Travel Iceland and Greenland
Cruise to Iceland or explore the most dramatic and awe-inspiring coastlines of Greenland. Alternatively, combine them both together in one trip!
Iceland and Greenland cruises are among the most coveted Arctic experiences of all, due to the exceptional rewards offered by sailing the strait of water that separates them. The Denmark Strait attracts an abundance of Arctic marine life and, along the coasts of both islands, are a nearly infinite array of dramatic fjords, inlets and coves that attract whales, walruses and seals in abundance. If that’s not enough, the Denmark Strait has also been particularly rewarding for Northern Lights viewing on Arctic cruises in September and is set to remain right under the Auroral Borealis Oval Zone for the next few years, adding to the popularity of Iceland to Greenland cruises.
Iceland is both an Arctic destination of its own accord and about the best springboard for cruises to East Greenland, one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring coastlines in the entire Arctic Region. The immensely wild nature of this coast and almost complete lack of human habitation means that cruising infrastructure is non-existent. If you want to cast your eyes on the magnificent wonders of East Greenland, therefore, you’re going to have to reach it by expedition ship and Iceland is the closest and best springboard, by far, to explore the spectacular eastern coast.
Given its modern and well-developed infrastructure, Iceland itself offers greater options. Yes, you can head west across the Denmark Strait to East Greenland, but you can also cruise solely around the Icelandic coast. A circumnavigation of Iceland, for example, is one of the most astonishing Arctic experiences of all because it offers a wealth of on-land historical and cultural experiences that are simply not available anywhere else. If you’d love feasting your eyes on exceptional Arctic wildlife but also delve deeper into the culture and amazing Viking history of this region, then an Iceland cruise itinerary that covers the entire coastline may be just the ticket for you.