Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Greenland Explorer: Sail & Soar the Alpine Arctic

On the Greenland Explorer cruise, explore the majestic fjords, glaciers and mountains of South Greenland, in partnership with local communities. On this Greenland adventure be as active as you like, or opt for more relaxing, immersive experiences. Enjoy one–of–a–kind excursions, some enabled by the ship’s two twin–engine helicopters. Some of these, such as heli-assisted hiking and landings, and the Greenland Ice Sheet Experience, are included for all guests. Also on offer are hikes, community visits and Zodiac cruises.

This voyage—accessible to guests of all fitness levels—offers something for everyone, whether you’re interested in soaking up the serene mountain views, sailing through the icebergs on a Zodiac cruise, or trying optional activities such as heli–hiking, or camping in style on the shores of Tasermiut Fjord with local hosts. Additionally, travel during a time when the Northern Lights are typically most active over Greenland.

Also special, this itinerary was designed in collaboration with local Greenlandic partners and is endorsed by the regional government of South Greenland. This program pioneers a new local engagement ethos featuring the unrivaled hospitality, wisdom and expertise of the local people. In Aapilattoq, enjoy storytelling, food, music and a soccer match. Alongside Ice Sheet excursions, meet local artists, craftspeople, musicians and chefs on board for the Tamassa cultural festival. In Qasiarsuk, learn about South Greendland’s agricultural economy at a sheep farming community, and more.

In 2024, departures embark and disembark in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland with bookend charter flights to start and end in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2025, the itinerary changes to embark and disembark farther north, in Nuuk, Greenland with bookend charter flights to start and end in Toronto, Canada.

Aboard the technologically-advanced, 199-guest Ultramarine, take advantage of two twin-engine helicopters and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs to create the quintessential Arctic experience. This modern, purpose-built polar expedition vessel comes equipped with specialized, cutting-edge safety features to provide added security in remote environments.

Read on for details about this Greenland adventure, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Greenland small ship cruises or other Arctic cruises and Arctic trips.