Trekking the glaciers of GreenlandNorthwest Greenland
Trek around the edges of the prehistoric ice sheet that dominates the interior of Greenland – in fact more than 80 per cent of the country. Ice sheet is perhaps misleading: there are many ice mountains, frozen freshwater formations and fauna. This ice sheet represents 10 per cent of the world's fresh water supplies and is 14 times the size of the UK. While in Greenland, be sure to see the Ilulissat Icefjord, an incredible natural sight. Sermeq Kujalleq is the largest glacier outside of Antarctica and the whole area has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
Now is the perfect time to trek around the glacier or see Ilulissat as a Nature Climate Change study has shown that the North Greenland Ice Sheet is melting at a rate of 10 billion tons of water per year since 2003 and shows no signs of letting up. What's more, as the popularity of Greenland grows, you can see the Icefjord from many different ways - by boat, helicopter or foot, hiking around the edge of the glacier with experienced guides.
- The enormous icebergs that have run aground outside of the Ilulissat Icefjord
- Visiting local Inuit communities and learning about their culture
- The Arctic activites, such as snow shoeing and snow mobile adventures, available on the old volcanic island of Disko
- The unique mixture of comfort, education and discovery that Hurtigruten sea voyages offer
- Chance to observe arctic wildlife including polar bears, whales, seals and large bird colonies
- There are very limited departure dates for these voyages