Destination East Greenland is just a short flight from Iceland but its culture and landscapes are a world away. In a land dominated by the Ice Cap and impossibly steep mountain ranges, 3,500 people have made their home.
East Greenlandic culture is deeply rooted in myths and legends, often expressed in bone and rock carvings, but at the same time it is a globally connected culture with strong hunting roots and an everyday spirit of adventure.
Ice fiords, hiking, heliskiing, small settlements, northern lights, and boat rides combine to make East Greenland a year round destination, and the main town Tasiilaq also acts as the gateway for adventurers on longer climbing, kayaking, Ice Cap, and mountaineering expeditions in the rugged backcountry.
East Greenland is an isolated yet very special place. The language is different and the culture is deeply rooted in myths and legends, which is expressed in their much-coveted handicrafts.
The Icefjord Centre is a visitor and dissemination centre which, through the exhibition "The Tale of Ice", informs visitors about the history of ice, the culture in and around the icefjord, and climate change.
Greenland's Glaciers under a Changing Climate
Approximately 80% of Greenland is covered in Ice, largely made up of Greenland’s vast ice sheet. In recent years, drastic changes have been observed under our warming climate.
Stand Up Paddle boarding
When thinking of the cold and sometimes challenging weather conditions in Greenland, Stand Up Paddle boarding in Arctic waters may seem like an unexpected challenge – but it is totally possible!
Behind Greenland's largest travel site is the Visit Greenland that is 100% owned by the Government of Greenland, who is responsible for marketing the country's adventures and opportunities for guests wishing to visit the world's largest island.
The VisitGreenland.com website is created by Visit Greenland and Kathart Interactive.