Greenland: An Introduction

Welcome to Greenland –  the largest island on Earth. With a population of just over 56,000 inhabitants, Greenland is one of the least populated places on the planet and one of the world’s true wildernesses.

Greenland is a nature lover’s dream come true with its towering icebergs, uninhabited fjords, sheer granite peaks and fast-moving glaciers.

You will experience remote local communities, and a real reward in visiting Greenland is encountering the local culture and colourful settlements.

An expedition to explore Greenland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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What Can I See in Greenland?

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From raw, mountainous landscapes to uninhabited ice-filled fjords, Greenland is home to some of the most majestic wilderness and scenery on the planet. A great way to experience Greenland’s nature is on a small expedition vessel that causes less disturbance than a large cruise ship.


80% of Greenland’s landmass is covered by an ice sheet that forms glaciers. As the glaciers retreat, huge pieces of ice calve off into the water and drift out to sea. Witness thousands of beautiful icebergs that can be seen floating along the fjords and coast.

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A huge highlight of visiting Greenland is meeting the people that call this land their home. On our trips, you will travel with local guides and meet local people in remote communities. From the capital city of Nuuk to the small, remote settlements that dot the coastline, the Greenlandic people are warm and welcoming



Greenland is home to an impressive array of wildlife that we encounter on our trips. The waters around Greenland are home to 15 whale species during the spring and summer months including Hump Back Whales which are frequently sighted. The Narwhal, with its single unicorn tusk, and the white beluga whale are some of Greenland’s rarer marine creatures.

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How to get to Greenland

Greenland is accessible by direct flights from Reykjavik in Iceland and Copenhagen in Denmark. Both airports have good connections for international flights. All towns and settlements in Greenland are served by Air Greenland for internal connections.

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3 Hr 20 M flight

from Reykjavík (Iceland) to Nuuk

4 Hr 40 M flight

from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq

Easily accessible

Arctic destination

Greenland Wildlife

Greenland is home to diverse array of wildlife in the water and on the land. Whales, musk ox, seals and polar Bears all call Greenland their home.

Where is Greenland?

Situated between Canada and Iceland, Greenland is the largest island on earth and is part of the North American continent.

There are very few roads on Greenland and the main way to explore the rugged beauty is from the sea. During the summer months, the coast becomes navigable as the sea ice retreats opening up passages into countless iceberg filled fjords.

520 miles

from Canada

2000 Miles

from the USA

560 Miles

from Iceland

Did You Know?

Greenland is the largest island on the planet but only has a population of 56,000 inhabitants making it one of the most sparsely populated places on Earth?

Learn more about Greenland with our 51 facts about Greenland page.

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Join Secret Atlas on an authentic expedition to Greenland. Choose between a 12 guest Micro Cruise or a 48 guest Small Ship Expedition.

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Greenland Travel Information


Danish krone (DKK)

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Time Zone

GMT -03:00 (WGT)

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Greenlandic (official) Danish & English (widely spoken)

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