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June 2019

Kangia Race

June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Kangia Race is an adventure race that is run in teams over three days. The race takes participants all over the Disko Bay area across varied and challenging terrain.

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DKK400
Tasiusaq Avannaata Kommune, 3962 Greenland + Google Map

Tasermijit Marathon

June 15, 2019

Tasermijit Marathon is one of several marathon races in the region, said to be the 'easiest' of them all.
The route goes through the Tasiusaq settlement, fjord coastline and sheep farm, and it finishes with a series of elevation climbs to save the best view for last.

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Nanortalik 3922 Greenland + Google Map

Culture Week

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Nanortalik Culture Week - A week full of various free, family-friendly daytime events and entertainment shows and evening events like concerts by headliner bands.

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Qaqortoq/Narsaq Kujalleq Kommune, Greenland + Google Map

Ullortunersiornerit

June 18, 2019 - June 21, 2019

A week full of various free, family-friendly daytime events and entertainment shows and evening events like concerts by headliner bands.

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Arctic Midnight Orienteering

June 26, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Arctic Midnight Orienteering is a 4 day event which takes place during the period of 24 hour daylight in Ilulissat. The terrain is challenging, but racers are rewarded by striking, open views of the ocean dotted with islands and icebergs.

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DKK350
Aasiaat Aasiaat, Greenland + Google Map

Midnight Sun Marathon

June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The Aasiaat Midnight Sun Marathon takes place, as the name suggests, under the midnight sun. The island of Aasiaat does not have many roads to offer, meaning that the marathon route has to be lapped a few times in order to make up the full 42 km.

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Qaqortoq 3920 Greenland + Google Map

Qaqortoq Marathon

June 29, 2019

Qaqortoq Marathon - The hardest of the three marathon races in the region.
The marathon starts and ends in town, making it easy to add a few days' stay before or after, or both, to discover more of what South Greenland has to offer.

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Free – DKK200
Qaqortoq 3920 Greenland + Google Map

Sheep Farmer Festival

June 29, 2019

Sheep Farmer Festival is the event of the year. Events like lasso competitions and horseback riding mixed with delicious local food makes one fun weekend!

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July 2019

Narsaq 3921 Greenland + Google Map

Narsap Ilua Festival

July 2, 2019 - July 6, 2019

When thinking of Narsap Ilua Festival, think small scale, laid back outdoor festival with various music and open-mic-night opportunities. A nice way to spend time in the nature at a typical Greenlandic pace.

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Qeqertarsuaq 3953 Greenland + Google Map

Qeqertarsuaq Festival

July 5, 2019 - July 6, 2019

Qeqertarsuaq festival is weekend long music festival.

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Free
Qeqertarsuaq 3953 Greenland + Google Map

Qeqertarsuaq Race

July 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Qeqertarsuaq Race is a 3 day long trail run.

The longest distance is 18km.

There will be minimum 2 participants per team.

The participants will have their own equipment (tent, etc).

It is approx. 50km in total for 3 days.

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Free
Qaqortoq 3920 Greenland + Google Map

National Kayaking Championship

July 8, 2019 - July 13, 2019

National kayaking championship - Kayakers from all over the country come to town to compete in several disciplines like rolling, speed contests, long-distance courses and more - in traditional Greenlandic kayaks they have made themselves.

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Aasiaat Aasiaat, Greenland + Google Map

Aasiaat Kulturfestival

July 8, 2019 - July 10, 2019

Aasiaat kultur festival is a new concept, arranged by the municipality of Qeqertalik.

The outdoor festival is a mix of music, art and greenlandic food

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Free
UNESCO Kujataa Kujalleq Kommune, Greenland + Google Map

Tasikuluulik Adventure Race

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Tasikuluulik Adventure Race is a multi-discipline race spanning two days consisting of trail running, kayaking, biking and rappelling.
All within a UNESCO world heritage area spotted by beautiful lakes and sheep farms.

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DKK2.000
Igaliku Igaliku, Greenland + Google Map

Igaliku Fest

July 27, 2019

Descendants from founders of the settlement, Igaliku, Anders & Tuperna Olsen, honor their forefathers with an annual party.

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Kulunnguaq Run

July 27, 2019

Marathon accompanied by live music in Qasigiannguit.

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Free – DKK250

August 2019

Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Ultra Trail Nuuk

August 3, 2019

The Ultra Trail Nuuk is a 72 km and more than 2000 altitude meters mountain race that will take place for the first time on Saturday, August 3rd 2019. The race is open to both men and women of 18 years old and up.

It is very important that participants are well trained and prepared for mountain running.

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EUR200
Kangerlussuaq 3910 Greenland + Google Map

Running of the Moskus

August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Half marathon fundraiser for the school in Kangerlussuaq.

The race is truly a Kangerlussuaq community effort. Many local businesses and groups, from tour companies to local artists and craftsmen, to the Kangerlussuaq school’s young student body, helps organize and host the event.

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DKK200 – DKK270
South Greenland Kujalleq Kommune, Greenland

Igasa Food Festival

August 17, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Greenlanders love to celebrate their culinary culture, and Igasa (meaning “Let’s cook” in Greenlandic) Food Festival is one of the best ways to experience it for yourself.

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Qassiarsuk Qassiarsuk, 3921 Greenland

The Leif Eriksson Marathon

August 17, 2019

The Leif Eriksson Marathon is named after the son of the fabled Viking, Erik the Red.
The race's start and finish is in the settlement Qassiarsuk which rests on the site of Erik the Red's and Leif Eriksson's 10th century farm, Brattahlid.
Now the entire area is deemed UNESCO world heritage.

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Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

KangNu Running Race

August 24, 2019

KangNu is a terrain running race that takes place in the fiord of Nuuk.

The participants are sailed to the start point in Kangerluaarsunnguaq which is a 10 min. sail trip. The finish line is in Nuuk, where spectators and the prize ceremony will be.

The run has three distances: Ultra run of 56 km (ITRA international approved), 35 km and 20 km (you can also choose to wander the 20 km).

Everyone is welcome.

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Aasiaat Aasiaat, Greenland + Google Map

Nipiaa Rock Festival

August 30, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Nipiaa Rock Festival is the biggest music festival in Diskobay in Greenland.The 2019 edition will be the festival's 20th anniversary.

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DKK400

September 2019

Nalunnguarfik Lake Sisimiut, 3911 Greenland + Google Map

Water Cross

September 1, 2019

Water Cross - locals driving their snowmobiles on Nalunnguarfik Lake, right next to Taseralik.

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Free
Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Sarfaq City Run Nuuk

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Run with the locals in different locations along the west coast. The price includes accommodation at the Couchette onboard the ship. There will will be timers, a photographer, speak and entertainment and there will be fruit and water for everyone. Information / Welcome on board the ship in the TV lounge at 8.45 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.

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DKK1.800

Sarfaq City Run Sisimiut

September 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Run with the locals in different locations along the west coast. The price includes accommodation at the Couchette onboard the ship. There will will be timers, a photographer, speak and entertainment and there will be fruit and water for everyone.

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DKK1.800
Qeqertarsuaq 3953 Greenland + Google Map

Sarfaq City Run Qeqertarsuaq

September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Run with the locals in different locations along the west coast. The price includes accommodation at the Couchette onboard the ship. There will will be timers, a photographer, speak and entertainment and there will be fruit and water for everyone.

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DKK1.800

Sarfaq City Run Ilulissat

September 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Run with the locals in different locations along the west coast. The price includes accommodation at the Couchette onboard the ship. There will will be timers, a photographer, speak and entertainment and there will be fruit and water for everyone.

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DKK1.800

October 2019

Disko Arts Festival Ilulissat

October 4, 2019

Disko Arts Festival is a relatively new celebration of contemporary music, theatre and performance.

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Free
Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival

October 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival - A celebration of collaborative culture. Contemporary art and culture; theatre, dance and visual arts, music and literature.

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DKK800
Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Colourful Food Festival

October 7, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Colourful Food Festival - Once a year Sermersooq Business Council arrange the annual Food Festival in Colourful Nuuk.
Here you can taste local food, talk to foodbusinesses, enjoy learning about Greenlandic gourmet and of course meet and mingle with locals.
Watch a snippet down below from a previous Food Festival.

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Free
Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Disko Arts Festival Nuuk

October 10, 2019

Disko Arts Festival is a relatively new celebration of contemporary music, theatre and performance.

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Free

February 2020

Sisimiut 3911 Greenland

Dogsled Race

February 1 - March 31

The local dogsled race, which is a qualification run for The National Dogsled Race.

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Free

March 2020

Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Nuuk Snow Festival

March 5 - March 8

Nuuk Snow Festival was held for the first time in 1994.
At that time it was not only the first in Nuuk, but the first in all of Greenland!

Nuuk Snow Festival brings people together in teams, but also as visitors.

The festival site was the ideal place to go, both for family trips and for the romantic first date.

Take a look at Nuuk Snow Festival 2019 down below. The next festival will be in March 2020.

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Free

April 2020

Sisimiut 3911 Greenland

Arctic Circle Race

April 3 - April 5

Arctic Circle Race is considered by many to be the toughest and most beautiful cross-country skiing race in the world.

Skiers from all over the world race 160 km across 3 days, spending nights camping in tents in the wilderness.

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DKK4232
Sisimiut 3911 Greenland + Google Map

Arctic Sounds

April 9 - April 13

Arctic Sounds is an annual music festival celebrating talent from Greenland as well as from other Nordic countries and Arctic regions.

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DKK450

May 2020

Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland

Maaji Nuan!

May 1 - May 31

Each year an entire month is dedicated to sport events in Greenland, which are free of charge.

Better known as ‘Maaji Nuan’ in Nuuk - the sport event takes place in several other towns in Greenland under different names, where they, just as in Nuuk, offer free sport activities to everyone.

‘Maaji Nuan!’ means ‘lovely May’ in Greenlandic and indeed it is a lovely month. Maaji Nuan!’s main focus is to strengthen the unity of the local community.

There are plenty of activities throughout the month. The activities spands from running on the landing strip in the airport, free fitness training, triathlon to soccer tournaments for the homeless and training in traditional Greenlandic polka dancing.

Watch a snippet from a previous Maaji Nuan! down below.

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Free

July 2020

Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

NuukKap Extreme Running Race

July 1 - July 3

NuukKap is an extreme ultra running race held in the wild arctic nature.

The route is 110 km of wild untouched nature. 

You can also run or wander 70 km from Nuuk to Qooqqut which is where the 110 km wanders will stay over night.

The midnight sun makes sure that the runners have visibility even in the night. 

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DKK2.000 – DKK2.800
sisimiut Greenland

Arctic Hiking Festival 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - July 26 @ 11:00 am

Arctic Hiking Festival is all about creating activities that unites great experiences, with new friendships while we enjoy and protect the beautiful arctic nature.

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From €85

August 2020

Nuuk Nuuk, 3900 Greenland + Google Map

Nuuk Marathon 2020 (cancelled)

August 8

For those who prefer a city marathon, the Colourful Nuuk Marathon takes place towards the end of summer.

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DKK200 – DKK300
Qooqqut Qooqqut, Greenland

Qooqqut Festival

August 14 - August 15

Qooqqut Festival in Greenland is a weekend-long music festival that is a real getaway. The festival is focused on family entertainment and is alcohol-free.

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Free
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