What to expect
How to do it
Quark Expeditions has been hosting adventures to Greenland and the polar regions for over 25 years and many of its expedition staff have been with the company since the early days, providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to all of their trips.
Planet Earth’s most spectacular show unfurls above the east of the island, electrifying the skies with glowing trails of green. On terra firma is Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system — iceberg-studded scenery offers hours of exploration by day, and a beautiful backdrop for the Aurora Borealis by night.
Mostly untouched by other cruises, the pristine waters of Lindenow Fjord offer a silent, stunning environment for taking in the Arctic wilderness, with soaring mountains either side, and waterfalls tumbling down the rock faces. Curious eyes will seek out the local residents: from herds of bearded seals to squawking kittiwakes, as well as the occasional polar bear.
Wildlife weaves its way into local legend in the west of Greenland. Here, huge numbers of the white-tailed eagle flock around the town of Paamiut, their presence said to bring good luck to those who set eyes on them. The town itself, which is often veiled in an eerily beautiful Arctic fog, is well worth discovering for its friendly locals and colourful architecture.
This gentle water sport has a long, rich heritage for the Greenlandic people, with the earliest boats made from animal bone, driftwood and hide. It’s a must when in Greenland — after all, the word ‘kayak’ comes from the Inuit language. Now, it’s one of the best ways to discover the breathtaking landscape, serenely taking in the sights and sounds of the island.
- Base layers
- Woollen socks
- Gloves and glove liners
- Neck warmer
- Warm hat
- Good, reliable snow boots
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Polar parka, complementary for all quark’s passengers
Raakhe Kapila, Polar Travel Advisor at Quark
Check out part two of our three-part Arctic adventure with Quark Expeditions, where Tamsin Wressell explores the towering icebergs and craggy glaciers in the fjords of Greenland’s east coast
Start your epic polar adventure to Greenland now or check out other expeditions at: quarkexpeditions.com