Choose your
Greenland adventure

Whether it is the majestic Greenland ice sheet that pulls you, or a unique family getaway,
there’s much to discover in Greenland.

With direct flights from Denmark and Iceland, Greenland is easier to get to than you might think. It’s also probably more diverse than you realise. Far from being just ice, there’s delicious food, Greenlandic history and culture, and of course wondrous nature to explore. Read below to get inspired! 

Competition! 

Win a 10,000DKK Air Greenland voucher and local specialities!

Inspired to visit Greenland? Join this easy competition for your chance to win:

  • A 10,000 DKK travel voucher from Air Greenland to help you on your way! 
  • InuaCare skincare set worth 2000 DKK 
  • A gift basket with Greenlandic delicacies and handicraft worth 1400 DKK

The competition starts on 15/4-21 until 22/4-21 at 23:59 CEST. Terms and Conditions can be found on the website. The winners will be drawn on 23/4-21 at 11am CEST and announced on this page at 12pm, while at the same time, the winners will be contacted via email.

Where is Greenland’s third UNESCO world heritage site? 

  1. Ilulissat
  2. South Greenland
  3. Arctic Circle

The competition is now closed. The correct answer to our competition quiz was Arctic Circle.

Congratulations to our following winners:

  • Air Greenland voucher: Angeliki Ladia
  • InuaCare skincare set: Sarah Jane McQuatt
  • Gift basket: Jonas H. Christensen

The winners were randomly selected out of the pool of correct entries and will be notified by email.

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Big Arctic Five

Here’s five big experiences waiting for you in Greenland. Some are exclusive summer attractions, while others can only be experienced during the winter. Whether it be the splendour of the Greenland ice sheet, or the magic of the northern lights, the adventure is yours to choose!

lined icon of a familyFamily vacations

Greenland is a place where you can leave your busy schedules behind, truly disconnect, and spend some true quality time with your family.

– Jurga (42), mother to 3

It doesn’t always have to be a beach holiday! With a flexible attitude and open mind, Greenland can be the family getaway you never dreamed of. It’s a place where the entire household can hang out in a playground called Arctic nature, and there’s lots of cultural experiences to boot. Here’s some planning tips and ideas for a family holiday in Greenland.  

UNESCO Heritage

Learn about three unique world heritage sites, that embrace Greenland’s Inuit and Norse (Viking) heritage, hunting traditions and pay tribute to the world’s fastest moving glacier.

Greenland’s most recently inscribed site, Aasivissuit – Nipisat, is still in the early stages of its development as a UNESCO site.

Ilulissat Icefjord (North Greenland) – Inscribed 2004
This was Greenland’s first ever UNESCO world heritage site. The fastest moving glacier in the world feeds into this 61 km long fjord which is packed with fascinating icebergs all year around.

Aasivissuit – Nipisat (Arctic Circle)– Inscribed 2018
Greenland’s most recently inscribed site, Aasivissuit – Nipisat is still in the early stages of its development as a UNESCO site. It encompasses a huge area that stretches from the ice cap to the sea, and which has been an Inuit hunting ground for about 4,200 years.

Kujataa (South Greenland) – Inscribed 2017
Kujataa is a cultural landscape that is located across five different sites in South Greenland. It celebrates both the Norse and the Inuit farming cultures, which have simultaneously shaped the people and land in the area for over 1000 years.

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Ilulissat Icefjord

2

Aasivissuit – Nipisat

3

Kujataa

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lined icon of a hand holding a trayGreenland Gastronomy

The pristine Arctic nature means that raw ingredients from Greenland are of the highest quality. Whether it is seafood from the ocean or organic meat or vegetables from land, your taste buds will burst at the fullness of flavour offered by the local Greenlandic cuisine. The Greenlandic kitchen is burgeoning and ranges from traditional style cooking to New Nordic influences.

lined icon of a mountainous villageDestinations
in Greenland

This huge island has diverse landscapes which transition dramatically from North to South and East to West. Discover the regions of Greenland, which each have their own unique offerings.

COVID-19 and Greenland

Greenland has been closed to much of the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. In the meantime, we have been busily preparing safety and health guidelines that will ensure the wellbeing of both locals and tourists when our doors open again.
We look forward to welcoming you to Greenland! 

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In cooperation with Sermitsiaq
and the newspaper Jyllands-Posten (Danish only)

This landing page is an online extension of a special edition in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. The special edition, which focuses on Greenlandic tourism opportunities, includes stories from famous personalities from Greenland and Denmark who have fallen in love with the country.

Terms & Conditions

On this page you can read about the conditions for participating in Visit Greenland’s competition for a travel gift card from Air Greenland – as well as 2nd and 3rd prizes. The competition runs in the period 15/4-21 to 22/4-21 at 23:59 CEST.

A: Who can participate?
Everyone over the age of 18, residing outside Greenland. NB: It is a competition condition to sign up for Visit Greenland’s newsletter. The newsletter can be unsubscribed at any time via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletters. Read more about storage and processing of personal data in section G.

B: How to register for the competition?
The registration for the competition takes place on a page on visitgreenland.com, but the personal data the participants enter is stored directly on Mailchimp.com, which is the email marketing system Visit Greenland uses for its newsletters.
After guessing which element of the Big Arctic Five is missing, you will be asked to enter your first name and email address.

You will also be asked to tick a box to show that you give consent for Visit Greenland to store the submitted personal data. Read more about storage and processing of personal data in section G.

C: Prizes
The main prize is an Air Greenland travel gift card worth DKK 10,000. The gift card can only be used on Air Greenland’s route network. The gift card cannot be exchanged for cash or other valuables. The gift card is personal and cannot be resold or transferred to a third party.

The second prize is a complete InuaCare skin care set with organic ingredients from Greenland, worth DKK 2,000. The skin care set includes:
– Juniper cleansing gel 100 ml
– Arctic thyme skin tonic 100 ml
– Silt Face Scrub 50 ml
– Qajaasat face cream 50 ml
– Kuluk eye cream 15 ml
– Asiaq Extra-care cream 50 ml
– Apannguaq Lip Balm 15 ml
– Aminnguaq Body Lotion 250 ml

The third prize is a beautiful gift basket containing books and local handicrafts from all regions of Greenland, worth DKK 1,400. The gift basket contains:
– 3 handmade spoons of juniper
– Ceramics by the artist Nive Brøns
– Greenlandic sea salt from ‘Sassuma Sea Salt’ (100 g)
– The cookbook ‘Takanna’ by Tupaarnaq Rosing Olsen
– The guidebook ‘Ilulissat Icefjord’
– The book ‘My Greenlandic Family’ by Camilla Stephan
– Small lambskin from South Greenland

D: How are the winners selected?
Out of the participants who have answered the competition question correctly, the 3 winners will be drawn.

E: When and how are the winners drawn and announced?
On 23/4-21 at 11 am CEST, the winners for the 3 prizes will be drawn, and the same day at 12 pm CEST, the winners will be announced with their first name on vg.gl/adventure. At the same time, the winners will be notified via email.

F: Conditions for delivery, collection and obsolescence of prizes
The main prize is issued by Air Greenland and sent to the winner via email. 2nd and 3rd prizes will be shipped to the winners’ home addresses at Visit Greenland’s expense.

NB: If a winner does not respond to Visit Greenland’s email inquiry within a week, a new winner will be drawn. Visit Greenland disclaims responsibility for emails that do not arrive – or are delayed – due to a full mailbox, spam filter, or other technical measures in the winner’s mail server. The winners of the 2nd and 3rd prizes must inform Visit Greenland of their home address in order for the prizes to be submitted.

G: Information on storage and use of participants’ personal data
As mentioned, registration for the competition takes place on a page on visitgreenland.com, but the personal information (first name and email address) you enter is stored directly in Visit Greenland’s account on Mailchimp, which is one of the most common email marketing systems. The moment you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your personal data will be permanently deleted from Mailchimp’s servers. Read more about Mailchimp and how they store personal data at mailchimp.com/legal.