I'm planning to go to Iceland this summer. Since I've never been so close to Greenland before (except on a plane), I'm thinking about going to Greenland too. Is there any ferry or plane that goes from Iceland to Greenland? If yes, how much time will this need? How much does it cost?

  • Any thoughts to going when there's darkness? I'm keen to go as well but for the northern lights - and yes, I want to do both land-masses ;)
    – Mark Mayo
    Jan 10, 2012 at 18:35
  • Some years ago, there was a ferry, but now I'm unable to find info about it :(
    – Ivan
    Jan 10, 2012 at 20:27
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    Are you a strong swimmer?
    – Freiheit
    Jan 10, 2012 at 22:33
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    not more than 50 meters.. Jan 10, 2012 at 22:48
  • I've been to iceland by ferry a few years ago, I'm still planning to go back. You can easily travel around the whole island in one week by car (we even used a normal roadcar, you'll see why that was insane). Just follow road 1 and if you don't have a proper 4x4 DO NOT TAKE THE REDIRECTIONS, we learned the hard way and finding a tyre dealer in iceland is HARD.
    – HTDutchy
    Jan 11, 2012 at 8:58

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According to the official Greenland tourism site there are two places you can use as your source. Rejkjavik and Copenhagen. There are 2 airlines servicing the island: Air Iceland and Air Greenland. The price Air Iceland is currently quoting for destinations in Greenland is 161 EUR (Kulusuk) and 193 EUR (Nuuk). I guess the further north the more expensive it gets since you will probably need a helicopter ride.

Could not find the ferries but there are cruises from Europe that will take you around Northern sites including Greenland.

There are multiple sites referring to that but they may be exactly the same cruise:

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    Hi karlson! There are two dead links here. The first is the Greenland Tourism. It looks like the page may have moved to Visit Greenland, but I'm not sure. The same is true of Cruise Norway. The link is dead but it goes to the Cruise Norway site so that page may still exist at another part of the site! If you'd like to check them out and replace them, it would be really helpful! Thanks! Jan 20, 2019 at 19:02

For flights, you can arrive from three countries:

  • From Iceland, through Air Iceland and Air Greenland
  • From Copenhagen, Denmark, with Air Greenland.
  • from Iqaluit, Canada with Air Nunavut.

By boat to/from Nuuk (the capital): - Arctic Umiaq Line has a passenger terminal to Maniitsoq-Sisimiut-Aasiaat-Uummannaq and Paamiut-Qaqortoq-Narsaq-Narsarsuaq.

  • Royal Arctic Line and Blue Water are cargo-boat companies operating out of Nuuk.


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