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Getting to Greenland

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There are no direct flights from the UK to Greenland with the majority of flights via Iceland or, for West Greenland, via Copenhagen.

If you’re travelling to East Greenland, your flight from Iceland will arrive/depart from Kulusuk. If you’re visiting to the Tasiilaq (Ammassalik) area, your helicopter transfer will be from here.

Travel to West Greenland is via Iceland or Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq or Ilulissat and some onward connections are by scheduled Air Greenland helicopter flights (carrying between around 9-24 passengers, dependent on the aircraft type.)

Helicopters fly at low altitude, and this provides a completely different experience and perspective to flying in a plane high above the clouds. In Greenland there are no roads connecting the towns, so all transport takes place by aircraft or by ship. When travelling over shorter distances outside the towns, the local population use their own boats, dogsleds or snowmobiles.

Practical information

Anyone who is contemplating a visit to Greenland should be aware that it is a land ruled by the weather. Travel delays are not usually serious, but occasionally can last for several days. Any additional costs will be incurred by the traveller. Our team and local agents will work together to do everything possible to assist you in the event of any disruption to your itinerary.

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Iceland Stopovers

As most travellers arrive in Greenland by travelling through Iceland, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend a few days exploring this mid Atlantic island. Within a short distance of Keflavik Airport, the volcanic Icelandic countryside awaits – a perfect complement to the scenery you’ll discover in Greenland.

We’d recommend driving the Golden Circle comprising Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, exploring the waterfalls and black sand beaches of the South Coast, or perhaps discovering the rugged beauty of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Our Travel Specialists will be happy to advise on a tailor made experience to suit you.