Irrespective of whether you head out on your own or choose to attend a guided tour in one of Greenland’s towns, there’s plenty to look at. Almost every town has a historic quarter, which often lies alongside new energy-friendly buildings.
The architecture of different decades is often bound together by striking colours from a time when each colour had a particular significance for the function of the building in question, but which has now merely become synonymous with Greenland.
URBAN INUIT CULTURE
With respect for traditional customs, social get-togethers – kaffemik – are held on all festive occasions, such as birthdays or when graduating from completed courses of education, whilst modern Greenland boasts international conferences and a pulsating nightlife featuring live bands from both at home and abroad.
New and old meet when, for example, jewellery made of animal bone and stone are worn as accessories to popular brands of high-fashion clothing, or young skaters wave to a family heading out of town to the fjord to spend the weekend hunting and fishing.