Safety has high priority
Greenland is not just a safe cruise destination to travel to, but also a peaceful country with unique, almost untouched scenery. With today's ships and modern technology it has become considerably easier to sail in the North Atlantic and the ice-filled waters around Greenland. Both seaports and airports live up to international safety standards, and Visit Greenland remains in constant dialogue with the cruise ship companies with regard to the safe navigation of Arctic waters.
Sustainable cruise tourism
The nature of the Arctic is particularly vulnerable to pollution and any type of waste will take longer to be broken down in Greenland than in regions with a milder climate. Visit Greenland provides guidelines for all cruise ship companies concerning the behaviour of their guests when the ships call at abandoned settlements, ruins and other historical locations in Greenland. We all have a responsibility to ensure that subsequent generations are also able to experience the rich nature and cultural attractions that Greenland has to offer.
Expedition ships follow guidelines
Several cruise ship companies that sail to Greenland are members of AECO, which is an international organisation for companies that offer expedition cruises in the Arctic. The aim of the organisation's work is to ensure that the activities of the expedition cruise ships have as little impact as possible on the vulnerable nature, cultural remains and life in the wilderness. A list can be seen here of the companies that take part in the AECO cooperation.