Sailing from Greenland
Setting sail from Kangerlussuaq
Founded in 1941 as a US Air Force base, Kangerlussuaq is home to Greenland's main airport and a place that most visitors to the country will pass through at some point. The town also offers easy access to the magnificent Greenland Ice Cap, and the surrounding countryside is a great place to see the Northern Lights.
Qeqertarsuaq is the only town on verdant Disko Island; legend has it that the island was towed here by two hunters from southern Greenland searching for seals. Above the town is the Lyngmark Glacier, the only place in Greenland where you can go dog sledding in summer.
Uummannaq is one of the most northerly towns in Greenland, situated on an island at the foot of a jagged mountain. Learn more about Inuit culture at the small museum, or explore the spectacular natural surroundings in 24-hour daylight; for three months every summer, the sun never sets.
Upernavik is the northernmost town in Greenland with over 1,000 inhabitants, situated on a bay scattered with islands and icebergs. The Upernavik Museum, the oldest in Greenland, contains an impressive collection of local art, and the region has an interesting Norse heritage, thought to be the northern limit of Viking exploration.
Greenland: Qaanaaq (Thule)
Greenland: Cape York
The spectacular Ilulissat ice fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's the source of the many icebergs that float out across Disko Bay. The town of Ilulissat itself is Greenland’s third largest settlement, and activities on offer here include dog sledding and whale watching.
Greenland: Disko Bay
Disko Bay is one of Greenland’s most spectacular sights, where calving glaciers send huge icebergs floating out across the water. These bergs can be several kilometres in length, and are sculpted into weird and wonderful shapes by the weather. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!
The name Sisimiut means ‘the people living in a place where there are fox dens’, though these days the town is better known for being Greenland’s northernmost year-round ice-free port. Around 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle, it’s a common stop for ships making the journey north to Disko Bay.
Arriving in Kangerlussuaq
Mundy Exclusive package. Your fare includes: 14 night Greenland expedition on board the HANSEATIC Inspiration, including all meals, soft drinks and gratuities; 1 night pre- and 1 night post-cruise stay at the Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel; Return flights from London to Dusseldorf; Return flights from Dusseldorf to Kangerlussuaq; Overseas transfers.
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