Greenland is Europe’s final frontier: its grandeur is unquestionable and yet unknown to most travelers. Sailing along Greenland’s coast is the best way to sample the rich history and diversity of this beautiful and dramatic country and to encounter an ancient culture surviving in a modern world.
Engage With The Locals
Fascination with Indigenous cultures and the chronicles of early polar exploration pique the curiosity of many. If you're gripped by people and history—from busy, modern villages to untouched ancient ruins—Greenland Explorer is the trip for you.
Help Inspire Change
Are you interested in environmentalism? Learning first-hand from scientists, researchers and special guests onboard is an eco-tourist's dream come true. Having a chance to meet these experts is truly inspirational. Our partnerships with international charities make for very reward and educational expeditions.
The Nature Conservancy is an international environmental organization that works to protect and conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
They will be providing environmental experts to the staff of one Greenland Explorer voyage in 2018:
- August 7 - August 21, 2018 Book Now »
If you're interested in discussing this voyage more, talk to a Quark Polar Travel Advisor at 888.979.4073
Greenland Destination Guide
Our Greenland destination guide is your best resource for learning everything there is to know about one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on Earth, home to iceberg-choked fjords, towering mountains of rock and snow, valleys rich in iconic wildlife, and the world’s most colorful sky.
The guide features details about what you can experience on our expeditions, useful travel tips and even a packing checklist.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Meet locals on the western coast of Greenland and explore traditional Inuit settlements
- Visit the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Explore historic places from Norse and Viking eras
- Spot arctic wildlife, such as whales, birds and seals
Day 1 — Arrival in Reykjavik
Day 2 — Embarkation Day in Akureyri
Days 3 and 4 — East Greenland
Days 5 to 7 — South Greenland
Days 8 to 13 — Greenland’s West Coast
Day 14 — Disembarkation in Kangerlussuaq
Day 15 — Depart Reykjavik
Say Hello to the Captain and Crew
During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.
Presentations by Quark’s Expedition Team are included as part of your voyage. Through formal illustrated presentations, as well as informal briefings, the Quark Expeditions Team will cover a range of topics including ornithology, marine biology, glaciology, geography, geology, history and the environment.
Gifts and souvenirs are a great to bring home as mementos of your polar expedition. In addition to small souvenirs, our Polar Boutique offers a selection of expedition gear, including base layer clothing and refillable water bottles. All items may be charged to your shipboard account.
All your purchases made aboard the ship through your shipboard account are backed by Quark Expeditions’ satisfaction guarantee.