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Greenland Travel: the golden triangle

Greenland Travel: The classic Greenland trip. The Golden Triangle

Experience the Ice Sheet, whalesafari, greenlandic culture, the majestic icebergs and sailing with the coastal ship. This trip has it all!

Greenland Travel: QUICK GETAWAY! 4 days in arctic paradise

Experience the Eqi Glacier in all its glory, hiking, sailing on the magical Icefjord and try whalesafari. Come take a break from the noise.

Greenland Tours: Frozen West

5 days exploring Disko Bay in winter incl. visit to the Greenland Ice Cap

Providers

A skier climbing one of the many hills of the Arctic Circle Race

Arctic Circle Race - ACR

Arctic Circle Race is a 160 km cross country ski race that has been called the world’s toughest cross-country skiing race, and for good reason.
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Greenland Travel

Greenland Travel is the largest travel agency specialised in Greenland. Our customers come from all over the world, and our main office is in Denmark.
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Aasiaat Gæstehjem

Accommodation in Aasiaat. Centrally located guest house with single rooms, double rooms and family apartments.
An Air Greenland Dash-8 taking off from Kulusuk in East Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl

Air Greenland

Air Greenland is the national airline, offering flights to, from and within Greenland.
Two men enjoying the sunrise in the Icefjord in Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson, Visit Greenland.

Greenland Escape

Greenland Escape offer high level service to the demanding traveler in Greenland. The perfect partner for travel agents, organizations, VIPs, yachts, cruise ships and executives coming to Greenland.

Ilulissat Water Safari

Local owned company, where you can feel the local spirit Ilulissat Water Safari provides summer and winter tours. Find out how is the local life by the local guides.

North Safari Travel

North Safari Travel is a Greenlandic APS company. Established in 2009 and resident in Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland.
Boat sailing among icebergs in Nuup Kangerlua in summer. Photo by Nuuk Bay Adventues, Visit Greenland

Nuuk Bay Adventures

Nuuk Bay Adventures. Boat charter - Fjord sailing - Fishing trip - Hiking - Cabin accommodation - Photo/Film crew – Settlement tours and much more.

Ilulissattours.com

Ilulissat Tours offers boat tours to the icefiord, the Settlements close to Ilulissat, the Eqi Glacier and the town Qeqertarsuaq on Disko Island.
Architecture - Interior of the indoor swimmingpool Malik in Nuuk in Greenland, by Rebecca Gustafsson

Malik Swimming Pool

Since 2003, when the pool was built, we have had many visitors enjoy our indoor multi pool, warm water pool and hot tub.

Hunter's Eye South Greenland

Our mission is to offer foreign trophy hunters an opportunity to go hunting with local hunters and experience the majestic Greenlandic nature at the same time.

Guide To Greenland

Guide to Greenland is the largest market place in the Greenlandic travel industry. Gathering small and big local operators all in one place. Guide to Greenland team helps travellers to easily find and book their adventures in all of Greenland. Select your favourite activity and destination and let Guide to Greenland inspire you!

Shop Nuunu

Shop Nuunu is a café and gift shop that sells Greenlandic crafts, art and souvenirs. All crafts and art are made locally by men and women, young and old.

Nuuk Explorer

We are a small local operation based in Nuuk, Greenland who offer kayak adventures, hiking tours, and northern light experiences.

Café Thorhildur

Come by Café Thorhildur in Narsaq and buy some coffee, Greenlandic tea, hot chocolate, and enjoy it with a piece of homemade cake.
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Nuutoqaq - Nuuk Local Museum

Do not miss your chance to visit Nuutoqaq – Nuuk local museum, located in the beautiful old harbor, also known as the colonial harbor and is housed in the old boat yard.

About Greenland

Modern Art - A boy from Nuuk looking at Guido Van Helten's wall art in Greenland

Greenlandic Art Through Time

Modern art in Greenland can be described as a peculiar mix of traditional Inuit handicraft with its spirit world inspiration, and modern western influence
Crafts - A boy, a polar bear, and a raven meet up in the artwork by Kim Eriksen from Nuuk in Greenland

Crafts

Crafts are an essential part of the Greenlandic-Inuit culture, and today you can find local handicraft in art shops and museums in many of Grenland's towns
Architechture - Pastel coloured houses in Nuuk hugging the hillsides in Greenland

Architecture

Architecture in Greenland is a mix of the famous multi-colored wooden houses, and modern Scandinavian architecture style public facility buildings
Festivals - The marching band of Nuuk in Greenland at the National Day parade on June 21

Greenland Festival and Events Calendar

Festivals in Greenland is a big deal for greenlanders. Especially Christmas, New Years Eve and the National Day of Greenland.
Cooking greenlandic food on open fire in Narsaq in South Greenland

A Taste of Greenland

Greenlandic food and gastronomy is all about fresh, natural organic meat from the sea, land and air - see the tv series A Taste Of Greenland
Hunting Culture - Two hunters in the sea ice near Tasiilaq in East Greenland

Hunting Culture

Inuit hunting culture. Hunting and fishing are essential in a country like Greenland that has no agriculture in most parts of the country
Traditional Dress - A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on National Day in Greenland

Traditional Dress

The traditional dress of Greenland, is a mix of ancient skin garment, european glass beads and silky needlework. An amazing example of inuit handicraft.
Language - A Greenland Travel hiking guide and a local camp manager from East Greenland discussing the pronounciation of East Greenlandic words

Language

The greenlandic language is an Inuit-Aleut language, which is polysynthetic type, where one word can contain the meaning of a whole sentence
History - A kayaker from Sisimiut in Greenland in a traditional skin kayak

History

The history of Greenland goes back to ca. 2500 BC, when the first Paleo-Eskimos migrated to Greenland through North America.
A pair of musk oxen in summer. Photo by Magnus Elander.

Animals of Greenland

Sea eagles, seals, whales, musk oxen and polar bears. Greenland's wildlife is rich and extremely diverse.

Climate Changes

Global warming and the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet have a long line of consequences for people, nature and wildlife in the Arctic and the rest of the world.
Fashion - Woman in seal skin vest, by Mads Pihl

Fashion

Fashion in a Greenlandic context is both use of traditional natural materials like skins and furs, new urban style design, and even handcrafted couture
Kayaker near mountainside. By Mads Pihl

The Greenlandic kayak

The kayak was a necessity of the Inuits who from an early age trained this craft. It is still used for fishing but also used for recreation and for races.
Mother of the SeaMother of the Sea. By Mads Pihl

The Legend of the Mother of the Sea

The legend of Greenland's Mother of the Sea is a fantastic origin tale of Greenland's wildlife with a morale of altruism and responsibility.
Spectators watch the post match celebrations of a soccer game at the 2013 East Greenland championships in Tasiilaq. By Mads Pihl

Greenland Climate and Weather

Learn more about Greenland's weather conditions and climate so you are prepared for a great range of weather conditions no matter where you go in Greenland.
Painter Kristian Lennert from Sismiut at work in his home in Greenland - by Mads Pihl

Visual Art

Before europeans came to Greenland, visual art was made by means of natural materials like bone, tooth, antlers, skin, soapstone etc.
Two tiny ear rings made in Tasiilaq in East Greenland - by Mads Pihl

Greenlandic jewellery

Greenlandic jewelry are popular souvenir items. Traditionally they are made out of natural materials like bone and unique precious stones like Tugtupit
I photographed this group of photographers in the Disko Bay one early morning. I still think they were pushing the limits a little bit with regards to how close to the edge of ice they seem to be, but I'm guessing the captain was in 100% control. By Stian Klo

Icebergs

Learn more about Icebergs, majestic natural works of art heading out to sea which are up to 100 metres high. These sculptures are a formidable sight especially in the summer!
Northern lights over mountains. By Mads Pihl

The northern lights

Let the Northern Lights remind you of the seemingly infinite beauty in Greenland. The best time to see these is on a dark, clear autumn or winter night.
Dogsledding in North-East Greenland, by Magnus Elander

The Inuit’s view of life

Belief in spirits and myths has permeated the Inuit mindset and has helped sustain life and social order.
Three polar bears looking at something. By Martin Munck

Kaassassuk - the orphan

Among many legends, all the children in Greenland know the myth about the orphan Kaassassuk, who has to endure great suffering.
Mother of the Sea frozen. By David Trood

Myths and Legends

Learn how Greenland’s myths and legends are imbued with the country’s natural landscape, darkness and the harshness of the hunter’s life.

Modern Greenland

See how Greenland still appears to have preserved its sense of identity as an indigenous nation with an indigenous people in a modern age.
A bone carving figurine from Tasillaq in East Greenland looking right. By Mads Pihl

The Greenlandic Tupilak

Tupilak means 'soul of the ancestor’ and is a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack, but is now a popular souvenir.

The Flora of Greenland

The arctic plantlife in Greenland consists of beautiful lush meadows, hardy and colorful flowers that can withstand the country's unique environment.
Shelf with Soapstone Art. By Mads Pihl

Soapstone art in Greenland

Soapstone is a beautiful and malleable material which can be formed into unique pieces of art and it has been used for centuries for utilities such as tools
An aerial view of iceberg clusters in the Ilulissat ice fjord in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

The Guide to Climate Change in Greenland

This guide to climate change in Greenland offers everything you need to know about how Greenland is living with climate change today, and where it might lead the country in the future.

Things To Do

A couple overlooking Tasiusaq sheep farm near Qassiarsuk in South Greenland

Hiking

Follow hiking trails in Greenland to reach mountaintops or traverse long distances. Or forge your own route and stand in no one’s footsteps but your own.
Kayakers mong icebergs near Ilulissat and Oqaatsut in North Greenland

Kayaking

The kayak is a cultural link between the earliest immigrants in Greenland, the common everyday experience by local kayakers and the modern rugged adventure expeditions.
Bruno Compagnet snowmobiling in Greenland near Oqaatsut and Ilulissat

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiles are an integrated part of everyday life in Greenland, they give us freedom and mobility during the winter, and we use snowmobiles for transportation, work and sports.
Cross country skiers in the backcountry around Tasiilaq in East Greenland

Cross Country Skiing

Explore Greenland on skis and get access to the snowy backcountry on both short, easy runs around many towns, and on longer trips with guides.
A photographer shooting flowers and plants by the Knud Rasmussen Glacier in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Photo tours in Greenland

Photo tours in Greenland add new dimensions to landscapes and culture, wildlife and natural phenomena when the destination is explored through a lens.
Snowshoeing in the Sermermiut valley near the Ilulissat Icefjord in North Greenland's UNESCO World Heritage area

Snowshoeing in Greenland

Explore winter in Greenland the slow way, hiking through the landscape on snowshoes with a seasoned guide and a group of friends.
Cooking outdoors on the rocks in Nuuk in Greenland

Greenlandic Gastronomy

In a country with extensive permafrost and just a tiny bit of arable land, Greenlanders get creative with flavors from both land and sea.
A guided walk in Ilulissat in North Greenland

Guided Sightseeing in Greenland

The best way to experience the towns and natural wonders of Greenland is through the eyes of a local guide who lives there.
A drum dancer performing in Nuuk on the National Day, June 21 in Greenland

Inuit culture in Greenland

The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island.
Four women sharing a meal on the rocks near Narsaq in South Greenland

Meeting Greenlanders

Modern Greenland is a diverse, geographically extensive society with an adventurous population.
A museum guest at Tasiilaq Museum in East Greenland testing her kayaking skills on a practice log

Museums

The museums of Greenland are like a modern voyage of discovery through the history of culture and artistic expression.
Kamiks, an Ulo and other souvenirs in Narsaq in South Greenland

Souvenir Shopping

Keep your memories close to your heart as reindeer horn, soapstone and muskox wool turn into souvenirs like symbolic statues, beautiful jewelry and clothing for you to carry home.
The tour boat Puttut among icebergs near Narsarsuaq in South Greenland

Boat Tours

Sailing is a way of life for Greenlanders so if you set out on a boat trip in Greenland you'll open up a world of fjords, whales, and nearby villages.
The reflection of an iceberg in the Disko Bay

Icebergs

Experience colossal icebergs grounded in the Ilulissat Icefjord or find them along Greenland’s coastline like floating sculptures.
Northern Lights over the backcountry near Sisimiut in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland

Northern Lights

Northern lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the great surprises of the Arctic night, and you can experience this multicoloured light show from September to April.
A photo tour on the Greenland Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq

The Ice Sheet

Tourist flights, boat trips, and the only road to the Greenland Ice Sheet bring one of only two polar ice caps in the world directly to your doorstep.
A whale safari near Qeqertarsuaq in Greenland

Whale Watching

Set sail on a whale watching tour to spot humpback whales, fin whales, and minke whales frolic and feast in Greenland’s waters during their own summer holidays.
Fly fishing on Erfalik river in Destination Arctic Circle in West Greenland. By Mads Pihl

River fishing in Greenland

Greenland Arctic char fishing is for the discerning connoisseurs who want a wilderness experience in remote mountain valleys with pristine fast-flowing rivers and clear water fishing.
Ponant Cruises L'Austral in early morning light near Ilulissat in Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruises in Greenland

The sea and seafaring has always been vital to us, and for you as a guest it makes for an optimal way to tour large parts of the country.
Two hikers in evening light walking past Tasiusaq sheep farm in South Greenland. By Mads Pihl

The Ultimate Greenland Hiking Guide

This ultimate guide to the universe of hiking in Greenland will give you all the tools and information you need to prepare you from head to toe.
Mountain biking in the Narsarsuaq backcountry. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Biking

Experience Greenland on two wheels!

Articles

Photo by By Vagn Hansen, Visit Greenland

5 Top Tips for Photographing the Midnight Sun

Don’t miss out on this expert advice from local photographer Vagn Hansen. Here he shares his top tips for getting the best shot of the midnight sun.
Empty kayak waiting by the pack ice. Photo by Kim Insuk - Visit Greenland

Qaanaaq: Winter vs. Summer

The northernmost town in Greenland is surreal but full of life, all year round.
Female tourist looking at phone in Inneruulalik South Greenland by Photo by Peter Lindstrøm, Visit GreenlandPeter Lindstrøm, Visit Greenland

5 places in Greenland you won’t want to share

These five locations will make an offline traveller out of you, as they are simply too good to share.
Photo by Elia Locardi - Visit Greenland

Colourful Nuuk: The city break with a difference

Here are our 7 reasons that Nuuk is a city break with a difference
Our guide leads the way through the heather in Tasermiut Fjord, South Greenland. Photo by Aningaaq R Carlsen - Visit Greenland.

Experiencing South Greenland: hot springs, fjords and mountains. Lots of mountains.

As one of the largest masses of ice on earth is located at the heart of the country, I’ve always wondered why Greenland is called Greenland. Especially when flying over its enormous ice plain, I can’t help but wonder.
Nuuk Nordic Festival. Photo by Aningaaq Rosing Carlsen, Visit Greenland.

Nuuk Nordic Festival: Nordic Ambitions and Arctic Atmosphere

You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to enjoy the biggest culture festival in Greenland that takes place every two years in the capital. Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival always offers heart warm hospitality and an extravaganza of experiences for all visitors.

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Hiker looking at the mountains during sunset near river, Near Camp In Tasiilaq Fjord. By Chris Brinlee Jr
Northern lights and stars. By Mads Pihl

Winter

Greenland’s winter may seem a little daunting according to our 8-month timespan of October to May. But do not fear - this doesn’t mean that we are freezing cold and off-limits for most of the year. On the contrary, every region of Greenland is easily accessible all year round.

What’s the deal with this viral picture?

This picture has been shared all over the place during the last few days, since it was posted on Twitter on 13th June by Steffen Olsen from the Danish Meteorological Institute.
Kayakers in front of MS Fram in North Greenland near Illorsuit. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Destinations: North Greenland

A thousand mile coastline and communities where kayaks and subsistence hunting mix with modern fishing shape the far northwest as you move closer to Qaanaaq and the northernmost settlements in the world.
The abandoned settlement of Qoornoq on a late autumn day near Nuuk in Greenland. Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson

Cruise Destinations: West Greenland

Peppered with vibrant communities and the country’s capital, Western Greenland is a journey through landscapes rich in cultural history and natural beauty, and it is the region visited by most cruise travelers in Greenland.
The church on a grey summer day in Igaliku in South Greenland. Photo by Mads Pihl.

Cruise Destinations: South Greenland

South Greenland is a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms directly border ice fjords, and Norse settlement history intersects with modern Greenlandic fishing and hunting communities.
Giant iceberg close to the village Tiniteqilaaq in East Greenland. By Mads Pihl

Cruise Destinations: East Greenland

Few places inspire the imagination to wander as far and wide as the great expanses of North East Greenland where the tiny community of Ittoqqortoormiit serves as a gateway to the world’s largest national park.
The cruise ship Sevens Seas Voyager passes underneath the mountain Qilertiki in South Greenland near Aappilattoq and Prince Christian Sound. Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

Cruise Destinations

Cruise Destinations in Greenland - Find your destination's region and read more about the different regions, towns and settlements here.

Events

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Arctic Circle Race

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.

Maaji Nuan!

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.