5.jpgThe airfare is not included in the cost of any trip. You can buy tickets by yourself or ask for recommendations. You can arrive at the expedition starting point via the Kangerlussuaq Airport. It is situated in central-west Greenland and is the only international hub for Air Greenland. That is the only place where you can land if you fly in a big aircraft. Our company can help you to choose the most convenient flight. The managers pick the Greenland tour that answers your demands and book flights for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Visa Control

Depending on what destination and expedition you choose, you might need to get a visa. Our company will inform you about all the documents you have to possess in order to make your vacations unforgettable.

Note that if you live in the USA, you should consult the USA embassy. For UK citizens, it is better to visit the visa application center. Otherwise, check country-specific visa requirements.

We provide help with the embassy or the consulate in your town or city. Getting all the necessary papers may seem puzzling and time-consuming, but our staff will always be there for you and make this process as quick as possible with no stress.

Greenland Ships

We can take you to places where very few ships can. We have a gorgeous Sea Spirit ship to take you to Greenland. It is 90 meters long with a maximum speed of 15 knots (28 km per hour). The ship may take up to 114 passengers and 72 crew members.

It has a triple, main deck, classic, superior, deluxe, premium, and owner’s suites. The owner suite is a real pleasure to stay in. It is a 43 square meters room on the Sun deck with a separate living room, a game space, and a meeting area. You will be able to enjoy a stereo and a plasma TV along with a private deck, a king-size bed, and luxurious en suite bathroom facilities.

Whatever Greenland cruise you choose, you are sure to spend time with style.

When to Visit Greenland

greenland-seoblock-2.jpgThe summer months from June to September are the warmest, so this time is probably the best for a cruise around Greenland. But be aware that from the end of May till the end of July, the sun never sets in some parts of Greenland. On average, the temperature is from -4 to +10. This time is perfect for outdoor activities.

Winter is severe, with short cold days. This period is not for everyone to travel– the temperature can be up to -30C and lower. But this is the best time when you can see the northern lights. Travelers can also enjoy dog-sledding in winter.

Warm clothes are essential during all seasons, especially winter. In cold months you will need special tourist clothing, including hiking boots. Ask our managers for details, and they will advise you what you should take according to the arctic cruise you have chosen.

Facts About Greenland

Here are some amazing facts about Greenland:

  • The Greenland ice sheet covers 81% of the whole land.

  • In March, golf lovers can attend the Ice Golf World Championships in Uummannaq. The event takes two days. The competition is held between icebergs in the snowfields.

  • Greenland’s currency is the Danish krone.

  • According to a nature climate change study, by 2022, the ice sheet will have lost more than 10 billion tons of ice.

  • “Kayak” and “igloo” are Greenlandic words that have been adopted directly by other languages.

FAQ

Before heading to the Greenland glacier cruise and any other of our expeditions, all people are recommended to attend their physician. Please, don’t neglect it. The Arctic can surprise you with tough times, but once we enter the islands, everything will be back to normal.

When taking part in any more or less extreme adventure expedition, insurance is compulsory. Ask our managers to help you, and they will pick up the best option for you.

Yes, whatever cruise ship you choose, it is equipped with Wi-Fi free of charge.

It varies from the certain cruise to Greenland you choose. Generally, things like airfare, visa and passport fees, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (apart from the welcome and farewell drink), telecommunication charges, insurance, and cruise staff gratuities are not included.

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