Greenland tailor-made holidays
Greenland, the world's biggest non-continental island, is often the last place people think to visit - 'When you've seen the world, there's always Greenland' goes the old adage. However, the magnificent scenery, clarity of light and extremes of nature that they encounter often stun those that do make it here.
The Northern Lights, vast, empty tundra, enormous glaciers that shed iceberg-sized chunks into the sea and an ancient glacial coastline are just some of the attractions.
The west coast is dotted with dozens of villages made up of colourful, photogenic matchbox houses. Nanortalik is relaxed and friendly and a jumping off point for the wild countryside and fabulous rock-climbing in the area. The capital Nuuk also stands here.
Elsewhere, sail through South Greenalnd's most magnificent fjordland scenery to Aappilattoq, catch your breath while gazing on the granite ramparts of Uiluit Qaaqa and Ulamertorsuaq at Tasermiut Fjord, hike to Kiattuut Sermiat to see a stunning mountain lake, explore the well-preserved Norse ruins at Hvalsey and Qassiarsuk or simply slip into the hot springs at Uunartoq and watch icebergs drift by while you relax.
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Top itineraries in Greenland
Combine the colourful city of Reykjavik with the Iceberg town of Ilulissat in Greenland. The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in addition due to the town's location north of the Arctic Circle it’s a fantastic place to look for the Northern lights.
Visit Ilulissat in western Greenland, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and see gigantic icebergs on this spectacular tailor-made 7-day journey.
There are very few places in the world – if any in fact – where you stand a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights than in Greenland, a country where dramatic fjords and towering glaciers make up one of Scandinavia's most spectacular winter landscapes.
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Top places to stay in Greenland
Silversea’s purpose-built expedition ship Silver Explorer is designed specifically for navigating the waters of some of the world’s remotest destinations; it’s just as comfortable in the earth’s polar regions as it is here in the tropical waters of the Caribbean.
The world’s northernmost 4-star hotel offers unsurpassed views of passing icebergs and the ethereal Northern Lights.
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