With icebergs spilling out of its fjords, humpback whales spouting in its waters, and a unique Inuit culture, Greenland is a magnet for adventurers. We cruise into the stunning Western Fjords, walk on the vast Greenland Ice Sheet, and hike the tundra in search of musk ox. In Ilulissat, north of the Arctic Circle, we hike past icebergs on UNESCO-listed Kangia Icefjord and explore an Inuit settlement. Cruising in the golden aura of the midnight sun, we'll watch the play of light and color of the Arctic twilight reflected on towering icebergs. If you want to experience one of our planet's most jaw-droppingly beautiful settings, come to Greenland with WT!
Arrive: Nuuk, Greenland
Depart: Ilulissat, Greenland
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Days 1-2 (2 nights)
The Hotel Hans Egede is well located in the center of the small city of Nuuk, within walking distance of all the sites. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable, with private bathrooms. There is a comfy rooftop bar in the hotel, along with two restaurants, and...
Days 3-4 (2 nights)
Days 5-7 (3 nights)
This modern hotel is centrally located in the heart of Ilulissat and close to museums and shops. Our chosen guestrooms feature twin beds and views of the Ilulissat Icefjord and Disko Bay, as well as the town. Be sure to stop by the rooftop restaurant, with its sweeping views of huge icebergs!
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This trip is rated Level 3, Moderate, according to our trip grading system. 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, and 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.
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!
"This trip was amazing and exceeded our expectations! Itinerary and coordination were just perfect!"
"A beautiful trip in a wonderful setting. The last hike was spectacular!"
Sioux Falls, SD
"A perfect itinerary allowing one to experience the varied and multi-faceted beauty of Greenland. It's so much more than you expect! The fjords are breathtaking, the ice is intoxicating, spotting wildlife—thrilling! I cannot believe I was kayaking around icebergs…at midnight! Greenland is sheer delight for your eyes! AND, gloriously under-crowded."
Belle Isle, FL
"The itinerary was great, and the scenery was breathtaking. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was—didn’t expect that in Greenland."
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.