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Royal Arctic Line
P.O. Box 1580
DK-3900 Nuuk
+299 349 100
+299 342 450

View current location of all RAL ships

View sea ice extend month by month

Royal Arctic District Service
P.O. Box 1580
DK-3900 Nuuk
+299 349 100
+299 342 450

Arctic Umiaq Line
P.O. Box 608
DK-3900 Nuuk
+299 349 900
+299 349 949


Transport by Ship

To and from Greenland
The scheduled sea transport to and from Greenland does not accommodate passengers. The cross-Atlantic ship lines are cargo carriers only.

The company "Royal Arctic Line" is concessioned to operate the seawards cargo and mail transport between Denmark and Greenland (sometimes via Iceland) as well as between Canada and Greenland. The traffic hubs for these marine connections are Aalborg in northern Jutland, Nuuk in Greenland and Montreal in Canada.

Download 2003 time table for connections to and from Greenland (zipped MS Excel file)

Canada <–> Greenland
Information about itineraries, booking and rates is available at Royal Arctic Line’s Sales, development and chartering department in Nuuk at the address below. Interested parties are advised to contact RAL as early as possible to enable best possible assistance with your logistic requirements. 

Royal Arctic Line A/S
Sales, Development and Chartering
P.O. Box 1580
Aqqusinersuaq 52
3900 Nuuk, Greenland
+45 349 100
+45 325 311

Within Greenland
"Royal Arctic District Service" ('Royal Arctic Bygdeservice'), a subsidiary of Royal Arctic Line is responsible for seawards transport of cargo between towns and hamlets in Greenland. In the regions of Maniitsoq, Disko Bay and of Tasiilaq (Ammassalik) the cargo vessels also carry passengers.

During summer Arctic Umiaq Line provides passenger transport between the international airports in Kangerlussuaq and Narsarsuaq and the towns on the west coast. The same company also operates scheduled passenger transport routes between Upernavik and Nanortalik during the ice-free season.

Please make your reservations well in advance - as soon as possible - as both air and sea routes are often fully booked. This is especially true in the summer.

Check the time tables for Arctic Umiaq Line's passenger routes.

Information pertinent for ticket booking on passenger routes.