Arctic, Greenland, New and Noteworthy

South Greenland Exploration: Fjords, Waterfalls, and Fishing Villages

Viking history meets Inuit culture amid Greenland’s epic icescapes

Blanketed in ice and carved by glaciers, Greenland is a dazzling tableau of the Arctic’s wild glory. Along these rugged shorelines, Viking villages and Norse ruins intermingle with vibrant Inuit communities to reveal the rich cultural heritage of a seafaring and agricultural crossroads. Learn about ancient ways of life in these remote lands through the tales of famed Viking explorers, and trace the legacy of the Inuit from their historic farming settlements to their modern-day food and folk art. Cap off this exploration of the Arctic’s epic landscapes and the resilient people who live among them with a visit to the dramatic volcanic coastlines of Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

  • Experience the ice floes and deep fjords of southern Greenland by Zodiac, kayak, and hiking excursions

  • Explore the Western and Eastern Settlements of Erik the Red, the Norse explorer credited with naming Greenland

  • Discover Inuit tradition and history along the southern fjords in Qaqortoq and Nanortalik through music, food tastings, and demonstrations

  • View the extraordinarily well-preserved 15th-century Qilakitsoq mummies featured in a National Geographic magazine cover story

  • Witness the volcanic landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls of Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula

  • Travel when there’s a possibility of seeing the northern lights—one of nature’s most stunning displays

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Duration

12 Days

Price

From $13,770 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Aug

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Arctic, New and Noteworthy, Greenland

Day By Day

Make the expedition as active as you choose, with options to hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise through stunning landscapes or take it all in from the deck of National Geographic Endurance. Meet welcoming Greenlanders and learn about their incredible seafaring history and Inuit traditions. On Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula, get a taste of the Arctic nation’s renowned geology. Each day join a different naturalist for more viewpoints and capture your best shots of the epic scenery with help from a National Geographic photography expert.

2023

Embark

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Disembark

Reykjavik, Iceland

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