Greenland - Land of Icebergs
Greenland is more white than green; because its an icy wonderland. The Greenland ice sheet is a vast body of ice covering roughly 80% of the surface of Greenland. It's a large Arctic island, and an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenland has preserved its incredible nature, wildlife and inuit culture. It's a nature's majesty where ice and snow create breathtaking landscapes. Kayaking, dog sledding, northern lights, midnight sun, whale watching, glacier calving at UNESCO listed ilulissat icefjord is a part of life in Greenland.
Cruising Waters - Baffin Bay, Disco Bay, Denmark Strait
Capital - Nuuk
Regions - There are total 6 regions in Greenland - Capital Region, Destination Arctic Circle, North Greenland, The National Park, East Greenland, South greenland
Area - 2.2 million sqkm
Population - 56,186
Time Zone - GMT-2
Language - Greenlandic is the official language of Greenland. However Danish or English can be understood
Major Airport - The five most common international airports are Kangerlussuaq, Narsarsuaq, Nuuk, Ilulissat, Kulusuk.
Local Currency - Danish Krone
Visa Requirements - Multiple Entry Schengen Visa is required; which can be applied at Denmark Embassy
This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.