Greenland is a land of contrasts. Colossal icebergs calve from the inland ice sheet against a backdrop of green mountains, long fjords, beautiful wild flowers and a variety of animal life such as sea mammals, game, birds and fish. Still, the Greenlandic name of the world’s biggest island provides the best description of what Greenland is all about: Kalaallit Nunaat - the “Land of the people”.
Man and nature
The fine-tuned interaction between man and nature, as illustrated by the traditional lives of hunters in small isolated communities, are reflected in the language, music, myths, clothing and food. Like no other polar destination, Greenland offers close interaction and unique cultural experiences along with breathtaking nature.
The total area of Greenland is over 2.1 million square kilometres although ice covers over 80% of the island. Here you find the most productive glacier in the Northern hemisphere. It produces up to 10% of all the icebergs in Greenland – with its massive glacier front feeding a 40 kilometre long fiord packed with sculptural icebergs. The town of Ilulissat, on the Icefjord, is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
With Hurtigruten you can choose among a variety of expedition sailings on the MS Fram. We cooperate with local suppliers to give you an even closer encounter with the nature, wildlife, culture and history of Greenland. This includes both on board meetings with the local Inuit and visits to Greenlandic communities and settlements as regular parts of the programme.