Discover Greenland— warmer and more exotic than you could ever imagine!
Greenland thrills with some of the most extreme landscapes and natural features on earth. The world's largest island, Greenland is also one of the remotest and least populated. With scant infrastructure, Greenland remains one of the 'last places,' presenting landscape and culture in many ways as it has been for over a millennia.
Transportation in Greenland happens without roads or cars. ICEPEDITION will get you to remarkable sights and experiences you can't reach on your own, via plane, helicopter, boat and by schooner. We'll also connect you with Inuit friends who will take you to unimaginable scenes: bays filled with icebergs, fjord-side hot springs, wildflower-strewn meadows, colorful villages and even Medieval Viking ruins. You'll even be invited into a Greenlandic house to share a home-made dinner!
Experience the arctic with the world's most incredible view!
A select few seeking the experience of a lifetime may live aboard a traditional schooner
Voyage for seven amazing days, sailing in one of the largest and remotest fjords on Earth, surrounded by untouched natural scenery. Guests pass through unspoiled arctic landscapes, making daily landings to come across some of Greenland's sensational wildlife in its natural habitat: polar bears, reindeer, seals, muskoxen, whales and narwhals. While hiking in breathtaking arctic landscapes and onboard a schooner in a kingdom of ice, the feeling of spotting exceptional vistas and wildlife cannot be described. Guests will also visit Ittoqqortoormiit, one of the most isolated villages on the western hemisphere. Rarely visited by outsiders, this home of roughly 450 hardy inhabitants is truly awe-inspiring, as guests experience the historical and cultural roots of a traditional Inuit community. Find details for this unique opportunity at the bottom of this page.
Inuit culture still endures in Greenland, in many ways unchanged in over 1000 years.
The unwritten history of the Inuit still survives in songs, stories and legends
Inuit history is passed on from one generation to the next on dark winter evenings, accompanied by the hypnotic rhythm of drums. The Greenlandic word for art, eqqumiitsuliorneq, translates directly meaning 'to create things that look strange'. Greenlanders have refined beautiful works of stone, bone, leather and beads with inspiration from wildlife and the natural world, often intertwined with the traditional beliefs about the spirit world. Greenlandic national identity is still closely tied to geography and history where hunting and culture remain synonymous. ICEPEDITION would like to invite our guests into a Greenlandic house for kaffimik— coffee, tea and cake— or to share a home-made dinner!
Inhabit a world where time stands still. Discover yourself along the way!
- accommodations in one of Greenland's only four-star hotels
- all breakfasts— we'll help you plan lunch and dinner too
- any of several specially guided excursions
- a full-color itinerary with activities, reservations and vouchers
- concierge service to ensure your experience is utterly unforgettable
Expect the unexpected in a distant, little-known travel frontier.
The world's most austere landscapes surprise and delight with rare, unexpected luxuries.
A natural hot spring, constructed by Medieval Vikings facing an iceberg-filled fjord still soothes a few visitors each year in utmost isolation. Did you know the world's rarest gemstone is a pink treasure found only in Greenland which also factors into its ancient lore? Explore nature's greatest remaining frontier and then unwind in four-star accommodations!
Uncover the fabled mystery of Eric the Red's vanished Greenland outpost.
The world's best preserved Norse ruins are actually in Greenland!
Our Inuit partners will take you on a boat into a fjord still teeming with humpback whales after which the ancient Norse named the passage, where Medieval church ruins still stand in a quiet, perfectly peaceful setting, bringing up more questions than answers. What was Norse life was like here for 500 years in the Middle Ages? Why did the Norse disappear? What was the last written evidence of these fascinating people? Eirik the Red's 1000-year-old bones were discovered nearby by our guide's great-great-grandfather in the 1930s!
A lucky dozen will enjoy the experience of a lifetime aboard a schooner in Greenland.
BOOK NOW. THIS EXCEPTIONAL EXCURSION SELLS OUT 1 - 2 YEARS IN ADVANCE
- international round-trip flight from Reykjavík, Iceland to Constable Point, Greenland
- round-trip transport between Constable Point airport and the sailboat
- eight day / seven night itinerary, available upon request
- accommodation on-board in made-up bunks with shared facilities
- all meals on-board the ship: breakfast, lunch and dinner
- landed hiking excursions
- services of the crew, experts in sailing and wildlife in Greenland