4 days
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Europe
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Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
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Small group tours Greenland | Discover Greenland

Our Discover Greenland small group tours lets travellers experience one of the world's most picturesque landscape. Greenland is the largest island in the world, with the vast majority of its landmass lying above the Arctic Circle.  Few places are quite so difficult to reach. Our Discover Greenland is a short tour. We have been at great pains to ensure that our travellers get to experience this breathtaking island.

On this short tour, travellers receive the most comprehensive overview of this vast landmass, an autonomous region of Denmark. To maximise the learning experience and to Discover Greenland’s history and culture, the tour includes a visit to the astonishingly picturesque capital of Nuuk. From there, we experience amazing views from a fjord adventure of Nuup Kangerlua (Godthaab Fjord); a full day of beautiful nature, fascinating stories and delicious food in one of the worlds most remote restaurants. The next day we will explore and learn about the capital with it's colonial harbour. This tour is perfect introduction to Nuuk and will help you understand more of the people and the history of Greenland.

We visit during the summer months and can thus experience the burst of seasonal flora that caused the early voyagers to name it Greenland.

For more details about how you might like to Discover Greenland’s history and culture then please click the ‘Top 5’ or ‘Itinerary’ buttons above! If you’re keen to experience this tour, please call or send an email. Or, to book, simply fill in the form on the right hand side of this page.

There is also the possibility of adding an additional Extension to Iceland on to this tour. This article shares a commentary with you about Iceland as destination

Frequently Asked Questions about Greenland

  • Where in Greenland should I go?

There are plenty of places to visit across this beautiful island. Our Greenland tour focuses on the capital city Nuuk, its suburbs Qinngorput and Nuussuaq, and the amazing natural attractions around the area, such as the Nuup Kangerlua (Godthaab Fjord), and the Pisissarfik cliff.

  • When should I visit Greenland?

Greenland's climate is relatively stable with average summer temperatures that do not exceed 10° C (50° F). However, in the southern part of the country, which is outside the Arctic circle, the temperature can rise to more than 20° C (68° F) in June, July or August.

Our Greenland tours depart in early June and around mid-September, avoiding the peak of Greenland's tourist season which begins in early July to the first week of September. This ensures that you'll enjoy relatively mild weather on your tour, but with thinner crowds.

In the capital, Nuuk, the mean average temperature is 3.9 degrees Celsius for June, and 3.5 degrees Celsius in September. This is ideal for exploring Greenland's natural wonders, sightseeing, whale watching and experiencing the Northern midnight sun--provided you are dressed warmly!

Of course, weather can be very variable. We can enquire with our local operators to help you plan your trip and packing list.

About Odyssey Traveller

Odyssey Traveller is committed to charitable activities that support the environment and cultural development of Australian and New Zealand communities. We specialise in educational small group tours for seniors, typically groups between six to 15 people from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada  and Britain. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983.

We are also pleased to announce that since 2012, Odyssey has been awarding $10,000 Equity & Merit Cash Scholarships each year. We award scholarships on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need. We award at least one scholarship per year. We’re supported through our educational travel programs, and your participation helps Odyssey achieve its goals.

Odyssey Traveller also has a Loyalty Program for regular travellers. Membership of the alumni starts when you choose to take your first international small group tour with Odyssey Traveller. To see the discounts and benefits of being a Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond alumni member with us, please see this page.

For more information on Odyssey Traveller and our educational small group tours, visit and explore our website. Alternatively, please call or send an email. We’d love to hear from you!

Tour Notes
  • Group size limited to 18.
  • Itineraries may change if flight schedules, site availability, and other inclusions have to be amended prior to departure.

PDF of Tour PDF of Reading List

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Guided fjord boating trip in Nuup Kangerlua— see icebergs and waterfalls where you can drink the water and maybe even see a whale or two.
2
Catch your own dinner; throw a line which will sink to 100 meters depth and hope to catch a cod or redfish, which will later be prepared by a chef and served as 3 course gourmet experience.
3
Encounter people who live and work in the Northern Hemisphere’s starkest and least-populated land mass
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Guided day-tour in a coach of Greenland’s Capital, Nuuk, learn about it’s history and people.
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Visit the National Museum of Greenland.

Overview: Overview: We take the evening Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik (domestic airport) to Nuuk. From here, we will be picked up and transferred to our accommodation. Our standard rooms will be of smaller sizes, but comfortable and clean. We enjoy a late dinner at a nearby restaurant.

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Accommodation: Hotel Seamans Home or similar

Overview: Overview: We enjoy breakfast in the hotel.  We are picked up for a guided boat tour and whale watching trip in Nuup Kangerlua, where you can see icebergs and waterfalls. There is the possibility of visiting the abandoned settlement of Qoornoq where people can stretch their legs and look at the old abandoned buildings. We then head via the opening of the Icefjord and past a mythical cliff called Pisissarfik and past a small island, where a stone has been marked by both the Inuit and viking culture.
15:30 Arrival Timmiannguit
We throw lines to catch our own dinner. The lines will sink to around 100 meters depth, where we will be catching cod or redfish.
16:30 Arrival Qooqqut Nuan
The freshly caught fish will be handed over to the chefs of Qooqqut Nuan, who will prepare the fish and serve it in a 3 course gourmet experience.
18:30 Departure from Qooqqut Nuan

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Accommodation: Hotel Seamans Home or similar

Overview: Overview: After breakfast, you will be taken on a little bus with an English and Danish speaking guide. The tour will visit the modern part of Nuuk, Qinngorput, as well as the old colonial harbour. In between we will go back through history, starting in the modern suburb of Qinngor-put going through Nuussuaq and the 1970’s roug-houses and apartments, then going through the older but also modern downtown, the Herenhut history, hospital and finally the old colonial harbour with Hans Egede’s house.
This tour is perfect as an introduction to Nuuk and will help you understand more of the people and the history of Nu-uk and Greenland. Nuuk was the first place of the modern colonization.

We will stop for a light lunch, before continuing on foot to the National Museum of Greenland.

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Accommodation: Hotel Seamans Home or similar

Overview: Overview: After breakfast at our hotel, you have a couple of hours to pack or explore Nuuk. We transfer to the airport for our early afternoon flight back to Reykjavik. You arrive back in Reykjavik at 7:30pm, and Odyssey is happy to assist with arranging an airport hotel if you decide to fly out the next day.

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What’s included in our Tour

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners.
  • Services of a Tour Leader for the duration of tour.
  • Transport in comfortable and modern coaches.
  • Activities as per advertised in the itinerary.
  • Service charges and gratuities.
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Nuuk
  • Reykjavik – Nuuk return flights, taxes, and airport transfers in Nuuk

What’s not included in our Tour

  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls and laundry.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.
  • International airfares and departure taxes.
Discover Greenland’s history and culture
Ilulissat West Greenland ice fjords
Discover Greenland’s history and culture
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