Greenland

Greenland

Stunning icebergs, unfettered wildlife, wildflower-carpeted tundra, chiseled fjords...Greenland comes into focus on a Zegrahm Expeditions Greenland tour aboard our rugged—yet comfortable and intimate—expedition vessels. Our adventure-filled travel to Greenland includes Zodiac excursions to remote coves and inlets along the pristine coast, explorations of ancient Norse sites and colorful fishing hamlets and searching for seals, walrus, whales, musk oxen and—with luck—polar bears. As part of our dedication to one-of-a-kind experiences, our Greenland tours include cultural performances in Greenland villages and visits with the hale and hearty residents who call this harsh, yet mesmerizing land, their home year-round. From the world’s smallest capital, Nuuk, to frozen waterfalls and rare ivory gulls, your travel to Greenland will encompass the cultural and natural wonders that make this country such a gem.

Upcoming Greenland Expeditions

  • Skargaard, Greenland

    The Untamed North: Greenland to Iceland

    June 24July 8, 2018

    Greenland beckons with its glittering icebergs and wildflower-bedecked tundra, while Iceland enchants with its mighty glaciers and geothermal hotspots—hike, sail by Zodiac, photograph, and commune with seabirds in these ethereal landscapes.

  • Gros Morne National Park, Canada

    Path of the Vikings: Reykjavik to Quebec

    August 27September 12, 2019

    Cruise along chiseled fjords packed with icebergs for up-close views of glittering glaciers on our brand-new expedition that explores the Arctic region of Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. You'll search for beluga whales, and seabirds such as razorbills, guillemots, and kittiwakes, and enjoy a hike through Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Greenland

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    How to Plan a Trip: Tips from an Expert Travel Itinerary Planner

    November 15, 2017 | Blog Post

    Jon Nicholson, Zegrahm’s Director of Operations & Itinerary Planning, was becoming an expert on how to plan a trip before he was even old enough to drive.

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    Puffin, Iceland | Brent Stephenson
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    Arctic Animals: A Guide to Key Wildlife Species

    June 26, 2017 | Blog Post

    From Alaska and northern Canada to Greenland and Scandinavia, exploring the Arctic ranks among the world’s greatest adventures. For us, one of the most rewarding aspects was seeing the incredible array of Arctic animals that manage to survive in these harsh landscapes.

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    Narsaq, Greenland
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    Viking History: How Erik the Red Settled Greenland

    May 31, 2017 | Blog Post

    If you’re only casually familiar with the history of the Vikings, you might think of them as the fearsome seafaring warriors who left their Scandinavian homes in search of wealth, raiding countless coastal sites along the way.

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    Jaguar, Pantanal, Brazil | Mark Brazil
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    What Was Your Favorite Wildlife Experience of 2016?

    December 28, 2016 | Blog Post

    We recently reached out to our field staff, to find out what their favorite wildlife experiences of 2016 were. From South America to Australia’s Kimberley, our staff have traveled the world this year. Below, enjoy their stories.  

     

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    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
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    The Untamed North: Iceland to Greenland 2016 Field Report

    October 12, 2016 | Field Report

    Thursday & Friday, July 28 & 29, 2016 - Reykjavík, Iceland / Embark Sea Adventurer

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  • Fairy Terns, Seychelles
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    A Birder's Vocabulary

    March 16, 2016 | Blog Post

    Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand.

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    Complimentary Kayaking
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    Kayaking in the Arctic

    July 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    “It’s not that kayakers see anything different than the rest of the participants; it’s that they see it in a different way.”

    I always say this to my small groups who have signed up for one of our onboard kayaking programs. But it’s not always true. Sometimes we do see things that others don’t.

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    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
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    To the Polar Extremes in 2015

    June 12, 2015 | Blog Post

    For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

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  • Facts About Polar Bears—Their Plight and Prospects
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    Facts About Polar Bears—Their Plight and Prospects

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    Found only within the Arctic Circle, polar bears show amazing prowess in adaptability. The world’s largest land carnivore weighing upwards of 1,300 pounds, the polar bear evolved from its brethren, the grizzly, around 200,000 years ago—the blink of an eye in Darwin time. Yet science shows it didn’t take long for these amazing creatures to adapt to the Arctic’s open sea-ice environment.

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    Qeqertarsuaq
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    The ABCs of the Greenlandic Language

    June 3, 2015 | Blog Post

    Sisimiut. Ilulissat. Kangerlussuaq. Qeqertarsuaq

    Their names don’t exactly roll off the tongue; yet these coastal towns in western Greenland share a traditional Inuit culture that reaches back nearly 5,000 years, as well one of the main Eskaleut or Eskimo-Aleut languages.

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    The Vikings—Those Pirating, Pillaging Pagans of the North

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    As Christianity spread throughout Northern Europe during the Middle Ages, those who refused to believe the new dogma were driven underground. Pagans across Scandinavia secretly held onto their ancient Norse myths—particularly those of Thor, the god of thunder, noble warrior, and divine protector.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.