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The Top 5 Things to See and Do in Greenland

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There is a long list of reasons why travellers book Greenland holidays. The iconic island is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world. It is a popular destination for travellers who want to explore its coastal villages, awe-inspiring glaciers, imposing mountains and fascinating wildlife. When you arrange a getaway to the world's largest island, you can also immerse yourself in the beauty of the native Inuit culture while meeting friendly, welcoming locals. These are a few of the reasons why our travel team at Voyage Privé is so excited to help you find your perfect holiday in Greenland.

The top 5 things to see/do in Greenland

1. Watershausen Glacier

Waltershausen Glacier is one of the major glaciers that dominate the landscape of Greenland. Its terminus is located on the Greenland ice sheet's eastern coast. A visit to this spectacular natural feature is one of the most popular activities you can take part in while enjoying Greenland holidays booked through Voyage Privé.

Watershausen Glacier

2. Exploring Greenland's capital of Nuuk

As the capital of Greenland, Nuuk is a must-visit spot for any traveller visiting the region on holiday. With a population of 19,604, it is the island's largest city, though it is one of the smallest governmental seats in the world. It is known for its welcoming people and its quaint, peaceful vibe. During your visit, a few recommendations for things to see and do include the Greenland National Museum, the Nuuk Fjords and the Katuaq Cultural Centre.

3. Go Husky Sledding in Ilulissat

One of the most unique and memorable ways to experience the stunning natural landscapes that Greenland's Ilulissat region is famed for is to see them while riding on a dog sledge. Your experienced driver will take you through mountainous areas that feature scenery that is certain to take your breath away while leaving you with lifelong memories.

Husky Sledding

4. Enjoy the magical scenery of Ella Island

Located off of the eastern coast of Greenland, you will find Ella Island. It is positioned in the Kempe Fjord's mouth and offers some of the most picturesque scenery that you will find anywhere in the country. The island is home to a variety of amazing animal species that include the Arctic hare, the musk ox, the snow bunting, the gyrfalcon and the Arctic fox.

5. Uunartoq and Hvalsey

Greenland's uninhabited island of Uunartoq is home to natural hot springs that you can visit to enjoy a soak in one of the world's most unique water features. The nearby island of Hvalsey is the site of the best preserved Norse ruins found in Greenland. They include the remains of Hvalsey Church, which was founded in the 12th century. What is left of the structure now is believed to have been built during the 14th century. These interesting locations are a must for any Greenland holidays.

Our best hotels in Greenland

1. Discover Iceland and Greenland with Iceberg Cruise

Iceberg Cruise

When you choose the Discover Iceland and Greenland with Iceberg Cruise, you will set off on an unforgettable 9-day journey from Iceland's capital of Reykjavík to the magical island of Greenland. Along the way, you will visit some of the most stunning locations found in both of these countries. Highlights include the most powerful waterfall in Europe and the icebergs of Ilulissat Fjord. Along the way, you will rest comfortably in carefully selected hotels.

2. Arctic Express Cruise: Greenland’s Northern Lights

Arctic Express Cruise

10 amazing days exploring the wonders of Iceland and Greenland await you when you book the Arctic Express Cruise: Greenland’s Northern Lights through Voyage Privé. Your itinerary includes stops at iconic locations like Constable Point, Ella Island and Watershausen Glacier. You will be transported to some of the world's most stunning landscapes aboard the Ocean Nova Ship with a choice of a Twin or Double Room for your accommodation.

3. Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador Cruise

Newfoundland and Labrador Cruise

The Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador Cruise allows you to visit 3 incredible destinations while onboard the fabulous MS Fram. This Greenland holiday deal features full-board, and you have 4 room options to choose from. Key highlights of this 15-day journey include Kapisillit, Nuuk, Hvalsey, Red Bay and Gros Morne National Park.

When is the best time to go on holiday in Greenland?

Generally speaking, the best time of year to book Greenland holidays is between December and March or June and September. Given its position in the far north of the globe, these times of year offer a dramatically different experience, and so your decision depends on what you want to see. While summer offers the long, bright days that come along with the midnight sun, winter is known for its dark conditions and a landscape that is covered by the most beautiful snow you have ever seen.

Going on holiday in Greenland

Grand Hôtel Savoia 5*

The deals that we are highlighting here are for cruise experiences that will take you to some of the most stunning regions found in Greenland as well as other destinations that include Iceland, Labrador and Newfoundland.

Enjoy your holiday in Greenland

The travel deals we are featuring here for cruise experiences to Greenland range from 9 to 15 days in length. The duration that you choose depends on the number of attractions that you want to see as well as the amount of time that you can devote to visiting Greenland.

The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on Greenland

Booking a getaway to Greenland is a truly magical experience that you will remember fondly for the rest of your life. From the island's unique fauna to its traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes, it is a destination that countless travellers want to check off of their bucket lists. These are some of the key reasons why our travel experts at Voyage Privé are so delighted to help you find the perfect deal for a getaway to the world's largest island.


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