Coastline of Greenland

Coastline of Greenland

Region: Arctic

Destinations: Greenland

Glaciers, Icebergs and Mountains

​Heavily indented with numerous fjords, the coast is formed by spectacular high mountains, 2000 meters (6500 feet) high cliffs and innumerable glaciers. The large glaciers produce the huge cathedral-like ice-bergs that are abundant in the Greenlandic waters.

Marine Mammals

Greenland and its surrounding waters are home to an impressive array of wildlife. Especially marine mammals such as Fin, Minke and Humpback whales, Narwhal and Beluga (white whales) are frequently seen. Blue whale, Sperm whale and Pilot whale are also seen occasionally.

Birds and Terrestrial Mammals

There are about 52 bird species on the island. Greenland is home to more terrestrial mammal species than Spitsbergen: Arctic Wolf, Arctic Fox, Ermine, Collared Lemming, Musk Ox and the Arctic Hare. The polar bear is rarely seen on the west coast, but is regularly seen on the northern and north-eastern coasts.

Related cruises

Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland - Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

A classic three island voyage: Ice, Inuit and Remoteness

PLA11-24 The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breath-taking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

18 Aug - 31 Aug, 2024

Berths start from:

7000 USD

Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland - Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

A classic three island voyage: Ice , Inuit and Remoteness

HDS12-24 The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breath-taking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights.

m/v Hondius

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Cruise date:

25 Aug - 7 Sep, 2024

Berths start from:

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Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland - Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes

A classic three island voyage: Ice , Inuit and Remoteness

OTL11-24 The Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland cruise sails waters filled with breath-taking scenery. The expedition passes through areas that are home to seals, seabirds, whales, and polar bears, topped off with nighttime viewing of the Northern Lights.

m/v Ortelius

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Berths start from:

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East Greenland, Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes
Up to $900 OFF

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Witness the Northern Lights at Scoresby Sund

PLA12-24 The East Greenland – Scoresby Sund cruise crosses the Arctic Circle into the home waters of multiple species of whale. The expedition will spot huge icebergs as it journeys into the largest and deepest fjord system in the world. Along the way the Northern...

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

31 Aug - 8 Sep, 2024

Berths start from:

3700 USD

East Greenland, Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis, Including Long Hikes
Up to $900 OFF

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Witness the Northern Lights at Scoresby Sund

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Cruise date:

11 Sep - 19 Sep, 2024

Berths start from:

3700 USD

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