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TRAVELLING TO Greenland

Unique, spectacular and dramatically beautiful, Greenland is dominated by a vast ice cap that covers 80% of the island. It is the largest non-continental island in the world, lying almost entirely within the Arctic Circle. Greenland’s waters are strewn with icebergs, sometimes turquoise and sometimes beautifully sculpted. Glaciers are prolific and the coast is lined with fjords. For wildlife enthusiasts, Greenland will not disappoint as it is home to polar bears, musk oxen, reindeer, walruses, whales, seals and sea eagles. And then of course there are the incredible Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Greenland providing one of the best vantage points to see the spectacular display of colours flashing across the Arctic sky.

 

Greenland has a fascinating history, archaeological remains of communities dating back around 4,500 years having been found. Discover Greenland’s rich Inuit culture, with settlements that still thrive on ancient traditions, a culture still tied to the ocean and a lifestyle adapted to living on the edge of the Arctic. 

 

If you are looking for a true adventure, then why not join one of our cruises to Greenland and discover this incredible wild island for yourself, an island that is not as green as you might expect from its name!

 
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Unique, spectacular and dramatically beautiful, Greenland is dominated by a vast ice cap that covers 80% of the island. It is the largest non-continental island in the world, lying almost entirely within the Arctic Circle. Greenland’s waters are strewn with icebergs, sometimes turquoise and sometimes beautifully sculpted. Glaciers are prolific and the coast is lined with fjords. For wildlife enthusiasts, Greenland will not disappoint as it is home to polar bears, musk oxen, reindeer, walruses, whales, seals and sea eagles. And then of course there are the incredible Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Greenland providing one of the best vantage points to see the spectacular display of colours flashing across the Arctic sky.

 

Greenland has a fascinating history, archaeological remains of communities dating back around 4,500 years having been found. Discover Greenland’s rich Inuit culture, with settlements that still thrive on ancient traditions, a culture still tied to the ocean and a lifestyle adapted to living on the edge of the Arctic. 

 

If you are looking for a true adventure, then why not join one of our cruises to Greenland and discover this incredible wild island for yourself, an island that is not as green as you might expect from its name!

 
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WHY TRAVEL WITH CHIMU ADVENTURES

  • We are true Polar specialists. Almost every Chimu team member has travelled to either Antarctica or the Arctic and collectively we have experienced over 50 expeditions.

  • You can choose from over 130 cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic,including itineraries aboard our own charter vessels.

  • We have inspected and continue to thoroughly research each individual vessel we work with, selecting only those with environmental, safety and value credentials.

  • We know all things Polar by heart and will work with you to determine which ship and itinerary is best suited to your needs.

  • Travellers visit the Polar regions for different reasons so whether your interests are wildlife or photography, or Antarctic activities such as snowshoeing and kayaking, we can work around you for the perfect trip.

  • From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist who will offer a full service for your travel needs: we can book flights, insurance and any ancillary travel required to complete your journey.

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Arctic Sights & Northern Lights

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Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis

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BLOGS ON Greenland

Whether you are looking for advice on when to travel to Antarctica or the Arctic, which ship to travel on or which itinerary will suit you best, Chimu blogs are likely to have it covered. The range of topics is vast, with new and fascinating blogs being added regularly. There is ship information, guides about the activities you can do in the Polar regions, what to pack and what not to pack, and even blogs on various Polar explorers!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The unit of currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK).

Please check websites such as www.oanda.com or www.xe.com for up to date exchange rates prior to your departure.

 

On all Arctic cruises meals are included but drinks and souvenirs need to be purchased separately. Most cruise ships accept Euros € and US $. Major credit cards, in particular Visa and MasterCard are also widely accepted on board. 

The language of Greenland is Greenlandic of which there are 4 dialects - South, West and East Greenlandic and Thule. The official language is West Greenlandic.

A high level of fitness is not necessary for Arctic cruises to Greenland, but you need to be in good health as although there is generally a doctor on board the ship, you may be a long way from any other medical assistance. The majority of activities are focused around shore excursions and zodiac cruising and so you need to be agile and able-bodied enough to climb into and out of the inflatable zodiacs from both the ship and the shore. On shore landings you may need to negotiate uneven and slippery ground. Shore excursions generally involve some walking.

All of our tours are 100% tried and tested to ensure that when you travel with us, you’re doing so in a controlled and safe environment with trained experts. We consistently monitor weather conditions and will always provide you with the best possible adventure without risk of injury to you or the vessel. While some activities may need to be rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, every effort is made to have a contingency plan should such conditions become a reality during your expedition. We use our vast experience and knowledge when picking the vessels we sell to provide you with an adventure that’s unforgettable for all the right reasons.

Greenland tourist visas are not required by citizens of the following countries for stays of up to 90 days:
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • The United States
  • Canada
  • European Union
For other nationalities, please visit the website of the relevant consulate.

Most Arctic cruises that include Greenland combined with other Arctic destinations such as Spitsbergen and Iceland, typically spend 4 to 8 days exploring Greenland. Those cruises that feature Greenland travel only generally spend between 8 and 10 days in the region.

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