20 Quick Facts about Greenland

Do we actually have penguins in Greenland?

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20 Quick Facts about Greenland

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Encountering Polar Bears

Polar bear and a seal

The polar bear population in Greenland is estimated to be sustainable. Around 2.200 polar bears live along the west coast of Greenland, and it is unknown how many polar bears live on the east coast. However, the population is likely similar or larger to that of the west coast. Polar bear sightings in inhabited places in Greenland are generally very rare, but they occasionally come near towns and settlements, attracted by the scent of food.

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A small passenger boat in the sunset near Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland


Turn your sights northward to the Arctic Circle in Greenland to find relaxation and new energy in the land of the midnight sun.

Northern lights over mountains. By Mads Pihl


The northern lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night, and you can experience this multicoloured light show from September to April.

Kamiks and souvenirs at the Hotel Narsaq shop on the old harbour in Narsaq in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.


The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island.