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 Greenlandic species are adapted to the Arctic environment, and there are special bird species or breeds that only occur in Greenland. Birdwatching in Greenland offers unique experiences that are not found anywhere else in the world.
Knud Rasmussen’s Fifth Thule Expedition
The Greenlandic explorer and anthropologist Knud Rasmussen left Greenland in 1921. It was a three years dog sledding expedition across Arctic Canada and Alaska to Eastern Siberia.
The towering ice cliff of Russell Glacier is a popular attraction in Kangerlussuaq and a fantastic and accessible part of the ice sheet to visit on your travels through the gateway to Greenland.
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.