Ethereal green and purple ribbons of light dancing in the sky, geothermal waters, and fjords reaching deep out to sea make Greenland appear to be a planet all its own. Because the meeting of land and sea is where many of the most striking wonders of Greenland live, it’s ideal to discover it by boat. Spend a free day in Reykjavik, Iceland, taking a swim in the milky Blue Lagoon, then take a flight to Akureyri where you will board your vessel for a 15-day journey into absolute beauty and adventure.
The Arctic ghost town of Skjoldungen is your first stop, followed by kayaking amongst glaciers and wildlife. Climbers and mountaineers will celebrate when they reach Tasermiut Fjord in South Greenland. This fjord is known as a “big wall playground” and attracts intrepid climbers from around the world. Follow up this epic sightseeing opportunity with a dip in local hot springs before continuing on to Greenland’s West Coast. This coast is home to Ilulissat Ice fjord, the world’s fastest moving glacier, and a wonderland of dramatic landscapes, abandoned villages, and ancient Thule sites. Disembark in Kangerlussauq to board a charter flight back to Reykjavik.
One of the many perks of partaking in a cruise through Greenland is that once you get yourself to Reykjavik, the cruise organizers will handle your travel and accommodations from there. Nonstop flights to Reykjavik arrive from New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Direct flights from Europe fly out of London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Dublin. If you’ll only be in Reykjavik for a short period of time, public transportation and walking are popular modes of transport.