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.
When ice becomes (drinking) water: Greenland's energy heroes
Greenland’s utility company, Nukissiorfiit’s ambition is for 100 percent of their energy to be green by the year 2030. Greenland’s spectacular nature gives Nukissiorfiit unique opportunities to produce renewable energy.
Musk oxen and sandstone mountains in Jameson Land
A hike in the northeastern Greenlandic wilderness in Jameson Land offers incredible mountain landscapes and intimate experiences with the large musk oxen that dig into the local vegetation.
Arctic Circle Trail
The Go-To Guide
The 160 km long Arctic Circle Trail is the ultimate way to explore Greenland’s unique backcountry, to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with nature.
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.