Greenland Wildlife and Nature Safari

Whales, Musk Ox, Icebergs, and Hiking on the Ice Cap

Trip Level

This trip is rated 3, Moderate, on our Trip Rating scale. Our walks and hikes will range from 1–8 hours over varying terrain, from tundra to firm snow/ice on the Greenland Ice Sheet, to smooth granite. Hiking poles will be a great asset in keeping your balance over uneven terrain. Much of this trip's difficulty isn't necessarily the hikes, but the remoteness and ruggedness of the region. The biggest factor in Greenland is the weather, which will dictate the length of our activities, and possibly the order of them as well. We will be on board small boats (25-45 feet in length) for several passages. While we are not far off the coast, the wind and weather can have a significant impact on conditions. Please note that Greenland has very little structure for tourism, with very simple accommodations and an extreme, unpredictable climate that can make for uncomfortable transportation via boat or plane. An adventurous spirit and the willingness to accept the unexpected will be your most important items to bring along! We do send a detailed packing list, however, and provide Arrival and Departure information for Greenland’s complicated travel logistics.


Weather in Greenland is known for being unpredictable. Temperatures are expected to be between 50-60°F, but the icy wind off the ocean and glaciers can make it colder. Trip members need to remain flexible in consideration of inclement weather that may require changes, such as substituting different hiking routes or canceling hikes. Water activities such as our boating excursion and midnight cruise are also dependent on sea forecasts.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.