Home to some of the most active glaciers in the world
Western Greenland and the northwest of the island are home to some of the most active glaciers in the Arctic. North of the Arctic Circle, the small town of Kangerlussuaq gives the easiest access to the vast Ice Sheet and a favorite place to view the Northern Lights.
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland (and the most northerly capital in the world), and despite its remoteness, it’s a vibrant and cosmopolitan city of 17,000 inhabitants.
Breathtaking coastal scenery and an abundance of wildlife make this part of Greenland well worth a visit on your Arctic cruise.
Interesting facts about Western Greenland
Our expert guide says: “The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a must-see here. The glacier is one of the most active in the world, sometimes moving over 30m (100ft) per day. This results in frequent calving events, and the resulting icebergs float unhindered towards the nearby town thanks to the fjord’s great depth (over 1,600ft or 500m).
Pictures of Western Greenland
Our trips to Western Greenland