The Polar Regions
Slip past giant icebergs into a land of extremes
If you were to believe in giants, Greenland would be their playground. Everything here is huge, from the fjords that cut deep into the shoreline to the city-sized icebergs of Disko Bay. It is a magical place where, in the summer months, residents of the capital Nuuk have been known to complain about the noise made by humpback whales in the bay, while in the winter, the massive skies are filled with glowing aurora.
There is evidence of nomadic hunters in this region dating as far back as 2,500BC and remains of the 6th century Dorset culture can still be seen. In the 10th century, the Vikings arrived, bringing Christianity and a link to Denmark that endures to this day.
Sailing through East Greenland will take you to Kangertittivaq (Scoresby Sund), the largest fjord system in the world. Icebergs, walrus and bowhead whales can all be seen in the daylight hours of autumn, while the aurora illuminate the night sky.
Southern Greenland is fast becoming a Mecca for hikers, climbers and kayakers – with landscapes that dwarf the likes of Patagonia, it’s easy to understand why.
It’s fair to say that the west offers the most options for our clients, from
dog-sledding and snowmobiling to kayaking with humpbacks, camping on the icecap and setting sail for the Northwest Passage.
Greenland Key Features
The UNESCO World Heritage site at Ilulissat is a 60km long fjord that produces an unbelievable 35 cubic kilometres of ice a year. It is likely that the iceberg that sank the Titanic originated from these frozen channels.
A relative of the goat, musk ox are mythical-looking creatures that roam the tundra. Surprisingly well camouflaged, try spotting them from the air on a scenic flight from Kangerlussuaq.
Up to 3km thick and covering more than 1.7million square kilometres, Greenland’s ice sheet is both magnificent and important. Donning crampons to hike – and even camp – on the ice is an awe-inspiring experience.
Snapshots from Greenland
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We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
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