Home to some of the most active glaciers in the world
Information about Greenland- Western
Western Greenland is 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 is a favorite place to view the Northern Lights. Disko Bay is also good for whale watching.
Polar Bears do occur in western Greenland but are extremely elusive due to the impact of hunting.
The very NE part of Greenland is separated from the rest of western Greenland by the ice sheet and, in the winter, is joined to Ellesmere Island by the sea ice. This means the area shares a lot more with the Canadian Arctic and the associated wildlife.
Breathtaking coastal scenery, huge icebergs, and an abundance of wildlife make this part of Greenland well worth a visit on your Arctic cruise.
Interesting facts about Greenland- Western
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).