Onboard the coastal “buses” you can meet the population of Greenland that is also on the move. The sailing route follows the coastline and the view is constantly changing. Travelers pass the time in the lounge reading, playing cards or watching videos, whilst happy children of all ages romp around them.
The ship’s course frequently has to be altered in order to avoid icebergs that have no intention of moving to ease the constraints of the timetable. From the deck you can see inquisitive seals and perhaps you will be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a whale on the same route.
Towns and settlements are visited at regular intervals, where the ship calling at port is the highlight of the day. Fond farewells and delighted welcomes are played out on the quay. Sadness and joy, tears and laughter mix with the departure signal as efforts are made to ensure that the timetable is adhered to.
A trip on the coastal vessel is a good way to experience Greenland. You can sail for several days in succession or you can choose to disembark and explore a town or a settlement before heading to a new destination a couple of days later.
Arctic Umiaq Line A/S is responsible for the operation of the passenger ships that navigate the west coast of Greenland from Ilulissat in the north to Narsaq in the south of the country. Profil Rejser also offers package tours.
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